What Can I Automate Within My Business?

What Can I Automate Within My Business?

Now that we have an understanding of what business automation is and what benefits it provides, it’s time to turn our attention to the specific areas within your business that most lend themselves to automation.

What Can I Automate Within My Business?

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Remember that automation solutions deal with tasks that are generally common to all businesses.

No matter what your particular business provides, it is guaranteed that the following areas will be more or less applicable.

Scheduling

Time is money, right? Yet, there’s more to it than that. It’s not your time that is important, per se. It’s what you do with that time that really matters.

Therefore, how you schedule your time becomes paramount. The problem is that scheduling itself tends to be a monumental nightmare.

Let’s say that you are attempting to set up a time to meet with an important client. You contact them, only to find out that they are not available. Then, they contact you, but you are not available. Then you contact them. Guess what? They aren’t available.

On and on it goes, like an interminable game of table tennis. The attempt to find a commonly convenient time to meet goes back and forth between the parties until, at last, the meeting is either scheduled or one or both sides lose interest.

This last point is important. Because the scheduling game not only wastes your time, it can also cost you real money.

If your client loses interest, you’ve lost money. Luckily, there is a solution to this problem.

Business automation software can end the scheduling game by making setting up meeting times an easy, hands-off process.

Essentially, blocks of your available time are visible to the people who want to meet you. They pick a time that is convenient for them and that time is immediately entered into your calendar.

Nothing more needs to be done. The meeting comes off without a hitch. You remain productive and profitable and, best of all, you never have to waste another moment trying to arrange your schedule around someone else’s.

Marketing

Utilizing services such as Buffer and Hootsuite can make your social media marketing a breeze!

These services will allow you to reach your target audience – over and over again – on social media by finding and scheduling relevant content well in advance.

Utilizing this type of content scheduling, will serve to increase engagement with interested parties within your niche, and attract more of the customers that are likely to purchase from you.

Not only will you create engagement with your target market, but your business will be seen as an authority in your niche, which translates directly into more revenue via sales.

Setting up these types of services is easy and straightforward, and they will allow you to choose or create content to be published to various social media accounts on a schedule of your choosing.

Also available are analytics – extremely valuable in discovering when your target market is online and active on various social media platforms.

When you’re armed with this information, you can schedule your content to be published at the times it is most likely to be read and shared.

Payment

Receiving payments in a timely and reliable manner is of the utmost importance to any business. And that’s where payment automation enters the picture.

With services such as Paypal and Stripe, you can automate payments via a schedule that you choose based on the agreed-upon contract with your customer or client.

Whether you collect payments on a weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or yearly basis, there are automation solutions that will allow you to know exactly when you’ll be receiving your payments.

These automated payments will come out of your customer’s bank or credit card account at regular intervals, making offering recurring payments simple and straightforward.

Your customers and clients will love the simplicity, and your bottom line will appreciate the effectiveness!

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