How to grow your business … now!
In this post I’ll be covering an extremely important topic. One that almost doomed my business to fail as I was getting my start in the industry.
This pertains to setting goals and concentrating your efforts on “high yield” activities to grow your business Now and for the long-term.
High Yield? Yeah, activities that yield the highest return on the time it takes to complete the task at hand.
When I was first getting started in marketing online I found that I wasted a lot of time. And when I say a lot, I mean A TON of time!
Checking emails, staying on the phone for hours on end, and doing research (without applying it) leads to low productivity and minimal results for your business.
You’ll have time for everything above, but it is important to set High Yield goals for the day, and… Do Them First.
A few Examples Of High Yield Activities For Network Marketers Would Be:
- Writing an article for the product or company you are promoting
- Create a video tutorial and post it to your blog
- Create content for a page or post on your site
- Writing sales copy
- Writing an autoresponder sequence
- Create a blog post
- Write an email broadcast
Then, distribute the content to your list, facebook, twitter or other networks.
Many of the tasks above will bring you immediate results, such as clicks to your offer, establishing a relationship with your readers, gaining new subscribers etc, where others will play a part in getting you one step closer to your desired outcome… making more money.
You’ll notice that all the tasks above don’t come with time schedules or certain deadlines for completion. It is up to you to choose 1 High Yield Task for the day, and complete that first. Then, take a break, set the timer for 15 minutes and check your facebook or email (whatever floats your boat). When that 15 minutes passes… STOP! Then, move on to another high yield activity.
All too often we spend the majority of our time on low yield activities that are sometimes productive short term, but yield minimal results for the long term.
“Oh, I’ll just call back these few people THEN work on content for my site”. What I’ve all too often found is that those few calls leads to several dozen, and then… why not check your email why you’re at it? Before you know it, the day has past and nothing has been accomplished.
A few Examples Of Low Yield Activities For Network Marketers Would Be:
- Engaging in “chatter” on facebook, twitter and other social networks
- Spending waaay too much time on “designing” the perfect site (i.e. graphics etc)
- Checking email consistently
- Checking stats on your programs or products
- Installing scripts or plugins
- Buying course after course without applying any of the teachings
- Doing way to much research without taking action
These low yield tasks can be deceiving at times as well. Oh, they’re sneaky! They can sure make you feel like you’re accomplishing something important while you’re getting back to all those emails, or while your researching a new marketing technique. But in the end… you still haven’t REALLY done anything to BUILD and GROW your business. You haven’t taken action on anything that will lead to: you earning a long-term income, new subscribers, or solidify yourself in the market place.
So, What Can You Do To Accomplish More High Yield Activities?
This is a whole lot easier than it sounds : )
Simply pick out 1 or 2 High Yield Activities and DO THEM FIRST.
I like to write out a few things that I want to accomplish for the next day just as I finish up work for the evening. I’ve found that this also, subconsciously, let’s me marinate on how the task will be completed and in doing so, the task gets accomplished much quicker.
Today, my list included:
- Optimize a set of pages on a niche site for the engines
- Write this blog post : )
Now that I’ve completed these tasks, I can do a few Low Yield activities to complete the day.
Once you get good at accomplishing those all-important 1 or 2 High Yield activities, you can stack another High Yield activity on to your list. You’ll find that with practice, completing 1 or 2 important tasks will lead to more productivity in your business and it will come easier as you move along. What took you an hour to complete 1 task before, may only take 15 minutes to complete as you get better.
Just be sure not to overdo yourself. Take short breaks when you need them, or in-between tasks. And never create huge “To-Do Lists” for the day… especially if they are unrealistic.
To start … Make a list of 1.
Accomplish that, and move on from there.
You’ll find that getting more important work done, leads to more important work. You see, important work recharges us and gives us a feeling of great self-accomplishment. And that’s rewarding!
Yours in Mastery,
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Note: I realize that the lists above may not be 100% accurate when it comes to all Network Marketing. Many of us have very different goals. Use the comments section below to discuss *Your* High yield activities and let us know what task you’re going to tackle first thing tomorrow! And Be sure to “Like”, “Tweet”, or “Share”!
Just wanted to say thank you, for this timely post (as well as all the good content you regularly provide).
I have been thinking along these same lines because I often find myself doing many low yield activities… research, studying other websites, email… and such.
But, today I created a new presentation video, for my blog… and tomorrow I will make a welcome video. Both are one-time activities, which can produce return on investment, for years to come. Those are high yield activities… and that’s a good thing.
