As I write this post, I am sitting on the island of Kauai within site of the ocean. For the past few days, I’ve been having the time of my life hiking to waterfalls, surfing, snorkeling with tropical fish and sea turtles, seeing the Napali coast and so much more.
But still through it all, I think about my business (even if it only for a few minutes each day 🙂 ). Where is it going? Will it survive while I’m on vacation? How can I grow it and make it better? Are there certain things that I could automate better to free up my own time?
These are all things going through my mind, even while on vacation!
Luckily, I can say that my business is automated quite well. Despite being gone and not spending much more than 15 or 20 minutes a day with my laptop even on, I still continue to sell near record amounts of Long Tail Pro, and people continue to find my niche sites and click on ads. All of this occurs whether I am around or not.
However, there is more that I could do. I haven’t fully outsourced the support side of Long Tail Pro and obviously I will always need to pay some attention to my blog here.
Even while on vacation, literally living the 4-hour work week (which I am finally reading for the first time by the way), I always tend to think about the big picture of my business. (Trust me though, MOST of my day is spent really vacationing, and having a good time).
But here are some thoughts of how I can grow my business and make it better:
- Implement more paid advertising to attract new users to Long Tail Pro and other products I own
- Fully outsource the support side of my products
- Focus on my winning niche sites and grow them more
- Create better and higher quality niche sites that will stand the test of time (future post on this for sure).
- Help others discover how the “Long Tail” can really be a boost to their business.
These are just a few of the ideas that come to mind when I think about where my business is really going.
So now, I want to turn it over to you: Where is your business really going?
You may not be on vacation or had a chance recently to think about the big picture of your business, but I encourage you to take just a few minutes right now and put some thought into it.
If you are so inclined, I would love to hear your plans for your business in the comments section below. Where are you taking your business? and What are your plans to get it where your really want it to go?
I’ll respond as I have a chance; but for now, I have some zip lining to do…