There’s a lot of speculation as to how the year 2009 will go for those IM’s out there hoping for a good year. I imagine that what makes up a “good” year to you might be a disaster to others so in order to measure your progress, I’m recommending that you put together a method by which you can actually measure progress or the lack of it.
What were your sales for 2008? Expenses? All those numbers that you’ll need to do your taxes, especially if you’re here in the United States. Then, take a look at what you WANT to do in 2009. Are there any expenses that you see that you can trim? Efficiencies that you can create to help you to achieving a profit in 2009? Maybe even a NICE profit?
Then look to see if you used the BEST methods for promoting your biz. What can you do differently to achieve better results? Asking these questions now can help you put together a more profitable ending to 2009… but only if you start now!
Did you use WEB 2.0 methods for promotion in 2008? If not, you should be! A “loyal following” in a social network is much more likely to respond positively to your suggestions to look at “product a” than people on a “name list.” Anywhere from 2 to 3 times more likely! Think what that could mean to YOUR bottom line at the end of 2009!
One of the easiest WEB 2.0 networks to get started with, in my opinion, is Twitter and you can easily follow me there to see what I do to promote me and/or what I’m doing. The good news is that you don’t have stay glued to your computer to find out what I’m doing. Just check in once or twice a day, log in, and the information shows up on your computer screen.
There are NO long messages. 140 characters will be your longest message sent or received! That’s the limit. You’ll learn how to say more with less in a big hurry! The website at www.tinyurl.com is what many use to compress LONG url’s so they can include links to web pages and more. Check it out.
Follow me at: http://twitter.com/trafficmechanic