Productivity

When Enough is Enough: Am I Using Too Many Apps for My Business?

When Enough is Enough: Am I Using Too Many Apps for My Business?

Most of us use about 5 to 15 apps that help us streamline our business and make our lives easier. We spend time researching, downloading and using these apps in order to keep track of our spending, to communicate with our clients and to organise our workflow.

All in all, these apps are great! And, in themselves, they are harmless.

But what if I told you that using too many apps may actually sabotage your biz?

Sounds a little backwards, right? Let’s have a look at the facts.

How To Protect Yourself When Skill Swapping

How To Protect Yourself When Skill Swapping

The freelance world has a new-found fling: Skill Swapping. That’s right. Many of us have joined the skill-swap bandwagon, enlivening our business while not spending a penny in the process. Definitely part of the entrepreneur mindset.

But it wasn’t that long ago when skill swapping was the done thing. Flashback to the 1900s and you’ll find that people used to barter their skills and services all the time. Now, it seems that we have gone full circle and we are adopting the same practice in our digital era.

While there are many pros to skill swapping, there are a few things you need to be aware of. I’m going to let you in on a bit of advice on how to protect yourself when trading your skills with other freelancers.

Planning Your Workday & Staying On Track + Free Printable Worksheet

Planning Your Workday & Staying On Track + Free Printable Worksheet

We all know how hard it is to plan our work week and stick to a schedule. Little things can come up, something in our personal life can grind us to a halt, or we can feel so stressed and unmotivated that we can’t bear to look at our overwhelming to-do list.

But what if there was a simpler way to plan your work week and not become overwhelmed? I’ve come up with a solution that works for me, and I really want to share it with you!

Three Proven Ways To Conquer Designers Block

Three Proven Ways To Conquer Designers Block

Designers block can be challenging. As a budding freelance designer, your entire livelihood depends on your ability to create stunning designs for your customers. However, not being able to achieve that can really throw a spanner into the works. Your business grinds to a halt while you try and muster up the capability to keep going.

We know that designers block can be a nightmare, and we sympathise. However, there are a few proven methods for curing the irritation that is designers block. We’re going to be looking at three of them here, in the hopes that they can re-energise your productivity and get your creativity back on track.

My Favourite Tools For Organisation and Productivity

My Favourite Tools For Organisation and Productivity

In the digital world, we are bombarded with so many tools which claim they can deliver the best organisation and productivity. From staying on top of our everyday lives to tackling tasks at work or for your business, a simple to-do list can get a little out of control.

I’m a total techie at heart and I’m forever on the lookout for new apps and tools to keep everything in one place. I did, however, find a few hidden gems (ok, not so hidden) that might just help you get organised once and for all.