Thursday, March 7, 2013

1 Time NOT to Delegate - Online Marketers Need to Avoid This Progress Killer

Lately, I have been discovering something that I did not expect.  I bet many other people are making this same mistake.

I try really hard to find intelligent ways to delegate.  To date, I'm still nowhere nearly as good at this as I should be, but I'm always excited when I find a way to delegate that works well for me.

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However, for those of you who have your own online marketing business or have one in-house, I make the following suggestion.


I do not mean for you to write everything, but you need to make sure that you have control over the writing part of the process.

I am not trying to imply that nobody writes better than you (or me).  I outsource a lot of my writing, but I have control over it, because I pay them.

Recently, I've had a couple of clients who claim they want to write and edit the content that goes on their websites and marketing materials.

Initially, I was all for that.  Woohoo!  I don't have to think as much.  I can just DO!

Well...there is a problem with this.

Most likely, if people had the time, energy, or initiative to write and edit marketing material, they would not have contacted you in the first place.

They need help, because it's not getting done.

My experience is telling me to warn you...DO NOT HAVE THE CLIENT STOP YOUR PROGRESS.

When the client has to approve everything, seldom does anything get done.  Marketing is done to create sales later, but other things in the business need to be done today.  So writing and editing marketing materials NEVER become a priority.

That is why people like you (online marketers) and me are needed.  We devote ourselves to the craft.  Then again, how many of US take time to market our own marketing business?

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We are too busy handling things that need to be done TODAY, even in our own businesses, and WE (presumably) understand the importance of getting out marketing materials.

Your client likely understands this even less than you do, especially the ones who insist that they "will write the content for us."  Let's see how well THAT works for you.

If you like progress on your client's marketing to stop, let him (or her) write and edit (or "approve") the marketing material for you.  Otherwise, YOU need to INSIST that you handle producing the content.

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