Posts Tagged ‘productivity’

5 Keys For Working Remotely

One of the benefits of being a copywriter, is that most of us can work from wherever we want. But it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. How do you deal with the challenges of remote work. After nearly 7 years working from home, here’s the 5 keys I’ve found to being productive and working from…

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Health strategies for copywriters (feat. Dr. Isaac Jones)

The best productivity hack is a healthy brain and body. But, as copywriters, it’s difficult for us to create routine and systems to keep ourselves healthy. Dr. Isaac Jones sat down (rather, stood up) with us to talk about why our career makes change difficult, and how to set small things in motion for big…

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How to make your first hire

A question I get every time I present systems, is “Where do I find a project manager or assistant to do this for me?” My project manager happens to also be my husband. Unfortunately for you, to my knowledge there aren’t any other project managers hiding under the covers of my bed. So, since I’m…

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Personal Finance Made Simple

It’s no secret that my first big client was New York Times’ Best-Selling author Ramit Sethi. One of the most powerful lessons I learned from Ramit (and there were many) is the power of automation when it comes to finances. Here’s how it works:  

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Get Important Shit Done (feat. Dave Ruel)

We all know we need to plan. Some of us even do it. But, most of us have trouble executing our plan — despite our best intentions. When I discovered Dave Ruel’s ProductivAction method, I knew I had to get him inside the Business of Copy. This has truly been a game changer for how…

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[TOOL TOUR] Follow-up Then

Clients are funny people. After days or weeks of unanswered emails, they pick the one day you’ve decided to unplug. Or they respond at 6p.m. on a Friday about something you don’t want to answer until Monday. And then, their email gets buried. And by Tuesday they are irritated that you’re not responsive. Or… you…

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[TOOL TOUR] Acuity Scheduling

Have you ever found yourself caught in a seemingly endless email chain trying to simply schedule a meeting with a client or colleague — particularly if they’re in a different time zone (or continent)? End the back and forth with this awesome tool. Here’s how we use it.  

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[TOOL TOUR] Harvest App

Before I grew enough to use the capabilities of a project management tool like 17Hats, the Harvest App was the software I used daily. It’s a great “starter program” for invoicing, time tracking, and planning. Benefits: You can time track, even toggling between projects (or phases of projects) really easily It’s intuitive to use Sending…

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[TOOL TOUR] Rev.com

Often a client will write copy for you on a call. But getting every call transcribed was prohibitively expensive for me. That is until I found Rev.com. Check it out:

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[TOOL TOUR] 17hats

17hats is the “Command Center” of my freelance business. We can create custom, automatic workflows for each client. Load up our templates and send them automatically. For example, once our contract is signed, the invoice goes out instantly (without having to touch anything). It also emails reminders when things are past due or when I…

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Scheduling your week

I couldn’t figure out why I had so much trouble getting my shit together. I tried every calendar app, setting reminders, and even hired a project manager. What the fuck is wrong with me that I can’t stick to a simple schedule? And then I saw this article: Maker’s Schedule, Manager’s Schedule And it made…

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All the software that runs my business

Software Programs We Use Easy landing pages Leadpages Graphic Design Canva  Automatic Password Management Lastpass Time tracking, invoicing Harvest Project management/workflow/bookkeeping 17hats  Autoscheduling Acuity Scheduling Planning Effic ProductivAction Planner Electronic Signatures Hellosign Auto-followup Followup Then Payment Processor Stripe Transcription Rev.com Meetings Zoom Voice Tools Tone Analyzer Cadence Tool Voice Book  

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