A Unique and Simple Way for Entrepreneurs to Say Thank You Online

Learning how to say thank you online is something that entrepreneurs can have a lot of fun with.

A Simple and Unique Way for Entrepreneurs to Say Thank You Online

You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to know how to say thank you online, all you need to do is keep it unique and simple. The image above, and the [tweet] that accompanied it, is an example of how I just showed my appreciation… and you can do something similar for yourself in the future as well.

Say Thank You Online

The next time a client or business partner does something special for you that you appreciate, immediately jump into action by coming up with a unique and simple way to say thank you online. You’ll be amazed at the results.

As always… now that you know better, go out and do better… it’s that simple!

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How to Make Money from Your Blog and What to Capture in Your Lead Form

One of the quickest ways that you can learn what works vs. what doesn’t work, is by polling people and businesses in similar market segments to yours, and actually asking them.

How to Make Money from Your Blog and What to Capture in Your Lead Form

In this instance, I’ve already done all the hard work for you… all you need to do is read the below answers from several entrepreneurs that know what to do, and how to do it.

The two questions that I asked them are:

  • How have you monetized your blog to make money?
  • Do you capture a person’s first name and email in your opt-in form, or do you just capture their email address? (Explain Why)

Now, let’s take a deeper dive and review the answers.

How Have You Monetized Your Blog to Make Money?

I monetize my blog with affiliate offers that will help solve specific marketing needs for my visitors. I also sell 2 of my eBooks via my website, as well as my coaching services. I also use YouTube (will be doing more of that this year) to host videos which I also monetize.

Jolynno (Marketing Tactics for 2015)

Blogging is one of the best ways to make money online, but to monetize a blog properly, the blogger needs to know all possible monetization opportunities.

Here how I monetize My blog:

Advertising network:

  • Adsense: Adsense is the first love of every blogger. It is a good choice for quality blogs.
  • Media.net: It’s another contextual ad network of Yahoo!Bing. This is also a great source of income.

There are many other networks like Chitika, Infolinks, BuySellAds, Kontera etc.

Affiliate Networks:

Affiliate networks are also a big source of income:

  1. ShareASale.com
  2. SocialOomph Affiliate Program
  3. Dreamhost Affiliate Program
  4. Hostgator Affiliate Program
  5. Clickbank
  6. Elegant Themes Affiliate Program
  7. SEMRUSH

Direct Advertisements:

Direct advertisements are also a great source of income, When a blog or site ranks high, you can get direct advertisers who pay you better for showing their ads on your site or blog.

MAKONE (Make Money Blogging)

I currently use different affiliate links like Themeforest, Elegant Themes and some other software. I also monetize my subscribers through after offers, which can work out quite nice if you get lots of new subscribers each day. In the past I had some success monetizing niche sites with the Amazon affiliate program because it converts like crazy.

Philip Kleudgen (Blogger)

I have different ways to monetize my blog.

The main source of income is from selling banners to advertisers (via BuySellAds).

Another method that works for me is sponsored posts.

Then I earn money with affiliate marketing and my eBooks.

I also sell freelance writing services.

Erik Emanuelli (No Passive Income)

I have a couple of monetization methods in place. Google AdSense is the first one, but I’m testing the earning possibilities of it and so far, and it doesn’t look good, so I might remove it. The second method is list building. I’m building an audience to which I can promote my products or affiliate products and make money. It’s my main monetization method and that’s what I would recommend for everyone.

Liudas Butkus (Easy Marketing 6)

So far I have been extremely minimal with my advertising on my blog. What I have found to be most effective, is slipping in the services I offer every now and then in my articles. I receive approximately 10 emails per month asking about my services.

Most are for writing or design services. I think this is because the proof is there right in front of them. They can read my articles and see the graphics I produce for the articles. They have a clear understanding on the quality they’ll receive just by visiting my blog. Transparency helps a lot in any type of business.

Affiliate sales also bring in a good monthly income. My reviews are in-depth and well documented, and if a service is good, it will show from the review. I back everything up with statistics, so I won’t just say “xxx brand is brilliant, go buy it”. I’ll create a video review showing them why it’s good and how it has helped my blog. This converts better compared to the usual ‘sales copy’.

On the negative side, I have an AdSense area in the sidebar which rarely get’s clicked, so I’m still unsure whether to remove it. I suspect I’ll be testing a few more locations on the blog to try and get better performance.

