10 Top Google Tools That Solopreneurs Must Have


Google is not just about search and email. Google has many online tools that can help your Small Business or Solopreneurship get 2 The Next LEVEL of Success. I have listed the 10 Google tools I use the most.

  1. GrandCentral
  2. Google Analytics
  3. Google Adsense
  4. Google Docs
  5. Google Reader
  6. Google Bookmarks
  7. Google Notebook
  8. Google Alerts
  9. Google Checkout
  10. Google Apps

1. GrandCentral: I have written about GrandCentral before in my blog post Solopreneurs Stay In Touch With One Number From GrandCentral With GrandCentral, you can be reached with a single number, answer a call at any phone you want, seamlessly switch phones in the middle of a call, and even know whether a call is important before you take it.

Why should Solopreneurs or Small Businesses use it:
Can it save you money: Yes
Can it make you money: Directly: No, Indirectly: Yes
Can it save you time: Yes

2. Google Analytics: Use Google Analytics to learn which online marketing initiatives are cost effective and see how visitors actually interact with your site. Make informed site design improvements, drive targeted traffic, and increase your conversions and profits.

Why should Solopreneurs or Small Businesses use it:
Can it save you money: Yes
Can it make you money: Directly: No, Indirectly: Yes
Can it save you time: Yes

3. Google Adsense: Earn money from relevant ads on your website Google AdSense matches ads to your site’s content, and you earn money whenever your visitors click on them. AdSense for content automatically crawls the content of your pages and delivers ads (you can choose both text or image ads) that are relevant to your audience and your site content—ads so well-matched, in fact, that your readers will actually find them useful.

Why should Solopreneurs or Small Businesses use it:
Can it save you money: Yes
Can it make you money: Directly: YES
Can it save you time: Yes

4. Google Docs: Create and share your work online. Upload from and save to your desktop. Edit anytime, from anywhere. Pick who can access your documents. Share changes in real time. Files are stored securely online. It’s FREE!

Why should Solopreneurs or Small Businesses use it:
Can it save you money: Yes
Can it make you money: Directly: No, Indirectly: Yes
Can it save you time: Yes

5. Google Reader: With Google Reader, keeping up with your favorite websites is as easy as checking your email. Stay up to date Google Reader constantly checks your favorite news sites and blogs for new content. Share with your friends Use Google Reader’s built-in public page to easily share interesting items with your friends and family. Use it anywhere, for free Google Reader is totally free and works in most modern browsers, without any software to install.

Why should Solopreneurs or Small Businesses use it:
Can it save you money: Yes
Can it make you money: Directly: No, Indirectly: Yes
Can it save you time: Yes

6. Google Bookmarks: With Bookmarks, you’ll be able to save time with quick links to your favorite websites. Use Web History to find the sites you visit frequently and bookmark your favorites. Use the Google Toolbar for quick access to your bookmarks and to easily create more. Get your bookmarks on any computer. No matter where you may be surfing the web, your bookmarks can stay with you just by signing in. Keep your bookmarks organized. Add searchable labels and notes to your bookmarks to find them easily and keep them organized.

Why should Solopreneurs or Small Businesses use it:
Can it save you money: No
Can it make you money: Directly: No, Indirectly: No
Can it save you time: Yes

7. Google Notebook: Google Notebook help you clip and collect information as you browse the web. Clip useful information. Add text, images and links from web pages without leaving your browser window.

Why should Solopreneurs or Small Businesses use it:
Can it save you money: Yes
Can it make you money: Directly: No, Indirectly: Yes
Can it save you time: Yes

8. Google Alerts: Google Alerts are email updates of the latest relevant Google results (web, news, etc.) based on your choice of query or topic. Some handy uses of Google Alerts include:

* monitoring a developing news story
* keeping current on a competitor or industry
* getting the latest on a celebrity or event
* keeping tabs on your favorite sports teams

Why should Solopreneurs or Small Businesses use it:
Can it save you money: Yes
Can it make you money: Directly: No, Indirectly: Yes
Can it save you time: Yes

9. Google Checkout: Find it with Google. Buy it with Google Checkout.

Want a faster, safer and more convenient way to shop online? You got it. Stop creating multiple accounts and passwords.

With Google CheckoutTM you can quickly and easily buy from stores across the web and track all your orders and shipping in one place. Shop with confidence.

Fraud protection policy covers you against unauthorized purchases made through Google Checkout, and we don’t share your purchase history or full credit card number with sellers. Control commercial spam.

You can keep your email address confidential, and easily turn off unwanted emails from stores where you use Google Checkout.

