As a woman in business, you want to ensure that you automate where possible to help reduce the time and effort spent on certain things. If you were told you could save four hours a week by automating areas of your business, you’d grab any opportunity you could because time as a business owner is already incredibly limited. One of the main struggles of a business owner is finding the time to squeeze in more work.
We want to help you understand what are some of the best areas to automate within your business just so you’re able to gain a little more time back and inject it elsewhere.
There are so many email automation programs that are out there to use to help manage your emails by allowing you to choose a time to view them. you can then create campaigns or even have email automation programs which filter your emails so you can choose the times in which they appear at the top of your inbox.
Automating emails can save you an incredible amount of time. Sure it might take a while to understand the automation programs but the time you invest in the beginning, you make back tenfold.
Automate your social media
Social media is the place to be for businesses now. However, you don’t want to spend all of your time on the platforms otherwise you’ll never get any work done!
There’s a huge variety of tools you can use to schedule your social media like Hootsuite and Buffer. One of the best things that automation tools provide is the fact you can access analytics for each of the platforms and then schedule your posts to appear at the optimal time.
You can then look at how well posts have performed and use the information to fine-tune your posts to ensure that you’re using the platform to the best of its ability.
Automate your files
There are a number of tools that can help you organise your computer content so it’s easy to find everything you need rather than sieving through all of those files just to find the right one. Not only that but it can also archive and schedule tasks.
If you’re working on a Mac, there’s an app called Automator which helps users automate any repetitive tasks and it works with products such as Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop and text editors.
If you’re working on a Windows computer, there’s a similar app called Actions. It has a huge variety of tools which can ultimately save you time.
There are tutorials online which goes into more depth on each of the apps but they are incredibly easy to pick up.
Give all of these automation methods a try. At first, it may take up some time to understand how each of them work, but in the end, the invested time will be worth it.