A year or so ago, I would have read the title of this post and scoffed a little. I didn’t think I needed a project management tool or what it was even capable of helping me with.
Now that I have been consistently using a PM tool since March of 2018, I feel like I can finally say that as solopreneurs, we totally need a project management tool. There are so many options out there and I think there’s an option for everyone.
My personal favorites are Asana and newly, ClickUp but there are so many options out there so do a little research and play around with a few tools and decide which one is a good fit for you before committing.
3 Reasons Why You Need a Project Management Tool
Reason #1: For Better Organization
Honestly, before I started using my current project management software, I couldn’t tell you what I was accomplishing every day. I knew I was getting things done but I didn’t know just how much and if it was the actual tasks I needed to be doing.
Once I put all my daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly tasks into my project management tool and added in my day-to-day activities for all of my clients, I realized just how much I was getting done each day and made it a point to see which tasks were revenue generating vs not revenue generating and was able to outsource some things to free up more of my time for those revenue generating tasks so that I could really focus on growing my business.
Reason #2: Makes it easier to onboard new hires
If you ever plan on outsourcing, it will make it so much easier if you already are using a project management tool and have your processes outlined in your tool of choice so that you can feel good about outsourcing knowing that the person you hired has all of the steps right in front of them.
You will definitely still need to create SOPs but having everything assigned to them in a project management tool makes it easy for them to know what they need to do each day, week, and month.
Reason #3: Saves you so much time
When you have a project management tool, you’re saving yourself so much time. Because your to-do list is already in front of you, you never have to wonder “what do I do next”. You won’t feel lost and you will cut hours of wasted time out each week.
Are you currently using a project management tool in your business right now? If so, which one and if not, do you plan on trying one out soon? Let me know down in the comments.