These online business on autopilot owners claim that the company is on autopilot.
And making the income, they need to visit a new country every week while lounging on the beach with a cocktail.
While these are extreme examples, it is undoubtedly true that many processes can automate and at least streamlined, particularly in an online business on autopilot.
We are doing take various tasks off our to-do list, freeing you to focus on other things. Whether we choose to spend our time on different aspects of our business and relaxing on the beach is up to us!
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1. Automate our Email Marketing
- Email marketing is an excellent tool for many kinds of businesses. It helps to build strong customer relationships.
- It can drive new leads, and it resolves to encourage repeat business. However, to practical, email marketing needs to be consistent.
- And sporadically shooting emails out when we take time isn’t going to make an impact. And luckily, it automates by creating and scheduling email campaigns in advance in a tool like MailChimp.
2. Use a Scheduling Tool for Social Media
- Social media is significant for promoting our business and attracting new customers, but it also is time-consuming.
- However, we can largely automate it by using a social media scheduling tool like Hootsuite or CoSchedule.
- These platforms allow us to draft and schedule our posts months in advance, and we usually copy posts across multiple platforms. And we are making things even more efficient.
- Many tools also take excellent analysis and report functions, helping you lift your social media game simultaneously.
3. Outsource our Accounting
- We are outsourcing perhaps the ultimate way to automate any process because it obliterates it off our plate. If we are looking to outsource parts of our business, accounting is an excellent place to start.
- Take Outsourcing our accounting mean that not only is this a whole section of our business we don’t need to worry about, but we can rest easy knowing this critical function is being taken care of by an expert.
4. Use a Website Builder
- For our website to be effective, we need to make sure it stays current and up to date.
- And website builders are incredibly useful for creating our website and automating processes once the website is built, making sure we improve our website’s performance.
- It continually updating and changing your site can be time-consuming, especially if it involves coding. However, if we build our site on a simple platform like Weebly, updating it is quick and easy.
- We can minimize the need to do this by limiting our site’s information to generally fixed information and avoiding posting news and coming events directly to our website.
- These will need to be updated continuously. And instead, think about taking a social media feed on our site’s front page, which is automatically updated.
5. Run Automated Survey Responses
- Surveys are great ways its build customer engagement and loyalty: people love telling us what they think, and by asking our customers for feedback, we are showing them that we value opinions.
- However, they are most effective if we don’t just send out surveys for customers to complete but reply to them.
- Additionally, we don’t want this to be an empty process: our customers will likely take great suggestions we take on board!
- Luckily, AI technology development means that we can now use AI bots to reply to survey respondents. And even distribute the suggestions to our team, so it contains actions.