Remember the last time you were frustrated to do something repetitive at work? I do. Nothing drains energy like a boring, repetitive task.
Too much productive time is lost in doing things that can either be delegated, automated or deleted.
I am a big proponent of automation.
What is automation?
Automation is the process of letting a system do a task or set of recurring tasks with little to no involvement. Usually, you define and set up automation one time and it runs at pre-defined times.
How does it help?
Once you set up a process to run on automation, the tasks happen on their own. This frees up time for you to focus on activities that produce maximum impact for your business.
One should spend more time doing things that produce more income, instead of being busy with tasks that could have been given to a robot.
You cannot expect to compete with the same old methods.
How do I get started?
You do not need to be a technical person to get started. There are many tools available in the market that can provide you ready-made automations. The market leader is Zapier, of course. It is one of the oldest and has built integrations with thousands of software available in the market.
There are some new entrants such as Pabbly Connect that are more pocket friendly.
But not everything can be found in these ready-made tools. Sometimes, you need to get custom tools built to automate your business.