The Best Free Tools To Organize Your Online Business
I’ve always been a pen and paper kinda girl. So, I get the squeamish feeling that might come up when learning about online organizational systems. But, when you’re running an online business it’s pretty handy to have a toolkit to go with it. And, trust me, when you find how seamlessly some of this stuff integrates and how easily it keeps your project running smoothly, you’ll definitely be on board.
5 Free Tools to Organize Your Online Business
I’m not kidding when I say I tell all my friends about how handy Trello is. Columns, cards, checklists, images. It beautifully gives your thoughts visual organization. It integrates with google docs and calendars so you can easily keep track of files and client appointments.
I haven’t used Asana as much as Trello. But it’s very similar. It has a beautiful user interface and can be easily used to create project checklists or organize an editorial calendar.
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I owe all my bookkeeping organization to AndCo. It allows you to create proposals, contracts, and invoices to send to clients. It includes a time tracker too so it’s super simple to bill the hours you spend on a project. You can even link it to your bank account to track your income and expenses without hassle. Seriously, it’s a lifesaver!
This one probably goes without saying but I needed to include it. The ability to share google docs and save files in the cloud just makes everything so much easier. I love that they integrate with my Trello boards so I can easily find everything I need.
If you’re setting up appointments with clients it needs to be easy-peasy for everyone. Acuity allows you to create different appointment types and send the scheduling link to your client. It also syncs with your google calendar so you can access your appointments from anywhere and block off times you aren’t available.
Running an online business requires some trial and error. Believe me, I’ve tried a thing or two (or five) before getting a good system together. You have to find what works for you. I think these suggestions will really save you time and effort to focus on your clients and content.
Let me know what you’ve tried and what works for you!