Productivity is something widely talked about in the online business community. Whether you are a solopreneur or have a team, productivity is essential to keep your business running smoothly. Being productive is a skill, but there are some incredible productivity tools out there that can transform your business operations. In this post, I’m listing 10 of my favorite productivity tools for online businesses.
Productivity Tools for Online Businesses
Every business owner needs an organized project management system! Find the one that works best for you and your business, and then dive in to make it your own! My favorite is ClickUp, but there are many other alternatives, such as Asana and Notion.
2. Dubsado or HoneyBook
A good CRM (customer relationship management) with automated workflows and templates will save you so much time on administrative tasks as your business, and client list continues to grow. Both Dubsado and HoneyBook are great options for streamlining your client management, including invoicing, contractors, and onboarding.
Zapier is the one app that can connect all of your other apps. Want any new calendar meetings to be added to your project management system automatically? No problem with Zapier. And that’s just the beginning. The opportunities for automation and workflows with Zapier and your other tools are endless.
4. Google Drive
Keeping all of your documents and files organized online is made easy with either Google Drive. How much time do you spend per year trying to find a file? Likely a lot more than you think if you don’t have an organized file system.
The best tool for communicating with your team is Slack. You can create multiple channels for the different aspects of your business, such as customer service, client management, marketing, etc.
Do you feel like you are wasting time online and not sure where all of your time goes? Download the RescueTime Chrome extension, and you’ll be able to see reports on where you are spending your time so you can make better use of the time you have.
If you do a lot of writing for your business, Grammarly is a really great tool that saves you time on proofreading and editing.
AirTable is so much more than a spreadsheet or database tool. You could use it to collaborate with team members on a wide variety of projects or just keep a database of all of your essential information.
9. Gmail Templates
If you are sending the same email over and over again, it’s time to save that time and create some Gmail templates so you can save some valuable seconds off your email time. It might not seem like a lot, but over time it does add up.
If you need to book appointments with multiple types of folks, Calendly is an excellent streamlined way to do that. For example, you could set up an appointment type for external client appointments to be made on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but reserve internal team meetings for Mondays and Thursdays. They even send out automated reminders for you.
Did I miss any productivity tools for online businesses that you love? I would love to hear all about it! Drop a comment below or contact me here.