Money Matters

We’re often discouraged from talking about money as it’s not good manners, and I’m still quite the fan of not ‘banging on about’ at every opportunity. For example, I’ve never been one to market what I do in terms ‘work with me and you’ll make lots of money’. But you want to make sure that, after all your costs and expenses, there is at least enough left over to pay you–the business owner–a salary or wage AND ideally that there is extra for putting back into the business or taking as a bonus.

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Why blog for your business?

So why am I blogging, and should you blog for your business? And if you are blogging, is it helping?! Blogging is something that can be a very effective part of your marketing. It’s not always sensible to blog in the ‘traditional’ sense of a diary though, as if you’re not doing anything interesting day-to-day then you might not get value from it!

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Stick to your knitting

I love this phrase—it’s a great way to say ‘Stay true to your Thing’. If you want to get famous for your Thing, keep doing it—consistently. If you change your Thing every 5 minutes it’s going to be hard for us to keep tabs on exactly what it is!

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Want to know what I do when I don’t know what to do next?

I do the next thing. The next thing that will get my business closer to the result I am aiming for.

When you know what you’re aiming for, you can work out what to do along the way.

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Routines vs. flow

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I have routines and at other times those are gone. And it made me think about when I’m more in flow–do the routines help or do they hinder?

My routines are day-of-the-week and times-of-the-day based. When my children are in school, the structure of my day is dictated by their schedule because I like to take them to school, so ‘work’ only starts after that…

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Tightly wrapped packages sell well

When you can tightly package what you do and can explain it easily then you’ll sell more of it.

Much as many of us don’t want to think what we ‘do’ can be put into a box, actually if you do that you’ll sell it much more easily.

When you wrap up what you do and present it to people in such a way that they ‘get it’ quickly, easily and can clearly see if it’s what they need, they are much more likely to buy it.

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