Success tips

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by Vishal P. Rao, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. Vishal P. Rao

    Vishal P. Rao Administrator Staff Member

    Working from home requires more than just dedication. In order to succeed, you need to meet the challenges you are faced with and learn how to grow your business and/or career.

    The following are some success tips you can apply to your work from home business to ensure that you are doing everything to reap the best profit and rewards.

    Set realistic goals - This could mean working on a new marketing strategy, networking, updating your website, brainstorming new ideas, etc. Seek to achieve your goals in a reasonable and manageable time. For instance, at the end of the month you will be ready to offer a new product or service. Just make sure that you work on your goals after you tend to the most pressing matter of the day (IE. reading and responding to client emails, completing projects, etc.)

    Market, Market, Market - You need to effectively market your business or services to let people know you're out there, and to get them interested. Popular marketing strategies include: press releases, networking, SEO (search engine optimization), mailing list, newspaper or magazine add, banners, affiliate marketing, etc.

    Continue learning ??“ Only you can take your career to the next level, and discover how to stay a step above the competition. In order to be successful you need to continually educate yourself about your line of work, as well as make sure you remain internet savvy by finding out the latest Net news. Just remember that you shouldn't try to learn everything. Stick to developing skills that will help excel your business.

    Have more than one source of income ??“ Market your company in as many ways as possible to attract more clients and generate website traffic. Another great way to establish new sources of income is to create or add a new product or service to your company. This doesn't mean you should bite off more than you can chew and expand your business beyond your capacity to control it. Just make sure that the fate of your income never depends only on one client, service, or product.

    Web content ??“ Make sure the web content on your site is clear and concise. It should be engaging to your visitors and encourage them to learn more about your products and/or services. Your website should be easy to use and inviting. If you don't have the skill to create effective web content, you should look into paying someone to do it for you.

    Backup your work ??“ Make sure you always back up your files, database, mailing lists, websites and any other important information pertaining to your work that is stored on your computer. The last thing you want is to lose all your hard work. Starting from scratch is a huge set back and can lead to loss of clients and many other unfortunate events.

    Quality Customer service ??“ Customers are vital to your business. Treat them with the respect and integrity they deserve. Be courtesy, punctual, and go out of your way to do an outstanding job. If you dissatisfy a customer, do everything in your power to make it up to them. Impeccable customer service is the heart of any successful business.
     
  2. getagrip

    getagrip Gold Member

  3. SunnyDuckDotCom

    SunnyDuckDotCom New Member

    Good tips too follow!
     
  4. Hemjoe

    Hemjoe Member

    [​IMG] nice tips, cheers
     
  5. talfighel

    talfighel Silver Member

    Great and awesome tips Vishal.

    I am going to add my perspective too if I may....

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  6. cherie27

    cherie27 New Member

    Nice tips.
    To be consistent and putting your effort into your business is the thing.
    Whenever there is a small success, it show that your business is growing.
     
  7. theRealness0820

    theRealness0820 New Member

    You bring to light some good points. I liked the part about having to continue learning. You wrote, "Stick to developing skills that will help excel your business."

    At times, I feel overwhelmed with all that I have to do and the information out there as well. There is just not enough time in our lives to learn everything. You have to pick your battles and concentrate on effective and proven methods. Good point man.
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  8. sashawk

    sashawk New Member

    That's a commendable break-down Vishal.

    I especially concur with your underscoring of the importance of time-bound goals.

    Sasha
     

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