My entire business is run directly from my computer. It’s important that I have the systems in place in case something goes wrong with my computer. If you follow me on social media, you may already know that I’ve had my fair share of computer problems over the last two years.
One of the best parts about working online is that we can work from anywhere as long as we have a decent internet connection. There are several tools that online business owners can use to make their lives easier. I’m going to talk about a few of my favourites that I use frequently.
If you sell products or services online than you will eventually need a shopping cart. It’s fine to use basic PayPal buttons if you only sell a few items, but if you want things to be more automated and streamlined than you will want to use a shopping cart. You can still process payments via PayPal when using shopping carts, but it is important to find a better way to automate delivery as your business grows.
Pinterest is one of the top social networks today with over 30 billion pins. In case you are unfamiliar with Pinterest, it is a visual social network where people pin things that are of interest to them. It is basically just a virtual pin-board. It is reported that there are over 50 million users worldwide which makes for great opportunities to promote your business.
Adobe is offering a free download of their Adobe Photoshop CS6 Beta version. Photoshop is the world’s best digital image editing software that would normally cost you over $700.