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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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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

Say Bye To Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence and bullying are twin-evils that must be rejected in our society. Domestic violence exists in various forms and can affect any member of the family but particularly women and children.

Domestic violence is dehumanising and injurious. It affects the physical body, the mind and emotions of the sufferer. It is an abuse of the total person. It induces fear and forces undeserved obedience over other people. It is a torment and unfortunately many women are suffering it in silence.

As the Nottingham Posts say in its publication of 14th February 2012 “TIME TO STOP THE VIOLENCE”,  I  join the call by the Nottingham Post that men “say no” to domestic violence against women. Every effort should be made to curb this evil in the society.

People should find civilized ways of settling difference rather than bully and violence. Intimidating and hitting vulnerable people should be resisted. Humiliating women simply because they are women is horrible and unacceptable.

One way to deal with domestic violence against women is to make it a serious offense punishable by law. Women suffering domestic violence must speak out. People should not condone this evil.

Women suffering this abuse must seek help from the appropriate authorities. You can contact Citizenship Bureau for advice on what to do.

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February 14, 2012 at 8:28 pm

The Power of Persistence

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What does winning mean to you? What is success to you?

These are relative terms and can be defined in numerous ways.

I read in a book many years ago that “The secret of success is not in never falling but is rising up each time you fall.”

Winning is like a triumph over opponents , problems and the enemies – whatever that means to you.

You may be passing through challenges in your family, education, business, a relationship, a work place or in any other area of life. You might have heard stories of people who failed to make it and are anxious about the future.

One instrument of success that you need at a time like that is persistence. Persistence is persevering, tenacity, doggedness or importunity. You must not give up. Give it another go! Keep up faith and trust God for help.

You may say “God again!” “I know you will say that; I have prayed all the prayers I know of and the situation has not changed”

Prayer giants like Daniel did not give up or get angry with God when he was faced with the threat of being thrown into the den of lions. His miracle came in the den of lions. Don’t forget there are enemies on the other side and their operation is to “win”. You will not be their victim. God will come through for you.

You must persevere to win. You must never quit. You may have diet programme that you feel is not working, you might have failed your driving test; you may be struggling with your therapy sessions or lamenting that you have failed with the New Year resolution. Don’t quit! Go on with it and keep working on it until you succeed.

I am not writing to define winning or success. The Dictionary will do that well. I am here to hold your hands up and encourage you to get going until you win.

Hebrew 10:22 -23, says “let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” NKJV

Jesus said “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” KJV.

Persistence helps you to overcome nagging problems. It helps you to build up a solid business, career, ministry, family; you just name it! Don’t lose faith or let you hope disappear. Stop all negative talking and stay away from “miserable comforters”

Your celebration is on its way.

Shalom

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

A Gentle Touch was Enough – Try it Now!

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It was a gentle touch that nobody noticed except the Lord but it was a touch backed by a powerful desire and strong faith. It was one last struggle for help – a search for healing. I am writing about the woman who touched Jesus; who was only described by her illness. (The woman with the issue of blood.) – Do you know her name?

Jesus realized at once that healing power had gone out from him, so he turned around in the crowd and asked, “Who touched my robe?” His disciples said to him, “Look at this crowd pressing around you. How can you ask, ‘Who touched me?’” But he kept on looking around to see who had done it.  Then the frightened woman, trembling at the realization of what had happened to her, came and fell to her knees in front of him and told him what she had done.  And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace. Your suffering is over.”

It was not just an ordinary touch. The disciples were surprised that Jesus asked such a question at a time when many people were “rubbing, pushing, and brushing at him.” One encounter with God can make a lot of difference in any person’s life. It could be a gentle touch!

Hannah had such an encounter with God; after a long time of search, strife, pity, etc. She made up her mind to give it “one last push.” She went to God with a powerful desire and strong faith. She left the crowd and the feasting all around her and went to pray alone. (I am sure Eli was surprised to see her in the temple when every other person was eating and drinking.) It was like the “the gentle touch” from the woman with issue of blood.

“As she was praying to the Lord, Eli watched her.  Seeing her lips moving but hearing no sound, he thought she had been drinking.  “Must you come here drunk?” he demanded. “Throw away your wine!” “Oh no, sir!” she replied. “I haven’t been drinking wine or anything stronger. But I am very discouraged, and I was pouring out my heart to the Lord.  Don’t think I am a wicked woman! For I have been praying out of great anguish and sorrow.” “In that case,” Eli said, “go in peace! May the God of Israel grant the request you have asked of him.” “Oh, thank you, sir!” she exclaimed. Then she went back and began to eat again, and she was no longer sad.

You can get help from God now. You may be weak, hopeless or afraid; it may be a long standing problem or one that has defied all other search for help. If you to turn it over to God, through Jesus, as never before, even “a gentle touch” or a “moving lips”, can move that mountain. Give it one more push.

Reach out to God today, in Jesus’ name and receive your miracle. Try it now.

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August 29, 2011 at 9:34 pm

Where is the destination?

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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