Life-Changing Connections

Connecting with customers is what keeps your business connected with success.  Instead of racing from one interaction to the next, when we focus on the person in our view and do something to make a difference, we make these contacts life-changing.  How so? By following the steps below, you’ll not only create these moments for your customers, but you’ll benefit from that connection, too. Let’s see what needs to be done.

Get Personal

Maybe you were told in your younger years to mind your own business.  That’s often polite, and with some people, it might be best to do so. When it’s one of your potential customers, though, you want to connect, you want to show interest, you want to make a difference.  Before you make your sales pitch, get to know the person. Find a shared connection you have. By initially discovering what you have in common, you’ll find more and more of those points of interest. Perhaps you’ll find out that you both went to the same high school.  Maybe you’ll realize that you have friends in common. Keep looking for a connection.

Get Creative

Use the right side of your brain and allow yourself to think of all sorts of ideas – even those that probably won’t work.  When you open the floodgates like that, eventually the right idea will come along. You’ll have more fun thinking – that’s for sure.  Unrestrained, pure thought flow – tap into your creative side. Make buying your service or product FUN for your customers to do. A local floral shop was having a holiday sale.  Customers chose a dum-dum lollipop and the bottom of the stick had a color which related to a certain percentage. Everyone was a winner – even the lowest discount was 15% – making it seem like such a bargain to buy that glittering necklace or that sunshiny daisy bouquet.

Get Positive

Too often life brings bad news our way.  When something happens suddenly, we feel sad and alone, distraught and overwhelmed.  When you learn that one of your customers is having a very blue moment, do something about it.  Something simple. Something caring. Send a card – a handwritten note – or an animated Ecard, a reminder that the person is not alone – that you are thinking of him or her.  If the person is local, a cup of coffee or tea can be of comfort. Let the person talk and respond with a gentle touch or a reassuring smile. Those moments make a such a difference to those in grief.

Get Ready

Make what is ordinary become extraordinary.  Get ready to celebrate! Ask customers for their birthdays – and on that day, send them a little something.  Use the tools we have at Online Sales Pro, and send them a quick celebratory email – maybe with a poem you’ve crafted for them or a link to a fun animated E-card.  If you’ve got much of a singing voice, turn it into a melodious telegram. When you go out on a line like that to celebrate with a customer, that’s something that is not soon forgotten!  Making a big deal about someone becomes a big deal to him or her.

Get Quiet

Another way people can feel connected to you is if you let them discover things on their own.  Instead of telling others everything you know, give the person a hint about how to discover something about your product or business.  Ask questions. Encourage customers to think of how they could benefit with a purchase. Don’t tell them what you know – find out what they think.  Guide them so that they can have their own aha! moments, instead of finding out about one of yours.

Connections can be made – and you can be part of life-changing moments.  By taking these steps to change the lives of others, your customers won’t be the only ones having life-changing moments – you will be, too.   By letting your customers know you care, you are making the most of that connection. Want to get connected? Here’s how. Come join Online Sales Pro (OSP) as the way to bridge the gaps between you and others, making those connections, creating your sales campaigns.

Home Business Building – How to Diversify as a Means to an End

There are many different ways to earn income from home online. Many people who have worked in the Internet marketing industry believe ‘Residual Income’ is the smartest strategy to use because for one thing it is based on the theory that it is wise that when you make a sale once that sale represents a monthly income going forward. With affiliate programs, when someone joins a program in your down-line you are paid a commission for the initial referral. Then for as long as they pay their monthly membership fee, you get a percentage of that fee as a commission. This is a primary example of what is called ‘residual income’.

There is also OTO or ‘One Time Only’ income where you would be selling a product or a service one-time. You can be creative with this and offer special deals for additional products *(and income) at the point of sale. For instance if you sold an electronic device like a smart phone and then at the end of the transaction (at the payment point) also had an offer for a related accessory like earphones.

