Creating a successful business is a simple, step-by-step process that anyone can follow.
Of course, there will be challenges along the way. You may make a few mistakes - I know that I have! I have literally made every mistake that an entrepreneur can make - but it hasn't stopped me from being successful.
In fact, I think I'm more successful because of some of the mistakes I've made. Learning from them taught me priceless lessons I wouldn't have learned otherwise.
It's been proven time and again that as long as you stay focused on your goals and do the right things consistently, you can create your version of a successful business.
Here are three simple keys that you can use to create more success in your business NOW:
Get clear - What does business success means to YOU? If you try to follow some "guru's" version of success, you're going to end up disappointed. Don't get caught up trying to create someone else's dream.
Break your dream down into smaller goals that you can easily achieve. How many clients will you need? How much money needs to be coming into your business? How much time do you need to devote to your business in order to produce those results?
Getting clear will help you minimize distractions and say no to opportunities that aren't the right fit. It will free you up to spend your time, money and energy on what is truly important to you.
Get organized - If you want to create more success in your business, start with organizing your marketing efforts in a plan. Outline what you want to accomplish on a monthly basis so you can break down those goals into easy to implement action steps.
Review the resources you already have and secure the resources that you need. You'll also need to get organized with your time. Make an appointment with yourself to complete your marketing activities each week (or each day) and treat it just like it was your favorite, highest paying client.
Be consistent - It's very easy to let marketing fall by the wayside and only think about it when you need to increase your income. A steady stream of new leads can only come from consistent marketing.
In order to stay consistent, it's best to focus on just a FEW key marketing strategies at a time. Hone in on those strategies and do them week in and week out. Consistency builds trust, credibility and strong relationships. It makes it easier for people to say yes to your solutions.
Trying to tackle video marketing, blogging, social media, speaking, networking, direct mail AND email marketing all at one time will only lead to overwhelm and frustration. Just pick two to three strategies, create systems for them and WORK your plan each and every day.
With these three keys, you can create more success in your business starting TODAY. Once you clarify your unique vision for your business, get organized, collect the right resources and create a consistent marketing plan, you'll be able to increase your income and experience more freedom.
Your Action Plan For This Week:
- Get clear on your vision for your business. Write down a short paragraph that outlines exactly what you want to experience with your business.
- How much money do you want to make? How many clients will you need to have to get there? How much time will you need to spend on your business in order to see the results you want?
- Write it all down so you can refer to it later.
- Get organized. Outline what you want to accomplish on a monthly basis for the next 3-6 months. Then break these monthly goals into daily and then weekly steps so you know exactly what to do and when.
- Get consistent. Plan out the two to three marketing activities that you'll use on a regular basis and then create systems so you can follow through with your plans.
Sydni Craig-Hart, The Smart Simple Marketing Coach, is founder of SmartSimpleMarketing.com. Known for her easy, strategic and results-focused approach to marketing, she also has the unique ability to find untapped profit centers in her client's businesses so they can create money NOW. Visit www.SmartSimpleMarketing.com for your FREE training course, "5 Simple Steps to More Clients, More Visibility and More Freedom" and apply for a FREE "Profit Breakthrough" session with Sydni!