Submitted January 2018
Tell us a bit about your business.
After retiring from being an English teacher after about 16 years, I decided to take that skill and use it to proofread, primarily legal documents. I work for court reporters who send me their transcribed words to proofread and edit.
In what ways has your business progressed recently, and what do you attribute that to? Looking forward, where do you see your business one year from now?
I really believe that the look of my website has helped me to progress in my proofreading business, just because so many of my clients comment on how professional it looks.
What are your favorite tools or resources that help you do business smarter, and how have they made a difference?
My favorite tool is the invoicing feature because it makes it so convenient and easy for my clients to pay me; plus, it organizes my invoices by what has been paid and needs to be paid.
What advice would you offer to businesses like yours just starting up?
My advice would be to get a sleek-looking website so that potential customers/clients can easily connect with you. Avoid trying to cut corners on how you represent yourself because those first impressions are really important and tell a story of who you are and what your work quality is like.