Business Goals And Your Olympic Effort – How Close Are You?

Business Goals And Your Olympic Effort – How Close Are You?

The Olympics for 2016 recently ended, and I am sure that you probably
watched at least a little (if not more) of the many events
that were held.
 
That got me to thinking about how much time and
effort went into all of the training that those athletes
had to do in order to get to that level of expertise
in their respective sports. . .
 
. . . And what if you, as a marketer, put in that much
time, effort, and dedication into your business, what
do you think that your results might be?
 
Do you put Olympic effort into your business?
I know that when I first began my internet venture, I was ready to
burn the letters off of the keys on my keyboard, because I was so
excited to start my internet business. When things worked so slowly
that I thought that I was going to be a miserable failure at this
internet marketing stuff, that I turned down my “Burners” so to speak.
 
I didn’t really lose interest, but I wasn’t putting in the time
that was required to get my business off of the ground and
moving forward. I was working hard, but not paying attention
to the things that were going to make my business a success.
 
Various sites have issued varying statistics, but they generally
agree that internet start-ups fail over 90% of the time in their
first 6 to 12 months (or sooner).
 
So where does this “Olympic Effort” come into play?
It comes in every time that you even think about your business, and
in every step that you take when you are building a your business.
 
There are 3 major things that you must focus on when you
start a business in order to drastically improve your chances
of long-term success.
 

These 3 things are:

1. Motivation.

Without staying motivated, you may not find you or your business
advancing. Motivation helps you to work more effectively.
 
Just because you start a business today, and are motivated to do
great things and meet your business goals, does not mean that you will
still feel the same motivation 6 months from now. It is not uncommon for
your enthusiasm to drop off as time passes, especially if your business
is not thriving, and you find that you need to put in even more
time and effort than you do now.
 
With the online failure rate in excess of 90 plus % it is more important than ever
to create a style of work that increases motivation, and allows for the enjoyment and
profit that comes from being your own boss and helping others.
 
To help you maintain your motivation you can begin by asking yourself
“Why Did I start my business?”. You had a reason, a purpose, and a dream.
Re-connect with those early feelings that motivated you in the beginning.
Your motivations are still there, you just need to go back for a visit so that
you can keep that “Olympic Effort” going strong.
 

2. Keep An Open Mind

Creating a mental “Rut” can be as dangerous to a business as
not having a focused goal, or knowing the dynamics of the potential
customers to whom you are going to market.
 
Pay attention to the details of your business goals. All businesses
will need some tweaking to make them more streamlined and profitable.
by keeping track of your business analytics you can greatly improve
your bottom line and attract more potential customers.
 

3. Don’t be afraid to change

Don’t fear change when you find that something is not working the
way that you expected. Give your strategies their chance to work, but
when they are not producing the way that they should, then re-evaluate
where the problems might be and make the necessary changes.
 
Pay attention to what is working for others. Don’t be afraid to adopt
another, or a different, strategy that you think might benefit your business goals.
Be innovative, but remember that the things successful marketers
are doing are the things that are working. Keep tabs on the needs of
your market, because things are changing all of the time.
 
Also, sometimes it is often the little things that can make the
biggest difference in your bottom line, and your success.
 

4. Be Consistent

You have your business goals, you know who you are marketing to, and
you have worked hard to get your business strategies in place, so now you need
to continue to stick with your program.
 
If you have a blog that requires new information each day, then
be sure to provide it. If you have a membership site where your members
expect new information on a daily or weekly basis, then it is up to you to
provide them with what they are paying for each and every month.
 
Keeping up with your business analytics is something that many
marketers fall behind on, and lose track of early on in their first months
of business. It is important to keep up with the numbers and the market
that is bringing in your potential customers. Remember the statistics
are that 90% plus end up out of business within their first year online.
 
Maintaining consistency of effort in your productivity, motivation, and
your focus, is an often overlooked key to having success both in business your
business goals and in life. Consistency will create a business that will attract attention,
bring in customers, generate business success for years to come, and will
give you a “Gold Medal” rewards for all of that Olympic Effort that you have
put into your business.
 

Working hard so you don’t have to,

Bob

Make Money With Your Blog – An Answer

 

“Make Money With Your Blog” is from a forum post that
asked that question. Some references still exist that
refer back to other posts.


is something that everyone wants to learn how to do,
and a question that I see over and over in forums,
posts, comments, and from the questions of my clients.
 
Remember that a blog is just a website that is structured
for easy content management (i.e. posts). A blog is
designed to give information. So, isn’t it just logical that
to make money with a blog that you will have to write
about something that people want to read and learn about?
 
