Working Remotely with social media the tools you need to succeed out of the office
Wanting to spend less time tracking time? Give Toggl a whirl!
Toggl is a user-friendly, compact, and flow-focused timer which users can integrate into their general work routine and more specifically, invoicing process!
You can choose from Toggl’s Starter, Premium, and Enterprise packages – features like reporting and customization increae as you upgrade.
Don’t you love sharing links? We do!
Well, if you haven’t been using a link shortener up to this point, brace yourself because a’change-is-a’coming.
Instead of posting an entire line of jumbled characters and symbols that also happens to use up almost all of your characters, you can use the blessing that is bitly. Even with Twitter having its own built-in shortner, bitly still offers more with its added feature of generated link data and reporting through it’s Enterprise plan.
Ready? It’s simple…
- Go to bitly.com
- Copy and paste the link you want to share in the given field
- Click “shorten”
- Voila, you have a way more work-able and beautiful link
- Now, just implement into your social media post(s)
Hootsuite is a Vancouver-based platform that will totally change the way you approach your social media management.
It acts as a one-stop hub for scheduling and publishing your posts, allowing you to ditch the hour-long organization session that ends with twenty tabs open at once.
In all plans, you can upload photos or videos, incorporate hashtags, and utilize the Hootsuite app on your phone, making it even simpler to update things on the move as needed.
3. Style Guide
To help keep things on track, it’s always a good idea to refer back to your or your clients’ brand/style guide.
By implementing the appropriate colours, fonts, type(s) of imagery, and voice, you’ll be able to offer consistency between posts and channels. And if you’re responsible for managing the look and feel of a brand from afar, creating a simple style guide is a great plae to start.
Give these brands’ style guides a look if you’re needing some inspiration!
Raise your hand if you’ve ever laughed at a stock image so cheesy, you couldn’t believe it…
Okay, so basically everyone.
Well, luckily (seriously, we are so fortunate), Unsplash offers stock imagery that goes well-beyond the norm. Each photo is high resolution, and typically taken by with a creative eye.
Another amazing thing? They’re all free!
Need a little help with one of your upcoming posts?
Visit Unsplash and find the perfect image for your social media/blog posts.
Taking your laptop out on a flight, confined by the itsy-bitsy fold-down table, is not anyone’s idea of an ideal workspace. Thankfully some tasks aremore viable than ever to tackle on your mobile device.
For times when you’re needing to jot down a quick visual or look for inspiration for a logo, Canva offers an accessible artboard and helpful tools. In addition, there are plenty of options for downloading different formats of your finished masterpieces: PNG, JPEG, PDF (Print), PDF (Screens), and more.
I have used Canva here and there, primarily for getting visual concepts from inside my busy brain to a place for safe-keeping. If you need a one-stop hub for your ideas, sign up for Canva for free (or check out Canva Pro) on desktop or download their mobile app!
Social media is ALWAYS evolving, adapting to the ever changing world around us. We’ll keep you posted with all our future discoveries as we embrace the brave new world of remote digital creation!!