Using Asana

asana-logoDo you want to get more organized? Wouldn’t it be great to spend your time working instead of creating a new “to do” list everyday?

If you haven’t used any formal project management software before, Asana is a great way to start. It can be used for complex projects with 100s of people or just a solo entrepreneur building up a single niche website.

Working with a team or alone…

Upfront, I can say that Asana really shines with a team…After all, their tag line is, “Teamwork without email.” However, even if you’re just working alone, Asana can be a great way to keep organized in a scalable way.

I look at Asana as a very sophisticated task management system…If you extend that capability you have an excellent & customizable project management app.

What about Basecamp?

I looked at Basecamp initially…It’s hugely popular. Basecamp has a 60-day free trial too. But it jumps up to $20 per month (or more) after that…even for single users. Asana is free for up to 15 people.

The cost alone is enough to make me look elsewhere and so that’s how I found Asana.

What’s in the video?

In this video, we look at how you can:

  • manage your daily tasks
  • manage niche site tasks
  • create a content calendar


Other Ways To Use Asana

  • Meeting Agenda – You can list out the items that you want to cover. Within the task, you can add subtasks if you want to really list out the details. You have the ability to attach files or add links that are relevant. And, you still have the ability to assign the task to a person, like if different people will cover different items throughout the meeting.
  • Templates for any Process – Anything that you do (or anyone on your team) more than one time can benefit from having a template. It leads to overall consistency and a higher level of quality and efficiency. It is similar to what Rob and I have worked on during his coaching sessions recently. Basically, you can document the process and save it as a template. Each time it needs to be performed, you can make a new copy of the template for that instance.
  • Article Sharing With Your Team – You can basically create a list of web pages to check out later. It obviously works well with a team, but you can just keep the list for yourself, too. There is a Chrome extension for Asana to make this process even faster and easier.


If you’re curious about other ways to use Asana, check out these 20 ideas directly from the source.

About the Author: Doug Cunnington is the founder of Niche Site Project. He shows people how to create Affiliate Sites using project management and a proven, repeatable framework. Doug loves creating systems, using templates, and brewing beer (but usually not at the same time).

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4 comments… add one
  • Abass Sahrawi Oct 9, 2014 @ 10:35

    Nice Tutorial Dog ,
    Keep up the great work 🙂

  • John Oct 9, 2014 @ 21:03

    So I’m a bit confused, from watching your video on the Amazon affiliate course videos you are selling (project management) you put it in Gantter but your saying Asana is good? Which one should I get? Differences? Or do I need both?

    Thanks Doug! Great vid on Asana!

    • Doug cunnington Oct 11, 2014 @ 12:31

      Hi John, they are tools for different purposes.

      Asana is a little more versatile for task based projects – probably a lot of what you and I do.

      Gantter is a pretty advanced tool in it’s own space…it’s pretty much like MS Project…and it can be used to manage really complex projects and run projects in parallel. It really depends on your goals.

      I would generally recommend Asana for a day to day PM app. Does that help @disqus_paxus7ZuK0:disqus?

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