Why Time Management Is Important
One of the success enablers of a great Pinterest Manager is having a system in place so that you can free up your time to do; more of the things you love, have less stress, take on more clients. It’s just smart business to do so isn’t it? Successful Pinterest managers analyze their daily activities, set routines, and stick to them. Period.
When you’re first starting out as a Pinterest Manager your calendar won’t be full initially because you are setting up your business. So though, you will get busier and busier. What that means is you need to be organized. Being organized means creating; templates, checklists, and cheat sheets so it allows you to juggle more clients while making your work flow more efficient. When you do that your hourly rate goes up! Remember folks, work smart, not harder.
Time and calendar management can influence all aspects of your life which is why I wanted to cover this topic. Once you become an effective Pinterest manager you will begin you feel more; confident, professional, plus you’ll be happier working from home and more satisfied with your life.
Okay so let’s begin!
1. Office space
Find a space in your home where you can set-up your office. Avoid just taking your laptop and moving around the home because you feel like working there that day. Having a space where it’s all about work and “no play” is important for staying focus. Decorate your space to inspire your creativity.
Use the Gmail calendar, or a daytimer or whatever tool you prefer but you need a time management system. Set up your work schedule. Decide what days and times you want to work as a Pinterest manager. This also makes it easy for you to track how much you’re making. If you just work whenever you want to is that really being focused? Is that really a smart business practice? Successful people stick to a schedule because they know that time is money.
Schedule your time first and only then accept appropriate requests from others. I always spend one hour a day every Sunday planning my week. This way I never make the mistake of failing to block my calendar in advance. If you don’t do this you’ll end up prioritizing other people and not yourself. Certainly not a good idea if you want a thriving business.
3. Don’t make excuses
It’s a fact that even though it takes time to plan, you save more time by planning than when you don’t. Be honest with yourself, how often do you find yourself saying “I don’t have time”? Remember, each and every one of us has 24 hours in a day. So, “it’s not time that is lacking, it is your ability to manage it effectively. You can be great at managing Pinterest accounts for businesses but that is NOT the same thing as being a great business owner. That’s two different things. I can be a great tennis player and win lots of games but that doesn’t mean I know how to run a tennis equipment retail store.
Super successful individuals don’t entertain the excuse of “I don’t have time”, heck they find the time! If this is you, recognize there is nothing empowering about excuses.
So, what needs to change? What do you need to change about the way you are behaving and doing things to have more time? Start by identifying what robs you of your time and what you can do to eliminate them. Nothing holds us back in life more than the lies we tell ourselves — called excuses.
4. Stop pleasing everybody
Yes, it’s great to help others. After all, we’re in the business of helping people. But if you’re always helping others, then you’re not left with much time for yourself. Constantly saying “yes” only leaves you with an excessive workload for others. As such, you don’t have the time to get your other things done. One of the most effective ways to improve your time management is to be assertive and learn to say “no.” It’s how we say it and not so much what we say. You may find it tough at first, but it’s better than letting others down in the long-run or burning yourself out.
5. Create templates
People love; templates, checklists, and cheat sheets because they are condensed in such a way that it makes it fast and easy for us to know what to do and when to do it.
You will need to create templates, to do lists, and checklists for the following:
- Prospect Phone Call Interview Questions
- Pinterest Monthly Account Management Proposal
- Pinterest Account Set-Up Proposal
- Pinterest Business Planning Worksheet for Designing Your Client’s Pinterest Marketing Strategy
- Invoice for Collecting Payments
- Non-Disclosure Agreement
- After The Prospect Accepts Your Proposal Checklist
- How to Manage A New Pinterest Account in The Right Order
- Different Types of Monthly Pinterest Management Plans
- How to Make Your Blog & Website Pinterest Friendly Checklist
- Pinterest Account Set-up Checklist
- Boards to Create for All Types of Businesses
- Board Management
- Daily Pinning Schedule: Number of Pins for Each Type of Monthly Management
- Weekly and Monthly to Do List for Different Types of Monthly Pinterest Management Plan
- Daily and Weekly Activities Checklist
- Google Analytics Monthly Report
- Pinterest Metrics Monthly Report
- Month End Activities Checklist
- Promoted Pins Checklist
- Pinterest Audit and Strategy Guide Checklist
- Referral Fee Agreement
That’s quite a list isn’t it? I actually include all these checklists, templates, and to do lists for all my students in my course How to Become a Successful Pinterest Manager. This comes with lifetime access. Just having these tools alone is worth the cost of the course!
These to-do-lists and checklists can be a great way to help you remember tasks and stay organized so that you can get the most out of your day. The only downside with to-do-lists is that they can easily get loaded with multiple tasks that you probably won’t get to in just a single day. Every morning you should look over your to-do-list and identify the two or three most important tasks for the day. These are the most essential tasks that have to be completed before the end of the day.
These may include tasks like; completing a blog post or having a phone conference with a potential client. Once these tasks are accomplished, you can start working on the other items — even if they are not due until tomorrow. As long as you have “crossed off your most vital tasks, you’ve already had a fruitful day.
If you love being a Pinterest Manager but you’re tired of running your business then you’ll love the Pinterest Managers Business Building Club for Beginners or Pinterest Managers Business Building Club Advanced.