As an online business owner, I’ve come to rely on quite a few tools and softwares to help me do my job most efficiently. Some of these tools I’ve already written a post about, but I wanted to share some others that have become integral to my daily productivity.
Here is my list of essential tools for any online business owner :
Note: this is not an exhaustive list of all online tools you could use for your business. These are just the tools that I’ve found I use almost everyday working online.
It’s important for any business owner to be able to access important documents quickly but also have them stored in a safe place. Saving larger items in Google Drive like pictures, logos, videos, etc also helps keep your computer from running out of space.
Another Google product I use frequently are their Sheets & Docs. If you’re not familiar they are similar to Microsoft Word and Excel. I also have microsoft office installed on my laptop but I find that I frequently defer to use sheets & docs. They can be easily shared with others who can also update them in real time which saves the hassle of sending documents back and forth for editing.
Gmail, Google Calendar, Google search, you name it I probably use it. All of my email addresses are through google including my custom domain email address which uses G-Suite.
This is my online business organizer/brainstorm holder/life keeper. I absolutely love Trello for keeping track of my to-dos, wants, and needs for each week. Check out my previous post on Why I Love Trello for more details.
Very similar to Google Drive, but I find myself using Dropbox with most of my clients. It’s an easy way to share photos, branding information, marketing emails, etc. It’s free to use and they’ve added a new feature called “Paper” which works similarly to Google Docs.
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