Mobile apps to supercharge your freelance business on WordPress
WordPress powers almost 35% of online businesses and websites. The platform’s ease of use, abundant features and a supportive community makes it ideal to run your online business. Your website is an open business front that continually attracts visitors, serves customer needs, and even books you profits while you sleep.
However, given the many tasks you must manage to keep you site going, keeping up can get exhausting fast. Luckily, mobile apps give you the ability and flexibility to manage your freelance business on the go. Whether you need to plan business strategy, schedule content, market your products or handle social media, there is probably app for that.
We’ll explore some of the most popular mobile apps that will change how you do business and help you reclaim your freedom and sanity.
Google Analytics is one of the most powerful and free analytics tool available to website owners. It gives you a granular view of your user statistics and behavior helping you make informed decisions.
For example, you can see how many people visit your site, where they come from, what they do while visiting and the amount of time they spend on your site, what products they click on etc.
You’ll also enjoy other advantages like:
- Getting real-time data and site monitoring
- Ability to create custom reports with your own parameters
- Access to simple graphical reports that you can easily save on the dashboard
- Ability to apply date range and segment comparisons to better understand your users
Knowledge is power, more so timely and factual information that helps you better serve your customers. Having access to your business statistics and user behavior data through the Google Analytics mobile app helps you make better, informed decisions.
Do you sometimes get a brilliant idea for your freelance business then quickly forget it? What about that blog post idea that pops in and out of your head when you’re in the shower or on your commute? Sucks, doesn’t it?
With Evernote, one of the best note taking apps, you can quickly jot down or capture your idea for later. The app’s biggest advantage is that your notes sync across all your devices giving you access no matter where you are.
Some of the things you can do with the evernote app include:
- Jot down blog post ideas
- Flesh out blog articles on the go
- Create to-do lists
- Craft strategy and collaborate with other people
- Capture ideas in form of pictures, videos, bookmarks etc
The app’s search feature helps you quickly find the information you want. Evernote is arranged into notebooks that keeps all your notes and ideas organized and easy to find.
The WordPress.com app, created by Automattic can connect to your self hosted WordPress site letting you create posts, upload pictures, moderate comments and publish content all through the app.
While some features require that you create a WordPress.com account, the fact that you get a scaled down WordPress dashboard right on your mobile device is definitely worth the effort.
In addition, jetpack integration lets you publish and share your posts on social media significantly scaling your reach.
Buffer is a social media aggregation, management and sharing platform that integrates well with WordPress and lets you keep followers and fans engaged on the go.
Let’s face it, social media is an essential part of running a successful freelance business. You get to connect and engage with customers, fans and potential clients through popular platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest etc. Additionally, you can land well paying gigs through platforms like LinkedIn.
The Buffer app gives you the ability to schedule posts, queue interesting content for later publishing and gauge what resonates with your base through its analytics tab. The app also features an image editing functionality to help give your photos that extra sparkle before you share.
Millions of people use WooCommerce to manage their online stores on WordPress. Luckily, WooCommerce also comes in an intuitive iOS mobile app that gives you a bird’s eye view of your online store performance.
While the the WooCommerce mobile app won’t act as a replacement for the desktop version, it gives you full access to the stock catalogue, customer details and the ability to manage inventory. The mobile app also features a beautiful overview of the sales stats and revenue data.
The WooCommerce mobile app is indispensable, helping you manage your online store and keep an eye on operations on the go.
Mobile apps, especially ones that integrate well with WordPress give you the flexibility and freedom to manage your business from anywhere. All you need in most cases is an internet connection. You can view what goes on in your business, engage with customers through social media or even lay out strategies for growth. Take advantage of these and many other apps today to supercharge your business.
What mobile apps do you use to run your freelance business. Please share in the comments section below.