Solopreneurs; Take Advantage of These Top 4 Online Services
As an entrepreneur — or more accurately, a “solopreneur” — you are used to doing things by yourself, relying on your own innovative mindset to help you achieve success.
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Not only does being a solopreneur and working from home requires a strong work ethic, but it takes a creative brain and a positive outlook — all of which you have!
But you shouldn’t do it all on your own. There are certain activities that would be best suited to the professionals. That way, as a solopreneur, you can focus on your own growth, stave off burnout, and create better business processes.
Let’s take a look at some of the many ways hiring certain online services can help you improve your company’s success and innovate better in the long run:
1. Solopreneurs take Advantage of Tax Preparation Services
Business taxes can be complicated. Even your own personal taxes aren’t always simple. You should let the professionals do your taxes, so you know things are being done properly and accurately.
You can also get tax advice and reduce errors in your reports. That helps you avoid the unfortunate situation where the IRS comes back and audits your business if they find errors.
2. Outsource your administrative tasks
Hiring freelancers to do your marketing, administrative, and other business tasks is something you can consider, as well.
For instance, handing the reins over to a social media consultant whose sole job is to engage with your customers online. By doing so you can free up hours in your week that are better spent improving business processes and innovating.
3. Form your LLC online
Another online service you should consider would help you form a limited liability company (LLC). There are numerous benefits of declaring your business an LLC (including tax advantages, less paperwork, and more flexibility), so it would make sense to do some research about how having an LLC would benefit you specifically.
When filling out the forms to start an LLC, you may find that hiring an online service to do the paperwork for you can save you time and money.
Make sure you check your local regulations about forming an LLC because different states have different rules.
4. Utilize online project management tools
Gone are the days when paper to-do lists and sticky notes suffice for business management activities. What happens when you lose a note? Or when your partner (helpfully) washes your jeans, but your task list for a particular project was stuffed in your pocket?
Utilizing online project management tools like Trello, Asana, or Airtable can help you in a number of ways:
- Visualize your projects more effectively, along with tasks that have yet to be completed.
- Keep better track of timelines and deadlines for when important projects need to be delivered.
- Manage your budget more effectively. You don’t have to manually log expenses in separate spreadsheets with online project management tools, so you can keep track of expenses pertaining to certain projects all in one place.
There are many more benefits, but these are the big ones. Making sure to take advantage of this powerful kind of software can make or break your business.
Don’t do it all by yourself
As we said before, as a solopreneur you shouldn’t feel like you have to do everything yourself. There are some things that you should leave to the expertise of those who offer their services online and the tools that can make your life easier in the long run.
By following these tips and handing some tasks to others, you will be even more successful.
Author; Courtney Rosenfeld
Courtney started Gig Spark to be a resource and the first step for people who are looking to join the gig economy, either to supplement their income or as a way to fulfill their dreams of becoming an entrepreneur.