How Can I Be More Productive In My Business?

How Can I Be More Productive In My Business?

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Am I Productive Enough?

Think about all the tasks you need to get done. Look at things from a big picture point of view and break them up into smaller, more manageable tasks.

When you’re going through a rebranding process, there are a lot of moving parts for you to keep track of. It can be overwhelming having to consider everything at once. When your objective becomes overly complicated, it’s possible to suffer from paralysis by analysis. This is where you don’t get anything done because you’re so overwhelmed by what’s in front of you.

If you’ve never experienced this, this idea might sound ridiculous, but we assure you, it happens.

To overcome the stress of a big project, try breaking it down into smaller pieces. Simplify your process into smaller, more manageable tasks, then delegate them to others when possible. When you’re working on your branding, you’re typically updating your graphics, logo, content, messaging, tone, website and much more – all of these should be looked at as separate projects that will be passed off to the person most capable of completing them.

With breaking up your big project into smaller, more manageable projects, you have to find ways to keep track of all that’s happening. You’ve now moved from task executor to project manager (unless you hire someone like My Clone Solution to project manage for you).

Having good communication among the members of your team is a key part of keeping track of what’s happening. Make sure all communication happens in one place where team members have access to everyone and can communicate easily with the person they need to. Tools such as Slack and Group Me allow for this type of communication.

Another thing to keep in mind as you look for ways to boost your productivity is avoiding distractions. Small distractions such as answering texts or emails drastically takes away from your productivity potential. Create one to two hour blocks where you only focus on the work you need to get done instead of managing your team or answering questions. This means no texts, emails or phone calls.  

Switching back and forth between tasks and trying to put out multiple fires at once just exhausts your brain. It diminishes our capacity to actually get things done. Research has shown that you get less done by multitasking instead of working on one project at a time. Just focus all your energy into that one task then take a break. We recommend 45 minutes of pure, uninterrupted focus, taking a 15 minute break, then repeating the process as many times as needed.

Build time to deal with distractions and manage your team. Distractions are a part of life, so the better you can plan for them, the better off you’ll be. As entrepreneurs and business owners, we feel immense pressure to get everything done, but just remember, you can’t get it all done at once and that’s okay. Trying to do too much at once will reduce your productivity, no questions asked.  Just handle what you can and plan for the rest.

 

 

 

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What Kind of Things Can I Automate in my Business?

What Kind of Things Can I Automate in my Business?

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What can I automate?

The hard and fast rule when it comes to automating: You can automate almost anything.

There’re a lot of things that we do in our day that we’re just not wired to do. Certain things in our day to day life, we have to do such as brushing our teeth, using the restroom and breathing but for most everything else, we can automate in some way. Your business works the same way!

There are some essential functions that every small business owner needs to do such as sell their product service or idea, assess the current market, and plan for the future. Aside from those and other key business functions, most things can be automated such as following up with customers, sending emails, and nurturing new leads.

Because sales are the most vital part of your business, this process needs to be executed on a high level and automation can help make that happen. The first thing to consider automating is the sales funnel follow up. After a customer purchases your product or service, thanking them and priming them for another sale is essential. If you have a huge list in your CRM, you may not remember to send everyone the proper follow up email at the right time, consistently. Automate your sales and follow up process by setting up an email sequence within your CRM so that your customers are in constant contact with you.

So what happens after you get the sale? The onboarding process begins.

When someone becomes a new customer, they’ll need hand holding. They’ll need to be shown how to use the product or service effectively. Your customer wants to know that you still care about them even after you’ve received their money. Creating an effective onboarding process to nurture your new customer helps build the know, like trust factor. This opens the door for you to work with them in the future, providing more value for them later.

There are many ways to stay in touch with your new customer and provide them value after the sale. You can send them emails with tips on how to get better at their niche, videos to help guide them through their rough times or even directing them to others in your sphere of influence who can provide your customer value. Get creative for your business as there isn’t one formula that works for everyone, just make sure that you automate your campaign.

Even scheduling can be automated. If you run a podcast and you are trying to coordinate multiple meetings with speakers, things could get complicated. Use an online calendar where people can pick the time they want so you can skip playing phone and email tag. From there, you could use your CRM to automate what happens after the appointment is set. The possibilities are truly endless when it comes to automation

Automations can be used with e-commerce customer follow up, prospect segmentation, sending proposals or even getting leads. If you can think it, you can automate it. My Clone Solution specializes in helping businesses automate to save time and increase their reach.

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How Do I Know If I’m Ready to Hire an Assistant or Outsource

How Do I Know If I’m Ready to Hire an Assistant or Outsource

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How Do I Know If I’m Ready to Hire an Assistant or Outsource

A difficult decision many business owners have to make as they start to experience growth is whether or not they’re going to hire a full-on assistant or just outsource the work as needed. There are many factors that go into this decision such as what is the nature of the work, how consistently will you have projects for your assistant to do, and does the overall ROI change if you bring in an assistant versus outsourcing it to VA.