Paul Manwaring (Paul @ IMH Blog)

Do You Capture a Person’s First Name and Email in Your Opt-In Form, or do You Just Capture their Email Address? (Explain Why)

I always collect both first name and email address as a minimum, because it’s impossible to personalize emails without the first name. It’s also important if you want to develop a relationship with your readers that you have the name to connect on. If they don’t want to provide that minimum, why would they ever want to work with you later?

But I do ensure that whatever I’m asking for is returned in equal or greater value.

NSeeger (CEO)

Typically I get their first name and email. I like being able to personalize my emails to my subscribers, so having their first name is helpful.

Jolynno (Marketing Tactics for 2015)

The answer is, it depends on the length and breadth of the offer. For example, if the piece of content being offered is a TOF – top of the funnel piece, I only request name and email. If more substantive (say a how-to ebook), we’ll ask for more information, but still keep it somewhat short (such as Name, email, website, company name). If it’s a resource that we could realistically charge for, we’ll ask for quite a bit more (a comprehensive how-to or white paper with proprietary research). It’s likely that at this point, the prospect is much further down the funnel and is likely to make a buying decision very soon.

The rule is to make it as enticing and easy as possible for the reader to want to share their data.

Diverse

I capture only the email address. Why? Well, because it converts higher and I have no use of their name anyways. Some people like to use personalization and believe that it brings them better results. I think that people aren’t stupid and they realize that you don’t know their name.

To me personally, personalization doesn’t make me like the person who sent me the email more. Also, when using personalization, there’s so much that can go wrong. You might enter the wrong tag, the server may return an error, or the person maybe has given you a fake name.

Anyways, higher conversions are a good enough reason to not ask for a name.

Liudas Butkus (Easy Marketing 6)

I capture both name and email – I know there is a lower conversion rate, but email personalization requires a name. Also, I think there’s a new piece of Canadian legislation that requires you to have Canadians’ names, and separating out Canadian subscribers is a lot of trouble.

Phil Turner (The 5 Currencies Guy)

Wrapping Things Ups

As you can see, there’s no one right or wrong answer… every blog is different, and every email capture form is going to be different as well. Test out different things to see what works for you, and don’t be afraid to make changes as you learn what works vs. what doesn’t work.

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13 Experts Share What it Takes to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

So what’s it take to be a successful entrepreneur… well, here’s what thirteen experts feel that it takes.

13 Experts Share What it Takes to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

Read through the answers, see where you fit in, and then continue to accelerate your career as an entrepreneur.

Self Confidence

It definitely takes vision and self-confidence to be a successful entrepreneur. You have to see how your business will generate profits, and how you’re going to get it there. There will always be reasons why you shouldn’t take a risk, but an entrepreneur sees the path to success and has the passion to make their vision real. A healthy dose of confidence in your own way of thinking comes in handy when trying to build a business.

When I was starting out there were many stakeholders in the industry who defined my business in their own terms. This is often the case for entrepreneurs creating something new. My business had an innovative business model in a fragmented industry. Even after generating decent exposure it took belief in my vision of how things should, and could, be better, and lot’s of energy to turn it into a profitable operation. Without the confidence that in the end, the consumer will agree with your vision, then you may end up giving up on a good idea.

Jamie Curran @j__amie

Be a Great Entrepreneur

Our CEO is a great entrepreneur. There are a few qualities that make an entrepreneur amazing, great, and successful. An entrepreneur has to have passion with what they’re doing. When they love what they’re doing, they’re sure to do well with it. One of the things DJ, our CEO, has said, is: when you allow those with potential to thrive in the area that most excites them, good things will come!

Another quality that makes for a great entrepreneur is dedication and leadership. You have to understand that starting out will be hard, and that you can’t give up, especially if you love what you do! You have to be able to lead your team and motivate them. When things are rough, you have to stay motivated to motivating your team.

Keep this in mind though, great things will happen. Make sure you put in your effort, dedication, and do well.

Cherry Kwan @kwanstaa

Find a Need and Fill a Need

As an individual, I’m a problem solver, neurotically so. It’s difficult for me think of a problem that i didn’t have a solution for. I think outside the box. In the world of websites, when I seek an outcome, I don’t care how I get there because I know I will go over, under, through, or around, whatever obstacles comes my way. I thrive on those little successes of pushing through the barriers to get the outcome necessary to move forward.

