Tools of the Trade
Let’s think of your business as the “vehicle to success”, then productivity tools are like high octane fuel that can transform a family SUV into a Ferrari.
Time is money, and you critically need both in order to take your business to the next level.
The best productivity tools will help you automate, organise, track and connect with millions more effectively. You’ll focus on the right things, avoid procrastination, and get more done with less.
Read on and find out what tools I use and recommend to my clients so that they can be more productive.
Connecting with Your Audience
If you are an online business owner with a growing subscriber list, you know that you need some kind of software to manage the email addresses.
It takes more than just an ordinary email automation tool to authentically connect with your clients and free up some of your time.
You need a platform that is super easy to use, gives you the option to auto-insert the first name, allows you to create fancy messages and send emails in the right order.
Convert Kit is a highly rated productivity tool that will make worrying about your email responses a thing of the past and you don’t have to spend too much time learning how to use it.
Simply pick from the available simple options and start creating juicy emails for your subscribers.
In no time you’ll be making follow-ups on sales or sending tailor-made marketing campaigns.
Managing Projects like a Ninja
Keeping up with multiple projects without some kind of software to help you view everything and update progress in a simple way is really difficult. I have tried a few different programs over the years.
Trello is an amazing task management platform where you can set-up boards and assign different tasks. You can easily share files, track the tasks, move them around or tag other team members for collaboration purposes. Plus, it’s pretty to look at!
Trello will help you move between your projects like a ninja and ensure that you’re getting the right things done.
Scheduling Meetings More Effectively
As your client base grows and projects increase, you’ll need to schedule more meetings with clients, contractors and team members. You don’t have to engage in a back-and-forth of emails and calls to arrange for the meetings or set appointments. That’s mega frustrating!
Simply, make Acuity Scheduling your partner and you’ll have a full-time digital secretary on hand.
With Acuity Scheduling, you can plan a meeting and insert a link in the invitation email. The recipient will simply choose a suitable time and it automatically creates the event in both your calendars. There are also options to fully brand the platform, set up automatic reminders, connect to your Zoom account, set up payment subscriptions and be paid at the time of booking! Magic!
Reliable Website Hosting
Lastly, if you are looking to set up a website, you’ll need a reliable web-hosting tool that doesn’t drain your pockets, has incredible uptime and amazing speeds.
Siteground will give you this and much more.
Landing Pages that Convert
Don’t let the idea of creating a beautiful landing page boggle your mind. There are several programs that will help you easily create attractive landing pages.
You can save yourself hours of design work by using Lead Pages to create excellent landing pages. It connects with a number of email providers including ActiveCampaign and Convertkit.
You don’t need to be a Graphic Designer to create your own beautiful graphics.
You can use Canva to design just about anything, zero design skills necessary.
That completes the roundup of tools that I use in my business and that I often recommend to clients depending on their needs. These productivity tools will help you organise, automate and get things done as you spend less time. Sounds good right?
And if setting all of this up is just not in your reality of being done by you, book a free and obligation free Systems Assessment here.