Ok, so you’ve got your systems and processes in place.
You’re ready to start freeing up your time.
Now you need to think about what tasks within your processes you can actually put on automation.
Automating areas of your business is actually the smart thing to do if you are ready to grow your business and achieve your goals expeditiously. Think about all the time you spend on tasks that you are manually completing when out there, there is a tool that can execute those tasks within minutes.
You could be spending hours:
Creating and sending invoice reminders
Responding to emails
Providing customer support
Carrying out research
I mean, the list goes on and on …
Did I also mention the fact that you can save money.
‘How?’ You may be asking.
Well think about it this way, ‘ an hour saved is a dollar earned’. No longer are you hindered by hours of mundane tasks. You can now go and use those extra hours to gain more leads, more clients and ultimately more money. On top of that you don’t have to pay someone to carry out the task/s for you. Automations allows businesses to operate with fewer staff whilst increasing business volume.
As we all want our businesses to be working like a well-oiled machine, you’ll find that your business workflows will run more efficiently because there’s less risk of human error. When we are manually completing tasks there’s always the chance that you may miss certain steps. Through automation, all your recurring and monotonous tasks will be taken care of whist you are able to focus more on those high level processes. The processes that have a bigger impact on your income
So it really is time to start winning with automations. There are no shortage of tools that can be used to automate your business but I thought I’d go ahead and list 3 of my top tools:
1. Zapier – a user-friendly web service that allows you to automate actions between different web apps you use every day. According to Zapier.com:
“Zapier is the glue that connects more than 1,000 web apps.
Zaps are Workflows that connect your apps, so they can work together.
Zaps Start with a Trigger—an event in one of your apps that kicks off your workflow.
Zaps Automate Tasks in the background, so you can focus on more important work”.
It cuts out repetitive manual tasks, allowing you to spend your time on more profitable actions
2. Buffer – make it easy to automate as much of your social media marketing efforts as you need to. You can use this tool to plan and schedule all your engaging content on our social media platforms
3. Acuity – an easy-to-use and user friendly scheduling solution where clients can quickly view real-time availability, and book their appointments accordingly. It cuts out the back-and-forth emails for arranging meetings, phone calls and other appointments.
What automation tools are you currently using?