Author: Ashwin

How To Manage Virtual Teams (& Tools To Help)

This is the era of remote work. If you are still hiring full-time staff for work that could very be done by someone on the other side of the globe, you are truly missing out on the pure arbitrage opportunity that outsourcing provides. You could whine all you want about keeping jobs home, but the money isn’t staying where you want it to be. Virtual teams are the perfect answer to startup bootstrapping, for more efficient workflows, and a reasonably inexpensive expense management. If you’ve been in the market for the best project management software, here are a few you should look at: NutCache Nutcache is a smart and simple, all-in-one project management tool that allows you bring your team aboard, organize tasks and projects using lists and cards (just the way you’d want to organize your ideas and projects), track project progress (including time spent on each task/project) along with measuring individual progress of each team member. Nutcache also includes full-time billing, time tracking, expense-management, reporting, payment gateways, invoicing templates, and more. In short, it’s a super project management tool that makes you rethink “collaboration” Due Without going too overboard, Due focuses on what most self-employed professionals, freelancers, and even agencies of all kinds need: a simple invoicing software that pulls the cash in and leaves the stress out. Track time and invoice like a pro with plenty...

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Sniply: Lead Your Followers & Get Rewarded For it

How often do you post on Twitter? The averages – according to Marketing Charts – count to 10 tweets per day. Some companies go up as far as 20 updates a day. On an average, you’d be spending about 12 – 15 hours a week on social media alone. That’s a lot of time and that time has a price to it. You’d better get something back from that time invested. Now, that’s about 600 updates in a month. We aren’t even talking about the normal conversations and engagement-specific tweets that go out on the stream. Sharing is good....

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LaPa: Landing Pages Inspiration, Delivered

Oh, we are so lost on Landing Pages inspiration, the whole lot of us. Yet, we also have plenty of it when we need to. Landing pages, you all know, is critical for any kind of campaign. You need some sort of action, you’d need a landing page to help capture all the lead generation action, provide focus for the campaign, help boost the conversion rates,and the most bang for your buck. Most landing page inspiration examples usually come from blog posts from the popular blogs such as HubSpot, Unbounce, or WishPond. Those are good ones, and you’d do...

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Charlie App: Clinch Deals, and Sell Like God Does

Pick any successful entrepreneur and you’ll see a few things common: They build great businesses. They have great teams. They have systems and processes for everything. Everyone else is somewhere on the way to that kind of success. Now, starting a business is easy. Finding teams and building systems is the hard part. Thankfully, a few resourceful entrepreneurs and technology helps ease this journey. While the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Daymond John, and every other hotshot entrepreneur would have an executive assistant to brief them up before meetings, the rest of us have to depend on Google or LinkedIn....

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Cyfe: All-In-One-Dashboard Just Makes Your Life Easy, If Not Better

There’s big data, and then there’s data for the little guys. Small businesses don’t need overwhelm and that’s where web-tools like Cyfe look like virtual heroes. Did you know businesses spend more than 80% of their time digging information and to collect, organize, analyze, and report data? That’s pure overwhelm and you can forget about making sense of this data. Believe it or not – and clichéd or not – time is really money. Ask anyone who bills by the hour and all that time wasted is “non-billed hours”. As marketing gets more multi-channeled, data sprawl is just as...

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