Feeling Frustrated and Discouraged about your online business? 20 Ways to Get Motivated.

Building an online business can be tough, frustrating at times, and it can be easy to get discouraged. Know that you are not alone! Everyone who has ever had the courage to try something new, to take risk, or attempt something that is difficult has felt the same way you have at some point.

Here are some quotes from people who did not start out successful, they had to earn it like the rest of us. I hope they help get you motivated again. Print them off it like and post on your wall by your computer as you are working away turn to it in times of doubt. Hey! Make up one of your own quotes, and add it to the list with YOUR name. Maybe some day YOUR name will appear on the list with other greats of our time.

“The greatest oak was once a little nut who held its ground.” ­ Author Unknown (Sandi says: This one is my absolute favourites!)

“When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum.” ­ Author Unknown

“Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” ­ T.S. Eliot Poet

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed. In this life we get nothing save by effort.” ­ Theodore Roosevelt

“Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.” ­ Louis D. Brandeis, Honourable Supreme Court Justice

“Don’t feel entitled to anything you didn’t sweat and struggle for.” ­ Marian Wright Edelman, Founder of the Children’s Defense Fund

“If we are facing in the right direction, all we have to do is keep on walking.” ­A Buddhist Saying

“The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.” ­ Robert G. Ingersoll, Poet

“We can do anything we want if we stick to it long enough.” ­ Helen Keller

“The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.” ­ Abraham Lincoln

"One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do." Henry Ford

“Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.” ­ Jacob A. Riis

“The world is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It’s the age-old struggle­the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your conscience on the other.” ­ Douglas MacArthur, American General

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.”­ Japanese Proverb

"Plan for gradual improvement, not spectacular leaps. . .A slow and steady stream of water will, in time, erode the hardest rock." David Campbell, Ph.D

“True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher.” ­ John Petit-Senn, French Poet

“The Difficult is that which can be done immediately; the Impossible that which takes a little longer.” ­ George Santayana, American philosopher and poet

"We all find ourselves in situations that at times seem hopeless. And, we all have the choice to do nothing or take action." Catherine Pulsifer

"Want to get what you want? Get up off your butt and do SOMETHING to get where you want to be! Smarter, thinner, richer, whatever. None of those things are on or near your couch." Author Unknown.

"Put YOUR QUOTE HERE! " – Add your name to it. Why not!? Let your inspirational quote come from within. I bet this one will be THE most motivating. Create it. Post it.

Review: Home Business Bootcamp with George Kosch, Jan 10, 2014. Presented by the home business experts at Worldprofit.

George Kosch, Home Business Bootcamp Instructor
George Kosch, Home Business Bootcamp Instructor

A warm welcome to all Members to the training session.

Today’s training was SUPER-CHARGED!
George was pumped about the new services he’s been developing and participants were enthusiastic about getting on the right track to making money in 2014.

In today’s program:

New members are encouraged to dig into the training. Start with the videos for BEGINNERS located in the training section. Start on lesson 1 and DO what you are being taught. Sadly we are seeing two common errors that new members make.  The first error is NOT reading the emails we send with specific instructions. The second mistake is to race through the lessons and not DO what we teach you to do. If you don’t DO the program you DON’T get results.

What is it we are trying to teach you to do? Promote and List build. These are the TWO KEYS to earning online – in ANY business.

Those are the two things you must do consistently to earn money in Worldprofit’s earn at home program but also to earn money IN ANY ONLINE BUSINESS.

Newbies come to Worldprofit with different experiences, attitudes and skill sets. People learn at different stages in various modalities. What we teach you can be understood by anyone if you take your time and read what we send to  you. Follow our directions and consistently DO what we teach you.  We are going to repeat this as it is very important. If you learn to apply what we teach you here at Worldprofit, you can apply the marketing skills we teach you to ANY online business. It’s not enough to read, and learn, you must DO the promotion to get the results.

To build a successful online business you must take this seriously and apply yourself, take responsibility for your own success. Make a commitment to yourself to learn, allow yourself time, then DO this – it works! Make this coming year your BEST year for making money online.

So here is your homework…

1. Start reading the emails we send to you. Print out your LOGIN details and your DEALER ID.
-Review the Prospect Manager Report we send to you with your list of Associates.
-Read the tips, and updates included in the Bootcamp Newsletter, make yourself some detailed notes.
-Check the Message Center in your Member area (above the Live Business Center) for updates, service updates, etc.

2. Dig into the training, start at lesson 1 and progress at your own pace.
Don’t just parse, actually read the material and watch the videos.  Don’t skip. Don’t cheat. Watch the videos!
DO the tasks for each lesson and work toward achieving the goals.
Set yourself goals for how many Associates you will sign up today, for how many new subscribers you will get on your list(s).
Write down and post your goals along with where you will post the ads, and how often.

3. Adjust your attitude to be realistic. It is going to take time and consistent work to build your online business, there are no shortcuts to success. It takes time and hard work to be successful at ANYTHING in life, this applies to building your profitable online business too.

