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The Cost of Running Small Businesses Online

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This is a simple diagram known as a Business O...

This is a simple diagram known as a Business Object Model. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Online business has come to stay and will only get better. It is not a hidden enterprise anymore; many governments are catching up with this “gold mine”. Many big companies are realising that the online business model can no longer be ignored or despised. Many of them actually have eBay stores.

It is however unfortunate that many people who are starting up their business with online business model are still having negative complexes. I have read extensive articles that put smear on online businesses; according to the writers the process is slow and profits are far in between. There are family members and friends who keep wondering why you have chosen to do business especially online instead of getting a job and working for someone else. Well, if you are acquainted with business ventures, you must have been aware that no business is a walk-over when you are starting out. It is only in a dream that success takes place before work; and it is only bogus business-promoters that tell you that you don’t have to do anything but sit in an easy-chair on a beach, with your car packed on top of the sea waves – if you believe that then, frustration will soon become your sleeping partner.

Online business may cost less in setting up but it is actually all involving in managing, promotion and sustenance. It takes time and money to promote your online website and if you use other people’s platform, you pay listing fee and a sales-percentage after your item is sold; and it can sum to something substantial. All these are still relatively small when compared with offline stores; besides your reach is wider and your audience unlimited.  The cost of running online business model comes in bits, so it is less burdensome. You can equally shop around to use cost effective ways of doing your business.

Using the outsourcing services can be of big help.  There are a lot to do in setting up online business; these include building websites and hosting it, advertisement, e-commerce, record-keeping among others. Initially you may not bother with most of the things you need to do but you must note that if you really want to keep your business and grow it, you will need to think and work on the essential things. You may find the book “How much is your business worth?” helpful. You can also find Elance, an outsourcing site useful. Elance is safe and you are in charge of who to hire to do your job. You don’t have to retain the experts; they are there when you need them.

When promoting your business you need to be very careful about who does it for you. I had experiences with companies that promised so much but delivered very little. Most of the people who speak for them are sales persons who knew little about what they are selling. It is important to make notes of your discussions with them so that you can refer to it if there is any need to. Most of the time, you may be required to agree to a 6 months contract; be careful about this.

Pay per click is a good way to promote your business however, make sure you have great products that can bring return on investment (ROI), if you don’t, you will lose money for nothing – most of them are faster than you think. Many people who click are not interested in buying anything; they belong to “get paid to click” groups and get a percentage of the cut. In other words they are induced to click for reward. Google Adwords is notable pay-per-click venture. Their exposure and integrity are much better and you are not tied to any rubbish that you can’t get away from. You must take time to understand how it works else, your campaign can be stopped and your site banned.

You need patience and doggedness to succeed in business whether offline or online. Be confident of yourself and be proud of what you are doing. Work hard and you will reap a good profit sooner or later.

 This article is also published in http://www.funfreelancewriting.com

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It’s A New Day – Step Up!

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For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

On the trees, figs appear when summer is nearThe fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away. Songs 2:11-13. (KJV)

The season is telling the story of changing times – The Winter is going – The Spring is almost here. IT IS A NEW DAY!

The end of the quote says “Come away”.

Your season of affliction, uncertainty, confinement, limitation, depression, sickness, worries, fear, stress, dryness and what have you, is ending. It is a new day!

The quote says “Arise”. Make up your mind to arise.

Believe in God; believe his word; believe in “yourself”; arise. You may need to change what you think and the confession of your mouth. Don’t wait for stock market forecast to change, don’t wait until the News change from it negative stance, don’t wait for politicians to stop fighting each other, stop waiting for approval from men; step out in faith. Tell yourself “I can make it” and mean it.

You owe yourself a duty to try to change whatever challenges you’re faced with. A least convince yourself that you tried. The only regret there is for those who refused to try.

You have a purpose on earth. You might need to try something new – what we are fashioned out for is rarely outside of us. Most times people fail because they have not looked inward; most people are desirous to be someone else; to be what other people desire. I dare you to arise and trust God. “Take your new beginning and put a smile on God’s face.”

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March 10, 2012 at 9:02 pm

Jobs: – Get to work in a couple of hours!

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You can start working in a couple of hours – true.

I am putting my integrity on the line to do give you this information but I really don’t mind for as long as someone is helped by this action.

You are just about 2 -3 clicks from finding jobs to do if you are really keen on working.

Click here to get started.

You are going this far because that is the only way I can get you to where you need to be.

It is up to you now. The sky could be your limit.

YOU DON’T NEED TO PAY ME FOR THIS.

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March 7, 2012 at 3:39 pm

How you can get to your next level !

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Levels

Levels (Photo credit: laurinkofler)

We all can advance to the next level. Whatever you have achieved in life, there is always a next level; it could be doing the exercises that you have put off, it could be reading that book you have left halfway, it could be reading your email messages or cutting down the time spent on Facebook instead of studying for your exams. It could be doing what you preach or avoiding the pitfall you are prone to and many more other things.

“How you can get to your next level !” is not about competing with anybody; it is about doing what you know is the right thing to do but which you, for one reason or the other, have failed to do. These things are capable of making a lot of difference in your health, relationships, family, job, business,  community and the world at large. You need to exert upon yourself, task yourself, and take the pain to take action on the things you know.

It is applying the principles you know that produce results and bring rewards. Don’t live out your life without daring to act on the things you know. Don’t be afraid to fail. Failure has paralysed a lot of people; the false idea about perfection has limited many people from doing the things they ought to do.

“A little more effort can make a lot of difference in your quest for success.” Don’t give up, don’t quit trying no matter the challenges you are facing. Success is around the corner.

Quote: – Students’ Calendar, Students’ Union; Federal School of Surveying Oyo. 1989/90  

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March 6, 2012 at 11:47 am