Tools we use to manage our projects and business

With this, we present helpful tools and resources we use to manage our projects and business. Some of them might be affiliate links which means we get a little something when you buy using these links. Thank you for that! Others are listed here not because we get something out of it but just because we love them so much that we love to recommend them.

Have fun with them!

Manage projects, tasks and creativity with Trello®

Project management with TrelloTask management, project management and optimization of creative processes and saving time, money and nerves. All this with a free but performing web-based tool I’m using myself intensely.

My affiliate link to Trello (if you connect with this link, I will get a free month of Gold membership, nothing more)

Link to Trello’s help pages

If you want to know more about how we at Cactus Competence use Trello, just contact us here or in the social web!

MailChimp® makes Marketing (nearly) automatic

MailChimp Marketing AutomationIts years now that we use this cool tool. I’m sending out my project management tips with it. Why it is so good? It’s super easy and it removes manual tasks from my to-do list. I can add a personal touch to my messages, design and schedule them as I want.

And the best: For the beginner, MailChimp is completely free of charge (it needs a certain amount of email addresses in your lists before you’ll need a paid account).

My affiliate link to MailChimp. When you subscribe with MailChimp using this link, I’ll get some so called credits perhaps one day. But only the day your free account gets too limited for your needs. This can take time. 😉

Reliable Webhosting with Siteground

Web HostingIts now some years that our website is hosted on Siteground. Before coming to Siteground, we’ve tested other hosting providers and this is by far the best we ever had. And the less expensive, too!

What can I tell you… They are faster, safer and have the best support. We just love them.

My affiliate link to Siteground. When you subscribe with Siteground using this link, we’ll get a little bit money into our hosting account which we will use to pay our hosting bills and so allow us to continue to deliver free content for you.

Found and manage your paper-free company

XoloXolo helps you manage your independent business from anywhere, with access to secure banking and accounting, so you can focus on your customers.

Yes, we have founded our company in Estonia. The main reason for us was its simplicity and low cost. And it’s in Europe.

Why simplicity: The founding procedures are fast and no paper is needed, everything is done electronically. This means, you could do it from everywhere in the world.
Why low cost: The founding and operating costs are relatively low compared to other countries. However, Estonia is not a low tax or zero tax country.
Why Europe: Estonia is a trustworthy country within the European Union which facilitates to make business with companies all over Europe as well as outside Europe.

If you want to sign up for a company creation with Xolo, please go to this signup page. If you sign up using this link Xolo will say ‚thank you‘ for my recommendation and I will get a little bonus on my Xolo account which will contribute to pay our bills and allow us to continue to deliver free content for you.

Easily schedule posts across multiple social media accounts with SocialPilot

SocialPilotWe from Cactus Competence have accounts on all social media platforms. Not because we find this is fun, well sometimes it is, but this is real work which we need to do to reach more people out there and help as many as we can.

Before we found SocialPilot, we did this by hand. Connecting with one account, copying in the post text, logging off … Connecting with the next account … and so on and so forth.

Now, we can manage all accounts with SocialPilot, all in the same place. And we can schedule our posts in advance. A huge relief! It has recently increased it’s prices (unfortunately) but it still has a very extensive list of available social media platforms (at least those we use are all available).

Link to SocialPilot. When you subscribe with SocialPilot using this link, we’ll get nothing from SocialPilot but your endless gratitude which you could express by sharing or commenting our posts and articles to help us spreading our great content into the social media world.