How do I get in the loop? I know it takes persistence more than anything. How do I know that my persistence is driving me in the right direction?
I'm trying to build up my good habits now while I am still new, but since I am new I probably attend more training than I will later in my career and using my morning hours to sit in training is making it harder to get in the good habit of prospecting for three hours each morning. This of course includes blog posts and responding to others.
I have a million questions running through my mind. Perhaps if I put them all down I will have a million things to write about in the future!
In class today we discussed the various means of contacting people. There is the traditional manner of mailings and phone calls, there is the e-manner of e-mails and phone calls, and there is a blend of all of the above. However, in my generation and younger we don't usually pick up the phone to contact each other. We send direct messages or texts rather than profile updates. By not chatting on the phone as much we are using e-communication to make plans for face-to-face time. How is that less effective than a phone call?
As an assistant I want to add my contacts to our database, but would it be appropriate to just do so or should I ask them first? Then, if nothing else, when they receive things from Terri I can feel confident that they will know that it is me behind the scenes.
We are almost ready to sign up for Google AdWords. I was given a free coupon for $100 so we will use that to try it for the first time. This afternoon I came across a blog that described best practices for Google AdWords, so now I have more work to prepare than I thought I did. However, I think my first campaign will be better for it.
Tomorrow I am going to a Brian Buffini seminar. Supposedly I have lucked out because this is a free workshop from 8:00 to 12:00 and that usually costs
.................................................. I'm eager to see what makes him so popular.
Do I post too much about the neighborhood and not enough about real estate on Twitter, FB, and the blog? Is it useful that I am posting more about small business on Linked In rather than my business? I figure since Linked In always shows my title if I post articles or send information that I think is useful to other entrepreneurs that will give them more reason to pay attention to me. After all I do live in a very large city and my connections on that site are very scattered.
What should the ratio be of real estate, neighborhood, other kinds of posts be?
How do I remind my friends that I can help with their real estate needs whether they are in Chicago or not?
I hope the systems I am building are good. I think I am following the directions that I am learning. There is an overwhelming amount, but I need to keep moving forward. I hope it pays off in our six month trial period.
Why didn't I hear about the post everyday in May thing? I really needed that motivation this month. I've been pretty bad at posting regularly. Here's to making good habits from the beginning!