Blogging is a great way to make some money, either on the side or as a business, but it can often feel like pioneering a ship by yourself. If it’s just you and your laptop against the world, or you have outsourced some elements to employees, there is a lot to keep track of.
Today, there are a lot of tools found online to make running a business a lot easier. There is a good chance that many of them will help you keep your head on straight. These apps and software additions can either streamline a task or sometimes even automate it, taking the tedious and frustrating off your hands.
Take a look at our list of software and online tools that can help you out when running your blogging business.
If you need somewhere to keep organized, Trello is the platform for you. Sometimes an uptake in productivity only takes knowing what you are doing to kick in.
With Trello, you need only take a few minutes a week to add all the tasks you need done and you are on your way to getting them done. Create a checklist for every day of the week and tick off items as you go. Nothing will slip through the cracks since if you need to add something, you can at any point.
If you have a big project coming up, you can break it down into smaller manageable pieces and see the progress climb as time goes on.
If you are big enough to have employees, you can add them all to the platform, and assign them their own checklists. You can make sure the work is distributed evenly and that everyone is pulling their weight by watching their progress.
Benefits and bonuses are a vital part of keeping your team content and loyal to your company. You can encourage productivity and a better quality of work in employees that can enjoy benefits like dental, company cars, health care, etc. Plus, offering a bonus for good work will encourage productivity and good work in the future.
But keeping track of all of it can be a pain. Understanding who is due what can be a job in itself. Luckily Zest has made things simple. You can administer your staff benefits with Zest’s employee benefits platform, which offers easy access to files and communicative features so that you can congratulate employees on their bonuses.
Add and retract benefits where necessary on the simple platform with its administrative features that make administering benefits easy. Use automated provider and payroll reporting, benefit management and more to offer a personalized employee benefit experience.
If your blog involves an element of eCommerce, either by supplementing a business, or by selling merchandise to your audience, there is an element you should think about. It’s often forgotten for the fun of designing and perfecting a product, but it is just as vital: shipping.
Getting the shipping wrong could be detrimental to your online business. Digital retail has taken away the element of face to face, limiting what customers can be unhappy with to a few key things: the state of the item, the item itself, and the shipping quality.
With Zendbox, you can be sure that all your items are reaching their destination. Their easy-to-use platform works in tandem with all the major shipping companies, scanning the items at milestones to report to you where they are in their journey. Nothing will get lost again when the platform works with Royal Mail, eBay, Hermes, UPS, FedEx, Amazon and more.