Everyday many people are joining the Internet, some with the hope to make some extra money, while others with the hope to make a living online.
Most of them are facing a common problem which is that they don't know how to get started. They don't have any idea about the first step they have to take.
The first step is changing your Mindset. Many people underestimate this factor and for this simple reason they are having a hard time. It is crucial to start your business with the right mindset.
You have to know that it is a business and you have to treat it as such. In order to build and develop a successful business you have to work hard and dedicate time and effort... All the things you need offline you have to incorporate online.
It is important that you understand and believe two well-settled and fundamental laws.
1. All human achievement comes about through bodily activity.
2. All bodily activity is caused, controlled and directed by the mind.
Like all human affairs, success is partly a matter of predestination and partly of free will. You cannot make the genius, but you can improve or destroy it, and most people possess the assets which can be turned into success.
You have to develop the power to assimilate knowledge and to use it.
There are no magic formulas, there are lots of get rich programs out there and maybe you have joined some of them, have you achieved good results? I am sure the answer is NO.
Don't think that it is about having a webpage, posting a few ads and writing some articles. If you think you can make money online - money, not $3, in this way you are completely wrong.
You have to improve your business everyday looking for new strategies, applying small changes and constantly testing. It means you have to work.
Money Without Work, Forget It!
Of course, there are shortcuts, if you can afford a mentor, you accelerate the process because he/she will help you to avoid a lot of mistakes, but keep in mind that your mentor is not going to do the work for you.
Another important thing is that you don't have to figure out everything yourself, you have to ask help when you need it to solve the problem quicker and better.
Please, don't think that others can't do it better than you. You are not a One Man Band, there are things that you are not good at, therefore it will take you time and effort to learn to do these things.
It is better if you think about how you can get those things done and not how you can do all those things...You can delegate some work.
You can delegate everything, but NEVER, I say NEVER delegate your marketing.
In the beginning you have to work hard. Working daily, everything will begin to flow easier and it will help you to automate your business and work less.
Understand that you'll have to spend some money - registering a domain name, having a webhosting account, having an autoresponder account, etc. Don't think about using free services for these things, because you have to look professional, if you look like an amateur nobody will pay attention to you.
Before you even think about making money, think about how you can help people. Help everybody you can asking nothing in return.
Don't be afraid to give away your most valuable strategies and techniques. Give away everything you can with the objective of helping others, it will build your reputation and credibility. Your value will be acknowledged and your market will realize that "You Are The Man."
If you are not making any money it is because you are not helping enough people. People buy from those that they trust and believe in.
First, you have to give and then you reap the rewards. There is no doubt.
Never under value your self-worth. We are born "free and equal", yet we are not all born equally rich. But you can be rich by the use of your faculties; by the union of thought with nature.
If you really want to be successful, you have to set your mind upon it, and adopt the proper means.
Your success depends on a plus condition of mind and body, on power of work and on courage.
Repeat: I Can I Will, I Can I Will, I Can I Will.
If you come online with the wrong perspective and attitude, you'll have a very hard time. You need the right approach to really make money online.
You are not going to make 1 million dollars when you first get started - nobody has made it, it is a progressive process... Go ahead with baby steps with the goal to make that million in the near future.
Your success is a direct result of what you do. It's not about luck, if you are not getting results, don't think that luck has been against you.
It is natural when you are getting started to hope, but if hope turns to a belief in luck, it becomes a poison to the mind.
You can create your own destiny if you want. You need passion, education, knowledge, patience and persistence. Act as if you cannot fail. Belief is crucial! I mean, if you believe you can succeed.
Your Mindset is the mechanism that allows you to take full control of your life and business.
10:25 AM | 0 Comments
1. Get your Top Business Goals in writing. Have them in order of importance and jot down ideas on how to get them done more effectively.
Stop and have a think about why you are in business. Ask yourself the following questions? What is the purpose of my business? What service and/or products do I offer and what is my edge over my competitors? What value will I give my clients? Who are my Clients and How do I attract them to my business? How will clients and prospects get a hold of me?