4. Write the following down and STICK on your computer, your fridge, your bathroom mirror – but POST it!

My Goal: BUIILD MY LIST! (Enter a number that is your goal).

To make money online you  MUST promote consistently to generate leads and build your email marketing list.
No leads = no sales. No list building = no sales.

Remember, Worldprofit is here to help you 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If you need help, get stuck, or lose track submit a Support Request form. Don’t suffer or fret on your own, we are a home business community and we support and help our members. You have to take the action to access that help and the resources available to you.

New developments

http://www.Promo-Bot.com    – New site allows INSTANT posting of Text, Images, Videos and more. Great for branding, exposure and promotion of articles, books, products, services. Free.

New Graphics Packages (two of them!) now available to ALL Silver and Platinum VIP Members at no cost.
Access in your Member area under LEFT MENU in the WEBSITE MANAGEMENT section,

Secret Lazy Blogger – this service is already in place for all members at no cost, but we are working on some updates which George demonstrated today. With the updates Members will soon be able to promote to MULIPLE BLOGS with one click. Huge time saver for those of you with more than one blog.  Improvements underway also include automatic updates to your site map and your RSS feed.

BuySellforProfit.com  – new site in development where members can post services, products they offer for a service fee. This is another source of income for members who have specialized skills or services available for sale. Watch for announcements for official release in coming weeks.  Examples of what you can promote to earn from are: advertising, swaps, graphic design, ebook creation, writing services, promotion, etc.

Discussion / Questions and Answers

George answered several questions submitted by Members, including considerable discussion about the benefits of blogging, WordPress, JetPack and more.
Also some discussion about JVZoo.

Worldprofit Member services referenced in today’s training session.

Article Directory (2500+ articles with free use for Worldprofit Members)
Home Business training lessons
Home Business Video Library (http://www.Worldprofit.ca )
Worldprofit Training Section
Website Management
Promo-Bot.com
Secret Lazy Blogger
BuySellforProfit.com
Worldprofit Video Blogs
Worldprofit PreBuilt Blogs
Worldprofit Facebook Group  http://www.facebook.com/groups/worldprofit/

Other Services referenced

Robo Form
JV Zoo
Warrior Forum
WordPress
DropBox
Get Response
Aweber

Some comments / questions from participants

Desiree: This new blogging system looks great! I can’t wait to be able to use it. Thank you George!

Centra: We needed this system months ago. Thanks George!!! Amazing!!!

David: You mention not to wonder around, but with all this new awesome information it’s really difficult not too.

David: My roboform doesn’t want to work with chrome

Garrett: good tip

howie: will we be having some more updated lead capture pages coming in the near future

John: How do you get your picture put on your web site? (Design 62 -> Website Management -> Site settings. SAVE. )

Peter: John left top corner on you dashboard you upload the picture under profile then it goes automatical on

David: I’ve always had a problem trying to promote on Jvzoo. There Youtube videos are not good when trying to follow along or understand.

Randy: put your pic on site through website management

Jay: should we have a differnt list for all offers or websites?

David: is there anywhere here that will show us how to work a typical day here

Jay: Can I add my blog to my Worldprofit website?

David: Does Worldprofit have an email list cleaner to use

robin: would you say that paid advertising has a better click rate. better leads?
Thank you to everyone who attended Worldprofit’s Home Business Training today. Next LIVE training session is Friday Jan 17th, 2014.  The recording of the training today will be posted to the Worldprofit Members area within 24 hours to the TRAINING section.

If you are reading this and not a Worldprofit member, join over one million people worldwide who already are at

http://www.worldprofitassociates.com

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Get $400 in free advertising and the option to earn INSTANT COMMISSIONS up to 100% at http://www.UnlimitedViralAds.com  Free sign up.

Network with others involved in affiliate marketing at Worldprofit’s own social network site and when you sign up free you can expose your website address to our 2 million+ members. go to http://www.WorldprofitSocial.com

Blast your website address to over 700,000 search engines, directories and more with our FREE 7 Day Trial of SEO Optimizer Pro at http://www.seooptimizerPro.com

Now you can offer $10,000 in FREE Ad packages! This incredible tool has one purposes – helping you makes sales – in ANY program. http://www.UniversalBonusBuilder.com

Two Graphics packages released for Worldprofit Silver and Platinum VIP Members

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Worldprofit has just added not one but TWO graphics packages to your member area.

Guess how much it will cost you?

Nada.

Not one dime.

We bought the rights to these packages so we could provide these to Worldprofit Silver and Platinum VIP Members at NO cost.

That’s right the value of your Silver or Platinum VIP Membership just went up again!

Hooray!

Here’s how to get your hands on these valuable graphic packages right now!

–> In your member area on LEFT MENU, select WEBSITE MANAGEMENT then click on Graphics Pack 1, and then on Graphics Pack 2.

You will then see that these packages are loaded with easy to use graphics that should meet just about all your marketing and promotion needs.

