If you took the time to read my AuthorTech Article about SMARTPhones, you know I think it’s a must for every
entrepreneur Author who wants to work SMART vs hard. So once you have the phone, what do you do with it?
- Banking: You want to be able to access your money so make sure you download your bank’s mobile software. Be careful about using this as there are predators out there, but having quick access to your money is good move
- LinkedIn: I’m assume you already have set up your LinkedIn profile right? (If not, hop to it!) Now get the mobile app so you can access contacts in your network easily!
- Mobile Credit Card Payments: You want to be able to accept credit card payments from WHEREVER you are so you need an app to do that. Options include:
- Mobile Merchant Pro which offers a FREE app, the thing is you have to use Authorize.net or PayPal Web Payments Pro.
- Square Up they offer a FREE cool credit card swipe tool that plugs right into the media jack on your phone! The money gets deposited right into your bank account. This is perfect to accept payments on the go. I am currently awaiting mine to be delivered and if you follow my Adventures in Tech Blog, I’ll share about my experience once I start using it!
- Intuit GoPayment: Similar to Square Up but powered by Intuit (same people who make Quickbooks). It comes with a card swiper too (so convenient)
- Gmail/Google Apps
- Sync your calendar, email, and contacts only works if you’re using Gmail and other Google tools
- If you’re using Google Apps to power your back office this is essential!
- Paypal: You can request money, send money, and check your balance but even better you can receive CHECKS while on the go! No more running to the bank, you can use the camera feature on your phone! PAYPAL rocks!
- Email Sync: If you’re using another mail service, find their app and load it. You want to be able to read and respond to messages on the go. Who knows when opportunity is going to knock?
- Social Networking: Twitter, & Facebook in particular. You’re an author so you need to be able to “micro’blog” on the go. Your readers want to hear from you. The articles on “Social Media for Authors” are perfect to find out how to use these tools once you get them set up!