Even though what has been said is correct, there are
reasons to stay away from a few of the suggestions.
 
PPC (Pay-Per-Click) can get really expensive is you do
not know what you are doing. The general consensus
is that, unless you have a decent budget to start with,
it is best to stay away from PPC – at least at first.
 
Adsense is also not such a great way (in my opinion)
to make money with your blog as it needs to be
set up properly so it does not detract from the content
and flow of the blog. It is not so easy to do.
 
But, you did ask how to make money with a blog, and
the very best thing that you can do is to scour your
brain and decide what you know about and like (“And Like”
is really important).
 
Develop your blog around that topic (posts and such),
and create your own product; one product to give away,
and another to sell. Your giveaway product only needs
to be a few pages, but what if you were to give your
subscriber (get to that in a minute) 20 pages of really
good information on your subject.
 
Your first impression will be much more lasting,
and your credibility will go through the roof!
As far as the paid product that you create,
relate it to the giveaway topic,
but don’t make it the same.
 
Another essential in the is the “All Powerful” auto-responder.
The auto-responder is crucial to making money online (the way
you see it supposedly being done by others).
 
I have gone on a bit long here so…

In a nutshell

Your auto-responder collects email addresses, and sends
back a message to your subscriber. You send out more
great content to your subscribers (kind of like posts, but
specific to your niche), and build up trust with those who
are on your list.
 
To get people on the list you use a squeeze page (I know
you know what that is) with the super-duper headline
and all that. But, you also put in your sign up form
that you created from within your auto-responder service.
 
Oh, I almost forgot, that trust that I was talking about
building with your list, you do that with a follow-up
series of emails that you need to write. Many marketers
will tell you that a week of follow-ups is good enough.
I think that it should be at least 3 weeks. Just me.
 
That squeeze page (mentioned above) will have the
“Plug” for your giveaway product. Then somewhere
in your email follow-ups (5th through 7th), send them to a sales
page for your paid product. Some might buy, or no one will.
So, at email 10-12, you send them back to your sales page.
And so on. These are certainly not set in stone, and will be
varied depending on the niche, and product.
 
Seems like a lot of work to make money with your
blog – right? YEP! It is at first, but once
things get rolling it is not as time intensive. Plus,
once you catch on to what you are doing, you will
be able to get more done in less time.
 
 
Doing my best,
so that you can do yours.

Bob

How Can I Create Ideas From Scratch You May Ask

How can I create ideas from scratch is one of the most commonly
asked questions that is asked by individuals, business people, and
most anyone who thinks!

First let me tell you that almost 100% of ideas (well, 99.997% anyway)
are created out of an existing idea. New things lead to newer things.
You know, the “Build a Better Mousetrap” thing.

When you are having one of those “How can I create an idea from scratch” moments
when you when you are searching for that new idea, you will want to explore:
 

Relationships

1.Look at things that are related to what you are doing.

You will find ideas from seeing related items or ideas. Remember that all you need is the idea,
to create an idea, and an offshoot of something can easily be turned
into what you need.

When you create ideas from scratch, you want to be able to relieve the itch!
Keep your senses tuned up.
 

The Unusual

2.Don’t let the unusual escape you.

Sometimes the most unusual thing will lend itself to morph its way into something really useful.
 

Your Discards

3. Don’t discard ideas that you think are useless – they usually are not.

Remember, ideas self-seed, and may look dead one minute, but have many leaves the next.

There is usually no such thing as an “Instant Idea”. We sometimes have a “Moment” where our brain
will kick something out at us that may resemble something like “Instant”,
but usually it is something that has been trolling around in our mind for a while.

creating ideas from scratch is not really what happens,
but it often seems like it because what you end up with is
not usually what you began with, and it often feels like a “Scratch” job,
because it just “Feels” new.

 
Get more in depth information here
Bob

Doing my best, so that you
can do yours.

cash in with these internet strategies

          We have all received emails telling us of new cash in internet strategies, and so have found
ourselves clicking on links that take us to websites that tell us that we can make a “Gazillion”
dollars in only a few hours IF we would only buy this person’s, or company’s, latest and
greatest product.

What’s a blog?

Also called blog platforms, or content management systems, are software systems that allow the user to classify and organize the information on his or her web site.  The end result is to create and design a web page.

A couple of the most common CMS are Drupal, Joombla, and WordPress.

The decision on which type to use is determined by ease of use, security, and a few other points that are becoming less and less of an issue.