5 “Hidden Gem” Apps I Use To Make Work Way Easier

5 Cool Apps

I have a secret hobby.

I like to go to the App Store and have Apple tell me all the awesome apps people far cooler than me are using and loving. I favor the really obscure hipster apps, the ones that cost 4 bucks, have limited functionality, and really good graphic design.

(This is a spectacular way to avoid doing work, by the way. The App Store can keep you busy for HOURS.)

However!

Recently the App Store had nothing to offer. I’d reached the end of their suggestions, completely uninspired. So I took to Google, to find “cool apps” that other people are using. I even searched it – see?

Google search results
I see no mention of “cool” here. So much for Google’s relentless drive towards relevance.

If you look closely at the picture above, you’ll notice a common thread – best this, best that, best the other thing – but I didn’t want the “best” apps. I didn’t want the apps that everyone and their basset hound was already using. I wanted new! cool! hip! fun! and instead I found nothing, because all the blogs hate me.

So! In response to this traumatic event, I have decided to channel my pain and boredom and tell YOU 5 cool underappreciated apps that I use nearly every day to make business easier.

Let us commence.

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Should You Come Out On Your Blog? Your 3 Options Explained

Should you come out on your blog?
Hey, guess what! Today is Celebrate Bisexuality Day! It’s a day for us to celebrate bisexual people and their bisexualness!

Also? I find my spell-checker hilarious:

Spellcheck Fail!

Anyway, September 23rd is Celebrate Bisexuality Day and right around the corner from that is Coming Out Day on October 11th. Around this time of year, for those of us in the LGBTQ+ community, it is customary to ask oneself, should I come out on my blog or in my business?

So let’s look at your coming out options. At the macro level, you’ve got three.

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The Efficiency of Inefficiency

The Efficiency of Inefficiency

Sometimes we get a grand vision in our head. We conceive of something we want to do in our business to make things easier. And when we do it? It is gonna be RAD.

Maybe it’s something like an automated upsell system that will get offers in the hands of new customers at pre-defined times after a purchase. That certainly qualifies as rad.

But! Sometimes these things have a number of moving pieces that we haven’t figured out yet.

We need to move to a new shopping cart system, or we need to learn the tech behind our existing system, or we need to make adjustments in our sales pages to integrate some… thing.

But once we’re done – and we understand our shopping cart and get it figured out and all the things are in their right places, then the money’s just going to print itself. Automation FTW.

Again? Rad.

But if there’s a bunch of stuff we have to do before we can make our grand vision work, and we haven’t sorted out how to make each of those things happen, what tends to “happen” is NOTHING.

Hmm… what to do?

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