I'm Dolly — a Nashville based family & branding photographer AND a systems + workflow educator (and Podcast Host) for creatives who want to be more streamlined and organized with Systems, Workflows & SOPS to better impact the backend of their businesses. I'm here to help you look awesome (for your photos) & feel great about workflows!
You guys know I’m all about finding new ways to automate your business, and one of my new favorite tools is Trello.
I’ll be honest – it took me almost three years to start using Trello for my business. That’s not because Trello is difficult to use – it’s because I have major shiny object syndrome and kept getting sidetracked by other automation tools. I know you’re laughing at me – and I’m laughing right there with you.
Let me just tell you: Trello has become a game-changer for my business now that I’m using it the right way. So in today’s blog, I’m breaking down what Trello is and how to get the most out of it for your business.
At its core, Trello is an incredible project management tool that can help you stay on track with the highest priority projects and keep all your work in one place. I re-discovered it back at the beginning of 2020 because of the amazing ladies over at Boss Project.
Trello is where I have all my unique workflows set up that correspond with my services and products in my own business. I love that Trello is fully customizable. I have my Trello boards set up in a way that makes sense to me, and you could do the same for your business!
There’s not necessarily a “right” way to use Trello, but Trello does have some basic principles that work across all users.
Automation and how to best set up systems of success for your small business is what Dolly DeLong Education is all about (like literally, I am a firm believer that even Muggles can become automating wizards), and that’s because it (automation) changes your business in the best ways.
Automating your business saves you a shocking amount of time in the long run. You’re able to spend more time serving your clients by delivering high-quality work and less time focusing on administrative tasks that don’t move you forward.
Like I have stated, Trello is an incredible tool to automate your business and keep you moving forward towards your goals. When you use these tools outlined in this blog, you’ll be able to get Trello off and running so you can focus on other things that need your attention in your business!
PS – If Trello seems like an overwhelming thing to consider, I want you to know I totally get it. So a couple of weeks ago, I shared my entire system of how I batch content for one month in just three days. And spoiler alert – Trello is a big part of how I batch my content. So if you’re looking to take just a baby step towards systems and automation, you can check that out here.
Dolly DeLong is a Nashville-based family & branding photographer and a creative business owner who educates on all things Pinterest, Dubsado, Lead Magnets & Email Marketing (aka pretty much all the fun automation stuff centered around those business systems)! Dolly loves serving families, and business owners with her timeless, radiant photography. She loves capturing the joy and emotion in both digital and film photos.
She also has a heart for serving the larger business community. Dolly shares her knowledge of tools like Pinterest, Dubsado, email marketing, and business systems with new creative business owners in an encouraging and supportive way because she believes that even muggles can become automating wizards!
Dolly’s faith and love for her family motivate her to help other business owners find the joy and freedom she’s found in running a successful small business.
Whenever she has a spare moment, she enjoys watching TV (i.e. Survivor), loves eating way too many sweets, and listens to podcasts while running or walking. To work with Dolly DeLong Photography LLC, please email her at email@example.com or fill out her contact form here.
Interested in learning how to best automate your small business using by dipping your toes into the world of workflows and mapping out your content? Well, you CAN not only learn how to plan out your content in confidence but you can become a strategic business owner with simple tools like Trello (which is a free platform by the way!) So I have created a FREE Trello Board Template for you to use (complete with video tutorial) on how to batch out 30 days of content in 3-5 days as a small business owner! You’re welcome 😄
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