Happy Tuesday everyone! I'm excited to get this series started! The first thing I wanted to share with everyone is how exactly I stay organized. I juggle a lot of things - blog, Etsy shop, help manage Hudson Valley Etsy, and my regular full-time job. If I think about it too much anxiety starts to build so I simply just chug along.
I have discovered tools that have made my life a bit easier. I already covered Outright for all of my bookeeping but seriously, I love Outright and I am happy to answer any questions about my use of the program, just leave a comment. Here are a couple more tools to help me keep sane and in order.
I finally found a good calendar for scheduling my blog posts and it's been under my nose all along. After trying several different methods and losing interest I found Google Calendar works best for me. Ayla from Eyelah will be sharing more about Google Calendar when she shares her post later this week.
Being the insane Type A that I am, I like to know just how much time I am devoting to things that is not day-job-related (the day job can suck it if it didn't support me 90% of the time!) So after searching and trying out countless freebie apps, I discovered ATracker Lite. I try my best to not pay for apps so for the free version, you can list up to four "projects" to keep track of time for. My projects are ongoing: Blog, Etsy, Etsy Team, General Business Learning<---where I read up on being a better bloggersellerorganizermarketerblahblahblah. I wish I could do something about the colors...
One more that I can't leave out - Hootsuite. I use it to schedule my blog sponsor and blog update tweets in advance. Since I manage three different Twitter accounts, its' easier for me to see them all at once. It looks pretty crazy but it's not so bad.
Do you have any godsend tools to help manage your shop/blog much easier?