Written by Stephen R. Renfrow

1. Obtainrepparttar proper equipment for your business. A cordless phone enables you to catch up to Jr. If you use a headset, make sure it's comfortable. Make sure your chair is comfortable. I've gone through 3 because of backaches. Chances are you have a Modem. Do you have Phone Answering software? Utilize it when you're not in, your outgoing msg. should be professional (are kids screaming in background?).

2. Make it easy to record basic message information. You can have Contact Mgr. software running inrepparttar 117552 background. The phone rings, answer and click on your icon to bring it up. Start making notes on who, when, where, etc. for follow-up. Have plenty of spare printer cartridge ink or refills. Don't run out of ink. You may need a hardcopy of something immediately.

3. Have an organized system for your goals - Event Control. Once written, your daily goal system should be prioritized. If you have to delegate, mark to whom and put a due date on it. A misunderstood topic itself, it deserves special attention. For more info, mailto:Autobot@HomeBizNet.nu?subject=goals

4. Make good use of customer information for follow-up. Utilize your Email along with your Contact Mgr. software. Follow-up is key to sales, customer service and backend sales. Keep good info on each of your clients. This information should be kept strictly confidential and handy. Knowing all about your clients' business will make you more effective onrepparttar 117553 phone. (Hi Jim, how is that Project A marketing campaign coming along?) For more info visit http://post-master.net/rs/hbn

5. Price your services competitively, keeping in mind your own monthly expenses. Add your expenses up on an annual basis likerepparttar 117554 basic monthly phone charges, equipment, office supplies and dividerepparttar 117555 total by 12 to determine a monthly overhead cost. Obviously,repparttar 117556 revenue you generate must exceed this number each month to make a profit.

6. Contract for your services formally. Put together a standard contract for both you and your client to sign. The "Business" section of your local library will probably have some standard contract forms that you can amend for your use. We utilize Legal Forms Software. Forms are valid in all 50 states. The contract should have a minimum length to it, like 6 or 12 months with options to renew it at expiration. You need to plan on a certain amount of business and income and you can't do that without a minimum service contract length.

7. Select a business name that is descriptive but not limiting. If you are not incorporating, you can use your name inrepparttar 117557 company title if it's simple and easily pronounce-able, such as "Marge Dean's Services" or, better yet, "Marge Dean's Telemarketing Services" which encompasses more tasks in a potential client's mind. Keep it simple and open.

5 Steps to YOUR Mini-site Success

Written by Steve Nash

Mini-sites (minisites) are great aren't they? They're quick to create, and they focus on one thing only - makingrepparttar sale! Either you sell your own product onrepparttar 117551 mini-site, or - and this is what this article concentrates on - you PRE-sell someone else's product, and make affiliate commission onrepparttar 117552 sale.

But where do you start with mini-sites? And how do make sure that your mini-site is a success time after time? (If you're going to create one mini-site you may as well create ten!)

Simple. Follow these 5 steps to success:

Step 1) Choose High-Demand Low-Supply Keywords Step 2) Find A Good Affiliate Program Step 3) Build A Mini-Site That Gets The Sale Step 4) Promote Your Mini-Site Step 5) Measure Results

Let me explain...

Step 1) Choose High-Demand Low-Supply Keywords ==============================================

Quite simply this means discovering niche keywords; popular keywords with little or no competing websites. Wordtracker, an outstanding webmaster tool, does exactly this for you, free.

Wordtracker's free top 500 keyword report showsrepparttar 117553 500 most popular search terms onrepparttar 117554 web. Use suitable keywords from this report, or choose your own keywords and feed them into Wordtracker. Wordtracker then generates many similar keyword combinations and quite literally tells yourepparttar 117555 chances of achieving search engine success with those keywords.

Wordtracker's free trial will probably be good enough for most mini-site owners' needs:

- http://www.wordtracker.com

(To find out more about high-demand, low-supply keywords visit: - http://www.AnyoneCanSellOnline.com/learn-more.shtml )

Step 2) Find A Good Affiliate Program =====================================

What makes a good affiliate or associate program? Is it a program with high commission rates, or lifetime commissions? Is it a program based around a product that people *actually* want to buy? Is a good affiliate program simply one that has a high visitors-into-customers conversion rate (Amazon.com comes to mind, here!). Or doesrepparttar 117556 affiliate program just need to provide excellent tracking and reporting?

A good affiliate program may have some, if not all, ofrepparttar 117557 qualities mentioned above. The following sites can help determine a good affiliate program for YOU, too:

- http://www.AssociatePrograms.com - http://www.affiliates4u.co.uk - http://www.LifetimeCommissions.com - http://www.shoptour.co.uk/webmaster-profit/

(The first two sites both have affiliate forums, where you can find out what others currently think of as good (and bad) affiliate programs. (Never be afraid to ask for advice.))

Or, a good affiliate program may simply be determined by answering this question: would YOU buy products fromrepparttar 117558 site?

If you're really keen to know more about what makes a good affiliate program, then I highly recommend Dr Ken Evoy's FREE 5- day Affiliate Masters e-mail course. This intensive course shows you what to look for in a good affiliate program, how to pre-sell and so much more. To takerepparttar 117559 course send a blank e-mail

- mailto:tamsshopping101@sitesell.net

Step 3) Build A Mini-Site That Gets The Sale ===========================================

Firstly, it's important that you design a clean and easy-to-use website. It's vital thatrepparttar 117560 links work on your site, thatrepparttar 117561 pages load quickly and view correctly in a variety of browser versions; and, there should be no spelling mistakes! Good web- authoring tools like Dreamweaver allow you to check these things before your mini-site goes live; otherwise use Netmechanic once your site is up:

- http://www.macromedia.com/dreamweaver/ - http://www.netmechanic.com

And here's a beautifully-designed web-site that can also help, providing free website design advice:

- http://www.jessett.com

You must choose your words (website copy) carefully, too; userepparttar 117562 often-cited acronym AIDA in crafting your copy - Attention, Interest, Desire, Action. Also, there are many online resources that can help you build a website that sells. Use one of them! Here are a couple of resources I recommend:

- http://myss.sitesell.com - http://www.minisiteprofits.com

If you really want to understandrepparttar 117563 importance of words in selling - including a better explanation of AIDA - I'd recommend you takerepparttar 117564 free 5-Day NetWriting Masters email course! To takerepparttar 117565 course send a blank e-mail

- mailto:twmsshopping101@sitesell.net

Step 4) Promote Your Website ============================

The first step in promoting your website begins with steps 1) and 3) above. You MUST design search-engine friendly pages, making full use of keyword meta tags, and inserting your keywords sensibly inrepparttar 117566 copy of your pages (including headings tags H1 or H2 etc.). A brief explanation of how to design search-engine friendly pages can be found at: - http://www.HowIPromoteMyWebsite.com/bin/ap.pl?keywords

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