Asana is a content calendar that is a cloud-based task management app. It can facilitate team communication and collaboration or for the solopreneur.
Introduction – This post was originally published January 15, 2018 Updated Jan 25, 2021
It can work as a personal task management as for bloggers and solopreneurs but is also suited for management of teams for project management. Asana helps to manage tasks and people very effectively.
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Asana is iOS or Android app
If you have worked with other people on a team you know just how frustrating it is to go back and forth on email. Also, it’s equally nuts to get everything together for yourself, if it’s just you managing everything in a one-woman business.
I have found that using Asana as a content editorial project management tool is my answer to managing my business. I really love using it because I have everything I need in one place. I can keep track of my all projects and if I need to send content to my partner who is my husband, I can do so easily and we have a trail of it so no more ” I never got that payment!”
Asana is a large organization with three offices worldwide. SF, NYC, and Dublin. 25,000+ paying customers.
Colour-coding is one of the main reasons you can create a successful organizational system in Asana. Tags allow you to colour code tasks within individual projects! Keep this as simple as possible.
Breaking down your annual marketing plan into steps:
- Marketing strategy
- Content calendar
- Campaign management
- Creative production
- Product launches
- Event planning
So everyone can see how their work adds up to the big picture. You can assign projects to your team easily.
Organized Content Calendar Publishing Power of Asana
What are the features?
Free unlimited projects and conversations for up to 15 people.
I have a membership on Patreon for “Dotto Tech.” Steve Dotto publishes “Free Wednesday Webinars” on marketing practices which I feature on my “Women in Business Facebook Group“. ( Group currently archived) A very well know Canadian Marketer, Steve Dotto had a TV Show for many years on the Canadian network. He is very entertaining, I try not to miss his webinars. Patreon members see archived shows but others only see them for 24hrs on his Youtube channel. ( My Group is now closed – soon to re-open)
Here he talks about Asana, which is why I am using it now.
I like to organize my tasks in lists or projects as kanban-like boards or I think Steve “calls them cards.”
Communicate with entire teams or just for yourself.
It pays to remind myself with an email sent to me from Asana not to forget a date!
Automatic updates of tasks and email reminders.
Tracking of projects with dashboards
I can set up a project simply or with all the moving parts. Recently I did a challenge and I have all the parts of that including the graphics saved under sections with tasks and subtasks under them. Great way to keep track of it all!
I have a template for everything I need to write a blog post
My checklist to make sure my posts go out on time. I just copy it for each week. I don’t have to go searching for something. Like the URL of the headline analyzer tool from Co-Schedule because I have it in my template.
In addition to my tasks, I also check my Inbox daily. It has all the new activity on all the projects and tasks I am following and working on.
Asana is available on the web, it’s flexible and customizable, a great tool for teams large to small or individuals who want to organize their work in one central place. Asana does all that I have mentioned here but it does a lot more…
Time for a more powerful Calendar Asana
One of the articles from the blog I found very helpful
So to conclude Asana is a content calendar that breaks down your annual marketing plan into steps so everyone can see how their work adds up to the big picture. This includes solopreneurs who need to see the big picture in one place.
Asana is a cloud-based task management application and an editorial calendar to facilitate team communication collaboration. It can work for personal task management for bloggers and small solopreneurs as well. Try it!
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