Honesty in business is important. In the small business world, news quickly gets around about business owners who value their customers and conduct themselves in an ethical way – the same holds true for businesses that are not so ethical.
In a competitive world where small businesses need to stand out in order to survive, honesty is even more important. Here are a few tips for running an ethical and honest business: Read more... (600 words, 0 images, estimated 2:24 mins reading time)
When you work from home, it’s easy to fall into a rut. You get up in the morning, get your coffee, head to your office and start your day. It’s easy to lose enthusiasm for the day and thus lose a bit of energy and productivity. The good news is that sometimes all it takes is a little change in your surroundings to re-energize. Here are five tips to re-energize your home office and yourself. Read more... (470 words, 0 images, estimated 1:53 mins reading time)
Top-notch copywriters spend decades honing their skills to become sought-after experts. And what they know and can do can make you wealthy. That being said, there’s a lot to say for doing it yourself and if you know a few tricks of the trade, there’s no reason why you can’t achieve the same conversion rates from your own copy, and save money hiring the pros.
Here are five mouth-watering copywriting tips: Read more... (460 words, 0 images, estimated 1:50 mins reading time)
Writing and creating content for your website is perhaps the single most important marketing and business-building strategy available to online business owners. However, in addition to simply creating content, you want to have your articles read. Articles that are compelling pull the visitor into your website where they’ll continue to search for more valuable content. They will begin to not only remember your website as a source of good content but also as a reliable business.
Here are five top tip tips to get your articles read: Read more... (469 words, 0 images, estimated 1:53 mins reading time)
Having personal boundaries is an important characteristic for everyone. Without boundaries, an individual will be walked over and taken advantage of by undeserving people. With firm and healthy boundaries in place, an individual will be respected and will be less likely to become or remain a victim of malicious people with a variety of wrong intentions. So how do you teach your child to set boundaries for themselves?
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Have you ever wondered why some very smart people don’t do so well in business? And how other people with moderate intelligence succeed beyond their wildest dreams? A lot of success has nothing to do with standard intelligence but rather with what’s called Emotional Intelligence (EI). Emotional intelligence, according to Merriam Webster, “describes the ability, capacity, skill or, in the case of the trait, to identify, assess, and manage the emotions of one’s self, of others, and of groups.” Read more... (458 words, 0 images, estimated 1:50 mins reading time)
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It’s every working mom’s biggest dilemma. You have your job or business that is important because it feeds your family. You have your family’s needs which is why you’re working in the first place. Sometimes these priorities clash with each other. For example, you may need to stay late at the office during your child’s recital. You may have a sick child during an important client meeting. How do you balance all of these needs without going crazy? Here are some tips to help you balance your family’s needs with those of your business or job.
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Content is one of the most valuable assets of an internet marketer. It therefore makes good sense to make the most of your content, to repurpose and reuse it in as many ways as possible. Here are a few easy ways to make the most of your content.
1. Article marketing. Articles that are published on your website for search engine marketing purposes can be rewritten and used for article marketing purposes. The rewriting process is simply a matter of changing the content by changing the words used, not the overall concept or information in the article. There are tools online that you can use to ensure your ‘rewrite’ is considered ‘original’ by the search engines. Content can be rewritten by you, a virtual assistant or outsourced to a writer for a nominal fee. Read more... (473 words, 0 images, estimated 1:54 mins reading time)
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As a business owner it’s so easy to lose focus on your health and to put all of your energy into your business. Unfortunately, when that happens your business often suffers. A healthy mind and body is actually much better for productivity, inspiration and motivation than expending all of your energy on your business. Here are seven tips to keep your mind and body healthy.
#1 Laugh. Laughter really is the best medicine. Make it a priority to spend time with friends and family who make you laugh, and take time off just to do the things you enjoy doing. Read more... (481 words, 1 image, estimated 1:55 mins reading time)
Most business owners experience a creative block at one time or another. It’s not uncommon, but it can be very damaging to your business. Whether you’re a writer, virtual assistant, or marketer, creative blocks quickly turn into stumbling blocks and stop you from doing your best.
Here are a few tips to help you eliminate creative blocks from your business:
#1 – Take a break. It may seem counter-intuitive, but a creative block is often a way of your body and mind telling you that it’s time for a break. When we’re in the thick of it, it can be difficult to see things for what they really are. A short break will help you clear your mind and get focused on the task at hand. Read more... (497 words, 0 images, estimated 1:59 mins reading time)