10 Reasons Why an Online Business Fails

Written by E K Gann

Surveys and statistics show that 95 - 98% ofrepparttar business online fails. What is new? This figures is equally true to any other forms of business, offline or online. Here is a list of reasons, if not mistakes, you can avoid what most online business owners made when they first try marketing onrepparttar 143871 internet.

1.Being scammed. It is easy to fail even before you start your business venture online; by being scammed by unscrupulous Internet experts, so called consultants, web business providers; who claims to get you started with no knowledge of your part and runsrepparttar 143872 business on auto pilot later with little effort. Make sure you do, at least, a little homework and look and ask around forrepparttar 143873 best deal; if you intend to let them dorepparttar 143874 work for you. So going forrepparttar 143875 free stuff orrepparttar 143876 lowest price is not alwaysrepparttar 143877 best. Ask for references and samples if you are going to pay for their services.

2.Start fromrepparttar 143878 basics. Keeprepparttar 143879 business startup as simple as possible. Learn as you go along. The best business concept is always inrepparttar 143880 simplest form. As they say: “Kept It Simple Stupid”.

3.Choice of Product. They used to say this: Ask: “Can I sellrepparttar 143881 product?”, Notrepparttar 143882 same as: “Canrepparttar 143883 product sell?” But choosing an appropriate product can determinerepparttar 143884 success of your business.

4.Relevant Website. Just because you have a fantastic website does not mean customers will start flocking to your doorsteps. If nobody knows about your website there wouldn’t be any sale. Getting traffic to your website should berepparttar 143885 top priority for your business online.

Business Promotional Items - How to Stimulate Word of Mouth Advertising

Written by Cindy Carrera

Ifrepparttar promotional items you give out end up inrepparttar 143845 attic or shoved inrepparttar 143846 back of a desk drawer, they are probably not doing what they are supposed to be doing. However, if items you passed out to clients and customers are being seen again and again, chances are, word-of-mouth advertising is stimulating your business.

With media (radio, televisions and newspaper), messages can come and go. But,repparttar 143847 exposure promotional items can give equals longevity. While there is no real scientific way to measure how many impressions an item can receive in its lifetime, we know that it works and ultimately gets well over its money's worth. I used to work at a radio station that passed out license plates. We had a very fun logo- and still after ten years of being onrepparttar 143848 air, they are a sought out item. We began to limitrepparttar 143849 number that were handed out at live action broadcasts, and that drew people to event after event. Everywhere you drive in our area, you are sure to see a dozen or so cars with Froggy 101 license plates onrepparttar 143850 commute. This may draw people to flip onrepparttar 143851 station to see what's playing. Withrepparttar 143852 amount of impressions they get, these 'mini-billboards' sure generate more word of mouth advertising than a real billboard would, for a fraction ofrepparttar 143853 cost. When concerts came to town, we'd haverepparttar 143854 country singers autograph them, and then either give them away or auction them off for charity. Those, which were often bought by business owners, are on prominent display in bars and pubs aroundrepparttar 143855 area. This is just one small example of how word-of-mouth advertising can explode through a small item.

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