Now, if you are a NEW MEMBER at Worldprofit, don’t get worried that you have to make your own promotion materials! This latest freebie is just one more value added service that we have included exclusively to our members to help you build your online business, our more advanced members and marketers will especially appreciate the value of this.    If you are a newbie we have lots and lots of landing pages, ad examples, banners and more waiting for you in your member area – that are super easy to use and you can start using now.  Follow the steps of the bootcamp training lessons so you know what to do and don’t get distracted. See below for how to access our interactive training.

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It’s a new year and we want to see YOU on track for making consistent income!

Friday is BOOTCAMP TRAINING DAY! Every Friday in fact, we are here LIVE to teach you how to earn online from home from reputable sources.

We are ready to get you going and have LIVE training Friday morning at 8 AM CT with George Kosch. He’s your home business bootcamp instructor and here to show you exactly what you need to do to get started making money, or INCREASE how much you are making now in the Worldprofit earn at home system.

Access is in your Worldprofit member area, we hope to see you there!

What’s that? You can’t attend the LIVE training? No problem! We record it and post within 24 hours to your member area in the TRAINING section so you can watch whenever it’s convenient for you -but do watch it!

Worldprofit’s Home Business Video Training Library http://www.worldprofit.ca

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If you are reading this and not a Worldprofit member, join over one million people worldwide who already are at http://www.worldprofitassociates.com

Get $400 in free advertising and the option to earn INSTANT COMMISSIONS up to 100% at http://www.UnlimitedViralAds.com Free sign up.

Network with others involved in affiliate marketing at Worldprofit’s own social network site and when you sign up free you can expose your website address to our 1 million+ members. go to http://www.WorldprofitSocial.com

Blast your website address to over 700,000 search engines, directories and more with our FREE 7 Day Trial of SEO Optimizer Pro at http://www.seooptimizerPro.com

Now you can offer $10,000 in FREE Ad packages! This incredible tool has one purposes – helping you makes sales – in ANY program. http://www.UniversalBonusBuilder.com

What Kind of Online Marketer are you? A Dabbler or a Doer? Your Answer Matters and predicts your level of online success.

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By Sandi Hunter

Every day I talk to people who are trying to earn an honest buck in an online business. These are average people who come from all walks of life, from all corners of the globe.  The common goal they share is the desire to earn money online in any number of online affiliate or reseller type programs. Although the goal is the same, the approach to making this happen is always different and so too are the results. I have outlined here the marketing approaches that I observe everyday, the ones that are effective and the ones that aren’t. See if you recognize yourself in any of these examples.

The Dabbler.

The Dabbler’s marketing approach involves putting a little bit of effort into this and a little bit of effort into that. This type of marketer will post a few blogs, send a few tweets, join a safelist or two and participate in a handful of traffic exchanges. This person has a basic understanding of what is required to market their online business. The problem is they simply won’t commit to rolling up their sleeves, digging in and doing what is necessary to consistently promote and build results. They are too busy talking about it, planning it, and getting organized.  The Dabbler sometimes doubles as an excuse-machine. They readily offer up reasons for not having completed the necessary tasks to build their business. Or, they easily assign blame to others for their lack of success. It has always puzzled me how it is so easy to find reasons for not being successful.  What about all the reasons why you CAN be successful?   The Internet offers burgeoning earning opportunities!

The Learner.

This type of marketer is a professional online student. They read continuously, watch videos, sign up for everything to get even more details and more help. They are so busy learning, and soaking up knowledge they never actually DO anything or apply what they learn. They are never ready to START applying what they have learned. They want to study more, take it all in, buy more books, take more courses.  The Internet itself, and marketing strategies are constantly evolving. You will never know every last detail about marketing and when you think you are getting close, technology will change again. Stop with the learning and start with the doing!  Everyday you focus ONLY on learning, is another day you have not made a dime. Dive in, get wet, start promoting your business, products and services – now – RIGHT NOW! Yes, there is much to learn about online marketing, never stop learning but be sure to never stop MARKETING.

The Sweat and Tears Syndrome

This marketer is the saddest one of all.  They promote with a frenzied intensity in short bursts spending hours in all the wrong places, promoting all the wrong things. They furiously tap away for hours at their keyboard “working their business”  late into the night for 2, 3 days, maybe a week or more.   Their blog is bursting with good key word content, they’ve tweeted like a mad person,  they’ve bought leads with great promises from a sketchy vendor that seemed to good to be true.  Exhausted, they pause and wait for the results.  When they don’t get instant results, the sweat turns to tears.   Frustrated they swear, stomp, tantrum and move on to the next greatest online money-making program ever – that is in pre-launch! The insanity begins again. This type of marketer has no patience, and leaps from one program to another, with no loyalty or commitment.

