Set up a free online calendar scheduler in 5 steps

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Free online calendar scheduler

We know that managing appointments can sometimes feel like a juggling act, but with OskarOS, setting up a free online calendar scheduler is super easy. Whether you're looking to set up a calendar just for yourself or for an entire team, OskarOS has got you covered.

Let us walk you through five simple steps to get you started. By the end of this guide, you’ll be ready to streamline your appointments and eliminate double bookings. Let's dive in!

Step 1: Create an OskarOS account

Set up a free online calendar scheduler in 5 steps

First things first, let’s get you signed up by following these simple steps:

  • Visit our website: Go to oskaros.com and click on "Sign up FREE."
  • Fill out your information: Enter your name, email address, and create a secure password.
  • Verify your email: Check your inbox for a verification email from OskarOS. Click the verification link to confirm your account.

And that’s it! By creating an account, you open the door to a world of efficient scheduling tools designed to support you every step of the way.

Step 2: Set up your calendar and availability

Set up a free online calendar scheduler in 5 steps

Now that you’re part of the OskarOS family, let’s set up your calendar. Here’s how:

  • Access Resources: Log in to your OskarOS account and navigate to the 'Resources' section in the main menu.
  • Edit Personal calendar: You will find an sample resource in your resources list called 'Personal calendar.' We can use that one. Edit it by clicking on it, or alternatively, you can create another resource and delete the sample.
  • Add personal details: Add your name, a short description (like your job title, if applicable) and if you like a profile picture.
  • Define your availability: Access 'Schedule & availability' and specify the days and times you’re available for appointments. Just select your working hours for each day of the week or when you desire to be available for scheduling.
Set up a free online calendar scheduler in 5 steps

By setting up your calendar and availability, you ensure that you receive bookings within your desired timeframes.

Step 3: Choose how to be booked

Set up a free online calendar scheduler in 5 steps

Next, let’s determine how you want to be booked:

  • Head to 'Booking options': In your resource you will find the submenu item "Booking options."
  • Select or create an option: By default,a 30-120 minute booking option is added to the Personal Calendar. You can also choose another existing booking option or create a new one that fits your needs.
  • Set the booking duration and pricing: In the submenu 'Booking duration' of your booking option you can define how long your bookings should be and decide if clients can set the booking length themselves (flexible booking) with a predermined timeframe.
  • Add price: If you plan to charge for your services, you can add a price under the Pricing section.
  • Add more booking options: You can attach multiple booking options to make yourself available for different types of appointments.

Step 4: Style your booking page

A well-styled booking page not only looks good but also enhances the client experience, making them feel welcomed and valued. Now that you have determined when you can be booked and how, let’s make your booking page inviting and user-friendly:

  • Add a logo and details about your organization: Navigate to 'Settings' > 'Organization settings'. If you have a logo, upload it here, and add your organization's information. For individual freelancers, feel free to add your personal information instead.
  • Add a background image or color: Navigate to Settings > Booking Page. Here, you can choose a background image from our templates, upload your own image, or set a plain color as the background.

With everything set up, it’s time to share your booking link with the world:

  • View your booking page: In the top right of your screen (desktop), you will find a sharing button that opens your booking page. It is a square with an arrow pointing to the right and upwards.
  • Copy the URL: You can copy the URL from your browser's address bar or go to 'Settings' -> 'Booking Page' to find the address there as well.
  • Share on social media: Post the booking link on your social media profiles to reach a wider audience.
  • Include in emails: Add the booking link to your email signature or send it directly to clients when confirming appointments.

Sharing your booking page link ensures that clients can easily access your scheduling page and book appointments at their convenience.

Why Choose OskarOS?

At OskarOS, we’re here to support you. Our platform is designed to be flexible, agile, and incredibly user-friendly. We understand the challenges of managing day-to-day operations, and we’re committed to working closely with you to find the best possible solutions for your scheduling needs.

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