As a freelancer every second counts as you are paid for your time. Therefore, as a freelancer, you need to increase your productivity to make the most of your time. Productivity tools help freelancers to make sure that they use every second of their time productively.
Here are the top 5 productivity tools you should be using in your freelance business.
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This productivity tool shows you how well you are using your Gmail account with regards to how long it takes you to respond to an email. Plus you can keep track of how well your team is doing.
This productivity is great for those freelancers who have a large amount of customer service enquiries. Or freelancers who have an ecommerce business and have a team to do the customer services roles.
Trello must be one of the productivity tools that I have used since when I started freelancing. Trello is a project management and collaboration tool that has helped me to organise big and small projects for clients.
Clients benefit from this productivity tool too because they can be granted access to your Trello board and they can see how far along the project is getting on.
When you use this productivity tool you get reports of time spent on a project and it has an inbuilt invoicing feature. This gives the clients that extra bit of confidence that they are paying you for the actual hours you have worked.
Evernote is a note taking app. This is a great productivity tool for freelancers as you can take notes on your device and share them with your team instantly.
If you’re anything like me, you are coming up with great ideas when you don’t have a pen and paper to hand. For example, in the middle of the night, on a bus or on a train.
As freelancers (especially when starting out) we are continually sending out new proposals. Proposify takes out the headache of creating new proposals.
You set up a template, send it, track it and have your proposal accepted with an e signature. There are many different templates for you to choose from and they cater to many different industries.
What I love about Proposify is that it can integrate with other apps, including the CRM tools. As a freelancer you know that a CRM tool is important for you to track how well you are doing at closing a sale.
That was a mix of my top 5 productivity tools for freelancers. What is your