The Doer

The DOER is the marketer that SUCCEEDS!  The DOER is the one who doesn’t get caught up in all the details. The DOER is a courageous beast. They blunder, make mistakes, but carry on.  They understand the sheer power of the web to market products to the world and to profit from their labour.  They understand that with the right products and tools they can sell anything!  The web is fat with buyers.    DOERS understand that you MUST have patience, and MUST work a business constantly, knowing this means consistent promotion every day. DOERS accept that there will be frustrating times, failures, and obstacles on the path to success.   The DOERS I know, aren’t always the people you might expect. Many of the DOERS I know are average people, with very little sales or technical background.  Their gift is that they are not afraid to try, they don’t give up, they dig in and work hard.  There are DOERS all over the world right now marketing their products, services, and affiliate programs in all corners of the web, turning a profit each and every day. This type of marketer has tapped into the right resources, training and tools, applies them consistently, setting realistic goals carrying a positive attitude.

Here is my advise to you as an online marketer on your way to success.

Every single day when you wake up, set a goal for yourself. Make your goal realistic and measurable.  Post your goal on your computer, date it.

Initially your goal may be to simply find 5 great places to promote your business. Then your goal may evolve into actually posting your ads, product, service or opportunity to  5,  then 10, 20+ sites each day.  Once the promotion is is place, set goals for the number of sales each day.

As your business grows never lose your focus on that goal.  Don’t get distracted.  Remember, at the end of the day you want to actually have made money!  Tweeting, face booking, article submissions, and blogging HELP your business grow but are not direct profits in your pocket.  Yes, promotion, networking and Search Engine positioning is important and you should work at this but it takes time to do this. Do not let these activities overwhelm you to the point where you forget to make money!  Keep your eye on the prize.

Set a goal for a minimum earnings per day. Start off realistic. If you don’t make that amount today, set a new goal for tomorrow.  When you start making money, adjust your daily goals accordingly.   For those of you who are new to online marketing you CAN make money every single day provided you have the proper tools and resources to do so and of course great products and services to promote.  Just make sure you are the DOER described in this article.

I close with a quote from one of my favourite DOERS, Ray Kroc, McDonald’s Corporation. “Luck is a dividend of sweat. The more you sweat, the luckier you get.”

About The Author:

Sandi Hunter is the Director of Website Development at Worldprofit Inc., where small and home-based businesses learn how to profit online. For over 20 years now, Worldprofit has taught people how to earn from legitimate online sources. Get a free Worldprofit associate membership – we can help you learn what to do to earn consistent income from home using proven effective strategies and reputable earn online programs.

Want to make money online? Here’s 10 Proven Ways!

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By Sandi Hunter

In tough and uncertain economic times, people are taking charge of their economic future and turning to the Internet to earn money. The Internet is filled with legitimate ways to earn from home if you know what to look for. This article provides realistic advise on how to earn from reputable online sources and run your own profitable home-based business successfully.

Let’s get started. Here’s what you need to know to make money online consistently and legitimately.

1. Do set yourself up with an online place of business – get a domain address.  For $10 or so per year, it’s worth it to book your own domain name. It makes you look more reputable, permanent and more accountable. Separate yourself from the sketchy programs out there by having your own domain name. Your website with a domain name is your place where you do your business and the location for all your programs, products, services or resume.  If you have other websites from various affiliate programs you are involved, that’s fine, you can add the links to those programs on your domain based website.

2. Do book a website hosting account with a reliable hosting company. It doesn’t matter if you use WordPress to create your site, or a Content Management System provided by your host, but DO get an account that gives you 100% control over your site to add content, pages, widgets, images, video, search engine optimization, stats tracking, sub-domains etc.  The days of a 3 or 4 page bland static website are long gone. Today, website owners can (and should) add  tools, gadgets, blogs and other resources on their site to make it more customer friendly, search engine friendly, and social media friendly.      Effective sites engage the visitor with live chat options, video, member areas, commenting and more.  If your hosting provider doesn’t include site analysis and traffic tools, Google offers a free program that is very helpful for tracking important data related to your site traffic. It’s called Google Analytics.  Website hosting will be in range of $10 – $50 per month.

Now let’s look at proven successful revenue sources.

3. When it comes to earning from online sources here are some proven successful ways to making money online:

a)  Affiliate Marketing:  Affiliate marketing means that you sign up with a company as an Affiliate, refer business to those companies and you collect a commission for sales.   You  will be amazed at the growing number of large brick and mortar companies that offer affiliate programs. You’ve likely heard of Amazon but what about the Affiliate programs offered  by  WalMart, Pay-Less Shoes, Orbitz, Old Navy, G.I. Joes, ABT Electronics and American Express to name just a few.   How each company pays commission and how much varies but with a high traffic website and precision marketing you can generate tidy income from affiliate marketing sources.  Don’t be afraid to look outside of recognizable retailers for good Affiliate Marketing ideas. ClickBank.com for example, allows you to promote thousands of digital products. Vendors post their digital product to ClickBank, you promote it, when a sale is made you collect a commission. ClickBank handles payments and refunds so your only job is to pick the products you want to sell, promote, and collect commission.  Pick a number of solid reputable affiliate marketing programs, but only a few so you can focus on those and only those to see success.  I have to include a shameless plug here for my own company, Worldprofit.com.  Worldprofit includes in our Earn-At-Home Program a number of Affiliate Marketing products, reseller opportunities as well as a comprehensive sales and marketing training  program.  As the economy has fumbled, affiliate marketing and work at home programs such as what we offer at Worldprofit have exploded.

