Tools of the Trade
How do I manage 10+ overseas staff, run 100+ projects and keep myself super organised – the secret is in my tool bag. I can’t function without these awesome tools and I want you to too.
With so many on the market to choose, these are my ‘must haves’.
As I run my business from a laptop to desktop I need my files with me at all times. Dropbox allows me to sync my files, picking and choosing which files to save locally.
If I threw my computer off the Harbour Bridge, I could walk into an apple store, buy a new machine and have all my files back where they should be in a matter of moments because of Dropbox.
I love Google Drive, as I can share documents and spreadsheets with clients and team members. We can all be working on the same document at the same time, with a complete version history.
The documents also work perfectly on my iPhone – so I can pull up anything in a flash while I cruise around the city.
You simply must take internet security seriously. You can not have the same password across online tech tools. Invest in a password manager. 1Password is the most loved tool by cybersecurity experts. I love it as I can share secure login information with my team without them seeing the actual password. So everyone’s working safer.
As a trained Graphic Designer – I simply jump into Adobe Photoshop and get creative – but Canva is changing this. Canva is a simple graphics tool which allows anyone to simply create amazing graphics. No previous design skills needed, just use their templates and get your social graphics sorted.
With hundreds of projects and campaigns running at the same time, it’s almost impossible to manage this without a project managing tool. Again – these guys have an amazing app – so as I jump on the train to work, I can see all my jobs, the status and where everything is at. very simple to use.
Social media is a massive time suck – but it doesn’t have to be. Managing accounts for your various social media channels can be a chore – but I like to spend 1 hour each monday and organise my whole week – how do I do this? Buffer. Buffer allows me to jump in and schedule everything all at once.
I love and use eCamm Live for all my Facebook live broadcasts. The ease of use for dropping and dragging in content straight into the live sequence is awesome.