Thanks So Much!
.-= Charles Grant´s last blog ..CGTV- Little Bits of Financial Insight! =-.
This is so true and a fantastic online-networker tip. It goes along so well with Glenn Livingstone’s advice to stay away from reading messages for an emotional fix first in the morning. Instead focusing on our goals for the day as a start works best. And I like best your tip to just have a list of 1-2 items. That’s REAL focus and prioritising for ACTION.
Rock On +++
Thanks for the post Jon. You always bring value. keep it coming.
.-= Randy Chambliss´s last blog ..ISN Coins Overview =-.
Thanks Jon for the information it is really helpful I am taking action on it now.
Common sense but very true. I find myself wasting time on unproductive tasks. I just posted a reminder to “Focus on High Yielding Activities” and it will be my new Mantra. I am sure that this will increase my income. Thanks for your helpful tips
.-= Richard´s last blog ..Why Combustion Safety Testing =-.
Thanks Jon for the post. It was very helpful in how I should go about doing my own business. I’ve always been lost at how I should go about doing my biz opps. but with this advice, it gives me a realistic wasy to go about getting my business moving towards my financial goals.
Thanks John, I needed this. Don’t know why my wbsite won’t come up
Greetings Jon, thanks much for these wonderful tips. You’re a man of real value and have so much to offer to the online community. Thanks again for the info and keep up the good work. Stay bless.
Hit the nail on the head Jon. I sometimes wonder if you really realize how many people you you bring inspiration to.You know, I think you might just have a future in this business.–geoff ladman
What can I say great info as always. I think having things in order is the first step. I guess we can call it setting goals on what we need to do in order to build our business. Keep providing great information sir.
My MPB Today team is putting together a lunch expo for MPB and business owners – I posted that tonight on Linked In – one priority thing accomplished! 🙂 I agree – get the priority things done first – and if not, get them done before you go to bed! :> Thanks Jon for a great post as always 🙂
this post comes exactly at the right time for me, by tomorow i’ll send my new eBook to my subscribers: “Comment créer son blog ou site web avec wordpress”
And thanks to that post, i think ill add one more high yield activity to my to-do list.
Very good content here, thanks a lot.
Thanks for such inspiring tips, so simple but so true your always there to get us back on the right track when ever we seem to be loosing focus.
%..You the best..%
Hahaha…dang Jon, those low yield activities exactly describe my actions this past week. Thanks, once again, for a terrific article. Now there are two people whose articles I read where I can consistently get new information when reading older work…and that’s Robert Kiyosaki and you. OK, time to plan and do some high yield activities. Take care!
Great advice Jon, I’ve been spending far too much of my time in low yield activities compared to high yield tasks.
Jon…after a year oflearning from other IM teachers I find that at this point in my training your style suits me best. I like your professionalism, your content and information and best the sequence of which I receive your information. Too often in this past year I get bits of pieces of info and nothing really makes sense.
I will use your presentation of material as my guide to create my own “training Lab”
I look foward to your daily instructions and training.
That’s great to hear Dallas! Thanks for the kind words. Glad you are enjoying it as well.
Will u be at
live The Dream 111. Would love to meet you!,
Hey Dallas, I may try to get there but will def be in San Diego for Empower. Hope to see you there?
Jon , How did you drive all that traffic to MLSP in the beginning. Did you use PPC?
HI Jon, you always nail the coffin of network marketing to the head, whatever article you wrote to help us. you are a life saver my friend. Could I reproduce your article to my blog? and even post it to my FB page? Well! Jon I am still spinning my wheel going nowhere. The dot can not be connect yet. I really don’t know what to do. I got at my disposal everything, I mean everything really. But I am still stuck. You gave me a lot of boost to skyrocket my business, even more than I expect. You even checked on me several times to see where I get stucked at. I feel ashamed due to the fact that you helped me and continue helping me. Keep the good work, maybe I am closer to something. Rome wasn’t built in one day I believe. But I do have several months with EN but I can bring not even one recruit or sale. But I will keep following you.
Each Day I make Sure That I am Marketing My Business Daily. Online and Offline activities such as solo ads, postcards, direct mail Magazine Classified and Display Advertising. Posting In forums, Banner ads, Online Classified Advertising, Testing New Ad copy and lead capture pages etc. Spending 1 Hour per day in Self Development. Reading Books on Business Marketing, Sales Internet Marketing. Listening to CD’s , mp3 on Marketing Sales, Copywriting etc.