7 Tips to Creating a Small Business

Marketing for any kind of business is the same process. It doesn’t matter if it is a network marketing company/MLM or your local business. Its important to do the fundamentals first in your marketing to avoid wasting a lot of time, money and frustration in building your business. Over the next couple of weeks in my blog I am going to be covering the steps that are critical to complete in your marketing to successfully have a marketing campaign that is going to attract your ideal clients and save you a ton of money. I am speaking from personal experience. I have spent thousands of dollars learning what I am going to be blogging about. I want to help you market your business for the least amount of money to get the best results. I know this isn’t exciting to do. Its absolutely essential that you do it.

  1. Planning – You need a 2 year plan that you execute in 60 day cycles. You are vigilant in staying focused on your plan and not chasing the shiny. Be realistic with your plan. Set small achievable goals to achieve what others believe is impossible you know in your heart you can do. In order to create a million dollar business, you have to consistently make $300 a month first. You duplicate what you did to create the $300.00 a month until you reach that goal. One of my favorite ways to track my projects and manage my teams is to use Asana. It’s a project management tool. Every time I complete a project. I celebrate that success by saying “TA DA. I got it done”. To do lists have a negative energy around them. “Ta Da Lists” are positive celebration of success. Asana has a mobile app. I can manage my teams from my phone or tablet while I am on the beach.
  2. Budget – Set your budget of what you can spend on marketing your business. Stick to your budget. Don’t sneak in an extra shiny to play with. Focus on being successful in one thing before you start another. Money is a good way to keep focused. Try to stay away from the credit monster as much as possible. There are free to low cost ways to market your business. There is enough stress in the dogma of creating a business without having to worry about the financial stress of the credit card companies hounding you. I’ll be sharing with you tips on gorilla marketing techniques that get results on a small budget.
  3. Your Story – Knowing your why. Marketing is about keeping the attention of your audience and keep them wanting to come back for more. People connect with you because of your story your why mirrors their why and they understand what you are doing and why you are doing it.
  4. Define your niche or target market. Who are you going to help and what services are you going to provide to your clients or business partners. You want to be laser focused in your definition of your target marketing. You want to define the external demographics of your target market – age, location, sex, profession, credit score. The internal characteristics personality, values, attitudes, interests, and lifestyles or psychographics. Are they republican or democrat? Spiritual or religious? Love Hockey? Love Chocolate? Die hard sports fans. The more precise you are in your definition of your target market. The more clients you will get. Weird huh? The smaller your market definition the more clients you get. Yes, people will know what business to refer to you.
  5. Define the category your clients fall into – Are your clients brick and mortar clients or click and order clients. This is my add to the marketing. Its really part of the psychographics of defining your target market. Its important to define. The brick and mortar clients prefer to go into a store and use Facebook sparingly. The click and order clients love Facebook and religiously order everything online. If you are trying to get people that are brick and mortar clients to shop online, what is your compelling argument to get them to change. The strategies you use to generate traffic to “attract” each category of client is going to be different. You are not going to focus your marketing dollars on a Facebook PPC campaign to attract brick and mortar clients? You will use CPV or a Google/Bing PPC campaign. My preference is CPV over Google or Bing. We’ll talk about why I love CPV over Google or Bing PPC.
  6. Focus – Stay focused on getting one aspect of your business to be successful and making money before you take on a new project. Its very easy to get distracted.?My whole world around me recently crashed. I could panic or I could take this as God’s message to me that I need to focus on one thing to be successful. The rest of my plan will come in its own divine timing. Stay away from the shiny. Do the hard work first and reward yourself be celebrating each success.
  7. There are no mistakes and there are no failures. Life and business is a life long journey of learning to get the results you want from the experience of trying. The mindset of thinking that every attempt that you try to succeed or change your life and you didn’t get the results you wanted comes from a place of fear. As entrepreneurs, when we don’t get the results we expect, we evaluate, we apologize, we adjust and we move forward. 80% of what we try doesn’t work. The other 20% we monetize and systematize it.

Here is the bonus tip:

  1. There is no such thing as perfect. Perfection is an easy way to procrastinate. Get the first version of a project done. Release it for other people to see, and try. Allow the feedback from the people. Adjust while you are moving forward. You can spend years trying to get it perfect. Never make a dime in your business. Your life and business is a journey. Each step to perfection is the shedding of your former self to greet the new perception of the life you want to create for you and your family. Confronting your fears of the unknown makes you a stronger better person. The rewards we get for stepping out of our comfort zones to be in the service of helping others are a miracle every day. We achieve perfection by leading others to reach for their dreams and possibilities. Not being mad scientists hiding in the lab trying to create the “perfect” formula.

These tips are based on my own personal struggles over the past couple and my personal bio. I am sure I can come up with more. This will be a good base to be blogging about for the next couple of weeks and help me create the training platform to help you even more:)

Thank you and God Bless.

Blog Thinker

Blogging for Links grow your business opportunities :

Blogging have gained popularly because they enable millions of conversations to take place on the social Internet.The Blogs is an extremely effective media for get a lot inbound links and visitor for your website is one of the first strategies for implementing a traffic opportunities on your site that can bring the most useful benefit to your business.

