As a solo practitioner, the amount of money you make depends on your efforts. But, there is power in being a solo practitioner. You’re your own boss, you set your own rules, and you run your own business. Because of this, you may find yourself working too many hours every month trying to make ends meet. Your time is valuable, and you shouldn’t have to overwork yourself every month.
We’re going to give you some time-saving tips that will help you be more efficient while working less.
Monitor How You Spend Your Time
One of the best ways to understand how you spend your time is to keep track of your weekly hours. Write down what you do every hour for one week to give you a better understanding of how you spend your time. You may be spending most of your time writing emails, and scheduling meetings.
Once you get an overview report of your weekly hours, you will be able to take action in getting rid of the tasks that eat up your time. For instance, if you spend most of your days writing emails, then maybe you need to hire an assistant. Or, if you spend most of your day scheduling client meetings, you could start using a scheduling software. Understanding where you spend your time will help you eliminate the tasks that eat up your time so you can better meet your deadlines.
Implement Automation Into Your Workflow
When you automate your daily processes, you will instantly begin to save time. As a solo practitioner, you must have an online presence. How else are your customers going to find you? But, running a website and social media profiles takes time. As we move further into today’s digital age, more tools are hitting the market that will automate your workflow.
If you spend a majority of your day writing blog and social posts, then you’re wasting time. Instead, you should schedule a time block during the week where you can lay out your weekly social and blog posts. During this time, you will create your posts. Then you can use a system like Hootsuite or Sprout Social to schedule your posts for the rest of the week. This is a great way to lessen the amount of time it takes to post each day, which will save you valuable time.
Start Having Online Meetings
As a solo practitioner, meeting with your clients is of the utmost importance. But, these meetings can drag on and waste precious time. Consider switching your meetings online through platforms like Zoom. This way you will be able to stay at your office and continue to work right after you get off the call.
At Wolf Law Chambers we understand how hard it can be to keep track of your time as a solo practitioner. Our office spaces are for legal professionals that will help you focus on your job in a professional environment. Contact our team today to see how we can help you work more efficiently in one of our office spaces.