Simple Business Plan: Part 3 of 7
In this next part of writing your Business Plan we are going to dive into your time and how building an online presence is going to fit into your schedule.
As with any new project you always have to invest more time at the beginning because you are learning new information, techniques, and strategies. The thing to remember here is that to build a successful website takes time and you should not get discouraged because it is a process. Most of all it is important to commit to the process and be consistent (and patience helps too :)).
If this is your first visit here, this is the 3rd session in creating a Business Plan for marketing your offline business online. To get you all caught up, it would probably be helpful for you to first read:
Here’s the workbook, just in case you need it.
Click here to download the >> Simple Business Plan for Successful Online Marketing Kit.
Then save the document to your computer.
We’re going to be working on Pages 7-8 of the workbook, so get out your favorite pen.
How much time are you willing to spend/can you spend to this project. Think about it as something you are going to do everyday. If you schedule an hour everyday to building your online presence, you won’t need to do a lot of work at one sitting. And it will become part of your daily routine, like your morning coffee.
As you move along you could also schedule different tasks for your website on different days of the week. This way your energy will be very focused. A lot of business bloggers find this method very effective. Each day you can just focus on one type of “To-Do” instead of tackling all sorts of things.
For example, maybe you could you block off an hour in the morning, especially in the beginning of building your website? Maybe, before lunch would be better? Or maybe in the evening? Whenever it works for you set the time aside and commit to it.
So, before you fill out Pages 7-8 of the workbook, here are some questions to think about:
• Where will you work in the additional time needed?
• How often and how much time are you willing to commit to this project?
• Do you have any partners who can help you with this project?
• How do you initially think tasks can be divided with your partner?
If you do have a partner to help you work on your website tasks don’t worry about who is going to do exactly what here. As we move along this will be more clearer. However, write down a few thoughts on how you initially think responsibilities could be divided, assuming you won’t be doing all the work. Is one person a good writer? Is one person good with computers? And so on.
OK, write down your information and you’re done with day 3 of your Business Plan for marketing your offline business online.
As before, if you have any comments, questions, or good-natured tidbits, share them below.
Next we are going to discuss “your target market”.
Thanks for reading,