12 Days to Get Your Online Biz Booming: Day 7

12 Days to Get Your Online Biz Booming: Day 7

systems-and-organizationA booming online business has systems for everything–how you deliver your products and services, payment collection, customer servce, etc.  Creating your business procedures takes time and is an ongoing process.  Create steps for the daily things you do in your business and store those steps/systems into folders. When you use a specific script for someone who inquires about your business opportunity and it works, file the script way in a folder and label it “Business Opportunity Requests.”

The best way to start creating these systems is by noticing what you do. For example, what is your follow-up procedure after an inquiry has been made? Write the steps down so that you can repeat what works.

Having a systematized business keeps your brand consistent–your clients can rely upon you and become familiar with your personal style. Know how to handle all the aspects of your business in a systematized way–how you handle payments, what you do when someone says YES to your business opportunity or service, etc. Eventually your entire business will be one big system!

An example of consistent systems in place that support your finances:

  1. A system of the Agreement: What you and your client can expect while working together.
  2. A system of timely billing: Billing should be done on a monthly cycle.
  3. A system of collecting money: Shopping cart, credit card processing system, PayPal, etc.
  4. A system of how you keep track of your money (bookkeeping). Having a system to handle the money is how you move from hobbiest to a professional business owner.

A systematized business built upon repeatable practices and procedures = a dependable, measurable business that you can grow exponentially.  

 

In the series, 12 Days of Christmas + 12 Days of Business Tips

 

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About Online Biz Boomer Babe

Rachel Lavern is a Certified Business Coach and founder of My Booming Online Business--a blog for middle-age, global, uptown women. She is on a mission to transform entrepreneurs' finances by teaching the action set, mindset and skill set needed to get launched + make money.

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  1. Totally agree with this. It’s definitely something to aim for.

  2. That is actually one of my new years resolutions this upcoming year, to get more organized with my work and home. I know it can really make a difference.
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  3. Nicely developed blog….I enjoyed this article…though I must backtrack to day 1 to catch up with the series! Thanks for great value…found you on the womens lounge 🙂

  4. Lisa Barton :

    Order and routine are key to my work along with constant evaluation and improvement
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    Brilliant! I need to do some of these – saves so much time – thank you! ~Renee
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  6. Great series Rachel! I am so clear that I am currently operating a hobby and NOT a business. Thanks for all the great advice to help move me to the Biz side of things!

    Kathy

  7. Tina Jonasen
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    GREAT series of posts – really enjoyed the read (and saved some for later) thanks !!!

  8. There is no question this what separates the pros from the Joes Rachel!

    And it’s so easy to remain unorganized! you have laid out a solid blueprint of activity.

    And no business is going to move forward until they properly address this issue! Thanks! and
    this is a fabulous series BTW!
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  1. BizSugar.com says:

    Create Systems for a Profitable Business

    Create systems that automate as much as possible in your online business. Systems are necessary for business success. Focus and systematize how you get done in your business.