Since each of us has the ability to easily share our opinion online the amount of information that is being created every moment, every day, and every year, is incredible. With more and more content filling our inbox every day one of the keys to keeping ourselves as small business owners from being inundated with information overload is to automate what we receive. In order to manage your time better, find ways to automate.
Email Automation Tools
- Filter Your Messages And Save Your Inbox and also
- Train Your Inbox With Boxcar
- In Gmail you can automate by using canned responses
These are great ways to automate what information we receive in our email inbox. This is key when trying to manage your time and focus on the tasks that will make you most successful.
Twitter Automation Tools
With Twitter, you can automate by using:
- HootSuite’s RSS feed automation
- With SocialOomph you can automate follow-backs something you would do manually anyway and really doesn’t need to be personally handled each day.
Automate Your Business
Now that you’ve seen how easy it is to regain some of your time and automate some tasks you used to perform manually in email and Twitter consider what it would take to automate the following business tasks:
- Lead generation
- Initial lead responses
- Automate Reoccurring Invoicing
- Backing Up Your Sensitive Data
The more automated your everyday business tasks can become the more you can focus on unique tasks only you can do. I don’t have all the answers on how to automate everything, but I do challenge you to consider how you can automate more. Share with me how you’ve achieved automation in the comments section. I’d love to hear our success story.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~ Steve Jobs