As just about everyone in business, no matter the size, in some way, shape or form has an online presence (No not you, Jo the butcher? Do you use email?, yep your online) There are so many apps or programs available today, it has become so overwhelming to understand Yet even just using a couple of them efficiently will help you to get on with being better or more efficient for business.
Here is a really straight-forward list of each program, and a brief description to assist getting a basic understanding of its purpose and use. With each, I also highlight the main benefit to you or your business so you can quickly assess if the program is right for your needs.
1. Youtube – A video sharing site that allows members of the public to upload and share their user-generated media of audio and video.
Benefit – A straight forward way to discover comedy, music and satire for entertainment, yet also a brilliant platform for discovering how-to’s, obtaining skill sets, training video’s and detailed instructions on a wide range of products. You can also produce video’s yourself on any product or skill you have and this can help build our brand or presence to a global audience.
2 . Gmail – A really easy form of internet based email. One can send and receive emails with attachments. You can also use the program through an app on your (iPhone or Android) device.
Benefit – Internet based so you can send and receive emails wherever you access an internet or wi-fi connection.
3. Evernote – Online note taking platform (like electronic Post It Notes, but on steroids) You can type in basic notes, capture hand written notes, lists & detailed notes with photo’s, pictures, links with video or audio. Notes may be kept filed within ‘Notebooks’, tags or added to quick access shortcuts.
Benefit – Internet based. Your notes may contain links and you can store single web pages complete with their links and visual (WYSIWYG) layout. You can also chat and collaborate and share your notes with others.
4. Google Search – Most often used online search platform. Extremely useful tool for searching for information on just about anything, people, products, services, current events, news, history, etc.
Benefit – You can search for websites, images, audio, video, news, maps, books, apps and many more criteria. You can also search by time, locale as well.Extremely useful and powerful research tool using the internet.
5. Canva – Amazingly simple online graphics creation.
Benefit – Within minutes, you can create flyers, adverts, Social Media headers, marketing materials, e-book covers, business cards design or you own custom design.
There we go, a quick straight forward list to get you going o help enhance your business. Whats your simple list of online tools that helps YOU with your business or online presence. Tell us in the comments