We’re willing to bet that tablets of all kinds have made many a holiday wish list this year. Just about everyone is familiar with Apple’s iPad, but they are certainly not the only company to manufacture tablets. Samsung, Amazon, Lenovo, Huawei, Microsoft, Asus and Google, among others, all have versions of their own tablet. Which one do you own?

Guess what? It doesn’t matter what brand of tablet you have! As a business owner, you can turn your tablet into a serious money maker. Want to know how?

Step up your photography game.

Most tablets come with pretty high-tech cameras. The photo-taking ability of iPads is widely heralded. It can take 7-megapixel photos and shoot 1080p video. With that type of technology, you have the ability to take vivid, eye-catching photos of your products in order to turn your e-commerce store and social media accounts into attention grabbers. If you wish, you can take things further and earn a little extra money on the side by selling the photos you take with your tablet.

“Even though just about everybody seems to have a camera these days, there is still a fairly high demand for the photos you take,” informs Nathaniell Brenes on his One More Cup Of Coffee blog, “Most of the time, that demand comes from sites like Can Stock Photos, which sell stock photography on pretty much any topic. Some of those sites have started to branch out, allowing you to submit your photos directly from your phone or from your tablet.”

Become a virtual assistant.

Gone are the days when customers could only use the phone to contact your business. These days, they can e-mail or direct message you through your social media apps. They can also use such apps as Zoom to conduct virtual meetings with you.

Naturally, your tablet can be used to conduct such virtual meetings, effectively making you a virtual assistant. It’s an especially helpful device when you’re out of the office. No matter where you are, you can still be face to face with your customers when they need you!

“Busy executives and small business owners are increasingly ditching their desk secretary in favour of a digital assistant (known technically as a Virtual Assistant, or VA),” reveals Spencer Mitchell in his Dumb Little Man online magazine, “Most of the tasks assigned to VAs are web research, emailing, posting content to blogs, updating social media accounts and customer service. Although some of these tasks would be a challenge for those with smartphones, most VA gigs can be done with ease using a tablet, like an iPad.”

Turn it into a POS terminal.

With Unity Payments’ Virtual Terminals, you can turn your tablet into a credit card terminal. This solution enables you to accept payments on the go! With your tablet, you can start taking payments anytime and anywhere. Process payments in-person, online or on the road!

Allow us to help you use your tablet to turn greater profits. For more information about our Virtual Terminals, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-661-3761 or email us at info@unitypayments.ca.

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Dan Faraldo

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