Another reference to types of income you will see online is ‘Multiple Steams of Income’. This is where you have more than one source of income. This may be seen as a ‘portfolio’ of business opportunities. This is also a very smart concept to incorporate into your home business plan, because you are ‘hedging your bets’:(a) if one product is not doing well, another one might be doing great and will make up for any sparse income from product (a); and (b) some companies count on sales volume, so that while the commissions may be rather small, they assume you have volume that will make up for it.

For example, $5 is not much, but if you make 10 of those $5 sales, you have $50, which is a nice commission. If you want to get really excited extrapolate that 20 times for $100! That will tend to keep you motivated to work your head off to make a decent income you can live on eventually. Something very exciting about this way and it makes a perfect balance with the other more stable forms of income.

It can take some time before you have done sufficient advertising such that you begin to earn substantial income. It is very important for your mindset that you realize this is only normal. This can be hard, not just psychologically, but financially. You are spending money acquiring opportunities, and for advertising and marketing services, yet you are not seeing a return on your investment YET.

Smart again to structure your business in a way that you start with some programs that you can join for free or very inexpensively. You can even advertise using free and very inexpensive techniques. You can make a little money even at the same time you are building your home business online. Examples of possibly making decent money for free are programs like Clickbank.com and Amazon.com which are both free to join and earn commissions without much investment.

Building Components for an Online Business

The idea for the business would seem to be the most important thing to consider when you are creating a plan to start a business online. Ideas may include products or services to sell, and also the entire concept. The concept would be the look and feel (environment) etc. Your presentation is key as well – your website design and format, your advertising and marketing content is important in attracting people and keeping them interested.

It would be important to know if there is a market for what you plan to promote. It is very logical that it is more difficult if we choose the product and then try to find somebody that wants it. The ‘path of least resistance’ would be to do some research to learn what the market wants and then give it to them. Think about that. It is a whole different dynamic when they come to you for something they want, than if you are chasing them down to try to convince them.

Your motivation is important. Determine how badly you want to have a business and why. It probably should be more than ‘need money’. You should have a passion – (besides the money). Motivation may arise as a result of your dissatisfaction with where you find yourself. For instance you are not making as much money as you want or need; or maybe you are not doing something that you like to do.

There can be other negative factors associated with politics in our workplace environment. A huge motivation would be if you are about to lose your job, love it or hate it, or have already been terminated. You know you need to do something fast and as for a home business it can be either part or full-time. Realistically if you don’t have severance pay or unemployment insurance, you should probably focus first on replacing your full-time income.

Any of these things can motivate you to start building your own successful home business. If you put a lot of effort and time into developing your business, and are patient with the process, you are likely to eventually achieve your goals for success. Just don’t give up. One thing that must be part of your mindset is that you are not in a rush. You are realistically building a business from the ground up. There is no magic that will have money popping out of your computer in 2-days – or maybe even 2-months. That is why you have to be strong in your motivation to see it through. Otherwise why bother?

Safety in Numbers – Internet Marketing

It can be said that competition is fierce on the Internet, or maybe because it’s the way business has always been done, but what is done in this regard must be done consistently over time. Because of the nature of the communication, half-baked is not going to do as well as sincere effort.

Marketers can never just ‘kick back’ and figure they have done enough, because they will more than likely fall behind if they don’t really invest themselves in their business. One cause of Internet marketing failures, is because some believe they can just do something once or twice. When they don’t see an instant result, they may quit trying because they think it is pointless. There are actually many reasons people don’t try hard enough and most are avoidable.

You need to keep the volume turned up when it comes to marketing. It is like what you would envision ‘finding a needle in a haystack’ to look like. The majority of people may not be interested in starting a home business online. However thankfully there are some who do. You need to focus on finding them and not give anymore attention than necessary to those who don’t. Most of all don’t let them discourage you.

The number that is considered acceptable is a 1% response rate, for example with eMail marketing. Note that response can mean just a further inquiry and not necessarily a sale or done deal – so the percentage would be even smaller for actual sales. That’s normal and many marketing experts online have learned how to succeed with whatever obstacles there have been just by sheer determination.

