For freelancers, by freelancers
February 4, 2013
Stride is an easy-to-use tool to track your sales and grow your business
I found out the hard way that freelancing is a tough racket. Before you start, no one ever tells you how much goes into it.
Six months down the road you find yourself working on invoices at 3 in the morning and feeling like you never get to do whatever it is you actually got excited about doing in the first place.
For me, the worst was always sales. As an introverted nerd, selling myself and my work never came naturally. I hated it and I sucked at it.
Pretty quickly I figured out I needed more clients to keep the ramen and beer flowing (don't judge, I was fresh out of college). I then started looking for a solution.
A half hour of Googling later, I had a list of two dozen or so apps to try out. I tried one, then another, then another. Not a single one of them made even a tiny bit of sense to me. The terminology was confusing (what the heck is the difference between an opportunity and a prospect?) and all of them were staggeringly complicated.
Eventually I realized that everything out there was made for full-time, trained salespeople. Not for freelancers like me.
We created Stride for all you freelancers to track your sales and know if you have enough work/money coming in.
With Stride you can:
- Easily see all your sales and their status
- Simply add contacts/clients
- Track and see how much you're pulling in
This is what it looks like:
Sure, you can use spreadsheets to manage your sales. But if you don't want to waste time slowly entering contacts and moving stuff around and instead want to focus on growing your business, Stride is for you.
Alright Sumo-lings, Anton here, your Biz-Dev Sumo. Ever since I discovered Stride, I've been using it myself to manage my sales.
Regularly, a year of Stride's Large Plan (which lets you manage unlimited deals and users) is $588. But for the next week only, you can get a year of Stride for only $39 (that's over 90% off!). Whoa, I know.
Join me in using Stride!