3 Major Keys

As I research more about home business successes, I keep learning amazing things about the small but successful home entrepreneurs. I just wanted to share with you some traits, which have motivated me highly.

It is amazing, awesome, incredible and even surprising to learn about all the happening on the home business front online. People from different backgrounds – truck drivers, pizza delivery boys, out of work executives, aspiring new entrepreneurs – all becoming millionaires many times over working their part time home based or full time small enterprises harnessing internet as a tool.

Just imagine this happening few years after the dotcom failures where people invested millions in their online business ventures and went bust. Whereas many out of work people without money became big entrepreneurs through harnessing the internet, making a success of their home business, living a lifestyle they could not have dreamed of anywhere else.

So how did they succeed in their home based business while people were going bust even with millions invested in their online businesses?

As I research and learn more about these entrepreneurs, my conclusion is simple. They all have three things in common.

1. They believed they could succeed.

Their firm belief and conviction in their own abilities gave them a unique power, a magnetism that was visible. Because they believed in themselves, people too believed them. Customers and vendors believed in them. Belief is the powerful vehicle on which they drive their business to new heights everyday.

2. They learnt all they could on working their home business online and offline.

They just did not jump in on a whim or fancy. They understood the power and freedom it could bring them and learnt everyday on how to harness the power of communicating. They continue to learn to everyday. They are masters of the vast ocean of knowledge available about their business. Truly for them Knowledge is Power.

3. They persisted against all adversity.

They kept failing but never gave up and kept learning why they failed. They kept improving and persisted with their venture until they achieved success. For some it took a few months. For some it took years. However, they never gave up.
These three things run consistently with everyone of these entrepreneurs. They are now enjoying their home businesses, economic freedom, their lives of leisure and their aspirations of helping others achieve what they have.

So let this be the time when you go forth with a steely resolve and move your home business forward. Just remember the three keys above and success is assured and just round the corner.

Going That Extra Mile

Going that extra mile” is not only applicable in business but it’s applicable in everything that we do in life. The butcher who gives the extra piece of chicken liver to a special customer will eventually get back more in business than the butcher has ever contemplated. The Internet Business Owner who gives that extra special after service email will get more back in return when the customer/client recommends the service/product to his or her friends.

Giving that little bit extra won’t hurt you

It’s really hard quite hard to lose when go that extra mile with your clients and customers. And yet, many business owners stick to the strict rule of giving nothing more than just the 100% purchased – or maybe even less! As a business owner, you cannot go wrong if you decide to give 120% or 150% to your customers or clients!

And yet, that extra mile could be something simple, like saying ‘hello‘ or a ‘happy birthday‘ message from you even after the services have been rendered and payment made. Or perhaps, that extra mile could be something as simple as looking for better ways to make purchasing from your website a little bit easier. Perhaps, have you ever considered, it could be just a small free t-shirt or voucher.

That extra mile could just be information!

I’ve encountered some really austere service providers who are very strict and stringent about giving extra to others. Even if it’s just a small information, advice or tip. You see, giving a little bit extra to your customers or clients is especially important if you are running an online business.

Why, you ask? Well, for one thing, everyone is literally faceless, nameless and identity-less on the Internet. You don’t always know who you are dealing with and if your business is yet to be as established as eBay or Amazon, you might want to consider building some credibility and trust. It could be nothing to you but it could be something to someone else.

If my customers or clients (even strangers) ask me for advice on how to start an online business, which logo should they choose or what type of article should they write, I will always freely spend some time writing an email to them.

In my mind, always, going that extra mile is actually a business ethic that I want to keep doing whenever I am dealing with others. Example of going that extra mile….giving away a free report, a free article, a template, an advice or tip, or answering your emails in a timely manner.

It’s not very hard, is it?

Going that extra mile even if it’s a complaint

There was once I was miffed off with one of the service providers. I spent 30 minutes writing out a very detailed complaint and feedback on how this service provider could improve his business and how he should deal with problems like the one I encountered. I was shocked when he replied with a poisonous email filled with untruths and absolutely slanderous statements!

Till this very day, whenever my friends ask me to recommend a similar service provided by the service provider, I made sure I reminded them not to use the service provider in question! I specially say to my friends, family and associates….”If you come into contact with XXX, DON’T use him!”

