3 Ways To Use Trello For Managing Your Creative Business
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Let me confess something to you: I’m a productivity tool junkie.
I’ve tried almost every productivity and project management tool out there, from fan favorites such as Todoist and Asana, to more complex tools like OmniFocus.
I’ve enjoyed playing around with most of them, but when it comes to running my own creative business, Trello always comes out on top.
What is Trello?
Trello is a project management and collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards and lets you easily see what’s being worked on and where you need to direct your creative attention next.
Today, I’m bringing you some of my favorite ways to use Trello for organizing and managing your creative business!
How To Use Trello To Manage Your Creative Business
Use Trello as… Your content calendar.
I like to use Trello to see my content strategy at a glance. As much as I love my handy little content strategy spreadsheet, it’s not very practical when it comes to figuring out exactly where I’m at with each blog post.
Trello’s card system, on the other hand, is absolutely perfect for that.
Here’s what my content strategy Trello board looks like now:
I also like to add a checklist to each blog post to keep track of where I’m at and attach any relevant documents (drafts, photos, research links) using the Google Docs power up.
Use Trello to… Manage client projects.
I like to use Trello to manage my project workflow - starting with the onboarding process.
As soon as a contract is signed, I create a new project board and add any important documents and links to it right away. I also assign certain cards to the client to make sure everything I need from them is done in time!
Here’s what a sample project looks like for my copywriting clients:
Use Trello to… Create and organize business systems.
My business really solidified when I bit the bullet and spent a week creating business systems, workflows and standard operating procedures for various aspects of my day to day life.
Trello was a big help in that department, specifically because of its “at a glance” functionality.
Here’s a little inspiration for creating your own systems using a Trello board:
If you dig a little deeper, you will find that each little step has 1-3 Google Docs attached to it with templates relevant to that particular step.
So, creatives, tell me - what do you use Trello for? Leave a comment below to share your tips with the rest of us!
Psst… I will be sharing a super detailed behind-the-scenes look at my Trello board this Saturday. Stay tuned!