Life events happen to each one of us, yet how we respond differs. I'd like to share a week out of my life (last week, as a matter of fact) and identify a few strategies that are automated and allow my business to run profitably when I stepped away.
Last week one of our daughter's got married in Utah. It's a 20-hour drive each way... That same week, a new little granddaughter was born.
But my business didn't suffer from taking time away. Here are 3 tips that allow me to grow my business and profits, even when I'm away for a week.
1. Let your clients know you will be "out of the office" and when you will return. I like to tell them what I'm doing because it adds a human element that binds us through similar events and experiences. A couple of clients emailed me but opened with "I know you are at your daughter's wedding and you won't be looking at this but I wanted to get it to you while I was thinking about it..." I do the same thing when I go to a conference. Notify them and keep them in the loop. This way they celebrate life events with you instead of thinking you are a slacker because you aren't responding as quickly as usual.
2. Have an effective email sequence that starts when someone opts in to one of your products. This makes the person feel like they are getting the attention they deserve. Yes, they realize it's automated messages but when done correctly, with stories, great content, and a call to action, they'll feel like you are right there with them!
3. Have your assistant or VA schedule appointments so your calendar is filled when you do get back. It's easier to step back into your business when you have appointments booked.
A year ago, I didn't have these processes in place. I would have come home to an empty calendar and struggled to find the energy to get back to work. For me, nothing is more depressing and energy-sucking than an empty calendar! I've made great strides with the deliberate intention of building a business that works, even if I'm not. I've learned how to develop and offer products in a variety of price ranges. I've learned how to write email sequences that serve my prospects AND me. And I've learned to embrace life's events and moments instead of resenting them.
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