Evil spammers are worse than ever. As such eMail services are forced to use spam filters. A double whammy, the spam filters are not that efficient and very often can’t differentiate illegal spam from legal bulk mail sent by legitimate online businesses. That means that your message may go to a spam folder and never be seen by your prospect.

However we should accept that regardless of the problems, eMail marketing is still a major strategy in Internet marketing. You need to keep the number of messages you send to customers, prospects and peers at the max to make up for all the obstacles to be overcome.

Whatever you do, whether it is using list builder systems, having lead capture pages, sending solo ads, or buying leads, you need to realize that you will need many ‘leads’ on an ongoing basis.

Maybe most important is not to get discouraged or blame the program or product you are promoting if you don’t get any response immediately. Keep focusing on what you want to create with your online business. Do not give any unnecessary energy to worrying about people who are not interested. Use your time and energy wisely and focus on the ones who are.

Building a New Business? Stick to It

Peoples lives can sometimes take sudden turns, If that happens, we have to take detours. Some examples of changes could be that our day job has increased the number of hours we are required to work there, so we have less time to devote to our home business.

Or maybe it will be that our financial picture changes. We may have seen the cost of something crucial increase, such as our housing cost or utilities. So again, now we don’t have as much ‘spare change’ to use for developing our new business. The last possible disaster worth mentioning here is that we have had a full-time job and have been building our home business slowly, part-time while we survive on our day job salary. We learn that the day job will be eliminating our position and we need to find another full-time income right away.

Ideally we would be able to devote more time to our home business start-up and eventually make that our primary source of income. If you are entitled to severance pay and/or unemployment insurance, you can probably survive in the interim period and still have time to build your business. The point is that whatever the situation may be, don’t give up your idea to build your own business. If you had plans to do it one way, don’t give up just because your plan has to change when life gets in the way!

Create a new plan, do the same thing but do it a different way. The point is not to be too quick to assume you have no choice but to give up the new business you are building. Many people do not consider their home business to be serious. Obviously if you lose your day job before your home business is generating substantial income, you have a major crisis. In that case it is probably the wisest thing to do to find another day job first – ideally only part-time so you have more time to work at home to build the next chapter of your life.

More people could actually succeed at earning a substantial income from home if a million different things didn’t always take precedence over your home business. This is possible because you are not accountable to anyone else. You need to be accountable to yourself. You need to create a real plan that includes a budget and a schedule and commit to it. Realize what your living expenses are and take stock of how much money you actually have to cover them and by what date. Anything left over is ‘free’ to use for your business expenses.

Business opportunity shopping can create a ‘crazed’ mindset just like any shopping can! Sometimes it can be likened to a kid in a candy store, who wants one of each thing in the store. However this can be disastrous for more than financial considerations. It can be really disillusioning because of the expectation of a return on the investment. If you are having no results on one business opportunity, it is likely it will be across the board with all of your other risks. If you are seeing no results because you are not investing enough time and effort, that is what you need to focus on, not quitting.

No Program Works Unless We Work it – Including Affiliate Marketing

Sans magic tricks there is no program that does absolutely everything for you including the work. No program even on the Internet can make somebody wealthy unless THEY seriously invest their time and effort. People frequently use words like ‘easy’ or ‘fast’ to describe business opportunities online.

It is true, especially when compared to trying to do anything offline. However, you must be logical in your thinking, because both easy and fast are subjective. That is what you think is easy I may think is difficult. or what you call fast may mean something very different to me.

Affiliate marketing programs provide invaluable help to get your online business started. Most give you several different resources toward that end. However nobody is responsible to make it work for you except YOU! If the program ‘works’ for you or not depends on how much effort you are willing to invest in it over time. Unfortunately success is never guaranteed. Success happens usually when YOU make good use of everything to develop your business!

