When most people start their own business, they think they need things like office space, business cards, fax machines, and the list goes on. However, this is simply not the case. If you are running an online business, you really only need a few key tools and pieces of equipment to ensure your business is running smoothly. Of course, the type of equipment you need will be determined by the actual business you have.
As for me, I am a social media manager and a sales copywriter– so I really don’t need that much. Here are the 4 things I use in my business daily.
1. Laptop– I have a simple HP stream laptop that has Microsoft Word and wi-fi capability. As a writer and social media manager, I create a lot of content. This laptop is perfect for what I need to create- and best of all. It’s light weight. I can just toss it in my purse and travel anywhere I choose without feeling like its weighing me down.
2. Android Phone- I know everyone is crazy about the iPhone, but I still love my Android. I must admit I did start investing in Apple products and I am becoming a fan quickly. However, the Android camera is really great and I use it to take pictures and shoot business videos and videos for YouTube.
3. iPad- At one point, I was anti- Apple, because I loved Samsung so much. However, the marketplace wasn’t agreeing. There were many new apps coming out like Periscope, Blab, Snapchat, and more- and Android simply didn’t have them, weren’t updating them, or taking months to put them on the Android platform. As a social media manager, this was frustrating – so I had to find a solution to get access to all the new apps my clients were asking me about. I also needed to use these new apps for myself. And the iPad does not disappoint. However, I am not too fond of the iPad camera. So, thank goodness I still kept my Android. 🙂
4. Snowball Microphone: I create digital programs and video trainings online. Therefore, I want to give my clients the best listening experience- and in order to do that, I need a great microphone that produces top- notch sound quality. The snowball microphone is a simple and easy to use microphone. That’s probably why it’s so popular.
So, there you have it. Those are the top tools I use on a daily basis to grow my business.