Editing files in Google Drive can be a bit confusing at first because Google Drive has their own native files. While you’re likely used to editing Word and Excel documents, Google Drive has their own documents and spreadsheet formats.
Knowing when and which file type to use is important so you don’t find yourself frustrated if you need to collaborate in real-time or just need simple backing up of files as you edit them.
In this video I will show you how to edit files that are stored in your Google Drive that are not native Google Drive file types: Word docx, Excel xlsx, Photoshop PSD, and Illustrator AI files are just a few examples. But I’ll also give a quick demo of editing the native file types.
After using Google Drive for the last few years (previously known as Google Docs), I learned a few things along the way to make organizing the layout and view in a web browser.
In this short walk-through I will show you how to get around the interface and tweak it based upon what you’re doing at the time. Using the search bar, filters, and sorting tools will help you find files fast. But the layout settings can help further when working with images and other visual-based files.
Once you have installed Google Drive, it can be a challenge to both find files and access your documents in other programs.
In this video I will show you how to make your files and folders immediately accessible in just about every program you might need them in when using Windows.
Getting Google Drive up and running on your computer just takes a few minutes. In this short video I show you where to find the download link and how to get up and running fast. This video also shows you some of the simple toolbars you’ll want to be aware of in case your Google Drive software needs to be re-sync’d or restarted.
In this video you will:
- Sign into Google
- Download and install the Google Drive software
- Start Google Drive up for the first time
- Sign into Google Drive on the computer
Google Drive has more features than I could possibly list, but when it comes to using it for freelancing, there are certainly some highlights. I use Google Drive daily for key tasks that make my life a lot easier and my work more efficient. In this video, I’ll show you how I use Google Drive to:
- Backup my files in real-time
- Share my work with team members
- Collaborate efficiently when needed
- Search for files fast when I need to quickly update or share
Also worth mentioning here is that Google Drive is device agnostic – I can open and edit most files on my phone, laptop, desktop – accessing them from anywhere I have an internet connection. This comes in very handy as a freelancer who has to travel regularly and who has a terrible tendency to lose or break my gadgets. Continue Reading
As a freelancer it’s critical to keep projects flowing and LinkedIn is a powerful tool for finding small and large clients. In this video, you’ll learn tips and tricks I use to keep projects flowing and how to get your LinkedIn account up to speed fast using the latest features.
The key points of this video include:
- Preparing your LinkedIn profile
- Using the Endorse feature
- Finding and engaging groups
- Searching jobs
- Getting in touch with industry specific individuals