5 Essential Tools For Every Online Business Owner

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and consistent effort.” Paul J Meyer

The truth is, everyone could be more productive. All they need is the correct tools and strategies to use these tools. In this article, you will learn about the five essential tools that we use to manage and grow our business efficiently at Ummahpreneur. We think every entrepreneur can benefit by using these tools to successfully start or grow their business.

Let’s dive deep to explore these tools.

1. Asana

The first tool is Asana. This software has been essential to managing projects and operating efficiently within our business. By using Asana, everyone in our team knows what they’re up to, their deadlines, roles, and what we are building together!

Why Asana?

Asana is a powerful and customizable project management tool, and it’s where you can keep track of all of your different task lists, projects and build your business in the most organized ways.

Key features of Asana

  • Keep track of projects through deadlines and filters.
  • The ability to comment on tasks.
  • View tasks associated with a project.

The features within Asana such as timeline have helped us map out with clarity how the pieces of our project fit together and enabled us to synchronize our efforts successfully as a team.

Best of all, it’s completely free. We have been using the free version this whole time, so we haven’t paid to benefit from this incredible software.

Sign up by clicking here: https://asana.com/

2. Canva

The second tool is Canva. When your business needs to be present on social media, you need to provide engagement-worthy content that will resonate with your target audience. This tool has been absolutely essential and a game-changer to produce aesthetic graphics for our social media platforms.

Why Canva?

Canva is an easy-to-use graphic design and video editing tool that allows you to design and publish anything using an intuitive drag-and-drop editor. It’s easily accessible by phone or tablet and is user-friendly. Not only can you use it to spice up your social media content, but you can also use it to design things like presentations, invitations, posters, brochures, business cards, and more.

Key features of Canva

  • You do not require prior experience or have to be a graphic designer to use Canva.
  • You can collaborate with others or create your design team.
  • It is helpful for small businesses and start-ups to produce engaging content consistently.

The best part of this tool is, you can make extraordinary content by just using the free versions.

Sign up by clicking here: https://www.canva.com/

3. Discord

The third tool is Discord. We use this tool to communicate with each other within our business, and this tool has been essential for building a healthy relationship with our team members. 

Why Discord?

Discord is for anyone who could use a place to talk with their friends, teammates, and communities. Discord servers are organized into topic-based channels where you can collaborate, share, and talk about the particular topic that the channel represents. 

Key features of Discord:

  • You can video call or share your screen.
  • By using the features of Channels, you can direct message or discuss important topics with your team members.
  • Share files features allow you to share important files, documents, links, photos, and videos with your team members.

Discord helps us keep our team members tight-knit and build a healthy environment and work culture. It has allowed us to be more focused and productive within our business. If we want to talk or discuss something with our team members, we just drop a message in a text channel or hop on a quick call using the built-in voice channel features. We don’t have to create a google meet or zoom link for this, as Discord already has this feature built-in!

Sign up by clicking here: https://discord.com/

4. StreamYard

The fourth tool is StreamYard. We use this tool to manage and broadcast our live podcast at Ummahpreneur. Every Tuesday, we have a live podcast broadcast on platforms like Spotify, Google Podcast, Apple podcast, and more, where we interview Muslim entrepreneurs. They essentially talk about their experience, expertise and share lots of beautiful gems on the podcast for everyone to benefit from.

Why StreamYard?

StreamYard lets you broadcast via YouTube, Facebook Live, LinkedIn Live, Periscope, or Twitch. On both personal and business profiles pages. It will help reach a larger audience from different platforms to increase visibility and get more views.

Key features of StreamYard:

  • It supports Multistreaming
  • It encourages audience participation as it allows comments on the live stream.
  • You don’t need to download any tool to use StreamYard.

StreamYard is a beautiful tool that has a free version, but you have to pay for this one. With the free version, their branding is shown throughout the live stream. But if you use the basic version, which comes for just 20$ a month, you can share your own customized branding and unlock great live-streaming features.

Sign up by clicking here: https://streamyard.com/

5. Clickfunnels

The fifth and final tool we use every day is Clickfunnels. We use this tool in our business to create marketing funnels. Clickfunnels is a tool that allows you to create websites and funnels within just a few hours to promote webinars and products. People give us their email in exchange for pdfs, ebooks, webinars, and things we usually promote. It has been an essential tool for growing our business and attracting more clients.

Why Clickfunnels? 

ClickFunnels is an online tool for building high-converting websites and sales funnels at its core. With ClickFunnels, you can build a website, generate leads, make sales, grow your email list, and create a brand. 

Key features of Click funnels:

  • Clickfunnels make it easy to generate leads and drive traffic to websites and sales pages.
  • Clickfunnels make it easy to convert leads into sales.
  • You can run online events like webinars or 5-day challenges.

Clickfunnels is a fantastic tool that allows you to create these funnels really in a matter of a few hours. We wouldn’t say in a few minutes because you still need to do some editing.

If you have ever signed up for our webinars or 5-day challenge, you can see that we have used ClickFunnels to create the websites and promote our programs.

Click here to get your 14-day free trial if you want to test it out for yourself. This will surely help you grow your business and increase your sales. 

Sign up by clicking here: https://bit.ly/clickfunnels-ummahpreneur

You Don’t Need To Become A Pro…

These were five tools that have been absolutely essential in our business and should be in your toolkit as an online business owner!

Remember, you don’t need to become a pro to use these tools to grow your halal online business. You can quickly and easily set up any of these tools to start managing your business operations from today onwards. 

By using these tools, you can exponentially grow your halal online business in a matter of a few months, as all of them are user-friendly.

So I hope this has been helpful for you, and this may give you a few ideas and resources that you can benefit from for your business.

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Written by Abby El-Asmar

Abby is a business & marketing consultant – and the founder of Ummahpreneur. His passion is to nurture a new generation of Muslim entrepreneurs that will impact the world in a positive way while uplifting the Ummah!

January 14, 2022

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