Marketing plan schedule implementation scheduling your home business workload

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Marketing plan schedules are important in any business, and a home business is no exception. In fact the way that you implement a marketing plan schedule is even more important with a home based business, either one that you run by yourself or with only your family, simply because of the limited number of people actually doing the work! So here we take a look at the best way to plan your marketing schedule for every week, and also look at the websites and services you should be using.

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Marketing plan schedule implementation scheduling your home business workload

  1. 1. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>Marketing plan schedules are important in any business, and a home business is no exception. </li></ul><ul><li>In fact the way that you implement a marketing plan schedule is even more important with a home based business, either one that you run by yourself or with only your family, simply because of the limited number of people actually doing the work! </li></ul>
  2. 2. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>So here we take a look at the best way to plan your marketing schedule for every week, and also look at the websites and services you should be using. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>Your marketing plan schedule should ideally fit in around your work and family commitments, yet still leave plenty of time to adequately complete all of the tasks you need to each day, week in week out. </li></ul><ul><li>Of course in the real world that is easier said than done, and it sounds great when you read it, but how do you actually implement such a schedule? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>Firstly you need to start by taking a moment to analyze your day to see when you have quiet periods of time that you can actually get some work done without being interrupted. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s no good starting a complicated task if you are not going to have the free time to finish it without being called upon to do something else. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>You actually need to do this for every day of your week, so that you can see what free time you have available, as it is likely some days will be busier than others. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are still working whilst running your own home business, then your days off will contain the most free time available to you and the days you have in work will contain the least, obviously. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>A smart marketing plan schedule will allow you to do most of your work on your days off, and some of your promotional work should be setup to automatically complete whilst you are in work. </li></ul><ul><li>This will give a more consistent feel to your promotional efforts, and will help to avoid the feeling that you absolutely must get something done even after a hard days work, because you will already have done it in advance when you had the chance! </li></ul>
  7. 7. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>To better visualize your marketing plan schedule we will take my own personal schedule as an example (A copy of which you can download at the end!). </li></ul><ul><li>This schedule was originally based upon my 4 days on 4 days off shift pattern in work, giving an interesting 8 day week plan (8 day weeks previously only existing in Beatles songs) which had the added benefit of my work never appearing in the same place on the same day each week. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>This meant people could not simply visit once per week for content, they would have to visit more often than that to find my updates!!! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>I would do most of my promotional work (things such as writing blog posts, articles, press releases, classified ads etc.) on my 4 days off, and schedule as much of it as possible to be posted during my 4 days on. </li></ul><ul><li>This would have the appearance of me working away and being consistent despite the twelve hour shifts, and look to all as though there was a constant stream of content coming from my website. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>My marketing plan schedule worked quite well for me, at least as long as I stuck to it, which was until circumstances changed beyond my control, and yours will work well for you provided you implement a schedule you can actually stick to, hence the earlier reason for analyzing quiet periods in each day of the week. </li></ul><ul><li>So do this now! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>Adapt my marketing plan schedule to suit your own lifestyle. </li></ul><ul><li>(Please note the difference between the major tasks and the minor tasks as we go through my schedule below. A major task, for me at least, was one that required more time and research to complete, the minor task version was one that could be done without any research at all and on only a moments notice) </li></ul>
  12. 12. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>FIRST DAY ON </li></ul><ul><li>On my first day on I would look into posting a Yahoo answer (a minor task). For those that don’t know Yahoo answers are a wonderful place to post questions others can answer usually in minutes. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>FIRST DAY ON </li></ul><ul><li>The fact that they can answer them in minutes is excellent, because this means that Yahoo answers gets indexed by the search engines very quickly indeed. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>FIRST DAY ON </li></ul><ul><li>You can get links back to your own website once you get enough points built up by answering questions. You can also get quite a lot of traffic this way, provided your answers are good enough. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>FIRST DAY ON </li></ul><ul><li>The truly great thing about Yahoo answers is the fact that it is usually placed very highly in the search engine positions if individual keywords matched. </li></ul><ul><li>So if you work it well enough, you can get your answers to be displayed at the top of Google for a search, and get most of the people that find your answer over to your website! </li></ul>
