Today's Entrepreneur - Promoting Your Business

Written by ReGina Crawford-Martin


Todayís Entrepreneur By ReGina Crawford-Martin President of G Styl Productions Incorporated, Cleveland, OH Independent Writer Promoting Your Business Your business is registered,repparttar business cards and letterhead are printed, you purchased office equipment, and rented a storefront to set up your office. Why donít you have any clients/customers? Other than close family and friends and your landlord, who else knows youíre in business? Now itís time to promote your business, and here are some ways to accomplish your goal of gaining clients/customers. One: Networking Groups and Events. There are tons of networking groups all overrepparttar 116819 globe, and these groups have events where its members can meet face-to-face. Most of these groups are free to join, or have a minimal fee. The key to successful networking is to make sure you join a group that will allow you to meet potential clients/customers forrepparttar 116820 products/services you offer. You donít want to join a group whose primary interest is cooking, when your business is computer repair. Also, you donít want to join a group whose primary objective is to leaverepparttar 116821 business world behind, and strictly socialize. Before joining a networking group or attending an event, make sure you knowrepparttar 116822 mission and purpose ofrepparttar 116823 group and/orrepparttar 116824 event. When attending a networking group that meets your needs, be sure to have plenty of business cards on-hand to distribute torepparttar 116825 other attendees. Nothing says unprofessional as an entrepreneur looking for business, who needs to write down his/her information on a cocktail napkin. Also, pre-script and practice a thirty (30) second commercial about yourself, your business, products/services you offer, and products/services that you need. Be sure to keep it to thirty seconds, especially if there are a lot of attendees. Donít give to many personal details about yourself, and donít recite your complete business plan torepparttar 116826 group. It is extremely important that you presentrepparttar 116827 have/need scenario at these events, so thatrepparttar 116828 attendees know that you plan to utilize their products/services as well as offer your own products/services.

How I wrote an e-book and started earning $6,000/mo.

Written by Noelani Rodriguez


I haverepparttar perfect job.

I don't work at all, at least according to my friends. When I do work, I work at home. I get paid every day. And I get paid more than just about anyone I know.

I write and sell e-books onrepparttar 116818 Internet. I'm writing this little article to inspire people that are looking forrepparttar 116819 same things I was looking for just a couple of years ago: financial independence, a work-at-home option, some prestige, and oh yeah, that little thing we need called a creative outlet.

When I go to parties and tell people that I write and sell e-books they almost always say "what's that"? But that's OK, that's just part of being an "e-book publisher".

My story started out in 1996, when I was a Microsoft Certified Trainer and Network Engineer, flying aroundrepparttar 116820 world in a "monkey suit". I dreamed of a way that I could sell some study guides to some ofrepparttar 116821 guys I was training and other people onrepparttar 116822 Internet, and so I wrote six documents in Microsoft Word that I began to sell at $24.95 each. I started a web site, and eventually I had a 140 links to it and a nice search engine ranking (a luxury today). I sold my study guides on my web site, even producing an income of up to $1,500 a month. I didn't know it but I was selling e-books.

At that time I didn't haverepparttar 116823 freewheeling "semi retired" lifestyle that I have now because e-books at that time took a little bit more work: I had to get a merchant credit card account. Trusting engineers would send me their credit card info inrepparttar 116824 e-mail and I would process each order by hand every night. If people wrote checks, I processed those too. I handled customer service and "order fulfillment" for my orders: I would e-mail each engineer their study guide and sometimes make printed out copies of them, sellingrepparttar 116825 printouts and processing those orders too.

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