Are You Running Your Website Visitors Away?

Written by Irene Brooks

Small businesses are flocking torepparttar Internet. The web is fast becoming a major channel for lead generations and sales of products and services. Additionally, thousands of people are turning torepparttar 117112 Web to start their own home-based businesses.

After spending hundreds and even thousands of dollars to build their web presence,repparttar 117113 vast majority of businesses coming online are disappointed withrepparttar 117114 promised results of their websites. I’m sorry to say, but most of these under-performing websites were build by graphic designers and technical developers that have no real marketing experience. In committing these mistakes many small business owners are unwittingly driving their website visitors away!

Having reviewed literally hundreds of websites for small business owners, I have seenrepparttar 117115 exact same mistakes being made over and over. The following are 5 ofrepparttar 117116 most common website design mistakes being made today – and tips on what you can do to avoid them.

Mistake #1 – Not Clearly Differentiating Yourself From The Competition

How many websites have you been to that lookrepparttar 117117 same, sayrepparttar 117118 same thing, haverepparttar 117119 same functions, and generally are justrepparttar 117120 same-ole website? Probably a lot. People go to your website to get information to solve their problem and to find out how you can solve it for them.

If your visitor doesn’t have a clear understanding of why you are different and that you arerepparttar 117121 only solution for them to logically choose, they will click on over to your competitor.

One ofrepparttar 117122 most common website mistakes is not clearly differentiating themselves from their competitors in a meaningful way. Meaningful in a sense, that whatever difference you claim to have must benefitrepparttar 117123 customer. It needs to be something that they desire.

If you’ve done your job right, you visitor will feel that they would be foolish to not buy your product or service.

Mistake #2 – Content focused on only you and your business

No one cares about you or any of your awards. All they care about is how you can help them solve their problem. I see this time and again – small business webites owners focusing all their content on their company and how good they think they are.

The moment you start to understand that people don’t care about you, and what they really care about is how you can solve their problem, your sales will begin to increase. Why? Because generally speaking, deep down, people are totally immersed in their own problems. Your job is to get into that person’s mind asrepparttar 117124 solution of those problems. Here are some tactics that you can implement to make your prospect begin to see you asrepparttar 117125 solution to their problems:

-State your prospect’s problem then agitate it

Quick, Easy Money...And Horse Feathers

Written by Kirk Bannerman

Enterrepparttar horse feathers.

Does it ever end? I've been involved with Internet-based home businesses for some time and I continue to be exposed to a seemingly endless barrage of offers (all costing me money, of course) claiming to be "the secret" for making a fantastic income, in a very short time, and with very little effort involved.

I must admit that I may have a slightly self-serving reason for addressing this topic. My articles are published on my home-based business websites forrepparttar 117111 purpose of trying to give prospective team members a true sense of what is really involved with starting and developing a successful home based business. The self-serving part, I suppose, is that I want people joining my team to haverepparttar 117112 straight scoop going in so that we don't waste each other's time. I admit to being selfish in this regard (I don't want to waste time working with people that have unrealistic expectations), but it is also very efficient for both parties involved, so it is not a totally one-way thing.

Now, back torepparttar 117113 topic at hand. There's no magic here, folks. Once you have selectedrepparttar 117114 home business that you are going to pursue, there are no substitutes for time and effort in developing your business. A dream of being an "overnight success" is just that, a dream.

I can tell you from personal experience, that once you "pay your dues" and begin to have real success with a home based business, it is really terrific. Think about Nirvana or Valhalla, take your pick, but in any event it's really sweet.

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