Christmas 2016 and wrapping it up on a high
Christmas is a special time of year for many, for me it is. It marks almost the end of the year and time spent with family. What does Christmas mean to you and your business?
How are you wrapping up your business for Christmas?
As with anyone who works for themselves, it is almost manic right before you take some time off and then busy when you go back to work. I am taking off 2-3 days, which means all those days worth of social media for myself and clients needs to be taken care of, so that i am not busy doing any of that on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. So the work has to start right here and now. To be honest, it should have started last week, but life got in the way and things got hectic. So i woke up today knowing full well it would be manic. Also knowing full well tomorrow would be too.
How do i prepare?
Scheduling tools of course. I’ll ensure everything is scheduled for those days across my social media platforms and my clients social media. I couldn’t live without these amazing tools. I use Hootesuite and the free Facebook scheduling option for clients Facebook pages that i manage.
Christmas is one of the only times i switch off properly, but i also understand the importance of staying in front of your audience during the holidays. Why? Not everyone celebrates Christmas and some people are alone over this season. It is those people that will still be online over those 3 days. So let them know you are still around and still care. I will pop on and interact when i can across my social media platforms, but i don’t sweat it. I do it when i have a couple of minutes. It’s far more important for me to be with my kids and family and NOT have my phone glued to me during Christmas.
Wishing you a very happy Christmas
I’d like to take this moment to wish you all a very merry Christmas and may your business prosper in 2017. I have big dreams and goals for 2017 and i have every intention of fulfilling them. You can do it too, take the time out to write your goals. Not just write them though, also have an action plan of how you plan on achieving these goals.
My last parting words are these, if you are considering outsourcing during 2017 to grow your business, then please read This Checklist to ensure you are outsourcing the right things.
Have a truly fantastic 2017 and be amazing! You’ve got the power to make great changes and one big tip, don’t be afraid to ask for help, it’s what people like us are here to do… Serve you and your business. Because we have been trained to know things you might not know.