Tech Tools for Freelance Copywriters
oh hi. I wanted to share some of the tech, tools, and resources I use to do my freelance copywriting work & organize my life. Share yours in the comments!
Here we go…
A little toolbar app that makes the copy & paste function 8 million times better. It stores the last 25 things you copied, so you can retrieve them and re-paste. Absolute game changer for writing marketing emails.
This is what I use for time tracking. I haven’t tried Harvest (or anything else), but that’s because I’ve been using this since Day One (back when it was called Freckle) and have never been unhappy with it. Very easy to toggle between freelance projects; builds in a 15-minute roundup; and you can set goals to not go over or under a target amount of time in a given day / week / month. Mobile app isn’t great but I never have occasion to use that so I’m happy.
I’ve tried the Passion Planner, the SELF Journal, the Desire Map Planner, and more. I always feel like they become their own to-do… and I get resentful of all those questions I have to answer. Since I’m a regular journaler anyway, I just like a simple planner—week on one side, notes on the other. And it doesn’t weigh 8 million pounds or take up half my work bag.
**Pencils, both mechanical and #2**
Yep, I’m analog. I use a pencil to write in my planner, and a pencil to journal. I just like it. (Crossword puzzles, I do in pen though. 😎)
** Screen Time limits on my phone**
I have these set for Instagram, email, Chrome, Photos, and all my messaging apps combined. I have the ability to override the limit, and sometimes I do, but the pattern interrupt is really helpful to keep me from being on my phone 24/7.
What tech & tools do you like? Let’s talk about it.
Samantha Pollack is a Copywriter & Creative Director who works with ethically minded, mission driven businesses who are actively trying to reshape our culture (and possibly tear down the patriarchy). She’s also the founder of The Highly Sensitive Business Owner, a 12-week online program that helps HSPs & neurodivergent business owners create healthier, more sustainable systems in their work.
Sam also writes about feminism, privilege, pop culture, entrepreneurship, the creative process, and whatever else is on her mind. She currently lives in Asheville, NC.
Emails for cult thought leaders.
Want to learn how to craft emails that inspire action and engagement WITHOUT the “tried and true” (cough: patriarchal) norms we’ve all been taught?
I’m doing it, and I can show you how to do it, too.
(But sometimes, I also like to write about the books I’m reading, or the creative process, or the entrepreneurial experience, or why I hate Steve Jobs, or how I met my BFF. I’ll send you emails like that, too.)
*Just kidding. It’s only an email list.
Books. Cats. Rants. Drawrings.
(and every couple months or so, an unexplained absence 🤷🏻)