Smartphones have become more than mere communication devices. They now enable aspiring entrepreneurs to grab the bull by the horns and run a business from their phones. Smartphones allow you to do just about everything a PC or laptop does, for example receive emails, video conferences, Skype calls, access to storage sites such as Dropbox and Google Drive and it allows you to stay on top of game wherever you go.

How can I run a business from my phone?

Yes, if you have the right team backing you, this is doable. There are a number of executives conducting business from their phones. It is also great for cutting unnecessary overhead costs such as expensive PCs and laptops that needs to be upgraded every now and then. You have access to all the systems on a PC or laptop from your smartphone. There are a lot of helpful apps to make sure your phone-office is running smoothly.

Another advantage of running your business from your phone is that it can eliminate making decisions whilst in a hurry or swamped at work. According to a survey done by Forbes Insights, 9 out of 10 executives make use of smartphones to run their businesses.

Also, don’t forget about a tablet. Whilst it may be difficult to read or review large documents on a smartphone screen, a tablet can easily connect to a Bluetooth keyboard and you can do this kind of work on your tablet.

It is important to always be accessible to existing or new clients. Regardless if you are on a business trip or sailing the Mediterranean, business does not come to a standstill. Make sure you have access to wi-fi and that the connection is reliable. You never know when your big break may send that life changing email.

What business can I conduct on a smartphone?

There are a great number of businesses that can be managed and conducted from your smartphone. If you do not have an existing business you want to manage from your smartphone, why not consider one of these exciting opportunities to get your career started?

Life coach – Be that shoulder to cry on for someone with a mere phone call. Being a life coaches allows you to help people with career and relationship advice, all from the comfort of your smartphone.

Tech support – If you are tech savvy, you can help those who are not so savvy via your smartphone and help them get back online in no time at all.

Videographer – Make a professional video with your smartphone and download a good editing app.

Airbnb host – Become host to an Airbnb apartment by advertising on the Airbnb app. The app allows you to choose your customers, receive payment and check in and check out.

Social media marketer – Help others get their message across by becoming a marketer of goods or services on social media platforms.

Blogger – The pen is mightier than the sword. Show your blogging skills by publishing interesting blogs from your smartphone.

Needless to say, the possibilities are endless if you want to  run business from your phone.