Let's face it: automation is the future of work. With the rise of artificial intelligence and machine learning, organizations and businesses are finding new ways to automate tasks that were once time-consuming and tedious. Even if you are concerned about increasing automation, there are many simple daily tasks you may have not even thought of automating but will be happy to have them off your to-do list. Multitasking is one of the biggest time-wasters in any organization. By automating these tasks and reducing the need for multitasking, you can save time, reduce errors, and increase productivity. Here are five annoying tasks you can automate today.
1. Email list updates
Email marketing is a powerful tool for businesses to reach their customers. However, updating your email list manually can be a time-consuming task. By automating your email list updates, you can save time and ensure that your email list is always up-to-date. Instead of keeping spreadsheets or post-it notes to manually add to your email list every time you want to send an email blast, use a email blast platform with an automation feature that allows you to automatically add or remove subscribers from your email list based on certain criteria.
2. Renewal reminders and payments
If you run a membership-based organization, you know how important it is to keep track of renewals. However, sending renewal reminders and processing payments manually can be a hassle. By automating your renewal reminders and payments, you can save time and ensure that your members stay up-to-date. If your team is constantly chasing down payments and trying to keep track of who needs to be reminded when, your team is losing hours and hours of valuable time you can spend creating meaningful relationships with active and prospective members. Use a digital platform which will automatically track your memberships and payments for you so you so you can focus on your members.
3. Automate your onboarding with prospective members
Introducing prospective members to your organization can be a time-consuming task. Repeating your pitch on cold calls time after time, day after day can be tedious and waste of time. In fact, you need to be making over 60 cold calls per day to be truly effective, and that is hours and hours of time you could spend creating more meaningful relationships with your audience. By automating your onboarding process, you can save time and ensure that your prospective members learn everything they need exactly when they need it, so that they're fully warmed up by the time you first speak with them on the phone. A digital platform which helps you set up an automated onboarding drip campaign will let you achieve these results.
4. Event RSVP process
If you run events, you know how important it is to keep track of RSVPs. However, manually tracking RSVPs can be a hassle. By automating your event RSVP process, you can save time and ensure that your events run smoothly. Use a digital platform which allows you to access and edit your RSVP list from any device, anywhere, and allow guests to update their information directly on your website. Even if you're taking RSVP's right up to the time your event starts, you can spend time welcoming your guests instead of furiously tracking last minute RSVP's.
5. Automate your website updates
Keeping your website up-to-date is very important for bringing in traffic. Fresh content gives visitors a reason to return to your website, and it is also critical to improving your search engine optimization and search rankings. But constantly updating your website can be a time-consuming task. By automating your website updates, you can save time and ensure that your website is always up-to-date. For instance, adding one blog post can instantly update your homepage with the new content, generate a social media post, and add the new content to an email blast.
By automating these five annoying tasks, you can save time, reduce errors, and increase productivity. There are many tools available that allow you to automate these tasks, so why not take advantage of them? Start automating today and see the benefits for yourself.
NationBuilder is a platform that is specifically designed to help organization leaders build deep and meaningful relationships with active and prospective members through automation. It has robust automation tools for member management, engagement, event management, targeted communications and more. It also has dedicated support to help you every step of the way.
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