Some days, you just don’t feel like promoting your home business or blog. From experience I can tell you this can quickly spiral out of control. It is similar to exercising. You can either get started and find out you are willing to push yourself a little further than you thought, or you can take the day off and later realize your day turned into a week. That is why I love these marketing tasks that only take a few minutes. They often snowball into greatness.
Create an Automatic Email Signature. This feature is available everywhere these days. Take a few moments to set up a signature that will be automatically added to outgoing emails. It should include your name, website URL and any social networking profiles on which you prefer to connect with your readers or customers. It does not need to include them all, just your favorites.
Create a YouTube Channel. As a Google product, your YouTube account can be easily integrated with your Google+ profile and other Google products. You can also claim your website and it will be linked to on your Channel.
Rinse and Repeat Tasks
Write and Submit a Press Release. Regardless of if these garner journalist attention anymore and the fact that they serve no SEO benefit, they can connect you with search traffic if you are optimizing them correctly. If your business has recently introduced new services or products or your blog has undergone some reader-friendly changes, consider taking ten minutes, if that, to create and submit a press release.
Promote Your Email List. We often take for granted that if people want on our email list, they know where to find it. They forget. Maybe they don’t know your email subscribers get special perks. On a regular basis make sure you are promoting your e-newsletter to your social networking followers and beyond. Getting people into this funnel should take precedence over sending people offsite to receive updates (i.e. social networking sites).
Join Local Interest Groups. It does not matter where you live on this earth, there are likely people in your community or area connecting somewhere online. It may be on a forum, Facebook Group, Meetup Group and more. Connect with the locals on a social level – no selling – even if your business operates primarily online. There is likely at least one person in need of your products or services.
Accomplishment can be a great source of inspiration. By taking on one small, simple task, you may find your can’t-do attitude actually got a lot done.
Do you submit to procrastination or face it head on?
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