“Where do I even start?”
That is a common question that entrepreneurs often ask when they are faced with bajillions of things to plow through in their list of to-dos.
When you think about how some entrepreneurs are wearing countless hats just to keep their business running (from marketing, HR, content developer, or even web developer, among things), it’s no wonder they get overwhelmed with the things on their to-do list.
And so the question becomes: “What are some of the things that the entrepreneurs can do to increase their business productivity?”
If you’re wondering about the exact same thing, then allow me to share with you these business productivity hacks to help you do more in the least amount of time.
However, before I continue sharing the strategies, allow me to tell you in advance that these tips are tried and tested to work.
These aren’t just hypothetical strategies; these are some of the very strategies that other influencers or industry experts are using.
That being said, don’t just read the guide. Be sure to take action on the tips, as well.
Let’s hop right in.
1. Use email finders.
While it is certainly true that your prospective customers’ email addresses can be found on the internet, in a lot of cases, finding this information can be very time-consuming.
For one thing, some sites are very poorly designed that you won’t know which page to go to just to see your prospects’ contact details.
Also, while some of your prospects have social media profiles, some of them purposefully hide their email addresses so they won’t get any spam email messages.
These are just some of the many scenarios that can lead to you spending several minutes just to find a single email address.
To help you address this hurdle, you can use an email finding tool.
Software programs like Voila Norbert can help you find your prospect’s email address on their website with just a couple of clicks.
You just need to type your prospect’s name and domain name, click the “Go, Ahead Norbert!” button, and the tool will crawl your prospect’s website to find their email address.
It’s that simple.
With email finders, you no longer need to spend countless minutes just to find a single email. All you need is just a couple of clicks.
The best part is, these email finders even have outreach features that would enable their users to find their prospective customers’ email addresses, and send the outreach messages as well.
2. Use a quoting software to streamline your “quote-to-cash” process.
Depending on the business dynamics that you’re working with, it can take you hours just to send proposals to your prospective customers.
Of course, when you have truckloads of other crucial things to do (like closing deals, setting up your sales funnels, or networking, etc.), spending hours just to send your quotes can be very counter-productive for you.
The good thing is, there are now software programs that have electronic signatures and in-quote credit card payments features like PandaDoc.
Through such platforms, you’d be able to streamline your QTC process.
What would take you hours to prepare quotes and proposals, you can do in less than 30 seconds with PandaDoc.
Not only that, but the platform has other nifty features that you can use to boost your business productivity.
You can create accurate and detailed quotes with just a click, track the progress of your team’s quotes in one place, and the platform also has document analytics, which helps you know when’s the best time to follow-up on the quotes (among other things).
With these powerful features in your business productivity arsenal, you’ll be able to accomplish more things.
3. Use social media automation tools to grow your followers.
In this internet-driven world where connectivity has become as common as oxygen, having an established clout is something that you cannot ignore.
After all, the more followers you have, the more credible you’ll seem to your audience. This, then, makes it easier for them to trust you with their money.
Establishing your profile as a trustworthy and reputable brand is so important, that some companies even spend thousands of dollars just to make it happen.
Sadly, for business owners who do not have a pocket that’s as deep as that of corporations, they’d have to grow their followers by themselves, which would then eat up a good bit of their time.
Well, that’s the case if they’d have to do it manually.
If they’ll use automation tools, however, they can leverage the set-it-and-forget-it software programs that will help them grow their number of followers 24/7 — even when they’re sleeping.
Narrow is one such tool. It is a Twitter automation tool that helps its users build their followers.
The platform does this by automatically “Following” other targeted users. Also, the software can “Favorite” relevant tweets that others published.
This will increase the likelihood of others following you back and engaging with you.
The great news is, you only have to set up your account once.
You just need to add your keywords and do a bit of customization on how you want Narrow to operate. Doing all of these will only take you a few minutes.
Once your account is setup, the software will keep on doing its thing like clockwork.
That means, regardless of what you’re doing (whether you’re eating, at the beach with your family, jogging, or watching GOT reruns), your Twitter followers will keep on growing.
While the list of things that needs to be done to grow a business can be quite overwhelming, there are strategies and tools that entrepreneurs can use to help them accomplish more in just a short span of time.
Of course, we’ve just scratched the surfaced with the three points that I shared above.
There are several other nifty methods and tools that entrepreneurs can use to grow their business productivity.
What are some of the best business productivity tips that you can share with the community?
If you have your very own business productivity bag o’ tricks that you’d like to share, then the comments section below is all yours.
I look forward to reading your comments. Cheers!