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Have you ever wondered how you can be more productive and achieve progress not perfection through automation? In this article, I will share tips to achieve the things you always hoped you would as a blogger, influencer and entrepreneur.
The end of this month will mark only five months since I decided to take blogging and writing articles seriously as an artist, marketer and creative journalist. I have designed and written articles for my own blog and others for years now, but this year after building relationships with very successful bloggers and content creators over the holidays I decided it was time to take this line of work seriously.
Do you want to know how I have been able to remain consistent and produce quality creative content weekly since I began this journey? Bear in mind, I was able to remain consistent while serving as a foreign exchange student coordinator, hosting as a host mom, traveling and ministering as a recording artist, running a stylist business, consulting and designing as a contract project coordinator and digital marketer.
I simply refused to make excuses come in the way of productivity. Not even the flooding that led to the necessary remodeling and de-cluttering of my home.
In the digital world, we know how important it is to establish and maintain an email list but how in the world do we keep up with all the things, not to mention posting and engaging on social media (FB, IG, Twitter, Stories…) There is so much to do and the same amount of time each and every day to get it all done.
Producing Non-stop can get tiring as listed above but productivity tools certainly make the difference!
Here are some of the tools I utilize and recommend to boost your productivity:
Tools Perfect for Business Owners
- Good old fashioned Notebook-A pretty one wouldn’t hurt too!
- A Planner to keep you on track with your goals daily, weekly and monthly
- Click-Up– Productivity tool to set tasks, recurring to-do’s, due date notifications to email, app and google chrome browser integration. Auto timer for paid projects, follow-up email tracking options, Upload and share files and communication shared amongst team members and clients with assigned tasks and project management options. So many ways to streamline communication, files and growth in your business and project. (Free Plan Available)
- For opt-ins, online business presence and email marketing-ConvertKit and G-Suite
- A website to showcase your work and expertise- Largest & Most Reliable Host Providers-SiteGround and GoDaddy
- For consistent scheduled pins and posts-Tailwind
- Podia– If you want a platform to host your online course, webinar, affiliate program, membership, digital products and just about everything you would need to be The Fearless Creator and Soloproneur running a profitable business online.
- Elementor-This WordPress Builder makes it super easy to create your site and have it up and running in no time. I even have an already formatted template I provide with a tutorial so you can create your own links landing page like a pro to customize with your information and branding.
- Headliner-The perfect tool to automate your Podcast episode promotions in video format. Customize to your branding and the social media platform you will share the automated snippet creation.
- You can’t forget Social Media-FB, Twitter, IG Planning & Posting: Hub Spot, This is such a fun but can be an exhausting way to keep up with your followers. By engaging, posting and planning out intent content, your followers and/clients can see what you are doing, what new products you’re working on or relate to you in some way, shape or form.
- Pretty Links-Shrink your links, track your links and confidently share your pretty links as an affiliate to monetize your blog with your own branding as you build authority.
- Hire A Robot – It may seem a little far fetched but a company called RoboWorx has developed a way to help you become more productive in your everyday tasks. By using Robotic Process Automation or RPA, it automates much of the manual ‘hand work’ involved in daily business, such s processing invoices, issuing purchasing order or entering data.
- Pinterest & Pop-Up List Growth Platform-MiloTree
- A way to engage and have your site visitors return to your site for for fresh new consistent content with push notifications- PushEngage
- Utilize Lead Generation tools with easy list building integrations- WPForms
- You can utilize content creation tools and softwares featured at an exceptional price for a limited time on AppSumo
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Buzzsprout– Makes it easy to get your podcast on multiple platforms seamlessly. Sponsorship, Affiliate marketing and statistics to celebrate milestones as a show is a highlight of this platform.
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- We use Buzzsprout for our business podcast and love the features and partnerships we have established through this host.
- Start with some gear that you already have, and a quiet space.
- If you want to upgrade, Buzzsprout has tons of guides to help you find the right equipment at the right price.
- Buzzsprout gets your show listed in every major podcast platform.
- You’ll get a great looking podcast website, audio players that you can drop into other websites, detailed analytics to see how people are listening, tools to promote your episodes, and more.
- Podcasting isn’t hard when you have the right partners.
- The team at Buzzsprout is passionate about helping you succeed.
- Join over a hundred thousand podcasters already using Buzzsprout to get their message out to the world.
Dubsado– My Client Relationship Management System for proposals, contracts, invoicing, correspondence, files and more streamlined. Get 20% off your 1st month or year with my link.
Ecamm Live-For Mac Users, an innovative effective way to go live on all your social media outlets independently or simultaneously. You can also schedule your lives, create a countdown and build excitement while incorporating cool graphics, branding and overlays to further promote, protect and market your business. If you are keeping up with the highly effective marketing trends and predictions, you know video marketing is the most effective way to get your message out to the Public and this platform will keep you ahead and ready for major growth in the online space.
BC-Stack-Sign up as an Affiliate and share the best deals in certain niches (Blogging, Podcast, Digital Marketing, etc.) These bundles are packed with incredible value.
Bomb Bomb- Video Email and Tracking for your emails, campaigns with group coaching options available.
Does Planning in Advance & Automation really work?
Now the big question everyone is asking. Does planning in advance and automation actually work? Automation is a time saving tool that we as entrepreneurs and larger companies can use to help decrease cost in certain areas and most importantly, increase productivity. I currently use a bot for our sites and automation for forms and project management through ClickUp.
Then, there are tools that gives further options to automate if you utilize Google Forms and other platforms to collect information and grow your business as a marketer.
Why do you need to be producing consistently anyway?
If you are a CEO, Finance Professional, Customer Service & Operations Professional, HR Professional or IT Professional RoboWorx provides automation across your organization to maximize your ROI. Who doesn’t want to maximize their Return On Investment? Business Leaders in any sphere or industry want to see results for their time spent.
We all know time is a precious and invaluable commodity you can never get back. If only time machines and going back in time like we saw in “Honey I Shrunk The Kids” and we see today in “The Flash” was real. Alas, it is not. So we have to make the best use of the time that we do have.
Automation tools are perfect for the ever growing and busy business owner or administrative professional who would like to free up their time to do the things they love. Can you believe you can schedule your posts in advance through Tailwind to get back to doing the things you enjoy doing that need your focused effort to be completed.
The time has come.
Productive business leaders and Entrepreneurs realize the difference utilizing a productivity tool like this and many others as listed above can do to free up their time to do the higher level things that will produce results that no bot can do. Envisioning the next service or product your business can offer to grow your brand and business can only be done by you as the mastermind behind the business.
Keep these factors in mind as you choose the best way to automate and grow.
Utilize tools that will enhance your quality of life and increase productivity in ways you did not know was possible.
Let Us Know Your Thoughts
Have you ever thought of using automated systems to increase productivity? If so, which ones are currently using or would like to utilize after reading this article and gathering your research?
I have another checklist and guide I would love to leave with you that I believe will help you if you are looking to see which systems may be the best fit for you.
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Take the quiz poll below to see if automation is right for you. Also, here is a direct link to My Resource Library if you are a blogger boss or influencer looking for ways to build your revenue through affiliate marketing.
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