Asking for help can be a very tough thing to do. It brings up adequacy issues; “I should know how to…” It can bring up trust issues; “How do I know if I can trust them to…” It can bring up control issues; “I can do it myself…”
While I can’t solve these issues in this week’s Q&A, I can provide some small steps – tools – that can help ease your burden and make life a little easier.
Last week’s article on Tools for Success created even more questions. So, I thought I’d expand more during this week’s Q&A on other tools I use in my day-to-day and weekly activities.
Evernote is indispensable for me to keep track of information. You know, those notes, ideas, thoughts – everything. I used to carry around journals everywhere to take notes and record thoughts. But, searching through old journals, or entries in the existing journal was not very practical…so, I didn’t do it.
Enter Evernote which allows me to add ‘tags’ or categories. Provides searchable platform. I can take notes on any device and all my notes synchronize. I like the email feature. When you sign up, you get an email that you can send notes, from email, right into your Evernote account.
Best of all, Evernote is free…I like free tools. Click here to learn more.
Do you see all those video sales letters and other recorded presentations? They’re using Screenflow (Mac) or Camtasia (PC). It’s the easiest way to record a Keynote (Mac) or PowerPoint (PC) presentation on your computer while you talk into a microphone. Technology is shifting what you outsource and what you can do quicker, and less expensive on your own.
Screenflow is great because it records the whole screen. You can narrate while you flip through the slides, or show things on your computer. And then you can animate or accentuate parts of your screen. With Screenflow, you’ll become a presentation master in a very short period of time. Click here to learn more.
I am grateful daily for OptimizePress. It’s a WordPress “theme” that was built by marketers. And since you’re a marketer (we all are), you’ll appreciate how easy OptimizePress makes setting up squeeze pages, sales pages, blog pages, membership site pages.
It’s as easy as choosing a template and filling in the blanks. I especially like the dozens of built in graphics they provide to make your page look incredibly professional..without the cost. If you’re online, you must use WordPress…and add OptimizePress as your theme. Click here to learn more.
Box Shot King
You’ve seen all those “product pictures” on sales letters, right? It looks like a professional photographer took pictures of the person’s product on a white background. Perhaps you thought “How can I get my product to look like that?”
Not to worry, because Box Shot King makes it possible to create one of those awesome 3D graphics for your product – In Under 2 Minutes – It’s crazy what technology has allowed us to do. The last time I paid a designer for something like this, it cost hundreds of dollars. Now, I can create a product picture in under 2 minutes. And if I don’t like it, I can edit in over and over again. Maybe I’ll spend up to 10 minutes to get it right. Wow. Click here or take the Box Shot Challenge below.
If you’re still using easy-to-remember passwords. Or worse, perhaps you’re using one password for everything. Technology makes it so easy to keep track of your passwords. As I write this, I have 729 different VERY STRONG passwords for various accounts. And the best part? I don’t know any of them.
With 1Password, all I have to do is remember “one password” that unlocks the software. And then it auto-fills the username and password of sites I visit. It also stores different addresses, credit cards, frequent flyer accounts, website logins and all other information you want to keep secured.
Enjoy the weekend!
PS – Looking for a tool for something else? Use the comments below to let me know.