I started thinking about; what do I really need to get my job done? And, I ended up asking myself the question; what are my 5 most important tools? I am talking about the tools I use every single day for my job?
Before I reveal them to you, I will end this post by asking you to share some of your most important tools in the comments. I’d love to see what you’re using (the tools you can’t manage your business without).
I was going to write about the 5 most important tools, but I just couldn’t remove one of the tools from my list, so I ended up with 6 tools instead.
I have written an old post about all the wordpress plugins I am using, and that’s a post I’ll be updating fairly soon. I need to update it, because I am not using as many plugins anymore.
Lately, I have been focusing on clearing the clutter in my business. I am doing my best to streamline everything I am doing, and using just a few systems. I wrote a post about CRM for solopreneurs, and after testing several, I ended up using NIMBLE. This system helps me do close to everything I need, when it comes to building a relationship with my clients.
Like I said, I am using NIMBLE to build relationships with my clients. I use it to find new clients, and to have an overview of my different projects.
I need a task-manager, and a way to manage all my different tasks and projects. I use Nimble to connect my projects to the different people I work with. But, I use OmniFocus to connect all the details and tasks to every project. This is how I stay focus, and OmniFocus is where I connect all the dots.
I had to add WordPress to the list of the 5 most important tools. Blogging is one of the most important methods I have been using to get new clients, and in order to connect with people, and to learn more about marketing. I can thank blogging for most of my success, and I have been with WordPress since day one.
I wrote a post, a while ago, about why I upgraded to Triberr Prime. You should read it. I highly recommend that you join Triberr, because it’s probably the best way to connect with like-minded people online. I use it to discover interesting content every single day, and I use Triberr to share the content I discover, but the community are also helping me to share my content.
I have upgraded to Evernote Premium as well. I started out with the free version, but I was using it more and more, and now I am sharing folder with several people (working on different projects with me), and I felt that I just had to upgrade to get all the different features I need. I use Evernote to capture all of my notes.
Finally, I am using AWeber to send my weekly newsletter. This is how I share my best content with my subscribers. I have been using AWeber for a long time, and I use it for several different projects.
Now, please share your list. I’d love to see what you’re using (the tools you can’t manage your business without).