Bad AttitudeWritten by Bob Osgoodby
It never ceases to amaze me that some people trying to do business on Internet exhibit a bad attitude. It can take many forms. I recently sent out an email request to someone, and answer I received, was to say least, brusque. Needless to say, I removed his email addresses from my files, and he won't hear from me in future.
Now what is point here? I don't know what his problem was, but he obviously had one. Maybe dog just made a mess on carpet, or he had an argument with someone - who knows. But he was obviously in a bad frame of mind when he wrote me. We all receive something that raises our "hackles" every now and then. The best thing is to either ignore it, or wait until you are in a better frame of mind before responding.
When you write to someone you must remember that only way they can determine your intention is words you use. If you give someone "short shrift" they will simply write you off, and you'll never hear from them again. If you are doing business on web, last thing you want is to send out an email with negative vibes.
Worse yet, some people simply ignore your request and never respond. Why spend your time and effort trying to promote something, and when you do get a response, ignore it? This makes no sense. One of things that people like, and have grown to expect, is rapid communication possible on net. If you don't get back in a timely manner, people will get impression that you are not responsive. This can be "kiss of death" to online entrepreneur.
Sometimes a request for information is sent after you have closed down for day. So what is a timely manner? That's hard to define, but let's examine a few strategies.
Free auto-responders are a way of giving someone an immediate response. But people are "savvy" enough to recognize where response came from, and put little faith in that type of answer. All it is really letting them know is that their email was received. Sure, it will give them some information, but you still have need to give them a timely personal response.
Doom and GloomWritten by Bob Osgoodby
Many of "sure thing" programs that were hot last year, aren't to be found today; you know ones I'm talking about. Did anyone take time to sift through misinformation, analyses, and charts showing how with no work you could be next jillionaire. Naw - with misplaced faith, and believing soothsayers, they just plunked down their $49.50. Guess who were only ones to make money here.
In meantime, internet stocks, which had ridden a wave of investor enthusiasm got slammed. Many of dot.com industry giants have fallen from proverbial "Beanstalk", and today are among missing.
Predictions of a declining economy have some in a panic. Because holiday season retail sales virtually "flat lined" many are calling it start of a recession. Is this case, or is it that we are just getting smarter? I wonder how many gave that great old gift called "Cash", instead of an overpriced present that could be gotten at half price after holiday "feeding frenzy" ended.
Are we facing an era of "doom and gloom"? I don't think so. Have stock markets taken a hit - Yes, but is this a portent of bad times? I doubt it. The stock market goes up and stock market goes down. The guy who does two eTrades a week will probably lose his shirt. Those who buy now, and hang in for long pull might just make a killing.
We are warned by old proverb that, "A fool and his money are soon parted", and "There is no such thing as a free lunch", seems to be current buzz. But did you heed this sage advice? It sure seems that some didn't.
But what does all this mean to us? Is it time to pull in our horns and lay low on Internet? Not me - I view this as a great opportunity. More and more, opportunities abound. Now is time to get involved with a straight-forward, no hype type of a business.
Don't expect to join a minimal investment affiliate program that will peak out in 90 days to be your salvation. And most people should simply "walk on by" that hot new MLM program of week. So where do you turn?