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Trello is my go to app/tool for organizing my business, my projects, and my personal life.
There is so much you can do with Trello and it is free.
I don’t get paid to promote Trello. I do get some swag now and again. They sent me a t-shirt one time and some chocolate. They gave me some stickers for my boards and the ability to upload custom backgrounds.
How I use Trello for my businesses:
I have a Trello organization for each of my businesses. Then I have boards for the different projects within those organizations.
On the boards I have columns and cards. these can be dragged anywhere I want them to be.
One of my favorite parts of Trello is the ability to copy and move the cards and columns. The next thing I really like are the checklists.
You can also copy a checklist from board to board with one click.
You can add calendar to the board. You can also add deadlines on different tasks.
I have a board for my leads and clients. I have a board for each project I am working on. I am a very visual person so seeing the boards really helps me.
In my VA company, we have a Trello board set up for each client. Each client can see their own board, add feedback, and see what is going on at any time. We manage all the output and delegation of tasks from each Trello board.
I created some video tutorials that are very easy to follow. Some of them are very popular with great feedback about how helpful they are so don’t hesitate to learn how you can simplify your business and your life.
I was on the hunt for a simple project management app for several years. I tried so many of them both paid and free. Because I am a very visual person and love sticky notes I needed something that would work on my mac computer and on my iPhone. It also had to be downloadable from the Apple App store instead of from an unknown or insecure website.
Visual appearance was also important since I would be looking and working in it every day. The learning curve had to be short. It needed to be simplistic enough to understand quickly but also intense and robust enough to handle multiple projects and tasks.
I tend to get excited about an app and start to use one and disappointment rears its ugly head very quickly as soon I discover it is not all it was claimed it would be.
Then I found Trello!
Trello changed my business which helped to change my life.
Trello is free. They do have a paid version but very few people I know need to use the paid versions. About 90% of all those I consult and work with can use the free version.
Click here to get your free version of Trello. I gift Trello and in return I get some “Gold” Trello which is graphic skins I can use on my boards. You can invite all your friends to use Trello and get some “Gold” too.
Because many of you may not know what Trello is or how to use it, I created a YouTube playlist with tutorials I created to train my team on how to use Trello for our projects.
Here is the Trello Tutorial playlist:
Whether you want to organize your daughter’s wedding or plan your garden or whether you need to organize your website content, blog fodder, social media tasks and other checklists for your business, Trello works for both personal and business! And you can keep it all in one account.
A couple of weeks ago I hosted a webinar on how tips and tricks in speed hacking Trello for project management. I am posting that link here as well.
The video tutorials are very short however the webinar is one hour or so. So make sure you watch the short tutorials first.
This one is called, Trello Tutorial Organize your Business and Life
This next video is called, How to Use Trello as a CRM for Entrepreneurs, Consultants and Biz Owners
Followed by: Trello Tutorial: How to Use Trello for Project Management
And: Trello Tutorial: Task Management
Next Trello Tutorial: Fun Trello Hacks Tutorial: How to Add Some Fun to Your Trello Boards
And last but not least, here is the Trello Webinar if you want to go more in depth in learning how to use this very visual organization app! You can use Trello on your desktop on both PC and Macs, on iPads and iPhones. I don’t know about other smart phones, you can check it out.