I have been using Last Pass for several years. Last Pass is a password manager, that means you only have to remember 1 password instead of many. It can also help by creating unique passwords for you. You put your business at risk if you use the same password on all your logins, this system makes it easy to get unique passwords for all your logins and make sure you can remember all those passwords.
By only having to remember one password, your brain can be free to remember other more important things. I’m going to date myself a bit here but bear with me. Long ago, we all used to have to remember people phone numbers. If we couldn’t remember we had phone books, large ones from the phone company, smaller ones next to our phone at home and even smaller still to carry around in our purses. Then phones started getting smarter, you were now able to program up to 10 phone numbers in your phone, such convenience. Of course, nowadays with real smart phones, we have our ‘phone books’ with us all the time.
The concept of Last Pass is the same, we have our passwords with us all the time. I do still have my old password book – because every so often I will find that I have missed adding something to Last Pass, but it really is just a dust collector at this point.
A feature I haven’t really mentioned is the fact that you can add an extension to your browser on your laptop and I also have Last Pass installed on my phone and my tablet. It goes without saying that once you change a password, it is saved to all your devices automatically. And the best part of all is that it is free. If you wish to upgrade to their premium service it is only $12/year, but the free version will be enough for most folks.
There are other password managers out there, but I have only ever used this one, and I have never had any reason to look elsewhere. If you want to do more research just google, but make sure you use a system, as your business grows you will have more and more passwords to remember, you do not want to use the same password over and over.
Last Pass also has the option to allow you to seperate which logins are for business and which are for personal use, creating a more organized life yoru for you.
I’m Lori Winslow, the Organized Solopreneur. I help solopreneurs get their business and their life organized. To get started, pick up a copy of my Top 10 Ways to Get Your Solopreneur Business Organized.