5 Ways to Save Precious Time
We all have limited time and we’re all busy. So I thought I’d write a very short post to share some of the things I do to reduce (aka save) the time it takes to do some of the core actions in my Marketing Consulting business:
Time Saver 1: Google Apps diary – diarise everything!
I love Google Apps for Business – particularly the calendar. I have several colour coded calendars that I use to manage different aspects of my business and life. These Calendars easily integrate with systems like… If you’re not using a project management tool, use your diary. As soon as work is accepted, schedule each task in your diary so you don’t miss a thing. You can also see at a glance when you have spaces that need to be filled.
Time Saver 2: Calendly
Calendly allows people to choose an appointment time with you, which eliminates the backwards and forwards emails or phone calls. Great time saver, extremely easy to use. Fantastic for setting up initial calls, and in my case mentoring appointments.
Time Saver 3: Evernote
Heads up, the link above will give you a month of the premium subscription free. It’s worth taking a look at. I plan everything from our product design, book planning and content, marketing activities and launches, even social posting in Evernote. It’s really intuitive and easy to use.
Time Saver 4: Co-Schedule
This one links with WordPress (all subscription levels including free) and Evernote (on paid subscriptions). Its how we schedule our social posts really quickly across several platforms. I love the way we can write a draft blog post in our WordPress site, its automatically in our draft content on Co-Schedule ready to post, PLUS you can create as many social posts from that one blog post directly from either your blog or Co-Schedule. We can also save all sorts of content from other sources into our drafts folder for use at a later time.
This is an app for your phone and also a Chrome extension. Save articles and useful information that you don’t have time to read immediately. Keep it in pocket, file with tags for easy searching and you’ll never be left wondering where that really interesting article by Robyn Simpson was again ; )
PS… feel free to share the tools, systems and apps you use to save time.
PPS… I’ll do another post on this later, I’ve got plenty more to share!