Efficiency is the name of the game.  To be successful whether in your 9 to 5 or your side hustle, maximizing your time to get things done is the most important.  Here are 5 tools to make your side hustle more efficient.

5 Ways to Make Your Side Hustle More Efficient

 

1. Your Connections

As much as it may feel like you are alone, know that you are not.  Take full advantage of your connections and don’t be afraid to ask for help.  Your next virtual assistant could be the friend of someone you went to college with.  

By now, most of us are familiar with LinkedIn, but Bumble Bizz is now making waves with small business owners.  On Bumble Bizz, you can pursue a career change, meet collaborators, or become a mentor.  Bumble Bizz was created so professionals can connect with each other, share, and learn.  Download the app and start swiping to meet your next great network.

2. Outsourcing

Of all the things you are responsible for on a daily basis it is impossible for you to be the Jane of all trades.  Know your strengths and outsource your weaknesses.  Or simply outsource the things you do not do well.

Upwork allows you to post a job and it finds experts to match what you need. You can also browse profiles and interview the experts before you hire them all through their website. 

Fiverr is the world’s largest freelance services marketplace for lean entrepreneurs to focus on growth & create a successful business at affordable costs.  With Fivver you can find people to update your website’s WordPress theme for as low as $15.

3. Cloud Storing to Work on the Go

Don’t you hate when you receive a really important document that needs signing right away? If you have ever been the one scrambling to find a scanner, Scanner Pro is a top favorite.  Sign documents, scan them and send them through numerous email platforms in a matter of seconds.

Other cloud storing tools you must have for efficiency is Google Docs and DropBoxx.  Google docs allow you to work in Microsoft Excel and Word documents wherever you are and share those documents with others.  This is is great when working with a team on projects.

4. Cloud Accounting

Cloud accounting is another great tool to help make your side hustle more efficient.  There is no way you can be a Boss Woman without having your finances in order.  Sadly, lots of people are excited to start a business but often look past getting their financial statements in place.

Cloud accounting allows you to track expenses, connect your banking and sales information automatically.  Platforms like Quickbooks and Freshbooks also have apps for you to track and code expenses on the go as well as send professional invoices on the fly.

5. Social Media Management 

Who has time to sit on social media all day?  Save some time and schedule your social to post at the most engaged times for your platform.  Also, spend one day a week batch scheduling one app at a time. A few apps that are good for scheduling are

 

What other ways do you stay efficient? Comment and let us know!

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