b)  Blogging: Don’t stop at Affiliate Marketing, money can be made from popular blogging sites by adding in advertising revenue from sources like Google Ad Sense, this is called Monetizing.  Food bloggers, celebrity gossip bloggers, expert columnists and many more are generating sweet advertising revenue by including ads on their high traffic blogs. The ads are generated from an Advertising program such as that offered by Google and many others.  They key to this revenue source is high and ongoing traffic. You will also need really unique frequently posted niche content to generate a following and get steady traffic.

c) Sale of Products: Of course you have seller options such as E-Bay for selling products either new or used.  E-Bay is not a new idea for making money online but it is a source that many people have been relying on for years. Wholesale items, overstock products, collectors novelties, bankruptcy sale items, fire sale items, garage sale items – even houses – are just a few examples of what people are selling on E-Bay.  Those who are reliable sellers earn status as trusted sellers and can earn significant money selling products.

d)  Site Flipping:  Flippa is a website that through an auction process, allows you to buy or sell complete niche websites, many with an existing customer base and verifiable traffic. If you are clever and have built up a successful online property you an sell it on Flippa.  It’s a similar concept as buying a home, fixing it up and selling it. In this case though you create a site for a nice market, monetize it, grow traffic, a prospect list and a customer database, then simply sell the site.  For someone who doesn’t have the interest in creating a site and all the work of building traffic and customers, a ready-made website can be purchased.  Take a click over to Flippa.com to see new for sale listings, active listings, browse, price range, sold sites and more.

e)  Freelancing:  If you have a specialized skill or knowledge, have a look at freelancing sites such as Elance.com. Over 1/2 a million jobs are posted every year on Elance. This is a site where you can post your unique skills. Both companies and freelancers (called contractors) can post their jobs/skills.   It’s unique in that you can access specific jobs including work for programmers, writers, designers,  consultants and so forth. There are so many options, take some time to review these mentioned and keep an open-mind about what is available.  Other sites offering a similar service include FreeLancer.com and Freelancejobs.org     By posting your profile to these sites and taking on contact work you can earn considerable income.

f)  YouTube.com  Not everyone is destined for instant success like Justin Beiber after simply posting a video to YouTube.   There IS money to be made with YouTube, that fact is a certainty. YouTube’s partner program allows you to post videos and earn revenue as your audience grows.  Remember the scared baby video? What about the talking dog videos?  Those videos and lots more are generating a steady source of income for someone due to the popularity of those videos. Initially the income can be very small, but if your video becomes hugely popular your commission checks will grow at the same time.  Get good at it, get a following and then release videos to keep that source of income growing.    Visit YouTube’s Partner section of their website to read success stories and how the program works.

g)  Multiple Streams of Income.  Here’s a final thought on earning from online  sources.  Multiple streams of income is the key to consistent revenue, pick a few programs or options and focus on those to EARN something before you move on to the next. Make sure you are not spread to thin and can devote adequate time to building those sources of revenue.  You need to have the time, commitment and an advertising budget to promote on a consistent basis.

4. Realize you must work your business every day to expect to see results.  Don’t expect overnight success, or even success after a few weeks. If you are in this for a hobby fine, but if you want to build an online business with a steady source of full time income realize that it will take time. It’s a slow build and a lot of work.

5.  Understand  that CONSISTENT marketing and promotion is critical to your success. Ever notice that Coke is always advertising? Coke is continually in your face reminding you they are there. They sponsor events, they run TV ads, Super Bowl commercials and taste-test booths.  The reason is simple. Every business, big and small must constantly promote their product or service.  Your online business is no different. Promotion is a daily task. How much you earn is directly related to how much time and effort you invest in marketing your product.  Learn about the power of social media including FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Digg, YouTube, and so many more.  If you don’t have a blog get one, and post unique content daily with rich key words related to your products/services/business and include integrated links to social media for maximum exposure.

6. Factor in that you will have to allocate and  spend some of your hard earned money on advertising. Any successful business requires that you put money back into it. If you think you will build your earnings relying  exclusively on free methods of advertising you will be disappointed. Yes, you can promote your business using free sites, and free services, but accompany that with actual paid ads at reputable sites.  Don’t limit yourself to the major search engines like Google and their Ad Words program. Also consider Safelist Advertising and Traffic Exchanges.  Safelist advertising once spurned as the poor man’s advertising vehicle has gained popularity and is free to get started with very low cost advertising options.   Traffic exchanges work in a similar way and are worth consideration. For best results in either Safelists or Traffic Exchanges be prepared to pay for ads to see the best results.  If you are on a tight budget combine both free and paid methods of advertising, and make sure you have an Ad Tracker software program so you know which ads are generating clicks and from which source.

