ilios Digital Organizing

At Ilios Digital Organizing, we make sure technology works for you. Specializing in digital productivity and tech organizing, we focus on discovering ways you can use technology to help your business grow and prosper. Our goal is to help you get out from under the tech side of your business and start focusing on what you love to do. Whether it’s reducing your hundreds of unread emails each day, organizing computer files or systematizing your CRM, we make running your business easy and effective. No more computer crashes, missed follow-ups or leaving money on the table…because it’s time to let technology work FOR you.

WHAT WE DO


REDUCE YOUR ADMIN WORK

Let’s automate your processes. By reducing duplicate admin tasks and streamlining your business, you will have the time and energy to focus on what really matters.

IMPROVE FOLLOW UP

No more emails falling through the cracks. No more forgetting to contact clients. We’ll put software and systems in place to keep you organized and on top of communication.

LOWER STRESS LEVELS

Being organized means you can find files and email quickly and easily. And if a client requests a document, you’ll know right where it is! Say good-bye to recreating documents and scrambling to find an invoice.

INCREASE TIME

When your digital devices are in sync and your software is mobile (accessible anywhere there’s WiFi), you have more time to focus on clients, make sales, and grow important relationships.

PROVIDE SUPPORT

Tech can be overwhelming and aggravating, but you don't have to do it alone. We are here to encourage, guide and coach you through processes that will help you build a more successful business.

OPTIMIZE YOUR LIFE

At Ilios Digital, we partner with you to find the right tool, for the right task, at the right time. Having the right kind of program or software, and knowing how to use it, will be the difference between “getting by” and getting ahead in your business.

Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless. – Thomas Edison

What people are saying

  • Thank you sooooo much for your help with my email! It was just the push I needed, and your approach was so simple that I had literally finalized my email organization by Fri.
    My inbox is EMPTY and I’m using my Action folders religiously now ☺ Of course, I have more emails to sort through, but it feels so good to have an organizational system moving forward. Thanks again!

    Katrina Oko-Odi | Editing Worm
  • I finally feel like I can get a handle on my emails. With everything falling into my main email I get overwhelmed and I know emails get missed and that is not a good business practice!!
    I really appreciate your time, clear information, and follow up email with instruction about what you taught me in case i forget :), your patience in teaching me how to manage it on my own and knowing you are just a phone call or email away if I get stuck!!!! I am actually looking forward to tackling my emails!

    Mia Roseberry | Wounded Warrior Homes
  • April was a great find and help just when I needed it!
    I was going crazy with the details of starting my own business. [April] listened to my immediate and long term needs for my business and jumped right in to help me regain my sanity. April was calm when I needed it and excited and energized when I was down. It was a great help to have someone detail oriented to work with me.

    Kim D. - Paradise Veterinary Hospital
  • If you need help organizing your computer files, bookmarks, or email, April is your go-to solutions expert! Professional, ethical, trustworthy and knowledgeable, she made the experience easy and fun. I highly recommend her for your IT organizing needs!

    Natasha R.

From the ilios Blog

9 April 2018

Keeping your contacts safe

Everyone knows I’m all about backing up your data. But have you backed up your contacts lately?
Your contact list is a highly valued item for an entrepreneur. The first step to being organized is to make sure that all of your contacts are in one place – or attached to one ‘account’. This step includes making sure that contacts, especially new contacts, aren’t being saved to your phone but rather that cloud based account.


Once you are organized, you can back up your contacts. If you are using Gmail, Hotmail/Outlook.com,  or Apple Contacts, there should be a menu option that says ‘export’ or ‘export contacts’. Choose to export them in a CSV file.


Now that you’ve got the CSV file exported to a safe place (the cloud or as part of your online backup), it’s time to rename it. Most files come as contacts.csv which means nothing when you’re looking for a specific backup. Instead, rename the file with the date and ‘Contacts Backup’. Finally, make sure the file is included in your online backup. Depending on how often you add contacts to your list, backing them up doesn’t need to be more than a quarterly or twice a year task.


Having a CSV file of your contacts can come in handy when it’s time to import contacts to a new CRM, mailing service, or other software!


Need help organizing or backing up your contacts? Call me and we’ll do it together!

7 March 2018

3 Ways To Close Those Open Browser Tabs

So you have nine million browser tabs open on your computer. Some of them are for projects you’re in the middle of, other tabs are for articles you want to read, or information you need to grab to use later. I would bet some of your open tabs are active tabs – email, calendar, CRM – all of which are great to have open so you can easily check them. But is open tab practice really the best way to manage your information? What happens if your computer suddenly restarts? Windows users, you know what I am talking about! Or what if you accidentally close your browser? I’ve done that more often than I’d like and I bet you have too.

 

But how do you take care of all these open tabs? The first step is to figure out what you are using the open tabs for. Is this your version of a to-do list? A visual reminder of what you want to work on? Are you unsure where to put the information so you can reference it later? Do you just not have time to read those articles you’ve opened? There are better options for all of these issues!
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9 February 2018

How to use Dropbox, G Drive, and OneDrive

Online file storage services.
What are you using them for? Long term storage? Another place to store your photos? A backup site?
Did you know that these services are designed to “store all your files online and keep them synced across your devices (G Drive)” These online file storage services allow you to to access your files when you need them, regardless of where you are or what device you are using.  In addition, these services allow you to easily share files with collaborators. (They are not designed as online backup! There are better programs for that.)
I currently use all three services. I use Dropbox to store my active business files because this lets me get to the same information regardless of using my Mac or my PC. G Drive is used to share files and collaborate with my professional organization. One Drive is used with a specific client to share important files.
Regardless of which file storage/sharing program you use, I recommend keeping one type of business all in one area – don’t let your business work spread over three different services. This type of organization will let you find what you need quicker and reduce the amount of duplication.
Questions? Are you ready to learn more about online file storage? Contact us or schedule a session!