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Smart Ways to Refocus on Your Business Goals

If you find you’ve strayed from your business goals slightly or are simply looking for a way to refocus and recharge, then these tips will help you get back on track.

1 – Write it down. You may have written your goals down previously, but perhaps your situation has changed or you simply need reminding. This is a good time to write your goals down and start focusing on what it really is you want.


Quick Tips for Getting (and Keeping) More Clients

You’re a freelancer and you live and breathe by your clients, right? That makes getting and keeping more clients paramount to your success. Here are five quick tips for getting and keeping more clients.

#1 Ask your clients for referrals. There’s nothing wrong with doing this. In fact, customers are often happy to refer you to others, they just need to be reminded to do so. And, if you can create a referral program where your current clients receive a discount or credit for your services, then all the better.


Proven Ways to Boost Your Self-Confidence and Get Ahead

Confidence isn’t something that comes easily to everyone. For some it shows up intermittently, for others confidence is evasive at best. However, it’s necessary to get ahead in life. Confidence is required to achieve your hopes, dreams and goals. Here are a handful of proven ways to boost your self-confidence and get ahead.

#1 Know your strengths. What are you good at? Everyone is good at something. Grab onto your strengths, write them down where you can see them, and refer to your list often. Whenever you’re lacking confidence, grab your list of strengths and review them. Whenever you need to make a presentation, sale, or important decision, grab your list of strengths and review them. Knowing and appreciating your strengths is a great way to boost your self-confidence.


PLR – A Great Source of Content for Your Online Business

Content is the mainstay for any internet marketer. It boosts search engine results, it provides value to visitors, it establishes you as an authority in your industry, it connects you with your target audience, and content helps you market your products and/or services.

When it comes to creating content, including books, reports, articles, blog posts, and audio and video, there are a few options. You can create the content yourself. You can hire someone to create it, or you can use PLR (Private Label Rights) content. Of the three options, PLR offers some unique benefits.


Persistence – A Sure Way to Success

Calvin Coolidge once said:

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”

Who can disagree with that?


How to Overcome the Fear of Success

It may sound contradictory to think of someone being fearful of success, but it happens more often than not. For whatever reasons, many of us are wired to fear our own success. It may be that achieving that success brings us out of our comfort zone or simply puts us into a situation we’re unfamiliar with. Whatever the reason, letting fear sabotage your plans can be detrimental to you personally as well as your business success.

Here are a few tips to help you overcome the fear of success once and for all:


Networking – A Great Way to Motivate Yourself

As an entrepreneur you may hear a lot about networking and wonder what all the hubbub is about. Networking, both online and off, is a wonderful way to build connections in your industry. It’s a great way to increase awareness for your business and to build your customer base and ultimately your profits. And you probably know that already. What you may not know is networking is also a great way to motivate yourself.


Mompreneurs: Pick-Me-Up Foods to Increase Your Energy Levels 

Stay-at-home moms are extremely busy. Add entrepreneur to the job description and you can imagine the energy required to pull it off. There’s always something that needs to be done and someone vying for your attention. This is why it is imperative to treat yourself well and pay attention to your health. Food is energy – well, the right food is. Here are three-pick-me up foods to increase your energy levels.


MomPreneurs – Dealing with Isolation, Stress and Motivation

You work from home. Your children are at home. Some days you spend 24 hours a day at your home and the only ones you see and talk to are your children, your pets and your spouse if you’re married. The checkout clerk at the local grocery has suddenly become your best friend, only because you see them more than anyone outside of your family.

Sounds a bit depressing, right? It can be. Being a work-from-home mom can be extremely isolating. The good news is that you’re an entrepreneur, which means you’re a go-getter. You don’t sit around and wait for things to change; you make changes to suit your needs.


Managing and Motivating Virtual Employees

In today’s globalized, decentralized, wireless economy, more and more businesses are hiring “virtual employees” – employees who work remotely, often from home, and who may rarely or never come into the office. Needless to say, managing these employees from afar can be challenging. Effective virtual management begins with hiring the right people and continues with regular, frequent communication and recognition of success.

1) Hire the right people. The successful virtual employee is a disciplined self-starter who is productive in an isolated environment but is wise enough to maintain connections with other outside communities. The employee must also be trustworthy, self-reliant, organized, efficient, and dedicated to their own and the company’s success.