Three ways I save hours and money in my business
Time is money when it comes to owning a business. Your time is incredibly valuable to the success of your income, productivity, scalability... #allthethings. Anything you can do to save time and free up your schedule for more money making options, the better! In this post, I am sharing 3 of my top time savers for my work routine.
I. Turn off notifications
If you are anything like me, that red number icon or chirping alert on your phone is a huge distraction. It can totally throw off your train of thought, get you off task and completely ruin your productive streak. When you are about to sit down at your desk for the day, take time to turn off notifications on your phone, or even activate “Do Not Disturb” mode. On your computer, close out of your email inbox to keep those new mail alerts from stealing your time and attention. Try using an email plugin such as Inbox Pause to only allow emails to come through your inbox at certain times of the day or when you decide to check in.
II. Automate your client experience
Take advantage of CRM (customer relationship management) platforms like Dubsado or Honeybook to turn options like client contracts or check-ins on autopilot. This may take a little bit of work on the front end when you sign up for these services and activate your settings, but it will save you so much time in the long run. No more are the days of forgetting to send out that invoice or following up on a project timeline.
III. Batch your workdays
Another hack that has helped me a TON with my business is batching my tasks. It’s so much easier to get in a good, productive workflow if I’m focused and in the mindset of doing one specific task. For example, you can designate one day of the week for each task: Mondays for administrative/CEO type tasks such as bookkeeping, reviewing business goals and upcoming project timelines; Tuesdays for client meetings or potential client meetups; Wednesdays and Thursdays devoted solely to client work; Fridays for creating content and gathering creative inspiration. Take a look at the times of the week and times of the day you are most productive and set up specific focus time for your tasks.
These are just 3 of the time savers that have had a big impact on my business and with some simple steps you can implement them in your business too! Have a time saver idea of your own? Share with me on Instagram!