When it comes to running a business, there are always projects. Whether it be projects you’re running, projects you’re creating, or projects you’re finishing up.

In order to keep track of all these projects, you need a project management tool or system. There are a ton to choose from, but my favorites are Trello and Asana.

What are Trello and Asana?

Trello and Asana are web-based project management tools that use Kanban boards to help you visualize not only the big picture overview but also small details and allows you to collaborate with others easily.

I like to think of them as a board full of sticky notes and each note is a task.

The Pros of Trello

  • It’s great for solopreneurs
  • Visually appealing
  • So much you can do on the free plan
  • Great for personal use too
  • Automation is available on the free plan
  • User-friendly
  • App available
  • Easy to use drag and drop feature

The Cons of Trello

  • You can’t create subtasks very easily
  • There is only one type of view (board view)
  • Team projects can get messy

The Pros of Asana

  • Great for team collaboration
  • Has alternative views such as list and board
  • Can create subtasks
  • Has features such as dependencies, approvals, rules, sorting features, and milestones (but this is also a con – see why below)
  • A pegasus flies across the screen when you complete a task (not even kidding)
  • The inbox feature is nice to catch up on what you missed (due dates, comments, etc..)

The cons of Asana

  • Not very user-friendly
  • All the cool features listed above are part of the premium plan (which is not free)
  • Not visually appealing
  • Drag and drop not as easy to use

Do I prefer Trello or Asana?

I often times get asked, which one do I prefer; Trello or Asana? And the answer is BOTH.

I use Trello for my personal business. I love how visually appealing it is, the ease of use, and the features I get for the free plan.

Some of the types of boards I have are:

  • Learning board – to keep up with all my online courses I’ve signed up for (yes, it’s a problem)
  • Affilate links – to easily find any affiliate links I have
  • Social media posting – to keep up with what Facebook groups I like to post in what days
  • Launch board – to plan my launches
  • Course board – to plan my course creations

I use Asana with my clients. I’ve found that Trello just isn’t as hearty and easy to use when you have a team. And I really love the subtask feature in Asana. It helps me make sense of workflows, for sure.

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