While the paid versions open up several additional features, the free version is just fine for your small home start-up. You can upgrade to the pro versions (or return to the free version) at any time.
Why You Should Use Trello For Your Home Business
1. Trello is Free to Use
You can use the base settings of Trello for absolutely free. The good news is that the majority of the features necessary to tun business projects are available in the free membership.
While you can upgrade to Trello Gold, which will unlock a few other features, most people find it unnecessary. You can also earn free months of Trello Gold by referring other people to the platform.
2. Trello is a Visual Roadmap of Your Business or Project
Trello is the perfect tool to track and “jot down” any ideas for your home business or project. You can add pictures, stickers, links, and as many notes as you wish to each idea. No longer will you have to keep track of sticky notes, stray papers, or notebooks in an attempt to remember that passing thought you had while preparing your dinner.
If you decide later on that you don’t want to flesh out an idea, you can simply delete it from your Trello board. You can also arrange items by importance, schedule them on a calendar (I recommend a calendar as your free power-up), or move them from list-to-list or even to other boards.
With just a few minutes of experimentation, you’ll quickly realize how Trello is an efficient tool for not only your home business but your personal tasks as well.
3. Trello is a Good Project Management Tool for a Team
If you work with another person or a team, you can invite them to the board. At that point, they can create cards with their own ideas or comment on your cards to flesh out an idea.
When creating task cards, you can “assign” a person to a task by dragging their image to the list. At that point, they will be alerted of the assignment if they have notifications enabled.
Using stickers and labels, you’ll be able to track each other’s progress on a particular project, passing off relevant tasks with ease. In time, Trello will be your “one-stop” management page where all memos and ideas are stored, increasing efficiency and productivity.
4. Access Trello From Your Mobile Device
When you are running your home business, it is hard to separate your work from your daily life and they often overlap. You can get inspiration anywhere and having your Trello board at your fingertips allows you to quickly put your thoughts down then return to your activities.
For example, a college student who is creating apps on the side may think of a feature they want to add to a project as they walk between classes. Instead of worrying about forgetting the idea or becoming distracted through their next class, they can write out the basic concept on a Trello card, confident that they will be able to revisit and flesh out the idea later in the day. Likewise, a mother can flesh out ideas for her blog while her kids play at the park.
The freedom a Trello board offers to home business workers allows them to be more mobile and productive, while not having to sacrifice on life’s meaningful events.
5. You Can Organize and Manage Anything on Trello
Trello boards can be used to manage appointments, keep track of ideas, manage your goals, and keep track of your clients (or competition). You can have an unlimited number of boards for different projects or goals and share them with whomever you wish.
Luci creates individual boards for every major idea we have. As we develop an idea, we add cards to the board, adding our research, notes, and links to images we want to use. We easily drag and drop ideas to prioritize them in our workflow. Since switching our processes to Trello, we have become twice as productive as a team.
6. Trello is Easy to Use and Endlessly Customizable
It won’t take long to find ways on how Trello can improve your business productivity. As you learn more about this valuable tool, you’ll wonder what else it can do. Fortunately, Trello has free webinars you can watch to learn about the more advanced features that the platform has to offer. Soon, you’ll wonder how you ever managed without the application.
Try It Out For Yourself
The program is free to use. Many people find that they are far more productive when using it and I’m sure you will soon be one of them.