Are YOU Finished?

Written by Gail Hornback

Isn't it great - that awesome feeling of accomplishment you get when you finish a project. I LOVE it.

For example, creating an ebook. An idea grows into an outline, and then to (sometimes agonizing) hours of research, writing, rewriting, editing, and rewriting, compiling and recompiling, then finally compiling it forrepparttar last time, and uploading it torepparttar 117727 server to make it available torepparttar 117728 public.

Ah, what a nice feeling.

But, in general, if you're expecting that feeling in relationship to your Ebusiness, you'd better get ready for an attitude adjustment.

Too many people are looking for a Business they can put on line and sit back and reaprepparttar 117729 rewards. Sorry to burst your bubble, butrepparttar 117730 odds of finding that kind of opportunity are pretty slim - if not non-existent.

It pains me when I see someone investing their money, and ESPECIALLY their hopes, into one ofrepparttar 117731 millions ofrepparttar 117732 "make-money-automatically" programs. And trust me, there are MILLIONS of them, and MILLIONS of people trying to work them.

Creating and managing a REAL Ebusiness is a job that has no end. It is never complete and ready to set on auto-pilot. "So, what will I be doing?", you say, "Once my website is complete, can't I take some satisfaction in that?"

First of all, your website will NEVER be complete. If you have come to a point where you think it is, you'd better do some re-thinking. A successful, income-producing website is an ongoing process. You should always be looking for ways to make it better, to add content, change content, add new ideas, add new products, change marketing procedures, and on and on it goes.

NOTHING works forever. And nothing works alone.

Secondly, if you are doing it right, you'll never finish your email. A successful Ebusiness means answering loads of email. A REAL Ebusiness has REAL customers, with REAL needs and problems and questions. If you are doing something right, you will have more email than you can handle. ( Besidesrepparttar 117733 SPAM!) People have questions, suggestions, problems, praises. And you want it all. Keeping your personal contact alive with your site visitors is essential to keeping your business successful and growing.


Written by Craig Lock

I find this a most interesting and somewhat complex subject, as there has to be TRUST in any business relationship before any exchange is made. This can be quite difficult to achieve, when you have never met your customer (prospect) face to face in another part ofrepparttar country...or evenrepparttar 117726 world.

Having been onrepparttar 117727 www over five years, here are a few pointers that we find helpful inrepparttar 117728 online sales process:

1. Have your OWN DOMAIN NAME (not expensive - less than $20 a year from We have three of them at: and

2. Offer GUARANTEES (money-back) on your products or services


3. Emphasise transaction SECURITY inrepparttar 117729 form of a secure payment system and a secure server.


5. Have a PRIVACY POLICY for your online business. Offer a Privacy Statement

6. Have CONTACT INFO on your web site. People then know to get hold of you, if they want further info... or if there is a problem (they do occur from time to time, but a problem is only an opportunity in disguise!).

7. Offer a BRIEF BIO - a little bit about yourself and how you are qualified to offer your product or service. This builds trust in your abilities.

8, Have a FEEDBACK FORM on your web site for visitors comments about possible improvements... and finally and most importantly,

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