As soon as the kids go back to school, the weather usually cools, the nights rapidly start drawing in and shops start stocking winter woollies, boots and scarves. Is it any wonder our thoughts then turn to the cold season ahead? But are you thinking of ramping up your business, now the children are back at school – or slowing down and hibernating, now winter is approaching?

Now’s the perfect time to ramp it up

As a work-from-home mum I see September as a great time to get focused and active with your business. Many of your ideal clients may well be thinking the same thing, meaning they’re looking for assistants and support partners, new opportunities and potential solutions to their work-related and personal problems.

Something you may miss altogether, if you’re focused on slowing down and hibernating.

So, if you’re looking to ramp up your business for the final quarter and end this year on a high, you need to have a plan in place.

Start by getting focused

Clear yourself some space in your diary and get focused on what you want to achieve by the end of this year. How much do you want to earn? What help and assistance can you utilise? Where does your focus need to be and what action steps do you need to take, in order to achieve what you want to achieve?

Plan what you can implement

Look at what you can create and implement, in order to achieve your end of year financial goals. Could you repurpose any existing content? How about bundling things together? Is there anything you can easily create, that could be an additional product for you – such as a webinar or mini video or email course? What’s your plan of action and how can you schedule it in around your schedule?

Go into hustle mode

The best-laid plans will fall by the wayside, unless you get into hustle mode. Now the kids are back at school, you’ll have gained back some time and a quiet house, so notch up the workflow. This isn’t just about adding extra hours to your working day – it’s about working in a more focused and planned way.

By following this simple three-step process you can quickly and easily create additional content and income, enabling you to end this year on a high – rather than fizzling out and winding down to hibernation mode during the winter months.

So it’s over to you. What plans are you implementing over the winter months? What products or actions are you planning to carry out and what are your desired timescales? Why not share your thoughts in the comments box below.