A lot of people have entrepreneurial ambitions. They imagine setting up their own business and growing it, into something that can sustain them full time. One of the biggest challenges to doing this, is time. Many people find that they don’t have enough hours in the day to get everything done. You’ve got a full-time day job, an exercise routine, and family life - you may not feel that you have time to focus on building a business on the side as well.
Contrary to get rich quick schemes, it does take time to build your business. In the beginning you may not see the payoff for all the time you are putting in, but if you stick with it, you will reap the benefits.
In this article, we’re going to look at all of the ways that you can save time when starting up a business. Building a company from scratch is tough, but it can be done, even if you’re a regular busy person with a job, family, and so on.
Divide Your Schedule Into Five-Minute Slots
While many of us think that we’re busy, only a small fraction are truly engaged the entire time. For a lot of people, getting side-tracked is just a part of a typical day.
If, however, you want to maximize your time to focus on your side business, you need to say goodbye to the habit of a lifetime. It’s easy to waste time on idle chit chat or social media.
Elon Musk of Tesla splits his day up into five-minute slots and creates an activity for each slot. He’s always on the move, managing multiple businesses and dealing with issues as they come up.
Automate Your Marketing
Marketing your side business can take up an enormous amount of time if you let it. You have to create content, manage ad platforms, and come up with ideas that’ll grab customers’ attention. It’s tough.
The good news, however, is that you can choose to work third-party agencies and automation tools to reduce the time you spend on marketing. Advertising companies will take your ideas and convert them into websites, copy, videos, and PPC advertising campaigns. It all runs like clockwork in the background.
The more you discover more about Google Ads automation, for instance, the more you realize how little work you need to do to market your business. You don’t need to spend hours getting to grips with digital marketing when there are people out there who understand it all already.
Grab A Business Partner
Doing everything by yourself is a significant challenge. It’s not just that you have to do all the work yourself - which you do - but you’re also alone in your endeavors. Some people, however, find that they work best when with a partner. A partner can spur you on and provide accountability. What’s more, they also help you focus your time. You’re not just relying on your willpower - there’s a sense of responsibility to use the resources you have wisely.
About Money & Mimosas: Money & Mimosas was started as a passion project by Danetha, a former NFL cheerleader turned entrepreneur and financial journalist. After a brunch conversation with girlfriends, Danetha was inspired to launch a blog to explore her journey of becoming rich, sexy and confident.