Okay, I’m going to let you in on two of my secrets to running a business while away on vacation.
- Have an ecommerce system set up to run your marketing and sales on auto-pilot
- Have a great partner who can back you up
Over two years ago, I hired Denise Wakeman to set up my marketing and online sales system with 1ShoppingCart.com. This company is one of the best around. You can’t beat them for pricing, efficiency, customer support, and ease of use. All the same, with my techno-lame brain, I got Denise to train me how to use it properly. I don’t have patience with reading tutorials or instruction manuals.
Using the 1ShoppingCart system, I am able to send out email messages and newsletters while vacationing down in Mexico.
Denise and I discovered blogging a year ago, and saw immediately the power of blogs for independent professionals who want to get known, and get clients by leveraging the Internet. Blogs can be posted on from anywhere in the world.
So we partnered up and formed the Blog Squad, helping professionals to set up and optimize their blogs for building business.
This month we have targeted Annie Dennison’s Smart at Love blog, and are giving her a blog makeoever.
It just makes sense to have automated systems in place so that even if you are working as a solo entreprenuer or professional, you can take a break. Having a great partner also helps (thanks, Denise!).
What are you doing to automate your marketing and sales? Are you able to sell info products over the Web while on vacation or busy consulting elsewhere? Need some help on setting up and learning to use an ecommerce system? Send me an email, we can help.