A question that comes up often in my Strategy Sessions is: What apps do you use in business? I created this list to help more of you thinking the same thing. Consider this blog post fairly up to date with the apps I use on the regular to save time, get organized, and make self-employment easier.
I love a one-stop shop! Squarespace is easy to use for non-designers like me, but looks nicer than your typical drag-and-drop website builder if you have someone like LJ Media House design and build it for you. All custom, some code, and low-stress for me to maintain.
All my online courses are hosted in Thinkific, which also integrates with my email marketing.
If you aren’t using Adobe Lightroom yet as an online business owner, you need to start. I also use Illustrator weekly in the Adobe Creative Cloud to make pins, Instagram graphics, headers and footers on forms and emails, as well as all my course workbooks.
For IGTV videos, I edit with InShot, a phone app that’s easy to learn.
My email marketing and automation is all thanks to Active Campaign.
I’ve learned my way around Quickbooks Online and can easily grant access to my future bookkeeper and accountant.
I swear that Dubsado actually makes me money because of the amount of busywork I automate now. Workflows, canned emails, meeting scheduling, invoices… it’s amazing! Once it’s programmed and as long as I keep my Google Calendar up to date, it handles the rest.
Everything is in my Google Calendar—I mean everything. If it’s not in there, it’s not happening because I won’t remember it. Likewise, all content is saved and organized into my Google Drive so clients and my team know where to find things.
Am I missing something? Share your favourite apps for business below!
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