I have been an entrepreneur for 11 1/2 years. I brought my business online 4 1/2 years ago. So first things first, I needed to learn more in depth technology.

Yes, I heard others talking about different things in their businesses that were automated. I heard but didn’t totally understand yet!

I have been blessed with the people that have come into my life to help me understand and grow my knowledge of technology. I even started to understand the automation of an online business. I was not ready for automation yet though. I still needed to grow my business online. People needed to learn who I am.

As I continued to grow and my audience grew, my mentor was guiding me in what I needed to get automated. My autoresponder was the first thing. Now I really needed to grow my list. It was quite confusing for me because I didn’t totally understand how to get things created in my autoresponder. I had to grow more with the technology understanding and terminology. Yes, you guessed it, my autoresponder just sat there.

Over time I have grown with all of it. That’s a good thing because I read a quote, “if you are not learning you are dying.” What was happening to me though was my confidence was growing. I truly was understanding more and more. The autoresponder still was tucked away.

From the very beginning another word I kept hearing was funnel. This really did not make sense on how to exactly build one. I understood that every time I walk into a store I enter a funnel. OK this construction I am not ready for.

Things come to you as you are ready for them. I am continuing to grow my confidence as I can have a conversation and understand what I need to ask for information. If you haven’t been able to tell, technology was so new to me I didn’t even know what to ask. I always ask questions and didn’t even know where to start. As I kept up, because this is not going to get the best of me, I could ask questions. Each question I took another step forward.

So, I am so excited because my autoresponder is set up and my funnel is built and working.

It really does feel good when you can understand and build on that knowledge. Automation is needed to grow a business online and still be able to do things besides sit at the computer all day.

To Your Success,


Deb Andrews
Deb Andrews

I mentor entrepreneurs to bring and grow their business online by giving value and strategies that will bring more leads and sales.

    8 replies to "Using Automation For Online Business"

    • Jaime Brainerd

      Hi Deborah, I have heard of automation and never used it, but that’s because I am just finishing with my very first month of blogging. I feel that whatever I am supposed to be learning will present itself and here we are. Learning automation for my blog will be something I will be stretching myself on next month. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. Best of luck with your online entrepreneurship.

      Sending lots of love and gratitude,

      • Deb Andrews

        Jaime, I didn’t use t completely until recently as my business has been growing. It really does free up time that I can do other things like LIFE! Thank you for commenting.

    • debra

      I can so relate. I live in most of the day in my right brain. Anything left brain is a challenge for me. Congratulations on becoming more brain balanced!

      • Deb Andrews

        Debra, well I don’t know about being “brain balanced” but I am moving forward! Thank you for commenting.

    • Paul B. Taubman, II

      A lot of my business uses automation. From my autoresponder to billing clients (even rebelling when a credit card payment fails) to integration Zoom and recordings to blog posts. Automation saves me hours and hours a week.

      • Deb Andrews

        Paul, I am learning!! As my business grows I know I will be more confident with the automation. Thank you for commenting and thank you for the Blog Challenge. It has helped me be a more consistent blogger.

    • Martha

      Congratulations on your successful business and the set up of your autoresponder! Someday I may look into that.

      • Deb Andrews

        I have had an autoresponder and it was so confusing to me when I first came online I let it sit. Then my business started taking off and I started building a list. Then I didn’t have a choice. Thank you for commenting.

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