The internet can do a lot to save you money, whether you’re trying to spend less for yourself or for your work. Businesses save money online just as easy as individuals do. In fact, businesses can save even more money by doing more things on the internet. Here’s how.
Make Calls Online
Instead of spending a bunch of money on a landline phone system for your business you can invest in VoIP, which not only saves you money but also allows you to communicate through your work number from anywhere you have internet access (you can’t do that with a landline).
The internet has also made video calling, something that was once just imagined in the scripts of science fiction shows, actually possible. You can talk to friends and family members, or business associates and clients, using video calling. If you’re using it for work, you may want to find a good company to go through. For individuals, Skype is a fine, free, option for staying in touch.
Email Your Items
Skip a trip to the post office if you can. Instead of mailing papers via the old school snail mail way, send them in an email. You’ll still need the post office to mail packages, but why waste money on stamps when someone else can pay for the ink to print the papers and files you need to get to them?
Not only are you saving money on stamps by emailing people, you’re also saving money on gas. You can also pay for mailing labels and schedule pick-ups for boxed and bigger items, so you still don’t need to leave the house!
Sell Through Your Own Website
Instead of paying fees to someone else to sell your stuff (like Etsy and eBay) pay one extra fee to turn your own website into an eCommerce site and just sell from there. This allows you more freedom and fewer fees. You can also try to sell through social media, for free.
By setting up your own online shop you can be the boss of how your pages look. You get to pick the photo sizes and details. You get to say whatever you want about your products or services as well.
Use Social Media For Advertising
Social media is a good place to sell sometimes, but it is also a great place to advertise. Unless you want to pay for boosts from Facebook or Twitter, you can basically advertise for free.
Share links to your products, tell people about sales you are havin, and use social media to launch your new products and services too. Social media allows you to reach people across the world, from all demographics. And it just takes a little bit of time commitment from you.