Congratulations! You are a womanpreneur. Now what?
You want to achieve six-figure status, right? Everyone is telling you how to reach six-figures, but what happens when you reach that plateau and your systems and processes aren’t designed to sustain you. The business that you have worked so hard to build will implode upon itself without the proper structure in place.
As a new business owner, you will fulfill many roles; there is no way around it. But, not working the proper systems into your foundation will lead to:
• Irritation (when deadlines are missed and important tasks don’t get done )
• Business fatigue (when you haven’t had a day off in months)
• Defeat (when your to-do list gets longer by the day)
The best way to overcome these business growing pains is through automation. Imagine a system that works for you even while your sleeping or vacationing on the beach. But there’s an even better reason to automate: it lets you grow your business to six-figure status. The less manual work you have to do, the more time you have to focus on money-making tasks such as networking, marketing, and client support.
So, what can you automate? Anything that you do repeatedly in your business can and should be automated.
Every business owner should be creating content for their blog, guest blogs, YouTube, social media, and online and print publications. But, content creation isn’t a money-making task. Investing in some paid ads on your favorite social media platforms to drive traffic to your sites.
What happens when a new subscriber joins your mailing list or someone buys a product? Do they just sit on your list until you have a new product to promote? Think of promotional emails like your pesky friend who only calls when they need something. You probably don’t want to hear from them, do you? Your email subscribers feel the same way. While broadcast emails have their place—especially in time-sensitive promotions—be sure to also set up an autoresponder series to:
• Welcome new subscribers
• Educate your followers about your area of expertise
• Make additional offers based on what someone has already purchased or shown an interest in
The best part of an autoresponder?
Once it is set up, it will continue to work even when you’re not.
Social Media Management
It’s important to be active on social media. But did you know that you don’t have to tweet out your latest blog post? You can automate that kind of update and save yourself hours in the process.By scheduling those posts, you will never have to post an update again.
If you have to coordinate meetings with clients and customers, your life will be so much easier with a calendar management system. There is nothing more frustrating than an endless stream of emails trying to pick the perfect time to host a meeting, with a calendar management you can send your calendar link and let your client, project manager, or anyone else choose a time that works for them. Your appointment will automatically appear on your Google or iCal calendar, and you’ll even get reminders. There are dozens of options for automating every aspect of your small business. As you grow, you’ll find new and better tools to make everything run more smoothly. For now, though, implementing these four ideas alone will save you hours of time every month.
There are many options for automating every aspect of your small business. As you grow, you’ll discover the best tools to make your business run seamlessly, but starting with these four automations will definitely help.
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