You can't make or find more time, but you can free up time in your creative business so you can work on billable activities (or take a nap) by automating. In this episode of The Decorettes we're running down how we use automated emails, social media and content marketing, and when we onboard new clients.
Problem: There are only so many hours in the day. Beyonce and Taylor Swift don’t have more than us. So how can we put some of our business tasks on auto-pilot so we can free up time to work on making money (billable hours people!) and also maybe take a nap here and there. The answer is automation and we’re going to walk you through three things to automate in your business.
What is automation? Having something sent out automatically or as easy as the click of a button!
Automate your emails:
Schedule emails to go out (hey- these can be batched)
Create automated email sales and nurture sequences
Steph teaches this in her monthly marketing and branding membership.
Have canned email responses ready to go for different types of frequently asked questions you get,
Have emails ready to go for different stages in your process when working with clients.
Social Media & Content
You’ve batched- remember the last episode?
Planoly for IG (we hear Later is good too)
Tailwind for Pinterest
Buffer for FB (or the native scheduler)
Schedule blog posts and YouTube videos to go out at certain times.
Pro tip: batch that automation!
Contact form response
Honeybook users! Create a client intake form in Honeybook. Embed it in your site, and then create an automated workflow that will automatically send people the next step. Steph’s sends out an email to schedule a call on Calendly. And Calendly will automatically send reminder emails to inquiries reminding them of the appointment.
Don’t have this on auto-pilot? Still create the email template and send it out manually.
Don’t be the Energizer Bunny! You shouldn’t have to keep going and going to get tasks done in your business from scratch. Start implementing automations as you go and pretty soon you’ll have a library of emails and a system for scheduling that will free up so much time. More billable hours, yo!
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