Some people swear by Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software. Others just jimmy-up a fancy spreadsheet and make that work.
I’ve never been successful at either…and yet, I keep THINKING I really should have a CRM. That’s kinda like I really should have a business plan too. :\
The idea makes perfect sense. It’s just the implementation and hours that would have to go into it, keeps me from realizing my dream of having this neat, orderly, helpful, measurable worksheet/calendar/follow-up/database thingy.
And yet, I’ve blogged about CRM’s lotsa times (just click on the magnifying glass in the upper right of this page, and search for CRM).
Apparently the folks who spend time evaluating and reviewing CRMs go looking for bloggers like me who write about CRMs, and no matter how old the blog is…they wanna know if I’ll share their latest CRM review on my blog. Usually, I say “no”…but this time I’m relenting.
I mean, a CRM is a great tool for freelancers, and voice talent are freelancers, right?
So, far be it from me to keep you from this great information.
And as long as I’ve gone this far, I might as well tell you that the only CRM I’ve had even a modicum of success with is a platform that is extremely customizable: AIRTABLE.
In fact, while you’re checking out Airtable, you might wanna just peruse the hundreds of templates some users have posted that you might find helpful. AIRTABLE UNIVERSE.
Now I feel better. Without actually having to pay for and spend time filling out a CRM…I got to write about them instead.
Not the same. I know.