Gosh, it’s been a while since you’ve heard much from me. Here’s why… I was sick with the respiratory flu the entire month of December (34 days straight – I even with a flu shot!) and really didn’t work much.
On top of that, my 87 year old mom is a severe diabetic and has gotten an ulcer on her foot. I’ve taken her back and forth every couple of days to the doctor, but it’s not healing. If you know anything about this sort of thing, you know if we don’t get it healed it could eventually cause a loss of limb. We will have to travel 60+ miles each way, multiple times per week for who knows how long. So your prayers will be appreciated.
I’m so grateful that I am an entrepreneur who works from home and calls the shots. So appreciative that I can do this for my mom without worrying about a boss breathing down my neck or fear of losing my J-O-B. That’s what being a Happypreneur means to me.
I’ve learned a big lesson from all of this that I’d like to share with you. I hope you’ll find it useful. If there is one thing I have learned in the last month it’s how important it is to be consistent in your business. As solopreneurs, it’s all up to us. When we drop the ball, no matter how legitimate a reason, we lose momentum. I can testify to that. Visitors to my blog, sales, social media connections have all suffered. So, I have to get my hiney in gear and bring my numbers back up. It won’t take long if I’m consistent.
What do I need to do to catch back up? A few things. First I need to blog regularly again. I had a big boost the last quarter of 2012 in my blog readership because I started posting more often. I went from twice a week to 3 and 4 times a week. Some posts were shorter than normal, but there was always fresh content for my readers and they responded to it.
Next, I need to put myself back in front of my community by connecting and engaging on social media regularly again and become active in my favorite forums and social communities again like MyNams and Solomasterminds.
I’ve also gotten a bit behind on my client services work like building websites, social media management, etc. Yes I still do that kind of work too. It brings in a decent chunk of change that I’m not ready to give up. There’s no way I would be able to continue this part of my business if it weren’t for my fantabulious assistant Crystal. She’s a true gem! She pulls my butt out of the fire on a regular basis.
I’m also getting pretty excited about NAMS9 that’s coming up on Feb. 8th, 9th and 10th in Atlanta. NAMS has literally changed the face of my business. It’s an opportunity to become part of a community of giving, caring and brilliant internet marketers. To make friendships and partnerships that would never have been possible otherwise. Without the infuence NAMS has had on my business and me personally, I would still be treading water – afraid I was gonna drown.
Well, that about covers it. I guess I’ve talked your ear off by now, so I’d better sign off.