Have you filled out your own daily list of things that you have to get done? Does that list include Have to do’s, Want to do’s, and Must Do’s? In order to be successful at anything and especially marketing, you have to know what your day looks like so you can plan your marketing time each week. Once you know these items then you can create your Commit To list. These items will be the list that you are willing to do each week to be successful in your chosen career.
Look at your wish and needs list and determine what items are you willing to add to your commit to section. Do any of your commit to items conflict with your needs or get done? If so, you need to reevaluate what you are wanting to complete and the time frame to get it done. Do you have unrealistic expectations for items on it? Most of us do, we plan 18 hour days and sometimes only get 8 hours to get things done. Or we make our daily list and tend to forget that we have to Eat, Sleep, spend time with loved ones, take care of our basic needs and of course there is always the occasional emergency or crisis we have to deal with. If you have no room in your schedule for life, then very often life will get in the way.
In my previous post, we discussed being social on your social network. Which, you might be wondering how this pertains to today’s discussion. Well, you have to have time to be on your networks correct? You also have to have time to write too. If you are not using a service to handle your marketing, then you will have to be responsible for it.
So, are you being social or just putting up post without paying attention to who your fans are? Have you added time for marketing, even just an hour a week? I know an hour does not sound like much but if you are not doing any marketing at all it can make a difference. Granted, I believe you should be spending closer to 5 hours a week on your marketing, but if you will commit even just one each week and get to learn your fans or followers you will notice a significant difference. Just spending 20 minutes each day looking at who follows you, who you follow, will help you put out post that are geared more towards your audience and less driving them away.