With some spending money you can pay others for services to help you in building an affiliate marketing business at home online. If like many you are a little short on spare change, then you can learn how to do your own marketing and advertising for free or nearly free. Since you will find that besides being cheaper, faster and easier using the Internet you don’t need supplies or equipment like paper, ink, postage, or printers to conduct your promotions for your business. This cuts way down on operating expenses, not to mention time and effort.

Working from home online can be much more enjoyable, for one thing because you can make your own rules about how and when you work, how much time you spend in a work session, and even how you do things. It is still work though and needs to be done consistently.

People sometimes get the impression that they can become wealthy just by joining a program where others may have earned substantial income. That may be a good indicator of a possibility, and it follows that you can do the same. You must realize that if this was the case then you would probably need to use the same techniques they used for the same length of time and with the same consistency.

If you want to earn money, it is necessary to spend the time and do the work. If you are serious about your business, you should remain engaged at all times. If you stop making a real effort or sit back and wait, you will be waiting a long time because it is likely nothing will ever happen.

Cryptocurrency explained by BitcoinBully

If you have been online for a while it has been impossible for you to avoid all the hype and fuzz regarding bitcoin and all the “crypto stuff” And all the claim to be rich quick. You may also have sen warning in your paper, “Bitcoin plummeted to bottom record today, people lost a fortune”. But somehow you couldn’t avoid being tempting to join and try to make some money on your own.

I’m not an expert but most I have seen is honestly crap. But a hope arose when I found out that Jon Olson and friends tried to sort out what works and what don’t. These are people that have been online for a long time and seen most of its backside.

They created BitcoinBully a very gentle program that slides you slowly into the world of crypto. You don’t need to know anything about those fancy words. And your investments are almost nil. How nice, a program that won’t reap out your money.

You are introduced step by step into the different kinds of crypto-related subjects, every step with a video. And when done with your task the next level is unlocked.

I can only say this is the best program so far to introduce you to the crypto-world in an honest and entertaining way with Jon Olson at the wheel.

Are You Standing in Your Own Way for a Successful Home Business?

There are some mindsets that may prevent people from realizing their full potential when trying to get their home business started. Most ideas require more than a ‘vision’ to manifest. We have to make them happen by investing our time and effort to engage in w-o-r-k.

There are sometimes symptoms when there are obstacles people can’t seem to transcend. ‘Paralysis by analysis’ is one such self-limiting condition. Paralysis by analysis is where people get stuck in the learning curve – like a hamster wheel. All they want to do is just keep reading and researching. They never reach a point where they can believe they know enough to actually take action with any of the information they have acquired in all their time of ‘study’.

Paralysis by analysis is very much like stage fright. However, it can also be a more or less permanent excuse to avoid doing the actual work, and even to insulate themselves from potential failure. We will never know if we could have success or failure unless we try.

Some unfortunate souls have been beaten down by negativity from their family or other acquaintances in their lives. They are more likely not to have a lot of self-confidence and are likely to feel a little insecure. However it is no excuse to fail. Don’t let the enemy have the victory. Learn to resist feelings that keep you from achieving your dreams.

The only solution is to take action. Ignore excuses your mind tells you that supposedly may preclude you from success. If you just defy that part of your mindset and do it anyway, you will overcome that and eventually those bad feelings. You will have the self-confidence to do it and actually you did do it. If it isn’t the best thing you will ever write or create, don’t worry. You will learn as you gain experience.

If when you are new, you don’t know that you have any experience that you can honestly write about, then take something written by someone more experienced, and review that or even quote them. Be sure to remember the quote marks and any URL links provided by the author so that you give the author credit for their work (and don’t get a copyright infringement lawsuit).

Then we have people that perceive a million problems. If there are any actual errors, identify and correct them. Done. Be logical when trying to solve a problem. Don’t be afraid to ask for help – contact support, or contact a peer or mentor who would be willing to help you. Resolve the issue and then move on.

