How Dubsado Can Automate Your Side Hustle

December 9, 2022

I'm Amy! I'm a small business educator who got hooked on entrepreneurship after starting a cleaning business in college. Since my Clorox days, I've built many businesses. I've sold businesses. And I've helped small business owners do the same.


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Use Dubsado To Put Your Side Hustle On Auto Pilot (and make life easier)

If you’re a side hustler, you understand the value of time more than most. You’re likely balancing both work and life while finding the time to run a business. Side hustling is no joke. That’s why it’s important for side hustlers to become organized and efficient. You don’t have the amount of time as everyone else. So you have to find out how to make the most of it. Dubsado can help! Dubsado can help automate your side hustle so you feel like you have an extra employee working for you (even when you’re not working).

Streamlining Your Side Hustle

When you run a streamlined side hustle, your operations from A to Z run much smoother. Your client journey is typically more defined, expectations are set and your workflows work to support the transactions inside your business. This is a dream scenario for side hustlers. Just because you may not work 40 hours for your business, doesn’t mean clients need to feel that. In fact, with streamlined business operations, clients can sometimes not even notice when a business is full-time versus when a business is a side hustle.

Automation plays a big role in this. When you automate your side hustle, you are setting up your business to flow and function even when you’re not at the steering wheel. This is ideal for those 9-5 hours.

Imagine getting off work (or if you’re like me, checking your email at lunch) to find new leads and sales within your side hustle. Streamlined operations and automation can allow you to get there. And Dubsado is where you can start a side hustler.

What Is Dubsado

Dubsado is an all-in-one system that streamlines the necessary, but normally time-consuming, tasks for small business owners. Dubsado manages invoicing, forms, client portals, scheduling, and so much more. And the best part, Dubsado can automate your side hustle.

Dubsado is a CRM platform, or a client relationship management platform. It’s used to be the main hub of your business, where you can see everything from one easy birds eye view. And if you run a client based side hustle like photography, coaching, or in-person service work, Dubsado makes things so easy for you to keep everything in one place.

Here’s A Quick Breakdown of What Dubsado Can Do For Your Side Hustle:

  • Customizable forms and templates
  • Invoicing & Reporting
  • Personable Automation
  • Built-In Scheduling
  • Client Portal Software
  • Send Proposals
  • Everything customized with your branding!
  • and so much more!

For side hustlers or even part-time business owners, this is a dream. I personally use Dubsado to manage my coaching and 1:1 services. And before that, Dubsado single-handedly operated my wedding photography business.

If you’re interested in trying Dubsado to automate your side hustle and make life easier, click here and use my code amysentme for 20% off your first month or year.

Automatic Replies

For me, customer service is what separates sustainable businesses from the rest. Set up automatic replies for your side hustle when someone emails you. This should include the confirmation that you’ve received their message, your office hours, and when you will get back to them. Dubsado can automate this process for your side hustle. The platform can even take it a step further by sending forms and questionnaires, depending on your specific workflow.

Lead Captures

This is SO IMPORTANT for any business owner! Having a great lead capture on your website or inquiry form is a must! Easily guide potential clients to inquire with you instead of having them do the work. Create a detailed inquiry form with Dubsado that asks:

  • what they are inquiring about
  • any paint points they are currently having
  • their budget
  • how they found your website
  • when their project is, etc.

Place this form on your contact page or where it makes the most sense for your business. From there, Dubsado alerts and emails you right away about your new lead and their information. Plus getting the Dubsado New Lead email during 9-5 hours is somewhat exhilarating.

Scheduling Tool

Dubsado’s latest feature allows clients to place time on your calendar and automatically handles the workflows from there. This is great if you offer Discovery calls as lead magnets, paid phone calls or Zoom calls, or if your clients regularly meet and schedule time with you. Having someone work with your Dubsado Scheduler saves you countless emails each week and helps you keep your side hustle streamlined and organized.

Using Your Dubsado Scheduling Tool:

  • Set your availability
  • Collect invoices upon scheduling, optional
  • Allow people to schedule via direct link or workflow email
  • Automatically send confirmation & reminder emails
  • Automatically send forms/questionnaires upon scheduling, optional
  • Sync with Google Calendar
  • Link Zoom

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Dubsado is known for its robust workflows. The platform is created to provide flexibility and ease to almost any business model. With Dubsado, you not only can set up workflows for your client’s journey, but you can better define them.

Dubsado’s workflows can open your eyes to so many more steps inside your client’s journey that you may not have even considered before. When I was a Chicago wedding photographer, Dubsado’s forms, templates, questionnaires, and workflow templates allowed me to see additional ways I could support my clients, all while keeping things on autopilot.

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Canned Emails, Forms, Questionnaires

Lastly, one of the best things about using Dubsado to automate and operate your side hustle is its vast library of canned emails, forms, and questionnaire templates. All are customizable with your branding, logo(s), and copy.

Dubsado has canned email templates for invoice reminders, appointment prep/reminders, thank you, review captures, welcome messages, project acceptance, project declining, and more. Just with the email library alone, you will sound and look professional to anyone peeking in.

These emails can all be plugged into your workflows and help you to see the various touch points in which your clients should be contacted. And since it’s all automated, you aren’t adding hours to your side hustle work schedule. The best part, with Dubsado you can see when clients read your emails. So there is never any guessing about if someone saw your proposal, invoice, or reminder.

Getting Started With Dubsado Today

Does side hustling have you burning the midnight (or midday) candle on both ends? Believe me, I understand. From side hustling years around my corporate career to side hustling for myself, I know running a business (or multiple) takes time, organization, and consistency. And for me, Dubsado has helped achieve my side hustle goals.

If you’re looking to automate, organize and streamline your side hustle business, Dubsado has you covered. Click here to save 20% on your first month of year with your new Dubsado subscription. Because who doesn’t enjoy a little extra money in their pocket?

I'm Amy Schmidt

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I'm a small business cheerleader, strategist, and course creator who loves seeing others earn income in unconventional ways. I started a cleaning business in college and have side hustled since, selling my latest part-time business for $151,000.


I'm Amy Schmidt, your new business strategist!

I'm a small business development and sales strategist who loves seeing others earn income in unconventional ways. I started a cleaning business in college and have side hustled since, selling my latest part-time business for $151,000

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