The Things We Don’t Know
There is probably one thing that you do not know that you do not know and it is obvious. You do not know your strengths and weaknesses. For the longest time as an online business person I had no clue what if any of my strengths were.
Once I found what they were and were not it allowed me to play to my strengths. I sort of do a check down at the start and end of each day. At the beginning of each day setting the basic goal of focusing my actions toward the areas that I am strongest in and then working on the ones where I discovered weakness. If I could not handle certain parts of the day-to-day operation of my business or if I found myself spending far too much time on an area that I found to be far to difficult then I would hire someone to aid me in that area. At the end of each day I go over all that I have accomplished and left on the table and normally the accomplishments are usually in comfortable areas of strength and the work left on the table are in my weaker areas.
The lesson learned from this is that knowing your strengths and weaknesses makes for a more efficiently run business. It is okay to admit that you can not do everything. As a matter of fact it is better than okay, it is good business. If you are having trouble with handling the marketing of your business or managing email and list then hire a company or service to do this for you. This frees you up to do the things that you do best. Some of us are good at writing and others are great talkers. If you are good at talking or appearing in front of a camera then use that to grow your business. Go on Youtube or get yourself an online radio broadcast or blog broadcast. Remember that at the end of the day the goal is always to be promoting you online store or online business. To always be closing the next deal.
Allow me to close for now. If you find these post or the information that I provide for you’re here useful take a moment to do a social bookmark, whether it is google plus or stumbleupon. Check out some of the companies that I promote on various pages of this site. It is free to click and visit them all. Companies like Gro Social has help many turn their Facebook page into a promotional tool for their businesses after trying and failing on their own to do so and the service known as GetResponse has helped many of those who have visited this site. If you need someone else to act as an auto responder for your business they are great. They can handle newsletters and sign-up forms for you. Building list and email marketing will be an important part of growing your business into something that can not only help you and your family get by, but get ahead.
Some of you have asked questions about my advertisers. I write about other things, but I do not mention much if anything about GetResponse, they have ads on most of my pages and I never tell you anything about them so I thought I would include a quick tutorial on their service. Okay here it is.
Okay that is the sales pitch for today. Get back to work and remember know your strengths and work on improving in the areas where you are weak.