There are many business strategies. Some work while others don’t. There are some business strategies that I have used and have seen great results. However, I ask you not to do something because the majority does it. Posting links on Twitter isn’t the best approach since everybody is doing it (and many people happen to share the same link). If you want to make it big online, then you have to be unique and productive.
Gone With The Wind and The Wizard Of Oz were two movies that were made in 1939. While both of these movies were big hits, Gone With The Wind received a lot more publicity than The Wizard Of Oz when each of the movies were produced. Gone With The Wind is about a man and a woman in the American south during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Since the movie was made close to the time when the Civil War took place (less than 100 years ago), the movie was a big hit. The Wizard Of Oz was basically a movie about the main character, Dorothy goes into the fantasy world of Oz. Gone With The Wind was much more successful than The Wizard Of Oz in the box office with a difference of hundreds of millions of dollars.
That was 1939. Here in 2013, there aren’t as many people interested about the Civil War as there are people interested in more recent ones. The Wizard of Oz is a true classic that has been seen by countless people. Gone With The Wind–not so much.
Make sure that your business can satisfy this generation as well as other generations after it.
How about you? How many times have you watched the Wizard of Oz or Gone With The Wind. I’ve seen The Wizard Of Oz 3 times and haven’t seen Gone With The Wind once.
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.