How To Grow Your Business For Immediate Success
Well, this week-end was busy for me. I worked for about two weeks to launch a new website to grow my business. I didn’t know so much was involved because I usually had someone else do it, but I wanted hands in on this one so I could be more effective.
Part one will be what I did (business wise) to launch my website and I thought I’d share so you could grow your business quickly and effectively as well.
How To Grow Your Business and Get In Front of People
We’ve just launched some new products that I thought were awesome! I needed a way to get it out there quickly and effectively! So jumping right in, I did the following to get in the front of people right away for immediate success. Here’s what I did to get started:
1) Find the right people to help you get done what you need to get done!
Don’t pussyfoot around. It is true that time waits for no one when you’ve got a goal to grow your business for immediate success! I jumped right into my network and asked for advice and help on all the things I needed to do. If you can’t get quick answers that make sense, find the right people to help you.
I immediately called on some close friends of mine Adrienne Smith, Donna Merrill, Sylviane Nuccio, Christi Johnson who all gave me their expert advice on various aspects to help me get the word out! Each person is good at what they do with a unique skillset that can help you grow your business quickly.
2) Press Releases
A couple of months ago, Sylvianne Nuccio wrote a couple of articles on her blog on Press releases and how they can be effective.
Her article discussed how to write a good press release and recommendations on where to publish your news release. So I decided to try them.
Some of the companies are free; some are not, but again I found it not that expensive and certainly worth the small investment.
You don’t have to go all out financially. One of the press release companies was as little as $25 with distribution, but it’s something to start with if you really want to jump start your business.
Although probably not the best time to launch for me because I did it over a holiday when people are away, I set the press release on a free site at PRLog.
Launched on July 5, at about 1:30 a.m. and as of this morning received 277 hits. I will also launch a paid press release this week to see what the difference is and I’ll keep you posted as to the results.
3) Social Media – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest
Of course Social Media! Created a Fan Page. I’ve always stuck to my personal page and didn’t do much advertising on it. I had wanted to promote a Fan Page a while ago, but was lazy about trying to get people to ‘Like’ my Fan page and build another following. Well, changed my mind as I need to get serious about advertising.
If I want to get serious about the business, FB Fan Page is a way to go and direct people there. It’s the way of Advertising. I had to expand my narrow mindedness and get with the program.
I created an Ad on Facebook – many of us don’t want to as it seems expensive. And, it wasn’t that expensive. About $56 for about 10 days.
I thought I’d give it a short stint and see what kinds of results I get. I’ve tried FB ads in the past, and I got hits to the website so if you want to drive traffic that is one way. Results will be recorded in the Part 2 series to give you an idea of the success of my FB advertising.
In terms of business, Twitter is the dominating force. If you don’t have a Twitter account or use your current one, you should definitely get involved. Many people think Twitter takes up too much time and it’s hard to learn, but there are automated tools out there that will allow you to take an hour or two on one day and write your tweets out and schedule them for the week or months in advance
A while back, I posted and article on Twitter users. All those Twitter users can’t be wrong in terms of success with business. It is a good way to grow your business! If you’re not convinced Twitter is a good way to get in front of people, then take a look at the statistics and get active on Twitter right away. There are approximately 645,750,000 million Twitter people registered in Twitter and the average number of tweets is about 2.1 billion a day! That’s saying something and worth the time investment to grow your business.
I always hated started up on another social media site, but I took a look at Pinterest and discovered an amazing world of interesting advertising and business. I was shocked and fast got over it! I spent most of the week-end ‘pinning’ and setting up boards! Fun stuff.
I never knew the beauty of Pinterest and it’s definitely work a look!
A great website in my eyes. Many people are unsure of it, but it’s another tool. Salespider is business people oriented. You can get your products/website/business out there with little to no cost. There is free and then there is minimal. I put an ad out for $99 dollars which is the equivalent of one of the press releases that Sylviane recommended.
I used Sales Spider about 2 years back, posted an ad and received a number of conversions so I know it works.
The blogging world is blowing up! Everyone coming online to do business has a blog, but it is not easy. It is time and labor intensive but can be effective if you become good at it.
If you’re already blogging, Christi Johnson clued me in to a tool that will help me get more traffic. It’s called http://www.hittail.com
It is a paid service (only $9.95) per month which connects with Google Analytics and analyzes and identifies your keywords that customers are hitting your website with.
That way, you can blog on those specific keywords to drive even more traffic to you site.
A worthy investment in my eyes. I figure I’ll try it for 4-5 months and see what happens. I’ll keep you posted on that one. Anyway, this tool will help me blog more effectively to drive business to my site quickly and effectively.
Well, that’s it for now.
I hope you find these tools and advice effective for getting your business and/or website out there to the masses.
What are some of your ways that you have been effective in advertising your business and putting it before the masses? It would be greatly appreciated as I love to hear of new resources and tools to grow my business.
Oh and by the way…just do me a favor and pop on over to my new site Beauty and the Waist just for shitz and giggles… 🙂 The new launch is for slimming, back and muscle support, supportive garments for everyone and health and fitness related. You may know someone who needs supportive garments that help you look good and help you get healthy.