The transition from in person to online health services is more relevant than ever before. Online coaches, professionals and practitioners see the value, scalability and need for remote health and fitness.
While online business has its appeals, it also comes with its fair share of challenges. Challenges which can be mitigated via helpful apps.
It is worth noting that this post does not include social media apps. The apps I am covering today are to help you run your biz, including any social media apps. So in a sense, these apps should make your social media systems easier and/or more streamlined.
If you create e-books, PDF’s, Instagram posts + stories, YouTube covers, Facebook posts or covers, branding kits, flyers, newsletters or headers, YOU NEED CANVA. I personally use Canva to make literally everything in my business. From webinars to Instagram to emails and more.
Look into the PRO option. With this, you gain access to more designs, options, and your brand board with saved colors and fonts.
Once you choose and/or create templates in Canva it can drastically decrease design time. Especially if you’re a one person show. I provide post and story templates done for you inside Instagram 101.
2. Google Drive [docs, forms, sheets etc]
I resisted using Google docs and forms for YEARS. Why? Why did I make this mistake? We just don’t know. Learn from me and embrace the Google life NOW. Thank me later.
The sharability and streamlined effect of having everything in one place is what does it for me. Google apps or Google drive also integrates with many other platforms needed for biz. I love uploading contracts and docs into HelloSign for instance. I even use shared view only google docs to share inside my courses as usable templates for my clients.
3. Final Cut Pro (video editing) and Lightroom (photo editing)
Final Cut Pro and Premier are two very popular video editing apps. Yes, you can likely get by for a bit using free iMovie. But the freedom and potential within Final Cut Pro is a real win in my opinion.
Lightroom is the GOAT (greatest of all time) for photo editing. Download some presets from a creator you love, and have a quick, cohesive look across all your content (website + social media + ebooks etc).
4. Slack or Voxer
These are both used for communication with clients. I like Slack for groups. There are all sorts of features you can use to segment groups, create different conversation threads based on topics, so on and so forth.
For a slightly different, and more personal route, you can go with Voxer. Voxer is a messaging app in which you use it like a walkie talkie (real time voice messaging). You can create groups as well, but overall it is much less expansive than Slack.
5. Evernote or Notes App
If you’re a business owner, you likely need places to get ideas out of your head and keep said ideas organized. The Notes App is one of the simplest ways to do that. You can create different notes for types of content or idea separation.
But, Evernote takes it a step further. In Evernote you can organize notebooks, ideas, and further segmentation of whatever it is you’re wanting to keep tidy. I previously used Evernote to keep track of client pipelines before transitioning over to Google Sheets.
BONUS: If you’re wanting team communication and project organization check out Asana, Monday, and Trello.
Kudos to you for taking on entrepreneurship and going for THE THING. I hope these apps make your feat a bit easier, and dare I say, enjoyable.
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