Marketing your business really works

Marketing your business can sometimes feel like a chore, especially when you don’t get immediate results. But don’t give up!

Building a business takes time, kind of like gardening. You have to plant lots of seeds and then you wait. Of course, you can do other things while you’re waiting, like planting more seeds, watering the ones you already planted, or starting another garden.

But the main point is that it takes time. Even if you land a great client right away, sometimes a flood or drought can wipe out a great crop. Don’t forget to keep planting those seeds.

I recently heard from a prospective client who I’d cold emailed months ago. We worked out a deal, and now I have new business.

Have you reaped benefits from past marketing efforts?

9 Responses to “Marketing your business really works”

  1. hank says:

    You hit the nail on the head when you said it takes time. With ANYTHING it takes time, especially a business. Blogging for example is a big one that most people quit after 3 months and you’re not going to see any love there for at LEAST that long. Like a business you need to nuture it to let it grow!

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  2. Triphow Ling says:

    Take time it does. And thanks for reminding me to plant a few seeds. Sometines you get a bit comfy with your existing clients, and it comes as a shock when you’re left high and dry.

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  3. Gavin says:

    Plus the more competetive your area is the longer it takes to see some results, it all depends on your relationship with your client i guess and how much he trusts you.

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  4. Completely agree, putting yourself about is a great way to gain extra business and even though it takes time it is well worth the wait.

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  5. Steve says:

    On another blog i was reading about successful blogging. Someone has described it in seven “P”(Patience, productive, persistent etc). I think patience is the key to success and a blogger can’t be successful with out that.

  6. Monavie says:

    That is the hard part about business, is you have to keep pushing towards your goals even when the excitement wears off, and when you feel like you aren’t getting anywhere. It takes time and persistence. Good use of the garden analogy. It’s like the Little Red Hen, no work, no food. In this case, no work, no return.

  7. Very true, very true. Sometimes it can be difficult to remember that each small action we take to market our businesses is helping to build and grow something that will give back to us and provide for us in the future. Great words of encouragement!

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  8. It takes time and persistence. Good use of the garden analogy.

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  9. I agree 100%. Being persistent is fundamental. Clear goals, strategic steps, and hard work make successful businesses.