Katie DeCicco @CelebrationSaun

Characteristics of a Successful Entrepreneur

In my own opinion, an entrepreneur has a great chance to succeed if he has the following traits and characteristics:

He knows how to use leverage. He uses other people’s money, and other people’s time.
An entrepreneur should continually be growing and learning. He must be an innovator. He needs to listen to his clients/customer’s needs and suggestions.

He is willing to work 12 hours or more a day. He is enthusiastic, and of course a great leader.

To become a successful entrepreneur, one must not just be a hard-working man, but also knows how to work smarter.

Aikem

What is Takes to be a Successful Entrepreneur

Clearly Define Your Goals:

As an entrepreneur, our creative sides often inspire us and even blind us with ambitions of success. However, without proper goals clearly defined for yourself, the inevitable failure is not far off. Clearly analyze your available resources and steps needed to achieve your goal. Do a roll call of needed assets and resources before you begin, and clearly define a timeline of execution for yourself.

Without these things in place, you can never hope to measure your success or adequately track your failures to learn from them. Know where you want to go, have a plan on how to get there, and know where you came from to start.

Learn From Failures:
Embrace your failures with open arms. Every good entrepreneur has a story of failure that typically is followed up with their rise to success. Carefully analyze your failures and learn from them. It’s easy to get thrown off by something not working out, but without thoroughly investigating your pain points it’s sure to happen again.

Embrace each failure as a learning experience. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, be concerned not to learn anything from them.

Keep Inspired Through Balance:
Being in a constant state of creativity and productivity comes at the cost of chronic burnout. Ensure a proper life balance is in place in addition to your work schedule. Take time for breaks, outtings, or to connect with friends and family. It’s easy to get caught up grinding away day-to-day at the aspirations of success.

Some of the most creative ideas from our generation of entrepreneurs have come when they are in the thralls of something beyond their desk job. Creativity cannot be forced, it has to nurtured through healthy balance. Where will you be when your next inspiration strikes? It probably won’t be at your desk.

Michael Bergen @bluetitan247

Persistence is the key to success

Passion and enthusiasm are short lived. The people that become successful are persistent and don’t give up. It is persistent and consistent action that allows people to become successful at anything, including entrepreneurship.

I’ve heard of some of the most well respected business people failing in business and even going bankrupt in their early days. But they didn’t give up or stop trying. They kept taking action, learning, and improving their results. That’s what eventually allowed them to achieve success and even fame in some cases.

Brian Lang @sbizideasblog

What it Takes

It takes consistent effort on a daily hourly basis. It takes a commitment to get better every day. My core belief is that to be successful, I have to do what I can, as well as I can, today, and then do more or do it better tomorrow. Passion helps. Its great if you don’t have to find ways to motivate and inspire yourself, but even the most passionate of people will have days when life intrudes, or when you just don’t feel it. Also, never be afraid to ask. If you don’t ask people, people can’t say yes. Trust me, you won’t look weak, and the other person is probably waiting and hoping for people to come to them for help.

Max Ivey @maxwellivey

An Entrepreneur Thinks People Before Money and The Money Follows

Other than being focused, confident, compassionate and determined, I feel the following self-explanatory traits make someone a successful entrepreneur and a thought leader.

  • Ability to unlearn and learn consistently
  • Ability to be consistent and resistant for the right things
  • Analytical to be able to foresee
  • Amazing at communication
  • Great at networking & Interpersonal skills
  • Able to model the practice & personality
  • Self-motivated

An entrepreneur never stops dreaming, and they know how to act and get those dreams to come true with the right people on their side. The belief is more in collaboration than competition. They would know how to win and make others feel winning too.

Sunita Biddu @chillingbreeze

What Makes a Good Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs shouldn’t just be open to change, they should be actively driving it wherever possible. The ability to spot weaknesses in an organization, an industry, or within a process, and create new innovative solutions is part of it. Having the ability to drive that change through successfully, is what separates the good from the great.

Andrew Isidoro

Not Sure if I’m Successful, But…

Define “Success”… I’ve failed so many times (I mean both small and huge failures), so I’m not sure if my journey can be considered a success, but I guess failure is an integral part of being an entrepreneur. It’s how the failure is handled that distinguishes a successful entrepreneur.

