Building your own business can be really hard. Being self-employed can mean working a lot of hours and having a lot of information and peoples contact details to keep hold of. It goes without saying you really need to be organised to keep on top of everything and be as productive as you can to be able to grow your business no matter what area this may be in. Using Technology to Help Improve your Productivity could help give your business the edge and boost you have been missing.
Turning my blog into something that brings in an income hasn’t been an easy thing for me. Being completely unorganised and totally in the ‘leave it all until the last minute’ camp, I have had to come up with little ways of making sure I can keep track of everything. The thing is I am a good old fashioned pen and paper kind of girl, I don’t seem to be able to get to grips with tracking my life online. Maybe I’ve just not found the right programme for me yet, but everything goes in my trusty diary and on my wall planner.
To help me out a little, I also turned to some fellow bloggers to ask their thoughts and tips on keeping on top of your blog as a business and how to be more productive when working. You can check out their answers in this post on being a productive blogger.
As well as this I also need to keep on top of chasing invoices, recording payments and keeping all my financial information up to date for tax purposes.
Using Technology to Help Improve your Productivity
But right now, as technology progresses, there are so many different programmes and app to help you be more productive in all areas of your business regardless of your industry. For example, a real estate CRM will help you to keep all your contacts in one place as well as helping you build relationships whilst converting leads into clients.
There is something to be said for being able to access your information on the go and all in one place. So whether you need a system to help keep your contacts in one place, or to track your income and outgoings on a monthly basis, finding what works you is paramount.
By utilising automated programmes to help build your business and manage tasks for you, means you have more free time to put into other areas such as doing the part of your job you really love instead of getting bogged down in the details that maybe aren’t as appealing as others.