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Small tasks can be accomplished quickly, but they do pile up, and if you’re a busy entrepreneur, there’s very little time to spare for these. Thankfully, most tasks can be done on autopilot. Tools like Dubsado and Flodesk lets you automate all sorts of tasks, giving you more time to focus on other aspects of your business.
If you’re still on the fence about automation, you are missing out. It’s hard to let go of little tasks when you’re very hands-on with your business but don’t worry – automation will benefit your business! If you’re new to automation and are wondering what sort of daily and weekly tasks you can set and forget, here are some tips:
Apart from making your life easy, here are just some of the many reasons why you should automate your tasks today:
It takes a lot of time and effort to complete specific tasks, such as social media posting, email marketing, and client onboarding. Automating these tasks allows you to free up more time, do more, and stay on top of important projects.
t’s hard to stay consistent on particular business processes when your hands are full. For example, responding to customers, attending a meeting, or providing documents to clients must be done consistently; otherwise, you’ll end up putting off customers. Automation lets you take care of these tasks to build trust, strengthen brand awareness, and, most importantly, attract loyal customers.
When automating tasks, you have more time to create data-driven, branded content, which you can send on auto-pilot. From personalised messages to interest-based content, you can improve user engagement and boost conversion rates by automating custom messages.
Increasing efficiency, targeting the right people, and maximising your content creation, SEO, and marketing efforts will lead to higher ROI. Making data-based decisions leads to higher clickthrough rates and more sales. If you have more time to focus on other aspects of the business instead of being bogged down by tedious little tasks, you will reap the fruits of your labour.
Now that you know what benefits you’ll get from automation, you’re probably wondering what kinds of tasks you can automate. Here are daily and weekly tasks that you should be automating ASAP:
From visuals to content, social media posts can be created in batches, saved on an automation tool then published gradually throughout the week or month using a scheduler like Later.com
Virtually blogging platforms, including WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, etc., lets you save blog posts and publish them at specific dates automatically. To cover more ground, you can use a plugin that would tie your blogging platform to your social media profiles. So every time a post gets published, a post will also appear on your social media, alerting followers that you have new content.
Measuring the metrics is integral to marketing a business. Without checking Google Analytics and other analytics reports, you won’t know if your content catches your audience’s attention. To make tracking more convenient, you can set the analytics report so these go through your inbox; this way, you don’t have to keep going back to your website to check the metrics.
Responding to emails can take a couple of minutes to several hours. Can you imagine responding to 20 emails in a day? It’s taxing and time-consuming, especially if people ask the same questions. Thankfully, email responses can be automated. Just create canned responses, and create a workflow on Dubsado. Go to “Canned Emails” under the Templates dropdown and create the emails you want to automate.
Make every client feel like a VIP by automating certain customer support tasks. Generating help desk tickets, responding to FAQs, answering common troubleshooting questions, and client onboarding can be automated. By automating these tasks, you can solve problems, save time, and make every client feel cared for.
It’s easy to lose track of essential tasks, such as collecting payments, if you juggle too many things at work. You can use Dubsado to send invoice reminders and invoices. Create the invoice in advance, set the release date, and Dubsado will take care of the rest.
Automating your daily and weekly tasks will make a massive difference in your business process. Suddenly, you have more time to manage other projects or add more workload if needed. It’s life-changing for burned-out entrepreneurs who are still doing everything manually.
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