The holiday season is here! Can you believe it? I know I can’t! While the excitement builds, and you’re busy planning on a personal end, it’s important to start getting your business into holiday marketing mode as well. It can take time to organize for such a large promotion, so getting started early will make it much simpler! Here are 5 tips to get started preparing your business for the holidays.
When getting in the spirit of the holidays, its important to do your research. Look at what happened last year in your business, that of your competitors, in your industry and in other similar industries. You need to take the time to do the proper research to ensure that you have a solid holiday marketing plan and offers. Doing this research is something that many business owners don’t prioritize, however, its going to be essential to your success during the holiday season.
During the research phase, set solid goals for your holiday marketing efforts and create a simple step by step plan to reach them.
Create Your Offers
Everyone, and I mean everyone, is looking to score a deal during the holiday season. Think about the products or services you offer. Then think about what you would be looking for at this time of the year if you were in your ideal client’s shoes. Create a list of offer ideas and take some time to stew on them. Giving yourself some time by creating your offers in advance, gives you the opportunity to determine which options are the best fit for you to offer.
We’ve all heard the saying-work smarter, not harder. As the holiday season picks up, so do the engagements, obligations, and general busy-ness of life. Being disorganized in your business during this busy time is not something you need either. Working smarter is a critical part of owning a business at any time of the year. Time blocking or creating to do lists are both excellent ways to work smarter. Create a realistic plan for each day and carry it out to the best of your ability to ensure you’ve got your business ready for the holidays in advance.
Organization is the foundation of a successful business and will save your sanity. The following items need to be on your to do list leading up to your holidays.
During the craziness of the holiday season on both personal and professional levels, don’t forget to take care of yourself first. Take the time out of your day to exercise, get that pedicure you’ve been putting off, or take a day to watch Netflix and drink tea by the warm fireplace. Whatever it is you need to do to feel rejuvenated and fresh, be sure to work it into your routine. A fresh faced you will always be more productive with that to do list you’ve made!
For more info, check out my recent blog post that will help you set up an Easy Holiday Marketing Plan. I also offer FREE discovery calls if you are interested in a more individualized, tailored approach to your business specifically. You can book a call here!
Cheers to successful holiday season!
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My name is Melanie Stoppler and I am a mompreneur! I am passionate about many things in my life including being a wife, mother, coffee connoisseur, wine lover & a social media marketing strategist.