‘Be your own boss’ they said, ‘it’ll be fun’ they said! And most of the time it absolutely is, but it takes a lot of hard work and organisation to start and continue to run your business efficiently and professionally. As one of the top UK franchises, we take a look at how important organisational skills are to the success of digital marketing franchises.
Being ‘organised’ is more than just planning, it allows you to meet deadlines, minimise stress and ensure your work is completed efficiently which is of upmost importance to your clients. In a nutshell, organisational skills improve the results you’ll see for both you and your clients.
Here are our top 5 essentials
- Time management
When you have a high volume of tasks to complete, time management becomes about managing your day-to-day workload, allowing you to deliver on plans and on the projects that deliver the most impact. There are many apps available to help you manage the time you spend on tasks, here at head office, we use ClickUp which is an excellent project management tool.
To be a successful online marketing franchise, communication is absolutely key. Many problems can arise from miscommunication either with team members or with the client directly, so it’s important to ask all the questions you need and ensure you have all of the answers and information in order to complete projects professionally. Communication is also much more than just about talking, it can include things like eye contact, body language and your ability to listen.
- Decision making
You’re at the helm! Staying organised and on top of your schedule includes being able to make good decisions in a timely manner. Being confident in your decision making abilities can help to put your clients at ease and shows off your ability.
Planning is always fairly obvious when it comes to organisational skills, but a lot of work goes into the perfect strategic plan. Predicting possible outcomes, allowing contingency time and planning your time and available resources can help you to stay on top of and deliver projects. Sharing this plan with your clients can show you have considered every eventuality and sets goals for both parties – improving those communication skills.
Sometimes, this can be as simple as assessing which piece of work is due first, but it’s also important to consider which projects may require more of your attention than others. Meeting your most important deadlines will always matter above some of the smaller, everyday tasks.
How activ can support you
The benefit of working with a top digital marketing franchise is that you have an entire team of experts supporting you every step of the way. So besides providing you with tips and advice on how to work more efficiently or ongoing training and support, you can also outsource your projects to us. For now, on your quest to becoming more organised:
- Make lists and start ticking things off
- Set realistic deadlines for your clients that you know you can keep
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help
- Stay in touch with your clients if you fall behind – keep communication open
To find out how we can support you with self-employed opportunities, find out if it’s right for you.