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Which is better? Mailchimp or Aweber. It’s a question I’m often asked.
They are both newsletter tools that have sign up box creation tools and autoresponder facilities which are perfect for when you want to have a sign up for a freebie on your website.
But what are the other differences?
CRM is the acronym for Contact Relationship Management. It is a database system you use to record and manage your contacts information and your interactions with them. LessAnnoyingCRM is an online system that does just that. When you’re small or just starting out, you might just manage with a box of business cards, or a good old fashioned Rolodex plus your contacts address book in Outlook or similar mail programme.
I wasn’t, but I am now sitting comfortably. Well I was, but let me explain.
As you can imagine, I spend long hours a day sat in front of my computer, engrossed in the interesting things I’m doing for my clients, so sitting comfortably is imperative. However, by the end of the day, I have noticed that I was uncomfortable and my back was somewhat sore and stiff.
I love looking for ways to be efficient with time and getting more done. I was doing a bit of research which included posting on my social media channels asking people what were their biggest time sucks. The most popular answers seemed to be spending too much time in forums and social media (ironically), to procrastinating and interruptions.
In his book, The 4 Hour Work Week, Tim Ferriss advocates setting up a product that sells online, generating profit for minimal effort. Before spending a lot of money and time on setting it up
Tim Ferriss in his book the 4 Hour Work Week talks about streamlining your work from managing interruptions, organising how you deal with email and how people contact you, setting their expectations with autoresponders so that you can use your work time productively. Having ‘trained’ everyone to be succinct and to the point when communicating with you, you free up time to create the vehicle that’s going to fund your mini-retirement. So what’s the vehicle going to be?
Tim Ferriss advocates delegating personal stuff to an outsourcer or Virtual Assistant, in pursuit of creating more time to work more efficiently remotely so that you can take a mini-retirement to pursue a dream.
In my previous blog post, I explored some issues of using overseas virtual assistants and why it’s a false economy to engage cheap overseas VA’s.
When you delegate it’s also important to first filter the tasks you are delegating so you are paying to get done what you need to get done and not waste resources because of laziness on your part.
Many people dream of taking extended holidays, changing careers or pursuing their dream hobbies and Tim Ferriss’ book, The 4-hour Work Week sets out a plan exactly how you can achieve this through a series of mini-retirements and here’s my take on what he suggests.
Tim Ferriss’ introduces the concept of the 4 Hour Work Week to achieve a series of mini-retirements. It turns on its head the norm of working 30-40 years only to find at retirement, you’ve either not got enough money to live out your ‘retirement’ or you’re not in good health anymore, having slogged your guts out or worst still both!
My holiday reading this summer included Tim Ferriss’ The Four Hour Work Week, Escape the 9-5 and live anywhere and join the New Rich. The reason this book interests me so much is that Tim advocates outsourcing.