  16. 16. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>FIRST DAY ON </li></ul><ul><li>Yahoo answers should be part of any successful marketing plan schedule implementation strategy!! </li></ul>
  17. 17. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>FIRST DAY ON </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to Yahoo answers I would also send out an email through Aweber (another minor task) to my email subscribers. </li></ul><ul><li>The Aweber email archive page is indexed by the search engines, is a good source of traffic in itself and also helps to improve the positions of pages linked to it from there. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>FIRST DAY ON </li></ul><ul><li>The email could be about anything I was planning to do with my website or other announcements. Sending out a simple email and answering one question doesn’t take up much time, and so that’s the reason for including it on a busy work day. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>SECOND DAY ON </li></ul><ul><li>On my second day I would upload a video to YouTube (another minor task). Usually the video was largely completed on one of my days off and simply needed some tweaking before uploading. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>SECOND DAY ON </li></ul><ul><li>YouTube is an excellent source of traffic and the videos are again indexed extremely quickly. Commenting on videos was another quick and easy way of getting traffic over from popular videos. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>SECOND DAY ON </li></ul><ul><li>Additionally I would also make a small post on the Yearn2earncash.com blog (another minor task). This would be nothing special, often only something as simple as stating the fact I had uploaded a new video to YouTube, and rewriting the description of the actual video slightly. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>SECOND DAY ON </li></ul><ul><li>The reason for making small posts is to keep the search engines robots coming back to the blog as often as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>(By the way, always use free services to &quot;Ping&quot; your blog, unless your blog already automatically uses ping services like wordpress.org self hosted blogs do). </li></ul>
  23. 23. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>SECOND DAY ON </li></ul><ul><li>Again both the uploading of YouTube videos and posting of small blog posts are something that could be done even after a busy day in work. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>THIRD DAY ON </li></ul><ul><li>On my third day on I would create a classified ad (another minor task), usually through Craigslist and also a website called USFreeads . The search engines really like classified ads and they index them very quickly. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>THIRD DAY ON </li></ul><ul><li>Classified ads can be a very good source of traffic; they get placed quite highly in the search engines results, and are really quite easy to write. </li></ul><ul><li>Choose good keywords as your ad title!! </li></ul>
  26. 26. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>FOURTH DAY ON </li></ul><ul><li>On my fourth day (the last of my 4 on, 4 off work schedule) I would simply find some do follow blogs to comment on (another minor task, with the right software such as Fast Blog Finder ). </li></ul><ul><li>For those that don’t know do follow blogs give you SEO benefit, and so they are they best blogs to comment on. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>FOURTH DAY ON </li></ul><ul><li>If you comment on blogs then make sure that you don’t spam them, simply leave normal helpful comments on subjects you are interested in!! </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to getting SEO credit from do follow blog comments you can also get some traffic if your comment is good enough and helpful enough. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>FOURTH DAY ON </li></ul><ul><li>Additionally on my fourth day I would create another short blog post, usually just about how good one of the other do follow blogs was, or something I had just discovered on one of them. </li></ul><ul><li>Again, just something quick and easy would do to get the search engine robots back to the blog. </li></ul>
  29. 29. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>So now we are halfway through my own personal marketing plan schedule, and hopefully you are now well on your way to implementing your own schedule. </li></ul><ul><li>This is where the work really starts though; because once I was on my 4 days off I had to really start creating the work in order to have some that could be scheduled to post even on the next set of work days!! </li></ul>
  30. 30. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>FIRST DAY OFF </li></ul><ul><li>On my first day off I would write an article (a major task), usually to be posted on Ezinearticles although occasionally posted on Isnare for massive article distribution!! </li></ul>
  31. 31. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>FIRST DAY OFF </li></ul><ul><li>Although articles have become slightly less important in the search engines eyes of late, they should still form a major part of any successful marketing plan schedule implementation strategy. </li></ul><ul><li>They still draw a lot of traffic over to the websites linked to from them!! </li></ul>
  32. 32. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>FIRST DAY OFF </li></ul><ul><li>Not being the best writer in the world I would find writing the article to be somewhat time consuming, due to the amount of research often required, and it was for the best that I did this on a day off. </li></ul>
  33. 33. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>SECOND DAY OFF </li></ul><ul><li>On my second day off I would research and create my main weekly YouTube video (a major task - lesser ones can be created and uploaded anytime, but I always like one important one each week) plus make a forum post (another major task, requiring some research on the subject matter). </li></ul>
  34. 34. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>SECOND DAY OFF </li></ul><ul><li>The forum used was often Warrior forum , although any popular one will do!! (Use lots of them) </li></ul>
