Tech Tool Tuesday
One of the most effective ways of scheduling appointments is with an online automated scheduling tool.
My favorite is Calendly. I’ve been using it for over 5 years … that’s about 35 years in web tool time … so a long time! 🙂
There are free and paid versions of Calendly.
In both versions you can:
- set the meeting length
- add buffer time before and after the event
- link to your calendars (Google, Outlook, etc.). Once Calendly is connected to your calendar, the events will automatically adjust to your availability.
- personalized Calendly link. Here’s mine: https://calendly.com/cheritoledo/quickchat
- Automatically sends confirmation (and cancelation) emails to you and invitee
Paid Version ($8/month or $12/month):
- The main difference between the two is the number of events you can create. It’s nice to have unlimited events. You can offer 20-minute, 45-minute, and 60-minute events and make all of them available at the same time.
- The $8 allows up to 2 users and for the $12/month there can be up to 6 users. Having more users is great when you have a VA/TA/Assistant or Team who need access to scheduling.
- Zoom and GoToMeeting integrations
- Stripe and PayPal integrations
To be fair, there are several other tools that will do the same tasks … I’m just very partial to the simplicity of Calendly.
Here are a couple of others you can check out through their free trials:
- TimeTrade – $78/year
- Acuity – $168/year
- vcita – $12/month
- SimplyBook.me – Free version and $118/year for Basic
- HoneyBook – $108/year
Let me know what you decide … Calendly or one of the others?
Ever had a situation where you need to set up a meeting with several people? You sent out one email to all 7 people, then had to sort through and figure out who could come when … Argh!
Well here’s your bonus … Xoyondo. This tool will allow you to offer a variety of times AND … drum roll … it will show you which meeting(s) everyone can attend. It’s awesome!!