Tips for Opening an Online Business

More and more people are turning to the Internet to make their living. This is because more people are getting laid off from their jobs and it is extremely hard to get another one when countries are in recession.

An online business can be quite profitable if you work hard at it. You will save money on the journey to work and one of the best things about it is that you can start work as soon as you get up. You could still be in your pajamas.

You do have to understand that having your own internet business is not easy money. You will have to work very hard at it and in the beginning months, you might not see any profit. You have to build a profit and be willing to make changes if something is not working.

Read on for some tips on how to build a business and make it truly profitable.

1. Have a good idea – To begin with, you have to have a good idea and you have to know how you plan to sell it. If it is an online store, then you should find a niche and build the business around that. There are so many online stores out there that you have to find that thing that everyone is missing.

2. Build the site – Once you have the idea, you have to start building the website. Take your time with this. If you don’t know how to build websites, then ask one of your friends if they know how to do it. Make it simple to begin with and when you start making money, you can hire someone else to build a more professional site for you. You should not be hiring someone in the beginning because you will end up in the minus before you have even started.

3. How are you going to produce the product? – During the website building process, you should be looking around for ideas on where to produce your product. If you are doing it from home, then you should be gathering the materials. If you are looking to outsource the manufacture of the product, then you should be looking around and getting some quotes for this.

4. How much is the product? – Once you have figured out the manufacture of the product, you should then be trying to figure out how much you are going to sell the items for. You need to include the cost of manufacture, profit and your fees in with the cost. Therefore you will be able to make a profit, pay yourself and the business will begin to grow.

5. Design a logo – You must have a company logo on your site. If you are smart, you will put the logo somewhere on the product as well. For this, it is recommended that your hire a graphic designer for the company logo. Some companies will be able to do the designing for you, for less than $100. In the time it would take you to figure out how to design and draw the logo yourself, it is well worth the money to hire someone else. You should use the money from your first profits to get the logo. That way, you won’t go into debt and you are investing your first profit, in the business. It makes good business sense to do this.

If you have followed the steps above, you should be well on your way to a profitable business. You will have problems but as long as you deal with them calmly, you should be OK.

How to Get Repeat Business

A concern for many business owners is repeat business. One of the best ways to get repeat business is to outline what makes YOU want to do business with someone else again, and apply these same questions to your own business. Ask yourself the following: Were you clear as to what you wanted or needed? Were all your needs meet based on what you told the business you wanted or needed? Were they courteous, friendly? Did you get what you needed in a timely manner? Did they follow-up with you (to see if you were happy with their product or service)? Did you respond to a follow-up?

The kind of questions are going to depend on the business or service offered. For example, when we finish a lease purchase deal we send final letters to both the tenant/buyer and the seller, and tell them it was a pleasure doing business with them, we wish them the best, and we would appreciate a short note if they were happy with our services. We include a self addressed stamped envelope for their convenience, and ask them if they know of anyone that could use our services.

For those of you that sell products, follow-up with a survey, letter or telephone call to find out how the product is working for them, do they have any questions. Are you providing support for this product, if so, this is a great time to go over the support you provide, and other products you offer which your customer might need in the future. Be sure to send your customer updates on this product and others that might be appropriate.

For those of you that say in Creative Real Estate once the deal is done it’s done. Yes, it is if you are acting as an investor only. However, our credo is if you approach Creative Real Estate as a business, and run it as a business, the business will come to you, rather than you having to keep finding the deals.

Resume Home Business

Starting A Resume Writing Service

A resume writing service is one of the top home businesses that allows owners to put in there own hours and get extremely rewarded for there work. There are no special skill sets, college degrees, or fancy computers needed to operate. A resume business can be operated right from the comfort of your own home, with as little as your current computer, printer, and a little ambition.

When starting any home business, keeping initial start-up cost to a minimum are very important. The number 1 mistake entrepreneurs make when starting a new home business is acquiring debt. With a resume business, your computer is your most important asset.

Once you have a portion of your home designated to operate your business, you can began thinking about how you are going to get clients. A great way to start is with your local newspapers, yellowpages, and flyers. While you don’t have to keep your business local, it always helps to start out my networking locally this way you have direct contact with your customers.

