In today’s post I’m going to continue with what I started in my last post you can back go back and read it here: read my last post. Today, I want to discuss one of the first steps of How to get your groove back after you’ve stopped working on your business or you had to quit for whatever reason.
Now, when I mention business, I’m particularly speaking of any type of online or internet market in business. However, what I’m going to be sharing can be applied to just about any kind of business online or offline.
So let’s dive into the first few steps.
Remember when you first got started with that affiliate marketing company?
You were all hyped up and excited about the prospects of making all that money. Buying that Mercedes S550. Quitting your j.ob. (Just Over Broke) And having that time freedom that all those gurus talk about.
But what do you think happened after you got started? Maybe like after a couple of weeks to a few of months after getting started? Most likely you weren’t seeking the type of results you imagined and you just quit.
Hey, it happens to the best of us.
But we all know that failures are a part of the process and an important component to our eventual success. It’s what we do to bounce back in the game and get our our groove back that matters the most.
Let’s talk about some of the things you can do today if you’re restarting your business.
First off go back to of your existing contacts in your email database, all of your social media friends, family and connections. Start reconnecting with them is email and social media. You can begin by sending them a thank you message for sticking around while you were in your hiatus.
Engaging with your list whether they’re in email autoresponder or whatever social media platform you use is absolutely critical. Now that can be a science all by itself. But we’re gonna keep it super simple (remember the K.I.S.S principle)
Start off by sending them emails and posts about valuable content. I mean share ideas, information, tips, tricks, and or tools that people can use or benefit from.
Make sure that it’s original stuff, as best you can, or be sure to credit where you’re getting your knowledge from.
It really helps to have a blog and/or website to drive your people or traffic to. You can pretty much get a WordPress blog/site for a reasonable cost. On the topic of costs, I’m gonna get into that in my next post. That is really an all important topic when you’re getting back into business again after a long absence.
Do the best you can to be consistent and persistent with your emails and postings. I really suggest you invest in an audiobook by Michael Clarke called Email Marketing: That Doesn’t Suck. In fact, any investment you make in yourself to enhance your skills is highly recommended.
If you’re not sure what to talk about, don’t worry about that. Use your experience or the experience of others to connect with your prospects. Again, get a book on copywriting. I recommend any book from Robert Bly. Look for what’s trending in your particular niche. Do a “Top Ten List” breakdown. Or share a story that has a moral to it that can do one of two things for your prospects, 1) help them with solve a problem; or 2) help them achieve a pleasure. Either one is a benefit to the reader of your content.
At the end of all of your emails, posts or messages remember to send them over to your blog, site or squeeze page. More on that later.
In my next post we’ll go over financing your comeback. But for now, send out an email to your list and let them know that your back in business. Always remember to offer value above and beyond what your prospects will be expecting.
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