• computergirlDo you dream of working and playing anywhere you desire?  In order for this to happen, you’ll need to have some tech tools in place to help you leverage your time, location and situation.

    Here are 5 tools that help me work and play anywhere I choose. These tips can help you create a freedom based business model to support your lifestyle.

    1) Secure a designated bridge line to host calls and make sure you have a backup service just in case. I use FreeConferencePro.com as my main bridge line. This allows me to call in and connect with clients no matter where I am. Scheduling client calls via the bridge line also creates clear boundaries.

    2) Get a 1-800 so people can call and leave messages that are forwarded to you wherever you are. I use Grasshopper.com for my main telephone line. My messages are forwarded to me and my team via email and the line doubles as a fax line (yes, people still fax information).

    3) Get a laptop.  It’s fine to have a desk top system and if you really want to live the freedom based lifestyle, you’ll need a reliable laptop. Get one.

    4) Back up your laptop files using Dropbox.  This allows you to manage your files and content anywhere and it also gives your team access to important projects as needed.

    5) Use a project management system to organize projects and team members.  I use Basecamp and I love it. This online tool gives you and your team instant access to projects, todo’s, and important business information.

    These are the 5 core technology tools that I use to work on the go. As long as I have a land line or cell service and Internet access I can work and play anywhere.

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    What’s your favorite tech tool that allows you to run your business on the go? Leave your reply below.

    Lisa Manyon

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    10 responses to “5 Ways to Create a Freedom Based Business Model”

    1. Great article, thank you! I love the idea of the 800 number and will definitely check into Grasshopper. I’m already doing the others although I use a different project management program.

    2. Fabulous article and great resources. I was using Instant Teleseminar but wasn’t using it enough to warrant the money and will look at your recommendation. I use Base Camp, too. I have grown to love Canva. It’s a great tool for graphics.

    3. Jessica says:

      This is a great article and ACCURATE! With these 5 things you can do work from anywhere that has wifi (or using your phone as a hot spot) I love the freedom of owning my own businesses

    4. These are great tips for working and playing anywhere! Do you have a printer/scanner too or stay strictly paperless? And what about a mailing address? I’ve recently had 3 clients who are tech challenged and have wanted to mail things to me rather than complete forms online!
      I’m also going to have to check out GrassHopper. I use InstantTeleseminar and love it. I also use and love Timetrade for appointment scheduling.

      • Lisa Manyon says:

        Trudy,

        When traveling I do go paperless but can usually access a scanner or printer if needed (depending on where I am). Timetrade is my scheduler of choice, too.

        My payments are all processed online and I do have some clients who choose to send checks.

        Write on!~

        Lisa

    5. Great tips to support someone running a lifestyle business Lisa. I used to use basecamp and have switched to another but it is so great to be able to be anywhere on the go and share files, retrieve documents and plan an event – technology does have it’s bonuses if we use them smartly.

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