By the time the US winter holiday season starts, we also seem to get into the new “planning season” for next year… Have you noticed? Especially if you’re an entrepreneur. And what better way to plan for 2018, than to find the perfect planner, that helps you brainstorm, create a plan for 2018, and then execute that plan.
In my experience it’s not a one size fits all approach, but something you refine for yourself, year after year. So I began pulling together an annual list of planners, specifically for online entrepreneurs.
Whatever planner you choose, keep these things in mind:
1. reflect on what worked & didn’t this past year
2. make adjustments
3. and then set your compass for the upcoming year.
Today we’re back with the annual Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday roundup for entrepreneurs, all rolled into one post. This morning, the post is quite lean, but as the weekend progresses you’ll find more and more deals that I’ve uncovered for you.
Instead of spending hours making a beautiful post page, this roundup post includes simple anchors you can click on, to get to a section that interests you, with a brief description, and links that open in a new tab, or window, so that you don’t lose your place.
I’ll also be sharing new links as I find them on Facebook here
If you previously used WordPress.com you’re familiar with the options to follow a blog post (to receive updates when they’ve posted something new) without needing to subscribe to an email newsletter. But did you know you can use this same feature on your WordPress.org site, to bring in new audiences from WordPress.com?
Bring in new audiences from WordPress.com with this free tool
I know that as an entrepreneur we should always be looking for ways to build our email list. But for me, helping people is always a bigger priority. So, if that means giving them an option to follow, instead of signing up (1 click, instead of typing and clicking at least 3 buttons) then why not offer it as an option too.
So, I’m turning on my “jetpack” follow feature again. And you might consider it too.
There are heaps of new benefits in the Jetpack tool chest * (a plugin I’ve been using since 2011) and not all of them will benefit you, but here are a couple that I think will.