{Advice} Are You Making Time to Make Money?

Birds Eye View painting by Lee Price

The weather here in sunny Arizona is absolutely incredible right now.

I’ve been getting up early (before the rest of the family wakes up), snagging a freshly brewed cup of coffee, grabbing my notebook, and jetting out to our patio to do something extremely important.

Something That Makes Me Money.

I’ve been dedicating my early mornings to not only listening to the birds chirping but focusing on the birds-eye view of my business – from every possible angle asking myself…what is still working, what needs to change, and what will make things SOAR quickly.

Are you making ANY TIME to do this? If not, it’s costing you plenty of customers and money my friend.

I’ve been dedicating 1 day a week for:

– Competitive and Market Research

– Social Media Marketing

– Creating some new Strategic Alliance partner relationships

– Promotional Opportunities

– Networking

– Focusing ONLY on marketing and growing my business.

This is what I refer to as WORKING ON YOUR BUSINESS, NOT IN IT!

Why?

Because it’s oh-so-important to stay on top of what’s going on:

  • What your ideal readers/customers are doing.
  • Where your ideal customers are hanging out.
  • Which ones spend the most money with you.
  • Which ones refer you to others.
  • What products/services they’re looking for and HOW they find them.

Otherwise, your sales are probably going to go down, down, down.

So what can you do?

  1. Start asking questions and communicate with your customers.
  2. Get a business coach or mentor.
  3. Research upcoming trends in your industry.
  4. Dedicate some time – literally place a date and time on your calendar to ONLY work on your business.

Make time to focus on the birds-eye view of your business and you’ll start to make more money!

So there you have it.

xo-tana

Image Source:  Bird’s Eye View Realistic Painting by Lee Price.

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8 Comments

  1. WOW….What a great article on business. I have to say that I have not had a chance to do that yet, but I will start. I’ve been in the event planning business for 3 years as a wedding planner and I’m finding that it’s difficult to attract clients. I’m still trying to develop my niche and what my market is.

    Thanks so much for opening my eyes to my business and getting down to the nitty gritty.

    Best,
    Ruthie Turner
    Costa del Sol Events, Inc. – FL Wedding Planner

    1. Do girl! It’s sooo important and you’ll start to see a BIG difference!

      (I’m not trying to sell you, but you might want to look at taking my Bootcamp – you’ll learn how to develop your niche, who truly is your ideal client and then how to attract them to you/your biz)

      I’m all about the nitty gritty! Have a great day. Tana

  2. Great article! It just confirms what I’ve been doing…working ON my business is important and you may not always reap the benefits right away, but you will certainly get them!

    1. So excited for you! I’d love to hear what changes (little details) you’ve made… and what has occurred by doing those things. Even if you could share one, I’d truly appreciate it 🙂

  3. This is timely advice, Tana! I need to be more intentional about time allocation and organization. Where is a good place to find a business coach for a lifestyle blogger like me? Thank you in advance!!!

    1. Hi Jamie! If you’re looking for someone on-going for say a weekly or monthly business coach, I don’t know of anyone personally. I offer quarterly business coaching (goals, game plan, quarter review) if you’re looking for something of that nature. Good place to find one? Ask some larger lifestyle bloggers if they are using someone and if so, have them provide you with their contact info. Sorry, wish I was more help, but it’s a start! xo

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