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Smart Ways of Eliminating Creative Blocks

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.


Smart Ways to Convert Online Visitors to Customers  

Smart business owners know that high conversion rates are essential. In order to sell products and services, website traffic needs to convert to customers. So what are the key tactics to improve conversion rates? Here are three smart ways to convert online visitors to customers.

#1 If you’re using a PPC campaign then make sure you’re sending each advertisement through to a unique sales page designed with those keywords in mind. That way each sales page can be fine tuned to convert that particular prospect.


Small Business Owners: How to Kick-start Your Momentum

Momentum is a great thing. At its height, it makes you unstoppable. It’s the times when everything seems to come together effortlessly and your business just gets better and better.

Unfortunately, keeping momentum isn’t always easy. A lot of us find that coming up with ideas or getting stuck into a project are great fun, but staying dedicated once the going gets tough isn’t always so much fun. So how do you kick-start your momentum when things slow down?

Here are a few ideas:


Self-Employment and Taxes – Do You Maximize Your Deductions?

Oh, the joys of the IRS! It can be so challenging to understand what’s deductible and what isn’t. And even the most well intentioned people are intimidated and afraid they’re going to make a mistake. At the same time, you do want to keep the money that’s rightfully yours, right?

Here’s how to maximize your deductions, legally!

#1 – Understand the difference between a business expense and a capital expense


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: