Whether you just started as a Freelancer or have been there for a while, you know you can't run a successful biz without the use of digital tools.
Now I get it, it can be super overwhelming figuring out what platform does what and which one is the best for you. Because we are all unique and all work differently, some tools might appeal more to you than others. For this reason, I invite you to use free trials and do not hesitate to ask for help sourcing THE perfect platform for you AND your business.
I gathered for you a list of digital tools that I believe are a must-have to start/run your business efficiently.
For Project Management, I recommend using one of these useful tools:
Trello for the straightforwards!
Simple and efficient - Board view - User friendly - Free plan available
Asana for the fancy ones!
Pretty and robust - Multiple views - Learning curve - Free plan available
ClickUp for the do-it-all adepts! (Dat me 🙋🏻♀️).
Versatile All-in-one - Multiple views -Learning curve - Free plan available
Regarding Invoicing, I suggest one of the following:
Quickbooks for Accounting lovers!
Well known and robust - learning curve - Freelancer plan available
Wave Invoicing for the easy-going folks!
Simple and strong - User-friendly - Free plan available
Invoice Ninja for the hardcore Freelancers! (Dat me 😅)
Fully customizable and powerful - learning curve - Free plan available
CRM - Do you use a Client Relationship Management system?
I found out that very few of us do.
Guys, it's useful, trust me.
The tools I'm advising here do CRM and SO MUCH MORE! ... I wish they would make coffee too...
Honeybook for the Minimalists!
Beautiful and comprehensive - Learning curve - Free trial available
Dubsado for the control freaks!
Highly customizable and popular - Learning curve - Free plan available up to 3 clients
ClickUp for the Swiss Army Knife wielders! (Dat me 🤺)
Powerful and innovative - learning curve - Free plan available
For Graphic Design, it really is a matter of how comfortable you are with the platform you use.
Here are my recommendations:
Canva for the Social butterflies!
Simple and straightforward - user-friendly - Good for beginners, intermediate, and advanced creators - Free plan available
Procreate for the Hipsters and the curious! (Dat me 🧘🏻♀️)
Intuitive and Fun - learning curve - Good for beginners, intermediate, and advanced creators - IOS app only with a one-time fee
Adobe Creative Suite for the Jedi Masters!
Complete and Powerful - learning curve - Good for intermediate and advanced creators - Free trial available
Obviously, that's not all! There are plenty of digital tools out there.
A well-chosen digital platform can be an asset to grow your business.
The thing is to find the right one for you and stick to it.
No matter which tools you use to manage your business consistency is the key.
Contact me if you need a hand figuring out what tool is the best for you, or if you're looking for alternatives to what you have.