Do you feel like your online business is on a roller coaster ride? One day you make $150 and the next, $10. If this sounds familiar, then it’s time to systemize your online business!
In 5 steps, we’ll show you how to create systems that will help grow your small business.
Why Systemize Your Online Business
You started your own business because you wanted the freedom that comes with being your own boss.
Unfortunately, reality has set in, and you find that you are now busier than ever and can find the time to eat. Let alone enjoy running your own company.
If you’re bogged down with the daily tasks that aren’t utilizing your strengths? Then it’s time for you to introduce systemization into your online business.
Here are five easy steps to help you start systemizing today.
Identify Repetitive Tasks
The first step to systemization is to identify all the daily tasks and processes that you have in place.
This includes everything from checking your email. Setting appointments, to creating and sending out your invoices.
Start by creating a new spreadsheet. Start with six columns labeled, Inventory, Automated, Manual, Hybrid, Time Saved, Status.
Categorize Your Systems
In the columns on your spreadsheet marked, Manual, Automated, and Hybrid. Check the category that explains the kind of system you will use to complete those tasks.
Any tasks that can be done using technology will be marked in the Automated column.
The Manual column will encompass everything that can’t be automated. Those tasks that can have a combination of both will be checked in the Hybrid column.
Establish a Priority
You want first to complete those tasks that are more likely to have the most significant impact on your company’s growth.
Assign a monetary amount that you believe the system will contribute to your business and add it to your spreadsheet.
You can also establish priority by determining which repetitive tasks are taking up the most time.
Create a Process
This is the most critical step in systemizing your business.
You need to create a detailed process for each task.
This means listing out every step needed to do the job from the first step until the last.
This step needs to be as detailed as possible. So you can provide the information to anyone in the company and have them execute the process without any problems.
Track and Optimize
To know how well your systems are working you need to have a way to track the results.
If you identify any problems in the process. You can begin to tweak and optimize them so that you can gain greater efficiency, sales, and profits.
Conclusion: Systemize Your Online Business
We hope you’ve found this blog post helpful in thinking about how to systemize your online business.
If you need help getting started? Check out a package I’ve put together called Online Business Systemization.
With a little creativity and some elbow grease. There are many ways to automate aspects of your business using technology or other resources.
What do you think is the most important step?