The Way I Manage My Projects with brightpod
The average day will see us producing two to three blogs for our corporate client base, Additionally, we will meet with new clients, deal with accounting and administrative issues, and evaluate what’s working and what we need to do for the next month to keep our clients happy.
I start around 6 or 7 am with a cup of coffee and light breakfast. I usually read the news and listen to Pandora while eating. Then I review and update Brighpod task lists and plan out my day.
a. I use freelance writers to do a lot of the initial heavy lifting which involves research. Then when the base article gets to me, I edit and rewrite where necessary.
b. I hired a bookkeeper. Even though I can do it, maintaining and managing my Quickbooks is something I don’t enjoy. I’d rather spend my time focusing on what I do best, creating content for my clients.
c. I never turn on the T.V. It used to be a problem when I first started working from home. I like background noise, but discovered that T.V. is too powerful a distraction. I’d take a bathroom break and then realize I’d just wasted an hour on some stupid show I didn’t need to watch.
I currently have 6 pods and 9 team members in Brightpod. I’ve created a pod for each client and manage multiple projects within the task list component of Brightpod. Typically, I’ll use the following task lists for each client: Ideas, This Month’s Content, Next Month’s Content, In Review, Edits Needed, and Distribution Schedule.
I was using Outlook and trying to manage my work and projects using the calendar. I switched because I desperately needed something I could use to create separate content calendars for my clients, yet still have visibility into all of them. I also wanted a tool that would allow me to add my clients to the program and let them see the work being done for their account. There were plenty of other editorial calendars out there, but it looked to me like many were built for enterprise organizations and were priced as such. I love Brightpod because it gives me everything I need at a VERY reasonable price. As my company grows, I can step into the next Brightpod plan.
Yes. I do a good deal of content work for bigger agencies and will often have projects come up mid-month. I simply plug the new tasks into the agency pod. Once it’s in Brightpod, it just becomes part of the work schedule.
Brightpod is the simplest software I tried in terms of usability. I wasn’t concerned with my team as much as I was about thrusting a new program at my clients. I didn’t want to spend hours training them on how to use the software, especially because 90% of why I chose it was to keep my company organized. Brightpod was a breeze to show clients and they now really like it.
I love the task lists. The majority of time I spend in Brightpod is either populating tasks or moving them from one list to another. I love the drag and drop task feature.
I would be really upset. I’ve come to rely on Brightpod as the primary operating software of my company.
Love the product and would be excited to see the ability in the future to stack task lists within pods above or below each other. It would save on some scrolling (for me) and keep content segments better organized.