Learn How To Manage Virtual Teams and Succeed

At the end of the day, a good manager is a good manager. They all have a similar set of skills that allow them to motivate, direct and inspire their team. There are some minor tweaks, however, that need to be made to your managerial style when making the jump from an in-house team to a virtual one. We’ve highlighted the skills most desired in the man (or woman) standing at the head of a virtual team. Be Adaptive to…

(More) Places Freelancers Can Look to Find Freelance Work with Legitimate Businesses

New year, new you? Kicking your freelance business into overdrive? Getting your feet wet? Out of the freelance biz, but still looking for the occasional side gig? The really cool thing about freelancing is that it fits YOUR life. You can do as much or as little as you want, and the work is still going to be there. With 2017 out of its awkward training pants and kicking into high gear, companies are looking to freelancers to help them…

How to Use Asana To Streamline Projects and Get Objectives Done Faster

One of the things we’re really focused on here at MinterApp is helping our teams help their teams. That means helping you get-and stay-organized, and streamline work processes that provide maximum efficiency while helping you maintain maximum sanity! The great thing is that Minterapp is integrated to time track on Asana. Project management software started as a novel idea that blossomed into a core component of any team based system. There are numerous options out there-we recently did a quick…

Minterapp is now integrated with Mailchimp!

We are excited to announce we have finished our integration with Mailchimp. Now you can easily migrate all your clients from Minterapp to Mailchimp so you can start sending your current clients mass emails to win more business. Here is a quick video you can watch to see how you can easily integrate. Some great reasons why you would want to integrate your client list with Mailchimp. Holiday Promotions Send a Drip Campaign Seasonal Promotions It is simple and easy…

Benefits Of Time Tracking [Info-graphic]

Time is money, which is why we see leading businesses worldwide striving to gain a competitive edge by optimizing their time management practices. Efficient time tracking allows businesses to save costs, monitor performance, encourage and reward hard work, identify non-essential activities and enhance transparency. It is due to these reasons that companies have reported astonishing increases in overall productivity by utilizing time tracking techniques. So why expend time and energy on manual time tracking methods when you can meticulously manage…

How Freelancers Should Invoice Their Clients

When I first decided to write this article, I had it all planned out in my head. The best way. The worst way. The best times. The worst times. The best tools. (Hmmmm…) How to bill their clients is a question every freelancer asks when they’re first getting started. I thought I had it in the bag! Then, when I actually sat down to write, I realized that the REAL answer is…it depends. No, I’m not being deliberately vague here.…

Features on Basecamp That Can Help You Manage Work Better

Modern technology has thrown open new doors for companies working with large, virtual teams, distance employees, and long distance business partners. It’s made it easier for teams to communicate…or has it? An increasing number of companies are finding that as their organization grows, their ability to organize their teams goes out the window. Excessive numbers of emails, status meetings, watercooler talks and group chats have project managers struggling to stay ahead of the curve, and employees wondering what they got…

Manage Remote Employees and Grow Your Business

Remote teams are a huge boon to any company. Employees are able to work from where they are rather than having a cubicle to check into, and companies save on the overhead associated with an on-site workforce. Managing a remote team can be a slightly different ballgame from managing an office team, however. If you’re looking for ways to more effectively manage remote employees and grow your business, your management team should be trained in the following: Virtual (Written) Communication…

Time Management Hacks Infographic

How many times have you wishes for just one more hour—or eight more hours—in your workday? Even the most productive among us would love to find more ways to get more done. But here’s what time management experts know: You can be more effective with the time you have so that you’re wasting fewer minutes—which adds up to more productive hours every week. One way to give yourself a time management makeover is to start each day with intentional goals,…

Where and How Freelance Writers Can Find Writing Gigs

Life as a freelance writer can feel like a breath of fresh air after sitting in an office cubicle day in and day out. No time clock to punch, no dress code to stick to, no alarm clocks dragging you out of bed at the crack of dawn. It’s pretty much everything you dreamed of when you were a kid trying to stay awake during English class. On the other hand, freelance writing can be a nightmare if you can’t…