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Auntee Says

By Auntee Rik
Musings, tips and advice for the service based business owner, and their customers/clients... with your host, Auntee Rik.
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Your Milkshake Brings All the Clients to the Yard...

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What You Want is on the Other Side of What You're Avoiding
Call it a drag. Call it motivation. Whatever you call it, though, it's some cold, hard truth. This #rikkiquickie is as much for me as it is for you. It's also how this series got started.
September 11, 2019
Your Target Audience Can't Afford You
If you're serious about business, you need to be serious and honest about if your target audience can actually afford you. This #rikkiquickie covers a way to make sure you make revenue AND help those who need you but can't necessarily afford you... and the one rule you need to follow.
September 8, 2019
Protect Your [Email] Neck
Don't tie your digital life together with just one or two email addresses, because if something goes awry, your digital life is in danger.
September 4, 2019
What's that budget like?
Are you aware of how much it costs you to run your business? Another #rikkiquickie
September 1, 2019
Don't Take it Personal
The money, that is... especially when conducting business.
August 28, 2019
Managing Expectations with Turnaround Times
Let's talk managing expectations with your turnaround times. You need to know how long it takes from order placement to delivery, and you need to communicate that to your customers/clients. New designer? There's something in here for you, too.
August 25, 2019
Just Because they Call...
Could you be bypassing your blessing with your current boundaries? In this #rikkiquickie let's discuss how and when it should go down in the DMs... or your inbox... or your text messages.
August 21, 2019
Auto-responders, my productivity BFF
My productivity BFF is my auto-responder. You can use them to relay messages, direct leads, answer questions. Do you use them? Do you use them effectively? issa #rikkiquickie
August 18, 2019
Where Does That Link Go?
Lost traffic is really hard to measure, and recapture. Make sure your linkinbio actually goes somewhere other than a parked or redirect page. 
August 14, 2019
Make Notes, Set Reminders
Most of my web business over the last 18 months (like 90%) involved recovery and restoration of sites where the hosting and domain were not renewed on time, or because site owners refused to keep their WordPress site up to date. Today I urge you to put renewal dates in your phones, calendars, wherever AND set notifications for them... and then make sure that you actually renew on time.
August 11, 2019
Just Get Started!
Your ideas don't get greater sitting in your head. People are going to judge you even if you spend $100K on production, sooooooooooo #minuswell get it poppin.
August 8, 2019
Avoid getting scammed using workflows? Maybe...
Sometimes getting your processes and workflows together has an added, unexpected benefit. This #rikkiquickie epi addresses reducing the chance of getting scammed using workflows... specifically in relation to potential website design client scamming. In one particular case, using Dubsado, may have saved me a lot of fraud-laced frustration.
August 4, 2019
Choosing Platforms for Workflow and Automation
Hey now! This episode of #RikkiQuickie is a little food for thought before you choose the platform(s) to help you clone yourself. Sometimes what everyone else says they are using isn't the right tool for you; so it helps to know what you need before you go signing up all over the place. How many tools/platforms are you using to manage your business right now? I currently use one tool to perform 7 functions... you can read about it, and snag my code for 20% off your first month or year here
August 1, 2019
Before You Workflow - The Toolbox
Once you've outlined your Customer Journey, you can move into creating workflows.  What are the steps they take in each stage?  What do you need to make the steps happen?  Is there anything that you can put some automation on to free up your time? Well, that starts with getting it out of your head and onto paper. And then making sure that you have all the pieces needed in one place. Let's build your workflow toolbox. Get the #beforeyouworkflow Starter Guide
July 28, 2019
Your Milkshake Brings All the Clients to the Yard...
but what happens to them once they get there? Crafting Your Customer Journey: Before You Workflow, you should know how you'd like your Client Journey to go. This #rikkiquickie covers the basic steps of your customer's journey to help you break down the steps and make workflow-ing a tad easier. If you'd like to go a step further, grab the #beforeyouworkflow Starter Guide here:
July 25, 2019
Stop Spammin Us, Bruh
Apparently this can't be said enough: Please don't add people to your mailing list without their permission.
July 5, 2019
Secure the name while securing the bag
Are you about to file a new business registration, copyright, or trademark? Secure the domain name before you hit "submit". Why? Domain vultures... Secure your name here
July 5, 2019
Rikki Quickie - Intro
Welcome to the #rikkiquickie: a series of quick tips to help you get - and keep - your back-end in order.
July 5, 2019