Updated: Mar 6, 2021
As a wedding professional, there are tools that I use every day to run my business and keep me on track. You know these are the tools that if you had to live without them it would drive you crazy. Today I want to talk about the top 4 tools that I use on a daily basis.
Aisle Planner is a CRM platform that wedding pros use to keep all things planning in one spot. This platform allows you to hold all your client information, vendor information, timeline, layout drawing, guest management, design boards, palette choices, notes, and budget all in one place. You can choose to bring your client into the planning process by adding them as a planning partner, assigning them tasks that need to be completed, and also having conversations inside the platform to keep all correspondence in one place. This is by far the number one tool that I use every day. I log into the platform daily and handle my client's accounts and ensure that we are on track for their big day. Have you thought about trying Aisle Planner or would like to learn more? Use this link to learn more about AP, sign up for their free 30-day trial, and receive 25% off your first three months of a new subscription after your 30-day trial period is over.
Flodesk is an email marketing platform. I use this platform to send out weekly emails to my subscribers with things like my weekly tips and tricks videos for Aisle Planner and a link to what is on the blog this week. If you sign up for creative management assistance, as soon as you do an inquiry through my AP account a trigger is sent to my Flodesk account to send out an email thanking you for the inquiry and includes a link to set up a phone conversation to see how I can better help you. The best thing about Flodesk is that there are no limits on the number of subscribers you can have. You heard that right, no limits. You can have 5 or 5,000 and the pricing is still the same. I have worked in different email marketing platforms and I love when I can make the emails look professional and pretty. Flodesk has some of the best templates that I have seen in the industry. Give it a try today. Your first 30 days are free and then it is just $38/month. However, if you use this link you can get Flodesk for just $19/month. You will not be sorry that you gave it a try.
Do you ever find yourself wondering how other wedding pros seem to always have time to post to Instagram? I know I did. My daughter convinced me that I needed to have Instagram, as an old school kind of person I never understood the importance, and boy how I have jumped on the Instagram band wagon. However, I did find that it was so laborious, and did not know how to stay on top of it and everything else that I had to do as a solopreneur. That was until the day I found Tailwind. This is such a great platform that allows you to sit down and plan out as many days of posting that your heart desires. The best part is that it will post to Instagram and Facebook simultaneously and you just took one day to sit down and bring in the content, write the posts, and schedule them. I typically sit down every Monday or Tuesday and schedule out the entire week of posting, then drop the mic I am done for the week. Did you know that you can even schedule IG stories? What, yes I said schedule IG stories. There are a couple of extra steps to that but wow does it save some time. Here is the best part though, it is only $14.95/month. Want to learn more and see if Tailwind is the right fit for you, check it out here.
Before using Calendy, I would call my inquiries or email them and play telephone tag or email tag trying to connect. I found that I was losing some inquiries due to their inability to set up an appointment to talk right away. With that, I tried something new, I tried to put a link directly on my website to schedule a call now. To my amazement, my inquiries went up around 50% and they actually turned into more bookings. I credited this to giving the client an opportunity to book with me right away to have a conversation. The best part is that Calendy is free if you only need to have one type of booking. It connects directly to your calendar and you tell the system when you are available to take calls and actually schedule the amount of time you want to give to these calls. Since starting with Calendy and as my business has grown, I have since started the premium membership that I pay $15/month in order to host as many different types of schedulers that I want to host. Give it a try today and you will not be disappointed.
It is always my goal as a wedding professional to share great tips and tricks that I have learned throughout my career to help others. When we help one another grow, we are giving the world great professionals for couples to work with. Thank you for stopping by today.
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