I’ve got a feeling about 2019. Deep down in my belly I have this ball of growing excitement. It’s telling me that this year is going to be a year of change, a year of magic and a year where you will see your dreams come true. To get you off to a flying start I am sharing my top 10 tips on how to plan for a perfect 2019.
But first I want to make a promise to you.
Your dream fulfilling year is not going to be easy. It’s not just going to happen. You are going to have to work extremely hard. You are going to need to put in the graft. You are going to shed sweat and tears; But, I know all your hard work will be rewarded and I promise to be by your side at all times.
You aren’t on your own. No matter how hard it gets I am going to be by your side. When you want to celebrate, when you want to scream, when you are ready to kill someone, when you feel lost, when you feel stuck, when you need to bounce an idea off someone, when you need advice and guidance, when you need a kick up the butt, I am going to be right here.
My mission is to do all I can to help you succeed and thrive. Whatever challenge you are facing I want to help you. I want to be your indie beauty Wikipedia. I want to be the modern day equivalent of Ask Jeeves for indie beautypreneurs. I want to to show you how to plan for a perfect 2019. So make sure you are following me on Instagram where I post solopreneur survival tips and take you behind the scenes. Make sure you are member of my Facebook Group where I bring you a weekly episode of Indie Beauty TV where we look at what’s hot in the industry and I collaborate with a whole host of industry experts. Join my VIP email group and get access to content I don’t share anywhere else and first dibs and offers on all my events and services. And finally keep your eyes peeled for the launch of my You Tube Channel!!!!!
OK, let’s get down to business and nail those top 10 tips on how to plan for a perfect 2019 that I promised you.
**Don’t rush back into the detail of work this month. Take plenty of time to decide your goals and objectives for the year and design a detailed plan that will help you achieve them.
**Take a good hard look at last year. What strategies worked and why, what ideas bombed and why? What was your best moment and how can you recreate its success. Plan to do more of what was a success and ditch everything that failed.
**Put your customers at the centre of everything you do. Really get into the habit of looking at all decisions, social media posts, blogs and product choices from your customers point of view. Constantly ask yourself will they like this, do they care, will this help them?
**Plan to get out and about and attend some industry events. Get inspired, keep up to date with trends, learn new skills and meet amazing people at conferences and trade shows. Your business and you will definitely be better for it. Use my Indie Beauty Wall Planner to choose which events you want to go to and then let me know- we can meet up for a coffee!
**Invest in expanding your knowledge. Look hard at your business and your skills and work out where best to invest in learning and training. Focus in on one or two key areas. It could be social media or managing finance or getting your biz ready for retailers. Spend time searching for the best courses and mentors to help you.
**Decide on one key goal you want to achieve every week. I know it doesn’t sound like many but it’s much better to nail one knockout goal that moves your business forward rather than fail at 5 or 6. And at the end of the year you will have achieved 52 tasks and your business will be transformed. If you want accountability email me or post yours on my social media every week and I will chase you up and offer any advice I can.
**2019 is definitely the year to GO LIVE. The future is in video and you need to accept this quick if you want your brand to survive. Facebook Live, Instagram Stories, Instagram Live, IGTV and You Tube are where you need to be.
**Instagram is the new kid on the block and is growing fast. It’s the perfect platform for beauty brands and you need to invest time and energy in a strategy that makes you stand out and get noticed.
**Show your passion. Don’t be afraid to put passion into everything you do. Your customers will love your passion. Your passion is what makes your brand unique. It’s what makes you stand out from the crowd. It’s what your customers will connect with and relate to. It’s what will convince your customers to buy!
**Review your progress every quarter. The most amazing thing about being an indie entrepreneur is that you can make changes, adapt and innovate fast. By reviewing your business every 90 days you can respond quickly to success and spot problems and issues and prevent them happening again.
Don’t forget to join me on Insta, my Facebook Group and my VIP email group. I will be bringing you more tips and advice on how to plan for a perfect 2019 across all of these channels throughout January so follow and join ASAP so you don’t miss anything. You really don’t have to do this solopreneur thing on your own. You can be a beautypreneur with a network of awesome biz buddies and me as your go to resource and chief cheerleader. Together we are stronger!
All that’s left for me to say is WE HAVE GOT THIS!
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