Useful Links & Business Tools
I’ve tested many options for accounting, organisation, productivity, and even music to keep motivation flowing throughout my busy days since I started freelancing seven years ago. There are so many tools out there; it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with options. I’m a huge believer in keeping things as simple as possible! The less time I spend running all the ‘stuff’ for my business, the more time I have to actually design, create and produce solutions for my clients.
Stop searching – I’ve done the years of hard work for you! Here are links to websites and tools that I highly recommend for any small business. Humanised is 100% digital thanks to these awesome online tools. No messy printing or filing. I can access any info I need at anytime, from anywhere in the world, on any device. Professional, modern, simple.
I used to create my own invoices manually when i started out. Geez, what a waste of time that was! Keeping track of when people paid, how much they paid, what was overdue… it was a nightmare. Invoicing is a complete breeze with this setup. I love the simplicity that Freshbooks offers, and swear by it for my business! FreshBooks is the #1 cloud accounting solution specially designed for small business owners. Join 10 million people using FreshBooks and spend less time on accounting and more time doing the work you love. Check out the free trial and see if it’s the right fit for you! (p.s. yes, it is.)
Oh gosh. What on Earth did I do before making the switch to GSuite? Reliable, easy emailing from your business web address (firstname.lastname@example.org); store your files online to access at anytime, from anywhere, on any device; calendar, and much more… so much goodness and only 5 bucks a month! I can setup your email for you so it’s all ready to use, and even migrate over email data from your old accounts to have everything in one place. Humanised recommends using GSuite for email with every website that we work on. Get things sorted with this easy solution and feel organised!
Before Trello, project details were hand-written in a journal. Oh, what a complete mess. I wanted an easy way to see an overview of what I had going on, and log details for future reference. I was told about Trello and I have never, ever looked back. You need a place to jot down all of your ideas, notes, projects, bookings, goals – yes? I have Trello open all day, every day to keep track of project details and to-do lists. Helps me understand my day / week / month, and what needs to be done in one glance. Syncs across devices so I can check notes on the go. Super easy to use. Get organised, keep track and prioritise time.