As a mom entrepreneur, you understand multi-tasking. We multi-task meetings, kids, phone calls while making lunches, brainstorming while playing blocks, blogging while they nap in our arms, the list of mom entrepreneur multi-tasking talents is endless.
Sometimes we have only 5 minutes to complete a crucial task that needs doing for our business before our family or child bursts with impatience.
Do you use Chrome as your Internet Web Browser software/app? If not, you may want to download and start using Chrome as your browser.
Chrome extensions are simple little apps that ‘attach’ to your Chrome browser to help you do things.
Chrome extensions can help you stay focused, save time, and get more done in the limited amount of time you may have to run your business.
First I’ll cover what Chrome Extensions are and how to install them, and then list my favourites with you!
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If you’re not using Google Chrome as your Web Browser on your laptop or computer, you’re missing out. Chrome has these tools called Extensions.
While I have plenty more, here are my favourite Chrome Extensions that I simply couldn’t do business without (and you’ll want them too!!)
1. Page Analytics (by Google)
Whether you are a blogger or not, you want to know how many people are visiting your website. With the Google Analytics extension, all you do is click the little icon in your extensions menu and it will give you all the analytics for the page you are currently on (on your website). It is such a huge timesaver as I no longer have to search for one specific blog post’s analytics within the analytics dashboard anymore. This is one click!
The video tutorial you get from me includes how to install and use this Chrome extension.
2. Kill Newsfeed
If you’re anything like me, Facebook can be a major productivity killer. I need to access my Groups, and Pages for business purposes, but seeing the newsfeed when I open the tab on my browser just sucks me in every time and I get side-tracked very easily.
A friend told me about the Kill Newsfeed extension last Summer and my life hasn’t been the same since. I’m not kidding.
This extension hides the Facebook newsfeed from you when you open Facebook in your browser. You can still post to your personal Facebook, your groups and your business Page, but without the time suck and distraction of seeing the newsfeed. It’s brilliant!
If you really need that distraction, open an incognito window and boom, there’s your newsfeed back. I personally just keep the newsfeed engagement for my iPhone since I started using this extension. I am a huge fan.
You may have heard of this one as it’s very popular and I keep seeing mentions of it these days. This extension helps you manage grammar and spelling in everything you do online. I love this one so much because it ensures my professional correspondence and blog posts are mostly free of spelling errors and major grammar mistakes. There are paid premium versions, but I’m quite happy with the free version.
It underlines your spelling mistakes and when you click on the underlined word, it pops up with the correction (or other options) and with just two clicks, you have corrected your errors. It even picks up extra words (I often type two of the same ‘when’ or ‘if’ and such!) and extra spaces you’ve typed in error.
I just began using Mailtrack so I’m still on the free version, but what I truly love about it is how it tells me when someone I have emailed opens my email.
When you’re pitching someone, or sending an important email of any kind, it is very reassuring to know that they’ve opened the email.
There are More!
I bet there is a Chrome Extension for almost any need, but a few more favourites of mine are Buffer, Hootsuite and Pinterest, which make social media scheduling and productivity so much easier – with the click of a button you’re filling your social media schedule with content you come across on your Internet travels!
How To Install a Chrome Extension
1. Open Chrome, go to Window -> Extensions
2. Click Get More Extensions
3. Chrome Web Store opens
4. Search for your needed extension. We are installing Page Analytics for Google.
5. Click ADD TO CHROME
6. Click Add extension
7. Page Analytics has been added to your extension bar.
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