Top Gadgets for Every Work-At-Home Mom
I have a bit of a gadget problem. I have many, but each is so highly specialized, I can't do without a single one. Many have asked me what gadgets I use in my business, and what tasks I assign to each. This is a quick rundown of the role my electronics play in my business and personal life:
I actually won this from a giveaway my newsletter service was holding, and it is my favorite gadget. I use it mainly to make and edit videos, then upload them seamlessly to YouTube and to clients. I also enjoy EverNote and other "clipping" programs that let me view online content even when I'm not connected to the internet.
HP Pavilion p7-1210 Desktop
This is a bit of a downgrade from my 6-core HP desktop that was relinquished to my husband, but it performs beautifully and doubles as a work PC for me and a school PC for the kids. In addition to having a quad-core processor (which is essential for running multiple programs) and 1TB of data (for storing all my blog photos and videos), it has a whisper-quiet fan and all the goodies that Windows 7 offers. It didn't come with a monitor, but at less than $515, you can easily hook it up to whatever screen you'd like.
HP DeskJet 3052A Wireless Printer
I already had a wireless DeskJet printer, but this model allowed for printing directly from my phone to the device. This meant I could snap a photo or send a document from my hotel across the country straight to my husband's desk. Signing contracts or getting my hotel details to the family is a cinch with this printer. (I buy an official 3X ink cartridge to get more printing pages for the buck.) It also looks snazzy on your desk!
Kodak easyshare M532 camera
I am due for an upgrade to a DSLR camera, but until that glorious day arrives, I've been happily taking shots with my M532. It takes pretty decent photos, considering, and I really don't have to think about how to set the camera. (You can read more about what I love about it here), but in the meantime, check out the quality of this point-and-shoot solution):
What gadgets are you relying on to run your small business? We'd love to hear about it in the comments!