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Marketing Your Business When You Don't have time to Market Your Business

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I'm the kind of entrepreneur that wears many hats (I don't like to), but many times I have to. SO at some point I realized if I wasn't going to spend a ton of money on my business I had to spend time on it to make it grow, which is what I did. Out of that came all my marketing tips that you all love to read, in which I basically show you how to put on the marketer hat and push your business for yourself.

BUT truth be told when you have other things going on in your life (the job, the kids, the spouse) or when your business has got you busy all the time you find yourself in a place where you want to push your business online, but you can't. That is exactly why today we are going to talk about Marketing Your Business when you don't have time to market your business.

Question from SistaSense Circle Comments:
I am starting another business venture about helping people. I really don’t have the time to do the things you suggest and grow the business. Can you recommend someone that will do it and not tell you how to do it?
My response: While I do teach hands-on marketing, its not something you have to do alone. You can work with a VA (virtual assistant), PR Agent, or even a freelance writer who specializes in writing for online entrepreneurs and have that person do your marketing for you. The advantage of learning this for yourself is that you’ll know how to direct your VA or Writer and you’ll know what to look for when he or she is promoting your material.

Here are a few folks I'd like to plug today for those of you in need of good people to help you market your business.

Evelyn Bourne over at Productive Pen is a freelance writer who specializing in online marketing. As a matter of fact she can write your ebooks, article marketing posts, blog entries, eblasts and all the stuff that you can't seem to find the time to do for yourself.

Larissa Parks over at Seven Winds Virtual Assistance is a certified Business Manager who can help you get organized and market your business online.

In today's Social Media wonderful web world, you'll find many VAs are expanding their services to do things like manage your twitter accounts, facebook pages, videos, and more. They can help you stay on top of your marketing when you have a busy schedule. All you have to do is just take the time to find someone you feel comfortable working with.

One more thing: I did a quick search for Virtual Assistants on Black Business Women Online. You can also look on BBWO and ask questions about VAs, PR Marketing, and Freelance writers.

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Comment by Erica Johnson on August 25, 2010 at 12:28pm
One thing that I have learned about marketing is that you have to make time for marketing. It's great to have a VA but you can also have days that you focus on your clients, marketing days, and days that you work on income generating projects. I have found out that this works best and if there is anything that you don't like doing; OUTSOURCE IT.

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