Becoming an entrepreneur has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I have control over my schedule and what projects I take. I can work from anywhere and at anytime. But running a business as a entrepreneur is also one of the biggest challenges I have set before myself.
As things have sped up and I have taken on more clients, I have had to learn how to work more and more efficiently and it’s kind of amazing how much work you can get done in a day when you put the right systems in place. That being said, even though I have systems, they have to be mobile since I am continually on the go. So aside from my laptop, notebook, and trusted tote, I have a few other tricks up my sleeve that keep me productive regardless of where I might be working from.
Cloud Based Technology
There lots of cloud based tools that essentially allow you to have all of your files, assets, and collaboration tools with you 100% of the time (well, as long as you have internet!). Some of the applications that have become essential to my business are 17 Hats for business management, Basecamp for collaboration, Hootsuite for social media management.
I would probably have a heart attack if I lost or broke my phone! As someone who manages way too many social media accounts, I am constantly taking photos, editing them, and storing them on my phone. It really is the center of my work day. Your phone is the most efficient mobile device you have since it can connect you to the internet even if there is no wifi and to triple my efficiency, I have a couple apps that I could not live without! I am constantly using Afterlight for photo-editing, the Repost app for sharing other people’s videos on Instagram, and accessing my Dropbox directly on my phone.
My Giant Tote
My Rais Case tote literally is my mobile office! Even though it is literally big enough to carry a small child, I have learned how to pair down what I actually need to have with me at all times. I don’t carry extra things around…but I definitely could if I wanted to!
If you are a mobile entrepreneur, how do you keep productive on the go?