Gmail is one of the best email clients you can choose because of all the collaborative benefits that come with it – Google Drive, Calendar, Docs, etc.
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When dealing with international clients, PayPal may be difficult to avoid. Although not available with full features in most African countries, you can create an account while on a trip abroad to be able to receive money easily from international clients.
One social network where you showcase your expertise, keep tabs on your industry or source for jobs. E.g. Quora, Medium, Reddit, Twitter, active communities.
For seamless business meetings and conference calls, Zoom and Skype are great options. Make sure to have a Skype account and Zoom account ready for when meetings come up.
PiggyBank helps you save, which is very important for a freelancer. You never want to go below a minimum balance so you never go totally broke. A savings and investment app like PiggyBank is essential for every freelancer.
Voice memos are great for recording ideas, taking down quick notes, noting your tasks for the day and even outlining articles.
Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides and Forms are just some of the office benefits of Gmail. They are collaboration-first which makes them one of the most useful tools for all freelancers.
For freelancers who are just starting out, having the Upwork app is a great way to see what jobs are available, what rates other freelancers charge and where you should focus your energy.
Wunderlist is a cloud-based to-do list that is customizable for more uses than the obvious. From daily tasks to one-offs, its features keep you sharp.
The Google Calendar App is great and easy addition to your arsenal. It has inbuilt access to your contacts and syncs easily across time zones and devices.