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3 things successful marketers do before breakfast
Successful marketers do things a little different in their day to day routine. They're not waking up and taking their time to get breakfast ready and eventually get to work, they're working and eating when they have time. A good marketer will have an idea of what they're going to do from day to day, a great marketer will have everything listed and what they will do in case something comes out of left field and changes their day. You always need to be prepared when it comes to marketing, and that's what sets the good apart from the great, being ready for what's to come will make you more successful than you could think of.
A successful marketer does more than bring in leads, they run their own day to day operations and that's anything from answering an email to building up a partnership so they can make more money down the road. The tasks that come across a marketers desk vary, but there are a few things they they do before breakfast that you might want to take notes on.
I like to think of myself as a decent marketer and semi-successful, but after talking to some really successful marketers I realized I had to step my game up and push harder than I thought I was. I was taking some time off here and there, but these masters of marketing were eating, sleeping, and breathing marketing and their income showed it. So, in this discussion I'll be talking about the 3 main things that I started to implement into my own routine, and this is what I learned from talking to a few super successful online marketers
They check their emails as soon as they wake up
The first thing I do when I start working in the morning is check my emails from the night before, but the marketers I was talking to are laying in bed and checking their emails for a little while before they even brush their teeth. They said that this is necessary because you will likely start thinking of other things that need to be done as soon as you get out of bed. If you just skim through your emails, you'll be able to see which ones need immediate attention and which ones are gold mines, and the big profit emails need to be responded to before you get out of bed. They will type up responses on their phones for the golden nugget emails, and they will not brush their teeth until those emails are sent lol. It sounds a little gross, but if you think about it, it's only a few minutes extra just typing up responses that might go forgotten if you were to start your day off and tell yourself that you're going to answer emails when you start working.
Think about it, if you were to answer these emails before you even got out of bed, you can be the first person in a big clients inbox in the morning or at least be one of the first 5 that they will go through. Answering quickly is what can bring in a massive amount of money, and since the email came in while you were sleeping, you're already behind so you should get to the golden nugget emails asap, your teeth won't suffer because they they didn't get brushed for a few minutes after you woke up lol
They fulfill orders that came in while they were asleep
After the successful marketers have answered their emails, and finally brushed their teeth, they will log in to check their sales and see what needs to be fulfilled. Some of these guys did digital services and others were solely eCommerce, so they had different processes when it came to fulfilling orders. The digital service guy would forward the work to his team and send a personalized thank you email to the clients who paid a lot, which got them coming back time and time again. The eCommerce guys would set up all their orders, with the proper shipping information and products, then send everything to a fulfillment center or wherever they were shipping the products from.
By fulfilling your orders early on, you can catch any mess ups and fix them throughout the day if needed. These guys had their systems set up well and rarely messed up, and if they did mess up, there were people in place to go over the orders after the marketer would begin the processing, and nothing really went out to the wrong address or and they rarely sent the wrong product
They write out their daily schedule
As you likely know, a day in the life of a marketer is ever changing, and it didn't seem to be any different to these master marketers I happened to talk with. They said that after they do emails and fulfill orders they then write up their daily schedule. They did it this way because they said their emails could have changed their daily routine because they never really knew what was going to come in while they were sleeping. They could get emails from partners wanting to get a new website up and running, which would take priority, and that would change their entire days work. They might also get an email from a supplier saying they no longer want to do business with the marketer, which means they now have to remove a massive amount of items from their websites before anything sells during rush times online.
Having an idea of what you're going to do from day to day is fine, but as a marketer you won't want to set up your day to day schedule because you'll find out quickly that you might not stick to it too often. You don't know what's around the next corner, which means you can't really write up a detailed schedule. Sure, you can say "I'm going to work Monday through Friday" but you can't really know what you're going to do each of those days and that's why it's better to write up your schedule in the morning before you eat breakfast
I actually thought I was crazy for the things I did online, like write up my schedules in the morning and focus on jobs until something more important popped up, then my original job went on the back burner until the new one was finished. Apparently this isn't far fetched and a lot of successful marketers are doing this. Now, I'm not talking about writing up content and then your boss tells you he needs something delivered down the street lol. I'm talking about when you are writing content and your business partner says "Hey, we need to get this done asap because it's broken and we're losing money!" then you drop what you were doing and stop the business from bleeding out lol If you can do these 3 little things before breakfast, you will be a more successful marketer over time I've already started doing them all and I feel much more productful during the day
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