Sounds mean? It’s not. It’s a way of ensuring that my friends and family don’t face the same problems I did when I did business with that service provider!

If he had simply gone that extra mile to explain his side of the story and say that he appreciated my frankness, everything would have been forgotten. If he had gone that extra mile to just show me that I spent the last 30 minutes helping him shape his young business, I would have continued to support him (I am a very strong supporter of Internet Businesses, you see).

And yet, that extra mile never occurred to the service provider.

Walking that extra mile….for nothing

Not everyone you walk that extra mile for is going to appreciate it. It’s a fact. The sooner you accept this, the happier you’ll be. So, sometimes, you’ll walk that extra mile for nothing. But as I said, you can’t go wrong making the extra effort.

Bye Bye Boss!

So you have this great idea and are convinced that you are the right person to make it work. 75% of people starting their own job are motivated by the idea of starting a new career. The other 25% is made of unfortunate victims of lay-offs or company restructuration. Those have less chance of succeeding because success is first and foremost a matter of attitude. Based on some studies, only 10% of people are made to be an entrepreneur. Are you one of them?

Do you know how to sell yourself? Do you know your market? Do you have a good network of contacts? Can you handle the risk of having no revenue for a while? These are all questions you should ask yourself before making the big jump. The first victim of building your own job is the revenue and this is why 25% of people starting a new business fail the first year. Those who don’t make it are disorganized, unable to sell themself or have a wrong evaluation of their market.

How to avoid these problem?

A good business plan is a must before you start anything. The plan will give you the potential of your idea, the objectives to obtain and follow, and the direction you want to take. Be honest with yourself while building your plan. For example, do you start your business to make more money than before, to have more free time, or to make extra money while keeping a regular job? This will all lead to different objectives and different directions. Once your business plan is written, stick to it!

Your business plan will also make you discover your strengths and your weaknesses. This is important for the next advice: do not try to do everything by yourself. Do not hesitate to hire someone for tasks you’re not good at. You’re not good with numbers? Then don’t waste your time doing your own accounting. You know nothing in PhP? Sub-contract a programmer. This way you will put all your energy into what you’re good at. This will also help you to focus on your core business which is very important.

Network. This is also very important. Let people know you exist. Participate in forums, conferences, associations, events. Be eager to learn; the more you know, the better you are. Take the time to follow courses, read, ask questions.

Work. It may sounds obvious but believe it or not a lot of people think they only need a good idea or follow the steps of a ‘get rich quick’ scheme to succeed. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work like that. The only ‘get rich quick’ schemes that I know are winning the lottery or inherit from a rich parent. If you want to succeed in your business you have to be prepared to work. Even if your objective is to have more free time to spend with your family, as paradoxal as it sounds, you will have to work more to succeed at working less 😉

Be prepared to spend money. You have to invest in your business to make it work. It goes from a good computer, office supplies, and other equipments related to your business to publicity, exposure and marketing strategies. The good news is that, as an entrepreneur, most of your expenses are tax deductibles. Ask a good accountant about this.

10 Totally Dumb Business Ideas That Made Someone Rich

1. Million Dollar Homepage

1000000 pixels, charge a dollar per pixel – that’s perhaps the dumbest idea for online business anyone could have possible come up with. Still, Alex Tew, a 21-year-old who came up with the idea, is now a millionaire.

2. SantaMail.Org

Ok, how’s that for a brilliant idea. Get a postal address at North Pole, Alaska, pretend you are Santa Claus and charge parents 10 bucks for every letter you send to their kids? Well, Byron Reese sent over 200000 letters since the start of the business in 2001, which makes him a couple million dollars richer.

3. Doggles.Com

Create goggles for dogs and sell them online? Boy, this IS the dumbest idea for a business. How in the world did they manage to become millionaires and have shops all over the world with that one? Beyond me.

4. LaserMonks.Com

LaserMonks.com is a for-profit subsidiary of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Spring Bank, an eight-monk monastery in the hills of Monroe County, 90 miles northwest of Madison. Yeah, real monks refilling your cartridges. Hallelujah! Their 2005 sales were $2.5 million! Praise the Lord.

5. AntennaBalls.Com

You can’t sell antenna ball online. There is no way. And surely it wouldn’t make you rich. But this is exactly what Jason Wall did, and now he is now a millionaire.