Keep making mistakes until you succeed.

One of my best friends Jim Boykin has said, “You WILL make mistakes and fail many times. The key is to make enough money to pay for those mistakes…”

I am an entrepreneur because I love being independent. Some people don’t care. Some people feel safer when they have an employer who is accountable for their business mistakes. I love holding the wheel (FYI: I hate driving…lol).

Being independent with my financial and management decisions is what makes me tick. Handling challenge and failure is what makes me an entrepreneur.

Ann Smarty @annsmarty

Me Entrepreneur

I am an entrepreneur because I had to be. I was 57, redundant, and had no chance of ever getting another conventional job.

Although I was forced into it, I could never go back. I love it. I live to pass on my ideas to others and cannot imagine retiring.

Reputation and contacts have been most crucial to my success. I took time to build them, but they’re invaluable. I work long and hard and am shattered at the end of a day, but it’s always a better feeling than when I had a day-job.

Philip Turner @EP_pturner

It’s No Accident

Successful entrepreneurs don’t get to where they are by accident… they position themselves to be successful by maximizing their time, as well as making sure their expectations are in check.

Brandon Schaefer @90DayPro

An entrepreneur is not a businessman

There is a difference between being an entrepreneur and being a businessman. A businessman can move money and resources, make deals, make sales, and ensure that a project makes a profit. That business could be a venture into unchartered territories. It could be a franchise, a cookie-cutter business almost identical to hundreds of other franchisees. Or it could simply be what the person was doing before on salary, and chooses to do on a freelance basis instead.

All those are businessmen; only one of them is an entrepreneur.

An entrepreneur is somebody who has a vision and a passion to do things that are not obvious and to explore the bounds of what can be done. It might be to deliver a service or create a product that is totally brand new. Or it might be to deliver an existing product or service in a new way.

What made Henry Ford an entrepreneur was not that he sold a lot of cars – that made him a businessman. What made him an entrepreneur is that he took an existing idea (the assembly line) and he looked for a way to make it more efficient (made the line move from worker to worker automatically). He was not an entrepreneur because he managed to secure all the parts for each car, but because he had parts shipped in special crates that could be disassembled to form the wooden floor board of his vehicles. He was not an entrepreneur because he paid the best in town; he was an entrepreneur because he boldly doubled wages to reduce the costs of turnover and monopolize the most efficient work force.

One can be an entrepreneur without being a businessman. A politician, an academic or even a stay-at-home parent can be an entrepreneur. I knew a mother who was very much of an entrepreneur, finding ways to milk every public resource for the benefit of her children in ways they were never meant to be milked. An entrepreneur is someone who sees opportunities that others are not even looking for..then goes out and chases them down.

I have made my share of business mistakes, and the best I can say after a decade in business, is that I have not gone bankrupt…yet. Yet I have vision and I have passion, and I make bold moves and I do things differently, not afraid to rush headlong off the beaten path. I am a great entrepreneur and a lousy businessman.

David Leonhardt @amabaie

Wrapping Things Up

If you’ve made it this far, congratulations… you can truly start to understand that everyone’s definition of what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur is different in one sense, but so alike in another. Take this information, reach out to the people that shared their thoughts here, and let them know what you do, why you do it, and ask them for help if you need it.

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15 Seconds of Inspiration for any Entrepreneur that Felt Like Quitting

Just about when you’re about to throw the towel in and quit, increase your intensity in what you’re doing and give it one last shot.

15 Seconds of Inspiration 90DayPro

People will get you down, business may get you down, family may get you down, sickness may get you down, but propel through it, keep a positive attitude, have an unwavering faith that you’re going to make it through, and when you break out of the other side of the clouds, you’ll see sun brighter than ever before.

Don’t Throw the Towel In

It’s a fact that most people throw the towel in too early, and that they never give themselves the chance to get out of the clouds… don’t be one of these people. Even if you were one of these people that have stayed in the dark clouds before, you can change, you can propel yourself out of the darkness into the sunlight.

Hang Around the Right People

Learn, read, study, take a class, surround yourself with happy people, surround yourself with people doing great things, surround yourself with people that have positive attitudes, and surround yourself with people that have, and show an abundance of love.

Deep Entrepreneur Relationships

Form fulfilling relationships and form deep bonding relationships. Watch your life grow, your friendships prosper, and your life feel fulfilled at the end of every day.

