The Six Tiny Steps You Can't Miss Out When You Really Want To Succeed In Business
There’s probably no one who hasn’t heard the phrase “planting the seed” in some form or another. The phrase, “You’ll reap what you sew” is common too, but what do you plant for business success?
Think of it in terms of gardening. You plant a seed, you nurture it, it grows, and you get the rewards of the finished product.
In business, hard work is the seed. You put in your dedication, time, and hard work and grow a quality business you can reap the rewards of.
In order to help make sure your business is successful it is not only important to plant seeds, but to plant the right seeds. Any farmer will tell you that certain seeds won’t grow in certain areas of the world. What thrives in one area will wither away in another.
What seeds do you plant for business success?
Here are a few of the right seeds you should plant to help your business thrive:
1. Post valuable, keyword-targeted content to your website.
Think of valuable information you can pass on to your reader, and provide it in a way that will entice them and make them want to return to read what you have to say next.
The second part of this seed is a bit more complicated. You can have the most valuable content on the internet, but if no one ever sees it, it isn’t doing you any good. In order to make sure that they do, you want to use keyword-targeted content in your postings.
2. Record and document your processes.
Your method of working is what makes you different from your competitors and makes you stand out as unique. When you first begin your business, you may experiment with various methods of doing things. If you document each process, you’ll be able to see what works best. It will allow you to improve the process and make the business work more efficiently. A well-documented process can also help when someone important leaves the company suddenly. It can be used to bring a new hire up to speed on all the aspects of their new job.
3. Create valuable eBooks to sell or giveaway.
Ebooks can be quite profitable for your business in many different ways, and are definitely worth taking the time to write. A lot of people don’t like to or don’t have time to do in-depth research.
They may also be a bit skeptical about free sources. If you prove to them you’re credible, or perhaps partner with someone who is, and if you solve a problem, then people will want to buy your book. Writing about what you love, isn’t necessarily what will sell. Write what the customer wants to buy, and you will.
4. Network with other experts in your field.
Humans thrive on social interaction with one another. Many people feel that getting to know people in their field should only be done for competitive reasons.
Networking with other experts in your field can be extremely beneficial to you for other reasons as well. You never know, one day you might do a joint venture, create a product together, or even share ideas that are worth millions.
5. Join and participate in forums around your field.
You may not know what a forum is, but you could be participating in them already. Sometimes they’re simply called message or bulletin boards, threaded discussions, discussion boards or discussion groups. If you’re participating in one of these, it’s a forum. Forums are an excellent way to stay current in your field. They can be like having a support network that you can have access to 24/7.
6. Use social media to your advantage.
Having your business set up on social media sites is no longer really an option, it’s an essential for all businesses to thrive.
There’s no better garden in which to plant your seeds than in the world of social media. As with growing flowers, social media works like pollination. Plant the seeds, and as they grow, your content will travel through the winds of technology ... to more people!
Whether you're starting something new, want to optimize your work or focus on growing your business, here you can find actionable steps you can take to simplify your business and marketing online and off.