Gratituesday is a weekly blog post (that I try to keep up with) I got involved with over here. You should join, too! If you do, be sure to let me know in the comments as I would love to read what you write about. Okay, this week has been incredible! I actually have so much I want to write about this morning, but I am going to reserve my huge list for future Gratituesdays. :) For now... I want to talk to my friends in the photography industry.
My friends in real life know that when I find a product, a routine, a business, or even a food that I love and that works for me, I canNOT stop talking about it. I believe in my heart that what I found would be just as great for EVERYONE else in the world as it is for me. (Trust me, I know this is not always a positive thing.) Luckily my friends know how to appease me with their "uh huh's" and "wow Liz, very cool" statements. :) (Whatever they need to say to get me to hush up, haha.)
But for real... this one I KNOW will be super helpful for other photographers! (Much like Lightroom and Photo Mechanic... do yourself a favor and check them out if you aren't already using them.) If you aren't already using a business management program, please stop what you are doing right now and go sign up for the free trial of Tave.
I found Tave a week ago and have since dumped the entire contents of the business-space of my brain into Tave. It is doing the thinking for me. And finally, finally I am able to offer better customer service and have more free time in the process. I cannot tell you how amazing it feels to let go of the stress of remembering my to-do list! In addition, Tave has a great financial area, a space to keep track of vendors (no more googling addresses over and over again!), and a place to upload files for each job (contract, photo lists, etc). You can plug in your workflow (and due dates and reminders!) so that you never miss a step in the process from inquiry to product delivery.
Okay... that is all I am going to say. I know this is more of a commercial than it is a Gratituesday - but this week I am SO incredibly thankful for Tave. If for nothing other than the fact that I can sleep peacefully at night without waking up to jot things down on my to-do list.
Ahhh... so this week I am grateful for Tave and peaceful nights of sleep. :)
What are you grateful for?