3 Steps to Improve Your Online Business with Technology
How does technology benefit your online business? If you are thinking of starting an online marketing business, or any online business of any type, you will be relying on technology more than ever. As technology evolves, so does opportunity. Just keep in mind, giving up the corporate grind to have a career that is far more flexible is within reach, with the right technology.If your business relies on the Internet, read on to learn what I did.
1. The Heart of Production
It’s no surprise that the heart of any online business will be the computer. Without it, the business wouldn’t exist. Justin shared basic tips that will help you in your production. Of course, when talking about computers, that encompasses laptops and iPads as well.
First, we recommend that you get a computer with a minimum RAM of 6 to 8 GB. RAM is an acronym for random access memory and has to do with a computer’s data storage capability.
Second, the processor, we recommend going with a quad-core processor, when possible. This type of processor often leads to faster speeds in computing, especially when working with large processing tasks such as graphics and compression.
Of course, with all this power, comes the need for protection as well. For laptops, find a secure case that will protect your laptop from damage when you are on the road.
2. Staying Connected on the Road
Other than a laptop, or an iPad, one of the best ways to stay connected to your business is with a smartphone. A phone is not just a phone any longer unless of course, you opt for the most basic one. However, I was told when buying mine that all phones in the near future will have to have a wireless package, so you might want to consider one just for that reason alone. If you are paying for it, you might as well have it, right?
Here are some interesting tidbits, regarding smartphones:
- You can stay connected with internet access, keeping you informed of new messages, Social Media, and emails.
- Many are all-in-one devices, with cameras, video, texting, Internet access, and even Google Docs and Calendar with the Androids.
- Smartphones are quicker than phones of just a couple years ago, with a dual-core processor.
- These phones make it easy to check emails, post links to social media, and just stay connected when you are away from the office. To me, the main difference between a smartphone and a laptop or iPad is that I carry my phone with me at all times.
3. Enough Lanes in Your Freeway
To avoid a traffic jam in your computer’s communications, make sure you have a proper router to support all the devices you have in your home office, as well as the entire home. Your router is responsible for all the devices such as the computer, iPad, smartphone, and even game systems that are in the house. If you have multiples of these, as many people do, that is a lot of toil on the router.
Each device uses bandwidth, therefore taking up ‘lanes’ in the system. It would be much easier to have a 6-lane freeway to handle 3000 cars, than a 2-lane road.
Find a router with a 300 bandwidth, and you should be fine. You should be able to find a decent one for around $200, give or take a few dollars. But, if it helps prevent a sluggish computer or disconnected web calls, it is worth the extra money.
Technology offers us all a chance to have the flexibility in our careers, so we can produce more and live more at the same time. You just need to take advantage of it.
Sohail is a content marketer and a blogger, currently he is associated with Smiletutor.sg an online tuition agency in Singapore. His hobbies include writing, reading books, traveling and gardening.