Get Yourself ORGANIZED in 2018!

organization, business, online business manager, business owner, virtual assistant, work from home 

One of the things that has really helped our business run well and helped us be successful working with multiple clients is having a system of organization in place.  This will vary for everyone, so I don’t want to give you one set thing you should do to organize your stuff.  What works for me might not work for you, and vice versa.

However, I am a big believer that when you have a system in place, you are able to be more productive and have more SUCCESS in your business.  You take the guesswork out of what you need to do each and every day, and it is a lot easier to hand over various tasks to an assistant or team member.  (And VAs, it will keep you SO much happier if you have your OWN system in place for keeping track of clients.)

Here are our tips for keeping yourself organized and productive to make your business run smoothly + successfully:

Divide things into categories.  To start, I would make a list of EVERYTHING you do in your business.  Then, put those into different categories.  Some examples of categories might include clients, administrative tasks, content, live video topics, your launch process, reminders, to-dos, etc.  The list is endless, so it helps to start with the things you DO do for your business and then go from there.

Be flexible.  Like I said, what works for me might not work for you.  And how you originally divide things up and task things out might not work a week, a month, a year from now.  Stay flexible and be willing to change, take away, and add things as you go.  I’ve changed up my system multiple times to make it work for me, because if it’s not working FOR me, it’s working AGAINST me, and if it’s not working then I’m not making progress and moving my business forward.

Outsource.  OK, so maybe this doesn’t really have to do with getting yourself organized, BUT once you have your system in place, it’s going to be SO much easier to just hand things over to an assistant or someone else to do that task.  It has been such a seamless process for us having our systems in place so that we can just simply hand over various tasks and have our VA do the work for us.  Less questions and less training for us to do (plus, it helps that we already trained her through our Virtual Assistant Training Program).

Want to see our system in place?  Check out the live video I did on how we use Trello to keep our business organized and moving forward!

Ready to get started with a task manager?  Here are some that we recommend:

Trello

Asana

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Kristen Van Horn