July 7, 2014
Need to know the exact status of all of your work in progress (follow-up), and also have to be very aware of what’s coming and how are you going to handle it (planning). To do this well, you must use a software tracking and planning tools several times a day. In fact, it should be the center of your business. (5) Accounting issue invoices, processing payments (and partial payments), do a follow-up to the outstanding invoices, records expenditures, management of bank accounts, put taxes aside everything takes a long time. Don’t be fooled thinking that you can manage your accounts manually (or with Microsoft Excel). Even if you only got a few clients, you need a package of orderly accounting, this will understand it the first time you do your reports or annual taxes. In fact, you will understand why they need to do a follow-up to the outstanding invoices. (6) Visit your customers despite the modern wonders, e-mail allows an independent copywriter receive around 95% of their work without having to leave your Office. This does not mean let take advantage of meetings with your clients, which tend to be highly beneficial for both. In your meetings with your clients, remembers everything what related reflection on you and your business. As with your proposals, think about what you say, how you say it, and how to present it. Always organizes the meeting in advance, confirmed to time the day before the meeting, summarized the meeting, and provides a call to action. (Trying to do these last two things, at the end of the meeting and by email after the meeting.) (7) Management Office even for a business of low operating costs, such as writing advertising texts, there is always some change of plans phone, improving and fixing equipment, your Internet service is down, your web site is temporarily unavailable, you are improving your procedures for data storage, you need new ink printer or fax cartridges…Managing your business takes a portion of surprisingly large time per day be sure to dedicate time to each task, that will allow you to do the work of your client, and do not forget to check that time in your customer invoice.