I hear it all the time. Maybe you’ve said it too, or at least thought it. “I love the writing, but I hate the marketing.”
Like anything else you’ve never done before, when you think about the big picture of marketing it can seem pretty scary. But, you don’t have to do everything at once and you don’t even have to do it perfectly.
Rather than looking at marketing as one big picture, try to imagine it like a puzzle with lots of little pieces.
You don’t have to do the entire puzzle at once. Take it one piece at a time. When you get something that works, then move on to another piece.
For example, maybe you will want to start with your social media. That could be Facebook, or starting a blog, or Twitter, or whatever platform you choose. Just choose one and get it going. Then move on to the next one.
Or maybe you would rather start with a website. Great! Get it done and start promoting it, and once you’re getting some action and you know what you’re doing is working then add the next thing.
One small success may not seem like much, but when you have several small successes they start to add up.
Each success you have will help you build more confidence in yourself and your marketing abilities – starting with your very first one! Of course, you might have a marketing flop here and there but don’t worry about it. Even the marketing pros who are paid millions for their expertise don’t always get it right. Just learn from your mistakes and move on.
Before you know it, you’ll have your marketing running like a well oiled machine and you’ll wonder what you were so worried about!
To your riches!
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