7+ Tools You Need to Get Started as a Solopreneur
by Sharon Hurley Hall @shurleyhall Reprinted with permission. Read the original here.
You can’t start your solopreneur career or freelance successfully without the right tools, especially if freelancing is your business and not just a hobby.
Sure, you’ve probably got some of what you need lying around at home, but if you want to take a professional approach you’ll need to invest in the tools and technology necessary to make it easy to run a business that your clients will love.
I’ve been freelancing for more than 10 years, and here are the tools I use to keep my writing business running daily.
1. The Right Computer
Most people we know, at least in the US, have multiple connected devices, and if you’re just starting out, your existing tablet or desktop computer just might be adequate.
But that’s just a maybe. In my experience, the average tablet won’t work well for writing and designing if you’re a professional who needs to turn out work regularly, or if you need to use special software to work efficiently.
I usually have multiple browser tabs open, as well as a few key programs I use daily (more on those later). And I sometimes need to interview people online for the articles I write. That means I need a computer that has good audio and video and works well with an external microphone.
My recommendation: the more processing power you have, the better, which means a fast chip and plenty of RAM. You also need enough disk space to store and run your essential programs, plus some extra. With more storage happening in the cloud, this may be less important, but I personally like having lots of disk space.