Whether you’re working from home or at an event networking your butt off, communication as a freelancer is of utmost importance since you are often your biggest representative. This means you have to walk the walk and talk the talk simultaneously. Wishu is trying to make it easier for you to communicate and so here’s our list of top 5 communication tools.
You’ve probably heard of Slack already but in case you hadn’t, we thought we would chuck it first in the list anyway. Essentially the Whatsapp of the working world, conversations in Slack are fully searchable, and organised into channels, by project, topic, team, or whatever makes sense for you. New emojis have recently been created specifically for the platform to represent different moods and elements of working from home.
FastMail isn’t only fast at sending an email but also super quick when it comes to searching your archive or syncing your email, contacts, calendars and notes. Furthermore, it’s super-secure, with optional two-step verification providing the peace of mind that no one will ever read your emails but you. They also offer 24-hour support and promise “No ads, ever”.
If your freelance business is a brand or perhaps you yourself are the brand (independent musician or fashion designer for example), Mention basically scouts where and when you are being talked about. Mention monitors over one billion sources daily to provide you with live updates about your brand from across the web and social media. It also includes competitor analysis and identifies influencers who may be able to help you boost your brand.
Notion is ideal for communication with clients, employees and team members whether temporal or permanent. The app is essentially four tools in one, offering notes and docs (in more than 30 media types); spreadsheets and databases; a knowledge database (i.e. a central repository of questions and answers about the project); tasks and projects organiser.
The infamous choice for bulk email and newsletter sending, MailChimp has grown enormously every year. I mean, the service is free for up to 2,000 subscribers and 12,000 emails per month, which is certainly enough to give it a good try before putting your hand in your wallet.