Using an in-house assistant can be great but if the amount of work coming in slows up, you may be stuck paying an assistant who is no longer being productive for you.

Here a few signs that you’re ready to outsource some of your work:

 

 

You’re stuck doing work that is not in your zone of genius

When you’re doing work that’s meant for you, the time is flying by as you’re doing it. You’re feeling relaxed and you’re able to get a lot done while maintaining your sanity. You shouldn’t feel like you’re working. If you can do this all day, every day and just be happy – you’re in your zone. Stay there.

Conversely, if you’re losing your sanity and struggling to complete a task, you may want to consider outsourcing it. If you’re losing will power and it feels like the time is going backwards, you’re more than likely working outside of sweet spot. You’re being inefficient.

When you are doing something that takes you away from what you’re most skilled at, you’re losing your company money by paying a non-expert (you), to perform tasks for your business. You wouldn’t hire an accountant to run your social media. Don’t hire yourself to do your company’s web design if you’re not a web designer. See where we’re going with this?

Part of being a savvy business owner is having the awareness to know what you should and should not be doing. There’s a strong chance that you’re not as effective as the expert VA you’d hire and that you’re actually providing your business a negative ROI.

 

Can Anyone Do This Task Instead of Me?

Another thing you should consider when making the choice to outsource is whether the task can only be done by you. If someone else can do the task, allow them to do it so that you’re able to free up your time to do things that are more profitable for your business.

Which tasks can only you perform in your business?

Take some time to consider what can be outsourced in your business and make a list of what you plan to do and what you plan on others doing. Follow your list, find good help and watch your business grow.

Financial Ready to Outsource?

Understanding which tasks to outsource is half the battle. Knowing whether or not you’re financially ready to outsource is another discussion. When considering the financials of outsourcing, the biggest question to ask yourself is how much would you be willing to pay for someone else to complete work for you? Consider your expected income, your profit margins, the return on your investment, then scale backwards.

Is it worth paying someone to have more time? Outsourcing is the trade-off between time and money. If your business is more profitable with you completing all tasks yourself, then continue to do so.

If your business is more profitable by outsourcing certain tasks, then we suggest you do that instead.

When it comes to the financials of outsourcing, there are multiple schools of thought. We provided a glimpse into the first one earlier – the return model. Are your returns greater than your investments?

If so, free up your time by outsourcing and let the profits flow.

There’s another school of thought when it comes to outsourcing and that’s the Profit First philosophy by Mike Michalowicz

Michalowicz looks at all business income and splits it into different accounts such as paying yourself, paying employees and contractors, general business expenses, recurring expenses, taxes and profits for your company. Michalowicz estimates that business expenses such account for approximately 30% of all general business revenue. It’s time to ask yourself, can you fit the salary of a virtual assistant for a few hours a week into your budget?

Virtual assistants are not always pricey. It truly depends on the scope of work needed and quality you’re expecting. Fortunately or unfortunately, you truly do get what you pay for when it comes to VAs. When you add a VA to your team, you can start small with just a few hours of work a week, then scale up based on what your business needs.

We promise, once you start delegating, you just wont stop. It is addictive.

 

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What Tasks Can A Virtual Assistant Help Me With

What Tasks Can A Virtual Assistant Help Me With

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When it comes to your business, we all know how far a helping hand can go. What about an army of helping hands?

Imagine having a team at your disposal to execute all the things that you’re either not good at or don’t want to do?

And imagine having staff when you need them and when you don’t, they’re not on the payroll.

All of those things are possible. Welcome to the world of virtual assistants.

 

What Tasks Can A Virtual Assistant Help Me With

Virtual assistants can help with any kind of task you’re doing where you don’t necessarily have to be the person doing it. If you’re a coach, you should only be coaching. Virtual assistants, known as VAs, should be doing everything else. Especially if there are administrative tasks or things that are just typically outside of your expertise such as, making changes to websites, updating documents, revising content – pretty much anything small that takes up valuable seconds in your day.

The first thing you should consider outsourcing is anything to do w/your content, proofreading, or editing. If you’re writing, it’s good to have someone else editing. If you plan to write and edit your own content, there’s a good chance you’re going to miss key things because of the biased view of your writing. It’s way more efficient to pay someone else to edit your writing so that you can spend time focusing on the things that only you can do in your business.

The next thing most business owners should consider outsourcing is anything that has to do with technology. This includes building your website, setting up automations and figuring out which integrations of software work best together. It’s literally a waste of your time figuring out what works and what doesn’t. Pay yourself by leaving it to the experts and focusing on the things that only you can do in your business.

