I’ve spent the better part of the past three weeks recovering from a pretty bad spill I had while out riding my bicycle.
Nothing was broken (a fun evening in the ER verified that), but I was pretty scratched-up and I have a very big, very swollen bruise on my right leg which hurts like heck every time I get up and walk around.
During the first week, I handled the pain with some handy prescription drugs. Yes, it was better living through chemistry, but there was a problem:
I am an solopreneur – if I am not at my desk working, there is no one to pick-up the slack.
Luckily, I am also a big believer in using cloud-based solutions to manage my business so while I lay there in a sleepy daze:
- The social media messages I had scheduled the morning before my accident (last week’s messages) continued to go out all week (thanks HootSuite!);
- I continued to get sign-ups for my newsletter, each of which was automatically confirmed, welcomed and sent my free e-book after being added to my list (thanks AWeber!); and
- I was paid by one of my clients online after they simply clicked on the handy link within my e-mailed invoice to pay via PayPal (thanks FreshBooks!).
Isn’t technology grand?
What About You?
Has the cloud and software-as-a-service (SAAS) ever saved your day?
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