Let me start by asking you a question:
What is it you really want to spend your time doing?
Would you rather spend time doing things you really love like reading a book, gardening, restoring an old car, writing, painting, shopping, playing with your kids in the yard, cooking, golfing, fishing or boating or any one of those or other activities that really interests and excites you?
Now, in order to make that happen, in order to free up your time so you can spend it doing whatever it is you really like there's a concept I'm going to have to introduce you to.
It's called "auto-piloting".
Originally one of the premises of Milcers was to build income streams then put them on full or semi auto-pilot. But now what we realize is that didn't fully express the true meaning of putting something on auto-pilot.
To put something on auto-pilot you need to first develop a method that works, then create a system and finally, find someone to operate the systems for YOU.
The system operator can be a freelancer, someone from Elance, a staff member, family member, friend and so forth.
When you have someone running the systems for you (you can call them your "co-pilot") they are the ones that free up YOUR time to go on to other things in your business, to grow and expand.
So on the one hand wed o teach what we call "full or semi auto-piloting" where you have stuff running on auto-pilot.
But on the other hand, I think it's a misunderstanding to say that we think your business can be put on 100% auto-pilot while you go on a permanent vacation. I suppose you could do that if you put a CEO in charge who can competently run everything and you just check in one time a month to make sure everything's okay.
As a matter of fact, recent I paid $3000 to a buy a course from someone I met that did just that. Just to see how he did it.
I found out he'd come in once in awhile and check in with his "co-pilot", but even under those circumstances he's still going to have to continue to work on his business because the law is, grow or die. It's a misunderstanding that with no more thought or attention that you can "leave it and forget it".
So while we believe in auto-piloting processes or systems, you've got to have someone running them for you. And of course once the bugs and kinks are worked out of your systems things will run a lot smoother.
Now in Milcers, our new theme is really growth.
To build, to grow, to expand and to improve constantly. Within that concept we're still going to teach auto-piloting, taking a system, getting the bugs worked out and getting someone else to run them for you or to run them yourself with a minumum of time and effort.
If you don't know what "automating" or "putting something on auto-pilot" means, just think of an airplane. More specifically I want you to think about the PILOT of the airplane.
Did you know that for the majority of the trip and many landings, the pilots aren't even flying the plane? The pilot sets his instruments on "auto-pilot" and knows full well he can sit back, relax and RELY on the plane to fly itself.
Of course there are certain cases where you won't want to run on auto pilot. There are some things a pilot must do himself or herself, like navigate through bad weather, circle around until they have the "go ahead" to land or anything else where auto piloting won't cut it. And that rings true for most businesses.
It doesn't matter if you sell products online or offline, services online or offline or info products online, you can auto-pilot some things but not everything. But wouldn't you agree that even putting 1/4 or 1/2 of a business on auto-pilot means MORE there will be more time left for you to do the things you really love?
Let's say that at least 50% of the average flight is run on auto-pilot. Maybe more. Maybe 70% or 80%. I'm not a pilot so I'll estimate a lower 50% of the trip as run automatically.
Now let's take this from talking about an airplane to talking about your actual product, info product or service business.
Let's say you spend 40 hours a week on your business. If you automate 1/4 of the daily tasks which is 25%, that means you get away with working 30 hours instead of 40. Just imagine what having 10 extra hours of time would be like!
If you had an extra 10 hours a week to do whatever you wanted, what would you do?
Now let's take it a step further. If you automate 1/2 of your day to day tasks (50%) then that means you're only spending 20 hours a week at work and 20 hours doing what you love.
Just imagine what you'd do with 20 extra hours of time every week!
So what if I told you there was a way to "put your marketing on auto-pilot" and spend 10%, 20%, 25%, 30%, up to 50% or more of your day doing what you love instead of what you have to do.
If there were a set of "marketing instruments" you could get your hands on that not only told you how to auto-pilot certain aspects of your business, but actually "showed" you what to do and how to do it, through a series of "how to" videos would you grab hold of them?
What if there were a way to not only automate most of your marketing, but also automate promoting and creating products and services?
My Milcers system is based on "creating income streams that you can then put on full or semi auto-pilot" so right now these tools actually exist. But before I tell you about the tools, let's talk about some of the things that our Milcer members are learning to auto-pilot right now.
For example, they're automating their credit card processing, order fulfillment, customer followups, certain aspects of their customer service, product creation, tangible product production, and much more. Our Milcer members are automating all kinds of things!
Now here are some of the things you can do to put your business on auto-pilot:
#1: You can develop a system.
A system is a step by step procedure or process for getting something done. You take the activity and boil it down to an actual step by step system so that someone else can look at it and follow the steps. (More on this in #3 below.)
#2 You can develop standardized methods of doing things.
That way you can develop standardization and it's done the same way each time.
#3: You can document your systems and processes, and you should because you're gonna need them in writing or you're gonna need videos in the future.
The reason you want to document everything you can is because once you've automated as much of your business as possible, you'll want to grab yourself a "co-pilot", someone you can rely on while you're away or busy and put them in charge of what can't be automated.
Put them in charge while you sit back, relax and work on new promotions, create new products or whatever actions you want to take so you can bring more customers, make more sales and increase the results you get from your promotions.
If you've ever tried to automate your business then you know what a challenge it can be without a real solid "how to" guide.
If you've ever sat down and put something in a process, you can't do it without thinking through it. For example, how does someone use a software program? How do they create a survey? What's the process for finding a "co-pilot" you can trust and rely on by posting for freelance help on Elance or RentaCoder?
It takes time to do the videos. It takes time to create the step by step processed and you need to be able to think logically.
Wouldn't it be great if there was a place you could go where everything is already documented, processed and created for you?
That's how we're helping our Milcers put their business on full or semi auto pilot, by giving them the tools, resources, step by step "how to's", videos and lessons they need to get the results they want in order to start living their life doing what they want to do.
For more information on how to access the tools to put your business on auto-pilot just head over to http://www.milcers.com
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CEO - Higher Response Marketing, Inc.