As a mumpreneur I know how important my time is. Every second counts, especially if you have babies or younger children like I do. And LastPass is one of the tools I use to save myself time and memory space, really. There was a time when I was memorising my passwords or using the same password for most accounts. No longer feasible and no longer safe! Password managers are one of the best ways to increase the online security of your business as well as save time online. They store and automatically fill in passwords on all the websites you are using. If forgetting and always resetting passwords sounds familiar, then this tool will definitely help to keep all your passwords organised and safe. Here are the main reasons why my team and I love LastPass:
- It’s one of the best password managers on the market AND it is free to use! It also offers paid plans and these are offered at a cheaper price than other password managers on the market. LastPass can be used by up to 50 users and it includes 1GB of file storage, but if you’re a big business then you can also upgrade to Lastpass Enterprise which allows more than 50 users.
- LastPass is browser based and this means that you can access the vault without opening a second window on your browser – again, saving your business valuable time that can be spent on other tasks.
- You can share your passwords with your VA or OBM for example without actually revealing the passwords to them.
So how does it work? All you have to do is download the free LastPass browser extension. Once that’s done, you will find the LastPass button in the browser toolbar. The next step is creating a “master password” which is the only password you will need to remember! Finally, it’s time to save all your passwords in the LastPass vault – this can be done by importing websites from your email or another password manager or save websites as you log in. If you’re using other devices like a tablet or smartphone, you can sync LastPass automatically and all your passwords will be available on other devices too. LastPass also has the option for sharing with family members. By upgrading, you can send your encrypted passwords to others and also remove their access if needed. Finally, you can use LastPass to audit your passwords and this will ensure your business is secure online. LastPass can detect weak passwords that are prone to hacking and update them in order to keep you secure. If you’re ready to save time and energy in your business and become more productive, we recommend you try LastPass. No more forgotten passwords and IT costs managing these, no more stress on online security and no more time spent trying to find where you wrote down your passwords for all those websites.