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How to run a successful business? Please answer the following questions!
1. In the morning what goals do you set for your day, and what software do you use to accomplish those goals?
2. What software do you use to run your business (Accounting, etc..)? How do you make sure you are making your revenue each week?
3. Did you create all of your own websites? Or did you Outsource a lot of your marketing?
I look forward to your feedback.
I am not sure if this is the right place to get answers to such questions. Anyways, I am into business web design and development, so answering above questions based on that.
1. I don't set goals per day. They are based on per week or in fact per project basis.
2. Since revenue is based on per project basis, no tool as such is required for tracking. Paypal works good for sending invoices and receiving money.
3. Yup, I create my own and other people's websites 🙂
This isn't all that Genesis related, but I'll give it a shot:
1. Completing something. The goal is to make significant progress on something during the day, hopefully a dev site, and hopefully at least enough progress to have a particular job back in the client's court (for feedback, for copy, etc.). And to keep my inbox cleared of all of the little things that come in all through the day.
2. Xero for accounting, Stripe for processing. Billing and invoicing is entirely through Xero, and that's how I check who's paid and who hasn't. I'm not worried about revenue – ever – in the short term, and I don't bill clients until they're happy. That means that sometimes it takes a while to get paid, but it also means that I always get paid in the end. Build lots of sites, and do a good job managing your clients, and you won't have trouble finding work (I still have yet to make that first cold call that I thought I'd be making from day 1).
3. I should outsource more. I usually outsource low-level tasks only. E.g. data entry if that's part of the scope, or possibly a set of graphics (though not the site design).
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