Running a home business often means you have to spend a lot of time working on the concept. That is always the case during the early stages, but you don’t want to do it forever. As you will learn, there are many ways of simplifying your operation once things are up and running. I’m writing from experience, and so you can be sure the information in this post comes from a reasonable authority. Six months ago, running my home business would take more than ten hours every single day. At the current time, I work for less than four. I’ll show you how I’ve made that happen without spending a fortune.
Using advanced bookkeeping software
I used to create spreadsheets and enter the financial information for my accounts. However, I discovered there are lots of specialists programs that could make my life easier. After trying a few different setups, I made my selection and started using it full-time. You’ll be glad to know there are systems that can bring everything together automatically. I now manage to transactions from PayPal and Stripe to Xero at the click of a button. Up until I started using the software, I would spend at least five hours dealing with bookkeeping. Thankfully, those days are over.
Outsourcing website support
I’ve always felt that websites offering live chat services are more appealing to potential customers. That is why I wanted to install one as soon as possible on my selling domain. Unfortunately, many of my customers are located in different time zones. So, I was always in bed when people tried to get in touch. For only a few dollars, I now outsource that job to a freelancer. They know all the information about my business and products. So, they can always offer accurate advice. Customer service was never my forte, and now I don’t have to deal with it at all.
Stripping my website down
There are lots of mistakes you can make when it comes to designing your website. I made mine far too complicated with too many features. After split testing, it seemed a simpler version of my website performed better. That meant I decided to scrap all the complex stuff that was taking up so much of my time. Since then, my workload has decreased dramatically. However, my profit chart is running in the opposite direction. Maybe there’s a lesson to be learned there?
Since making my business simpler, I’ve had more time to spend blogging and enjoying life with my kids. Indeed, you probably wouldn’t be reading this now if I hadn’t made the changes. You can achieve the same level of financial security and comfort by taking my advice. Don’t make the mistake of working harder than is necessary to make your money. Your goal should be to create the most amount of profit for the least amount of effort.
I’m glad you enjoyed reading this post, and that my experiences might help some of you to improve your working lives. See you here again tomorrow!