Are you one of those marketers who is always looking for the fastest, easiest way to do things? In fact, you might waste so much time trying to find a shortcut that it would have been faster to just do it the regular way!
Shortcuts can be great for the harried marketer whose time and budget are limited. But, they can also be bad for business if you don’t take the proper shortcuts or use them in the right way.
Certain shortcuts can get you through the most harrowing of times and keep you on top of your game, but they can also mire you down until you feel stuck forever especially if they’re hard to master.
All of the elements which constitute your business have possible shortcuts you can take to grab the attention of your customers and build trust that’s so important for the future success of your business.
And the best part is that shortcuts allow you to do it in a timely manner. At any one time, most marketers have clutter on our desks and computer (and minds) that need organizing, or have a deadline to make and no time to meet it.
A content deadline is near and you don’t have the time or inclination to write and release it. That’s when PLR come in very handy. PLR (Private Label Rights) is content that you can purchase usually in bundles about a particular subject matter (your niche).
After you purchase it, it’s yours and you can use it as you like. This is a great shortcut for your business, but you have to take time to know whose content is quality, and whose is a hot mess.
Most marketers tweak the writing to match their own styles and also add some relevant content of their own or remove some of the content that isn’t relevant to a particular subject.
Change them to look and read unique and not like cookie-cutter prose. Good deals can be found from successful marketers and knowing how to use them as your own content can be a huge timesaver and, stress saver for you and your business.
When you take shortcuts in your business, whether it’s PLR for content or something else, make sure it’s quality when you introduce it to your audience. You want it to be informative and offer them something they haven’t heard a million times already.
Whether you’re adding content to a blog, a website, social media or other method, it should grab their attention and give them something of value and that builds trust in what you have to offer.
There are many free, downloadable apps, which also offer shortcuts for your business. Organizational apps, budgetary apps and apps to help you design and write pages are available.
Some are very good and some aren’t worth the time it takes to download them. Be discerning in your choices for shortcut apps and content. If it’s something that takes a long time to master, don’t introduce it into your business.