If you know me or have been following these episodes, you’ll know that tech is… not my favorite thing, shall we say. But if you’re embarking on a chronicpreneur journey, especially one that includes working remotely, you will need to grapple with tech at some point. And believe me, if I can do it, so can you!
I could not be more thrilled that Jackie Zimmerman, Queen of Getting Shit Done and previous podcast guest, is going to be working alongside me on Patients Getting Paid! And in these special Tech Talk episodes, we’re going to be taking a deep dive into all the different technological bits and pieces that you’re going to want to think about as you begin your life as a chronicpreneur.
Jackie received not one but two chronic illness diagnoses in her 20s (Multiple Sclerosis and Inflammatory Bowel Disease) and turned to the internet as a way to cope and build a support system. Through the process of blogging and developing communities, Jackie honed her skills in digital communications by learning to design websites, create brand recognition and build online courses. She has now turned those into a full-time career in her digital marketing company Queen of GSD.
In this first Tech Talk episode, we’re covering different pieces of software that can manage your schedule. You might say that you already have a calendar, but programs like the two we focus on here – Calendly and Acuity – can do so much more, including taking payments!
Don’t forget, Jackie is now working alongside me on the Patients Getting Paid Community. So if you join up you’ll be able to get her input on schedulers or any of the things we’re going to be covering in the Tech Talk podcasts. Visit PatientsGettingPaid.com for more information, but don’t forget that there’s a price increase right around the corner!
- Why Jackie believes that scheduling software is a key thing to get organized right from the start of your chronicpreneur journey
- My own experiences of using Calendly to organize my two podcasts, my advocacy work, and the PGP community
- An overview of the various things that these programs can do for you, aside from managing your calendar
- A comparison of Calendly and Acuity, two of the major players in this game