Compelling Reasons to Create Your Own Product Even If You Promote Affiliate Programs

Written by Angela Wu

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So why create a product of your own? Aside fromrepparttar dependency issue we just discussed, there are lots of great reasons. First of all, it's YOURS. You pour your knowledge and your heart into creating a product that you can be proud of. Call it a sense of achievement.

Secondly, you knowrepparttar 117539 product intimately. You know what it does and what it doesn't do; you can talk confidently aboutrepparttar 117540 benefits of owning it; you can listen to your customer's feedback and use it to improverepparttar 117541 product. And chances are, you'll be much more inclined to market it consistently -- especially since you keep all ofrepparttar 117542 profits, rather than just a commission!

Most importantly, though, you build a customer base of your own. You can build a long-term relationship with your customers through newsletters, special offers, new product announcements... and your customers can offer constructive feedback, testimonials, and even referral business.

Affiliate programs are a wonderful way to develop multiple streams of income. However, having your own product gives yourepparttar 117543 option to concentrate on your own success, and on your terms. Now that's a goal!


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The 9-to-5 Home Business Tug of War

Written by Elena Fawkner

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Make use of autoresponders for as much of your email processing as possible. This will further reducerepparttar amount of time you have to spend on this aspect of your business.

Other routine activities include things like site promotion and search engine position monitoring. Now there are a lot of great tools to help webmasters with this part of their business. For example, WebPosition Gold will automatically review your position in allrepparttar 117538 major search engines and report back to you withrepparttar 117539 results. It can also be programmed to auto-submit at appropriate intervals. Be sure to use quality automated tools wherever possible. They can save you literally hours of work every week and as we all know, time is money in this business.

Keep a journal for a week. Record in it everything you do duringrepparttar 117540 day fromrepparttar 117541 moment you get up inrepparttar 117542 morning torepparttar 117543 moment you go to bed. What activities can you eliminate in favour of freeing up some time for your business? Maybe it means getting up an hour earlier. Maybe it's forgoingrepparttar 117544 sleep-in onrepparttar 117545 weekend. Maybe it means giving up those two hours of TV every night. You will find even 15-20 minutes blocks here and there can add up to a sizeable chunk of time over a week or a month.

If you travel, keep a copy of your website on your laptop and work on it while you're inrepparttar 117546 air or waiting for a flight. Or answer your email ready to send it when you get plugged in again.

As you can see,repparttar 117547 trick is to practicerepparttar 117548 "nibble" technique. If you wait until you have a great chunk of time in one block, such asrepparttar 117549 weekend, you'll only waste all of those little bits of time you could have put to good use duringrepparttar 117550 week and fritter away your "quality" time on routine tasks rather than business development.

One final piece of advice. Take time every week to just relax and do something you want to do. Althoughrepparttar 117551 pressures of a new business are demanding, failing to take time out will only lead to burn out.


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