10 Tips to Avoid ‘Bandwagon Business’.

Written by Gary Durkin

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5. Is your résumé / CV 56 pages long? Inrepparttar offline ‘real world’, just how often do you change job? Every month? I doubt it! But online, people change their direction or business with more frequency than an 8 week old baby goes through diapers. If you were an employer interviewing a candidate for a position are your company - and they presented you with their résumé or CV showing they had already had dozens of positions in a short period of time, what would that tell you?

That they are very experienced?… I don’t think so.

6. Fairytale? Storyland? Treat your online business like real business….in fact, it IS a real business, or at least that is how you should consider it. Work at it like a Hans Christian Anderson story, and there won’t be any ’Happily Ever After’. One ofrepparttar 136705 BIGGEST reasons why people jump from one opportunity / business to another, is simply because they don’t treat it seriously. If you consider it to be a little fun - fair enough, but don’t expect much in return.

7. Blurred vision? In other words….. FOCUS. If you don’t concentrate, or you become easily distracted, this will detract from your success, and will prove very costly. Don’t underestimate this. This is one ofrepparttar 136706 biggest reasons for ‘bandwagon business’ - people become easily led away from what they are doing - withrepparttar 136707 lure of ‘greener pastures’.

8. Get committed. …and stay that way. The initial levels of enthusiasm are normally quite high, but then gradually taper away over time. Interest wanes, activity drops off, before you know it, you are spending less and less time on your business. That’s whenrepparttar 136708 next ’easy option’ seems tempting. You can develop a vicious circle of doing this repeatedly online - back torepparttar 136709 bandwagon jumping routine. Stick with it. Commit to it.

9. Dorepparttar 136710 Stock Market. No - not literally. But you must INVEST - that is paramount. But before you grab your Credit Card and send it into meltdown mode - this isn’t necessarily all about money. The biggest and most vital investment to make, is your time, your energy, your enthusiasm - and you must regularly invest - keep topping it up, just like a Pension Plan or your Retirement Fund. You gotta keep adding to it. Although money will come intorepparttar 136711 equation, because you simply can’t do everything for free - just don’t splashrepparttar 136712 cash at every opportunity you see, without trying to turn each ’spend’ into a positive R.O.I. (Return On Investment).

10. Baahhh…..baaahhhhh…. Sheep follow sheep….follow sheep. This is another classic reason for ‘bungee business’ - or bouncing around from one torepparttar 136713 next. You see that allrepparttar 136714 other sheep are going in one direction - so you follow. If ‘everyone’ is doing something, must you? It’s not necessarilyrepparttar 136715 best answer to go withrepparttar 136716 flow, or followrepparttar 136717 crowd. Consider being contrary, contrasting, doing it with a twist - be different. You might just getrepparttar 136718 edge over allrepparttar 136719 other sheep.

An article by Gary Durkin Founder of the Internet Advice Center® http://www.InternetAdviceCenter.com

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Online Home-Based Businesses Can Give You Search Engine Stress

Written by Kirk Bannerman

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For those people using websites to promote home-based businesses, it can be stressful constantly trying to determine "whatrepparttar search engines want" and agonizing over every downward fluctuation in rankings that their website may experience.

Looking forward in time, I think we can expect that rankings will fluctuate frequently and will not be at all consistent from one search engine to another. It will be quite common that for a particular search term a website might suffer a drop in position ranking for search engine "A" and an increase position ranking for search engine "B" at essentiallyrepparttar 136672 same point in time.

Rather than stressing out over every position ranking "wiggle", a better approach might be to just focus on "what do visitors to my site want?". The search engines are striving to give their users a quality (relevant) search experience and if you are focused in giving visitors to your website what they are looking for, these paths will meet somewhere downrepparttar 136673 road.

You can save yourself alot of consternation by focusing uponrepparttar 136674 needs ofrepparttar 136675 website visitors you are seeking to attract, rather than chasingrepparttar 136676 frequently changing ranking algorithms of several search engines. Focus on a single target instead of chasing several moving targets atrepparttar 136677 same time.

This article pertains to natural searches only, as paid search engine advertising is a completely different situation.

Kirk Bannerman operates his own successful home based business and also coaches others seeking to start their own home based business. For more information visit his website at Proven Work At Home Business

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