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6 Tools I use to manage my career

In today's world musicians don't only need to be excellent performers and outstanding artists, but also need to know how to manage their own careers. Luckily for us, there are a number of online tools which can help us stay on top of all our projects.

Here is a list of online tools I use to manage my own career:

  1. Hubspot. The online tool which I use daily to manage my career. It is really great for managing contacts, deals, tasks, follow up on projects and create newsletters. It can be rather intimidating in the beginning, but once you get the hang of it, you will feel more in control of the office work related to your career.

  2. Wix. Wix is probably one of the more well-known website builder platforms out there. I created my website using a template from Wix and later customized everything to my taste. I know it is perhaps not the fastest or the best solution, but it works for me. I have 100% control over my website and its contents. I can modify any element on any page at any time and there’s also a pretty good dashboard for getting insights about the performance of your website.

  3. Canva. A graphic design tool with thousands of models, templates and elements. There are different packages, from free to premium, but up until now the free version has everything I need. You can create your social media content with the correct sizes and ratios for Instagram, Facebook, YouTube; you can also create cards, menus, newsletters, presentations, posters and much more with just a few clicks. It is truly amazing what you can do with Canva!

  4. To-do from Microsoft. This app comes pre-installed on all the Windows 10 laptops and PCs and is free. I like that it’s simple in design and easy to use. You can create different lists, tasks, set due dates and reminders and tick off the things you’ve finished. Pretty simple, but it works (at least for me).

  5. Google Analytics. I use Google analytics with my website and Patreon page. Basically, the way it works is: you create a unique ID tag which you then incorporate into your website or a page you would like to see the performance of. Once it has sufficient data, it can show you which pages on your website were visited, how often, from where, etc. That way you can optimize the website for a more user-friendly experience and perhaps add an extra language to your content if you get many visits from Spain, for example, but have no content in Spanish. For privacy reasons, a disclaimer should be put in place for this tool.

  6. YouTube Studio. Works pretty much like Google Analytics and shows you the content which you published on your channel with all the relevant information. You can figure out what kind of content performs best, which doesn’t, perhaps the length is the problem (or the solution), so again you can adapt and create more interesting, engaging and better content.

I hold monthly webinars on using the first three of the above tools and offer one-on-one sessions to help set up the above tools. Reach out if you have any questions at all.

What tools do YOU use? Comment below ;)


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