Not Having Internet Access Can Be a Drag!
Not having your normal dose of Internet stimuli can just be a drag! Of course, not being “connected” can also have some severe effects on your online business so what are some things that you can do in order to stay productive and effecient?
First, DON”T PANIC!
The fact that you can no longer connect (for a couple of hours or days) is not the end of the world. Recently I have gone back into the world of plumbing contracting….yes, money talks and b.s. walks! While on a job out of town, I ran into a situation where there was not an Internet connection that I could get to – at least, not a connection that was reliable.
Rather than freak out, the one thing that you can do is to write articles and create videos. No, you can’t upload them all, but when you do find your way back to modern civilization you can. Even videos can be uploaded onto a lap top, so I don’t want to hear any moans on this one!
Second – Be Proactive
If you know you are going to the “land of the dead” in terms of Internet connectivity then you may want to create a few articles ahead of time and set then schedule them to be posted on your WordPress blog.
You can also post updates to your social media accounts using a hootsuite or linksalpha – I use them both.
I recommend that you write three posts and keep them hand at all times for just such an emergency. You will then be able to schedule these posts to go out over a week period – posting every other day.
If you are going to be gone for more than a week then you may want to write a few more and get them ready as well.
But I Can’t Answer My Emails!
Actually, you can. Although you won’t be able to see it all you can still check your emails with a “smart” phone (you could even write posts this way, but I don’t recommend it) and you can set up your “vacation” settings with many different email systems.
Most of us marketing online are employed with something else other than the Internet so there may be times when you have to be prepared. If you do have a few posts or videos out there for just such an emergency this will ease the pain.
Good luck, have fun and I’ll see you at the top!
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