11 Freelance Experts Share Their Favorite Tools for Productivity - Use them for 2018!
I am so excited to deliver this post to you! I recently sent a question to some of my favorite influencers across the web and it asked:
I expected to receive a lot of the same answers.
Boy, was I wrong!
I will write a little intro about how I met these 11 fabulous women and then give you a little insight on their tools.
But first, let’s start with me.
I have a few. I have my Passion Planner that keeps me on track for my goals and my action plans. I also use Google Keep as a little note jot place. I frequent voice texting/emailing myself when I am on a commute somewhere (thanks Kids and work lol). I recently became a fan of Tailwind for my Pinterest posts. Overall, I am still a huge fan of Google Drive, even though I have tried to be converted many times to Dropbox, Asana, and other management tools.
HERE WE GO TO EVERYONE ELSE!
Launch your Daydream | Home Sweet Hyatt.
First we have, Brittany Hyatt. I met Brittany back in 1987, back when I was 2.5 years old. She is my BABY sister! She has built her creative business after my nephew was born and I couldn’t be more proud as a big sis. If you need any design for your website (she did mine), you can contact her through her business, Home Sweet Hyatt. She recently collaborated with her friend Kelsey (they became online BFFs) to provide branding and website services to their clients. Check out their site: Launch your Daydream, it’s pretty sweet
Britt says for organization...
Britt Hyatt is the co-founder + website designer at Launch Your Daydream -- a branding + website design agency. Britt, Kelsey, and their Dream Team work closely with creative business owners to provide them with custom, personalized branding services for their business. www.launchyourdaydream.com
Up next we have, Gina Horkey from https://horkeyhandbook.com. I have been a part of Gina’s Mompreneur mastermind group when I first was getting serious about WriteRN. She has been right along side with, helping me develop my business ideas, and helping me offer more services.
Gina agrees with me by saying:
Gina Horkey is a married, millennial mama to two precocious kiddos from Minnesota. Additionally, she’s the founder of Horkey HandBook, a website geared towards helping others find or become a kickass virtual assistant (including writers!). Gina’s background includes making a living as a professional writer, an online business marketing consultant and a decade of experience in the financial services industry.
Healthcare Marketing Network | The Social Nurse
One of my favorite people, Carol Bush, is next. Carol and I met a little over a year ago when we had the same vision to help healthcare writers write for money! She is the founder of the Healthcare Marketing Network and is a huge mentor for me with my business. Carol always looks to me for some organizational tips, so I threw the ball in her court this time and asked what she loves to be organized
Carol is the Content Strategist, Writing Coach and President at The Social Nurse. She is a founder of The Healthcare Marketing Network, which is an online community created to support freelance healthcare writers of all disciplines & experience levels. Carol is an editorial advisor for Oncology Nursing News. She has over 25 years of experience as an Oncology Nurse & Clinical Consultant. Carol is a graduate of the Mayo Clinic Social Media Residency.
Carrie Smith Nicholson is a systems strategist, financial organization expert, and business blogger. After working as a small business accountant for over a decade she paid off all her debt, and quit her job to be her own boss. During this time she started her business at carefulcents.com, where she helps entrepreneurs scale without the stress!
Freelance Freedom Fighter
Ariel Rule, is a freelancin momma like myself who was part of the mastermind group I was in. She is an influencer of mind because I think a lot like her. I like her style for systems and organization, as well as planning.
She mentions for organization
CharmedType | MaureenBonatch
Maureen Bonatch is a nurse who I have helped coach into freelance writing. She is an amazing writer, who has accomplished a lot in her nursing career. I am her writing coach, but I learn from all my so-called ‘students’. I admire her being a freelance writer and fiction writer, and always learn new ideas from her. For organizational tools she wrote
Jessica Rockowitz is a nurse writer, and also a contributor to my upcoming book. She mentions a unique twist to organization, which ties in with time management.
Jessica is an OB/GYN Nurse Educator, originally from Boston but currently in Austin, TX. Though she still loves all things pregnancy and birth, she left nursing in 2015 to start a full-time freelance writing and digital marketing career — and has never looked back!
Carrie Madormo, from http://carriemadormo.com, is someone who I met this past year and I have watched grow! She has built her freelance writing business into different niches of business. She puts health and family first, which helps keep the stress of finding the next writing client to a minimum. She has incorporated a health and wellness company into her business, but how can she keep herself organized? She loves her planner.
Carrie is a nurse turned health writer and coach. She launched her medical writing career after becoming a mother and desperately wanting to be home with her family. Carrie's writing has been featured in Working Mother Magazine, Livestrong, and The List. She is passionate about supporting fellow mothers in discovering and going for their big dreams.
Annie Donahue, is a member of our Mastermind group, and a fellow ISFJ (a what?). We think on the same level, but this woman is amazing beyond words! She incorporates her freelance writing business as so much more. She teaches, she is an author, a journalist, you name it. She also has 4 kiddos to raise! Phew! How does she stay organized?
Annie Beth Donahue is a business content strategist that specializes in healthcare and agriculture. She is also a journalist, children's book author, teacher, and nonprofit founder. Annie Beth lives with her husband Brad and their four children, near Charlotte, North Carolina.
Vicky Warren, from www.vickywarrenwriting.com, is one of my fellow freelance writing friends and part of our Mastermind Group. Vicky and I often collaborate ideas on an app called Voxer. When I say, “collaborate ideas”, I am also referring to, asking questions to one another about motherhood, careers, and our husbands. Haha. We have created a girl friendship that I never thought could happen virtually. We use Voxer because we are 5 hours time difference and it works for us. She is a lot like me with organization in the world of a good ol pen and paper.
Vicky Warren - Once a nurse, now a Mompreneur, offering social media and writing services to solopreneurs.
What have we missed? What keeps you organized day in and day out? Please share in the comments!