Everyone wants to be more productive, especially when their income depends on it. Energy brokers know that selling to businesses isn’t a simple task, and it probably doesn’t happen with a single phone call or email. You have to spend time and energy making a sale, and sometimes you can find yourself running low on time and not getting as much accomplished as you’d like.
That’s when it’s time to take a step back and look at your daily routine and work schedule. Where can you find more time to be more productive? What are you doing that eats up time? Take a look at these productivity hacks and see if there are any that you can use to get back to doing what you do best—selling.
Make A Plan
You’d be surprised at how many people start their workday with only a vague plan in place about what they’re going to accomplish during the day. Taking time at the beginning of the week to plan out your days is a good step towards being more productive. Or you could try taking ten minutes at the end of each day today to figure out what you’re going to be doing tomorrow. Having a set plan in place helps you avoid procrastinating.
If you’re checking email every ten minutes, you’re not being as productive as you could be. Multi-tasking really doesn’t work. It only spreads your attention across several areas. Concentrate on one thing at a time. Do your research, call a new prospect, or check your email, but don’t try doing any of them at the same time.
Schedule Meetings In A Row
What do you do when you have an hour break between meetings? If you actually get work done, then congratulations, you can skip this one. However, most of us end up getting on our phones, checking Facebook, or doing something else that just passes the time. Schedule your meetings so that you have a little breathing room, but not so much that you’ll waste a significant part of your day.
Plan Around Your Buyers’ Schedule
Your day can’t always look the same, because you probably aren’t selling to the same type of customer every single day. Every business needs cost-effective energy, but not every business operates at the same times. For example, if you’re calling a restaurant, it’s a good idea to do it at an off time—maybe before lunch or in the afternoon before the dinner rush. You have to be willing to make your schedule flexible if you want to catch potential customers at the right times.
Invest In The Right Tools
There’s nothing like having the right tool for the job to make things go more smoothly. That’s why at BOX, we created the Energy Engine platform just for energy brokers like you. Energy Engine has everything you need to run your brokerage efficiently and without hassle. We take care of the administrative details that eat up your time and energy, and you get back to finding your customers the best prices on their energy bill.
So contact Broker Online Exchange today if you’d like to hear more about how Energy Engine can help your energy broker business thrive.