Internet Marketing Plan For Internet Home Businesses

Every time I try and tell people about the potential of Internet marketing, the reaction I get makes me wonder if I am going ‘batty’.

I am speaking the Queen’s English, yet, it is as if I am speaking in a foreign tongue. My audience? The well read educated kind, of course, yet I cannot help the feeling of fighting a losing battle, talking to the literate uninformed.

The most frustrating element of it all is that the huge potential of internet home businesses is going untapped. There will never be enough of these businesses, nor will the World Wide Web get saturated with such businesses.

I have done my research, and I can prove beyond all realms of doubt that the ordinary man, yes the ordinary person, who might say he has trouble sending an email, can become a successful Internet Marketer, and have a few successful internet home businesses.

All that is needed to set up an internet home business, and a productive system of online passive income is a working ‘Internet marketing plan’. It does not cost a ton of money. If done the proper way, internet marketing can be a success and anyone can have successful online home businesses with as little an investment that one would spend on a yearly vacation on a shoe string budget.

Internet marketing and internet home businesses are the key to ‘online passive income’ streams. Like every business it needs the proper attributes of dedication and perseverance.

I know of a number of Internet Marketers, all down to earth high school graduates, or even lower, with a few ‘Internet Home Businesses’ each.

* They sell other people’s products.

* They do not have a brick and mortar land store, nor do

* They carry an inventory, yet

* They sell physical goods and

* They sell digital products,

and are making a living from it.

The Ten Golden Rules to Accelerate Your Business During Economic Hardships

In the last few weeks we have all seen the media talk about the recession or the economic crisis in the states. It seems to be affecting all business and different countries and a lot of business owners are worried how it will impact their business. In turn the consumer buying power has for some businesses dropped. Consumers are more considerate when buying products and are very conservative mostly when it comes to each transaction considering twice before they pull out their wallet

With this challenge in the economy some business are being even more conservative with their daily operation while other businesses seek opportunity. The successful businesses are taking this opportunity to outsell their competitors. Business that are pulling out are being acquire for very cheap rates, employees who are being laid off are easily being cherry picked by competitors and products that have a low advertising budget have some competitors increasing their marketing budget. At the end of the day one mans meat is another mans poison!

There are really 10 golden rules to accelerating your business during this so-called recession!

o Be an aggressive seller
o Focus on your niche and highest converting products
o Increase your budget for marketing and increase customer contact with your marketing

o Make it easier and convenient for your prospect to buy your products
o Focus on the value of your product for your clients and the return on investment they will receive
o Up-sell your old customers
o Be cost efficient
o Acquire businesses that still have a good business model and a potential to succeed
o Improve your business model and work on its challenges
o Keep your top performers and transition out the under performers

Holiday Cards From Small Businesses – Why They Make Economic Sense

A seasonal greeting is your way of thanking your clientele for their business and a great way to stay in touch and encourage new business. You are forming lasting partnerships that take your business to another level, one of personal friendship. You may have heard the term, “social networking.” This is one form of networking that doesn’t have to cost a bunch of money but certainly can generate valuable rewards.

Here are 5 reasons why you should send business holiday cards this year:

1. Social Networking: Developing your client base is an important part of your business growth. By networking, you can expand your list of customers and secure loyalty from those you already do business with. By sending a holiday greeting card, you are keeping in touch and moving your business relationship to a more personal level. It also gives you a reason to reach out to those you may have not contacted in awhile. Keep your contact list current and this small expenditure will pay for itself and more in the years ahead.

2. Make it personal. You’ve seen the holiday cards with a company name imprinted on it and sent in an envelope with a pre-addressed label stuck on the front. This was a start, but go one better by personalizing your message. Do buy imprinted cards, as they are relatively inexpensive and do look professional, but add something in your handwriting to make it more valuable. Jot a short note and hand address the envelope. The recipient will feel they are special as you took the time to make their card personal.

3. Extra effort: Holiday wishes sent via email or voice mail are one thing, but sending a card through the mail that is opened and shared says your business associate or customer is special and that their business partnership is important. Be sensitive to religious differences when selecting your card or send a Thanksgiving or Happy New Years card instead. When you add custom imprinting and your own personalization, this form of advertising is money well spent.

4. Business is good: Show that your business is doing well and thriving. Send an impressive card. Greeting cards come in all sorts of designs with features like embossing and foil stamping. They are easy to order online and come with your return address imprinted on the envelope. Customers like to do business with companies they feel are successful. A nice card can look much more expensive then it actually is for a perceived value that speaks volumes when promoting your small business.

5. Thank You: A holiday card not only sends season’s greetings, but says Thank You for your business this past year. It also strengthens your business partnerships for the year ahead. Your customer and business associates are now extended family members! Like a family member, you may want to consider sending photo greeting cards with a picture of your office team family printed on it, especially if the majority of your business is conducted via phone or email. This is an opportunity build loyalty and trust with a minimal investment.

Holiday cards are not as expensive as you may think, especially when purchased in bulk. Select nice, high quality cards with personalized imprints and start or continue a tradition that will bring economic rewards to your small business for years to come.