Being a freelancer is not easy work. Especially if we’re talking about all the behind-the-scenes work required, like marketing ourselves, generating new leads, paying taxes, growing our portfolio, and dealing with clients … the worst part is that we are supposed to do all of this at once!
But who says you have to do it alone? We’ve found the perfect solution to ease that weight off your shoulders and that poor keyboard: Automation Apps!
As we all know, or should know, our time is valuable! Doing everything one step at a time and manually is a waste of time. There are apps specially designed to help us save time doing tedious tasks and prevent manual errors.
Freelancing also means building a client portfolio and taking care of your own business. So stop burning yourself out and start using apps like Zapier, IFTT, and Sanebox to help you store and integrate apps into more prominent processes.
Automation is all about combining different tools to get better results. So I recommend starting your automation journey with integration apps that allow you to connect various tools in one place. For example, you can turn to Zapier and Trello to assign work to other team members or Sanebox to join all of your emails from Outlook and Gmail in one place.
Now! The list you were waiting for! The best apps to automate your work:
Marketing yourself as a freelancer is crucial but time-consuming. So, how can you ease the pressure of boasting about how great you are? By using marketing automation to raise reach, engagement, and conversions. Something that could lead you to increase profits or boost your reputation online. You can also use these apps to check your progress, measure results, and find the best channels to promote your freelance services.
Social media is a big part of our life and an excellent opportunity to find new clients. With the help of automation apps, social media will become a no-brainer! These apps will help us save time creating quality content, reach more customers, schedule content ahead of time, automate messages and updates! Plus you'll be able to stay on top of trends.
Even if you don’t want to send out a weekly or monthly newsletter, these apps can also help you keep track and contact old, current, and prospective clients. It is a perfect way to subtly remind them about how exceptional your services are and raise conversion rates! Plan out an email strategy based on specific goals and schedule away.
Automation apps will bring joy to your life! It'll allow you to optimize time, avoid burnout and stop juggling all tasks at once. Now you can use that time and energy to improve new skills, rest, have a social life, or reach out to more clients. So, stop juggling and start automatizing!
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