Category Archive: Productivity Tools

Can I Really Tame My Email Inbox?

Email has become overwhelming! We’re all busier than ever these days, and email overwhelm is becoming more and more of a common problem. I hear everyone complaining about the tyranny of email. There seem to be so many promotional emails, they can’t find the important ones that really need their attention. If that sounds like you, don’t be discouraged. You …

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Keep Filing Drawers Where You Can Reach Them

  This week’s tip is truly quick and simple, but it can help your daily productivity tremendously. I have four filing drawers I can reach without getting out of my chair. They consist of two two-drawer files side-by-side. When I open any of these drawers, I’m looking down on the files and can see the names of …

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6 Essentials For Your Personal Office

I’ve been working from a home office for almost 25 years, so I understand how important it is to set up your office for maximum comfort and productivity. This is certainly true whether your office is at home or in a commercial store or company office building. Does your office make you happy? You spend …

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Save Time And Energy With “Canned Responses” – A Terrific Gmail App

What is “Canned Responses”? Canned Responses is a free Gmail feature—an app, if you will—that you can easily activate in your Gmail account and use for all kinds of time-saving tasks. It’s ideal for anything involving text that you find yourself using over and over again. Instead of typing it every time, save it as …

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The Little Ebook By Rachel Rofé That Overdelivers

BOOK REVIEW: Make Life Easier: 23 Life-Changing Tools To Help With Your Productivity, Healthiness, and Overall Happiness by Rachel Rofé Nonfiction book descriptions often contain so much hype, we’ve come to have low expectations. When I heard Rachel Rofé had a new ebook out called Make Life Easier: 23 Life-Changing Tools To Help With Your Productivity, Healthiness, and …

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Inbox Housecleaning: Unsubscribe!

Do you ever get tired of cleaning your home? What would happen if one day you decided to stop cleaning? The first few days probably wouldn’t be too bad. But eventually your home would become unpleasant. You and your family would be surrounded by clutter, making it difficult to relax and enjoy the environment. Well …

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Free Button Creator: Da Button Factory

Today’s Friday QuickTip is all about buttons. Why use buttons on your website? The rule of thumb is to use a simple text hyperlink when you just want your site visitor to go to a different page or location. But if you want them to take action—e.g., Buy Now, Sign Up Now, Subscribe, Donate—a button is …

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Tweak Your Biz Title Generator: A Handy Tool For Content Creators

Tweak Your Biz Title Generator  This week’s tip is about a handy tool called Tweak Your Biz Title Generator. It’s valuable to anyone who creates content – articles, blog posts, ebooks, or even press releases. Whatever topic you’re writing about, put it in the box, choose whether it’s a noun or verb, specify how you would like …

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3 Top Cloud Storage Services

What is Cloud Computing? I’ve written before about the benefits of cloud computing, but basically, it means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive. Cloud computing has quickly caught on and is becoming more and more popular as users have quickly begun to realize its benefits. The main benefit of using …

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How To Increase Your Productivity by 30%

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How do you spend the first hour of your day? Brendon Burchard is a business mentor, motivational speaker, teacher, and founder of the High Performance Academy. Watching this video on his Charged Life website recently, I was struck by something I’d heard before but not really paid attention to: the way we spend the first …

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What is Hootesuite and Why Should I Care?

Hootesuite is one of my favorite tools for juggling more than one social media platform for your business. If, like me, you’re managing social media  posts for clients or as a volunteer, it becomes even more critical to have everything all in one place. Its main value to me is being able to schedule posts …

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When Should You Pay For Professional Help?

Most small business owners find it very difficult to call in professional help with their website or other aspects of their business. There are many reasons for this, depending on the situation: We think we can figure it out ourselves. We don’t want to pay someone else to do something we can do for ourselves. …

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Friday Quick Tip: What’s All The Fuss About WordPress?

WordPress is highly regarded My clients know I’m a huge fan of using WordPress.org as the foundation for your website. Unfortunately, many still think of it as primarily a blogging platform, but it is actually a very robust content management system (CMS). You can create Pages or Posts (what you’re reading now is a post) …

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Free Mind Mapping Software Captures Your Genius

What’s your favorite way to sketch out a project or idea? I’ve always been partial to pen and yellow legal pad, but some prefer a napkin or piece of notebook paper. At the Internet Marketing conference I’m attending in Atlanta (http://mynamsliveevent.com), mind mapping software is all the rage. A clear favorite seems to be one …

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