Closing Thoughts

Every once in a while, you need some flat out inspiration to keep your entrepreneur engine going… and hopefully this little bit above got you all pumped up to do just that… now go out and make it happen.

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Take a Snapshot of Your Business as it Stands Today

Regardless of what market segment your business is in, every once in a while, you need to stop for a minute and take a snapshot of your business so that you can determine if what you’re currently doing is working.

Take a Snapshot of Your Business as it Stands Today

Once you’ve taken the initial snapshot of your business, then you can take your data and benchmark (compare) it to other businesses that are similar to yours, and see how you rank up against them.

Snapshot of Your Business

To make things simpler for you, and to help educate you, on your business, we’ve put together an easy to understand “Snapshot of Your Business” service.

Here’s how the service works… you answer the eleven questions below, we have our team review your answers, and then we share some simple suggestions back to you with how you can do things a little differently, so that you can dramatically improve your results.

  • What is your email management system?
  • What is your blogging platform?
  • Do you use landing pages?
  • What is your call-to-action?
  • What SEO tool do you use?
  • What social media channels are you on?
  • Do you currently use any type of data management system?
  • Do you have a lead management system?
  • Do you use any marketing automation?
  • What do you use for marketing analytics?
  • Do you physically sell a product?

This “Snapshot of Your Business” service is really quite simple, in fact, you can just do it yourself if you’d like, but what you need to remember, is that by having outside professionals offer you unbiased suggestions, it may spark a new idea for you, or it may even get you out of your own comfort zone, which in turn is going to lead to big time growth for your business.

Information is Power

Just like when you’re sick, you go to the doctor… well, this service is the same type of thing.

Information is power, so the more you can gather about your own business, the more advantages you’re going to ultimately have in terms of increasing your sales and becoming more productive in the future.

The Personalized Touch

This “Snapshot of Your Business” service is NOT a cookie cutter, run of the mill, take your money, and provide no value to you service.

This is a highly personalized, one-on-one business development service, which is going to help you understand where you currently are in business, and what steps you can do to continue to move forward with growth.

Let’s Talk More

If you’re interested in having an initial conversation so that we may determine if your business is a good candidate for this service, simply fill in our [request a consult] form, be sure to mention that you’re interested in the “Snapshot of Your Business” service, and we’ll have the proper person follow up with you.

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Turn Your Hobby Into a Real Business that Makes Money

If you have a hobby that you do that comes totally natural to you, and that everyone compliments you on, maybe it’s time you turn your hobby into a real business that makes money.

Turn Your Hobby Into a Real Business that Makes Money 90DayPro

The beauty of turning your hobby into a real business that makes money, is that it’s really not that difficult, most people just need a little direction, and then they’re off to the races.

The Three Part Course

This is the exact reason why we put together this simple three part “Turn Your Hobby into a Real Business that Makes Money” development course. The course walks you through three problems that typically hold people back from taking the jump from hobby to real business.

  • The Initial Business Planning Phase
  • The Actual Business Rollout Phase
  • The Product Fulfillment Phase

By the end of the ninety day course, you will have mastered all three of the above business areas, and you’ll be ready to continue to build upon the initial strong foundation that you’ve built.

The Personalized Touch

This development course is NOT a cookie cutter, run of the mill, take your money, and provide no value to you course. This is a highly personalized, one-on-one business development course, which is going to help you build out the planning, execution, and fulfillment aspects for your new business.

Let’s Talk More

If you’re interested in having an initial conversation so that we may determine if you’re a good candidate for this development course, simply fill in our [request a consult] form, be sure to mention that you’re interested in the “Turn Your Hobby into a Real Business that Makes Money” course, and we’ll have the proper person follow up with you.

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Why You Need to Do One Thing Great in the Beginning as an Entrepreneur

Focusing on doing one thing great in your business when you’re just starting out, is a marvelous way to slowly grow and expand your business.

Why You Need to Do One Thing Great in the Beginning as an Entrepreneur

Jumping in and trying to solve every problem, for every client, is only going to dilute what you’re actually really good at in business.

Don’t Lose Focus

They’ll be plenty of time for you to be the master of your market, but in the beginning, never lose focus of the sweet spot that got you to where you’re today.

