The Internet has been a great economic equalizer, offering many entrepreneurs the opportunity to create niche businesses and to pursue their own fortunes with little risk. There is potential to earn income online that ranges from a few dollars a month to millions over a lifetime.
Productivity is all about getting the most out of your workforce without paying more for it or upsetting your employees with increased demands. Unfortunately, it’s really hard to get more productivity out of your venture without doing one or the other. That’s why the following five free ways to help get the most of your minutes are so important for young businesspeople to remember. It’s not everyday you can make more of your business without spending a dime.
Don’t stock up on the latest business advice books on productivity or invest in an office cappuccino machine before trying out one or several of these free tactics first. You might be surprised by the numbers at the end of the week after you implement a few. Either way, there’s no risk, so why not? The most you have to lose is the mundane color of your office walls.
I got into thinking about ‘making money online’ about 7 years ago. Thats when I had zero assets online and I was starting from scratch. Of course, I had no idea at that time that I would make close to a cool million. Anyhow, after browsing and looking around, I decided to give Forex Trading a go. It seemed to be a good way to make money. Just sit at home, watch charts on your computer and download the money. You don’t even have to step out of the house. Needless to say, it appealed to me.
I bet you’re thinking I made my money from trading. You’d be wrong. After playing the markets for a while, I realized that there were many traders asking question on trading forums. Most of the new traders were looking for systems. So I sat down and devised a few systems and put it into a book form. I went back to the forum and asked if anyone would like to buy it. I got tons response. I sold each copy for just $10.
The real duds are easy enough to spot without research. There are still tedious, verbose, non-delivering “affiliates” that aren’t and never will be worth a click. There are fizzy, bubbly, and staggeringly non-specific “affiliate offers” that still rope in the naïve and trusting. An unbiased review from a gorilla in New Jersey and someone living in a tree in Uruguay are still for some reason seen as the best way to get people to sign up for an affiliate program.
Another species of dud uses 1990s copy for a sedative effect. This fabulous new product cured my acne and made me Czar of all the Russias… Then I discovered the Fountain of Youth on the Deluxe Plan… about 2000 words, and if the reader isn’t killed outright by boredom or horror, they’re in no condition to argue by the time they hit the signup part. Some people are believed to sign up in self defence.
Your parents and high school teachers have convinced you to get your college degree. It will make you more marketable to employers once you graduate, or so they said. You’ve heard it one too many times, “No one can survive or compete in this economy without a bachelor’s degree.” Well, what about those long 4 years of being completely broke? Did your mentors mention how terrible that would be? Does it seem like the only employment options you have during your college career are waitressing/bartending at a restaurant? Or maybe working at the nearest fast food hub?
Compromising your weekends and dealing with tons of drunken college students at 3 am may not sound like your cup of tea. There are other options you can pursue to increase your cash flow as a student. These options will likely be more enjoyable, and all idealistic notions aside, will probably make you more marketable to employers in the future!
New products are fun and exciting, but they don’t do you or your customers any good unless people know about them. Once they know about your products, you have to make sure they understand why they need them, so you have a lot of work to do. To help you out, here are 9 tips for selling new products online that will help you with your next product initiative.
When you take on a new product, you don’t want to just throw it out there on the Internet somewhere and hope that someone happens by your store and buys it. Determine who your likely clients are and then develop a targeted marketing campaign. You can use pay per click advertising, social networking, affiliate marketing, or a variety of other messages to get your message out. An orderly, well thought out plan will almost always get you the best results.
You answer to yourself, need to motivate yourself, have to earn the money yourself and deal with all the flak in between. Moving from the stability and slow pace of the corporate world to the breakneck, dog-eat-dog freelance world is more of a culture shock than many people care to think. So if you’re considering leaving your cubicle for one last time and starting up your own freelance business, take heed of these tips to smooth the transition.