As Virtual Assistants, we undertake all sorts of tasks for our clients and we often rely on various tools to assist us. Here are our top 10 favorite ones of the year.
Scheduling meetings, dinners and events can be a nightmare. Emails flying left, right and center and still it often is hard to find a date who suits everyone. Doodle lets you create a poll with the various options, send it to the people who need to attend and they can tick select the options which suit them. It’s easy, it’s free and no one has to register!
Formerly known as Google Docs. Free alternative to Microsoft Office. You can access your documents from anywhere and you get 5GB of storage for free. Their best feature is the live collaboration which allows various people to amend a document at the same time which is really helpful when collaborating with others.
Great for creating presentation and videos with a bit of a twist! We’re big fans at Keepoint!Their free account offers you the opportunity to make videos of 45 seconds. Powtoon is full of great items pre-loaded or you can upload your own pictures. The drag and drop feature make it child’s play!
Recently recommended to us, it’s fairly new to our tool bag but we love it! It lets you organise your projects into boards. At a glance, Trello tells you what’s being worked on, who’s working on what, and where something is in a process.
Colorhat is a free time management and time tracker software. Set-up your clients, add the various projects and start the clock! It’s as easy as that! `
Great email marketing platform. We love the ease of use of zingmailer. The templates are beautiful and creating a mailer from scratch is very easy. It also offers great analytics which is an important feature to track the results.
We wouldn’t be able to offer our Social Management services without Hootsuite. It allows you to manage, track and maintain all your Social Media channels in one easy to use platform. The free version allows you to manage 5 Social Profiles which include Twitter, Facebook, Google +, LinkedIn, WordPress and Vimeo.
We love this site! The brain child of Jessica Colaluca, Design Seeds is full of great pictures which allows you to easily modify a website or marketing materials around one of the palettes since you can access each color’s HEX code.
Free online SEO toolkit. Web CEO gives you detailed targeted ranking reports, actionable SEO advice, link building idea and backlink quality tracking. It’s easy to use and the advice is always easy to implement.
Hubspot’s Marketing Grader
Great too to keep an eye on how your online presence compares to your competitors or just to see how well you’re doing. Marketing Grader is free, you have to enter an email address but can opt out of their email marketing. It scores your site out of 100 and gives you advise on how to better your score in each section.
Have you got any free tools you use on a regular basis and which make your working life easier? Leave a comment and tell us!