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5 things successful webmasters do every single day
Successful webmasters do things just like the rest of the successful people online, and you should be taking notes of their actions if you want to replicate their success. It's not difficult to manage a website and become successful, but it is a lot of work, which could get you burnt out and not want to stick with being a website owner. If you can get over your own internal problems of hating to work for long hours, and do repetitive tasks, then you are in the right business!
Successful webmasters do various things throughout their day, but there are a few things that are hard programmed into their daily schedule, such as checking emails and writing their own content for their visitors as well as the search engines. Think about it, you'll have a variety of things to do each day, but you'll always have your stable tasks that will be the same no matter the day, month, or year
Think about it, if a successful webmaster wasn't answering phone calls or checking their emails every single day, do you think they would be as successful as they actually are? Probably not, and that's because they wouldn't be doing the main tasks that carry over from day to day that actually keep them in business. You have core tasks that need to be done, or monitored, on a daily basis in order to stay on top of your work. Then there are tasks that are more optional, and they are the ones that generate new revenue streams or research and development projects, which aren't 100% necessary if you already have a successful website and don't need to expand just yet. Sure, you'll want to do all of these things regardless of your time frames, but you'll definitely want to focus on your cores tasks such as:
Check emails at least 3 times a day
Whenever I talk with a successful business owner, they always talk about how they are answering emails all the time throughout the day. What I like to do is answer any emails that came in overnight, while I was sleeping, so that I can stay on top of the last 8 hours of emails. Now, I might have 100 emails or I could have none, I'll still answer everything I can so people aren't waiting 12+ hours for a response from us
After the first wave of answering emails, I'll get as much work done as I can, then I'll work on my second round of emails that usually happens 8 hours after I wake up. The only time I'll answer emails prior to this is if they're responses from the first wave of responses I send out. After this second round, I'll get some more work done and then likely take a break until about an hour before bed time.
When I think I'm going to go to bed, I'll answer emails for a third time and be sure to get through all of them so that I don't have anything opened for 15+ hours without a response. After that it's bed time!
Get on social media during downtime
When a successful website owner has some downtime, they will usually get to posting on their social media accounts to boost even more awareness about their products, services, and websites in order to bring in more clients. Sometimes they will automate this using a service such as Hootsuite, but a lot of successful webmasters like a more hands on response system that they can do in real time, and not automate.
Being active on social media will get you linked directly with potential clients, and they will respect you for it.
Always branding themselves
No matter the situation, a successful website owner will always be branding themselves or their business name in order to get seen more over time. After a few months, or even an entire year, of branding your own business you will see a lot more sales coming in through your doors. I'll actually be jumping on this because I'm launching my "new" content writing service to the world and not just here on SEOclerks. I'll need to be branding my new website around every corner in order to build my success quicker than if I just relied on my SEO skills
Branding helps build your sales, loyal clients, traffic, and pretty much anything else you can think that is good for a website. Without branding, you will just be a random website capturing random sales and not bringing back as many loyal customers as you could be.
Constantly writing content for themselves
Successful webmasters are ALWAYS writing their own content, or having someone do it for their website, in order to constantly get new blog posts published on their pages. This is great for increased search engine rankings for specific keywords, giving your readers more of what they are craving, and overall it will help your sales
Content is King, and that means if you don't have any, don't expect to be very successful
Over delivering their services
Good webmasters, who provide products or services, will always over deliver if they want to stay successful. I haven't seen a successful website owner who cut corners on their products or services, because it simply doesn't happen. I guess success is in the eye of the beholder, but I guarantee tha a website that is not over delivering isn't building up a loyal client base. This is because a client will always go where their money is worth more than somewhere they are getting basic work done for technically a higher price tag.
Blow away your competitors and over deliver everything.
If you want to be a successful website owner, you'll need to do everything I mentioned above and stick with it. If you skimp on answering emails or you don't want to write content for yourself or have someone do it for you, you won't be successful much. Sure, you could make a few thousand a month even though you're slacking off on most of the points I mentioned above, but you could be making 2 or 3 times that if you stick with being a professional over a website owner that puts things off
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