Many recent studies tried to understanding the size of the Blogosphere,in terms of the number of bloggers and blog readers,all of these studies agree that blogs are now a global phenomenon.Scientists have long known the therapeutic benefit of benefits of writing about personal experiences that it improves memory and sleep.The best way to implement your blog is on a compelling content from subject matter experts, readers want be informed.The blogoshpere is changing very fast.Is good for you content value started to participate in the Social Web is also the best opportunities for promotion of your blog.

State of the Blogosphere / 2008

The Blogosphere is the internet community of all blogs. Since all blogs are on the Internet by definition, they may be seen as interconnected and socially networked. Discussions “in the Blogosphere” have been used by the media as a gauge of public opinion on various issues.

Accordig to blogpulse “Republicans John McCain and Sarah Palin are leaders in the blogosphere today based on overall citations,from the Key People ranking on blogpulse.com, holding the first and second slots, respectively. Britney Spears, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Paul Newman round out the top five, while Democrats Joe Biden and Barack Obama are ranked 12 and 14, respectively”.

* comScore MediaMetrix (August 2008)

o Blogs: 77.7 million unique visitors in the US

o Facebook: 41.0 million | MySpace 75.1 million

o Total internet audience 188.9 million

* eMarketer (May 2008)

o 94.1 million US blog readers in 2007 (50% of Internet users)

o 22.6 million US bloggers in 2007 (12%)

* Universal McCann (March 2008)

o 184 million WW have started a blog | 26.4 US

o 346 million WW read blogs | 60.3 US

o 77% of active Internet users read blogs

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Some Tips on Becoming a Conservative Blogger

So you’ve decided to become a Conservative Blogger? Congratulations, as long as you do it right it can be a lot of fun and very rewarding. I myself decided to start blogging when I realized that listening to or reading the news was making me mad. I realized I was getting mad because I felt helpless. Now that I have a blog, I’m at least getting out in the open how I feel about the issues that are important to me. I am even having some success with people reading my posts. So, in the hopes of helping others follow in my footsteps I have composed this list of things to remember when you become a conservative blogger. They are things that I think about before every post I make, and I think they will be as useful for you as they have been for me.

  • Always make sure you provide your sources. If you look at blog posts I write they are full of links. This is because I try to back up everything I write with some sort of source. It adds credibility to my article, as well as giving my readers a bunch of other places they can go to get even more information about whatever issue I am writing about.
  • Monitor your comments: No I don’t mean to delete people that disagree with you. However, you will have the occasional flamer that will start cursing out of the blue or otherwise making comments that you don’t want on your site. The other thing you will come across are people that will post a generic comment on one of your posts with a link to their own website. They are spamming and just trying to create backlinks to their own websites. This is very unethical to do without permission. Delete them as you find them and if you really want to be mean ban their IP.
  • Don’t be a parrot: You really shouldn’t spend an hour writing a blog to only repeat what Rush Limbaugh or Sean Hannity were saying on the radio. There is no point in this. If people want to hear what Rush Limbaugh thinks they’ll listen to Rush Limbaugh. Your purpose with a blog is to create a niche that separates you from the others. It could be the way you spin things, the way you tie certain stories together that others might not have noticed, or the way you scour the web to find obscure stories to comment on that didn’t quite gain national attention. Who knows, if you get good enough you may even one day make the famous “Stack of Stuff.”
  • Don’t call radio shows just to try to advertise your site. I hear people try to do this on different programs and it makes me mad. Usually you won’t get past the screener and unless the host is in a particularly good mood you won’t get past the ten second delay. These shows are out there to make money. They sell advertising as a way of making that money. With the rare exception of giving free air time to a good cause, their advertisers aren’t going to be happy if you sneak your way into getting for free what they paid thousands of dollars for. Its also really just tacky, rude, and you can see it coming from a mile away.
  • Don’t get upset by dissent: People are going to disagree with you, probably a lot. Honestly, it wouldn’t be much fun if everyone agreed with your point all the time. Read the comments when people disagree with you and see if they have a point. If they do, respond to their comment and let them know. The best blogs are the ones that foster discussion because they get people to keep coming back.
  • Quality always beats quantity: You need to provide regular content on your site. However, that content also needs to be worth reading. If it ever comes down to getting something up on the site today or waiting a day and having a better article take the time you need to create the better article. That way your readers will say “well it took a while but it was worth the wait” instead of “boy this site is going downhill. I’m going somewhere else from now on.”
  • I learned this one the hard way. Back up your files!!!! I would highly suggest using an online word processing package such as Google Docs which is free. Type all your blog articles there and then paste them into your WordPress blog or whatever you are using. This will prevent you from losing your content should something happen to your files. Also, your hosting provider should give you options through cPanel or whatever management system they use to make backups of your site and associated databases. Do this regularly!
  • Read as much as you can. Read the Federalist Papers, the Anti-Federalist papers, the other works of the founding fathers, and all of the other great works on politics and philosophy. You can get a lot of them for free if you download the Amazon Kindle program for PC or for your iPhone.

In conclusion, these are just a few of the things you should consider when starting a conservative blog. I hope this article has been informative and will help you on your path to changes the hearts and minds of the world with your words. If you have time, drop by my blog and leave a comment on what I’m saying, I’d appreciate it.