A Few Simple Tips

Below are a two tips that will help you stay on track with maintaining focus.

  • Continue to Focus on What You Do Best
  • Learn to do What You Already do Great, Even Better

Below are two tips that will help you stay on track with your organic business growth.

  • Enhance Your Service or Product Lineup Around What You do Great
  • Build a Strong Customer Base Around What You Do Great

Below are two tips that will help you do more with your customer service.

  • Continue to Improve by Listening to Customer Feedback
  • Learn to Say Thank You in the Most Professional Manner

There you have it, a few short and simple tips to help grow your business. Now that you know better, go out and do better… and leave the excuses at home.

How We Can Help You

If you need help learning how to do one thing great, simply fill in our [request a consult] form, and we’ll immediately follow up with you to arrange a convenient time to speak on a one-on-one, highly personalized level.

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Why You Must Keep Your Head Up and Stay Encouraged as an Entrepreneur

You have to keep your head up and stay encouraged as an entrepreneur… there’s no time to sit around and sulk about something that didn’t go your way.

Why You Must Keep Your Head Up and Stay Encouraged as an Entrepreneur

Sitting around discouraged isn’t going to help you… what is going to help you, is you encouraging yourself to keep your head up.

Love the Little Things

You don’t need to be a magician to walk around encouraged about what you have going on, in fact, the more you find joy and encouragement in the little things in your life, the more you’re going to be encouraged to do more.

It’s Going to Work Out

We all get discouraged at points in our life… well, you know what, that’s just life sometimes. The difference between people that rise to success in life and in business, is that they never let the discouragement hold them down for too long. You can learn to do the same yourself as well.

Attitude of Encouragement

Here’s an example of what I’m talking about… two people grow up in the same house, same conditions, and same everything… one lives with an attitude of discouragement, while the other lives with an attitude of encouragement… which one do you think lives the more successful life… it’s not hard to figure out.

Business and Life

Relay what I’m talking about here into your business, as well as your life… the attitude of encouragement needs to be lived by you, regardless of the circumstances, regardless of the situation, and regardless of any other excuses you can make up in your head.

Stay Encouraged

Wake up to win in your life by having a positive and encouraging attitude every single day, and you will no doubt be a success in your journey as an entrepreneur. Now that you know better, go out and do better.

How We Can Help You

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5 Ways to Immediately Make a Person that You Meet Feel Comfortable

By reading this post, you’ll learn five ways to immediately make a person that you meet feel comfortable.

5 Ways to Immediately Make a Person that You Meet Feel Comfortable

Meeting someone for the first time can be awkward or uncomfortable for both parties, that’s why it’s important that you know what to do to make the person you’re meeting with feel comfortable.

Make it Comfortable

Luckily, there are five simple steps you can take when you’re meeting someone for the first time… by adhering to them, you’ll put the person you’re meeting, as well as yourself, in a more comfortable state.

The Five Steps

Here are the five simple steps you can take.

  • Lift Your Eyebrows up a Little Bit
  • Give a Slight Upwards Nod of the Head
  • Smile Directly at the Person Your Meeting
  • Keep Your Body Language Open
  • Be the First to Introduce Yourself

Sounds simple enough, right… that’s because it is… now you just need to practice this in the mirror a hundred times, and you’ll be well on your way to success.

Body Language

All of the movements are subtle, but all of them are some of the most powerful forms of body language that we can control.

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The Easiest Way to Increase Your Sales as an Entrepreneur

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The Easiest Way to Increase Your Sales as an Entrepreneur

Learning how to increase your sales is really not that difficult, in fact, it’s really quite simple… especially when you know exactly what you need to do.

Find a Problem

If you want to increase your sales as an entrepreneur, you need to find a problem that your client has, and then present a solution that solves that problem… it’s that simple.

The Two Steps

Let’s review it one more time here in bullet point format.

  • Find a Problem that Your Client Has
  • Present a Solution that Solves that Problem

It’s called the “one two” punch in sales, and it’s the quickest and simplest way to increase your sales as an entrepreneur.

Stick to the Basics

Do yourself a favor, don’t make the sale more difficult then it really is… just stick to the basics, and always remember to solve problems for your clients… especially those problems that the client doesn’t even know they have.

