Three Time-Saving Tips

No matter what time of the year it is, it seems like there is never enough time for entrepreneurs to get everything done.  Here are three not-so-common ideas on how to make the most of your time.

1. Promote Yourself

If you were ever an employee, hopefully you got promoted to a higher position, leaving lower-paying tasks to someone else.  Now that you are an entrepreneur, it’s time to do the same.  Make a list of everything you are still doing that if an employer paid you, you would get $10 per hour.  Then find someone to do those things.  This will free you up to work more on your business and on the higher-payback things you may not be getting to now.

2. Leverage  Your Time

As you are serving clients, think of the conversation that you are repeating with many of them.  It might be a simple how-to, something you need to explain when they become a new client, or another opportunity.

Instead of continuing to repeat yourself, make a quick video, handout, procedure, or cheat sheet and offer it to your clients.  (Be sure to adjust your price for this added value you are giving.) You’ll save time and still be able to bill for this value-add.

3. Set Aside Time

It takes discipline to STOP working on client work and work on your own business. Set aside an hour, two hours, a day – whatever you dare to – to work on your business doing marketing, learning new skills, improving your service, and other high-payback tasks.  If you don’t, you’ll stay stuck where you are.  Things won’t change unless you initiate the changes.

Try these three quick tips to get the most out of your time, and let us know your success story.