Tips for Solopreneurs: 10 Types of Freelancers and Technologies to Boost Your Business
Updated: Nov 25, 2020
As a solopreneur, you’re probably used to wearing many hats and juggling everything from the
day-to-day responsibilities of running your business to other tasks like IT, bookkeeping, and
marketing. However, you could delegate some of these responsibilities to freelancers and
contractors — or use technology to simplify your life as a solopreneur. To explore 10 types of
freelancers and technologies that can help to boost your business, read on!
Even if you’re a freelance writer yourself, you may benefit from hiring another writer to assist
you in creating content for your professional writing portfolio and blog — and guest posting on
other websites. While you could certainly write your own content, you may not have the time or
energy to do so if you’re busy working on larger projects.
2. Web Developers
If you don’t already have a solopreneur website, it’s time to create one yourself using a website
builder — or hire a freelance web developer to assist you. As a solopreneur, a strong online
presence and an updated website and blog are crucial to attracting new clients and improving
your website’s search engine ranking.
3. Virtual Assistants
Virtual assistants can help busy solopreneurs with everything from managing their social media
accounts to checking and responding to emails and phone calls. But since many virtual
assistants are skilled in a variety of areas, they can also help solopreneurs with the things they
don’t know — or care — to do on their own.
A strong digital marketing strategy is essential when you’re a solopreneur, but it may be
challenging to find the time to update your business website, post regularly on social media, and
manage an email marketing campaign when you’re running a business on your own. To keep
up with competing solopreneurs, however, it’s important to prioritize your digital marketing
strategy — or hire freelance marketers to assist you.
As a solopreneur, you’re also responsible for understanding your tax obligations, paying
quarterly estimated taxes, and tracking your business earnings and expenses. To help you with
your accounting and bookkeeping, however, it may be worthwhile to hire a bookkeeper —
especially if your books are frequently outdated and/or you’re consistently making mistakes that
end up costing you money down the road.
6. Social Media Scheduling Tools
Even if you don’t hire a freelance marketer or virtual assistant to help you with scheduling and
posting content to your social media networks, you can take some of the weight off your
shoulders by using social media management tools.
7. IT Assistance
To reduce overhead costs, boost productivity, and grow your small business naturally over time,
it’s to your benefit to work with a remote IT administrator. This person will be able to tackle
network and systems management, security monitoring, data storage, and even hardware and
software needs. If you run an online shop or have a mobile app, this person will be able to
monitor application performance to make sure everything is running smoothly.
8. Design Tools
If a freelance graphic designer isn’t in the budget, online tools can help you to create everything
from infographics and animated social media posts to business cards and brochures. You can
even find royalty-free images online that don’t cost a dime.
9. Accounting Software
If hiring a bookkeeper isn’t the right move for you, you can still take some of the stress out of
tracking your earnings, deductions, and expenditures.
10. Project Management Software
To keep you productive and on track to succeed as a solopreneur, utilize project management
tools. These tools will save you time and money so you can focus your energy on the tasks that
drive your small business.
A Final Word
Whether you hire one or more freelancers or turn to technology, the help you enlist should
simplify your life as a solopreneur. Outsourcing your work won’t make you any less of a Rockstar
solopreneur, and it will allow you to focus your time and energy on the projects that matter most
to you and your small business.
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