When it comes to products we own and products we create, manuals are always included. These are for various reasons but mainly to show us how to put things together and how to use them once they are assembled. But you may not realise it – manuals, especially visual manuals can be incredibly important for our finances too.
You may be wondering why manuals are important for our finances as consumers – well, the fact is that if we didn’t know how to put something together, we could make an error and break it. We will then have to buy the item again – which isn’t good for our finances, is it? Using manuals to assemble things correctly and use them correctly also keeps them in warranty.
However manuals can also be great for businesses and businesses such as Manualise help to create manuals for your business. They make illustrated manuals and Manualise also produce multilingual manuals. But how exactly can manuals help your business?
Well, simply put, if you are offering a business or service or even a product, a manual will help the consumer no end. If it is a product, they can use the manual you offer to put the product together or learn exactly how to use it. If you offer a business or service, perhaps online, a manual can help your consumers to learn all about your product and how to make it work for them.
Over my 28 years, I’ve come across a number of manuals – whether physical when buying a product or digital, perhaps in PDF form – and they’ve always been of great use to me. Whether it has been for setting up the laptop that I am typing on now or putting together that dreaded flat pack furniture, manuals are super important to our everyday life.
I am yet to implement them into my business model – I don’t really offer any services that could do with a manual right now as I currently offer freelance writing, proofreading and virtual assistant services. But something I am considering is a DIY sort of course or membership – teaching people how they too can make a living out of the services I myself offer. I love to share the knowledge and should I go ahead with this, I’ll be in need of my own manuals, whether physical and sent to the participant, or digital and emailed across. I wouldn’t really know where to start in creating one to include not only all the important information but also be visually appealing so I am glad there are great brands out there who help you with this.
As you can see, manuals are always going to be important to my everyday life – and perhaps even my business model in the future too. I don’t think people realise how much we come to rely on them until we find ourselves without one. Tell me now; how many times have you got stressed when you have realised you haven’t got a manual to help you with whatever you need to do? I bet the answer is more often than not, right?
Do you use manuals in your business? Have you ever suffered financially because you didn’t use the manual and broke something?