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2012 is getting long in the tooth

 

end of 2012

 

 

As we near the end of 2012

 

If you are new to owning your own business, it is time to make a good and practical business plan.  A business plan will outline the things that you are planning to do in the coming year.

 

You may want to talk to your upline to pick a strategy for advertising and marketing.  If you need to, you can pick a strategy that you think you can make work, without anyone’s help.  Be sure to track the results of everything that you do.  You need to know what is working and what needs to be changed.

 

If you are already in business, you too should be making a business plan for the new year.

 

It’s time to take stock of what we have accomplished, in 2012.  We need to look at all we did.  We also need to figure out what worked and what didn’t work.  Hopefully, you have kept track of everything that you did.  That will make this task so much easier.  If you didn’t … well … start to keep track of all your results, from now on.

 

You need to decide which ads worked and why they worked.  Did they work because they were well written or was it the placement of the ad?  Was it a banner ad on a website or an article placed in an article directory?

 

Whatever worked, you need to be doing more of it.  Write more articles if that works for you.  Place more banner ads, if that was what worked.

 

Once you know what works, it could and should free up time for you to add in other strategies to test.

 

You should also be planning out your goals for the year.

 

 

goals for 2013

 

 

How many people will you recruit for the year?  How many new customers will you find?  Then break it down into manageable monthly goals.  Then, you can break them down into weekly and daily goals.

 

You could make unattainable goals but why do that?  Why not make reasonable goals that you can attain?  You can always surpass these goals and rewrite your goals when you prove that you can exceed your goals.

 

Your business plan for the new year might look something like this.

 

I will use article marketing to drive traffic to my blog.  I will write 1 article and 1 blog post each day, 6 days per week.  I will drive 100 visitors per day to my blog and I will gather 10 leads per day and use email marketing to contact them, everyday.  I will invite them to see my business presentation 1 time per month.  I will follow up with all those that see the presentation.  I will recruit 24 people this year at a rate of 2 per month.  If someone says, “not at this time,” to the business plan, I will ask them to become my customer.

 

That is a simple business plan.  But it’s actually good enough to get to work.

 

So make a plan for 2013 and get to work.  There’s no time like the present.

 

Remember this is one of the best times to be building a business!

 

 

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