I hear it all the time “I could never do everything you do… I don’t know how you do it all.” Well… I’m letting you in on how it’s all possible with an automated business.
Rewind to January… Where my word for the year was FOCUS… and here’s how it’s all played out nine months later.
When it was chosen I was a point in my life that I was tired of wasting my time, talent and emotional energy on things that were beyond my control or that brought me down.
I knew they had been a recipe for frustration, misery and stagnation and I was done.
I chose the word FOCUS as my word of the year so I would continue to invest my energy and FOCUS on the things, relationships and projects that I can control and which bring me joy and happiness.
At the beginning of the year I was managing several businesses separate from one another. Here’s what was on my plate at the time to give you an idea where my NEED for this word developed ….
My long days were spent creating images/content/scheduling for my 10+ social media accounts, talking with team members and clients, educating other entrepreneurs on brand marketing and leadership skills with weekly emails and extra bonus tips, putting in a solid 2+ hours a day personalizing those Etsy orders…. and any spare time I was re-branding myself, creating new websites, etc ….
Ok, just typing that all out makes me STRESSED… so you can now see why I needed to FOCUS and dive into automation. I had great things going but needed a strategy-meeting with myself.
I knew there had to be a way to DO IT ALL without hiring a team… but was struggling to find a perfect automated system or platform that would alleviate my stress and give me more OPEN HOURS to do as I please! The freedom I wanted. I also wanted my businesses to “run themselves”… so if I’d disappear for a month… not a thing was lost!
I had been playing around with a few rigged options with automated emails and membership apps to fix my branding community needs and they just weren’t doing everything I needed them to.
That’s when I came across an ad for a Pinterest Training Class… I knew I needed to be better on that platform, so bought the online course… and guess what?? I immediately noticed that this course was on was a platform I had never heard of before …. and I was almost crying I was so happy to find it!!!
Yes, the course was good… LOL but finding this platform was even better! It’s Kajabi. Kajabi is an all in one platform that houses my email lists, communication automations, my main website, online courses and memberships for not just my Kristin Korn brand, but my package comes with three separate accounts!! EXACTLY what I was needing to organize and automate my community of brand marketing members, my new online courses, to start my blog, to refresh my personal brand and re-ignite our HustlinCEO brand!
If this sounds like something you need in your life, they’ve given me a 15% discount to pass along to use for your own plan. You’re welcome!
Ok, so as you can imagine, finding this platform was EXACTLY what I needed to FOCUS. After getting familiar with the platform, I was sailing thru setting up online courses and managing contacts and automated emails.
So Kajabi fixed three of my MAJOR business problems… but what about social media planning, creation and scheduling for my brands and all these social sites? I had everything looking nice, but now I needed to promote and share it with the world without me spending hours a day manually pushing content.
Then another OMG moment happened when I got word from another entrepreneur about Edgar… oh yes, Meet Edgar my friends. I love him… lol seriously this platform is the bomb diggity for ME and MY NEEDS and I bet possibly for you as well… I was talking about Edgar so much in the first couple weeks my husband asked finally… “Who the heck is Edgar?” LOL
Here’s what Meet Edgar does….. “Your best social posts scheduled in a loop. Drive more traffic, take more naps. Automated post repeating. Schedule Your Content. Double Your Traffic. Unlimited update library.”
If you want to Meet Edgar use this LINK for $10 off your first invoice! You may just jump thru the screen and hug me when you finally meet him.
My subscription holds 20 social media accounts so you can see why I easily save over 10 hours a week using this system to host all my content and it does the scheduling all for me!! HALLELUJAH!!
So now I have time to… oh, ya know! BLOG! … and CREATE! … and EDUCATE!!! My daily task is to create content and my automated system does the rest!
What I love most about my multi-faceted business is that 99% is automated and runs itself…. and everything runs itself.
So there you go folks, I prayed a ton about finding the right automated systems and platforms for me to keep growing my brands and I found them… I also closed my Etsy Shop this summer (read this blog post to learn more about that decision HERE!) in order to strengthen my Life with Purpose Shop and keep PURPOSE for why I’m doing what I’m doing!
So 9 months into the year, YES! I feel like this whole FOCUS approach is going REAL WELL! What other automated systems do you love ?
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