6. FitDeck.Com

Create a deck of cards featuring exercise routines, and sell it online for $18.95. Sounds like a disaster idea to me. But former Navy SEAL and fitness instructor Phil Black reported last year sales of $4.7 million. Surely beats what military pays.

7. PositivesDating.Com

How would you like to go on a date with an HIV positive person? Paul Graves and Brandon Koechlin thought that someone would, so they created a dating site for HIV positive folks last year. Projected 2006 sales are $110,000, and the two hope to have 50,000 members by their two-year mark.

8. Designer Diaper Bags

Christie Rein was tired of carrying diapers around in a freezer bag. The 34-year-old mother of three found herself constantly stuffing diapers for her infant son into freezer bags to keep them from getting scrunched up in her purse. Rein wanted something that was compact, sleek and stylish, so in November 2004, she sat down with her husband, Marcus, who helped her design a custom diaper bag that’s big enough to hold a travel pack of wipes and two to four diapers. With more than $180,000 in sales for 2005, Christie’s company, Diapees & Wipees, has bags in 22 different styles, available online and in 120 boutiques across the globe for $14.99.

9. TruGamerz.Com

Faux-suede padded covers for game controllers and gel thumb pads for analog joysticks? No one will buy that. Forget it. The product proved to be so popular, it got picked up by Target.com and Walmart.com and annual sales now exceed half a million dollars.

10. LuckyBreakWishbone.Com

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Fake wishbones. Now, this stupid idea is just destined to flop. Who in the world needs FAKE PLASTIC wishbones? A lot of people, it turns out. Now producing 30,000 wishbones daily (they retail for 3 bucks a pop) Ken Ahroni, the company founder, expects 2006 sales to reach $1 million.

7 Simple Steps To A Better Life

Have you ever wished there were more hours in your day, so you could get it all done? Why not manage those hours you do have better?

A few years back, there was a trend among women to try to do it all, have it all, and be all to everyone. It didn’t work. Women soon realized that they couldn’t accomplish everything in life, alone. They needed help.

As they learned this, they began to streamline their lives, focus on one thing at a time, and actually began to achieve more. Why? Because when you try to juggle too many balls, you drop them.

They key is – you can have it all, but you can’t do it all.

Here are 7 simple steps to getting everything you want from life:

#1 – Time Management

Stop wasting time on frivolous needs of others. Phone calls, folks stopping by randomly, random emails, and other time eaters cut into the time you have to accomplish your goals and dreams. Stop pacifying others by wasting your time.

Learn to establish the point of the visit and either respond or defer.

#2 – Plan your Work: Work your Plan

Take time to schedule your work for the next 90 days, set goals, determine projects, and put your plan on paper. Schedule weekly activities and break down your weekly goals. Each week, schedule out your days and then each day, take 5 minutes to schedule the next day.

Keep a ‘To Do List’ one that is running – a spiral notebook works great for this, as you complete an item mark it off. If an item no longer matters, mark it off.

Keep a daily ‘To Do List’ and schedule each activity into your day.

#3 – Take a Day off

Work one less day a week. Or actually do NOT work one day a week. When you work from home you’re tempted to get on the computer and check email, or do some minor working chore on your ‘day off’. Don’t do that! Take a day off and don’t even think about work. Don’t take phone calls, don’t answer email, and above all Don’t think about work on that day.

Enjoy your day off. Play, take a bath, enjoy your family, kick back and watch movies all day, do something you would ordinarily NOT do in your work-a-day world and enjoy the day.

#4 – Focus on your Strengths

Do what you do well and leave the rest to someone else. Delegate those tasks you’d rather not do to others and focus on what you do well.

IF you like to write, hate to file; hire a file clerk. Whatever it is you don’t like to do, or are not good at; don’t do it.

Do what you do well, and do it to the best of your ability.

#5 – Charge Appropriately

Eliminate the time consuming problems of business by charging for your work, and charge enough. NEVER apologize for charging an equitable price for your work. You’re an expert, and experts get paid very well.

Charge what your work is worth and expect to be paid well.

#6 – Hire Help

Stop being a one man show. Hire someone to keep up with the menial tasks of running and operating your business. A Virtual Assistant may be all you need to take the edge off your business. In as little as an hour a week, most Virtual Assistants can do your email, letter writing, bill paying, or other vital task to your business operation, but it’s one task you don’t have to do.

