The problem: It’s hard to keep track of your subscriptions
We live in the “subscription era”. The business model of many online services is a monthly subscription fee.
This is great overall. Instead of paying a steep price up front, we pay a much lower amount every month and reassess monthly if we really need the service. The problem is, whether in our business or professional lives, we’ve subscribed to many services.
At Actiondesk, we’re a small startup, and we already have 12 subscriptions, costing us 510€ (~ $580) every month.
Those various services all renew at various dates. It’s very common to forget that you subscribed to one service and keep on paying for a service even when you’re not using it anymore.
The solution: Google sheets and Actiondesk
With 10 minutes of your time, google sheets and actiondesk, you can program an automation sending you an email 2 days before any of your subscription periods end.
First step: list all your subscriptions on a google sheet
You’ll have to list:
It should look like this:
You can just copy this google sheets template.
Step 2: Setup a workflow in Actiondesk
Step 3: Chill out
Two days before any of your subscriptions renew, you’ll get an email looking like this:
You could also include some more andvanced things. Here are two things we do at actiondesk:
With Actiondesk’s starter plan you have one workflow for free, so don’t hesitate to try it out!
PS: You could also send a slack message to yourself or in a specific channel. This is actually what we do at Actiondesk!