5 Automation Tools For Solopreneurs
Being a solopreneur can be overwhelming. There is so much work to be done and it never stops! But there is help at hand… I am sharing my top 5 tools and resources that have helped me grow and automate my online coaching business. They will help you work smarter, faster and save your precious time!
LeadPages – Create personalized landing pages to capture and build your mail list – no website needed
LeadPages is a great, simple online tool that helps you create customized landing pages and opt-in forms to collect emails. You don’t need to have your own website if you are just starting out, but you will need an email service provider. LeadPages offers many high-converting landing page templates to help you grow your email list.
You can also custom design your opt-in form which you can then add to your blog post or your website sidebar. Adding a customized opt-in form on my website has helped me grow my mail list tremendously.
I also used it to create my Thank You page, sales page for my services & products and for hosting a free email course (you can upload videos on LeadPages templates too!). It also offers an animated countdown timer you can add on your landing or sales page which is amazing if you are planning a big (or small) launch!
All in all, I highly recommend LeadPages and you can get started from $37/month. I know I know… it’s an investment but it’s totally worth it!
Active Campaign – Build your mail list and turn your subscribers into loyal clients on autopilot
Active Campaign is my current email service provider and I highly recommend it. Active Campaign has great automation features (where you can automate your marketing & sales email sequence) and you can easily segment your contacts based on their actions or behavior.
For example, if a contact opened a particular email and clicked the link to your sales page, you can set up a ‘tag’ to be added to these contacts. You can then automate an email reminder to be sent out to that particular contact about the service/product you are selling. With its advanced automation and tagging feature, I am able to target my email campaigns to a specific audience.
Active Campaign integrates well with other online software such as payment systems and LeadPages (see above). You can get started with Active Campaign from $9/month (if you have less than 500 contacts) or $17/month (500+ contacts). They also offer a 14 day free trial.
Satori – Automate your bookings and watch your diary fill
This is the best scheduling software I know and it’s especially set up for coaches. You can create multiple offers and send a specific link to your clients to schedule an appointment.
You can also create an agreement (contract) and invoice each client. Satori integrates well with Google and Outlook calendars to ensure your availability is up to date and avoids any double booking.
You can get started with $29/months for up to 20 active agreements. It also offers a 30 day free trial!
The Work Happy Coaching Podcast – A podcast especially for coaches
Jo Casey hosts an informative podcast especially for coaches, with topics around coaching, marketing, mindset and coaching culture (be warned: some series are thought-provoking and controversial!).
#LetsBlogforBusiness Series – Want more clients? Start blogging!
Blogging for your business can be one of the most cost effective marketing methods to widen your audience and ultimately secure more clients. This is my free 3-part blog series where I share my step by step process of how you can start writing a successful blog for your business from scratch. There are also free workbooks you can download in each blog post to help you go through each step in this #LetsBlogforBusiness series.
If you are a new coach or solopreneur I really would check these out. They are a combination of some great time savers and helpful resources – ideal for those who are just starting out their entrepreneurial journey, without the need for massive investment.
If you’re looking for more tips & advice on growing your own unique business, I’d love to invite you to join my Facebook community: Passionate Female Entrepreneurs.
Risa Kawamoto is a Holistic Business Coach for aspiring online entrepreneurs seeking to break free from convention. She helps people identify their passion and then works with them to grow their own unique business. Read her interview on LadyBossBlogger to learn more about her.
*Disclosure: There are some affiliate links in the post but these are all products I highly recommend. I won’t list anything on this page that I haven’t personally used.