Five ways to create more space in your business
Time management seems to be an issue for pretty much everyone. Your to-do list is never ending and some days you don’t even know where to start. Here are five quick tips to create more space in your business to enable you the room to grow.
Get organised and use tools to automate
Easier said than done, I know! Set up your daily schedule and stick to it as much as you can. Set up a content calendar so you know what is going out to your social media channels. This will stop the last minute panic of “Oh goodness, what am I going to post?!” accompanied with hours of searching on the internet for inspiration. Content Calendars allow you the space to breathe, having planned and scheduled in all your posts for the month. You can then focus on customer service and interaction, hopefully increasing relationships and from there, sales.
There are so many tools that can help you with the daily tasks ahead of you. For example, when pinning on Pinterest you can use Tailwind (click for £15 free credit) or BoardBooster (click for 100 free pins) to schedule out your pins for you. You can use Hootsuite, Meet Edgar or Buffer to post to multiple platforms. See my post about Tacks.io for an amazing Pinterest productivity tool to use with chore threads.
Identify your most productive time
If you are an early morning lark, then set your alarm and use that extra hour to power through the mundane tasks for the day. Doing this will set you up for a productive day working on growing your business or creating your items, knowing that the tasks are already out of the way. If you are more of a night owl, look at what you can do to start the next day fresh and organised.
Start your day the night before
At the end of your working day look at what you have accomplished and then put together a quick list of the things you need to focus on tomorrow. This means you can start the next day focused and clear of your direction. I always end the day by updating my Trello board Task list. It is also quite motivating when I can move a lot of cards over to the ‘Done’ list!
Save it for later
The great thing about the internet and social media is that there are so many sources of new and interesting information. However, these articles can lead you down a bit of a rabbit hole and suddenly half your day has been wasted! If you see a great article or video that you want to read or watch, then use the save feature on Facebook or use an extension like Pocket to save it for later. You can then read it when you have time to sit and browse.
Avoid emails and notifications
It is important to keep on top of your emails and social media notifications but that doesn’t mean attending to them as soon as the sound pings. Set two or three slots in your daily schedule to deal with them and get it done all at once. Constantly popping back and for the between emails and facebook and your tasks is one of the biggest time wasters!
I hope these short tips will help you create more space in your business – giving you the time to focus on growing!
P.S. If you are a blogger, you may be interested in the Lazy Bloggers Guide to Promotion – 5 Easy Ways to Increase Blog Traffic in under 30 minutes per day! It is worth it just for the list of active groups to join on both Pinterest and Facebook, alongside a weekly planner of when to post to which group!