Let me count the ways…
Last week I went out of town to visit a friend. I could have brought a laptop along and done my work from the airport or between chick flicks, but I really needed the time off. Because my business is completely Internet-based, I don’t have to close down if I want to take a vacation. I just have to automate things.
I was going to be gone on a Tuesday, which is when I publish The Job Listings Weekly. All I had to do was write the issue early and then schedule it to go out on the regular day and time. This is one of the greatest advantages of having an online business versus a brick-and-mortar business. If I owned a store, I’d have to either close (and lose revenue) or hire someone to take over while I was gone. With those choices, I’d probably never take a vacation! It doesn’t cost me a dime to schedule messages to be delivered in the future.
I can even schedule updates to my website when I need to. If the new month happens to fall on a weekend and I don’t want to work, I can schedule the updates to be uploaded automatically whenever I need it done.
I really do love what technology can do for business owners. From keeping organized with a calendar that pops up with reminders when I log on, to automating my business to run smoothly when I’m off doing something fun, technology helps me to keep the balance between my business and the rest of my life– the really good stuff