As online marketers, we find ourselves in a position where, quite often, WE are the ones that are getting marketed to. Unusual wouldn’t you say? We are here spruiking our services or products and end up buying services or products in order to sell ours. Now this is the nature of any business, you have to spend it to make it but sometimes it gets a bit out of hand and we end up buying things that we don’t really need. We’re all guilty of it and it has a name “shiny object syndrome”. It can be distracting and damaging for some who are struggling to get their business up and running.
This is where programs like the Quick Start Challenge can help. They encourage budding entrepreneurs to focus on one thing for a month, getting a website up and seeing something in the form of results. By setting challenges each week and tasks that have to be done, they are ensuring that there is no time for anything else to distract them. Well maybe the forum, which is a Facebook group, can get a little time consuming at times but at least you’re with other like minded folks and there’s always plenty of support and encouragement.
An alternative would be to have someone to hold you accountable for what you’re working towards. Simply break it down into smaller chunks and have your accountability partner check in at intervals, it could be daily or weekly) to make sure it’s getting done. Don’t underestimate the power in this, it works! It has for me and it can for you.
So focus seems to be key to moving forward and staying on track. Having a clear direction in mind and plan in place, will help you achieve your business goals. You could also unsubscribe from those mailing lists that don’t seem to be providing any real value to help you stay on track.
Anyway I’m starting to waffle on a bit, so just keep in mind the tips above and just being aware, can be a step in the right direction.
Any “out of control” spending you’d like to share. Let me know down below.