Posts Tagged ‘software solutions’

How to Quote Projects

Do you ever feel like you’re just guessing when it comes to your project fees? That’s exactly what this video is all about. I brought in Branko Mijatovic, founder of LearntoQuote.com to walk through exactly how to come up with prices that make sense and aren’t made up. We cover: [04:01] Why freelancers are usually terrible…

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Payment Processors: How to get paid

One of the biggest expenses for a service-based business like copywriting is payment processing. As a result, people try some tricky stuff to avoid the fees. There are good options for payment processing that help you have control of your money while minimizing the fees. In the video below, I cover: 3 things to avoid…

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[TOOL TOUR] Canva for Graphic Design

I am not a graphic designer. But, I have a lot of needs for nice looking documents and images. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how I use a freemium program called Canva to create professional looking designs quickly and without spending a lot of money. Here’s just a few things I use Canva for:…

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[TEMPLATE] Keep your business from leaking money

Recurring charges are tricky buggers. Sometimes you forget about them, sometimes you overpay for services you don’t even use, and sometimes you have downtime because you innocently forgot to update credit card information. Here’s a simple solution you can use with a team (or by yourself) to keep on top of all the subscriptions, dues,…

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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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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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