🪖 Simplify ⚙️ Automate ⚡️ Accelerate
Wednesday September 06, 2023
Welcome to this edition of Creator Ops Insider!
This is the newsletter for creators and online business owners who are ready to scale their business by streamlining their back end operations.
Each week you’ll get an inside look at what’s working for business owners as we speak.
Preview of this week:
- Practical lesson – SOPs Increase Efficiency
- Reader question – Imposter Syndrome & Proposal Format
- Recommended resource – Alan Thomas Training
No fluff. Just straight shooting. Simple lessons, practical strategies, and actionable insights that get results.
Get ready to take action.
Previously I shared about the The 5 benefits of Standard Operating Procedures. And today, we’ll continue with benefit number two.
- Consistency & Predictability << Click Here If You Missed Last Week
- Increased Efficiency
- Better Communication
- Reduced Stress
This week, let’s look at how using standard operating procedures leads to increased efficiency.
There’s no reason to do more work than is necessary.
Here are three ways that online businesses can save time and increase efficiency by using standard operating procedures.
#1 – Efficiency
SOPs can help small business owners streamline their work by providing a clear roadmap of what needs to be done, when it needs to be done, and how it needs to be done.
This efficiency reduces the time required to complete tasks and increases overall productivity.
Increasing efficiency also frees up time to the leadership to begin developing new products or services, expanding into new markets, or building relationships with customers and partners.
#2 – More Time for Strategic Activities
By automating routine tasks with SOPs, businesses can free up time for the leadership to focus more on strategic activities.
This includes planning, improving operations, customer research, etc.
Spending time working ON the business instead of IN the business, or in other words thinking strategically instead of tactically, is important because it allows businesses to focus on long-term goals and objectives.
While tactical thinking is focused on short-term solutions to day-to-day problems, strategic thinking considers the bigger picture and how various decisions and actions will impact the business in the long run.
It’s important to step back from time to time to make sure your business is still working for you and serving your customers the way you intended when you began.
By taking a strategic approach, small business owners can make more informed decisions that help them achieve their long-term goals and stay competitive in their industry.
#3 – Improved Collaboration
Creating and following standard operating procedures improves collaboration by providing a shared understanding of how tasks should be completed.
This reduces misunderstandings and miscommunications between team members and keeps everyone on the same page.
When a process is proven, team members can complete their work faster and with fewer errors helping the business save time and money.
Here’s one more example of how SOPs help small business owners become more efficient.
A freelance designer, for example, can create a standard process for creating an about page for new client websites.
This process can include everything from:
- gathering a client’s information,
- wire-framing the page,
- determining the images to use,
- building out the content,
- and getting the final client approval
By following a process consistently, the designer can complete the page more quickly and with fewer errors.
Ultimately this allows them to bring on more clients and increase their revenue while providing a higher quality product.
I’ve got 2 proposals due today and I’m getting all up in my own head with imposter syndrome. What’s the best way to send them my proposal?
They wouldn’t even be talking to you or asking for a proposal if they didn’t think you were qualified already.
Don’t be your own worst enemy.
Show them what you’re made of.
Formatting A Proposal
It doesn’t matter if you use Google Docs, Notion, Evernote, or Email…
Really what these potential clients are looking for is the results you can deliver on and the cost/investment required.
Some forms look better than others, but they really care about you delivering an honest quote with realistic timelines.
Communicate clearly and they’ll be happy.
Mindset is everything in business, and your weight could be subconsciously holding you back.
Tomorrow, July 26th, my friend Alan Thomas is sharing the simple five step strategy he used to lose 129 pounds and how he helps his clients reach their goals (even if they’ve struggled with weight their entire life).
I recently lost over 30 pounds and am in the best shape of my life, including my time in the Army, because I followed the lessons Alan teaches. Click below to watch the free, no pitch, training.
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