I love that I was born in this day and age and I don’t know how I could have lived at any other time in history. New technological advances have made my life as a home owner much easier. I am excited about the possibilities available today with technology, and excited about the thoughts of technology that will be available soon.
The purpose of this article is to share with you, other home business owners, a few thoughts on how the current advances in technology are improving the way we can conduct our business. If you are living in the past, it’s time to change your mindset and use technology to your advantage.
Here are three things to think of as work from a home entrepreneur:
Social media and Web 2.0 have changed marketing- Old advertising rules made it difficult for domestic companies to compete with larger companies. The internet through search engines, web 2.0 and social media has changed everything in favor of smaller operators. Yes, big companies can take advantage of the internet, but if you target your market properly, you can still be very successful.
Smartphones have improved people’s lives- I missed the idea of a smartphone – even though I have been working in the industry for many years. But now I don’t know how I ever lived without him. I started with BlackBerry, went to HTC, and now I couldn’t live without an iPhone. This is fucking comfortable. I can send and receive e-mails, make calls, send and receive SMS and there are many other applications that improve my life. It gives me so much time back. I can reply to a lot of emails and work during downtime during the day. For example, I often write articles on my iPhone during the day if I’m waiting at a coffee shop or something. Generally, I save about an hour a day.
You can run a home business but sell worldwide- In my opinion, the Internet has exerted the greatest influence on humanity of all inventions. Now, thanks to the Internet connection, I can sell my products from home to anywhere in the world. Previously, as a home business owner, my target audience would probably be limited to my surrounding suburbs.
Technology has changed the world and as you can see from the above, there are three technological advances that have had the most dramatic impact on home businesses.