Suppose you’re going away for three months. Far away.
Now suppose that you’re still expecting mail to your house while you’re gone: bills, rent checks from tenants, etc. What do you do? You’re not going to be there to open the mail, pay the bills, deposit the checks.
What I did is hire a entrepreneurial neighborhood kid, who I understand is saving up to build a treehouse.
Here’s the system:
- Each day, on her way home from school Lola stops at my house and picks up the mail.
- She brings it home and recycles the junk mail.
- Using an old iPhone and JotNot Pro, she scans the bills, and uploads them to a Dropbox folder I shared with her, then recycles the originals.
- Any checks received, she scans and uploads to Dropbox, signs my name (it’s legal!) and deposits them at the bank.
Then, all I have to do is look in that folder every week or two, see the bills that have come in, and use my bank’s online billpay system to send the checks.
She gets a treehouse, I get a remote office!