Spring is here and it’s time to FRESHEN UP!
You may be doing some spring cleaning around your house, and have started sprucing up your yard. Maybe you have put away all the winter gear – including those heavy coats and boots and started wearing lighter jackets and shoes.
While you’re starting to freshen up all these areas of your life – don’t forget to freshen up your business!
Small actions can add up fast – and make a noticeable difference in your business. Each of these activities can help you freshen up!
Clean Up Your Blog Posts – Go through your old blog posts and do some clean up work. Does the information still apply? If not, delete the post. (For example, if it’s a post about a sale you were having in 2010, there’s not much point to it still being on your blog!) Organize your posts with relevant categories and tags. This will help your readers find what they are looking for.
Add Affiliate Links – As you are going through your blog posts, stop and ask yourself where you can add affiliate links. If you’re not active in affiliate marketing, you could be leaving a lot of money on the table.
Here are some examples: Do you have some posts about easy weeknight meals? Find some cookbooks on Amazon and post the links (using your Amazon Associates Link). Are you a graphic designer? You probably have a lot of posts about creating a website. Include an affiliate link to your favorite web hosting company.
Create An Editorial Calendar – Now that you’ve gone through your old blog posts, why not create an editorial calendar for your future posts? Write down 20 ideas for blog posts and then assign dates to them. You can do this on paper, in an Excel spreadsheet, whatever you like to use to keep organized. Now, all you need to do is start writing and publishing your posts!
Go For A Walk – If you feel un-motivated, take a walk! Sometimes, all you need to do is just get some movement going in your body. Ideas will start to come to you. (Plus, regular exercise will give you more energy – and who doesn’t want more of that?)
Make Some Healthy Meals – Life can be busy when you’re running and business and juggling everything that happens in life. It’s easy to give in to the drive-thru for quick meals. Instead – block out some time to make a few healthy meals that you can store in the fridge and eat for the next few days. Fuel your body with healthy food! You will feel better, and that will affect everything around you (including your business!)
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2 thoughts on “5 Ways To Freshen Up Your Biz”
Great tips, Crissy!
Fellow B-Schooler here so I’m just checking out blog posts today and wanted to say HI!
I have to say, I used to put affiliate links on the bottom and middle of each blog post and they were often seen as annoying and spammy. NO ONE clicked them. So, I stopped using them. I’m thinking of adding them ONLY to my most popular posts…
Anyways, take care!
I think it’s all about how you add them…
If you insert them in a natural way, they’ll look like they are just part of the post. For example, if a graphic artist is writing about their tips for a good looking site, they could easily say “If you need a new web host, this is who I use” and insert the link. Or, a fashion blogger who was writing about their favorite jacket could say “You can buy this jacket here” and insert their affiliate link.
Now, putting a big, flashing gif image or a big “HEY BUY THIS” and then inserting the link would look spammy…..
You just have to make it a natural part of your conversation with your reader.