Telecommuting Website (part Two)

Written by Nell Taliercio

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Those are just a few suggestions! I'm sure you can come up with even more great ways to get your website out in front of employers.

I'm not going into detail about website design in this article. You can do some research on your own to come up with great information that helps you, but I do want to share some resources that you might want to look in to.

Use a site builder if you don't want to build a site from scratch. The site builder I use for can be found at

Chooserepparttar name of your website. For a website highlighting information about yourself, I would recommend buying your name asrepparttar 142569 domain (

No free hosting, please! You want to presentrepparttar 142570 most professional image of yourself with your website, and free hosting doesn't look professional! You can get paid hosting for cheap! I use a hosting company for some of my websites, including Telecommuting Answer Lady, for only $14.00 a year!

This has been an overview of websites for telecommuting! I wish you allrepparttar 142571 best with your job hunt and building your website. If you'd like more information about building a portfolio for your website (or just a portfolio on its own).

Nell Taliercio is the publisher of a weekly telecommuting newsletter that helps moms and dads work at home. Read more about the newsletter and get your free listing of job links at

Personal Training: Name One Good Reason Why Someone Should Hire You

Written by Aaron M. Potts, ISSA CFT

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Education. Although education is certainly no substitute for experience, in a health profession such as personal training, you won't get far withoutrepparttar knowledge to get your job done properly. This can include your basic certification, your Continuing Education Credits, and any applicable college or trade school classes you take during your career.

Niche. Having a niche market is probablyrepparttar 142542 most effective way to stand out fromrepparttar 142543 crowd! If you are a trainer who "trains everyone", how can you possibly be very good at training a particular group of people? How can you claim to berepparttar 142544 best trainer in town for athletes if you only train one athlete, and your other clients include a housewife, a corporate CEO, a teenager, a police officer, a kindergarten teacher, an elderly couple, and a swimsuit model? Specialize in ONE group of people, and not only will it build your credibility, but you can charge more for your sessions, since you are specialized in training that particular niche.

Value. Another basic tenet of business success, yet one that trainers often overlook. When all is said and done, what does your client get for signing on with you? Just training sessions? All trainers are doing that! What ELSE are they getting for their money? If you have to think about it, then you might need to build some more value into your business model!

Facility. If you work at or own a fitness facility or training studio, what makes your facility stand out from other facilities in town? Do you have more equipment? Do you offer more unique training programs? Does your facility have child care? A locker room? Private training areas? Think about why someone would walk into your door instead ofrepparttar 142545 gym acrossrepparttar 142546 street.

Hours. Whether you work in a facility or do home training, what are your hours? Are you willing to train someone at 5:00am? What about 9:00pm? Today's world is full of incredibly busy people! If you try to stick to "banker's hours", you will have a hard time succeeding as a personal trainer.

As you can see, there are many ways that you can make your service or your facility a better option for your potential clients rather than them hiring one of your competitors. You should takerepparttar 142547 time to brainstorm even more ideas than those covered above, as that is a short list at best. There are many other ways that you can make your businessrepparttar 142548 best option for your target market!

Once you have a few ideas in mind, chooserepparttar 142549 one thing that you feel truly makes your business "unique". What is that one single product, service, or business practice that hasrepparttar 142550 power to yank your potential customers away from your competition?

Once you haverepparttar 142551 answer to that, promote that idea in everything that you do! Don't promoterepparttar 142552 fact that you are a trainer. Promoterepparttar 142553 fact that you arerepparttar 142554 best trainer for your target market because of your Unique Selling Proposition.

Make your business unique in some special way, promote that idea, and your business will grow in leaps and bounds. As you get more successful, you will come up with even more ways that your business isrepparttar 142555 best option for your target audience.

You will get more and more clients and those clients will be happy, healthy, and spreadingrepparttar 142556 word about your great services. That, ladies and gentleman, is what we call a Win/Win situation!

Aaron Potts is a Personal Trainer and Fitness Success Coach whose customers include consumers as well as other fitness professionals. Sign up for his free Fitness Journal at or visit his coaching site at

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