Sunday, 17 October 2010

FREE FACTSHEET 27 Top Money-Making Tips On Using Twitter For Marketing

The social networking phenomenon Twitter is so popular and so big that any business, particularly an internet based business, cannot afford to miss out on its potential as a great tool for marketing. Its tremendously valuable to marketers because of its capacity to target a specific audience and communicate with them in real time.

I've just posted a new article on How To Use Twitter As A Marketing Tool on the Biz Skills 2000 website, so please take a look and help yourself to a free download at  Let me know if you found it useful, and also send me your requests for factsheets in the future that would help your business

Friday, 8 October 2010

How a Low-Risk Entrepreneur Can Start a Work at Home Business

Ezine-Articles | How a Low-Risk Entrepreneur Can Start a Work at Home Business
By: Jeff Casmer

Many of us dream of working from home; however, in the past there were few legitimate work at home business opportunities that allowed you to do so. Entrepreneurs at heart had the option of either joining a multi-level program, holding in-home parties for kitchen ware or cosmetics, or selling restate. Many of these however, required a substantial investment without the guarantee of success. In fact statistics say that four in five businesses fail in the first five years.

What was the low risk-taking business person, who wanted to create a dream worthy life to do? Take all their business savvy online. Detailed below are some of things you should keep in mind when venturing online to start a work at home business.

Anyone successful will tell you that the best way to make money is to find something you enjoy doing and try to make a living doing it. Whatever you decide to do make sure it is something youre either good at or have a great interest in.

This will not only keep you motivate when things are not going as planned, but it will also make your job easier. There is no better feeling then wanting to get up and go to work.

Do not look for opportunities that will make you a lot of money look for ones that you will make you very happy.

2. Create a business plan

There in no cliche in the phrase those who fail to plan, plan to fail. The number of failed business online is even greater than offline business. This is due to a lack of planning on the entrepreneurs part. If you dont have a plan, you not only how to execute your goals, you dont have a clear concept of what your goals are. There are many services out there that will help you draft one if you feel overwhelmed.

3. Find a mentor

The probability of success will be greatly improved if you have someone to help you realize your dreams, someone who has not only traveled down your road but has become successful. Often all it takes is reading the advice of those before you to get a sense of what you should and, sometimes more importantly, what you should not be doing.

4. Create a website

A number of people shy away from online businesses for fear of having to build a website. But with so many templates, cheap domains and even already made sites theres no reason for anyone to be scarred to dip their feet into the net marketing pool. Creating a website is neither taxing nor expensive.

You can obtain a domain for as little as five dollars and there are free tutorials on the web to teach you how to build one. You might even want to setup a blog which gives you the benefits of having a website without the work or the expenses. Although you will hear people say that you do not need a website to make money online, having one makes the task easier.

5. Start making money

There are a multitude of avenues that can direct you to financial success. You can for example create an adsense site. These types of sites offer users useful information and in exchange you make money when a user clicks on a Google advertisement. Or you may want to sell others people merchandise as anaffiliate marketer. If you have your own product you can create a sales page for it. If not, you can create an information product or buy the rights to one and sell it to your customers. The possibilities are endless.

If you are an entrepreneur at heart, but dont want the stress of having to commute back and forth to an offline business, then an online venture or work at home business is perfect for you.
Author Resource:- Jeff Casmer is an internet marketing consultant and work at home business owner. For more information on affiliate programs please visit his "Top Ranked" Best Affiliate Programs Directory gives you all the information you need to Earn Money in the 21st century.
Article From Ezine-Articles

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

"The Real Deal" James Caan autobiography

Great read about the life of the great "Dragons Den" entrepreneur James Caan from his childhood as an immigrant in London; the early years of his business career; and his life and times as a wealthy businessman and philanthropist. 

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Business Brainstorming Techniques to Grow Your Business

Brainstorming is an important tool for developing new ideas for your business. Brainstorming activities are also useful in solving problems faced by your business or your industry.
Here are three tips to help you get the most out of your brainstorming sessions. 
  1. Schedule Brainstorming Time - Put this activity on your calendar so it is not forgotten or pushed aside by another project. Schedule as much time as you can, but even a 10 minute brainstorming session can generate a long list of creative ideas.
  2. Record Everything - During your brainstorming activities, write down every idea that comes to mind. Do not filter out any ideas and never trust yourself to remember the ideas at a later time. Write them down immediately so you can refer back to the ideas in the future.
  3. No Criticism or Judging - When you are capturing creative ideas, do not criticize or judge any of the ideas. You can evaluate your list of ideas at a later time. During the brainstorming session, your goal is simply to come up with ideas and get them recorded. Don't worry about the cost or other obstacles involved with implementing an idea, just write it down. If you are brainstorming with other people, do not criticize or judge any person's ideas - that can ruin a brainstorming session.
After your brainstorming session, keep writing down future ideas as they come to you. For the next few days, be sure to keep a pencil and paper, recorder or other system close to you for recording additional thoughts. These thoughts may be completely new ideas, a refinement of an earlier idea, or thoughts on how to implement a particular idea. The same rules apply here: write down every idea without any criticism or judging.
Try scheduling a brainstorming activity every week and watch your list of creative ideas grow.
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From Steve Sponseller - Innovation Strategist