If you’re a solopreneur and especially if you work from home, getting things done can sometimes be an absolute challenge. There are tons of productivity tips and tricks out there, but let’s be honest – when we’re overwhelmed we tend to think that we just need a new technique or tactic. At least I know I did! And as a result, you just pile up more things to your plate. Instead, here’s what I recommend:
Plan Your Day
Always plan your day ahead. Spend like 20 minutes writing down all the tasks that you need to do the next day. And when you actually get down to work, sit down not to “work on something”, but to “accomplish something”. Do you see the difference here?
What I recommend – write down 3 most important tasks that if you finish them, you’ll feel like a champion. Always start with these tasks. What works for me – doing them in the first couple of hours after I wake up. This is when my brain functions best.
It’s so easy to get distracted. Observe yourself for a week or a couple of days to see what distracts you. Is it a new email notification or a messenger pop up? Here’s what you can do:
- Close all unnecessary tabs in your browser.
- Put your smartphone on an airplane mode.
- Unsubscribe from all the unimportant chats.
- Disable Facebook groups notifications.
Automate Time Consuming Tasks
Now, I want you to think of tasks that seriously eat up your time. And when I say time, I mean MONEY. Believe it or not, if you spend too much time on it, it does cost you money. Automate everything that you can – social media scheduling (Tailwind), email, webinars. Think of the more important things you can do with the time you saved.
Get Your Business Systems In Place
Take automation to the next level. Whether you’re a freelancer, coach or an agency, onboarding clients can be a painful process. You need to have a clear system to help both of you understand exactly what you need from each other.
Besides that, you can build relationships with your subscribers on autopilot by creating an email sequence. Basic autoresponder like MailerLite or ConvertKit can help nurture your subscribers that will result in bigger sales.
You need to have a hands-off system. Once it’s up and running it can literally put money in your bank account each and every day.
Don’t Do It Alone
Even if you are an introvert and like working alone from the comfort of your home, doing it all by yourself is a quick way to burnout. Try to connect with like-minded people – Facebook groups, conferences, forums. And don’t forget that you can outsource and delegate. We’re always here for you. Check out the tasks you can outsource to a Virtual Assistant. & contact us today to discuss your project.