Success Doesn't Happen Overnight

Written by Denise Hall


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The same holds true for internet businesses. Everyday I receive several e-mails offering this or that from someone Iíve never heard of. I delete them. Iím not going to buy from someone who sends me a one-time e-mail when I didnít requestrepparttar information inrepparttar 117334 first place.

A good business person follows up with his/her customers. If you donít have an autoresponder, get one. There are free autoresponder services available at: http://freeautobot.com http://GetResponse.com http://sendfree.com

Customer follow-up is one ofrepparttar 117335 biggest keys to a successful business, online and offline. Your customers need to know you are there to answer questions about your product and to help them if they have any problems with it.

Internet businesses are a great way to earn money from home. You can set your own hours and take a day off when you wish. But, as with any other business, you do need to work at it. Whether you work to build a downline or simply advertise your products to gain sales, you have to work.

Nothing in life is free. There is no such thing as ďget rich quick.Ē Success doesnít happen overnight. But if you really want to succeed it will happen. Be patient and never give up on your dreams!

Denise Hall is the owner of Home Business on a Budget which specializes in tools and resources for your home business needs. Visit http://www.home-business-on-a-budget.com today. Get weekly articles, tips, information and resources here: http://tinyurl.com/4f9k8

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The Number 1 Rule for Businesses - Be Professional

Written by Denise Hall


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We're not perfect. We all make mistakes. But if we frequently had those little red check marks on our composition papers in school, we should probably use spell check and have someone proof-read our copy before sending it into cyberspace.

A prime example is a website I visited a few months ago. As I started reading aboutrepparttar productrepparttar 117333 owner was selling I noticed an error withrepparttar 117334 use ofrepparttar 117335 word "our." The site said "When you use "are" product....." OK, one little mistake. No big deal.

However, as I continued reading, I discoveredrepparttar 117336 webmaster referred to "are" products and "are" website onrepparttar 117337 whole page! Not once wasrepparttar 117338 correct word, "our," used.

Frequently I read ads and articles that contain many spelling or punctuation errors. For instance, "Thinking back to when I first started my business. I had no idea how or where to begin."

I'm not a teacher, but I can see that it should be one sentence, not two. The writer cut offrepparttar 117339 first sentence before actually finishing it. It's likerepparttar 117340 train of thought came to a screeching halt. (In this case, I'mrepparttar 117341 writer giving you an example. So if this sentence resembles someone else's work, it was not done intentionally.)

The correct way to write it is "Thinking back to when I first started my business, I had no idea how or where to begin." It's one flowing sentence. Now it tells you what I was thinking.

Another option is to change it just a bit to make it a complete sentence. "I think back to when I first started my business" or "I remember when I first started my business." Then continue torepparttar 117342 second sentence.

I'm not wanting to demean anyone or be overly picky. Ads, web pages and articles just look much more professional when written with no errors, or at least very minor ones.

Many customers will shy away from a website or ad that seems poorly written or put together. The customer may seerepparttar 117343 business owner as an amateur, therefore their product, company or service may not be worth much.

Do your customers expect perfection? No. But they do expect professionalism. You're running a business, so you're supposed to be a professional. If you give a professional appearance, they'll believe in you and your business.



Denise Hall is the owner of Home Business on a Budget which specializes in tools and resources for your home business needs. Visit http://www.home-business-on-a-budget.com today. Get weekly articles, tips, information and resources here: http://tinyurl.com/4f9k8

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