We all work hard on our businesses and although there isn’t any wrong with that, we should really be working SMARTER. I’ve written the following article 5 Tips on How to Work Smarter on Your Business to help you along the way:
1. Email chaos
For some reason, there are countless of unimportant emails that I receive on a daily basis not to mention tons of spam. This must be the same for you! Marketing emails, pop up all the time and it can become a bit chaotic which translates into working harder trying to delete each and every one of those unwanted emails. Not anymore! There is a free tool that can help clean and or unsubscribe you automatically called UnrollMe. Prioritize your emails so you can focus on what’s important.
2. Sticky note disaster
How many times have you written an idea on a sticky note? Then, you find yourself pulling out your hair because you’re certain you wrote it and left it somewhere but now can’t find it anywhere. Well, here’s a smarter way of keeping those important ideas from getting lost. There’s this awesome app called Wunderlist. This app allows you to carry all your to-do lists wherever you go. You’re able to sync your phone, computer or tablet and then share those notes with others. Another similar app that can help you work smarter is Evernote. It allows you to add notes in the form of text, a photo or video file. Have you had an idea on the fly and needed to write it down so that you don’t forget? With Evernote, you can type it on your phone by avoiding sticky notes everywhere.
3. Save your favorite articles
It is now easy to save an article you find online or on Facebook. There is a new app tool called Instapaper that can also serve as a browser add-on. Instapaper makes it easy to save online articles you can read later on. Another cool app called the Pocket offers a similar service that makes it possible to save videos you can view off-line as well. You can also share these videos and articles with others.
4. Track your social media time
Are you on social media longer than you had anticipated? Where did the time go? There’s a new software tool called Rescue Time which tracks how you are spending time on your computer and mobile devices. You get to set alerts to remind you how much time you’ve spent on those addicting social media sites. Rescue Time provides you with a report so that you can manage your time better. You can also track your phone usage with an app called Moment. It lets you set up a phone call limit time and Moment will alert you when you’ve reached it.
5. Simple meetings
Do you find yourself sending multiple emails just to remind everyone of an important meeting coming up? Check out Calendly. This new tool lets people select a free time on your schedule. It then automatically adds it to your Google Calendar and eliminates you having to send out 10 or more emails yourself when planning a meeting or a dinner. Now, this is working smarter!
Have you used the above new tools? Do you agree with the 5 Tips on How to Work Smarter on Your Business? Let us know in the comments below.
About the author: Sonia Colon is writer/publisher of My Fashion E-Mall Blog and The Biz Buzz of A Latina Mom. She is also a business owner at Books About Me. Sign up for the blogs newsletter and never miss a powerful business marketing article plus receive a FREE eBook on ‘How to Rock Your Business with A Blog’.
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