It all started on a free Wordress.com blog back in 2009, when I started to write about the little businesses I could start from home as a mum with small children. By July 2009 that had turned into BusinessPlusBaby.com, which is still going strong.
But blogging is only the tip of the iceberg. I love experimenting and learning new things, so I’ve done all of these:
- Facebook Ads
- Setting up WordPress websites
- Blogging on Blogger.com and WordPress.com
- Kindle publishing
- Writing books
- Creating video courses
- Email marketing, listbuilding, autoresponders
- Setting up sales funnels
- Google AdWords
- Affiliate marketing
- Mentoring small business owners on their online marketing
..which has been great fun and fascinating. And I now have a head full of tips, tricks, facts and ideas, too.
Earlier this year though, the time came to get really focussed. I’d been spreading myself too thin and I knew I could get much better results if I worked on just a few of those things in the list above.
Being a trainer at heart, I’ve focused in on creating some seriously useful social media marketing e-books, which will be ready soon. My aim was to get some books written and ‘on the shelf’ ready for small business owners to buy.
That’s why it’s been a little quiet around here lately!
It’s been a change of approach for me, but one that I needed to take to move forward. And one key skill I have had to learn is saying ‘no’ to things. Mainly to myself now I come to think of it…
“No, you can’t chase that business opportunity”, “No you can’t buy that e-book because it will distract you”.
Focus seems to be as much about what I say ‘no’ to as it is about what I actually do! It’s hard to say no at first but it gets easier with practice. I think of it as strengthening my ‘no’ muscle. 🙂
OK, got to get back to that e-book…
Do you have any tips and tricks for staying focussed?