How to Create Your Business Bucket List for 2019

How to Create Your Business Bucket List for 2019

As I’m sure you know, goals are incredibly important to set, not only in your personal life but also for your business.

When you specifically identify where you want to be in the future and how you’d like to grow, you’re able to create plans for achieving success. A bucket list of sorts is an enjoyable way to set goals, meet them, and also have a lot of fun along the way, all while keeping track of your progress.

So, if you’ve been looking for some New Year’s resolutions to get your business booming or even some fun accomplishments to add to your experience, then check out these tips! Here are 6 things to add to your Business Bucket List for 2019, as well as some suggestions on how to build your own personalized list.

Business Bucket List Making For 2019

First things first when creating your business bucket list: you have to undergo a combined time of dreaming and brainstorming. Take out a physical piece of paper or open a new word document on your computer and start writing down all of your ideas for the new year. Remove all limitations and focus on allowing your mind to be as free as possible, jotting down every idea that comes to you as a good goal for your business in this coming year. You’re allowed to edit for feasibility and reasonability later. For now, though, just write down a bunch of ideas!

If you’re having trouble coming up with your own fresh ideas, then consider these six ideas for inspiration:

Start a blog.

But not just any blog about random facts that halfway apply to you and your business. Start one that your desired customers want to read, will read and will want to do business with you because they enjoy the content you create. Make sure to provide good, helpful content. Present yourself as an expert and write about what kindles your passions and what fuels your business (if you already have a blog, then focus on creating better content that will help instigate {fill in the blank} amount of sales per month)!

Get (fill in the blank) new clients!

Look at how many customers you have now and pick a number that’s a lot bigger than that, then work for it! In order for your business to grow, you have to find more clients who will pay for your services, so set your desired number and start building up to it (if you already have the max number of clients you can handle, then start brainstorming ways to make your services even better)!

Beat last year’s profits.

Again, look at the revenue you made last year (you can even break it down month by month if that’s easier) and then beat last year’s numbers! You can do this a variety of ways, but increasing your client base will certainly help (so good thing that’s also on your bucket list).

Revamp your business.

Actually, do that website/branding/logo/etc. revamping you’ve been planning on doing for forever. All the to-do lists that have been piling up in your office and desk drawers actually need to be done, so pull them out and set goals for them! Figure out which tasks are priorities and determine a time they should be accomplished.

Go to a seminar or conference, learn more about your field, and be challenged.

Being a professional takes a lot of effort, especially when it comes to learning the latest trends, gaining new knowledge, and educating yourself in order to remain the professional. Learn from people who are better than you or who have different ideas and never stop challenging yourself to learn more.

Write a book.

Maybe you’re not a writer, but maybe you have a lot of good information to share with others anyway. While a book might sound daunting to write, remember that you have an entire year to accomplish this and that’s a lot of time to get things accomplished when handled correctly!

Once you’ve created a long, beautiful bucket list, it’s time to condense it, edit it, and narrow it down to items that are actually necessary for you to accomplish or beneficial for your business. You should create a timetable for completing these items, determining which of them need to be done by the end of the first month, by the beginning of the summer, by the start of the fall, and so on until you have your priorities and aiming straight for the new year.

For instance, “beating last year’s profits” should definitely have a role in every month’s earnings, but you won’t likely beat the entire goal until the end of the year, so break that huge goal down into manageable pieces and start creating a plan for conquering it. Additionally, if you have decided to initiate “X New Marketing Strategies” for the new year, then you should be sure to plan what they are and when to begin each campaign in order to get them all done at appropriate times

Once you’ve determined your bucket list items and also your timeframes, it might be helpful for you to partner with one of your business buddies in order to

a)) inspire goal-setting, and

b) get some accountability.

We all know how easy it is to completely forget about any and all of our New Year’s resolutions by the time March rolls around, but when it’s your business at stake, it’s important to do better.

After that, plan and start to implement!

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Have a great week.
Robyn Bennett

Blogging is a surefire way to build up your list

Blogging is a surefire way to build up your list

Last week we discussed the importance of list building, this week I’d like to touch a bit more on the subject and talk about how you can build your list through blogging.  If you are not building your list with blogging, you might want to consider doing that because blogging is a great tool for you to use to establish your online presence.

Let me explain to you some different techniques on how to up-build your list via your blog.

Get an Opt-in Form on Your Sidebar

The majority of entrepreneurs will add an Opt-In form on the side bar of their Blog or newsletter which will appear on each page. You may not get a ton of new potential clients on your list right away, but it’s a beginning!

You don’t have to change it every time you create a new blog post.  Once you put it up there, it’s done and you will start to slowly see some subscribers join. Of course, you can update it whenever you want, whether it’s a different set-up such as moving it to the top of your page or a different background and maybe try a different size font, new colors, or even different offers. You could change them as little or as often as you want. Eventually you will have one that works just perfect for you!

Pop-up Forms

I know! A lot of people dislike these, but hey, If they do what they’re supposed to, then that’s a great thing!

I get it, you really don’t like them yourself, so you’re hesitant to try them. Don’t let that stop you though. You will be amazed at what a great tool it is and how well it does actually work!

Maybe you’re even thinking thinking, but I can’t be bothering my potential clients with all these pop-up forms.  Well the good news is that you can also adjust them so that they only pop up once every 2 or 4 weeks or an exit pop-up, or a timed pop-up. Really there are no hard and fast rules for this.  You can adjust it by making some changes to it until you hit on the right method that works well for you.

Customized Opt-in Forms At The End Of Your Blog Posts

Now this one is a great technique, but be aware that it is more time-consuming to create as it is much more personalized and relating directly to your blog content.  Nevertheless, the results can be quite amazing! AND it does not need to be done for each blog that you post.  Keep it more for special occasions or holidays etc.  Let me give you an example as follows:

Your niche is Health and Wellness. You just posted a blog about how to Detox in a week, getting your mindset and any tools that may be required to follow through with the procedure. When signing off, you have an opt-in offering more tips on how you can safely detox as well as a free recipe e-book of different detox drinks people can make.

So you see, you are not only giving valuable advice on how to take care of your body, but you are also giving a free gift consisting of different detox recipes that people can use.  This will be a great way of generating more traffic to your site and ultimately building your list. However, as I already mentioned, you don’t have to do this for every blog you post, you might consider that option when launching a new product or a monthly offer or whatever works for you and your service or product.

So as you can see there are a few ways you can build your list through your blog, try one of these ways or all of them and see your list numbers start to go up.

If you want to learn more about List Building and how it can help your business click here and let’s talk.