No matter how successful your business or how dedicated you are, there will be times when you want to keep things ticking over in your business, with minimal effort on your part. It enables you to take a well-deserved break or gain the freedom to work on other things. Sometimes you may even want to withdraw for a while, to decide if it’s even the right career path for you.

So whether you’re looking for ways to fit 30 hours of work into a 5-hour slot, want to take a step back for a while, or are looking to carve out some time to work on a specific project, here’s how you can keep things ticking over in your business.

#1: If you want to keep things ticking over in your business, email your list

Email marketing may be seen as old-school, but it’s still incredibly effective. It allows you to build on your own land, rather than rely on social media. Check out Email marketing versus social media, to clarify why that is such an essential thing for you to do. If you’re looking for inspiration on what to email about, you’ll get some ideas in our recent blog: How to engage new subscribers

#2: Be visible on one social media platform

If you’re looking to minimise your workload, cut down on the different social media platforms you are on. Be visible on just one, and do what you need to do, to stay visible on there. In its simplest form that could be posting 3-5 times a week. You could also batch create and schedule in advance too, which will help minimise the time you spend on social media.

#3: Help keep things ticking over in your business, by promoting one specific service

Decide what your one thing is going to be and stick with it. If you have a great sales funnel in place, that could be promoting your lead magnet. Alternatively, you could choose to promote the service that gets you the highest revenue, or the one that’s easiest for you to deliver. 

#4: Respond to your emails

No matter how little time you have, you need to respond to emails. To help ease the pressure, set up an automated email to confirm that you’re only checking emails once or twice a day, and your expected response time. You can then prioritise responding to those genuinely urgent emails, rather than in the order you received them.

#5: Swap out big launches for something more manageable 

If you want to keep things ticking over in your business, use systems that work for you. A launch can dictate a significant commitment of time, so if you’re short on time, swap it for something more manageable. That could include an evergreen webinar sales funnel, having an open cart, or even creating a self-study option of your current one-to-one offering.

And that leads on nicely to the bonus tip – look to Use automation in your business more. It will help free up your time and helps keep things ticking over in your business, without you having to be present.

There can be many reasons why you may want to keep things ticking over in your business. It doesn’t matter what the reason is; it’s more important to know that you can. And when you implement the 5 things listed above, you’ll see that it is easily achievable for you.


Want to automate more in your business or need a little help getting clear and started on your funnels? Why not book in a Day of Voxer with me! Walk away with a clear understanding of your next steps, as well as a project plan of how to get there – you’ll find all the details here.

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