Wearing Many Hats
As a small business owner, I can’t help but have to wear many hats at work. I am in charged of business development, marketing, social media, content creation, servicing the clients, and the list goes on.
Sometimes, when work gets busy I do feel a little overwhelmed. Frankly, I’d drop some balls and sometimes I don’t even have time to get back on track. Which sucked.
Let me show you how I get down to work.
Mapping The Processes
The first step I take is to map out the processes that helped me get things done at work. For instance, here’s the steps I take to put up a post like this one:
- Think about the theme for the week
- Open up my Editorial Calendar in Google Sheets and write down the Day, Date, Topic/Title, Content Details, Keywords, Call to Action for that week
- Open up WordPress admin and click on “Add New” post
- Copy Content Details from Editorial Calendar into the content space
- Copy Topic/Title from Editorial Calendar into title
- Go to Bossfight.co to select and download an appropriate/relevant image for the graphic
- Go to Canva.com and click on “Melvyn.Me graphics”, upload the image from Bossfight.co to Canva.com
- Create text for graphic on Canva.com
- Download graphic from Canva.com
- Click “Add Media” in WordPress Admin
- Add downloaded graphic to post
- Schedule post to be published at 3pm (GMT+8) on the scheduled day
After I’ve mapped out the processes (I’m still in the process of mapping out the processes), these will then be filed as tasks under the various projects.
I currently run three businesses. Each business is a project and within each business, there will be numerous projects. For instance, my consulting practice is a project in itself. Under this project, every client is a projected nested within.
I’ve found this to be the most effective way of organizing my professional life.