Let me just start by saying "whew"! These past couple of weeks have been pretty hectic for me. Trying to manage my home and managing more clients have been a little more than I am used to. Oh I am not complaining! It's a blessing to see my small home based business blossom the way it is. Im just saying I wish I could have a personal assistant, that's all. Well, since I am not quite there yet, I am happy with a few virtual assistants I have found to be very useful.
Let's start with Hootsuite. Well, Hootsuite is my social media assistant. I can create a post from the app, add a caption and post right away or schedule the post for a later time and date. With all type of events always going on, updating my followers is the best marketing solution available. The free version only allows 3 social media accounts, but honestly there is only 3 major ones that I use (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter). If you have more accounts you can always upgrade. It makes it so easy for me to just create a post right then and there for a later time instead of spending two hours trying to create something catchy and post it to all my different accounts . For me and most others, time is money and I don't like wasting either one.
Second favorite is Evernote. With all the things in my life (seems to be happening all at once), I sometimes get random great ideas. I always have to write it down on anything I can find and it can get annoying looking for it later. Well, evernote lets me use my nearest device (phone, tablet, laptop, even my desktop) to jot down my notes, thoughts, ideas, and pictures I come across and syncs within the app. So, when I open the app on my desktop or tablet it's there. That is especially useful for editing purposes. It's a "complete workspace" all in the palm of your hand. It's so handy, especially since I am always on the go!
This last app I literally use every time I go out, I am addicted! My friend introduced it to me and I have not stopped using it since. It's the Waze App! Most of you have already heard of it. For those of you have not, it is a social navigation application. You must be thinking "what the heck does that mean? " Well it's a GPS that lets you socialize with other "wazers", gain points for helping and reporting changes on the road. Just check it out, I know you will love it. Ooh! I forgot to mention that it also finds the fastest route to your destination. I have used google maps and I didn't like it much. As an event planner I have to meet people in different places, sometimes in unfamiliar territories. So this app has really saved me a lot of time. I hope it helps you find your "Waze".
I hope you have found some, if not all, a bit useful. If you know of any other apps that have simplified your daily life let me know by commenting below. I may even try it out and bring it on the next blog.
With much appreciation,