Be Seen More, Do Less - What's Not To Like!?
If you want to make more blog posts, spend more time on your social media properties, and engaging in conversations with your future customers, it's simple. Clone you! Yes, I know, it's not legal to actually clone you, and even if it were, you'd have to wait too long for it to be useful, but there's another way. Get a virtual assistant! If you haven't yet read it, grab a copy of Tim Ferriss' book, “The Four Hour Work Week.” In it, you'll find literally dozens of great time saving tips. The biggest and best one though, in my opinion, is his blueprint for finding a Virtual Assistant. Simple and repeatable. Once you've found the right one (and there will be a bit of trial and error here – don't think that there won't), you can train that person on tone, so they can engage with your future customers the way you want them to. It's as good as having a whole other you!
What Your Clone Can't Handle, Automate
There are all sorts of possibilities here. First and foremost, HootSuite. If you don't know what that is, check it out and use it. Or, check it out and let your Clone-You use it. Either way. Also note that the new Twitter design allows you to schedule Tweets. Do this. It's much easier to write several good, content rich Tweets in one sitting and queue them up to fire automatically, than it is to stop what you're doing in mid-stream and come up with something on the fly.
I will admit it, this one took me years to understand, and make no mistake, in terms of online business tips and success strategies, this is probably the biggest one of them all: If you want to sell to your customers, start by not selling to them. Look, at the end of the day, everybody knows that sooner or later, you need to make money doing whatever it is you do. Everyone understands that. Just, don't make it the first, or even the second or third order of business. If you want to get (and keep) a loyal following, you do that by starting a conversation. By being real and genuine and committed to helping them with their personal or professional development, or whatever it is that you are passionate about.
If you do that, the sales will follow as a natural consequence of your interactions. If you do it the other way, you'll forever be on the hunt for “new customers,” because you will have an abysmal customer retention rate. That is to say, you may lure a few people to buy from you, but they won't be coming back. You haven't given them any more reason to than the shady used car salesman you avoid. I realize that this last one especially is somewhat counter-intuitive. That is by design. You never want to be moving in the direction of the rest of the herd. Too hard to get noticed. Move in your own direction and let the herd do what it will do. Not only will you feel better about yourself, but you will also find success that much more quickly.
Bio: Irish Carter is a Wellness Specialist and Development Coach who owns Dedicated 2 Life. Her mission is to help others Rock Wellness and be the best they can be in both their personal and professional lives. Besides being a Coach in Personal and Professional Development, she is a proud mom, a serial entrepreneur, author of 2 books and several publications, as well as a motivational speaker. Irish has over twenty years' experience assisting in Wellness and Development topics and holds degrees in both Social Work and Human Services. She is available for private consulting and public speaking events worldwide.
On a Personal Note.....Decide What Truly Makes You Happy in Life....Vision It! Then start your amazing journey to Make It Happen. ~ Irish ~