I live in North Carolina and needless to say when it snows things get closed! Currently, Winter Storm Inga is ravaging the South East and she will probably be here until the weekend. Since I am a fulltime business owner, I am always thinking about MAXIMIZING my time. I figured you might need some help to get your business a Snow Day Boost. Here are 10 Things you can do today to use your time wisely and simultaneously enhance your business.
1. ORGANIZE YOUR EMAIL
It seems simple say check your email, but cleaning it up may be an entirely different issue. Create folders for important people, organizations, events, and topics to make it easier to find information.
Like many people you have probably subscribed to dozens of email lists and newsletters. However, you end up inundated with a plethora of messages every day. You can remedy this by going through each email and unsubscrinbibg6, or use Unroll.me. Just a few clicks can help you eliminate hundreds of emails.
3. FAQ LIST
If you are in Business then you know the top questions people ask about your product or service. Take your snow day and write out the questions and answers. Then add this list to your website, create a PDF that can be sent to potential clients, and make the PDF downloadable. If you want to go one step further, create a graphic for each Q&A and use it on Facebook and Instagram to educate potential customers and followers.
4. RATE SHEET
People will always want to know how much your product or service is. Take time to create a Rate Sheet that lists the name, price, and description of your service.
If you are stuck inside, you might as well #LearnSomething. There are plenty of places that can provide you between 30-60 minutes of information you need to grow your business. Check out:
Its not as hard to start a micropodcast as you may think. You can start by creating your script with talking points and downloading Anchor.fm. You can literally use your phone to get started right now. Check out mine at www.anchor.fm/ladybizness
Creating a great video that explains who you are can be a great way to spend the day. Write a list things people want to know about your background, mission, vision, and the clients you serve, products you offer, and why people should spend with you. Try to keep each video under 1 minute to enable you to share to Instagram. Make longer videos and create a series to upload on YouTube.
8. GO LIVE
Guess what? If it’s snowing in your city that means it snowing in more than one place and you have an opportunity to reach an audience that would otherwise be occupied. Use the day to GO LIVE and share a new product or service. You can also answer questions provided by your live audience.
Create short blog posts and graphics to visuallt articulate your message to your audience. Schedule your posts for the next month. You can also syndicate your blog using Bloglovin.
This is a great time to share throwbacks of your successes, testimonials from customers, new products, and upcoming events. If you already have events schedule post content like videos, photos, and helpful information. Then ask people to share your content!
Let me know which one you like the best and make a suggestion for other activities. #StayFocused and stay warm.
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