Again – focus on your strengths.

#7 – Consider a coach or mentor

If you struggle with change and can’t quite get into a new routine that makes your business successful, hire a coach. Find a mentor who can direct you and take your business to the higher levels of success where you want to be.

The most important process of building a business is to diversify your income. Focus your business within a niche market to reach the most people and then diversify within your niche to cover as many bases as you can, then learn to delegate those jobs that are outside your personal range, and do what you do best.

Developing Your Sales Process

Dun and Bradstreet report that over 80% of businesses fail due to lack of sales. Just as marketing is the backbone of selling; your sales process is the backbone of your marketing. Without a well planned sales process even the best marketing strategies will never reach their potential.

Structure Comes First

However, with an excellent sales process you’ll get significantly greater returns, even if your marketing is just average. Your sales process can leverage your marketing returns by multiples.

Your Marketing Plan outlines the marketing strategies you use, whilst your sales process is the overarching process that defines how you will take prospects through the process of buying from you over their lifetime as a client. Your marketing strategies take prospects and clients from one stage of your sales process to the next.

For Example:

‘Stage 1’ of your sales process may be to get qualified prospects into your online eZine list; or to attend a free Tele-Workshop.

The marketing strategy you use to achieve this may be an offer of a free Report “Learn how to quickly overcome the 3 most commonly made mistakes made by [profession] that on average cost $57,000.00 per year in net income.”

You can see from this simple example how your sales process defines the structure of how you sell. Very few business people give consideration to their sales process. And this is a very costly oversight.

In the absence of a well structured sales process, most coaches revert to simply placing ads in newspapers for their one-to-one coaching services and wait for the phone to ring. When/if it rings, they attempt to convince the prospect to attend a meeting or ‘free session.’

This is not an effective sales process. In fact, we’d go as far as to say it’s practically a guarantee for failure.

Developing an Effective Sales Process

Before designing your sales process, it’s worthwhile reviewing your notes on your business Metrics (KPI’s). A successful sales process is structured in full awareness of your business metrics.

For instance:

How do you know how much you can invest to get a new client, if you don’t know how much that client will be worth to your business?

How can you plan how many clients you want/need if you don’t know if each client is making or costing you money?

The Sales Funnel

Many successful coaches use a sales funnel approach to their sales process. The premise of the sales funnel is that you get as many qualified prospects into a low/no cost service at the top of the funnel, and over time move them through various stages, represented by progressively higher priced services, over their lifetime as a client.

Here’s an example of a sales funnel:

Level 1

No or low cost service to induce large numbers of prospects to ‘experience’ your unique knowledge and service.

Should be as low cost delivery as possible to you; and high perceived value to prospect.

Should be replicable to maintain enduring contact through Cycle of Life.

Level 2

A paid-for service of generally modest value.

Could be a direct upsell of Level 1.

Level 3

A higher value service and/or product.

Level 4

Your highest value service and/or product.

Note: Depending on your product mix, clients can be purchasing or experiencing your products and services at varying times throughout their Cycle of Life. The key is to maintain valuable communication and regularly ask them to purchase.

Consider the advantages of a well structured sales process:

Vastly improved conversion. At the top end of your funnel you’re inviting people to receive valuable information from you to assist them overcome their challenges for little to no financial investment. There is virtually zero barriers to this offer, and hence you should achieve an extremely high conversion into the top of your funnel. Once you have prospects in your funnel, you should be able to progressively nurture clients in higher priced items as they experience the benefits of dealing with you.

Build rapport. You need to establish rapport with prospects before they’re willing to invest with you. Traditional sales processes aren’t able to bridge this gap. A prospect needs somewhere between 4 to 7 contacts on average before they’ll invest with a business. The sales funnel approach allows you to build the required rapport with prospects such that they’ll readily invest with you.

Dramatically reduce barriers to sales. Rapport and trust are just one barrier. Your prospects also (subconsciously and consciously) evaluate each purchase in terms of “Is this promised benefit worth more to me than my hard-earned cash (and the loss of face if I make a bad decision)?” By demonstrating your unique knowledge, skills, products, and benefits to them, they are significantly more likely (and able) to sway this choice in your favour.

Apply an education-based sales paradigm. You position your business as an educator rather than being sales focussed. By giving your prospects valuable information to assist them, you are creating a relationship based on mutual obligation.

