One of our biggest goals at First Pick is to exceed our clients’ expectations through working efficiently. Here are a few of our favorite tools for boosting productivity and maximizing our success during the workday:
Canva is your one-stop shop for all things content. From social media posts to brochures and pamphlets, you can check off all of your content needs with this incredibly user-friendly platform. Canva also provides free courses to help you learn everything there is to know about Canva and show you how to maximize your use of the site. Not only does Canva provide easy-to-use templates, but it also provides a great storage site for your work. We use Canva to cut down on social media design time, put together presentations to share with clients and team members, store large media projects designed on the site, and create unique and easily accessible content for our followers.
HoneyBook is an all-in-one business management tool that lets users manage projects, book clients, sign contracts online, send invoices, and handle payments. One thing I particularly like about Honeybook is that it allows users to keep invoices, contracts and other documents in one place instead of having to buy and sort through several different platforms. We use Honeybook to send out our invoices, manage large projects, sign contracts, and securely store client data. Get HoneyBook for 50% off for one year with my referral link: http://share.honeybook.com/firstpick50 . Loom:
Loom has been a lifesaver more than a few times for us here at First Pick. This video-sharing platform allows you to download an extension that is available on your browser any time you need it. With one click, you can record a screen-sharing video that can then be shared with a simple link. We use Loom frequently to share instructions and updates on tasks and projects. Loom saves you time on scheduling and cuts down on meeting lengths by allowing you to go over topics that can easily be covered in a quick video.
Have you ever been drafting an email and thought something about this just doesn’t sound right? Grammarly might be just the thing you need! Grammarly is a cross-platform, cloud-based writing assistant that reviews spelling, grammar, punctuation, clarity, engagement, and delivery mistakes. Consider downloading this very helpful app to save time on editing and drafting any typed documents. All of our team members are required to have Grammarly as it’s free, easy to use, and can make a big difference in the clarity of your written word!
If you are looking for more productivity-boosting tools, make sure you follow us on social media @firstpickva to get the latest and greatest recommendations!
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Author: Camryn Pickworth
As the head VA and owner of The First Pick VA Group I have found such great joy in sharing my experiences and top tips with other freelancers and aspiring VA's. I hope that our blog can service as a great reference for VA's and Clients alike!