josh krueger

Creating systems to support growth with Josh Krueger [PMP #154]

In this episode of the Paul Minors Podcast, I interviewed a client of mine, Josh Krueger, all about his approach to automation and systemising your business. Josh is the founder and CEO of Dotcom Design, a web development and digital marketing agency.

I've been working with Josh and his team since July, helping them to systemise their business using Pipedrive, Asana and Zapier. They've been great to work with and so for the first time ever, I decided to interview a client for my podcast.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Intro to Josh, his background and the start of Dotcom Design (3:52)
  • Helping business to succeed and building relationships (7:40)
  • How Josh discovered Asana, Pipedrive and Zapier and why he picked them (11:37)
  • How to decide which tools to use within your business (17:19)
  • The power of working within “tasks” (21:45)
  • The benefit of keeping processes “simple” and creating systems that allow you to scale (25:34)
  • Finding time to work “on” your business instead of “in” your business (29:45)
  • Josh's favourite Zaps that save time (36:27)
  • How marketing will change as technology and AI is deloped (40:12)

If you'd like to connect with me to get help with Asana, Pipedrive or Zapier, you can book an introductory call here.

What do the lessons cover?

When you purchase, you’ll get access to the following lessons via your customer account. This is a “go at your own pace” program where you’re free to view the lessons whenever you like:

MODULE 1: PLANNING YOUR PIPEDRIVE STRATEGY

  • 1.1: Introduction (4:10)
  • 1.2: Your Pipedrive vision and purpose (4:12)
  • 1.3: Planning your Pipedrive tech stack (8:50)

MODULE 2: SETTING UP YOUR PIPEDRIVE ACCOUNT

  • 2.1: Organisations, contacts, deals & leads (15:01)
  • 2.2: Setting up your pipeline(s) (28:24)
  • 2.3: Labels, data fields and products (42:40)
  • 2.4: Activities and lost reasons (14:01)
  • 2.5: Importing data from a CSV file (10:46)
  • 2.6: Using filters to find information (10:26)
  • 2.7: How to bulk update information (7:11)
  • 2.8: Setting up sales goals (16.02)
  • 2.9: Project management in Pipedrive (30:43)

MODULE 3: TEAM ONBOARDING

  • 3.1: Planning your Pipedrive rollout (10:13)
  • 3.2: Define protocols and best practices (12:53)
  • 3.3: User permissions, visibility and teams (17:17)
  • 3.4: Training your team (recommended agenda) (8:49)

More videos coming soon… (Last Updated: October-2023)

MODULE 4: USING PIPEDRIVE ON A DAILY BASIS

  • 4.1: Using leads, contacts vs. deals (12:28)
  • 4.2: Activities, automation and calendar sync (20:10)
  • 4.3: Scheduling appointments with Pipedrive or Calendly (13:10)
  • 4.4: Email integration, templates, automation and bulk messaging (36:09)
  • 4.5: Calling via JustCall and the Pipedrive mobile app (14:05)
  • 4.6: Insights, dashboards and reports (21:18)
  • 4.7: Subscriptions, payment schedule and revenue forecasting (19:46)
  • 4.8: Creating Smart Documents in Pipedrive (12:17)
  • 4.9: Automating your sales process with Workflow Automation (24:29)
  • 4.10: Sending email campaigns (24:51)

MODULE 5: INTEGRATIONS & AUTOMATION

  • 5.1: Create new contacts and deals with Zapier (18:45)
  • 5.2: Adding contacts to a newsletter or drip campaign (18:42)
  • 5.3: Posting Pipedrive updates to Slack (6:43)
  • 5.4: Auto-generate proposals and quotes with Pandadoc (9:35)
  • 5.5: Auto-generate contracts with Webmerge (13:25)
  • 5.6: Invoicing via Quickbooks or Xero (8:06)
  • 5.7: Using LeadBooster to get more leads (15:28)
  • 5.8: Linking Pipedrive to a project management system (13:23)
  • 5.9: My booking system and email automation explained (23:25)

What do the lessons cover?

When you purchase, you’ll get access to the following lessons via your customer account. This is a “go at your own pace” program where you’re free to view the lessons whenever you like:

MODULE 1: PLANNING YOUR ASANA STRATEGY

  • 1.1: Introduction (4:28)
  • 1.2: Your Asana vision and purpose (13:23)
  • 1.3: Planning your Asana structure (17:31)
  • 1.4: Members vs. Guests (5:39)
  • 1.5: The Pyramid of Clarity (4:39)

MODULE 2: SETTING UP YOUR ASANA ACCOUNT

  • 2.1: Setting up a project (42:00)
  • 2.2: Using workflows, custom fields, rules, tags & forms (44:16)
  • 2.3: Should you use projects or tasks? (e.g. clients, events) (16:10)
  • 2.4: Importing tasks from a CSV (4:38)
  • 2.5: Seeing the big picture with Portfolios & Workload (19:24)
  • 2.6: Creating project and task templates (35:52)
  • 2.7: How to manage meetings (15:10)
  • 2.8: How to move projects between accounts (7:22)
  • 2.9: Planning your goals in Asana (24:40)

MODULE 3: TEAM ONBOARDING

  • 3.1: Planning your Asana rollout (10:23)
  • 3.2: Define protocols and best practices (22:41)
  • 3.3: Training your team (recommended agenda) (8:33)
  • 3.4: Improving the success of adoption (4:37)
  • 3.5: Customize your onboarding process (10:33)

MODULE 4: USING ASANA ON A DAILY BASIS

  • 4.1: Use ‘My Tasks’ to plan your day (17:09)
  • 4.2: How to communicate in Asana (14:00)
  • 4.3: Checking the inbox (9:19)
  • 4.4: Sharing project status updates (7:36)
  • 4.5: How to use Asana and Slack (9:45)
  • 4.6: Keyboard shortcuts (4:16)
  • 4.7: Filtering tasks with advanced search (5:49)
  • 4.8: How to manage approvals in Asana (4:25)
  • 4.9: Best practices for assigning a task to a colleague or VA (8:38)
  • 4.10: Daily habits every Asana user should follow (8:29)

MODULE 5: ADVANCED TRAINING AND AUTOMATION

  • 5.1: How to create projects with subsections (8:37)
  • 5.2: Automating tasks with Zapier (19:12)
  • 5.3: Time tracking options (30:33)
  • 5.4: Creating a client-facing project (5:26)
  • 5.5: Multi-homing tasks into multiple projects (10:41)
  • 5.6: Creating reports in Asana (14:33)
  • 5.7: Creating automated checklists with rules (5:21)

More videos coming soon… (Last updated: June-2024)