How Solopreneuers Can Get Ahead With Tech Tools and Freelance Help


Running your own business can be rewarding, but it’s not always easy. Long hours and low profit margins can leave you exhausted and stressed. However, with the assistance of the right tech tools and some freelance help, you can give your business a boost.

Tech Tools

Backbone of Your Business

For solopreneurs, having a powerful smartphone is essential. You may need to take top-notch photos of products and events for your website and social media accounts. You also may need to run business apps, answer emails, make calls, and host video chats on the go. With all that at stake, a state-of-the-art phone is a must. On top of that, you need a reliable service provider and unlimited data so you can stay in touch with customers, vendors, and everyone else in your contact list.

If you are in the market for a new phone, consider the new iPhone 11 Pro Max. This phone performs at a high level and boasts a new triple-camera system, has telephoto and wide-angle lenses, and adds a new nighttime mode to take incredible pictures in low light. If you prefer Androids, T3 recommends taking a look at the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus with its improved operating system and bigger display.

Constant Connection

Poor customer service can kill your business, and in our on-demand economy, you need to be accessible at all times. With that in mind, businesses big and small can benefit from using chatbots. AI-driven chatbots allow customers (and potential customers) to get answers online to common questions 24 hours a day. They can be just what you need to enhance your customer service and engagement.

Embrace the Cloud

Cloud computing can enhance your business productivity, particularly if you have remote operations. You can share files and data and collaborate on projects easily with anyone around the world. Using cloud platforms can also reduce the costs required to purchase new, expensive hardware and cut down on your carbon footprint.

Freelance Help

You don't need to hire full-time staff to boost your business’s efficiency and productivity. These days, online portals and job banks allow you to easily find freelancers to do just about any task imaginable. Business.com explains using freelancers is cost effective because you don't need to provide benefits packages, health insurance, workers compensation coverage, and other costs of hiring salaried employees. You also don't have to pay the employer half of Social Security and Medicaid taxes. Here are just a few positions that can be outsourced to freelancers.

Social media marketing

Does your company have an active social media presence? According to Statista, 79 percent of the U.S. population has a social networking profile. That means a comprehensive social media strategy is essential to the success of most businesses. A freelance social media manager can develop your strategy, manage ad campaigns, post to various social media sites, and help extend your company's reach.

Web development

Whether you need to build a new website, create an e-commerce platform, or have an app developed for your site, you can find a highly skilled web developer willing to work on a freelance basis. A professional CSS developer can create everything you need with all the bells and whistles your customers desire. You can agree to pay them per project or bring them onboard permanently if your needs grow.

Accounting services

When it comes to money, you want to dot every i and cross every t. These days, you don't need to have a full-time bookkeeper or accountant on staff to ensure things are completed correctly. Instead, you can hire a reliable, qualified freelancer who can pay the bills and file your taxes on time, and you'll only need to pay them for the hours they work.

Running your own business isn’t for everyone. Being a successful solo entrepreneur takes hard work, a bit of luck, and the right tools. With a little help from technology and freelancers, you can engage customers, increase productivity, and boost your business to the next level.

By Courtney Rosenfeld - Visit Gigspark.biz

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Added: 16 Oct 2019 00:00


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