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Why You Need to Connect the Dots for Your Clients as an Entrepreneur

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Why You Need to Connect the Dots for Your Clients as an Entrepreneur
The main reason it’s important that you connect the dots for your clients, is that just because they have all the dots they need on a piece of paper, it doesn’t mean that they understand how to put them together.

Specialize and Focus

This is where you, with your entrepreneurial business, come into play. As an entrepreneur, especially when you’re just starting out, it’s vitally important to specialize and focus on small market segments of business, so that you can solve specific problems, in those specific market segments.

Stay Up to Date

It’s tough to stay up to date with all the rules and regulations that govern businesses today, but if you can stay up to date, and then present the information that you discover to your clients, in a way that saves them time and money, you’ll definitely increase you sales, and in the process, connect the dots for them.

Share Helpful Information

It’s a pretty simple idea when you think about it… all you need to do is connect the dots for your clients ie: share information with them that will show them how they can increase productivity, lower operating expenses, and be more unique in their market segment… and you’re off to the races.

A Simple Sales Process

Breaking this down even into more simpler terms… as an entrepreneur, what you want to do, is find a problem that a client is having, create a solution for it, present the problem that you found to your client, share the solution you have for the problem, and close down the sale.

This basically sums the most simple of sales processes. Don’t make it more difficult than it really is… the simpler, the better.

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Two Different Types of Pain You Need to Understand as an Entrepreneur

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Two Different Types of Pain You Need to Understand as an Entrepreneur

As an entrepreneur, understanding what you’re feeling, and why you’re feeling that specific way, is going to be important if you’re planning on having long term success in business.

Most people don’t like to talk about their feelings, but as an entrepreneur, getting in touch with your feelings, is what’s really going to set you apart from your competition, and help you grow.

In some instances, feelings evoke pain, which is not necessarily a bad thing… especially when you use it to your advantage.

There are two different types of pain that you need to understand… both of them are listed below.

  • You Feel Pain Because You’re Making the Decision to do Wrong (Cheating or Stealing)
  • You Feel Pain Because You Truly Want to do Better, but Don’t Know How (Wanting to Grow)

It’s not hard to figure out which pain point you want to have in your life… it’s really quite simple when you look at it from this perspective.

You Feel Pain Because You’re Making the Decision to do Wrong (Cheating or Stealing)

Good luck with this one… if you’re cheating and stealing, you’re really not planning for long term success in your entrepreneurial journey. What you may have, is success in the short term, but eventually your house will crumble, people will catch on to what you’re up to, and you’ll throw away any good clients that you’ve built up over the years.

There’s no room for cheating and stealing in business, especially when you’re an entrepreneur… everything you’re building is based off of your reputation, so when you mess your reputation up because you wanted to take some short term immediate successes, it’s really going to be devastating for you to recover from in the long run.

Most entrepreneurs got into their own businesses because they wanted to feel fulfilled at the end of the day, and they wanted to have the ability to earn unlimited income… cheating and stealing will flat out rob you of feeling fulfilled. When you cheat and steal, you do everything against why you initially wanted to become an entrepreneur. Cheating and stealing may give you want you want for the short term, but it will eventually take everything you have… there’s no doubt about it.

You Feel Pain Because You Truly Want to do Better, but Don’t Know How (Wanting to Grow)

When this type of pain is funneled, understood, and acted upon properly… some of the most enriching growth periods in your business, and life, will occur. The thing you need to understand, is that when you listen to your pain, it’s actually telling you what you need to do, but you need to listen.

Think back to a few periods in your life when your pain was telling you something, but you did the opposite anyway… know, look what happened in those instances, the outcome most likely wasn’t what you wanted it to be.

Growth pain is good, it means you’re pushing the limits, and that you’re pushing to figure out how you can make improvements. Yes, growth pain hurts, and in fact, this is the point where many entrepreneurs throw the towel in, and go back to their normal day jobs.

The great part about growing pains, is that if you can make it through them, and come out on the other side, you’re going to be much stronger, smarter, and you’re going to have a lot less competition surrounding you because so few people actually make it past their business growth pains.

Wrapping Things Up

Here’s the deal… let’s keep it real simple here… learn to understand your pain points, accept them, and understand that you’ll come out on the other side eventually.

For those that wish to make the decision to do wrong, you’ll never escape the pain until you start doing right again. Your short term successes will be long gone before you know it… so choose to start to do the right things in business today, and set yourself up for long term success.

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