Smart Strategies to Get More Done
Want to work smarter, not harder? Samantha Milner shares which smart strategies have helped her increase productivity for her business and how it can help you too.
If you have been looking to maximize your efforts and manage your time better, then Samantha Milner’s strategies can help. Samantha shares what strategies have saved her time and effort by working smarter. Through SmarterQueue, batch working and outsourcing, she has increased her productivity for her business.
Episode 071: Smart Strategies to Get More Done
About Samantha Milner
Samantha Milner is the co-creator of the incredibly popular kitchen gadgets food blog Recipe This, which she runs with her chef husband Dominic. They have established themselves as the best resource for kitchen gadget recipes and advice with over 1200 recipes for the air fryer, instant pot, slow cooker, soup maker, bread machine and many others. They are also parents to Kyle, Sofia and Jorge who are their chief taste testers.
How SmarterQueue Can Help
SmarterQueue is a social media management tool that helps manage and schedule posts for your blog ahead of time. You can do content creation ahead of time and have it scheduled for up to months ahead. By doing this, you do not have to constantly worry about creating new posts when you might be on a time crunch. You can also use this tool to recycle content based on seasonal and holiday posts so they can be scheduled at the same time every year. If you have different versions of images, you can use SmarterQueue to rotate them and see which ranks better.
Batch Working Content
Batch working can save you time when you are creating content. If you are a food blogger, you can batch recipes and repurpose your ingredients. For instance, you can do a series of similar content, such as lemon recipes for one week. If you do a series, you can benefit from SEO and rank better in search results. When you do not think you have the adequate location, you can rent a locale to batch work video and photo content. Take one day to record and create content in advance whether it is for a blog or a podcast.
What to Outsource and What Not to
Outsourcing virtual assistants can be very helpful in alleviating smaller tasks while you focus on content creation. If you need help with emails, keyword research or graphic design, outsourcing virtual assistants can be practical. However, do not outsource for roundup requests and writing.
Everyone should set aside Mondays to get administration tasks done before you start your week. You can use this day to chat with your virtual assistants to let them know of their tasks and to solve any issues. You can also start your promotions, write your weekly newsletters and check on your socials to see how your posts from the weekend fared.
You can connect with Samantha Milner on her blog Recipe This and her Facebook page.
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