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Having an online business is fun, creative and especially rewarding. But, this baby takes tools and systems to keep it running! That’s where all my various tools come into place.
Whether it’s for marketing, operations or transactions, these tools help me run my online business more efficiently. By efficient, I mean so I don’t have to do it.
As a content creator, my passion is writing. Not sending emails. So, me and Mailerlite became fast friends. Mailerlite is a marketing automation platform that assists with all things email.
I use Mailerlite to send out stunning emails, create converting landing pages and create wonderful funnels. Without it, my email marketing would be probably nonexistent.
Keeping up with clients, projects and invoices is not easy. In fact, it can be a pain. So, to make the workload a little easier, I got Dubsado, a CRM for creative entrepreneurs like myself.
With Dubsado, I handle all of my invoicing from creating to sending, keep track of all my client projects and create and send contracts for any work I do.
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This is not for taking pictures of yourself as it may sound like. It’s for selling your amazing digital products! Sellfy takes the hassle out of having to do the transactions and sending manually. Post your product there and Sellfy handles the rest.
I use Sellfy for selling ebooks, guides, toolkits, and it’s great because it’s also gives you a cute little storefront so people can shop or you can embed the links on your website.
Listen, there is literally no place I’d go if it wasn’t on my google calendar. This calendar keeps my life in check. The best part about Google Calendar is it syncs to EVERYTHING.
I use Calendly to schedule client calls which automatically sync to my calendar when it’s booked. My iPhone calendar is linked so if anything like holidays or even when I ask Siri to add something, it will also appear on google. Even Alexa can put stuff on your Google Calendar with just the sound of your voice (As you can see from the 31st, it’s not always 100% good at picking up what you’re saying lol!) This combination of tools keeps my life on track.
If you’re following me on Instagram (which you should be), you may notice I post quite a lot. Everyday to be exact. Well, trust me. I’m not sitting on my phone each day sharing pics with amazing captions. Instead, I use Later to do it for me.
With Later, I can batch all my content for 2 weeks including images, captions and hashtags. With an Instagram business account, Later posts to my Instagram automatically without me needing to do anything! If you don’t have a business account you still get access to powerful analytics that you don’t get on Instagram itself.
The right tools can truly make your business thrive. I use each and everyone to help with marketing, time management, clients and more! What are some of your favorite tools to use for business? Answer in the comments below.