Welcome to So, Here’s the Thing! In this episode, Julie Painter joins us to discuss why systems are important in your business, along with the tools you should be using to create them. Listen in as she shares how her role as a VA can help you manage and further automate those systems.
Dallas Girl Friday (and the Girl Friday behind it, Julie) is a wedding systems obsessed service providing system setups, audits, and virtual assistant services to wedding pros. Julie loves to make people laugh, is passionate about the enneagram, and is a bibliophile.
Get to Know Julie (1:00)
Systems in Creative Businesses (3:17)
Asking for Testimonials (5:15)
Avoid Waiting Until You’re Overwhelmed (7:17)
Systems You Need (8:19) 1. Use a CRM 2. Blogging and Social Media 3. Finances 4. Legal (Contracts/Invoices)
Simple Systems to Automate (10:57) 1. Scheduler 2. Questionnaire
Working with a VA (13:43)
What a VA Can Do For You (16:22) 1. Inbox Management 2. Calendar Management 3. Editorial Calendar Creation and Management 4. Blogging 5. Publication Submission 6. Vendor Communication 7. Client Communication 8. Automation Approvals