Should I start dressing like Mark Zuckerberg?
It’s a real possibility. It’s not that I believe gray t-shirts look particularly good on me and I DEFINITELY don’t believe they’re the key to his massive success.
But it would save me anywhere from 10 to, oh, 30 minutes of hemming and hawing every morning (these blog videos are forever, you know!)—and we ALL need more time in our day, right?
But before you go out and buy a full rack of black turtlenecks à la Steve Jobs, let’s talk about how you can really find more hours in the day. Seriously.
Direct response marketing is gold, right?
You make an offer and get a result. If it works, you do more of it. If it doesn’t work, you tweak the offer and do it again, until you get results.
But, if you’re only focusing on direct response marketing, you’re missing something. In fact, you may be guilty of some very short-term thinking that could endanger your business in the long run.
Sometimes, the best business advice comes when you’re least expecting it.
When my husband and I met with our financial advisor the other day, I had a burning question I asked her.
Her answer floored me—it not only changed how I view my finances, but completely shifted my approach to business!
In 1996, the average American spent less than 30 minutes online—a MONTH. (According to the NPD Group.)
After all, there wasn’t much to do on the internet. Back then, websites were little more than a list of links to articles, with maybe a few archaic graphics thrown in. Slow dial-up connections made videos impossible, and even photos were a rare treat. There were no blogs, no podcasts and no Google. But hey, at least there was email—and eBay! 🙂
Today, your audience expects a lot more from your website than just a few links and simple graphics, and when designed properly, your website becomes one of your most important business tools.