It has been said that networking with strangers can be seen as wasting your time. Effective networking is all about building relationships so start slowly and work up. Why? A friend of mine was complaining, “I’m doing 2-3 networking events a week – and I’m worn out.” I then asked why they felt doing so much networking was important and they replied, “One of my marketing goals is to do at least 1 networking event a week.” I then told them that their goal was just 1 each week, so why do more than that? The point is to build business relationships and gain trust. This means less is better, rather than Continue reading
Sales is not the easiest of things to cope with when you have your own business. You need a plan to get sales and then to increase them moving forward, so these sales marketing tips should help you set up a good plan. It’s important to get to grips with this or there will be no revenue and therefore no business to even think about.
There are many courses out there that can help you get started, but you will learn more by taking action and Continue reading
When we think of successful selling, many think of making a sale of an item or service “at all costs”, but the word “sell” originates from a Norwegian word that actually means to “SERVE”. With this being the case, it’s more about service than selling. There are six main steps to selling successfully and each has its place and the sequence should really be adhered to so as to complete the process.
In this post I will talk about step 1, which is based on rapport. Rapport is Continue reading
“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value”.
It’s said these days that one is paid by the value one gives out to the marketplace. The more value you offer to people and the more you can show that you have the solution to problems, the more likely you are to be rewarded.
As online marketers we see and give so much away for free that sometimes the perception is that there is no value to what is being offered. After all, FREE means nothing is being PAID, so how is there any VALUE in it?
A dilemma I’m sure, but one thing is certain Continue reading
Bold statement, but something I believe in.
Welcome to part two of ten lessons the great Albert Einstein lived his life by. On this subject of perseverance he said: “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”
When this was discussed and shared in the mentoring group I am a member of, the statement made was that “perseverance is priceless”, which it absolutely is. When you are looking to make improvements in your life and business, you need to persevere towards your goals, but if you can add persistence in taking the right actions Continue reading
Don’t take offense please. This is just as much a note to myself as much as anything else to take full responsibility for what I do and stop complaining about things that don’t work because I haven’t taken the right action to achieve my goals.
It’s amazing how easy it is to get into a mindset of “you told me this would work” and then go off and not DO enough. NOTHING, I repeat, NOTHING comes to us without doing some work. All the hype about the “get rich quick” business has led to many people assuming that it’s easy and all they have to do Continue reading
You wonder just how to attract what you want into your life and you hear people telling you about “attracting” all sorts of things to you by thinking positive. The thing is you doubt that you can think positive in any way. Because of this doubt, it’s inevitable that you think negatively, and this in turn shows up as more negativity and nothing seems to get better. Continue reading
Do you have a network marketing business or work in an affiliate system and have a team of people who you lead and try to help to build their business? This team relies on you for guidance and training in order to learn how to duplicate and be successful in their own right? What if you could help them by setting up a team site traffic website that gets them leads and potential sign ups, which grows their business as well as yours and everyone benefits? Continue reading