My very short newsletter tip, the BizEase Buzz, goes out every Friday. It hits the inbox of my subscribers with some kind of time-saving tip on plugins, apps, and tools that will help them be more productive. In general, I do my best to pick my tip and get it scheduled at least the day before so it’s done. But when I woke up last Friday morning, my newsletter was not scheduled, I still had no tip, and my brain was empty.
It’s been a while, so I thought it was high time I wrote another post about how to get more out of your work day… aka: how to be more productive. And since I think we can all agree social media eats more of an online marketer’s productive working time than any other activity, let’s focus on that.
It always floats my boat to find tools that analyze and track how I’m doing in business … whether it’s my website, social media sites, email marketing system, whatever. It’s always good to know how these platforms and systems are doing so you can keep what works and fix what doesn’t.
A Zoom call this morning was inspiration for today’s Monday Marketing BizTip. I had a lovely call with Andrea Hunt Raco. We’re in a couple of Facebook groups together – including one she personally runs. Being the great connector Andrea is (I think it’s one of her super powers), she has introduced me to a couple of people who’ve turned out to be great connections. I was very privileged to be interviewed on one person’s podcast a few months ago, and the other one ended up joining my team! I’d say those were successful introductions. But, I digress …
The lazy, hazy days of summer are over for most school-aged children across North America as the kids return to class. If you’re an entrepreneur working from home, to say that endless days with the children at home are challenging to your productivity, is an understatement. (I’ve been there, I know!)
It has been a practice for quite a while now, to go through my Twitter notifications at least once or twice every day so I can thank people for retweeting and sharing my content. It’s all about building relationships, so I also check out who has recently followed me to see if I want to follow them back. As time has passed, I’ve noticed an interesting trend regarding profile images.
Henry Ford. Walt Disney. Steve Jobs. Three wealthy businessmen who became hugely successful despite (or because of) suffering multiple failures along the way.
Speakers and Coaches … How much time do you build into your work week for thinking?
Yes, you read that right! I’m asking how much time you spend each week doing absolutely nothing.
One thing so very common in my industry and many others, is the classic tale of the new business owner (coach, marketing specialist, virtual assistant, you name it) who comes on the scene, charges bargain basement rates, and then complains about how there isn’t anyone out there who will work with them.
I’m dealing with something in my personal life now that is putting a strain on my business. One of my children needs me at the moment, so I’m there. This is, thankfully, a temporary situation; but family takes priority. Always has, always will. It’s as simple as that.