Regardless of how you’re earning online right now, we all know that you’ll need to scale your business process if you want to take on more projects.
The thing is, hiring more people in your team and managing the whole operation can be a very tedious task for business owners. You’ll have to collaborate, hire, save documents, and so much more! The more your business grows, the more you’ll realize that managing everything becomes almost impossible.
Don’t worry though… We’ll talk about how to change all of that.
In the hopes of helping you better manage your online business, we’ll share 9 of the best tools that you can use for online project management. If you’re starting to feel disorganized right now because of your growing business, then this is definitely what you’re looking for.
So without further adieu… Here are the tools that you can use to better your project management.
Trello is hands down the best tool that you can for project collaboration. Through Trello, you can add members, assign tasks, view the status of the task, attach documents, among many others.
One of the reasons why most businesses like Trello is that fact that it is SO EASY to use and the features are focused towards collaboration. I can almost say that Trello is a “No Fluff” tool that can get the job done.
Considering how you can drag and drop cards on different lists, you can easily determine what your team member is doing and in which stage they are at on the task.
Now I’m not sure if Odesk counts as a tool but I have to say that Odesk can be very instrumental to your business’s success.
When collaborating tasks, you of course need a team to collaborate it with right? If you don’t have that team yet, then Odesk is the best place for you to get it.
There are a lot of HIGHLY CAPABLE freelancers in Odesk that you can hire as part of your team. You can also check out their ratings, client feedbacks, number of hours worked, etc.
Use Odesk to find the best freelancer for the job for you.
I can’t imagine running a business online without Evernote. Evernote almost does it all. It can help you organize your tasks, save notes, clip articles/resources, add tags to your notes, collaborate tasks with your members and even send share files (among many others).
The free version of Evernote is already powerful enough in itself. This is definitely a must have tool for you.
Google docs is also a must use for business owners. Through this tool, you can create spreadsheets, word documents, presentation, form, etc.
The best part is, it’s connected with your gmail so you no longer have to keep on signing-up from one tool to the other.
Google docs is safe to use and is highly suggested by large online companies.
IFTT (If this then that) is a service that helps you connect powerful connection between different channels.
As an example, if you post an image on Facebook then Twitter will post the same photo on your Twitter profile. Now don’t get me wrong, Facebook and Twitter aren’t the only channels that IFTTT has. In fact, they currently have 69 channels available and counting.
Through IFTTT you can create different kinds of recipes to automate the response of your tools online.
I don’t know if you’re familiar with the Pomodoro technique but that’s what the Pomodoro timer is for. It helps you keep track of the schedule that you’ve set for your Pomodoros.
Just in case you aren’t familiar with the Pomodoro technique, what you’re supposed to do is to work on a 25 minute interval and have 5 minute breaks in between. After your fourth pomodoro (your 25 minute work), you then take a 20 minute break and then proceed with the next pomodoro.
The timer (and the technique for that matter) has done me wonders. If you aren’t getting things done in your business because of you procrastinating or because of the distractions, then I STRONGLY suggest that you use this and follow your pomodoros. You’ll be amazed at how much you can accomplish with it and how relaxed you’ll still be at the end of the day.
Dropbox is an awesome place to share documents. You can also download and install Dropbox on your computer so a Dropbox folder will appear on your desktop. Whatever you save in the Dropbox folder on your desktop will automatically sync with your online account.
Because of Dropbox, you can bring your files with you wherever you go.
Instead of giving your username and passwords to each of your team members, you can have them sign-up to Lastpass instead. Through Lastpass, they can access the online tools of your business without having to type in any username and password.
They just have to sign-up to Lastpass (it’s free) and you can share the tools on their vault. Once they click the tools on their vault, it will automatically log them I even without typing in a username and password.
You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to manage your projects online.
Through these tools, you can easily collaborate with your team seamlessly, save documents, hire more contractors, etc. With how fast growing the internet technology is, it only makes sense that you make use of its power so USE IT!