7. Set goals.  Are you going to make $100 today?  $500 this week? How much?  Once you have set your goals, set your plans for how you will accomplish this. What are the daily, weekly, monthly tasks you will do to make your financial goals a reality?  Don’t allow your self to get distracted or pulled down with tasks that don’t get you closer to where you want to be.  If your day ends with no commission report or sales report that says you earned SOMETHING today, rethink your plan for tomorrow.  Get up early and get busy.

8. Have a positive attitude, I can’t stress this enough. Put a smile on your face, believe, then do.  In my work as a trainer and consultant, I talk to people everyday who have had mixed success in building an online business.  The people I have watched grow and build their own successful business are those who think positive and take action.   Don’t be brought down by negative people, the know it alls, the ones that rain on your parade.  Be mindful that while they are talking you down, you are doing something to improve your financial situation. Let that negativity slide off your back and propel you forward to work harder, and smarter. Let the doubters be your motivators!

9. Accept that you will have failure. Get over it. Learn from your mistakes. Move on.  If it was easy to build a successful online business everyone would be making millions.

10. Find a mentor or training program that fits for you.  The web is filled with software, e-books, training programs, webinars and more. You have all of this information at your fingertips. Find the best sources and get started. Don’t make the mistake of learning, study, analyzing but never actually DOING anything. You won’t find success thinking about it, success is the results of DOING something to make it happen.

About the Author

Sandi Hunter is the Director of Website Development at Worldprofit. Worldprofit provides training, support, software, hosting, blog content, traffic, and site design for small and home based business. Now in it’s 20th year, Worldprofit’s Home Business Bootcamp has earned status as the most popular #1 Earn-At-Home Training program. Get a free Worldprofit Associate Membership here. 

Business Sales Tip: Always Be Closing (ABC). The one simple rule that will help increase your sales.

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By Sandi Hunter

I don’t know who came up with the phrase, “Always Be Closing” but it’s brilliant. In sales circles it’s known more simply as ABC.

If you are in sales, this simple catchy phrase will help keep you on track to making sales.

Here’s some insight into sales and how to increase the number of sales YOU make.

Buyers like to get the sales person off track, maybe not  on purpose but they can do this.

They like to ask questions, lots of questions.

They ask:

Does it come in blue?

What’s the guarantee?

Buyers like to stall, hedge, avoid.

They say:

I have to ask my wife.

I want to look around.

I think I can get a better deal somewhere else.

Buyers like to know that their business matters, that they are getting some personal attention to earn their business.

But sales people, know the ABC’s of sales – Always Be Closing.

Smart, successful sales people know that happy customers and good sales people go hand in hand.

They know that spending a little extra time with a serious buyer, or creating a personalized offer can be exactly what is needed to clinch a sale.

The buyer wants their questions answered so they can make the decision to buy. The smart salesperson wants to answer those questions and move the person ever closer to buying.

My colleague talks about the sales dance. He likens the sales process to a type of courtship.  The sales person approaches, the buyer is shy, aloof. The sales person comes closer, offers the right words, and assurances. The buyer plays hard to get but shows interest.  The sales person is more engaging, tries harder with a better offer, always moving toward the close.

ABC – Always be Closing means this:

Answering relevant questions, eliminating obstacles to the sale being made, helping with payment plans, reassuring the buyer, making special offers, sweetening the deal, whatever it takes to get the sale.

Closing the sale means finding out from the customer, what it will take to get them to buy NOW, not next week, or next month. The best sales people are listeners. They listen to what the buyer wants and they determine a way to get it for them so the sale is made, today.  You can HEAR someone who wants to buy, if you stop talking long enough to listen.

ABC means doing your job right so the customer gets a great deal and you make a great sale!

Most of us have been on the receiving end of a poor sales person,  and we also remember that warm happy feeling when you’ve made a purchase that you feel good about. We like to feel special, a good sales person can make that happen or alternatively with the wrong approach can make you walk away.

Happy customer’s who feel they got a good deal can be a repeat customer or a customer for life. Unhappy customers help you learn what you could perhaps be doing better. The right approach with an unhappy customer can convert them into a happy one! In fact, they may end up being your best customer because they see you actually cared and tried to make better a problem situation.

Got a sticky note? Write ABC on a sticky note, and post it on your computer.  It will help remind you when you are talking to a customer, or answering an email, or sending a quote, or posting an offer, remember to Always Be Closing.

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About the Author

Sandi Hunter is the Director of Website Development at Worldprofit Inc. Worldprofit provides a number of services for the small and home-based business community including hosting, design, webconferencing, traffic, advertising, SEO, safelists, traffic exchanges, training and resources. This year Worldprofit marks their 20th year in business. Get a free Worldprofit Associate membership here.

In a Biz op or doing Affiliate Marketing? 5 SHOCKING REASONS why you aren’t getting any leads.

