Overwhelmed by technology? The most important thing to remember is that you don’t need to have all the tech immediately. We highly recommend that you start with the absolute basics and build from there; as your business grows, so can your technology.
If you are noticing that some tasks are beginning to take up a lot of your time, you should track how much time you spend on this task per month, so you can determine whether investing in some new tech is a good idea or not. If the answer is yes, I do need to invest in some technology, do a little research first to find the best app or technology that suits you, your budget, and your way of working.
5 Online Tools We Swear By…
1) Remembear Cost: FREE
Remembear is a browser extension/app that remembers all your passwords, so you don’t have to! The software autotypes all login details for you, saving you a lot of time and frustration. It also has a password generator with customisable lengths, characters, and number input, in case you need help generating a secure password. Just don’t forget the only password you will need – the one to log into Remembear!
2) Canva Cost: FREE or £99.99 per year / £10.99 per month for PRO version Canva is a fantastic graphic design tool that makes designing and customising easy! From social media posts and banners to posters and YouTube thumbnails, Canva has a huge range of templates to choose from. You can design and customise your creations in the free version – however, the paid version gives you access to over 75 million stock photos (free of charge), the background remover tool, team sharing, and scheduling to social media. The pro version is well worth the cost if you are likely to complete a lot of design work and don’t want to pay for stock photos each time.
3) Trello Cost: FREE or £7.06 per month for Business Class Trello is essentially an online to-do list. You can store project information, create notes, upload images, and set due dates for tasks. You can also share individual boards with others, enabling you to collaborate on projects. Whether you have a team behind you or are going it alone, Trello is a brilliant tool for storing information and keeping track of your tasks/projects, ensuring you stay on top of your workload.
4) Click Up Cost: FREE or paid PRO version Click Up is invaluable if you are managing a small team of people. You can view daily and monthly tasks, create recurring task cards, and order tasks according to their priority. Different team members can track and record the amount of time spent on tasks, leave comments on tasks, and control views and dashboards for others.
5) And.co Cost: FREE for 1 client or £12.71 per month for PRO version
If you are completing work for multiple clients and find yourself manually clocking time and sending out invoices, And.co could be well worth the investment. It’s a one-stop shop for time tracking, invoicing (which can also be automated), payments, proposals, contracts, and task management. The free plan allows you to track and bill one client – or you could track time for multiple clients if the billing is done elsewhere.
Top Tech Support from The Wise Owl
Here at The Wise Owl, our team are experts in behind-the-scenes tech. If you need help or support with setting up any of the above software, or you wish to improve how your online facilities operate, give us a firstname.lastname@example.org today. Or if you’d prefer, you can book in a FREE consultation with one of our team today, to discover how we can help you and your business.