It’s the weekend! If you don’t have a wedding in the next few days, I guarantee you deserve a bit of a break. Easier said than done, though, am I right? It’s hard for me to put my computer away for the weekends to, but I prefer to focus on lower priority items, or projects that I don’t have time for during the week. And at least I can work from the couch while watching Vampire Diaries!
Anyway, here are five things you can do this weekend to build your business.
1. Write Down Your BIG Picture
You know, the BIG picture. What is your ultimate goal? When you see yourself at the peak of your success, what are you doing? Write it down and tape it above your computer.
2. Plan Out One Project
Is there a project that you’ve been wanting to tackle, but just can’t seem to find the time to get around to it? Whether you want to open an Etsy shop, write an ebook, or blog more, the first step is to plan it out. You don’t need to do that first step just yet, but knowing what the first step is at least is a start. That way, when you find yourself with a free afternoon, pull out your plan and knock something off the list!
3. Research Five People You Want to Network With
I’ve said it before, but networking is essential to this industry. I’m sure you have *those* vendors that you just really look up to and would love to have in your network, right? Why not do a little research on five people you want to network with, and then get in touch with them? Get familiar with their work and experience. Follow and engage with them on their social media channels. Don’t be afraid to send a quick email to let them know how much you love their work, and ask if they’d like to get together for a cup of coffee.
4. Clean Up Your Computer
I know, so much fun, right? But at least you can do it with a glass of wine and your favorite Netflix show over the weekend. What are your pain points when it comes to organizing your computer? Tackle just a small project, and you’ll be amazed at how much better you’ll feel come Monday. Try to clear your desktop and backup everything to the cloud (I prefer Google Drive to keep my documents safe).
5. Sketch Your Ideal Client
Again, I’m repeating myself on this one, but have you defined your ideal client yet? If not, get out a piece of paper and write it down! Where are they from? How did they find you? What do they do for a living? What services are they booking you for? Once you have these figured out, it’s much easier to create a marketing plan later on that focuses on FINDING your ideal client!
So, there you go. Some easy, quick things you can do this weekend to grow your business. Happy Friday everyone!