Deciding on a Home-Based Business That's Right For YouWritten by Shonda Ponder
When you decide that you would like to go into business for yourself, first step is deciding on a type of business that fits your idea of "comfortable" and "fun". After all, whole reason you want to go into business for yourself is fact that what you are doing right now is "uncomfortable", and "not fun".
So, first thing you should do is make a personal assessment of who you are. For instance, what do you like? What are your favorite hobbies? Do you like working with or around people? Or, are you a homebody? Do you have any skills that could help you (such as typing, office skills, organizational skills, etc.)? What do you dislike?
Yes, what you dislike is as important as what you like. Without knowing what your dislikes are, you are liable to turn your projects into something that you don't want to do, but end up stuck with. Figuring out what you dislike before-hand will enable you to plan accordingly, and make sure that what you dislike does not interfere with what you are trying to build. Dislikes help you decide policies and procedures that you normally would not think of when writing out your business plan.
For instance: Do you like or dislike knocking on stranger's doors? Are you comfortable or uncomfortable talking to strangers face to face? How do you feel about telephones? Do you feel differently about emails or letter writing through postal mail?
If you are comfortable talking to people face to face, then you should start out with products that you believe in, and go for direct selling technique. However, if you are more comfortable with writing, you may want to consider a mail order type business, or an internet business.
Web site strategy #2. "Stay with Me" conceptWritten by Pavel Lenshin
The most of what I've planed to say is already explained in these three words mentioned above. It would probably be end of article. :0) Maybe somewhere else, but not here, as I haven't yet explained you blueprint for success with content rich web-site.
Without going too far letís use any popular web-site directory and look for online magazines or just theme-focused web-sites. You will quickly grasp what I mean particularly. They usually consist of many stand-alone pages on certain topic related to main web-site subject. Generally they have a complex and deep directory structure, in contrast to e-commerce shops complexity, which are mainly more technical rather then contextual.
Although I should clearly emphasize that these two strategies are "backbones" of all variations of existed models, itís understood that it is a big temptation not to include some product sales letter into already known and established content rich web-site or not to expand your already highly profitable product sales web-site or e-shop with a very good content material related to topic.
Back to our "backbone" #2.
Their TASKS are to:
1. Provide a visitor with information s/he is looking for in Quality, Quick and Qualified way, implementing, therefore, my rule of "3-Qs". 2. Answer at least majority of visitor's questions. If this task is not successfully accomplished your visitor is lost to continue exploring other web-sites for answers, that haven't been found at your site. 3. Make your visitor spend more time at your web resource, as it will mean that s/he is highly interested in information you arranged. 4. Make a time-spending for anyone who comes by to be pleasant. That is why structure, web-site navigation, content and its representation are much more important in comparison with site that utilizes "buy or goodbye" policy. 5. Build long-term online credibility at expanse of quick profits. Any online sales are subsidiary and shouldn't be considered as target number one.
* Presentation of quality information concerning given subject. * Complex navigation structure. * Relatively big web-site in terms of occupied space. * Demands a lot of support efforts.
How long is way?
Much longer then putting sales-letter web-site. Credibility and online community respect cannot be built on 2-3 web-pages of information and 2-3 weeks of work. If you are serious about your online presence and you can afford spending several months exclusively for creating content rich web-site disregarding time needed to collect that information and gain necessary skills and knowledge first. That is way you should go through.