One important tip that I'll share

by Steven Carl Kelly 15 replies
There's one important thing that I've learned over the years of doing marketing both online and off: carry a small notepad and pen or pencil with you at all times. You have no idea how often I've been excited by a marketing idea I've seen, or been inspired with with my own idea, when I'm away from home or the office. Having that little book with me made it simple to write it down rather than lose it in my own memory.

Later I'll be flipping through that little book and land on something I'd written months and months before. Sometimes the idea on that page was exactly the thing I needed at that very moment.

Don't waste a great idea by letting it slip away!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gene Pimentel
    I'll second that! Also keep a notepad on your nightstand -- I get my most brilliant ideas in the middle of the night, and if I don't write them down right then, they're lost forever.
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    • Profile picture of the author macki
      Originally Posted by Gene Pimentel View Post

      I'll second that! Also keep a notepad on your nightstand -- I get my most brilliant ideas in the middle of the night, and if I don't write them down right then, they're lost forever.
      I have never written down anything in the middle of the night that makes sense. It's either totally illegible or the words are so unrelated I don't have a clue what I was thinking. Makes for some good laughs in the morning though!
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  • Profile picture of the author jan roos
    Spoton post. I can't tell you how many times I get really good ideas and just forget them because I don't write them down. I have been thinking for a while now to get a notepad and carry it with me but I am getting in my car right now and buying a notepad.

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author sparrow
    This has been a age old technique that works, and used by the most famous and not

    works for me

    Ed
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Bruno
      Note pads work awesome and sometimes if I don't have a notepad with me available I'll find something immediately that I can scribble on.

      Also a lot of people use digital handheld recorders and just babble into them when they find something they need to babble about.

      I haven't used a digital recorder in this manner I'm kind of old school and just write on paper.

      Frank Bruno
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  • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
    I do this with keywords. I keep a little notebook by my monitor and when I see a phrase that looks interesting I'll surf over to wordtracker or use another tool like it to see if anyone is searching for it. If so, I'll dash out an article and submit that baby post haste. It's hit or miss, but even one hit can be worth the effort.

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author Rachel Goodchild
    There is something magical about a pen and paper that typing into a computer doens't do
    let the wind graze acoss your face, feel the sun on your knees, tap a sip of your coffee, then jot down your thoughts in a notebook
    it's a far better way to work than sitting with a laptop perched on your knee doing the same thing
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  • Profile picture of the author Linda Miller
    Yes, that is indeed a great tip! We entrepreneurs never know when we will see something that will inspire us for the next great idea.

    Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

    Many blessings.
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  • Profile picture of the author Niche
    Originally Posted by faxinator View Post

    There's one important thing that I've learned over the years of doing marketing both online and off: carry a small notepad and pen or pencil with you at all times. You have no idea how often I've been excited by a marketing idea I've seen, or been inspired with with my own idea, when I'm away from home or the office. Having that little book with me made it simple to write it down rather than lose it in my own memory.

    Later I'll be flipping through that little book and land on something I'd written months and months before. Sometimes the idea on that page was exactly the thing I needed at that very moment.

    Don't waste a great idea by letting it slip away!
    totally agree. The number of times I have had a good idea with nothing to write on and I just know that I would have forgotten it by the time I get back to the PC
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    • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
      I do this with my phone, I actually use this application on it that let's me make awesome lists, so I make huge lists of marketing ideas or great things (at least to me ) that I think of while I'm out and about. More than half of the time I later use these spontaneous ideas to make money.
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    • Profile picture of the author PotPieGirl
      So, you think a simple note pad could improve on my current system?

      Take a look

      I thought my system was pretty smooth! lol!

      Jennifer
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      • Profile picture of the author Monetize
        LOL @ PotPie

        I buy the Mead Fat Lil' notebooks (and other brands). They are
        small spiral bound 5½ x 3½ inch size, 200 pgs and typically cost
        around $2.00 at the office and discount stores. You can find this
        type of notebook @ Fam Dollar for $1.00, last time I checked. I
        have them in all the various colors, kind of try to color code my
        different projects and they are really easy to carry around, keep
        one in the car, one in the bed, another next to the computer or
        wherever. I normally tuck a ballpoint pen into the spiral part so
        I'm not fumbling around looking for a writing instrument.

        What a lifesaver to be able to jot down all those precious tidbits
        of information or bright ideas as they occur to me.

        Steno pads work great also and I'm hooked on the regular school
        size spiral bound notebooks too
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  • Profile picture of the author Sjcorp
    Thanks for the tip! I'll give it a try =)
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  • Profile picture of the author kevinw1
    There are notebooks everywhere in the house... bedroom, greenhouse, office, kitchen, and the bathroom. Very important to have one there

    The things I write in the middle of the night do usually make sense in the morning. Sometimes I have to get up and write several pages of notes just to get the brain to stop galloping and let me go to sleep!

    Kevin
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