HOW TO CREATE TIME SAVING SYSTEMS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

The thing I hear most often from people who are running their own business or blog?

It takes so much time.

And I don’t disagree. It’s incredible how much work goes into something as “simple” as a blog post and how complex something like an e-course launch can really be. Not to mention, the daily tasks you have to do to keep everything afloat? It can get overwhelming.

Having trouble getting everything finished on your to do list? Do you want to grow your business and blog, but think there aren’t enough hours in the day? Well, if you’re an entrepreneur or blogger, you just need better SYSTEMS! Click through to read how to do it! There’s even a free workbook download. 😉

Luckily, if you’re saying, “I don’t have enough time for this!” Then there’s probably a simple solution: implement systems.

That sounds fancy, doesn’t it? Like something a CEO would talk about in a corporate boardroom (in a British accent). “Constituents, we need to systemize our systems to save time so we can create more systems, systematically.” Everyone would nod in serious approval while secretly eyeing the last mini sandwich.

Or something like that.

But systems aren’t just for corporate boardrooms and overpaid CEOs. They’re for you, too, my friend, especially if you’re an online entrepreneur, small business owner, or blogger. Systems often help you do one or more of the following things:

Automate.
Outsource.
Save time and scale.

I mean, that sounds pretty sweet, no? In this blog post, I’m going to tell you about the systems you should use to save time, make more money, and get more done. I’ll also share a simple, step-by-step framework to help you find and implement potential systems in your own biz. Ready to have more freedom AND scale your business? Let’s do this.

Before we begin, I recommend downloading my Simple Systems workbook. It’s three pages of strategic questions that will help you identify and implement some time-saving systems in your business. Plus, it’s free.

Having trouble getting everything finished on your to do list? Do you want to grow your business and blog, but think there aren’t enough hours in the day? Well, if you’re an entrepreneur or blogger, you just need better SYSTEMS! Click through to read how to do it! There’s even a free workbook download. 😉

Now, let’s cover the basics of systems that I touched on earlier. Systems should help you do one or more of the following:

Automate

I am almost certain that there are things you’re doing manually within your business that you could totally be automating. If you are, then I invite you to join me in the 21st century. ?

Heh, but really there are TONS of things that can be automated to help you both save time and improve your business. For example, you used to have to pin all of your Pinterest pins in real time, which meant you’d need to spend hours per week pinning in order to really gain traction. Now, you can use something like BoardBooster and spend only minutes. BOOM! Automated growth.

For almost every task you do, there’s probably a way to automate it. And if there isn’t? Then you could always do the following…

Outsource

Outsourcing is when you hire someone to do a task for you. I recently took a productivity course called The 90 Day Year and one lesson from the course that hit me hard was this: how many $10 tasks are you doing in your business? What about $100 tasks? $1,000 tasks? Because if you focus all of your energy on the inexpensive things that could easily be outsourced to someone else, then you’re stunting the growth of your business.

Now, if you’re just starting out, you may be saying, “but I don’t have money to hire someone.” I’d argue that you probably do, you just don’t want to spend it on something that doesn’t have a guaranteed payout. But consider that if you spend all your time on tasks you could outsource (like responding to 47 emails per day), then it could take you a lot longer to implement the tasks that could bring you the biggest payoff. Ya feel me?

So, if you have the money to invest in outsourcing some of your tasks, it could bring huge rewards for the growth of your biz (and your own personal sanity). ?

Save Time + Scale

At the end of the day, creating systems is just a fancy way of saying “save time and scale your business.” Because if your business can run without YOU having to run everything yourself, then that’s where big gains in growth occur.

One big thing you can systemize, that doesn’t include automation or outsourcing, is “batching.” Batching essentially means that you do similar tasks at the same time, and often at the same times each week. For example, on Mondays you write all of your blog posts. On Tuesdays you prepare and schedule all of your social media promotions. On Wednesdays you write all of your email newsletters. You get the idea. Research actually shows that the more you switch between different activities, the less you actually get done.

How do you spend most of your time? Is it 30 minutes on a blog post, followed by 20 minutes writing emails, then 60 more minutes back to your blog post, then 10 minutes scrolling Facebook, and so on? If so, then you could be losing a ton of time in your schedule. Try batching your like-tasks together into a systemized monthly schedule and watch as you get more done in less time.