Working hard is important. But there’s one thing even more important - working smart.
That’s what technology helps you do. You get more done, you get it done easier and you get it done better. Frankly, by using technology you’re able to do some things that would simply be impossible without it.
Luckily, there’s an array of tech tools that allow you to build your business in extremely smart ways. Be sure to take full advantage of them.
IN THIS STEP, WE WILL LOOK AT FOUR CATEGORIES OF TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS:
- Online Tools
First, you have to know what’s out there. Second, you need to understand all the cool things that technology can do for you. After all, what’s the point of buying an expensive gadget if you can’t revel in all of its neat tricks?
Technology Options to Consider
Selecting a computer may seem straightforward, but you should carefully consider the way you do business before making your next computer investment.
Let’s say you’re an on-the-go real estate agent who needs data at your fingertips. Your best bet is probably a laptop. Your work goes everywhere with you, whether it’s to a client’s office or the coffee shop around the corner.
But if you spend most of your time at the office and rarely emerge, you’re better suited to a desktop computer. Most of all, a desktop forces you to designate a special place for your work, which helps you fully focus on the task at hand.
Are you using the computer primarily for graphic design or writing and numbers-crunching? Graphic designers and people who produce Web sites or newsletters sometimes prefer Macs, though the gap between PCs and Macs has nearly disappeared.
Whether you’re more of a laptop or desktop person, don’t forget one of the most important computer accessories of all – the monitor. Since you’re likely to spend extended periods of time in front of it, be sure you don’t skimp in either size or quality. Consider a flat screen monitor – it saves room on your desk and comes in sizes small, medium and large.