Why should Solopreneurs or Small Businesses use it:
Can it save you money: Yes
Can it make you money: Directly: YES
Can it save you time: Yes

10: Google Apps: Software-as-a-service for business email, information sharing and security

Whether your business is moving everything to the cloud, just wants an affordable email solution or struggles to give employees access to critical information, Google Apps will help you stretch resources and work smarter.

Messaging
Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Talk are powerful tools that can save your company money and time.

Collaboration
Google Docs, Google Video and Google Sites complement traditional office software to make teamwork easier. Companies or departments can use these apps on their own to be more productive.

Security for on-premise email
Email security, archiving and encryption, powered by Postini, complement Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Notes and other solutions. Web security is also available.

Why should Solopreneurs or Small Businesses use it:
Can it save you money: Yes
Can it make you money: Directly: No, Indirectly: Yes
Can it save you time: Yes

In future post I will go more in dept of how and why I use each of these Google Tools. For now I just want to list the ones that impress me the most.

All the best

JB


About the Author
@jbrath

I am an Internet Technology Specialist.

I can create your website/blogsite using WordPress, connect it to all the social media/networking sites, and train you on how to use your website/blogsite more effectively. I can also speak to your business or professional association on this subject matter.

I specialize in making complex answers to most questions about the Internet plain and simple. There is no such thing as a dumb question.

I can coach/train you on how to manage your social media presence or if you prefer, I can maintain it for you.

No task is too small or too large if it leads you to more visibility and profitability.

My main objective is to be your “guy” to help you with all things Internet-related, so that you can focus on your priorities as a business owner.

Think of me as your Internet/Social Media expert team member that is ready to assist you behind the scenes, with the result of taking your business to the next LEVEL.

I work with a team of professionals that help me get the job done right the first time.

Contact us today for a quote.

404-287-0848 – Office

jeff@2thenextlevel [dot] com

Jeffrey Alexander Brathwaite, aka “JB” is an Internet technology specialist who trains business owners on how to use web strategies to increase their customer base and boost their productivity and profit potential. He is CEO of 2 The Next Level, a web-based technology solutions firm that serves small and medium-sized business clients with ongoing technical, training and Internet marketing communications support.

JB’s Extended Bio

Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin for wordpress.

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Be Sociable, Share!
  • http://suiteminute.com Peggy Duncan

    JB, excellent post. Thanks for taking the time to break all this down with “what's in it for me”?! I just signed up for the Checkout.

  • http://sitegif.com sitegif

    Hello,I have made a gif according your post.
    http://sitegif.com/gif/10-top-google-tools-that

  • http://www.2thenextlevel.com/blog JB

    Thanks for the sitegif. Nice way to display websites as animated gifs.
    I really do appreciate it.

    All the best
    JB

  • http://www.2thenextlevel.com/blog JB

    Hey Peggy,

    You are quite welcome. I do hope Google Checkout works for you.

    JB

  • http://www.horizoninfoservices.com Allen Falcon

    Jeffrey,

    Great post and break-out, not just for solopreneurs but many small businesses. With your permission, I would like to include this as a guest article in an upcoming newsletter.

    Also, the one issue that small businesses face in using Google is support. Fortunately, there are some Google Enterprise Partners that can fill that gap.

    Regards,
    Allen

  • http://www.2thenextlevel.com/blog JB

    Hey Allen,

    Thanks for the comment. And YES, by all means please include it in your upcoming newsletter.
    Send me a copy of the newsletter so I can share it with my readers.

    All the best

    JB

  • deborahbeatty

    I've been using Google Checkout alongside PayPal for quite awhile now. I would be lost without Google stuff. I think Google reader is probably the app I use the most, though to keep up with all the blogs I follow. Just found this one by accident. Nice job. I'll be reading along from here in.

  • Maximilian

    I have found one nice tool http://www.GoogleItFaster.com . Is so clean and user-friendly, that I'm surprised why more web searching services are not using that solution. Do you have any idea?

  • http://www.2thenextlevel.com/blog JB

    Hey Maximilian,

    Thanks for the great find in http://www.googleitfaster.com
    I am not sure why more searching services are not using it but I sure will in the future.
    Thanks again

    JB

  • betty0468

    great article!, grats for u site :)

  • http://viajes-internacionales.info/ Jillian J Monahan

    your blog is really great! 333

  • patriciawo0323

    tu blog es excelente! te mando 905 felicitaciones!

  • http://nachosoft.com Affordable Software

    You see the new ADsense tool? I got to beta test it about 6 months ago and it should be hitting the public real soon. I can't say much but in short… it will be about 140% more effective than the current adsense for both publishers and companies.

  • http://nachosoft.com Affordable Software

    You see the new ADsense tool? I got to beta test it about 6 months ago and it should be hitting the public real soon. I can't say much but in short… it will be about 140% more effective than the current adsense for both publishers and companies.