Often, it is not the ‘extraordinary’ hard work of successful online sellers that makes them successful. Contrary to these hypes accrued by clichéd success stories, it is their habits that help them grow by leaps and bounds; habits, once difficult to form, but imperative to take the business to the top of the mountain.
Are you an online seller?
If you are looking to take your online store (s) to the next level, hard work alone won’t really be sufficient. You need to form daily winning habits to help you stick to your long-term business goals and guide you through a bumpy path.
How do you spend the early hours of your day?
To succeed and grow your business, here’s a 57-minute morning routine you should follow—a routine that wildly successful online sellers stick to daily:
1. Set your priorities clearly
What you want to achieve today? What are the things that require your attention the most today? What are the things that can wait? Set your priorities according to their importance. Write them down on a piece of paper, in fact; be clear and precise. Organize everything and know exactly what will happen today, the goals you’re going to achieve and the strides your stores will take to the top. It will take anywhere around 7-minutes.
2. Analyze sales performance
How’s your business performing, is the sales rate on rise or are things not looking bright—knowing these facts will give you a clear picture as to what needs to be done now. You’ll be living in reality instead of your ‘make riches’ dream. Take at least 20 minutes every day to analyze your sales performance. Rely on the calculus reports of e-commerce solution; it’ll be much easier and quicker to read and understand.
3. Check for loopholes
Now that you know your facts clearly, it’s time to look for the wrongs; reasons that are holding down your revenue. It could be anything, ranging from the quality of your products to the price to flawed email marketing funnel. If you have analyzed your sales properly, finding loopholes really won’t be as difficult. It should take anywhere around 7 minutes. Note down these problems and prioritize them accordingly for the rest of the day.
4. Respond to the reviews and feedbacks
Communicating with your purchasing and potential customers is very important; most important, in fact, if you’re looking to build a long-term relationship with them. Take minimum 10 minutes every day in the morning to respond to the reviews and feedbacks—at least to the top ones, if not all. It will derive direct sales and retain customers, yielding long-term benefit.
5. Automate your social media posts
Undoubtedly, social media marketing is the key for online sellers today. While you should take out a significant amount of your time in mapping a winning strategy to win Facebook, Twitter and more, you can rely on automation tool to post on these platforms more conveniently. And that’s what you should do every morning. Take at least 13 minutes to sequence and automate all your social media posts of the day. You will save plenty of your time.
This is a 57-minute morning routine online sellers must follow to enjoy high (and consistent) success. When done with them, go about your daily personal and work chores like usual.
P.S. Also take some time off to exercise and read.