In my business, I am constantly redefining myself, my services and my products in order to stay ahead of or at least keep up with the industry of marketing. If I don’t bring fresh ideas and material to my clients regularly, then someone else will.
Most entrepreneurs are not taking the time to work “on” your business, therefore you tend to struggle and stress out “in” it. Often times saying “I’m too busy” yet what you may be doing isn’t being productive.
As a small business, you have to wear many hats but your sales and marketing hat is the single-most important hat you wear. How much time are you spending wearing that hat?
Here are 3 action steps you can take to work ON your business more so you can be more productive and make more money:
Schedule 1 day each month as a “Creative” Day – a day you will do nothing but sit and write down all the ideas that come to mind about how you can update or increase your business, who you know that you can work with, how you will promote the products and services you offer, what else you want to do or add to your website, what is the next big thing you want to create or launch?
Schedule another day each month as an “Implementation” Day – a day you will do nothing but put those ideas into action – updating the text on your websites, writing and distributing press releases or email promotions, planning a workshop, developing marketing materials, reaching out to joint venture partners, etc.
Schedule weekly time to work “ON” your business – typically I recommend a minimum of 2-10 hours each week to spend on marketing, sales, follow up calls, email marketing, strategizing and delegating. This time is in addition to your in-person networking and your customer appointments. If you’re not very busy now then spend more like 60% of your work-week on these revenue-generating tasks.
Here are a few Revenue Generating Tasks to Spend Time On:
I love using Google Calendar to plot out my tasks each weekCalling through your database – pick up the phone if you want to make money!
Calling through your database – pick up the phone if you want to make money!
Record a quick video tip and upload to YouTube, share with social sites too.
Write a quick blog post and share it out with your social sites or subscribers.
Request to speak for 3 potential organizations, conferences, meetings or radio shows.
Get to one to three networking events in person every week.
Create your own free or paid teleclass, webinar or event for list building or sales.
Send an email out to your list asking for referrals or to offer a quick sale.
For more information on how to JumpStart your small business with creative ideas on all sorts of proven marketing strategies, developing systems, higher end programs, events and more, grab your free business-building gifts online at www.KatrinaSawa.com/freegifts or come talk with me in a complimentary business strategy session by clicking here: www.AskKat.biz.
Here’s to creating and enjoying the business and life of your dreams!
P.S. Have you seen what I’m offering in my Live Big Mastermind for 2015? If not and you’re searching for a mentor, mastermind group or support this year, I highly recommend you see what the buzz is about at www.LiveBigMastermind.com
The Super Duper Early Bird Rates for My Jumpstart Your Marketing® & Sales Summit this April Are Ending on January 16th!
Hi, it’s Katrina Sawa here with a quick note to for those of you who keep emailing or telling me every year about my event, saying you want to come but XYZ keeps getting in the way…
Want to know what I have to say to that?
Stop procrastinating learning how to run your business more effectively and consistently
Stop hiding your head in the sand thinking your business (or website) is just going to increase on it’s own through word of mouth
Stop listening to free teleclasses, speakers and free webinars thinking you’re going to be able to piece together a viable business and marketing plan through bits and pieces of random advice and make a bunch of money
Stop hap hazzardly marketing and doing things on social media without any real clear strategy
Stop beating yourself up because you’re not making money yet
Stop letting others in your life tell you you can’t do this or suggest you go back and get a “real job”
Stop letting your fears or lack of confidence get in the way of asking for help
That stuff isn’t helpful. You want better results this year right?
I’ve dealt with hip surgeries, a loved one’s cancer, financial troubles, and more myself but I still make time and invest EVERY SINGLE YEAR in learning how to best grow, market and uplevel my business so that I can reach and impact a lot more people AND create a more comfortable life for me and my family.
You can too but you have to STOP THE EXCUSES and TAKE ACTION!!
If you want to see much better financial and physical results in your business in 2015 then learn from someone who can work with your ENTIRE BUSINESS, MARKETING, SALES and even MINDSET to make sure it all flows into you creating a smooth-running, passion-driven, freedom-based, MONEYMAKING business!
Since you’re one of my blog subscribers – YOU’RE GETTING THE SUPER DUPER EARLY BIRD RATES THROUGH JANUARY 16TH! Then they are going up a whopping $300 after that and again to regular price of $897-997 soon. Trust me, even if you’re paying the regular rates for this event, it will be 100% TOTALLY WORTH IT for you with all that you’ll learn and implement!
–> $97 for a General Admission ticket (regular price $897)
–> $197 for a VIP ticket which includes your lunch all 3 days (regular price $997)
It’s time to take charge of your business and finally get serious about all the stuff you need to do to make it more successful, automated, profitable and visible. I’m sure you agree.
What I teach at this event are all the things you need to do every single day in your business and your marketing; including how to make Easy YES Offers which is a BIG HIT at every event (attendees make hundreds of dollars on the spot!).
Trust me, you will get so much out of this it will make your head spin, (in a good way!) and I want you to save money so sign up today!!
P.S. Have questions about this event or other programs like my Live Big Mastermind or 1on1 Coaching? Contact me today!
My promise to you: My Jumpstart Your Marketing & Sales Summit will be the most comprehensive and content-rich seminar, conference or workshop you will ever attend. It will show you EXACTLY what to do and HOW to do it when it comes to building, growing and marketing your business PLUS how to get really good at selling without being salesy!
Ok we’re almost at the end of 2014….is your 2015 business and marketing plan ready to go?
Do you have your big picture goals plotted out?
Do you have your annual marketing calendar in place?
You don’t? I’m shocked!
Naw…I’m not really…the majority of small business owners don’t do enough planning, so if you’re not totally ready for the New Year yet, I get it.
I used to be just like that, putting off the planning so much that the whole year would go by before I really had a handle on what I was doing.
Or hap-hazardly taking action on this or that with no clear plan or focused direction.
Not a good idea right?
These days I do some planning for sure. It’s truly the only way I can maintain and grow my 6 Figure Business!!
Wanna get a glimpse into my world and how I plan? It’s easy and I’ll show you so you can do it too! Click the video below and see what you think!
If you resonated with what I shared on this video and KNOW you need to do more PLANNING for yourself and your business this year, RIGHT NOW….then go get IMMEDIATE ACCESS to my recent Big Picture Business & Marketing Planning Webinar now.
Here’s to creating and enjoying the business and life of your dreams!
P.P.S. Ready to jumpstart your business in a BIG WAY? You probably need to be doing a LOT more marketing and sales – Online and Offline. Would you like to come talk with me first to see if or how I can help you jumpstart your business? If so, fill out the questions on this page and I’ll be in touch to set up a free 1on1 consult very soon! Go towww.AskKat.biz now.