Another common thing business owner’s think they should be spending time on is their graphics. Hard and fast rule: don’t make your own graphics, get a pro. If you’re not a graphic designer, you should not be designing graphics. Seems like a no-brainer, right? Outsource this to a true graphic designer and work with them to create a quality experience for your customers. Design is hard and time-consuming. If anyone tells you otherwise, they’re not an expert. Hire an expert VA graphic designer with experience so that you can focus on your actual business.

In addition to designing your graphics and setting up your technology, bookkeeping is another tedious, highly detailed activity that business owners often gets stuck with. Bookkeeping is a skill set and many VAs actually enjoy doing this (hard to imagine, right)? Many business owners just don’t know what to do when it comes to bookkeeping because they haven’t been trained for that. If I were to ask you to perform open heart surgery without having the training, you’d think I was crazy. Well, the same concept applies. If you’re a business owner and you’re still doing all your own bookkeeping, you’re crazy. Don’t be crazy. Bookkeeping takes up valuable time that you could spend prospecting and closing new leads for your business. Save yourself the headache and hire a pro.

Another thing you could hire a VA to do is to check your inbox. Some people are iffy about having someone else checking their inbox and we can understand that. Our school of thought is that having a VA check your inbox stops you from wasting time in your day getting distracted by emails that don’t directly require your attention or action. We recommend having your VA file your messages into different folders for you to sift through on your free time, then forwarding only urgent matters to a separate email address that you and your VA communicate through.

Summing this up, virtual assistants are good for tasks that don’t take your brain or are just over your head. You should focus on selling your products and servicing your clients (until you have a sales and customer service team capable of doing that for you).

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What’s The End Goal?

What’s The End Goal?

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What is The End Goal?

Taking a step back and looking at the bigger picture, what’s the goal of this whole thing? The ultimate goal is to sell your client your core product or service offer. During this process, there are other interim goals that need to be met. Your initial goal is to offer something of enough value that warrants them bartering their information (email or phone number) in exchange for this information. Getting their information is critical if you ever hope to sell them anything.

The next goal should be to build authority around your brand with offers that meet your leads needs along the way.

Continue to give your leads what they need at each step of your funnel but remember to continue to move them forward along the process bringing them closer to your core offering. Pour in insane amounts of value that your lead now feels compelled to buy. We’re not saying to guilt them into a purchase, but things should reach a point that your lead feels as though they have no option but to buy your core product. You’ve met their needs to this point so far, they are expecting the trend to continue and are now willing to pay for it.

Once you’ve hit these goals, it’s then time for your ultimate goal, selling that core product that you’ve put so much time into.

 

Next Steps

Now that you understand what funnels are and how they operate, it’s time for you to create one for yourself (or have someone create it for you). Don’t waste time wishing and praying that leads would fall into your lap. It’s time to take action, and My Clone Solution can help you do that. Just *click here* to learn more and get started with one of our project managers today!

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What Should my Funnel Look Like?

What Should my Funnel Look Like?

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What Does This Look Like?

So now that you get the general idea of your sales marketing funnel, let’s break down an example of what this would like with actual products.

We’re creating an informational marketing funnel for your business.

The goal is to have this in place before your course is built, or at least before you start promoting it. You need to have the end goal destination in mind when creating your funnel. Before leads enter your funnel, you should know where you would like them to end up

We can’t stress this enough, always have the end goal in mind as that will give you clarity to the type of products and services you wish to offer to your client. Always aim to direct your lead into your core product offering 

As an example, you would begin with an email that your lead as opted into by providing their information to you. In the email, your aim should be to educate the client and offer them some form of value that makes them eager, or at least open to accepting more information from you.

From there, this information should lead your target client into a relatively inexpensive information product. For the purposes of this example, we’re going to assume that this information product is only $9. From your total email list (trusting that your email list is large and diverse enough) of those that purchase your $9 info product, about 8% of them will convert into buying your next product offering, somewhere between $100 to $300.

If you’re able to offer enough value in your mid-level product offering, about 4% of those will convert into your next level offer such as a coaching program which usually sells for ~$500. If your course is good, and continues to provide exceeding value, about 6% of your customers should upgrade into your core product offering.

There’re levels to this.

As a business owner, you must over deliver on what you promise to keep your customers buying more.

What’s The Purpose?

Since you’ve read this far, we’re trusting that you believe creating a funnel is not all in vain. You may be wondering what’s the point of a funnel? Why do I need one?

Having a product is not enough to ensure the prosperity of your business. Every business has a product or service, but clearly, not every business is successful. In order to find success, businesses must have a roadmap they follow from the beginning with the end in mind. The marketing and sales funnel provide businesses this roadmap so that they are able to navigate from prospecting leads to having consistent, repeat customers.

Your sales funnel should be automatic and should be able to work without you having to directly do anything after you’ve set your automation pieces in place.

Your funnel should first introduce you to your lead to allow the lines of communication to be opened for a proposal pitch with eventual follow up and a strong sale and repeat customers.

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