I obviously geek out a bit over business tech and systems. I love investing in tools that serve me well. BUT this is a really big area to look for money leaking out in your business too.

Stats show Aussies spend about $1200-1300 per year per person on UNUSED subscriptions. And honestly, I suspect the cost is higher for women in business as we tend to look externally for solutions and grab one more thing hoping it will be the magic we were looking for.

Can I encourage you to check over your software? Go check the tools you use to see what new features might have been added where it might now replace other things (like ClickUp’s inbuilt recording tool instead of Loom). And look over your subscriptions to see if you are actually using everything you pay for (and if it adds value in exchange for it’s cost).

So check it all over. Spot the subscriptions you aren’t using or places you could tweak so you can reroute money into the tools you DO use or put money back in your pocket!

In this episode:

  • How to check over your subscription both inside and outside of your business
  • Make sure everything is being used and is adding value
  • Consider putting that money onto tools you are going to get the most out of (Big fan of paid ClickUp here) or put that back into cashflow or your pocket!


  • Rounded (mention my name to get a free month of this fab accounting software)
  • TidyCal
  • Indy
  • Trello
  • Affinity

Ready to chat and find out more about how I can help you? Click here

If you’re ready to align your systems, please join me below:

Website: @knockonwoodvirtualassistance

Facebook: @knockonwoodvirtualassistance

Instagram: @knockonwoodvirtualassistance

May your coffee be hot and your week fulfilling,

Sarah Wooden

Sarah Wooden - systems strategist, coach and copywriter, knock on wood virtual assistance

Hello! I am Sarah Wooden, your systems and integrations wizard! I am here to help you do everything you need to make your business more successful, more sustainable, and more joy-filled!

Recent Posts

Episode 18: Auditing Your CRM

This is a core system for most businesses and it should serve both you AND the clients by ensuring you know who, what, why and how within your projects. Part of audinging also includes looking at the value and pricing of the CRM system, as well as the integration with...

Episode 16: Auditing your Calendar and Booking Systems

The next system to look at is your calendar and booking system! If you have any capacity where you work with people in person or via calls then this one is essential.  One of my very first clients had a strong, steady business. But she lost so much time manually...

Episode 15: Auditing Your Email Direct Marketing System

In this episode, we are getting into tech again with a basic overview of how to audit an email marketing program. I suggest starting by documenting the program being used, its cost, and whether or not it is enjoyable to use. Then start noting stats and how it compare...

Episode 14: Entrepreneurial Freedom with Chenae Carey

Our second guest episode and this time we have Chenae Carey with us to discuss the concept of entrepreneurial freedom and how it can be achieved. She explains how so many business owners have falling into a routine of running a business that actually leaves them...