Learn how to automate your business to create more free time
Everybody can do with more time in their day
Automation freaking rocks.
But for a moment, let’s pretend you don’t love it as much as I do. Why should you care about automation?
The most important reason for me is time leverage. In other words – getting more stuff done in less time. Automation is a bit like investing money, except with your time. You spend some time now to set it up, and it continues to pay you back forever.
There’s more than that though. It helps:
We’re all too busy
Does it feel like you’re constantly busy? “I’m so busy” has become a default response when someone says hello and asks how you are. Some people even wear being busy like a badge – as if it’s a good thing.
As a business owner you need to focus on the bigger picture from time to time. You need time to think about strategy and direction of the business. Being “busy” robs you of time to do this.
Even worse, it creates a feeling like you HAVE to be busy all the time. It’s happened to me so many times. I’ll take time off to hang out with friends or family and be anxious the whole time like I should be doing something. They call it “entrepreneurial guilt.” But it can be broken.
I began to notice it more once I had started to escape. Once I was on a holiday with some entrepreneurs. Before the first day was over, laptops were out. Of course everyone was working on things that “just had to be done.”
We couldn’t even get a single day into the trip before work happened. It was only a 3 day trip.
Being busy sucks. Entrepreneurial guilt sucks. Not being able to take time off sucks.
These are the reasons I love automation so much. It’s how I’ve been able to reduce that guilt and take more time for myself. Being away from the desk and knowing that stuff is still happening is a great feeling.
But where do you even start?
Getting started in automation is overwhelming. There are so many possibilities, tools and ideas. It makes taking that first step difficult.
“Where do I start” is the most common question I get. In fact, 80% of people that responded to my automation survey asked this.
There is also a lot to learn. Automation is open-ended – meaning there is no step-by-step guide that will fix everything in your business. It requires a deep understanding of your business and what is possible to automate.
But it’s totally worth it if you want to do less work and still scale your business.
In this course, you’ll learn:
The ROI of automation
Time is the most precious resource we have. That’s why it’s become so common for people to say they wish they had more hours in the day. Of course we can’t make more than 24 hour days, but you can absolutely make it feel like you have more time.
The topics of process and automation are so popular among business owners because they contribute to getting more done in the fixed amount of time we have. Getting it right means you get time back.
It takes time to set up automation. That’s why some people never get around to automating – they are “too busy” to set it up. The only way to fix that is to reduce your workload.
You invest time now to get that time back in the future.
Say you spend 1 hour now creating an automation that saves 10 minutes a week. After 6 weeks, you have 10 more minutes for free.
Do this 30 times and it’ll feel like you cheated and found the secret to 25 hour days.
I’ve been automating things since before I left university. As an Automation Engineer, my job was to make machinery operate more-or-less by itself. Naturally, my colleagues and I all had an obsession with automating things around our house, purely because it was fun.
After moving into online business, I didn’t get to play with real-life automation, so I’ve made up for it by constantly learning and trying new things. In that process, a lot of time has been wasted trying to work out what is possible and where the “best bang for your buck” is.
This is now what I’d like to help you with – to shortcut the learning process. So that you can free up more time, faster and without making all the mistakes I made.
This is a screenshot from my Zapier account. So far this month it has run 8998 tasks, with 5 days left in the month.
Let’s say each task would have taken 30 seconds to perform. That’s 75 hours of things that were just done automatically, in 25 days.
I’d love to help get you to this point as well.
James, my business is starting to be more productive. A lot of what is happening right now I attribute to you from what I've learned from you.
Having a process and automating things is really helping me grow. I have more peace and feel I'm moving in the right direction.
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