This Is One Thing I'm Doing Different In 2013...

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Hello again fellow warriors!

As 2013 gets closer, I'm really starting to get excited about all the possibilities the new year will bring. I'm reviewing the things I did this year and looking to learn from my mistakes. To that end the one thing I'm going to do different is...

Build And Follow A System

This system will tell me step-by-step what I need to do to be productive in my business. Systems are one of the reasons that you hardly ever hear of McD or BK failing.

If one part of the system fails or changes, I'll change that process. No more flavor of the month working; I'm going to be consistent and steady.

What about you? Do you have systems in place that you follow for success?
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  • Profile picture of the author David Micheal
    I agree with your idea about system.

    My system is easy.

    1. Set product, website and all things that essential for my business.
    2. Create get traffic plan.
    3. Take action
    4. If in one week, i have poor result, i change my traffic plan.
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  • Profile picture of the author Confined To Life
    Being more specific than a system, a plan of action. So many people say "okay I'm going to do some backlinking today". They may spend hours throwing their link all over the place but won't be making efficient use of their time.

    You want to plan your time. "I'm going to do abc for 3 hours and then at 12:30, I'm going to do xyz". And stick to it!
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  • Profile picture of the author regervin
    I'm actually fleshing out my planned system right now. I'm creating a mind-map to show the different steps I need to to take.

    I benefited greatly from a webinar that Roger and Barry put on this week showing how they built their business. After seeing that, it made perfect sense.
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    • Profile picture of the author oleskool
      The webinar Barry and Rodger did showed me two things one how to find hungry buyers, most people just say find a niche with hungry buyers and never show you how now I can do it myself. The other thing was how the tech stuff gets you hung up. That is my problem, I get lost trying to do what some people call easy.
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      • Profile picture of the author regervin
        Originally Posted by oleskool View Post

        The webinar Barry and Rodger did showed me two things one how to find hungry buyers, most people just say find a niche with hungry buyers and never show you how now I can do it myself. The other thing was how the tech stuff gets you hung up. That is my problem, I get lost trying to do what some people call easy.
        They did a good job explaining that.
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  • Profile picture of the author KingMedia
    Tride and true mehtods that have always worked and still works. A lot of the old school business practices still work in today's digital world.

    Ya also need to recognize when it's time to stop, regroup, and change direction when a plan is not working. There is so many ways to make money online (cliché!).
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    • Profile picture of the author regervin
      Originally Posted by KingMedia View Post

      Tride and true mehtods that have always worked and still works. A lot of the old school business practices still work in today's digital world.

      Ya also need to recognize when it's time to stop, regroup, and change direction when a plan is not working. There is so many ways to make money online (cliché!).
      As one of my mentors told me: Plan, do, review
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonwebb
    A great post good luck with 2013.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monja
    the new year is just one day. best is to look back and change direction if necessary every week. good luck in 2013
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  • If one part of the system fails or changes, I'll change that process. No more flavor of the month working; I'm going to be consistent and steady.
    Awesome thinking. Once a person starts thinking systematically, the growth of a certain niche will certainly be going nowhere but up. Thank you for sharing, as I might implement this systematical way of improvement to myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author arranrice
    Why wait until 2013? I would start working now
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  • Profile picture of the author Greedy
    hmm I'm not sure yet, I do make monthly goals.

    But I'm going to make 2013 a big year for sure!
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  • Profile picture of the author Edwin Torres
    Yup! Definitely have everything automated and outsourced so I dont have to worry about my business so much but still profit a lot off of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author tonio79
    Well good luck for 2013.

    Just make sure that enthusiasm is still as strong on Feb 11th....March 13th and June 26th when the evaluation of a previous year starts to fade. Keep that system alive and why not keep us updated .....maybe we can keep you on track??

    Great to hear you are going for it though! Keep it up

    All the best

    Tonio
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Thank you. You can be the best (fill in the blanks) but if you don't have a system, you can't persist and you can't be consistent. It's all about system building and SUSTAINABILITY.
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  • Profile picture of the author Beverley Boorer
    oooh oleskool, it's nice to know I'm not the only one who gets hung up on 'easy' tech stuff. Bought that cover maker pro that was on special here a while ago and couldn't get it to show the right hand toolbar. Then my son came home and adjusted the size of everything on the screen and hey presto! it now works. Love dem geek sons, lol
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Writing out your processes is very illuminating. You can then see what needs to be cut out and improved.

    The real key, which I've had a lot of trouble with, is getting yourself out of the business.

    Dexx has a high-quality WSO about systemizing your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author cooler1
    Im planning to wake up earlier instead of starting at 9am, start at 8am instead. 1 hr less sleep but hopefully it will bring more fruitful results.
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  • Profile picture of the author shane_k
    Originally Posted by regervin View Post

    Hello again fellow warriors!

    Build And Follow A System

    This system will tell me step-by-step what I need to do to be productive in my business. Systems are one of the reasons that you hardly ever hear of McD or BK failing.

    If one part of the system fails or changes, I'll change that process. No more flavor of the month working; I'm going to be consistent and steady.

    What about you? Do you have systems in place that you follow for success?
    I definately have systems in place. Systems and processes are what allow me to produce repeatable results, and are what allowed me to take myself out of my business.

    One thing when you start setting up your systems and processes is there will be actions that are one-off actions, or actions that you only do once, for example, download Roboform softare. That is a one off action. Those are actions that you don't need to create systems out of (obviously) but you do want to track those on a to-do list of some sort.


    And then you will have repeatable actions that you will do over and over again, for example, uploading videos to youtube.

    When you upload a video to youtube you go through the same process again and again, and again. For those what I done was put those kind of repeatable actions into a checklist.

