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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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March 7, 2012 at 3:39 pm

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.

Help save the Earth – Go eBook

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Ebook is a short word for electronic book. Many existing books are now in ebook version. There are new ebooks being published every time.

Ebook is a way to help the environment. With an ipad you can almost carry a robust library in your hand anywhere you go. There are mobile phones, MP3, and SatNav. that are made with space for ebooks. You may already have what it takes to store your ebooks.

You can buy your ebooks are affordable prices and easy download format, visit www.funfreelancewriting.com to find out how. Don’t struggle with the ebook thing. It has come to stay; the technology can only get better.