You Need A Marketing Plan – Period!
All virtual assistants need a marketing plan! A marketing plan makes your marketing more effective which means your business is more successful.
Most VAs do not have marketing plans. This means that their marketing tends to be inconsistent, ineffective and inefficient.
Below are all the good reasons you need to have a marketing plan. As you read these reasons, you’ll probably think to yourself, “I know this, this is common sense or I’ve heard this before”.
And you’re right, but I would like you to REALLY see yourself and your business enjoying these benefits and reaping these rewards of having a marketing plan – and implementing it.
1. Easy for you take action
A marketing plan makes it easier to do your marketing because it helps you market consistently. Anything we do on a regular basis becomes much simpler and faster to do. You also get into action because a plan will break your marketing tasks down into smaller steps or chunks. You feel less overwhelmed about tackling each task and therefore, can reduce your procrastination too!
2. Save you time and money
Taking the time to sit down and create a marketing plan will save you time and money in the long run. That’s because you don’t have to waste time scrambling around every time you try a new marketing activity – your marketing plan lays out the steps you need to take.
A plan also helps you be more focused which means you work smarter and faster. Being focused also means that you don’t get distracted and waste time and money on tactics that seem like a good opportunity but don’t really fit your marketing goals outlined in your marketing plan.
3. Help you keep customers
Because your plan keeps you focused and saves time, you don’t have to sacrifice client relationships due to inability to make time to follow-up with customers or create new products and services that would appeal to your clients.
4. Bring in more prospects and clients
Having a marketing plan ensures that you constantly are attracting new leads and clients, because you’re actually marketing your business! There is no way around it – marketing is how you grow your business.
5. Help you run a successful and profitable business
A marketing plan will give you time, money, freedom and focus – all necessary ingredients to a successful business. It will also save your sanity and reduce your stress – so you can enjoy your work and your business!