Maintain great custom service as networking is your best form of advertising. Happy clients tell their friends, who in turn become customers. Keep yourself organized and maintain financial records.

Make your Writing or Marketing Projects your Top Priority

When you finish your eBook or print books, you have a product you can sell. After you finish the book be sure to write the all important sales letter. The sales letter is the key to sales flooding in. Each book will market another book. Books help promote your service as well.
Like a messy room full of clutter, you just want to close the door on your project. If you really don’t want it now, then make it OK not to do it. Or, if you are blocked in some way discover what that means and keep taking baby steps toward your dream.

Or, if you are like me you may want to look at the consequences/results of not doing it. These are some of the consequences that pulled me to finish my latest two books:
1. If your book doesn’t get read by thousands of people this year your unique useful message goes unheeded. I know you want to make a difference and your book is your legacy and lasting gift to give.
2. Your business will just amble along, and you’ll still be an hourly worker having to be present or even travel while you earn money. A book creates a lifelong income for you, and when you market online, you don’t have to travel or speak. It’s the easiest and most profitable way I know..
3. You miss the chance to build your creditability and become the expert in your field. The side affect of publishing your book is that it is your billboard, your business card, that builds your clients’ and customers’ trust and support. These people are your best sales force. Don’t limit your expansion and success by not including them.
4. You won’t enjoy the most ecstatic feeling of accomplishment, exhilaration, and adventure that creating and completing a writing or marketing task can bring you.
Take my lead. Treat your project as urgent! No matter what reason you have for not doing it, do as professional speaker and friend, Rita Kahn, says, “So what, do it anyway!”

Flooring Options for Home and Business

Whether upgrading an existing room or furnishing a new room there are a great many parts of the room to consider. From what color to paint the walls and what materials to use when building them to what type of flooring would be the best option for the room there is a great deal to consider. These options can be especially tricky in a place of business or workplace where the safety is not only an advantage but a regulation mandated by a law or organization.

Flooring options are often mandated by such regulations and most require some sort of often non slip type of flooring. Non slip flooring has added benefits that go well beyond simply trying to follow these sorts of regulations. It can make the productivity and smooth operation of the business a reality. It can increase sales and decrease losses due to workers or customers not being injured and taking time out of the work day to tend to such injuries and the mountains of paperwork that go with them. However, finding the right option for what type of floor to use is sometimes a bit tricky and will take some leg work on the part of the business having it installed.

Perhaps one of the easiest options out there is to put non slip or anti-skid tape over existing floors. This can be especially important in areas where the floor may become wet or slippery as well as in high traffic areas. Non slip tape comes in a variety of sizes, colors, and widths and can easily be cut down to fit into any area it is needed. It can also be attached to steps or stools to keep anyone using them to keep them from losing their footing. Most types are highly adhesive and effective even in damp environments therefore they are likely to wear off due to traffic instead of peeling off from where it is stuck.

Another option for non slip flooring is anti-slip floor coating. This option is available in a few different types. One type is a brush or roll on type that will coat an existing floor with very little change or alteration to the color or look of the existing floor. It is important, however that this coating is applied to a thoroughly dry and clean surface in order for it to properly adhere to the existing floor.

Another option for anti-slip coating is a type that is laid onto a prepared floor surface. This type requires some prep work such as the surface must be dry, clean and free of debris such as flaking or chipping paint. There is sometimes a primer used on floors that are not considered able to be adhered to well, however the floor can be used almost immediately following the application of the anti-slip coating.

Some flooring options are naturally slip resistant. Any type of flooring which is even mildly abrasive, such as some types of granite and sometimes paint intended for cement floors can come with an abrasive already in it for the intent of making a floor slip resistant. These options may work well in a home basement or garage, however before relying on them for a business where workers or customers will be present it is advisable to check regulations in the area where they are being utilized.

A non slip floor is essential in the safety aspect of both homes and businesses and there are a great many options available to make a floor slip resistant. Homes will depend mostly on personal preferences, however businesses need to confirm they are following all regulations by the organizations that mandate safety aspects as well as ensuring they are doing everything in their power to protect their workers and customers.