Picture this… you are making money, sales are higher than they have ever been and the clients are rolling in. Its awesome, your dreams are manifesting right before your very eyes.
Well, except for one minor or not so minor detail….You don’t have any free time, instead of working less you feel like you are working around the clock. And you start to wonder why you ever started this business in the first place.
You are constantly waking up in the middle of the night thinking, did this or that get done?
Things are starting to fall through the cracks, your VA is the only one that knows how things are done and you feel held hostage.
Your business is being run in reactive mode and the bottom line is…you are frustrated and tired.
The great news is. You don’t have to stay here…There are 3 simple steps you can take to get your sanity back.
1 – YOU have to have a plan – Have you heard the saying “Those who fail to plan, plan to fail.” I am sure you have heard this before? The thing is every day I talk to business owners that don’t have a plan in place in order to get to where they want to be and its keeping them stuck where they are.
2- Track Your Metrics – Metrics play a key part in your growth and your success. If you don’t track your numbers you don’t know what’s working and whats not working. Metrics delivers valuable information that you can use to track your performance. Simply put Metrics is a tool that allows you to measure your return on investment or ROI. In doing so, you will be able to adjust your strategies to fit the goals that you want to achieve. No matter how well you are doing its essential to check and track your metrics.
There are essentially 5 Critical Metrics for online business:
1) Site Traffic – How many visitors did we get?
2) List Growth – How many visitors opted in to our list?
3) Sales – How many sales did we get?
4) Customer Retention – What is the long-term value of each customer to our business?
5) Income Statement – What are our profits and losses?
3 – Systems, systems, systems – Your eyes are probably glazing over at the thought of systems. Most peoples do, but it does not have to be complicated. Systems can be fun and easy, but not only that they are absolutely fundamental to your success and growth.In fact without the proper systems in place you don’t really even have a business. I realize thats a bold statement. But it’s the truth. Without systems in place in your business your business is completely dependent on you, that is not a business, that is a JOB.
Regardless of the business that you are in, there are 10 key business systems you need to have in place:
1) Strategic Calendaring—How you create your day dictates how you create your business and your life. / Scheduling Systems
2) Marketing Systems / Lead generation
3) Sales Systems
4) Delivery systems
5) Crisis management – Back up systems
6) Metrics Systems
7) Money Systems
8) Customer Care / Relationship Systems
9) Communication Systems
10) Business foundation systems – legal, tax, insurance
If you are frustrated with the amount of time you are spending working on your business the first step is to start to put some basic systems and processes in place that allow you to automate and your business.
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