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Home Business Strategy – The Early Bird Gets the Worm

They say the best time to retain information is early in the morning. This may seem obvious to some because that is when you have the most energy. This is a good thing to keep in mind if it is possible for you to take care of your home business tasks first thing in the morning. Give it your all consistently and you likely will have a winner.

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What advantage does the early bird have on the later birds? They are there first. Obviously resources are finite, not just where energy is concerned but also in competing for the top spot. It should be noted however that they say that it is not the first time someone sees an ad that they respond. It is closer to the 5th or 6th time that they may take action to get further information.

With such strategies as blogging to promote a home business, each time you post unique content, the search engine robots will crawl and re-index your site. Whenever they see you are engaged in your business, then they re-index, which moves your links up to a higher position in the search results. They do visit periodically and if they do not see anything unique they will just leave your site without doing anything to help you.

What happens here is like a stack of paper. Your site is in the index at a certain level and every site that posts after you will be ‘on top’ of your link in the stack. We are talking millions and millions of websites that may be posting fresh content every day. So that is why you want to post something so that your link will again go to the top of the pile. That is why daily posting is best – but if you can’t do that then at least weekly. Bare minimum to stay relevant at all is monthly. Better than nothing.

Search engine traffic in this regard is related to your keywords and the traffic is considered ‘targeted’ because they will send you free, organic traffic based on your site’s content (keywords). This is not regular, ‘random’ traffic that has a low ratio of conversion. Random traffic is just the equivalent of ‘window shoppers’ at best. So you really want to strive to get the right kind of traffic that will contribute to your bottom line (sales and capturing prospects that you can follow-up with via email).

The bottom line is not to treat your business like an after-thought – as in if you have nothing else to do. Even if you have only a few minutes to spare in your day, do something productive – post to your blog, submit an ad or a link somewhere, read something that will increase your knowledge in your field, post to a social network or forum, write an article. “Just Do It”.


Home Business Start-Up: When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going

Really things can get tough at any point in the transition to the idea of starting a business, to being engaged in actually running it. Just the fact that you would take a risk and would keep trying to progress, this makes you strong and the more energy you give it the tougher you get. First you will be expending more energy, and if it is for something you want, then you will do it with joy.


You could have always chosen to rest on your laurels and accept the status quo of your day job and the whole 9-yards that goes with being ‘normal’. You may have done just fine. But you wanted more – to do more, to have more, to be more. You are a “tough cookie”, and hence, you are unlikely to fail. If you lose a few battles, oh well. You will ‘pick yourself up and dust yourself off’ — You will always keep propelling yourself forward. You will create momentum that will likely effect additional facets in your life beyond business.

Even being tough doesn’t necessarily make you perfect. You will likely make mistakes and of course hopefully they will be small ones. Mistakes are only lessons. Sometimes they can be the best teachers because they are emphasized by your having had direct experience, and suffered the consequences, vs. reading about it from outside in a book.

We should take stock of our mistakes and try to analyze why or how they happened. What could we have done differently? What will we do now? These answers may take some research whereby you actually find alternative resources that will ultimately solve the problem in the future. So in line with the characteristics of a successful winner we will see each obstacle as only a challenge to be overcome.

The tough don’t take much time to elaborate on negativity. They see it and analyze it only in so far as to understand it so that they can release it and grow forward. They don’t accept defeat and they certainly don’t let it slow them down. They barely skip a beat because their energy remains focused on overcoming and moving ahead.

So you can start toughening up from the get-go – what is going on that you feel that you need to have more than you do – that you know you can accomplish more than you are at this time? The way things are we can’t just leave every job that doesn’t meet our every expectation. That’s something we may have to accept in order to see the ‘big picture’. When you can see something like this as a ‘means to an end’ rather than the end-all, then it will not seem so bad because you know you are on your way up, up and away!


Can You Really Earn Money While You Sleep?

There are many ads claiming that you can earn money while you sleep. It is actually true that you can, as surprising as it may seem. It has to be understood however, while you are awake, you need to do the work to keep your business running smoothly.


People might think that when you work at home you can be lazy, because of so many ads that promise to ‘earn money while you sleep’ and that you can ‘work in your pajamas’. These are both popular selling points. However, nothing could be further from the truth than that you don’t need to put in time working when you have a home business. In fact in many cases you will work more than you do now if you have a ‘day job’.

What is in fact meant by ‘earn money while you sleep’ is that the Internet is always open for business 24/7 all over the world. If you have a website or even just a sales page, then theoretically at any time someone may be shopping and making a purchase. You don’t need to be present or even awake!

With an affiliate marketing business, your sweet dreams can be even sweeter, because the affiliate program will handle the customer service and sales transaction for you. Your job is only to do the marketing and advertising to generate traffic and thereby promote sales. Then all you have to do is collect your commissions!

However, far too many people believe that just having a website running is all that is required to earn an income online. They are sorely disappointed when they find out they have earned as much as the effort they put into it. There is a saying, ‘you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear’ – that means you can’t expect any kind of quality unless you have the right components. In this case if you want wealth then you need to work at it.

In order to earn money from the Internet we should learn all the techniques to attract sales through direct advertising and through search engine marketing. We should implement strategies that will get people to notice us and ideally to like what we have to offer and how we are doing it.

Developing a successful home business is not an overnight process and unless we can afford to pay others to promote our business for us, then we better be sure we get all our work done before we snooze. ‘Wake up and smell the coffee’).

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