How to Manage Your Team Using Redbooth

This is part of my How To Start And Run An Ecommerce Company Step By Step blueprint.  The first part.

Sooooooooo…… Redbooth is free up to 5 users.  There are other team management programs you can use.

If you are managing a coding team and you are coder yourself – try gitlab.com

If you are a person who isn’t a coder but wants to manage a team larger than 5 people AND you have money – try basecamp.com

If you are a person who isn’t a coder but wants to manage a team of 5 people or less BECAUSE you have less money (ie. broke) – I would go with redbooth.com HANDS DOWN, YO.

I know, I know, you are probably wondering, “WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT REDBOOTH?!”

To which I will say… calm down. Yo.  Let me thoroughly explain:

1) Redbooth is WONDERFUL to manage tasks because you can reference your team with an “@” sign, just like twitter, within a task, and it will not only update the message with a time stamp within redbooth BUT it will also send a notification email to your team mate you are referencing.  And THIS is where it is valuable.  Email notifications simply gets NOTICED!  Having the cumbersome duty of visiting the actual website is no longer necessary.  The trick is…you can reply to the email notification within your own email and it will update on redbooth as well.  Crazy, eh?  This saves tons and tons of time.

Below is a screen shot from a project I am working on:

Nifty, eh?

Nifty, eh?

2) Everyone in the project can see EVERYTHING and can see who is referencing who.  You can also privatize tasks as well to a few viewers or only yourself.  This allows for privacy as well as the ability for everyone to have an overall look at the project in one glance.  I highly recommend switching the view to COLUMNS from LIST view because it makes everything more absorb-able (like osmosis!).

  • How to BEST use this feature is to have tasks with the big picture in mind:
  • Customer Support, Sales, Website Design, Website Coding, Content, Admin Username and Passwords, Finance.
Redbooth

Redbooth

3) Since the search function is incredibly fast it will be better than wading through your email.  You can assign a task.  Connected to a task are essential things:

  • Privacy – you can assign who can see the task.
  • Integrations – you can connect google documents, dropbox, box, or upload a document from your computer.(To use all integrations you need to upgrade… but attachments are accessible with the free membership).
  • Time tracking – you can put in how many hours the task took you to finish or how long it took for you to assign the task.
  • Assigning the task – you can assign it to a team member and they will get an email notification of the due date as well as all the details within the task AND the attachments IN THEIR EMAIL as well as on Redbooth.  THIS IS SO USEFUL.
Task

Things are blacked out for privacy.

So why is it good to use over others?

It makes the experience of managing a team, keeping up with deadlines, knowing a task is associated to what project and there is a cookie crumb trail for you CLEARLY DISPLAYED so you can backtrack a task to its origin quite easily, knowing who said what and where and WHEN (everything is time stamped), and being able to see the big picture by a mere GLANCE with the task view.

I am a fan of Redbooth because it makes sense.  A lot of thought went into creating this software that is user friendly and intuitively makes sense for me – their consumer.

If you have any questions about Redbooth do not hesitate to ask.

On a personal update:

Went to King King in Hollywood to celebrate my friend Brandon’s bday!

King King, YO!

King King, YO!  It looks like I might need to get my fingers checked.


 Talking To The Competition About Automobile Dismantling

Because I am the type of person to get the cell phone numbers of all my mail people – and am on a texting basis with them (Fedex, USPS), I am the type of person to walk around my work neighborhood to have small talk with the local business owners.. AND.. I am also the type of person to text the CEO and owners of my competition to ask them.. what’s up?

I found out they were/are incredibly more die hard than I am.  Granted, I am a female in a male dominated industry.  And I don’t have partners.

But because of that it makes me want to become just as die hard (even though I believe I’ve almost killed myself starting this business).  So I dropped out of my Intro To Auto class I’ve been taking at the nearby community college in order to finish up my goals that I have been postponing due to trying to figure this life out.  Dropping out of a class when I am getting an A was not that hard to do.

I am officially a “drop out”. HA!

One CEO and his Co-founder worked nonstop, 10 hour days, for a year.  Didn’t hire out so they profited faster.

Me?  Outsourced almost everything I could.  Now things run without my micro-managing involvement.  But at the capacity that it can be?  No.  At a comfortable capacity where my sanity still remains with me?  Yes.

I am doing more outdoor activities.  I am sleeping in later.  I am feeling more relaxed.  Life is less… scary.

At the pit of my stomach I feel like I can do so much more.

I used to look down upon businesses that didn’t want to grow when they can do so much more.  But it seems like at the expense of their own happiness, most people won’t want to do “so much more”.  Most business owners just want to be happy.  Make enough money to live, have enough freedom to be in control of their own schedules, and spend life as stress-free as possible.

My perspective on businesses and ownership and running businesses is changing.  Not because of anything life-changing.  Just that I want to choose a more free life over one where I have to suffer to be rich.

My goals for the end of the next 6 months:

1) Keep on automating my business so no one depends on me for anything.

2) Get my internet business at least launched and running (who cares the number of subscribers, I just need the infrastructure set up).

3) Push sales to 12K/month.

4) Become a better outdoor rock climber.

5) Transition the name change successfully.  Launch a large SEO effort.

6) Answer more questions, ask more questions, be more involved in online communities.

7) Genuinely care more.

 

I like writing random posts.

Riverside Rock Quarry

Riverside Rock Quarry


MY BOOK KEEPER IN PAKISTAN TEACHES ME ABOUT WEED

This is the type of conversations I have with my book keeper on a Thursday afternoon. Of course. 

J (Book keeper): *Sends me a link regarding an article about weed*
you will not believe that this is growing in my back yard ..

me: it is?
you are growing weed?
HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!
it is illegal here
in california
do you smoke it?

J: nope

me: well, you can smoke it

J: dont know how to .. 😛

me: are you sure it is growing in your backyard?

J: i might have pic, wait let me check

me: okay.  email me a pic

 J: some people drink it but i dont think any one smoke it around here …

 me: WHAT THE HECK.  HAHAHAAHAH!

 me: no one drinks it here
they cook the oil into food
or smoke it
that’s it

J: i think its a different kind ..

me: yeah

J:

Plants

Is this Weed?

DSC_0071

tell me if its smoke able .. 😛

me: hmmmm
at any point
do you see tiny teeny
stuff like

Weed Bud

This looks like a small creature.  Almost.

J: no, it never go like that ..

me: LOL!  then it isn’t the right kind

J: some of my friends smoke weed but it come in black rubber type form ..

J: BTW where were you born .. ?

me: vietnam
weed never comes in a black rubber type form
HAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!
THIS IS CRACKING ME UP J!

J:  i have seen nuggets of that stuff also,

me: you have seen it?
where? in your backyard?

J: nope some people make them to eat or troll some one..

me: maybe you are confusing weed with something else
HAHAH

J: it might be different type but it is same stuff ..  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannabis_(drug)

me: yeah

this the stuff used here..

its same thing but processes

me: OH!!! wow
i did not know this
J: processed#
J: i dont think you even smoke  cigarettes
me: i don’t smoke anything (This is a half truth.)

J: Good for you..

So …. From Wiki: Charas is the name given to a hashish form of cannabis which is handmade in IndiaNepalPakistan and Jamaica. It is made from the resin of the cannabis plant (Cannabis sativa or Cannabis indica). The plant grows wild throughout Northern India along the stretch of the Himalayas (its putative origin) and is an important cash crop for the local people although the cultivation is illegal in India.

Looks like this:

Weed of Pakistan

BALLS AND STICKS.  THIS ISN’T PHALLIC AT ALL.

So I did not know this.  Now I know.  And now YOU know.


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