4 Reasons You Need Workflows in Your Business
If you’ve spent any time in the online business space, you’ve probably heard of workflows.
Workflows are a list of steps that you perform on a regular basis to complete recurring tasks.
I’m a HUGE fan of workflows and, in fact, workflows are a key component of my coaching services, because I believe them to be a crucial component of making your business more efficient, scalable, and profitable.
You need workflows in your business, plain and simple. And today I’m showing you 4 reasons you need to be using them in your business, like, yesterday.
To Avoid Stress
Did you know studies have shown that the more decisions you make in a day, the more stressed you’ll be?
If you don’t believe it, think back to instances where you were getting ready to go on a trip. Did you feel stressed out? How many decisions did you have to make that day? Did you think things like, “Do I need to bring a heavier coat? Should I pack that extra pair of shoes? Did I remember to pack my toothpaste after I brushed my teeth?”
You get the idea.
Regardless of whether or not you’re going on vacation, you still have to make decisions on a regular basis. That’s never going to change.
But downsizing the number of choices you have to make in a day can help eliminate some of the unnecessary stress that comes with making those choices, and that’s where workflows come in.
Having workflows in your business is a great way to avoid making unnecessary decisions! Having a list of all the steps to completing repeatable tasks is such a simple way to make your life less stressful.
To Streamline Your Business & Create Consistency
Consistency is key in your business.
Whether you’re being consistently visible for your audience or just writing and scheduling out a blog post every week, showing up consistently in your business builds know, like, and trust with your audience.
Consistency is also a crucial part of your client process!
While we never want to have clients who don’t see the benefits of what we have to offer, inevitably it happens to everyone.
But if you’ve streamlined your client process by implementing workflows, you will know that your method is tried and tested by previous clients who were over the moon about how your service worked for them.
It can be easier to pinpoint the reason for a client’s dissatisfaction with your work if you have a consistent client experience.
To Save Time
Have you ever scheduled out a blog post and then a week later remembered you never pushed it to Pinterest? Or a month later remembered you never checked the week-after stats for engagement?
By creating workflows for yourself, you’ll never forget a step again, because you’ll never have to remember the steps in the first place!
You can also stop spending time worrying about if you finished all the steps, because you’ll have them all in one place.
Your Future Team Will Thank You
If you’re running a business, you probably dream of the day when you’ll have a team to do a lot of the day-to-day work while you focus on the big picture stuff.
But when you’re ready to start bringing on a team of people, you need to be able to tell them exactly how you like things to be done in your business, and you won’t be able to do that effectively if you haven’t laid out the blueprints that tell you and others how your business runs.
Truly, save yourself the hassle and start writing out these workflows now, even if it’s just on a piece of paper you keep on your desk. It’s such an easy thing that will save you so much time and energy in the long run.