When you are just opening up your business, it is very easy to start up bad habits. You are not concentrating on small things. It is on making those initial sales and getting your business up and running. You plan on getting to the details at a later time. Until you get a strategy for handling the details, your business will fail. Besides its the small stuff that matters. If you do not change the following bad habit, you will fail as a business owner.
If you are a beginning online marketer, chances are your family thinks that you will fail. It is probably hard for them to visualize how you can start and own your own business. It does not take that much effort for you to pull away because of their lack of support for what you are doing. Make a point to salvage these relationships with friends and family. Show them what you are doing. You cannot base your whole life around your job, so keep these relationships alive and well.
Work on improving your focus and limiting your distractions. We each work differently. For some people working from the couch in front of the television actually helps them focus.
But, for most people these types of activities make it difficult for them to stay on target. Find out which location makes it easier for you to get the most done and always use that environment. Then eliminate the distractions that tempt you away from your work. Keep in mind that you are here to do a job. You can’t blow it off to spend the day just hanging out with a friend. You cannot choose to work less hours because you do not like what you are doing. You can always find tasks to finish. Give yourself regular hours and then stick to them. You will see huge profits as a result.
Come up with a paragraph or two that tells other people what you do for a living. This is something like an elevator speech which a little speech that you can deliver during the time that it takes to ride an elevator. You time this for 30 seconds. If it goes over sixty seconds, then it is much too long. It can consist of a few sentences that describe you and your company. If you have an long elevator speech, most people will not be too interested if they do not know you. If someone wants to get additional info, they will ask you for it.
Whether you do traditional postcard marketing or the more advanced internet approach, you can easily get bad habits when you do not pay attention to everything that you are doing. You are basically trying to get new clients so that you can grow your business and become profitable. Your focus is not on the smaller stuff at this point in time. But if you plan on having a business that succeeds, you will break the bad habits and concentrate on all aspects of your business.