If there’s anything this past year has taught us, it’s that time is precious. Life is far too short to be working a job that has you breathing a sigh of relief at 5 pm on a Friday, giving you a severe case of the Sunday Scaries or even has you holding back the tears in your weekly meeting - we know there is more to life but sometimes, taking the leap is just too damn scary. Truth be told, there’s no good time to start your own business, especially in the middle of a global pandemic, right?
Here's 3 free tools to get you started
We all know the companies that have nailed their signature branding, those infamous golden arches, the sleek swooping tick on your running shoes or the chic interlocking C’s on your best friend’s handbag - we can glance at these images for a mere second and immediately recognise them.
Canva is a free platform to create all of your marketing materials; adverts, social media posts, blogs and more. There’s thousands of graphics, fonts and layouts to choose from, you can perfect your brand image without the hefty price tag of a graphic designer.
With distancing restrictions that will realistically be in place for a long time to come, combined with our ever increasing dependency on our phones, tablets and even watches, it certainly comes as no surprise that 1 in every 4 dollars is spent on a mobile device.
We are using our phones more now than ever, connecting with loved ones, organising the weekly food shops and simply just to pass the time, and this can be used to your advantage.
Take your new found brand image and splash it across all social media channels, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter; and utilise free SEO plugins to get organic traffic to your channels.
BookingLive's Free Online Scheduling and Booking System
BookingLive offers Covid secure solutions, ensuring all of your services can be booked with capacity restrictions to keep the safety of your customers as top priority.
We have partnered with Stripe; a secure, industry-leading integrated payment gateway and we only take a small percentage of each transaction that is made through the system.
If no payment is needed for your booking, there is absolutely no charge as setup and management of your booking platform is completely free. That's one less monthly bill to calculate when budgeting for your new business.
You can operate your BookingLive booking platform from any device, anywhere, 24/7. Minimise the mind-numbing administration by automating your calendar management with our calendar sync and Google integration. So you can spend your time and energy on the fun stuff.
Claim your FREE Online Booking & Scheduling System HERE
After one whole year in lockdown, our priorities and passions are clearer than ever. We know what gets us out of bed in the morning, and what makes us hit the snooze button and climb back under the covers. With tales of recessions and post-pandemic economic crises splashed across the news, the prospect of taking the leap and starting your new business might seem completely out of reach, but using the tools above can help to reduce unnecessary spends, look after your customers with capacity management and secure transactions and give you the time to create something you’re truly proud of.
You may not be the ever-optimistic, cliche-quoting, vision board-pinning type, but it really is true what they say:
“Do a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”