Software that “just works.”
Text expander software
TextExpander is a magical $40/year software that saves me 12 hours a month.
Watch my video – you will be amazed. The best part is that my whole staff uses my subscription, which keeps us all on the same page.
If you look at nothing else on this whole site, TextExpander is the one thing that you won’t want to miss.
I negotiated a 20% discount for Paige’s Page readers using this link.
Because most of my ACH customer payments were being charged $10 by Quickbooks, I started using PaySimple (if you decide to try PaySimple please come back to use this affiliate link – it earns me a small commission at no cost to you. This is how I’m able to run this blog without charging subscribers) which only charges 60 cents plus .10%/ACH payment. This saves me about $300/month!
Check out my webpage to see how this all looks to a customer.
We take far more deposits because it’s Just.So.Easy…(better cash flow!)
Customer credit card charges are automatically charged a 3.5% “convenience fee” (I’m not the “bad guy” that charges the fee!).
Best of all, if a customer pays a deposit using PaySimple but doesn’t pay their final bill, I’m allowed to charge their final bill to the same method with which they paid their deposit.
That’s right, if a customer doesn’t pay at the end of their project, my terms and conditions allow me to charge their credit card or bank account for their final payment. This has brought my time and fees collecting on past due accounts down to zero.
Loom Screen Recorder
It would be so much easier if I could just sit on people’s shoulders and tell them how to do stuff.
That’s where Loom Screen Recording comes in – it allows me to film a screen recording in seconds.
I just click a button and I’m recording. Then I click it again and I’ve copied my recording to a link I can send to anyone.
What’s different about Loom than using the recorder in Teams is that the recording itself is available instantly (not minutes or hours of waiting for it to render), and can be emailed to anyone.
I’ve used Loom to record videos that explain things to customers, my team and even my kids’ teachers.
We love it for taking a customer through sales proposal on the screen, and then emailing them that recording.
If you work remotely, sending a Loom screen recording allows your team to see exactly what you mean, and they can even rewatch it weeks later if they forget how to do something.
All this and the personal plan is free.