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7 Tools Make Freelance Job Easy

Freelance jobs have many advantages including the ability to be your own boss and set your own schedule. However, freelance jobs can at times be challenging. Freelancers often report having trouble managing their time well and staying productive. There are so many online tools that can help freelancers stay on track and stay focused and that can be overwhelming. Here are the top seven tools that freelancers can use daily to make freelancing easier and more productive.

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Trello

Trello is basically an online list of lists. You can organize your lists anyway you want because it is very flexible. It's a great tool to stay organized and keep track of what needs to get done. Freelancers can collaborate with clients or other freelancers with Trello by sharing their boards. You can also attached photos, images, and more to each list to help projects move along better. Trello is a great tool to help those with freelance jobs handle their project management.

Slack

Slack is a communication platform that you can use to reach out to clients and/or other people with freelance jobs working on a project. Instead of emailing back and forth, freelancers can use Slack to chat directly with their clients which cuts down on the time it takes to complete projects. Messages are sent in real time and are searchable, which is a great feature. Slack also lets you integrate third party applications like Google Calendar.

Dropbox

Dropbox is a powerful online tool that allows you to share documents with others. You can also automatically synchronize your documents across all of your devices. Because Dropbox syncs with a computer, freelancers need not worry about manually saving their documents. Dropbox has a very simple interface that anyone can use with issue.

Evernote

Evernote is another great tool that freelancers can use for project management. Freelancers can also use Evernote to share important information with clients or other freelances, keep track of research and ideas, and even record audio. Evernote can also store receipts and other various files. Since Evernote syncs across all devices, all of the content that needs to be accessed by freelancers is readily available.

Zapier

Zapier is a tool that freelancers can use to automate their workflow. With a ton of third party integration including Dropbox, Evernote, Trello, you can move information between one app to another in a flash.

BufferApp

Buffer allows freelancers to schedule social media posts at a specific time. Freelancers can use it to post to a variety of social networks including Facebook and Twitter.

Mailchimp

Freelancers can use Mailchimp to create email newsletters. Freelancers can use these newsletters to keep their clients up to date about their most recent services. Mailchimp provides templates making it very easy and accessible for freelancers to use. Having knowledge of Mailchimp can also be very desirable to clients who would like you to create and maintain newsletters for them.

Whether you are a beginning freelancer or an experienced one, managing your day to day can be made easier with these seven great tools.

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