Introduction: Who am I, and why am I writing this blog?
Hi, I’m Ash.
I’ve been working in the software industry for more than 25 years. I have extensive experience in all assets, having primarily worked as a software engineer but have also worked at all stages of business. From marketing to sales, to project management, to design, to development, to analytics, and through to customer retention. This has given me a unique take on the entire software world and allowed me to understand all aspects of the cycle. I’m here to enable you to get on quickly and not need to make mistakes using the wrong things.
This blog is designed to help new software companies get going. Quickly. Without spending a fortune.
I’ll share everything I’ve learned in software over the last 25 years: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
The Secret to Working For Success
The best thing we can do to make our time more productive is not to waste time doing things that aren’t. There’s nothing worse than spending hours and hours setting up a new piece of software, even worse if you’ve first had to pay for it – only to find out that it doesn’t do the one thing you need.
You may not have even known it was a thing you needed before you started. You spent ages working on your project, messing with all the settings trying to understand what everything does. Make sure you are getting the most of this new project, not missing a single thing – only to find it a complete waste of time, as even as shiny as it was, it still doesn’t do that super important thing. I got fed up with finding myself in this situation – and I realized there must be countless other people getting stuck too. So I made this site to help make everyone’s days better – so they can knuckle down and focus on what is essential.
There are some simple rules which I’ve discovered, which help to make us more productive.
The First Rule
Identify what is important to you. You can do this by sitting down and thinking about what you want to achieve in the next week, month, year, or even five years. Once you know what you want to achieve, you can start to work out what you need to do to make it happen. This might involve learning new skills or something as simple as starting to exercise more.
The Second Rule
Work out what is holding you back. This might be something like a lack of confidence or something more practical, like not having the right tools for the job. Once you know what is holding you back, you can start to look for ways to overcome it.
The Third Rule
Take action. This is where most people fail – they never actually take the necessary action. To be more productive, you must start taking action towards your goals. This might mean setting aside time each day to work on your project or attending a course to learn the skills you need.
The Fourth Rule
Review your progress. This is an important step, as it allows you to see whether you are making progress towards your goals. It can be easy to get sidetracked, and if you don’t keep track of your progress, you might find that you are going backward.
The Fifth and Final Rule
Celebrate your successes. This is important, as it helps to keep you motivated. When you achieve something, take the time to celebrate it and then use that motivation to keep going.
If you follow these five simple rules, you will find that you are much more productive and can achieve your goals.
How Can I Choose Which Product or Service Picking Tool Is Right For Me?
Not everyone has the exact requirements. Some websites are dark-themed, and some are light-themed. It’s a personal preference. Knowing that, I try to take the approach that if I can explain some of the software’s best features, from all the various hats that a person might wear (i.e., the different personas) – we can better help everyone, not just a few. This is why we constantly list information around multiple software in a category, rather than just focusing on a single one, declaring it as the best – and completely ignoring something which might be super relevant to one class of our audience. We find this works best and also helps people understand features they may not have realized they may have needed – from the standpoint of another person.
To answer the question directly, you should read the “How It Works” section at the bottom of each product and service picking tool. This will give you a good indication of how to use each and how they were put together. If you still have more questions, don’t hesitate to contact us, and we will happily answer them.
Steps to Picking a Product or Service in the Software Industry
Always look for your needs, not just ‘this is the best. People have different needs and wants – and thinking about your intended outcome rather than ‘which has the biggest feature list’ is usually the best way to get where you want.
- Define what you need the software to do
- Look for software that has been specifically designed to meet those needs
- If you can’t find anything that meets your needs exactly, look for software that has similar functionality
- Once you’ve found a few options, compare them side-by-side to see which one offers the best value for money
- Don’t be afraid to trial the software before you commit to buying it – most reputable companies will provide a free trial period
Ultimately enjoy our site
We made this site to help you, and hopefully, it makes you progress through your journey faster and waste less money on stuff that won’t work. We strive to do the best job possible to keep you informed, but if there’s anything we haven’t covered and you need help with, reach out to us. Our contact us button is displayed prominently on all pages; we mean it when we say to reach out. Nothing makes us happier than helping a reader.
So go out, find that excellent new software and have fun!
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What inspired you to start your blog?
After witnessing the power of social media firsthand, I was inspired to start my blog. I saw how I could use social media to connect with new audiences and drive traffic to websites, and I wanted to share what I had learned with others.
2. What are your top tips for increasing web traffic using social media marketing?
My top tips for increasing web traffic using social media marketing are to focus on quality over quantity, be active and engaging on social media, and share compelling and exciting content.
3. What common mistakes do businesses make when using social media for marketing?
Some common mistakes businesses make when using social media for marketing include not being active enough, not engaging with their audience, and not providing quality content.
4. What are some of the most effective social media platforms for marketing?
Some of the most effective social media platforms for marketing include Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
5. What type of content is most effective for driving traffic to a website?
The type of content that is most effective for driving traffic to a website is content that is interesting, informative, and shareable.
6. How often should businesses be posting on social media?
The frequency of posts on social media depends on the platform and the business, but businesses should generally post at least a few times per week.
7. What are some best practices for using social media ads?
Some best practices for using social media ads include targeting a specific audience, using relevant keywords, and creating compelling ad copy.
8. What are other ways to increase web traffic using social media marketing?
Some other ways to increase web traffic using social media marketing include hosting giveaways and contests, partnering with influencers, and using social media to drive traffic to specific landing pages.