Are you saving time in your business with online appointment calendars?
By Guest Contributor: Kasey Traeger
One of the really great trends I’m seeing in online business these days is the move towards person-to-person business. Frankly, the days of Internet marketers hiding behind websites with dubious validity and completely anonymous ownership can’t come fast enough for me. Fortunately, we’re getting very, very close! 🙂 I’m seeing more and more effort on the part of business owners these days to use the Internet as a tool to make it easier to connect with customers on a personal level. Booking appointments is a perfect example of this.
I’ve had an online appointment calendar for a few years now, but to be honest, when I originally began using it, many of my peers couldn’t understand why I’d want to take the time to talk with people because their businesses revolved around selling info products. Truthfully, my business model is different because I’m a service provider, so there’s no way I could get any work done if I didn’t speak with clients or otherwise communicate in great detail with them either by email or instant message.
My online appointment calendar has been a wonderful asset and has really saved me a lot of time in back-and-forth email trying to set a mutually agreeable time with a client or in actually being on the phone scheduling a time to talk. (Come to think about it, that sounds pretty silly … talking on the phone to schedule a time to talk on the phone … a bit circular, don’t you think?)
With the explosion of Web 2.0 applications within the last 3-4 years, there is a veritable cornucopia of online calendars and appointment systems available. Today, I’ve recorded a short, two-part video series showing you two of these services and comparing them. I hope you enjoy the videos. If you have any questions, please head over to the blog where I’ve posted the video and enter your questions in the comments section of the page. Rather than answering questions individually, I’d like anyone who reads the blog to benefit from the Q&A that often takes place in the comments. 🙂
You can find the two videos posted online at:
Kasey Traeger, The Lady Tech Tamer, is the owner of Web Tech Tamers and your go-to resource for all things web-techy. To receive her free tech tips and web “strategery” info, visit her blog at LadyTechTamer.com.
Please leave a comment below and let us know which tool you prefer of if you know of any other good ones. Also post and tweet this too!
With love and blessings,