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September 10, 2013 at 11:13 am

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

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 to Make Passion and Wisdom Work for You

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Passion and wisdom are two great ingredients of success when handled wisely. Passion is defined as a powerful or compelling emotion or feeling about something. It is a drive strongly channelled towards something. Wisdom is about right judgment based on knowledge of what is true.

The application of these two ingredient in a coherent and balanced manner can take any person to the top and keep him there. You will need this in every area of life to make a lasting difference.

You can grow in your passion for anything. The simple spark you need is to ask yourself “what is in it for me?” What is the reward if I let this thing take hold of me? The love of God compelled Jesus to come and endure all the contradictons of men. He saw the joy that will come to him in his mission and this was a driving force, in a dangerous venture.

Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God” Heb. 12:2 KJV

What is your driving force for the years ahead?

There is need to walk in wisdom. This means being rightly informed and applying such knowledge properly. There is need to study and to think through every situation before taking any action. Praying according to the will of God makes divine wisdom available to you when you need it.

A passion without wisdom is destructive. It can actually open up a door for oppression, manipulation and many evil tendencies. In such a state, the person under such condition will always find a way to “sell himself” and continue in it. It is commonly called “evil passion”

Knowledge wrongly applied is offensive, limiting and destructive. It can produce indifference, selfishness, greed and ruthlessness.It is important that one does not offer the counsel of a fool; that is, acting without God and without the right information. Job’s friends, in the Bible, where like that and God rebuke them later.

It is importance to aim for a productive passion and godly wisdom. You need to be enthusiastic about what you do, get committed to it as if there is nothing else but at the same time seeking knowledge, applying it rightly and timely.

When you handle these two ingredient of life well, you will rise fast.

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December 26, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Where is the destination?

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English: DODAG - Destination Oriented Directed...

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Most people who plan to travel know their destination before they leave home for their journey. They have a plan of how long they want to stay in their destination and the places they want to spend their time. Many people have a budget for the journey and detailed plans are drawn up to make the most of the time. The same thinking can be applied in many areas of life.

The question is, where are you going to in life, career, business, etc. Where is the destination, any ideas? There are many people who spend all their life time searching for purpose and meaning in very vague ways. Many people want to own the world! Unfortunately the world is subject to different interpretations. It is important for us to have a clear picture of what we want to achieve in life, in business, career, family etc. It is confusing when purposes are not clear enough.

Our purposes are not far from us and it is not beyond our abilities. Your desitny is not at the end of the world. It is in being yourself, what the creator made you, that you discover destiny. It is in serving God and humanity with who we are and with what we have, that we discover the core of our purpose and destinies.

If you feel you are on the right path; make the vision clear and decide on a definite frame of time to work within. Find out the cost of this vision; that is, the price you are going to pay and pay it.

Make up your mind to live your dream, it is not everyone that will be excited about your dream and you don’t need anybody’s permission to live your dream. Sometimes you need someone to interpret your dream. This is not usually what people can do for you. God can! It is important to ask Him for help always. He can send people and material resources to you to help you achieve your purpose.

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July 13, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Give Yourself A Pledge To “Stay Alive”

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Give yourself a pledge that you will do all that is necessary to keep your business and your dreams alive. That pledge will save all yours in a very critical time. The tides of life is troublesome for many businesses and the forecast is bad. It is up today down tomorrow and many people we look up to are unsure of themselves.Many of them  are full of words; blaming every other person for everything bad.

Give yourself a pledge that you will stay alive; give yourself a pledge that your dream of a successful business, relationship, career, etc, will not die. Resolve to seek information on how to make a difference. Determine that when you get the information you will apply it. Tell yourself that you will persist until your change comes.

Stay away from things that discourage you. You must be optimistic  and develop a positive attitude for you to go through your most challenging moments. Give yourself a pledge to stay alive to your dreams.

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April 19, 2011 at 8:49 am

How To Communicate With Your Site Visitors

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If you own a website for any reason, especially for business purposes, there are some very important things that you need to consider seriously, if you want to make great impact with your site. I will briefly discuss two of them in this write-up.
1. You need to get people to visit your site. This is what is called getting traffic to your site. There are a lot of ways to do this but that is not the subject of this discussion.
2. The next important thing is what people will see when they arrive at your site. This is what this articles is all about. You must endeavor to communicate effective with your visitors. You do this through your web contents. They are not going to meet you there in person, it is your article (write-up) that they will meet there. It is that content that will tell them what you would have told them if you were there. You must communicate well.

You must know that a lot of people don’t have much time for lengthy words. People are struggling to manage their time and the earlier they understand what you have to say the better for your business.

If you don’t have the great writing skill or the time to write, let someone who does help you write it and when you rub minds together on it, you will get good article as your web content, able to tell your visitors what you are offering. It is when this is done that you can convert visits to sales. Don’t forget that part of the communication is product descriptions.

I can help you with content writing if you feel you need someone to assist with writing. It is not expensive – send a simple line to fodiogorodoh@yahoo.com and lets talk.Don’t forget communication is very important to your business.