Wondering how you can scale your online business rapidly; get more clients, working less for more or create a passive income? Are you ready for the next step, but you don’t know what to do? Do you feel like you are running out of time? Getting sick of your endless to-do lists?
Well, you are in the right place for sure. Read my time-saving resources guide for busy solopreneurs below or pin it for later.
In order to grow your business online, you need to have the right structures in place to support the growth, so you can scale with ease. And not burn yourself out in the process!
All of these time-saving tools and resources below, I have used or I am currently using to scale my business.
Depending on your needs, I would highly recommend letting the technology of today support you in your business. As you eliminate, automate and even outsource your to-do’s, you can focus on what you love and do best!
Affiliate Disclaimer: This page includes affiliate links. Which means, at no extra cost to you, I sometimes get a small commission if you decide to use a paid option for the tools I suggest (of which I am affiliate of – minus Canva). I will use the money to continue to create wonderful blog posts and resources for you, and I will take my mini me’s for road trips on the weekend.
Time-Saving Tool #1 – Tailwind
Tailwind is, in my opinion, one of the best business resources for your online spiritual business you can possibly use! It allows you to schedule a huge number of Pinterest posts in advance quickly so you can run your business with ease!
At the moment of writing this, Tailwind also just started with scheduling posts on Instagram. Twitter + Facebook is also an option.
It is one of the best business resources out there to help you drive traffic to your website. So, I believe it is a ‘must-have’ and that’s why it deserves the number 1 spot on my list. If you join now, you get your first trial month with Tailwind for free.
Time-Saving Tool #2 – Grammarly
Equally as good Grammarly is one of the must-haves for the solo-entrepreneur. Grammarly is an online grammar, and spellcheck and plagiarism detection platform. It is an amazing tool to help you check your writings online (and offline!).
Do you find yourself endlessly checking your writing, social media posts or website just to find one more typo? Annoying isn’t it, and most of all so time-consuming! I think Grammarly has saved me a lot of time over the years, not to mention improved my writing as a native English speaker.
Best of all, I don’t need to constantly revisit my writing as Grammarly takes care of it all.
In addition, you can install a plugin in your browser or download the word extension, and Grammarly will check your writing on the screen as you go. For example the blog posts you are writing about your valuable work, your emails and more!
It picks up on most spelling and grammar mistakes with the free version. There is also a paid version available for more in-depth writing support which is absolutely amazing. I highly recommend using Grammarly to give your writing just that extra UMPH! Try Grammarly for free here.
Time-Saving Tool #3 – Canva
Oh Canva, my Canva. I do love you, you tool. We have come a long way from Paint in the ’90 (guess how old I am) to online tools like this. For those of you, who don’t know it yet, Canva is an online design website and it allows you to drag-and-drop all sorts of designs.
Anything you might need from business card to Pinterest banners (see the one below) – this is THE tool to use to create it.
You can use it for free. Although, sometimes you have to pay for an element (usually $1). In addition, you can also upgrade to a paid version for more design options, photos, elements and more. Try Canva here.
Time-Saving Tool #4 – Fiverr
Well, if you have implemented all of my tips from above, you have been very busy already. Good for you! But, and this is a big BUT, I see many of my clients make the same mistake over and over again… Which is; you don’t have to do it all by yourself!
For example; you are totally allowed to outsource scheduling your social media content with Tailwind (mentioned above) by someone from Fiverr. Or have someone write blog posts for you to increase your SEO.
Fiverr is as they put it “the world’s largest freelance services marketplace for lean entrepreneurs to focus on growth & create a successful business at affordable costs.”
If you need help, or want help, getting something done in your business, this is the place to start.
Anything from building a website, doing your marketing, designing your new opt-ins, Facebook banners, or video editing… Fiverr has it all. It is easy to find someone, it gets done very quickly (in my experience) and the prices start at… surprise, surprise…. $5. Fiverr is definitely one of my favourite business resources. Try Fiverr out here.
Time-Saving Tool #5 – FreeAgent
After all of this, who wants to do their admin… ME!!! Well, not really lol! In the beginning, I used to love doing my admin, but when things got really busy I was kinda over it!
I know, I know, luxury problem, but still, we all want to be doing what we love and that usually doesn’t involve adding receipts at the end of the month (unless you are an accountant, of course!).
After a while, I started using accountant software to do my admin. FreeAgent – which is an online accountant software – is what I use now and this is by far my favourite.
It allowed me to scale my spiritual online business massively. I wasn’t holding myself back out of fear for a big pile of admin or taxes at the end of the month.
For example, when I first started using this online admin tool it took my admin time from 2 DAYS to just 2 HOURS! Woohoooo! What’s not to love?
You can try it here for free.
To scale your business online, you need the right structures in place to help you grow. I hope by giving you my top 5 favourite tools, you will bring in that next level in your business!
What is your favourite tool to use in your business? Please let me know below. I am curious to find out!
Susanne Grant is founder of the Grant Method. She helps successful business owners feel good about delegating tasks and responsibilities, creating support systems and structures, and trusting their team with the Grant Method.