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By Sandi Hunter

1.  You are promoting a website and not a Landing Page, also known as a Squeeze page.

To generate leads you need an eye-popping landing page. It’s exactly what it sounds like. You promote your landing page, people LAND on it, see your offer and provide you with their contact info so they can get more details on what you offer. Your standard website simply can’t accomplish this effectively, usually websites are too busy, to generic, too “professional.” In contrast a landing page SCREAMS benefit! It tells readers what they will get (SOMETHING AWESOME) but they must act now!     Landing pages are FILLED with benefits, short punchy copy that gets attention. Landing pages include a limited time offer, they include a form that needs to be completed in order to get the offer. Guess what you are doing with that lead form? YES! You are generating a LEAD, and getting the follow up info you need to provide the requested material/product, then follow up, and build your house list for sending future offers to that person.  Did you catch that last part about list building? I slipped that in an the end, but it is IMPORTANT.  A Landing Page must ALWAYS   ALWAYS give readers the option to SUBSCRIBE to your newsletter/or future offers.  You’ve worked hard to generate that lead so do your best to offer them the chance to receive future offers or mailings from you.

2.  Your promotional copy is boring.

In case you haven’t noticed you’ve got oodles of competition out there. The web is filled with gizmos and gadgets. Your copy needs to get noticed or it will die a quick death in the email trash folder. Whether your offer is an email offer, or a landing page, or an online post, you have got to lead with a powerful headline, and follow that up with copy that keeps people reading.  Most affiliate companies provide you with excellent copy or banners for promotion. Don’t try to rewrite something better if that is not your strong suit, use what they provide, copy, paste send.  Simplify.

3. You haven’t made an offer.

If you want to get leads you MUST, MUST, MUST make an  offer.  Whatever  your pitch is REWARD the person reading it for taking action – NOW – TODAY – in the next 24 hours! Instill excitement and a sense of urgency. You’ve got a great product or offer  right? You don’t want people clicking off any moving on to something else. You want and MUST get people to read and RESPOND to your offer. Give them reasons to do so.    Don’t know what to offer?  Check for online products and affiliates that include Private Label and  resell rights, if they do you can use those as leverage in your offers.  By adding these you can convert a luke-warm offer into one that is HOT, HOT, HOT.

4. You aren’t marketing in the right places to the right people.

A lot of  people new to online marketing make the mistake of spending money on advertising or leads that never produce results.  Taking shortcuts and buying mass leads or mass lists simply doesn’t work. I am going to say that again. If you think you will generate QUALITY leads by buying mass lists, visitors, subscribers or hits, stop right now. Sorry to tell you the harsh truth, but building an online business means finding the best places to advertise that target YOUR market.  Hint: Google is NOT the place to start if you have a small budget.  In the business opportunity market you will want to look at Safelist marketing, Traffic Exchanges, Solo Ads, Ad Swaps, and email marketing providers like Aweber and GetResponse.  Your budget for online promotion doesn’t have to be huge but you will get the best results with paid ads at reputable sources.  Do your homework.

5. You are so busy copy, pasting and promoting you have forgotten one of the most important rules in business.

Personality can make all the difference.  Connecting with people is the key to making sales.  In your zest to build your online business, don’t forget to be a REAL PERSON. Include your name, email address, Skype number, Facebook etc on your ad copy to provide people with assurance that you are more than a promoter, you are an online business owner.  Anything you can do to stand out and separate yourself from all the other offers out there helps.

About the Author:

Sandi Hunter is the Director of Website Development at Worldprofit, Inc., providing a wide range of online services for small and-home based businesses. Services include home business training, affiliate marketing training, earn-at-home programs, traffic tools, advertising, webcasting, hosting, design, WordPress Blogs and more. Find out why Worldprofit is considered the # 1 online Home Business Training program by getting a free Worldprofit Associate Membership today.

Relationship Building and Social Media Integration is good for your business. Here’s why.

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By Sandi Hunter

If you want to set your business apart from your competitors spend some time creating and fostering relationships with your current and prospective customers.

Strong business relationship lead to long term customers and this is good for your bottom line. If you have been ignoring social media it’s time to recognize that you are turning your back on a vital direct connection to the people who have supported your business and those people who may be your next customers. Your customers are a vital source of information for any company. They can help you understand how to better meet their needs and therefore, retain their business while attracting new business. One of the most powerful ways to tap this valuable resource is by finding more ways to connect with your customers and build lasting relationships.

Relationship building is an ongoing process on and offline. Social media makes it easier to start and build relationships with current and prospective customers all over the world. Your marketing plan should include dedicating resources for building your online presence through posts, blogs, backlinks, bookmarks, commenting and more. Your website is simply not enough any more. If you want to speak to your customers and grow your sales you will need to connect with them using popular social media.

Social media makes it easy to build relationships with your customers, here’s how.

