Can you believe it is December already? Here are 3 things to do before you begin celebrating!
As we approach the holidays, if you are like me and millions of others around the world, you are feeling excited and perhaps a bit anxious all at once. Excited about what the holidays usually mean as we go about the usual frolicking and hanging out with friends, overeating, and over indulging. Anxious perhaps as you are approaching another year and have fears of what awaits!
I understand those fears all too well and am so glad that you have decided to join me on this journey. You see, while I have been busy readying myself for the fun side of the holidays, I have also been thinking about what I want to accomplish in 2013 and have made preparations right along with the fun stuff.
One of the lessons I have learned over all these years is that while it is ok to have fun, it is more important to prepare yourself before the fun begins, so that the time you take for fun, is not idle time for your business!
This weeks feature article is inspired by the holidays and the ever-present reminder to make sure I take care of business so it continues to take care of me while I overindulge myself!
The close of one year and the beginning of another, tends to take us out of character. As a result, we often neglect those things that ordinarily, we consider to be important. The mindset that has been imposed upon those of use who has ever worked in the “regular” work world (translation – any job at all!!!) is that when the holidays come around, we take time off and go have some fun. Then we return to where we left off, totally exhausted, behind in our work and more frustrated than we were before! Talk about a dose of reality to make you wonder why you did it yet again!
The good news is that when you create a successful online business, time away does not need to be time off! Instead, an online business, if done right, will allow you to not only take time during the holidays, but any other days you wish! This is possible because, unlike traditional business, your online business never has to go on holiday and, can continue to make money while you are sipping egg nog somewhere!
If it sounds too easy, that is not my intent since, creating a successful online business takes work, and lots of it. However, there are many tools, resources and tips and tricks that help you get there without breaking the bank or driving you insane!
Here are three things you could do today, to help keep your business running while you enjoy the holidays:
- Prepare three blog posts that include product or affiliate links, and schedule them to go out one per week for the next three weeks. (Of course you have a blog to support your online business, right?)
- Using one of the automated social media tools, schedule tweets or Facebook posts to cover the entire holiday period. Remember to include product or affiliate links where practical. That way, if you are unable to personally tweet or post, your presence will not be missed! (I just know that you are already on Twitter and Facebook, at the very least ☺)
- Create or refresh at least one landing page that promotes one of your products or affiliate products, using smart SEO (search engine optimization). More people will be using search engines during their off time over the holidays so a well optimized page will generate more sales during this period.
If you have no idea how to go about implementing any of these great tips, perhaps you are ready to join one of my coaching programs or, purchase one of my step-by-step guides. Send me an email and let me know your needs. (I usually respond within 24 hours most weekdays, excluding federal holidays)
I hope that you will be inspired to leave any disappointments behind and burst into 2012 with a renewed spirit of success!
To your online success!