The podcast only grows if you share it – Thank you for doing so!

A minute saved is $10 earned in my opinion.  I'll show you how to save hours each year (which you could use to create a product) with these two simple tips for organizing images.

Resources mentioned in episode:

The Goodness Squad
The Goodness Squad on Facebook
Ask Me Anything Group

The Goodness Squad: Welcome to the goodness squad. Welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome, welcome. Welcome to the goodness squad.

Misty: This is episode #18 of The Goodness Squad podcast. Today we're going to talk about a very easy, time-saving tip that I wished I had implemented way earlier in my businesses. I love time-saving tips because I believe that a minute saved in your business is $10 earned.

 

I am Misty Marsh. I have built and sold a profitable online business, and I am on a mission to lift you and your income and your influence for good online. If you are already subscribed to the show, welcome back. If not, and you're here for the first time, and you would like to turn your blog or podcast into a full-fledged online business, where you can spread goodness and light, and earn income all without sacrificing your family and that home centered focus that is so important to you, then welcome. You have found a community of like-minded women here in The Goodness Squad.  Make sure you subscribe because today, like in every episode, I am giving you a bite-sized, easy to process, easy to implement tip for your business.

 

So let's set the stage for this tip. You are about ready to publish a blog post social media post, a podcast episode, whatever that is, and you need an image. We use images all the time in content marketing, and you need an image. You have a bunch of images on your hard drive and so you go looking through them and start searching for just the right image for that particular piece of content.

 

This might take you three minutes, five minutes, it might even take you 10 or 15 minutes. Let's say it takes you an average of 4 minutes. That is at least 20 minutes a week. And that's only if you are publishing 5 images a week. Most of us content marketers are publishing a whole lot more than that if we are on lots of different social media platforms and things like that. But let's just say 4 minutes per image, 5 images per week, that is over an hour per month or 17 hours per year.

 

Let's say your time is worth a conservative $30 per hour. That is over $500 for your year, that you are spending, trying to find these images. But what if all those images took you just 1 minute to find instead? So that would be just 20 minutes a month or around 4 hours a year. That saves you 13 hours of time or nearly $400. 

 

The point I'm trying to make here doesn't apply to just the tip I'm going to give you today. It applies to all tiny time-saving tips. I love tiny tips. I love finding tiny pockets of time that really are more than they seem. This tip is worth implementing because it will save you a large portion of time.

 

What could you do with an extra 13 hours every year? Could you create an ebook? Could you create a new lead magnet? Freemium? What could you do with that time? Could you add one more coaching client? That time is so valuable. So there are two steps to make this happen, to make it change it from, three to five minutes to find an image to just one.

 

Step #1 is to create albums on your phone so that when you take a picture, you can upload it to an album. Now you can also take this one step further. This is what I do. I have folders on my Google drive so then when I take a picture that I know might work for a blog post or an Instagram post, I can then immediately upload it to Google drive to one of those folders. Then it's very easy for me to access from anywhere.

 

You should have 5 main folders. These are the five main topics that you talk about. For me, these are my family, the goodness of other women - I love to highlight other women and their businesses online. Number three is my content, so whether that's a podcast episode or a blog post, any sort of content that I want to drive traffic to. Number four are quick tips I like to share, just like I do here in this podcast; quick, easy to implement tips. And then number five are personal things about me that help people to get to know me. These can be things like I love cheese. They're just personal, kind of, quirks about me that help people to see me as a real person.

 

So I have these five folders and when I take a picture, I upload it to one of those folders. It takes me 20 to 30 seconds max. Then when I save that image, instead of saving it as whatever it came up in my phone, like image 27596384, I save it instead as a descriptive name.

 

I typically choose emotions. So, for instance, maybe I would save it as happy, excited, then I will add the place. So maybe couch or living room or bedroom or outside. And then I would add any items that are in the picture that I often like to use in my marketing. So maybe computer or screen or keyboard or desk or pen or writing. Then I usually write down what the person is doing. So that would be something like writing or typing or listening or laughing. 

