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First of all, I want to thank you for all your lovely messages this week. I’ve tried to get back to everyone individually but, if I haven’t in your case, it’s certainly not through a lack of appreciation – I’ve just spent a lot of time out of Wifi reach waiting in hospital corridors.

The good part about having your work time reduced is that it forces you to focus which was something I learned when my daughter was a baby. I’m sure many of you know that feeling of trying to cram some meaningful work into little windows of time so this week I’ve scouted round for quick and easy ways you can do so without sacrificing quality.

Let’s start with some evergreen but still excellent tips to boost sales fast. You may know some or all of these but we could always do with a reminder of the fundamentals – warning here that the site layout is, IMHO, annoying but don’t let that distract you from the content:

http://www.businessknowhow.com/marketing/increasesalesfast.htm

I also love these 64 ideas to boost your business, many of which are fast and simple to implement:

http://www.wordstream.com/blog/ws/2014/06/12/marketing-ideas

Want to boost your social media marketing efforts fast? Try these strategies:

http://blog.loginradius.com/2015/03/boost-social-marketing-strategy/

Video is one of the quickest ways to add oomph to your social media marketing and you can create one very easily using any number of the freebie tools available.

Here are some creative ways to use video to speedily get results:

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/use-video-to-boost-your-social-media-marketing/

To create those videos, WeVideo is a good online option with a freebie option that allows you to post your creations to social media:

https://www.wevideo.com/

Another thing you can do fast that will give you a great return for your minimal effort is to create new images or graphics for your social media marketing.

Here are 23 resources that will enable you to do that for nada:

https://blog.bufferapp.com/tools-create-images-for-social-media

Need to ramp up those ecommerce sales? Here are excellent tips specifically to help you do just that quickly:

http://rocketpost.com/blog/how-to-boost-ecommerce-sales/#.VgfmpN9Viko

If you’re a consultant or coach and want to boost your sales within the next 30 days then these suggestions are just what you need:

https://www.salesforce.com/blog/2013/10/5-ways-to-boost-your-sales-in-the-next-30-days.html

Like shortcuts to success? I love ‘em, especially when they work as well as these and could save you literally years of trial and error:

http://www.blogtyrant.com/online-success/

Finding pockets of time for work is one thing but you need to balance that with time for play and yourself if you are to be truly successful. In her TED talk, Doris Kearns Goodwin tells you how to do that by following the example of past American presidents, including Abraham Lincoln: