Step Number Three of the Daily Actions of the Home Business Owner

This article is the third in my series of articles outlining some important steps that an entrepreneur needs to implement on a daily basis to be a successful home business owner. It is an incredible feeling to set your own hours, implement your own ideas, spend real quality time with your family, and write your own paycheck. But your success will be dictated by the daily steps you take and the goals you set for your business. Step one was to begin your day with a time of devotion and reading for personal development. Leaders are readers and they never stop learning. Second was to daily visualize your goals. Create your “why” and put it up in your office. This third step is one that you need to spend about 90% of your work time doing, and that is income producing activities. Market everyday!

Plan your work and work your plan. If you don’t, you will get caught up in activities that are nothing but time- wasters. Take one hour at the end of each day to answer e-mails. Remember, most of it is probably junk mail so just throw it away! For those that do require an answer, keep your answers short and to the point! Plan one hour each day for phone calls and returning messages. When you are working, let the phone ring. When you stop to answer it you are falling into someone else’s agenda, not working your own. By planning a specific time for e-mails and phone calls you will have the freedom to accomplish the marketing activities that will produce results.

Choose three to five venues to market your products. Use social media such as Facebook and Twitter to promote your websites. Article Marketing is an amazing way to put out great content that benefits others while giving a back link to your primary site. Video marketing is extremely valuable for personal branding and again provides that link to your primary website and opportunity. Plan a time each day for learning all you can about these marketing techniques and then plan a separate time to produce the posts, tweets, articles, or videos.

Betternetworker.com is a great place to publish content and get involved in this next marketing technique- forum marketing. Find forums that focus on your niche, get an account started and begin making simple comments. You will put your website in your signature link and each signature provides a back link to your site. So, comment on five forums a day and you’ll have 25 back links to your site at the end of the week. Do the same with free classified ads. Create a spreadsheet to keep all your classifieds organized since they usually expire after a minimum of 30 days. Take care with classifieds ads that you keep your information private because of viruses and spam. Classifieds are a great tool for easily creating about 30 back links a week to your site. Stay diligent and keep at it every day.

If you are ready, learn Pay Per Click and Google AdWords. Again, just plan the time to learn and then, implement your new skills. If you spend 90 % of your time on the activities that produce results you will see a huge return on your investment. If you spend the majority of your time answering e-mail and the phone, you will be frustrated at the lack of results you see in your business. Daily marketing- the third step in the daily actions that are crucial to the home business owner. The fourth daily step will be coming soon, so master the first three and check back with me soon!