– Instantly create connections

– Expand your reach to new markets

– Ability to jump on customer service issues right away

– Better identify gaps in your service provision

– Know what people are saying about your company

– Increase awareness of what your business offers

– Increase referrals and sales

– Generate new sales with offers

– Post Product or Service Reviews

– Improve customer experiences with your company

– Generate fresh online frequent content that you control

What to do next:

Have a look at some of the popular Social Media sites to see which ones are the best fit for your company, products or services. Don’t limit yourself to just the large sites, if you can find niche sites directly related to your purposes this can be ideal and easily found with a Google search. Here’s just a few of the top ones ranked by Alexa.com

YouTube.com Facebook.com Twitter.com LinkedIn.com MySpace.com Yelp.com StumbleUpon Tumblr.com Reddit.com Flickr.com Digg.com Metacafe.com del.icio.us segnalo.com BlogCatalog.com technorati.com mixx.com Rojo.com Kaboodle.com gather.com Folkd.com KillerStartups.com Newsvine.com Faves.com BlinkList.com BuddyMarks.com WireFan.com Mister-Wong.com

Before the Internet, building business relationships meant greeting your customer by name when they came into your store. Today, it means using  social media to better connect with your customers and in the process of helping them you help your own company grow stronger. Companies and their customers are connected in a way never seen before and it’s your job as a business owner to facilitate this process.

About the Author

Sandi Hunter is the Director of Website Development at Worldprofit Inc., a company providing a wide range of online services for small and-home based businesses. Services include home business training, affiliate marketing training, earn-at-home programs, traffic tools, advertising, webcasting, hosting, design, WordPress Blogs and more. Find out why Worldprofit is considered the # 1 online Home Business Training program by getting a free Associate Membership today.

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George Kosch and Worldprofit Inc., release new INSTANT sharing site.

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George Kosch has been at it again!

He’s built a new site – a really cool site.

Got something you want to tell the world about?

Instantly you can……

Share any and ALL your business opportunities!

Share videos!

Share photos!

Share articles!

Generate leads!

Promote your newsletter!

Promote any and all your biz ops!

Whatever you post goes LIVE instantly as a feed on this site!

This is a brand spanking new site. We need your help to fill it up!

Be the first to promote and post your stuff!

Free to join. Add a quick profile,  then start posting!

Easy. Fun. Free.

Go now to see who has already tried this neat new service!  See what they posted – then do your own posts!

http://www.promo-bot.com

Promo-Bot is a Worldprofit service and is free for anyone to use anywhere.

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Worldprofit Releases Advanced Graphics Software Suite

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Worldprofit’s Advanced Graphics Software Suite saves you time from learning yourself how to create custom graphics for popular social media platforms. It also saves you money by not having to hire a designer to create custom graphics for your online business and marketing needs.  The power to easily and professionally create – and to earn – is in YOUR hands thanks to this powerful software.

For those of you who have design experience, and or may have an existing  business that offers custom design to your own clients, you will particularly benefit from  this software when you see what it can do and how you can use it to earn money from custom design. With it you can easily create eye-popping custom graphics and video applications for your own clients and charge for your design labour.

Worldprofit’s Advanced Graphics software suite includes the following:

The Facebook Graphics Editor
The YouTube Graphics Editor
Video Graphics Editor

The Facebook Graphics Editor allows you to unleash your own Facebook cover graphics, coupons, Facebook ads and fangates.  PLUS, you can offer this service to others – yes earn money from selling these services to others who don’t know what you know and don’t have access to this easy to use software.  Create beautiful Facebooks designs to your existing clients or offer it to attract NEW clients.  We purchased this software for our Members when we realized how few of you understand or were taking advantage of Facebook marketing. This software will help you stand out, increase the power of your offers, build your following and help grow your online revenues.
Brief Video Overview here:  http://worldprofit.ca/videos/worldprofit-advanced-graphics-suite/

The YouTube Graphics Editor puts the power to create awesome YouTube graphics in your hands. Not only can you overhaul your own YouTube channel graphics, now you can offer a highly compelling and in demand solution to your clients to meet their needs too!
Brief video overviewhttp://worldprofit.ca/videos/worldprofit-advanced-graphics-suite/

The Video Graphics Editor allows you to create custom branded video graphics (lower thirds, sidebar ads and more) in MINUTES for yourself or for your own clients.   You will learn how to add overlay graphics to Google Hangouts and to any videos using free (WAX 2.0)  or paid (Camtasia) software. You also get the Fivver Kit so you can copy and paste our pre-made gig description and start offering a highly in demand video marketing service. Finally, you also get a full suite of training materials. You won’t be left in the dark as every single feature is covered in training video, as well as you get access to our own dedicated support and FAQ sections.
We have included a brief video so you can see for yourself what you can do with this software.
http://worldprofit.ca/videos/worldprofit-advanced-graphics-suite/

All three of these software products, the entire Advanced Graphics suite (Video Graphics Editor, YouTube Graphics Editor and Facebook Graphics Editor) is included with the Worldprofit Platinum VIP Membership.

Silver members have the option to purchase the software or upgrade to Platinum VIP Membership to receive all 3 software package at NO extra cost.
To inquire about upgrading to Platinum VIP Membership submit a support form and request the Platinum VIP UPGRADE DETAILS.  

How to access the Advanced Graphics Suite Software:

In your Worldprofit Member area, on LEFT MENU, select WEBSITE MANAGEMENT, there you will see the links for each software by title. Once you are in in each section you can watch the video overview and read more about the software.

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