Success With Style

Written by Stephen Bucaro

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Rachel Park hadrepparttar foresight to see thatrepparttar 117384 time had come to create something a bit offrepparttar 117385 beaten path forrepparttar 117386 male population. In June 2001 she opened her own unique on-line neck wear boutique. Visit to seerepparttar 117387 ties Rachel sells for between $15.00 and $40.00.

Tips for a handcrafted clothing and accessories Web site:

1. Don't think this business is for women only. Remember, some ofrepparttar 117388 top fashion designers inrepparttar 117389 world are men.

2. Even though you charge a premium price for handcrafted products, does not mean you can't use templates and fixtures to help automaterepparttar 117390 construction process.

3. Choosing a product for your business is onlyrepparttar 117391 first step. You also need to create (or hire someone to create) an attractive and functional Web site, and promote that Web site. Your Web site should not be just a catalog of your products. You also need to provide good content, like Rachel's information that lets men choose a tie by shirt color, and step-by-step instructions on how to tie a tie. Good content is "food" for search engines.

Style is a rare commodity in todays look-alike manufactured world. You can help people dress and feel good by providing them with custom designed and crafted clothing and accessories. In meetingrepparttar 117392 demand for style, you can makerepparttar 117393 kind of profit that lets you live in style. ----------------------------------------------------------- Resource Box: Copyright(C)2002 Bucaro TecHelp. To learn how to maintain your computer and use it more effectively to design a Web site and make money onrepparttar 117394 Web visit To subscribe to Bucaro TecHelp Newsletter Send a blank email to -----------------------------------------------------------


Beware The Difficult Client

Written by Angela Booth

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Weapon: your reply: "I'd love to do that for you, I'll fax you my rates andrepparttar amended contract later this afternoon."

=> The Artiste

Her cry varies. Variations onrepparttar 117383 theme include:

* "This didn't grab me as it should have";

* "I expected more from you"; and

* "I was disappointed that _______"

The Artiste has a vision ofrepparttar 117384 completed project in her head. Unfortunately, she can't articulate her vision so that you can execute it adequately.

Your weapon: a signed contract which specifies that you will complete one revision. All further revisions are chargeable at your hourly rate, which is $X.

=> The Spider, aka Quicksand

Her cry is: "I'm sorry to spring this on you atrepparttar 117385 last minute, but we need it for a lunch meeting. It won't take you long". The Spider isrepparttar 117386 most dangerous ofrepparttar 117387 difficult clients.

Here's how a scenario with The Spider plays out:

* she dictatesrepparttar 117388 brief overrepparttar 117389 phone because she's in a meeting/ in her car/ late for a plane;

*repparttar 117390 project must be completed within an hour or a couple of hours; hence

* no time for a contract;

* you can't reach her when you realize you don't have enough information to completerepparttar 117391 project;

* you'll completerepparttar 117392 project knowing you've done a less than adequate job; and

* you won't get paid.

Your weapon: your mantra, which is "no contract, no deal". You will be tempted. The Spider is plausible, and offers you candy inrepparttar 117393 form of promises of future work.

Don't succumb. Remember: you won't get paid. This is because you won't submit an invoice, because you know you did a poor job. You know this because The Spider takes delight in calling you to say: "We couldn't userepparttar 117394 work you sent. It wasn't up to our standard."

The Spider is dangerous because she will bad-mouth you in your industry. After doing her best to ruin your reputation, she will call you again within a few months, usingrepparttar 117395 same tactics.

At times in your business journey, you'll work with so many difficult clients that you'll begin to wonder whether you're wearing an invisible "Kick Me" sign. Always remember that The Contract is your primary weapon. It turnsrepparttar 117396 most ferocious difficult clients into purring kittens.

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Australian author and journalist Angela Booth is the editor and publisher of Creative Small Biz, a new free weekly ezine for writers, designers, photographers, artists and other creatives. Creative Small Biz helps creatives to transform their talents into a flourishing business.

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