As global marketplaces become more easily reachable, freelancing is becoming a more popular way of supporting oneself. Freelancers can work from anywhere, choose projects based on personal interests, and can use their talents and spare time to supplement their income. Whether you’re a freelancer in the field of writing, design, web development, translation, marketing, or something else, you’ll have to wear many different hats to maintain your business and grow it; you’ll even have to deal with the perhaps less interesting aspects of business administration.
With so much on your plate, knowing how to be organized and self-motivating are essential. All of these demands mean that online tools can be particularly helpful in lightening the load of many of the tasks that freelancers must accomplish
Here are 10 great online tools to help you be more productive and organized to help you better manage your day.
Google offers professional email, online storage, shared calendars, video meetings and more. The apps are specifically designed for business and teams to share and collaborate securely.
Because almost everyone uses Google and the interface is intuitive, these tools can also be used to effectively communicate with your clients.
Use Dropbox to safely, securely, and easily store all of your documents as well as share and access them on your desktop and mobile devices. You can also use Dropbox to collaborate with others on shared folders.
This must-have app makes it simple to schedule emails to be sent later, reminds you to follow-up on emails you sent but didn’t receive a reply from, and reminds you to act on actionable emails. The best part - it works within Gmail.
Here’s another timer app to maximize your productivity. But instead of tracking your time, this timer features a large countdown clock that psychologically motivates you to finish your task before your time is up.
This is a great app to use for your next conference call. You don’t need a pin number and the service is free and easy and practical. You’ll never have to figure out “who joined?” or ask “who said that?”
Here’s a marvellous marketing tool to monitor your presence on social media. As the importance of your presence on social media grows, so does your need to listen to what is important for your clients.
Here is a stupendously simple design tool to help you prepare images to use in social media, online presentations and printed materials. Canva makes professional graphics design easy. What great tools are you using to help you be more productive? Let us know in the comments below.
Written by Liat Behr
Liat is a content wordsmith at WiseStamp and copywriter at Ink of Imagination. She delights in creating and sharing valuable tips and helping businesses craft effective content.
When she’s not writing content, she can be found in the world of fiction, embarking on adventures with her characters.