2 Software Tools You Need to Be Using in Your Business Right Now
These 2 software tools are the ones that I've been obsessing about as of late. I've been using them for quite some time but never to their full potential. Once I uncovered exactly what each of these software tools is capable of, they have drastically benefited me in my business in a number of ways:
- Save me time - I don't have to reinvent the wheel each time, I can save templates and use them in the future
- Organize my projects
- Create a process for me, so I know exactly what I need to do each day
- And more..
Find out which tools I'm gushing over...
I would say that most people I speak to are already familiar with Canva. If you’re not, Canva is an online tool that allows you to easily create graphics for just about ANY occasion. But what people may not know is the benefit to upgrading to a monthly paid plan. I have used Canva for a long time without paying for the upgrade because I wasn’t even aware of how it would benefit me...until a friend pointed out what you get…
This is where you can save your fonts and select color palettes for your brand so that way when you’re working on a graphic and go to select a font or color, it is already stored for you making it easier and more efficient. It saves time and helps create consistency in your brand.
Having this feature has helped save me and my team so much time when it comes to creating graphics for podcast episodes, blog posts, Instagram posts, you name it. #worthit
3. Organize Your Photos with Folders
This helps with organization and easy access to photos and projects. Super helpful when you want to find something quick.
The second software tool that you need in your business is...
If you’ve been tuning in or following along for a bit a time now, you know how much I adore Asana. For a long time I struggled to get myself in the habit of using it and it wasn’t until I watched Megan Minn’s Youtube video - “How to Create a Content Calendar Using Asana” that I really started seeing the power of Asana that made me want to actually use it. That video was a game changer for me.
In addition to that video I also purchased Megan’s Asana HQ course. Best $97 investment you’ll make in your business - trust me.
Here are some of the things she teaches you in her course to implement in Asana:
1. How to truly make Asana the HQ of your business (and personal life if you want)
In her Asana HQ course she shows you exactly how she lays out her Asana HQ. I found this to be extremely helpful because with Asana I was so overwhelmed and didn’t know where to start. Below you can see how it is broken down into teams and then within each team there are projects associated with that team.
EX: Marketing, Executive, Operations and Projects or Programs are teams. Podcast, Youtube, Blog Content, Email Marketing and PR are projects within Marketing.
2. She provides templates that you can use
One of the benefits of Asana itself is that you can create templates which is super handy if you’re doing something more than once - Youtube, blog posts, podcast episodes, launching a product or course. Let's take launching a course.
She provides multiple templates and “Products or Programs” is one of them. From there you can edit and customize to your liking.
3. It is more than affordable
After I finished the course I found myself saying, “My goodness. She could have charged way more for that!” which tells you just how good it was. Implementing what she taught during the course will help you…
- Stay organized - everything is in ONE location and helps create a peace of mind
- Create templates - save time and energy allowing you to spend it on RGA (revenue generating activities)
- Scale - by breaking down everything into a step and a process, all you need to do when you’re ready to start building a team is plug and play.
Absolutely worth the $97 investment.
What are some of the tools you use in your business? I would love to know! Please share below. :)
Hi friends! Wanted to let you know and be transparent. Affiliate links have been used in this blog post, meaning that if you purchase one of the products shared in this post I will receive a percentage of sales. I ONLY promote and share products that I personally use and love, never to just make a quick buck.