In the digital world that we live in nowadays, it is even more important that our phones can help aid us. Having worked in the Direct Sales industry for many years (you can read my Direct Sales story here) I know how important it is to have handy apps to help run your business. I’m excited to share with you what I feel are the top 5 apps to use in your Direct Sales business. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience, check out my full disclosure policy for more information. There are of course so many out there that can help aid productivity and boost your business. I’m going to focus on the 5 I think are the most important and have helped me the most.
I am being a bit cheeky and including all related Facebook apps within this, so Messenger, Groups and Pages too. However, I am not a huge lover of Groups for some reason… I ran a lot of my business on Facebook, I still do, and wouldn’t know what to do without the app on my phone. Being able to connect with your team and customers at a moment’s notice is great! Of course, that can have it’s downsides too 😉
I am sure you already have the app on your phone, but in case you don’t then you seriously need to get it. Having a Facebook business page is super important and linking to it in your personal profile then sends any potential leads to you and not your company’s corporate page. I have an article where you can learn all about how to create a Facebook fan page for your Direct Sales business and I encourage you to check it out. Whilst you’re over on Facebook, why not give my page a ‘like’ too – I’ll happily return the favour if you pop your Facebook biz page link in the comments of this post.
I am a HUGE lover of Instagram! I think it can be a great way to help grow your business. But, I recommend getting started once you’ve got the hang of Facebook if it’s also new to you. More and more of our target market is on Facebook and Instagram, as long as with your company you’re targeting women. We are visual beings and we just love looking at pretty pictures. That’s why Pinterest is so successful too 😉 The beauty of Instagram is that it can give your customers a peek into your life, behind the scenes. It gives you more credibility and adds to building relationships. You want to follow people back, and comment on their pictures too of course.
Over is by far my favourite graphics app and had to be included in my Top 5 Apps to use in your Direct Sales Business. WordSwag is an app a lot of my friends love, but for me Over is the one. It’s super easy to create images in the right sizes for different platforms automatically. I love the different layers I can add too, making it easy to pop on my logo, and my cute Avatar 😉
The app is linked to UnSplash and Pixabay so you have access to oodles of beautiful images. It couldn’t be easier to create your own graphics or edit some basic templates like the ones I provide in my monthly graphics club. If you’d like a quick video tutorial on using Over as well as 10 FREE graphics including templates and overlays that you can edit (or not) and use on your social media just sign up below.
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Evernote is a fantastic tool that everyone should be using. As a blogger, I love planning my blog posts in there. I’ve also used it to make notes about team members and customers, especially when I am away from my home office. Having the ability to do that when I am on the go and the fact that it just syncs to all my devices is awesome. I am sure I am not using Evernote to its full potential so I don’t want to try and teach you how to use it at all. I’m currently reading this eBook to learn all I can about it.
Dropbox absolutely had to be in my Top 5 Apps to use in your Direct Sales Business as I literally use it almost every day. I’ve uploaded documents to share with my team here. All the graphics I create I upload here so I can access them from anywhere. Sometimes I’ll have a few minutes spare at work and I can quickly create something in PicMonkey. So I’ll do so and then upload it to Dropbox to use at a later date from my laptop at home, or my phone. I have upgraded to have larger space and it is so worth it. It just makes everything so much easier.
As a blogger, creating graphics for my blog posts in PicMonkey just makes things so easy. And I love the new ‘Hub’ feature and hope it will come out of Beta and last! Of course, I use Photoshop, too. When I have more time and want something more detailed, I’ll use Photoshop. For quick and easy PicMonkey wins every time! I always upload everything to Dropbox, though. I just love being able to access my graphics and documents wherever I am.
I hope you have enjoyed my Top 5 Apps to use in your Direct Sales Business and that it helps you discover some new useful tools for your Direct Sales business. Please do let me know what you think and if there are any others you think should be up there 🙂