Fortunately, we live in an age where anyone with a laptop and an internet connection can build a business, if they have the right tools to do so.
If you want to run an online business that allows you to own your time and live your best life, you are going to need some awesome POWER Tools to help you along.
Hundreds of new online businesses go from idea to reality a day. While statistically most of those businesses are destined to end up no-where, however, there are people who will grow and ultimately become very successful. And I know you want to be among the winners in this new way of working.
Working online has become the norm for most people these days. But, when you are new to it, you might find it quite overwhelming and therefore start questioning the chances of your success.
Having your business online can be very effective and flexible if you are doing it correctly, and as a mom it has given me the flexibility to juggle life and business much easier.
There are many tools available out there that will help your online business perform more efficiently while saving you some time as a busy entrepreneur. The best part of it is that most of them offer a variety of plans that are FREE or quite affordable for business owners that are just starting out. Yes, some are absolutely free.
Now that you know that, you have no reason to delaying having your business online and having these great tools work for you to succeed in your business.
These amazing tools will help you;
- Save you a thousand of Rands of hiring freelancers you cannot yet afford.
- Handle different aspects of your business with less or no employees
- Save you a ton of time per week and make running your biz effective and blissful.
- Automate repetitive key activities like email marketing, list building, and showing up on social media.
- The flexibility to outsource your work with no long-term obligations or contracts.
The trick is knowing the right ones to use at the right stage — because there’s nothing worse than software sitting and unused.
I have personally used most of these tools in my business so I can assure you they have made my life easier. I am continuously learning all the best ways to CRUSH the online world and my promise is to share everything I learn so we succeed together.
Here are some amazing POWER Tools to help you succeed in your online business.
Unless you’re an experienced designer, graphic design is not something you want to try yourself. Here is one of my favourite apps for creating beautiful graphics, logos, and more:
Canva is great for creating graphics that can be shared on social media – from Instagram images to Facebook ,Twitter or blog banners, and more. It comes with plenty of templates, styles, fonts and background images to choose from. This is great for doing it yourself, and it has a free version.
Cloud storage and file sharing
Google’s solution to cloud document storage and sharing – you even get 5GB of space free! More than just file storage though; you can share and edit them with full access to Google Docs.
Google Workspace (formerly G Suit)
If you like to keep it simple, you can’t go wrong with Google workspace. Google Workspace is a collection of cloud computing, productivity and collaboration tools, software and products developed and marketed by Google. With Gmail, Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets, Google Calendar, and Google Drive, and several other helpful tools, Google pretty much has you covered.
Without a project management tool, you can quickly drop the ball and miss deadlines. You do not want that. Whether you’re managing a project internally with multiple team members, or externally with a client, here is a great tool for managing your projects and sharing files with team members and collaborators:
Asana is a popular project management software. With tasks, projects, conversations, and dashboards, Asana enables teams to move work from start to finish. Easily create tasks for yourself or assign one to a teammate. Organize your tasks into shared lists or boards for your initiatives, meetings, and programs. Sections and columns let you customize Asana to match your workflows and add structure to any project.
Calendly is a simple, easy-to-use, yet powerful scheduling software. It eliminates the old-school way of using email and phone tags for scheduling appointments, calls, interviews, demos, and more. Create different appointment types and availability on your calendar, then share the link to your calendar with whoever asks to book a call with you.
Social Media Marketing & Management
Your target audience is spending a lot of time on social media, which means that you should be too. But growing your following, scheduling your posts, and managing your accounts can get pretty time consuming if you’re doing it all manually.
Planoly is a visual planning tool that allows Instagram users to create calendars to plan their content, curate the content of others, schedule posts, analyse engagements and even grow an Instagram team.
If you’re building a business online, that means you need to be able to send, receive, and track payments online.
Pay Fast is the ultimate online payment solution in South Africa. Accept payments from local & international buyers via Visa, Mastercard, Instant EFT & more.
Whether you host webinars to educate your audience or pitch your product or service, you need a reliable webinar platform to deliver your presentation. Here are the platforms that came most recommended by our community:
Zoom offers remote conferencing services including video conferencing, web conferencing, webinars, and screen sharing. Offering both meeting and webinar software, Zoom combines video conferencing, online meetings, and mobile collaboration.
Landing Pages & Email List Building
Email Marketing & CRM
You’ve likely heard it before, but I’ll say it again. The most valuable asset you have in your online business is your email list. Growing and building a relationship with your email list of potential and existing customers is vital to your success. Unless you’re an experienced web designer, don’t bother trying to build these pages from scratch.
Get response offers an online platform for email marketing software, landing page creator, webinars hosting, and much more.
I hope these help you take your business to the next level.
Don’t forget to download your Online Power Tools copy and please do share with me some of your favourite online power tools.
With Love and Light
“ It’s about using the right tools, with the right triggers, within a proper marketing framework