    Also what you will find is when you have repeatable actions, they usually are in a group, sometimes a group of 3 - 8 action steps.

    So looking at uploading a youtube video, you want to make sure you have your keywords, fill in the description, add any links, add annotations for your video, etc. Those group of actions will form your "Upload Youtube Video Checklist"

    Then the next time you upload a video you just pull out that checklist and quickly get it done. And even better is when you start hiring outsourcers you just give them the checklist and tell them to follow it step by step and that is how they upload your videos to youtube.

    And that is how you start to take yourself out of your business. Now you have your outsourcers uploading your videos to youtube and you don't have to do that.

    So you want to find as many of these areas in your business where there are repeatable actions that you can put into a checklist, or a process list and these become your systems.

    And the more of those you have, the more parts or systems of your business you can hand off to an outsourcer.

    If you haven't done so, I would recommend that you pick up Michael Gerber's book "The Emyth Revisited"

    It is such a great book on how to setup systems, and how to setup your business so it can run without you.
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    • Profile picture of the author regervin
      Originally Posted by shane_k View Post

      If you haven't done so, I would recommend that you pick up Michael Gerber's book "The Emyth Revisited"

      It is such a great book on how to setup systems, and how to setup your business so it can run without you.
      I have certainly heard of it for years, but haven't gotten around to reading it. I'll make sure I had it to my must read list.
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    • Profile picture of the author Simiv68
      Originally Posted by shane_k View Post

      And that is how you start to take yourself out of your business. Now you have your outsourcers uploading your videos to youtube and you don't have to do that.
      So, you give out your password? How else can they upload to your account?
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      • Profile picture of the author JDIZM
        Originally Posted by Simiv68 View Post

        So, you give out your password? How else can they upload to your account?
        maybe you can use something like oneload?

        In all seriousness you need to have a certain degree of trust with your employees, even if they may be in another country
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  • Profile picture of the author JDIZM
    When you don't know what your doing its hard to follow a system, I bet most of the people on here don't follow any type of system.

    If you are trying to be efficient you always need to have a system in place and break things down in small, manageable parts that can be passed on to somebody to save time elsewhere in your day to day activities.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarcusJohnson
    Yes I guess it's going to be a good decision for being consistent. I think that's what I'm also going to do in this business, stick to just one process. Thanks for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author tumbi
    Hi Reg,

    Hopefully 2013 year would be our year...

    My dad always use to tell me ... Only those people can become rich in life who can make systems. Once you know how to make a system, there is no stopping you..

    In 2013 I plan on not getting distracted, and follow one system/modal.... I have started working on the system now...

    Lets hope we can stay focussed....

    thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Ten
    I'm always evolving my system. The system that I have in place is to always be evolving my system until I reach continued success.
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  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    Congratulations for understanding that you need a perfect business plan if you want to succeed online. It really is indispensable if you don’t want to waste time and money without having the results you desire.

    I created a simple business plan for my business, and it seems to be working fine.

    I’m giving more information and detailed explanations to the public instead of repeating many things and instead of giving only a brief idea of my work.

    My field is totally different from internet marketing, while I was imitating the behavior of internet marketers, thinking that this behavior was ‘necessary’.

    So, in 2013 I will follow my own original business plan, which was created based on my experience working online for six years and fits with my business, instead of following the plans I was following before, which were made for other types of businesses.

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  • Profile picture of the author regervin
    Thanks for all the responses and feedback! Now let's go forward and do great things. 2013, BRING IT ON!!!
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    • Profile picture of the author Julius Minor
      Great thread.. "systems" is what I was missing this past year... So I can definitely relate to your post and change my way of thinking.. Best of luck and I'll see you in the group
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      • Profile picture of the author Adrianne_
        What I will be working on in 2013 is keeping better records
        of my marketing activity. This will help me stay focused and
        not get sucked into the "busy work" vortex. With forum
        marketing, sometimes, I get side tracked from spending under
        30 min per forum, especially here at WF.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I have a system in place. The same system that i'm running now will be amplified times 3 next year. Will have a MAJOR and INCREDIBLE breakthrough.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gengis
    My system is simple and works for.. I don't go for perfection because i never start or finish when i go for it, i simply take action and tweak as i go.. Action is my system..

    Good luck in 2013!
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  • Profile picture of the author mcunn
    That is my motto for 2013 as well. i have been all over the place trying too many different things. I need to settle down get organized and get a workable sytem in place. Good luck to ya!
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  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    I will tell you what my system is going to be for 2013.

    I am already having success with a company called Empower Network.

    Instead of promoting a few programs at a time, I am going to send all my visitors to a web page that will talk only about that program only. When I reach a curtain monthly income, I will then add more programs to my site and build more residual income.

    I will not give my website visitors at this time.

    2013 will be my year to breakthrough and earn more then $10,000 per month in residual income. I am putting all this out to the universe so that it knows what my intentions are.
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  • Profile picture of the author himanuzo
    For 2013:

    I have 3 plans for online business:
    1. e-commerce - in my country
    2. building a list and keep blogging for "internet marketing" niche
    3. marketing affiliate products through SEO in Google
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  • Profile picture of the author lalit657
    yeah definately..it is one of the best method to get success in any field....you have to make plans and try to stick with it...every plan has it's loop holes...so you have to ready with your backup plans toooo....if you will going to follow these steps then the success is definately in your hands...
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  • Profile picture of the author newbie_warrior
    Definitely going for paid traffic source right now since I have been in SEO for the last 4 years and it just became messy..
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  • Profile picture of the author Monkeh
    I will make more time for my family. That's really my main issue. 2013 I will focus on my family.
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