7 Freelance Job Tools
If you have a freelance job, then you probably know that it's hard to keep track of your clients, your tasks, your meetings, deadlines, and so on. The old school method of writing everything down on a notebook does not work anymore. It's too cluttered.
This calls for some organizing in your professional life. There's nothing worse than not meeting a deadline simply because you didn't notice it written down on your full of notes agenda.
I made this list with some tools that will help you keep track of everything that has to do with your freelance job.
I love Trello! In fact, I love all the tools I'll list below. Trello is a great tool to organize your work. You can create a board for each client, set deadlines, write what tasks you have to do, and so on. You can add also members to your board.
Trello is also great because it helps you keep track of your progress, especially when you're working on a project. By setting deadlines, you will be more likely to respect them.
Slack is great for conversations. You can create groups, and configure the bot to send a message to the group to tell you, for example, when a new task was created on Trello. Slack has a lot of great features, and you can customize it in many different ways. It's very useful to have conversations with your clients.
I'm sure you already use Dropbox, but if you don't, then what are you waiting for? Dropbox lets you sync files from all your devices. That way, on your next meeting with the client, you won't need to feel embarrassed because you forgot your materials because you'll always have them with you.
I bet that your freelance business is all about being creative, open to new ideas, and looking for inspiration everywhere. You know those moments when you're just walking down the street, or riding the subway, and an amazing idea just pops into your head? That is when Evernote comes in handy.
You can write your idea down, take a photo of something that inspired you, or record your voice. You can then sync the information with your PC and smartphone.
Zapier is great, especially if you use many different apps that you have forgotten about their existence. With Zapier, you can connect apps like Dropbox, Evernote, Trello, Twitter, Gmail, and other 300, so that you move data between them with just a few clicks.
Using social media is a must when you have a self-employed job. With BufferApp you can schedule your Twitter posts, and more recently, it was implemented for Facebook. I like this app because I don't have to spend so much time actually being active on Twitter and just let Buffer do the work for me.
If you use email marketing, then you will love MailChimp. It's simply the best tool to use if you want to send newsletters, email campaigns, or offers. What's even more awesome about it is that MailChimp can show different statistics, such as when is the best time to send an email, how to do a better targeting, it shows you analytics based on the emails you sent, and it's also available on a mobile version.
Online tools make any freelance job much easier
These are my top seven tools I recommend for any freelance job and will definitely help you be more productive. Which one do you use? What's your favorite one? It doesn't have to be necessarily on this list.