When your blog is doing really good and gets hundreds of visitors a day, that is not the time to get lazy with your work and keep on expecting to get hundreds of visitors to your blog every day. Your visitors will eventually catch on with the fact that you do not update you content. When they catch on to this, they will seek other sources of information. If you update your blog everyday when it has close to 0 visitors a day, then it is too late and you might as well start over. Keep on updating your content to keep your visitors and make sure that more visitors come as well. If I didn’t update this blog for a week (or even a month, but that will never happen), I would lose a lot of visitors because people who visit other people’s blogs want to see quality content, not a blog that had its last archived post in 2012.
I think it is very important for me to tell you how I use my notebook (not the ones in school). I have my own personal notebook where I write down all of my goals for the month. Right now, my notebook is mainly about the results that I should see on Squidoo within a certain amount of time. Do I always get the results I want? Not always, but I do most of the time. Either way, I am better than I left off because I wanted to make my business even better than it left off. Writing down your goals is a great way to remind yourself of those goals everyday so that they can be accomplished.
You most likely have more time than you think. Many people are guilty of surfing the web or procrastination. By minimizing the time you waste and maximizing the time you use, your business could prosper. Just try it and see what happens.
Giving back is something that many people do whether it is a $5 donation to a worthy cause or clothing that doesn’t fit anymore. Giving back can be productive for your business as well if you are smart about how you give back. I recently read an article about someone who donated $3 to a charity per Twitter follower. That person ended up donating over $250,000 to charities (which is a very generous donation) while getting, oh, an extra 83,000 followers. Today, this person has close to 400,000 followers, and this proves that you can give a lot back and help out your business at the same time.
Keeping up with the latest trends is very important, especially if these trends can help shape the future or give you more publicity. One trend that will eventually change the world if it hasn’t already is 3D Printing which can print virtually any three-dimensional object. 3D Printers can print jewelry, toys, iPhone cases, and many more objects that can be sold online. It shouldn’t be hard for you to own your own product, and 3D Printers make that process simple. If you keep up with the latest trends, you will obtain a lot of knowledge about the trend. As that trend gets bigger, you can share your knowledge, and you’ll get a lot of traffic to your website or blog.
Of course the money aspect does play a part to why I love what I do, but it is only a nice bonus. I love doing what I do because I can write my content and know people will see it. Whether I only get 1 person to see my blog posts or thousands of people, I know someone is seeing my content. I can also write about anything I want. There is no writing requirement that specifies a topic or writing style. If you have your own business, you should be able to set your own rules for your business, but at the same time, you have to reach the viewer’s satisfaction (nothing boring, nothing inappropriate, etc). Other than that, I get to make the rules for my own business, and I have been happy with the results. I think many people would most certainly be more motivated if their businesses were not restricted in any way.