Amongst the vast world of software, Plugins and features that are available to us as Website owners, it is important that we keep on top of our subscriptions. Afterall, you don’t want to be paying out money for omething that you dont need or dont want. So, let’s have a look at how best to go about managing our subscriptions and keeping on top of them.
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Now, one of the most common methods that we use to remember important information is to write it down. Likewise when it comes to remembering Important dates, we often mark them down on a calendar or Diary. However, in todays age of technology, we also have digital options. So let’s just have a look at the options available to us to help with organising our day to day business.
A Physical Calendar
Well, the oldest method of remembering dates that we are most familiar with is the good old fashioned paper or card calendar. This lets us not only mark off the dates that are important to us, but also gives us an overview of our week or month ahead at a Glance.
Some physical calendars are different from others and range from small basic calendars that give you a quick Glance of your month in Grid form to much more detailed calendars that let you add details of appointments or other engagements that you may have on any given date.
A Physical Diary
Well, much like the old fashioned physical calendars , the good old fashioned Diary has also been such a handy tool for our businesses for many years. Rather than just being able to view the days and dates of your coming month, you can write down details of your days in the form of a book.
Some diaries are bigger than others and you have a whole range of diaries available from any stationers and often even hardware stores. You have the small pocket sized books that give you enough space to jot down some basic details of engagements you may have on any given date.
Then there’s the much bigger Books that are more accustomed to being kept on your desktop, drawer or workspace. These give you much more space to add more details of your engagements on these days.
As well as being the worlds largest and most powerful search engin, Google nowadays also have a whole range of technology available for your business that you can very often use completely Free of Charge. Amongst Googles many features is the Google Calendar.
This in my own opinion is the best of them all and it’s certainly the calendar that I use. This gives you space to enter as much detail as you like about your engagements on any given day and time, as it even has an hourly breakdown of each day. So this also works as a great tool if you have a lot of appointments in a day.
It also lets you recieve notifications from Google when you have an upcoming event that you want to be reminded of. You can set Google to give you notifications an hour, a day, a week or month before the time and date you wish to be reminded of. It’s up to you and you can set it how you like it.
If you use a PC or Windows Laptop, then you will see the current time and date at the bottom right hand side of your screen. If you click on this, it will open up a small calendar. This is a great way of looking at dates ahead at a glance. This is just one of the features of the Microsoft calendar. But not the only one.
The Microsoft Calendar works much the same as the Google one which allows you to set notifications of your upcoming events that you wish to be reminded of. So, if you have a ‘Free Trial’ subscription for example, you can set your notifications to alert you the day (or a few days) before your plan renews. This way you have a chance to cancel that subscription if you don want to continue it.
Personally, I find it a good idea to set reminders for EVERY subscription, even if you have no intention of cancelling it. This keeps you aware of them and when theyre due. In Online business, there’s a good chance that you will be using many different Programs, Plugins and other Software. So it’s wise to keep them fresh in your mind, because it can be very easy to forget. Especially if you have a lot of Free Trials and so on.
Like the Google calendar, the Microsoft calendar is Free to use. Like i said earlier, if you have a windows PC or laptop, then you will already have Microsoft tools built in. But if you are using another type of device, then you can get the Microsoft Calendar here;
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