According to the Huffington Post, U.S. workers spend an average of 6.3 hours a day on e-mail.
What a waste! Imagine what else you could accomplish during those 6+ hours!!!
So much for electronic communications making our lives more efficient…
Good news: you don’t have to fall prey to the big black hole we call the inbox. By setting up a few working rules for your workday, you can turn e-mail into something that builds your business vs. something that takes away from it.
Here are a few e-mail management tips:
Entrepreneurs wear many hats, and “receptionist” doesn’t have to be one of them. Instead of spending your valuable working hours glued to your business phone, consider contracting a professional answering service to filter all your business-related calls.
Here’s a few recommended call services (with budgets as friendly as their receptionists):
Don’t think you can afford a professional answering service? Think again.
How does $39-$99/month sound? Quite affordable for a professional receptionist representing your brand!
Managing must-have marketing content for your brand – from blog posts to eblasts to social media – can be a full-time job in and of itself. If you’re feeling a little underwater on the digital strategy front, or embarrassed at your business’ lack thereof, have no fear – automation help in here!
By creating content ahead of time, and utilizing apps to schedule publishing for optimal times, you can almost let your online presence run itself (*almost).
Here’s a few of the content automation programs I’m a fan of:
While I haven’t used it myself, Edgar is a hands-off option for social media management that I’ve heard good things about.
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