Eat That Frog: A Practical Approach to Reaching Your Goals

Jessica Greene / July 16, 2019

Eat That Frog is a productivity method developed by Brian Tracy and described in his book Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time. Both the book and the method get their names from a quote usually attributed to Mark Twain...

How to Choose the Best Social Media Platform for Your Business

Jessica Greene / July 11, 2019

When you want to start promoting your business, products, or content on social media, it's important to carefully consider which social media platforms to use. Quickly deciding to go with whatever apps you use personally—or trying to promote your business on every platform—can lead to wasted spend and effort that...

Productive Procrastination: How to Get Things Done by Putting Off Other Things

Justin Pot / July 9, 2019

Not to brag, but I'm pretty good at procrastination. I put off writing this article for three whole weeks after pitching it, even though I told my manager and all my co-workers it would be done in a couple of days (and then proceeded to claim it would be done...

How to Use RSS Feeds to Boost Your Productivity

Jessica Greene / June 27, 2019

A few weeks ago, I was scrolling through Twitter and came across this post:

bring back RSS Tweet

I was confused—RSS hasn't disappeared. I use it every single day. It's an integral part of my workflow that helps me stay up to date with news, come up with new ideas for content, gather sources...

Automate Airbnb and Other Property Management Workflows with Zapier

Deborah Tennen / June 25, 2019

Summer rental season is in full force: Families are taking their summer vacations, millennials are looking for their next adventure, and couples are booking their yearly getaway. As an Airbnb host, it's an exciting time, but it's also overwhelming.

The more you can automate, the better.

Hosts all over the...

7 Creative Ways to Visualize Your To-Do List

Jessica Greene / June 25, 2019

A long to-do list can be overwhelming. Sometimes, you might want to take a step back and look at the day, week, or month at a high-level, visualizing what's coming up rather than just plowing through a list of to-dos. But that's not always possible with a traditional to-do list...

The Guilt-Free Way to Take Time Off from Work

Jennifer Duann Fultz / June 20, 2019

The benefits of paid leave—for employers and employees alike—are well-documented, but even if your employer has a generous leave policy, it's not always easy to take advantage of it.

Whether you're planning extended parental leave or a just a week-long vacation, you may feel guilty about leaving your coworkers...

What Is Your Time Really Worth?

Jessica Greene / June 18, 2019

It's rare for companies to pay freelance writers by the hour; instead, you're typically paid a per-piece or per-word rate. If you estimate poorly, you can end up earning a much lower hourly rate than you anticipated. So I spend a lot of time calculating what I earn per...

How to Find the RSS Feed URL for Almost Any Site

Justin Pot / June 17, 2019

RSS isn't dead, but it is harder to find RSS feeds than it used to be. Browsers no longer point them out, and websites rarely prominently link to them anymore.

And yet, most sites do offer RSS feeds. Here are a few ways to find those feeds, quickly, when Googling...

What Preschoolers Can Teach Us About Productivity

Colin Johnson / June 13, 2019

Play is famously known as "a child's work." Play is the best tool children have to learn about the world and connect with the people around them—it's the most productive way they can spend their time. And anyone who's seen a four-year-old commit to the role of artist, engineer, or...