If you still haven’t found the answer, still move on. Make a note to revisit the issue at some other time. Just don’t allow whatever it is to stop you in your progress. If you never find your answer, allow yourself to create an alternative.

Some problems people may imagine do not even exist in reality. Even things like no money for advertising or other operations. Just learn techniques that you can do yourself for free or at an affordable cost. You could sacrifice something that is not essential in order to do something you need to do for your home business.

Use the Power of Search Engines

Search engines (SE) can either make or break your Internet business. You want to do as much as you can to optimize your website and advertising to take advantage of the benefits that the search engines can provide. You also want to take care not to do anything to get on their bad side.

You have probably heard the saying that ‘content is king’. That means that it is not some technical mumbo-jumbo that you need to learn. You need to provide a steady stream of good, original content (information) for your website visitors. This is what search engines call ‘value’. If you want the SEs to send traffic to your site, be sure that your site has ‘value’.

Even more accurately the saying should be ‘fresh content is king’. When the SE robots ‘crawl’ your site they are looking for new information. Initially when your site was built it was indexed according to the content, keywords, etc. Then they will check back every 30 days or so. If the robots do not detect any new changes, they will just turn around and exit, leaving you at the same place in the index as you were originally.

You should strive to keep your link on the first few pages of their search results. When people go to a search engine and search for your keywords they will see your link, click it and visit your site. (this is what is referred to as ‘free, organic traffic’).

The easiest and most efficient way to make sure you always have fresh content, is to either build the website on a blog platform (like WordPress), add a blog to the website as a page, or even as remote as a ‘backlink’. (a blog on a separate site that you can link to). This is much more simple than to try to change the site code, ads, images, etc. each month to create ‘fresh’ content. Back in the day that is what people had to do to stay fresh! So there was no getting away with having some knowledge of HTML code which can get complicated especially if you are new, or expensive if you have to pay someone to do it for you.

If you are at a social network, business forum or article marketing site, use your domain name in your signature (and hyperlink it) to create a link from there, back to your site. In the SEO world (search engine optimization) your focus as part of promoting your business should be to build hundreds of back-links over time. This is indicative that you are actively engaged in your business, rather than just some website that sits on the Internet collecting dust.

Internet Business Start-Up

Taking action is the key to everything. Things usually start with an idea, but unless somebody does something to make them happen they will never be anything but ideas! First to get started, you should really analyze why you think you want to start a business from home. It probably has to do with wanting or needing to earn more money. However there are other important elements that could be encouraging you to think about starting your own business and you should listen to yourself!

Maybe you are in a rut at work and wish you had a different job. You know you could achieve more and you want to be more interested in what you are doing so that you could feel more invested. Possibly you would like to be able to spend more time with your family. It could also be the opposite perspective, that you are bored with staying at home 24/7 to take care of kids or others. It is not that this is not very important, it is just that you don’t find it mentally challenging.

You may feel double discouraged as when you have tried to find a job you were either over or under qualified. Or maybe you didn’t take the job because you didn’t agree with some ideologies there, or weren’t politically connected. Maybe you just didn’t fit in. Both parties can be the best but not be on the same page.

Maybe having gone through years of trial and error and semi-satisfaction, you determine that you really would rather have an alternative lifestyle. Quite legitimate as it’s your life and if possible you should be able to live the way you prefer to. You only live once. So many people ‘sell out’ (compromise just to survive). They can’t be themselves or have any fun.

Most folks usually don’t feel that bad about it being necessary to go along with the program in order to live comfortably. Just think of how much worse if there was no way. If you can find a way to be self-employed, you can have it all. If you have a home, a computer, an Internet connection, and some basic skills, you have the foundation on which to start a home business.

Next you need to determine some ways that you can make money at home. This may come to you in stages, where it is not what you consider your best idea that is necessarily the most likely to succeed. As with a corporation where you start at entry level and work your way up, you may need to do this with your own business. The major point though is to start some place. If you sit and think about it, there are a number of things you can do or learn to do online that could turn into a profitable business that also provides some gratification someday.