  35. 35. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>SECOND DAY OFF </li></ul><ul><li>The Warrior forum is perhaps the most important forum for internet marketers and can be an excellent source of traffic!! </li></ul><ul><li>I have also noticed some good SEO benefit from having links coming from forum posts and signature links, and so ideally you should use more than one forum. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>SECOND DAY OFF </li></ul><ul><li>Google really approves of forums, and the posts get placed quite highly in the search engines results. </li></ul><ul><li>So always make time for forum posts in your marketing plan schedule!! </li></ul>
  37. 37. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>SECOND DAY OFF </li></ul><ul><li>Additionally I would make another small blog post, this time a rewrite of my forum post answer so that I could effectively use the same content twice, but hopefully get even more traffic by implementing different keywords. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>THIRD DAY OFF </li></ul><ul><li>On my third day off I would write a press release (a major task, not so much because it required any research as such, but mostly because it really requires writing in the &quot;third person&quot; - which was a skill I never really got the hang of). </li></ul>
  39. 39. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>THIRD DAY OFF </li></ul><ul><li>I have only ever used PRlog for my press releases because I have been amazed by the speed with which traffic was generated by them. </li></ul><ul><li>I had hundreds of views very quickly (within minutes for my best efforts!) and I could get indexed by the search engines quickly too!! </li></ul>
  40. 40. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>THIRD DAY OFF </li></ul><ul><li>Given that press releases can now contain images and also videos they should be the most important factor in the implementation of your marketing plan schedule. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are prepared to pay for it, you can even have the extra feature of keyword anchor text in the links back to your website - One of the most vital link types you can get!! </li></ul>
  41. 41. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>THIRD DAY OFF </li></ul><ul><li>Again writing press releases for me was time consuming, and so best left to one of my days off. </li></ul>
  42. 42. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>FOURTH DAY OFF </li></ul><ul><li>On my fourth day off (my last day off work, sadly) I would create my major blog post. </li></ul><ul><li>This would be the most important blog post of the week, and would contain the sum of my discoveries and experiences online during the week. It would also contain any announcements I wanted to make to my visitors. </li></ul>
  43. 43. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>Thus completes my marketing plan schedule. </li></ul><ul><li>It is important to note that although some tasks were only mentioned once per week, they were actually repeated more often than that. </li></ul>
  44. 44. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>For example, my yahoo answers postings were sometimes made more often than once per week. </li></ul><ul><li>The schedule previously mentioned was only the minimum number of times I would do it per week. </li></ul><ul><li>Often I would try to post on yahoo answers more often than that, but never less!! </li></ul>
  45. 45. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>Additionally as partly mentioned earlier in the slideshow, you should note the minor tasks. For example I would create small blog posts as often as I liked, even every day if I felt like it, provided I had made one at least every other day that was fine. </li></ul><ul><li>I also made smaller YouTube videos that required no research and simply contained my reactions to something that had happened that day. Provided I made at least one major YouTube video in the week, again that was just fine. </li></ul>
  46. 46. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>In the implementation of your marketing plan schedule you must attempt to reach a happy balance between not getting enough done, and having so much on your schedule for the day that you feel overwhelmed and decide not to do anything!! </li></ul><ul><li>Try simply to create a minimum schedule of work that contains all of the tasks you want done each day/each week, and then do more if time allows!! </li></ul>
  47. 47. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>One good option would be to print out copies of your marketing plan schedule so that you can tick off completed tasks each day, then after the week is complete start again on another copy. </li></ul><ul><li>Better still, have a whiteboard so that you can write on it and wipe it off after the week is complete!! </li></ul>
  48. 48. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>The final area to be covered is the sharing of your own content through social media. </li></ul><ul><li>I would share through Facebook and twitter all of my posted content from the week before. </li></ul><ul><li>I would also click on the Facebook like button, and any other sharing buttons available in order to get more of my marketing content out there!! </li></ul>
  49. 49. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>You should be sure to share your own content through as many networks as possible, usually a week later in order to give it time to be scheduled, indexed and seen by a few people. </li></ul><ul><li>Plus that avoids the issue of having all of the same subject matter appearing in your status updates in the same few days. </li></ul>
  50. 50. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>Now its time for you to implement your own marketing schedule. </li></ul><ul><li>Whatever work schedule you have simply adapt my plan schedule above to suit and use all of the mentioned websites and services, plus as many more as you have time for. </li></ul><ul><li>What are you waiting for? Get going! </li></ul>
  51. 51. Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation - Scheduling Your Home Business Workload <ul><li>Download a copy of my: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Marketing Plan Schedule Implementation Guide ” </li></ul><ul><li>When you visit Yearn2earncash.com and see if it helps you plan your marketing efforts better. </li></ul>

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