Your Google Calendar System

Your Google Calendar System

If you read my other post about using your planner AND your Google Calendar, then you should read this post. If you haven’t read that one yet, check it out after this one. There is no particular order to either one of these posts - they both have some awesome information that benefits each other. Using a Google Calendar can make your life so much simpler.

I have devised personal codes to help me read my calendar faster and easier. I have no shame in saying that I used many of the codes I use in my daily job at Pay it Forward Processing. I manage my boss’s calendar and while I will spare you from having to see what it looks like, I am going to show you how we schedule events on the calendar. It’s going to be a ton of fun!

Connecting Your Google Calendar to Your Planner

Connecting Your Google Calendar to Your Planner

Scheduling and planning has become all the rage these days. If you take were to Google the words bullet journal, notebook, or planner, the results are some awesome articles and news surrounding the offline side of things. It’s hard to imagine not having a calendar to help schedule everything out for someone like me. I enjoy it so much I actually schedule things twice!

Let me explain. I love planning on paper. I currently use a spiral bound Recollections Planner, which you’ve probably noticed me mentioning a few times. I use this to schedule out my days, keep track of appointments I need to set up, and track habits. Then I take all of the days that I have meetings, appointments, and so on, and add them to my second calendar: Google Calendar.v

Starting A Planner: Using Physical Planners to Organize Your Life

Starting A Planner: Using Physical Planners to Organize Your Life

Planners have become all the rage these days. If you haven’t checked it out, here are a few links to show you how big it’s gotten: here, here, oh and this one. It’s a bit hard to believe, but it’s true. Writing things in a planner or notebook helps keep things at the front of your mind. Planners really are a great way to get out of your own head. As a business owner, this can make your life a lot easier.  

Setting Up Your YouTube Channel

Setting Up Your YouTube Channel

Social media plays a pretty big role in business. If you don’t believe me, just google social media for business. Trust me, you’ll be overwhelmed by the number of articles, videos, and podcasts wanting to give you information on how to use social media the “right” way. While YouTube doesn’t fall into the big 4 categories of social media, it is still a very useful platform, especially since videos have such a huge impact on one’s business.

While YouTube may not be a place to increase your network, it can be a platform to increase your authority and help you gain more clients. If you’ve been interested in setting up a YouTube channel, then follow these steps. Even if you aren’t interested in setting up a channel to create videos, I would set one up anyways. There is a ton of information available on YouTube, plus if you ever get interested in doing so later, you already have a platform set up for you.

Setting Up Your Pinterest Strategy

Setting Up Your Pinterest Strategy

Oh social media. The bane of a vast majority of creative entrepreneur’s existence. It truly is a horrible addition to the ever growing task list in a business owner’s life. However, we can’t ignore how important it is, which means we need to take an active role in learning and using them. Today, I want to help you with Pinterest. I’m sure you’ve heard many entrepreneurs swear by Pinterest. It’s evolved into quite the social media platform.

If you have no idea how to use Pinterest or if you’re of the mind that it’s only for older women who have all the time in the world to DIY a ton of projects, you seriously need to click this link. It’s a link over to Melyssa Griffin’s website and her course Pinfinite Growth. You need it. You’re welcome.

Crafting Social Media Bios

Crafting Social Media Bios

In most cases, your social media profiles are the first pieces of content your audience sees from you. It’s where they go to find out more information on who you are, what you do, and if they’re interested in you. If you’ve read or watched anything from Melyssa Griffin or literally any other Instagram influencer, then you know the last six photos you’ve posted are what represents your brand, but there’s something else I want to call your attention to. If you didn’t notice, your profile is also a big deal when it comes to your audience finding you.

Your audience reads your biography, they look at your profile picture, they check out your name, and then they decide whether or not they want to click that link in your profile. If you have been living under a rock, you may not know this, but social media is incredibly important when it comes to building a business and trying to market your product or service. You need your social media profiles to be as complete and seamless as possible across all platforms. Check out my post a couple weeks ago about your social media profiles.