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Time Management Software: RoboForm & Good Sync
This is a very simple post. It’s a very blunt recommendation of two pieces of software, RoboForm and Good Sync. These little guys are inexpensive, work together in amazing ways, and are so important to me that I think they should be standard operating procedure for anyone who wants to work on the Internet.
Let me start by relating a little story here …
Time Management And Your Internet Business
I’m on the phone with a student … any student … (not necessarily YOU) … and we’re discussing Time Management and how it works in an Internet business creating income from home. We’ve gone over several concepts of how to manage out time, how to prioritize, set goals, etc. We’re making progress and the student is really understanding the concepts.
Then I ask the student to login to their WordPress Dashboard … or their GVO Back office. And then … and then …
Well … then we sit there and nothing happens for a while. After a few moments I gently ask, “Are we there yet?”
“Not yet,” comes the reply, “Hold on a minute”.
Well, of course I do, but I’ll be really honest here, sometimes this will turn into 3 or 4 minutes … OR MORE!
FINALLY … I can’t take it anymore, and I ask, “Ugh … what exactly are you doing?”
“Oh,” says the voice on the other end, “Just looking for my password…”
Time Management Software Can Help
I swear. If I had just 5 cents for every minute people waste looking for their passwords, login addresses, and usernames … I could retire right now!
Now please understand … this is all about TIME MANAGEMENT. This is about how using a simple piece of software or two can save you (and me) HOURS of time in the long run!
RoboForm is a great little piece of software that I’ve used for years. I swear by it … wouldn’t be without it. Here’s how it works:
The first time I visit a site that requires me to login, I manually insert my Usename and Password. Then I tell RoboForm to Save the Login information. From that time forward, whenever I want to access that site, all I need do it to click that site’s login button in my RoboForm toolbar and RoboForm takes me to the site, enters my information, and clicks me inside … one click … almost instantly with no remembering of ANYTHING!
Let me ask you something … and PLEASE ANSWER HONESTLY! How much time have you spent locating Login sites, looking up passwords, entering them, and accessing your sites over the last 5 days? How about over the last 24 hours? I tell ya … this adds up. I know people who, from what I’ve seen, must spend literally HOURS each week on this simple activity.
Well, there’s simply no reason for it. RoboForm has been around for years … I tell people it’s what they need and that it will help them tremendously … and I point out that they can find it on my Resource page … and they don’t go and get it.
That’s the reason for this post. To try to impress on you how important this can be to both the TIME required to work your online business … and the EASE with which things can be done. Believe me, if you’re not using RoboForm, you’ll be amazed at how much easier things get once you’ve got it set up.
Now … I’m going to give you a link to get RoboForm, but before I do I want to explain a couple of things and make one more recommendation …
GoodSync: Online Backup For Your RoboForm Information
You can get RoboForm for free. However, the free version will only allow you save a small number of Logins. You’ll eventually want to upgrade to the Pro version, and my advice is to just do it right away. There are a couple of reasons for that …
When you have RoboForm Pro, you can also access “RoboForm Online”, and you can hook it all up, very easily and simply, through another RoboForm program called “GoodSync”. Now this sounds complicated, but it’s not. In fact, when you purchase RoboForm Pro for $29.95, the system will offer you the opportunity to purchase GoodSync at the same time for a discounted price of $19.95. This is a good deal and creates the ability to back up all your RoboForm information in a secure online site.
As I say … sounds a bit complicated, but it’s really easy and the RoboForm system walks you through the entire thing. Once you’re done and set up, you not only have the ability to access your login sites in the manner I described above, but all your form and login information is stored in RoboForm’s secure online site … and it’s all backed up and synchronized whenever you shut down your computer. That means you can’t lose your passwords or data if you lose your hard drive … it can easily be recovered after a crash … AND … you can access all of your password and login data from any other machine! You can look it all up from anywhere!
Now … understand … you should still keep a book of all this information in the physical sense. NOTHING is foolproof and a journal of your sites, logins and passwords should be available. I keep one … I use the “Print” function from my RoboForm program to print out an updated version about every 2 weeks, just so I have it.
BUT … automatically storing, saving, and backing up my login and form information has saved me literally HUNDREDS of hours over the course of my business. THAT”S time management software … that’s what it’s supposed to do … save you from spending time on meaningless, repetitive tasks, so you can focus on the things that make you money. Looking up your logins and passwords isn’t one of those … so stop wasting time on it!
Take some time now … follow the link below … get RoboForm Pro and Good Sync right now. Follow the simple directions to get them set up and start using them as I do. If you need help with it, contact me … but take my word for one thing … you’ll soon agree it’s one of the best investments you can make in your business.
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