 

So I write down the emotion, the place, the items in the picture, and then what is actually being done in the picture. This makes it so easy to find the perfect image for any social media posts, blog posts, anything. This takes less than 60  seconds total. And then all you have to do when you need the image, is go to that folder.

 

For example, I'm going to share something personal about myself and search in that folder. I want it to be something that is fun. And so I search for the word fun and 10 images pop up and I get to pick one.

 

 So, this is really easy peasy going forward, right? 20 to 30 seconds to move it to a folder, 20 to 30 seconds to name it something descriptive.

 

But you probably have a lot of images already on your computer. If you want to make these searchable, I have a simple tip for you. Hire a team. If you have a team in your home, hire them. I hired my kids to go back and do this for me, with my images. Super simple, super easy. I paid $5 an hour, and they loved it because, well they didn't love it, to be honest, they didn't think it was very much fun. But it was a whole lot easier than scrubbing floors or pulling weeds. And they were getting paid $5 an hour to do it. I loved it because I didn't have to pay anybody else more than that. And I didn't have to spend my own time doing it, and it saves me time in the future.

 

In summary, when you save time in your business, you can earn more money. And one simple way that I'm challenging you to do that today is to start organizing your images and making sure they are well labeled. If you do so, you will save a lot of time to work on bigger, more important things in your business. You will have more income and a bigger, more profound impact on others.

 

If you are getting value out of this podcast, I know that others will to. Let them know about the quick, easy to implement tips that you find here in this podcast and how they've affected your business by leaving a review. I will appreciate it. And so will they. 

 

Girls: Thanks for listening to our mom. She paid us to label her images. It was boring, but she paid us. So hey, it was worth it. Yep.

What could you do with an extra 13 hours every year?

Misty Marsh - DesignedForGoodness.com Tweet

If you loved this episode, please share it!

create a Homepage that makes you money

The Homepage MAP Method Makeover

Join me as I makeover a client’s actual homepage using the MAP (Money And Progress) method 

The webinar is 80 minutes long.  Choose a time when you know you’ll be able to watch the whole thing.  It’s worth it!

misty marsh

My email subscribers are my VIPs. After the Homepage Makeover, I’ll continue to spoil you with exclusive content, time-sensitive deals, regular updates on podcast episodes and more.  No spam. No giving your email to anyone else. Pinky Promise.

You Might Also Like:

Misty Marsh celebrating 100 episodes

100_best of the goodness squad | episodes & people

We did it! We made it to the 100th episode of The Goodness Squad podcast. As a thank you to all of you for going on this journey with me, I am highlighting you. You will hear about women just like you, in the trenches of motherhood and building an online business. They are also sharing the most personally impactful episodes of TGS podcast. If you’re just discovering the podcast, these are some great places to start.

Read More »
women looking at website

099_why it’s a good thing not everyone loves your website

If your goal is to have everybody like your website and your business and your ideas, then you are holding yourself back from success. You do not need everybody to like your website. In fact, you should not want everybody to like your website. Listen up and I’ll tell you 2 good reasons why it’s a good thing.

Read More »
018_A simple tip for organizing images that will save you time and money 018_A simple tip for organizing images that will save you time and money 018_A simple tip for organizing images that will save you time and money 018_A simple tip for organizing images that will save you time and money 018_A simple tip for organizing images that will save you time and money 018_A simple tip for organizing images that will save you time and money

the 8 Sections you Must Have on your homepage

The Map Method Cheatsheet

My email subscribers are my VIPs. I’ll spoil you with exclusive tips, the steepest discounts, regular updates on podcast episodes and more.
No spam. No giving your email to anyone else. Pinky Promise.

This Site Uses Cookies

Not the kind with chocolate chips  – I use small text files called cookies that allow me to personalize things for you here and allow you to use my cart.  They are actually pretty nifty.  Learn more HERE. By accessing this site you agree to the use of cookies.

Pin
Share
Tweet
Share
Email