There are only 24 hours each and every day, yet there are a ton of tasks that the majority of new business owners repeat day after day.
Emailing leads, sending invoices, posting on social media, posting on your blog, making reminder phone calls / emails, etc. These are just a sample of some of the many tasks that we repeat day after day that can be automated.
This goes hand in hand with systematizing your business.
Starting with the time consuming tasks, figure out what you are repeating frequently, and use tools to automate those tasks.
For example, if you are trying to nurture email lists, instead of personally emailing everyone on a schedule, add them to a Mailchimp list (or other mailing software). Then, there is a myriad of different types of automations you can set up. You can have the software send a welcome message when someone joins a list and a follow up email if they don’t click your links.
There is also software that allows you to send out automatic invoices and manage your finances with ease. I also briefly covered a few other tools in the eBook I recently released.
When you automate the time consuming parts of your business, you free yourself up to work on expanding and growing your business. This gives you the ability to focus on what you do best and lets your business flourish.
Automation can also be VERY useful in marketing and advertising. You can set up automated funnels that handle lead prospecting and nurturing for you. Collect data within those funnels and tweak your automations for the best results.