Once you have answered most of these questions, You'll be able to pinpoint what needs to get done. To get off to a good start you must get organized. Yes, this seems easier said than done but technology allows us to make this a simpler process. We suggest using a Customer Relationship Manager or a CRM to get you off and running. There are tons of CRM programs in the market you can chose from. SUGAR CRM seems to fit the bill and it's free. This will allow you to track your leads, track your clients, as well as organize your calendar and schedules. It also includes an email marketing feature that would make sending out emails to prospects just a click away. Getting organized will help you get your business running smoothly and ready to be mobile.
2. Learn how to run your Small Business from virtually anywhere.
In the past, visiting a business meant walking into a building. Today, it's can be done without having to get out of your pajamas. People want information and answers as soon as they can think of it and sometimes faster. The Internet has become todays information source and is widely used all over the globe. Getting your business on the Internet would mean getting your business available to the world 24 hours a day, everyday. More importantly, your local clients will be able to get a hold of you from anywhere and anytime. Having web presence is like having a Customer Service Agent working for you around the clock. Also, the flexibility of this virtual office means being able to change it or update it whenever you see fit. Just how others can access your business anytime and anywhere, you too can operate your virtual office from anywhere. Aside from your website, you may also start looking into Voice Over IP (VOIP) and Internet Chat to communicate with your contacts. With the growth of SPAM emails, speaking to people have been getting more relevant in building relationships in business today.
3. Build relationships with everyone you deal with in your business. This includes vendors, clients, staff and yes even your friends. They might be able to lend you a hand in something.
With a reliable and well organized CRM System, an integrated web presence, VOIP and Internet Chat avenue, building relationships will be a breeze. Studies have shown that most business deals are offspring of word of mouth. Building a solid business relationship with everyone in your address book will greatly increase your chances of being referred by them to their contacts. Networking with your contacts and some new people with common interests is a great start in getting your business some exposure. Try getting a profile in business networking sites such as Ecademy, LinkedIN and Xing.
4. How you can save some money and use your available funds properly.
Business is about keeping your cost low and profit higher. How do we put your business on a financial diet? Try to make a list of all the expenses you currently have and ask yourself if it is actually helping your business grow and moving forward. How many items in that list are "empty" calories? If it's making your expenses fat and your business weaker, then it's probably wise to cut it out. Another way to do it is to find alternatives to services or products you are currently using for your business. To cut from operational costs, you might want to use "Open Source" software, which are free, instead of costly commercialized programs that get more expensive throughout the years. Another way is to get a VOIP telephone service such as Vonage, to reduce your long distance phone bills. Are you paying full time staff for part time work? Try to assess if your labor dollars are being spent wisely. Outsourcing some administrative tasks might better fit your financial objectives better.
5. Get some HELP.
A single person cannot handle everything in an 8-hour period, sometimes not even in a few days. Many of us feel that getting everything done ourselves means getting it done right; But doing everything alone can mean not getting anything done at all. You might be an expert in your business, but there are some elements of business which does not require an expert but requires continuous monitoring. What you need for this is time. More time for work usually means less time with family, friends or activities you love to do. Are you willing to give it up? You need to get outside help for these time consuming processes. Outsourcing or Offshoring might sound expensive and unmanageable but it is actually a lot cheaper and way easier to manage since you don't have to deal with employees. Here are ways you can outsource :
1.Virtual Personal Assistant - it's the person that handles your calendar, your emails, your phone calls and everything else while you're out with a client. Since they work in your virtual office, they get you organized and sorted out on time without the hassle of personal issues. 2.Back Office/Administrative Officers - a team of staff that are assigned to fulfill tasks that require constant monitoring or repetitive type of work. These include but not limited to: data entry, generating and compilation of marketing reports, research and bookkeeping. 3.Telesales/ Customer Service Agents - you can have a team of experienced agents to do your telemarketing or sales calls for you. They can also answer questions regarding your products and or services. Setting up a system to do this in-house can be very costly. Why get bothered with starting from scratch when there are available packages for this type of service available and ready to go for only a fraction of the cost of one full time staff?
Once you get through these steps, you will immediately see the difference in your business. You will:Have more free time with family, friends and things you love. Spend your working hours with clients and important business processes. Increased profits and reduced costs Enjoy life and remember why you went to business for yourself.
10:23 AM | 0 Comments