Re-Frame your marketing mindset. Your mindset is very important when you communicate with prospects and clients. A sales funnel invokes a Service Paradigm, rather than an Influencing Paradigm. You come from the paradigm of giving, adding-value, educating; rather than from a paradigm of selling and taking. Clients innately sense this, and will act accordingly.

Showcase your service and uniqueness. Your product or service should be one of your most powerful endorsements. Showcasing your skills at the top of the funnel should immediately create an intense desire amongst your prospects to invest in your other services.

Extend the Net Margin Worth of Clients.Over time you should be able to nurture your clients through your entire sales funnel. Without a sales funnel your service may get poor conversion, and at most be a 3 to 6 month coaching contract. With a sales funnel, and the right systems, you could realistically increase the net marginal worth of your clients to be: 3-6 tele-clinics; 2-3 seminars/workshops; a cd/dvd product; group coaching; one-to-one coaching; a specialist course. This relationship could extend over several years and be worth thousands of dollars (10 times the value you would otherwise realise).

Invokes you to create new products. An important part a sales funnel plays in your coaching business, is that it motivates coaches to expand their thinking past one-to-one coaching services, and into the realm of (niche) product development.

Increase your Unit of Sale. With more products and services, you have greater opportunity to increase the value of each sale. For instance, you could package a 6-week specialist tele-clinic membership as an incentive to upsell a prospect from a 3-month contract to a 6-month contract. Your hard cost to deliver the tele-clinic is minimal (which you may bootstrap into an audio cd product as well!!), but the added net return of the 6-month contract may increase your profit by 500%.

Increase referral. By providing value to your prospects over extended periods, you vastly compound your opportunity for referrals. Remember, niches roam in packs. So the longer you nurture your relationships with prospects the higher the likelihood word of mouth will spread of your high value unique solutions.

5 Repeatable Steps For Successful Networking

Do you find yourself leaving networking events feeling like you’ve just wasted a perfectly good evening which could have been better spent working on your business, playing with your kids or even watching TV. Sometimes you shake your head and wonder, “I wasted gas driving to this?”

The problem may be that you are attending the event focused on the short-term outcome, rather than on your long-term intent.

Let’s say you attend the event wanting to make a sale. You scan the crowd looking for your ideal client. When you don’t find anyone that meets your criteria, you grow disgusted with the waste of your time, and give up. But suppose instead, you went with the intent of letting as many people as possible know about your business and your search for your ideal client. Each person you meet is a potential connection to that ultimate sale. You don’t know when or with whom that light bulb is going to go off. Then the evening becomes filled with possibilities as you chat with everyone and learn about them – subtly seeking that connection to your ideal client.

The following steps can be repeated sincerely with everyone you meet:

1) Introduce yourself and really listen to who the other person is

2) Look for commonalities – shared interests, concerns, lifestyles

3) Look for ways you can help them – through who you know or what you know

4) Let them in on who and what you’re looking for – they’ll want to help in return

5) Exchange information to follow up

The people you meet might not be your ideal client, but they might know someone who is. Or they might be able to give you a new perspective on a direction your business should take. Or they might know someone wanting to invest in your business. Those are all opportunities you would have missed if you had focused only on the short-term outcomes you wanted rather than your real long-term intent.

Starting A Carefree Business On A Small Budget

Many aspiring entrepreneurs look to starting a business in their quests to get out of the rat race.

They used to associate businesses with shop fronts, offices, factories, staff and rental. These are just way too intimating for an individual, without even considering yet foot work and admin work necessary in the preparation.

And what about money? The perceived lack of it is a major stumbling block to starting up.

The good news is that things are changing.

Today’s entrepreneurs have business options that allow them head start into sales and marketing activities, bypassing all of those headaches and costs previous generation businessmen had to contend with even before the real efforts began.

That’s the power of the internet today.

And since we are looking for a richer and more rewarding life, I pen my ideas of some features that ‘carefree’ businesses should have. We want to be careful not to get out of one rat race only to find ourselves in another.

STARTING ON THE INTERNET

Selling over the internet is a very attractive solution to new entrepreneurs. If they don’t want to, they can do away with setting up a company, and so too, an accountant and a secretary. Registrations to eBay and Amazon.com are just a number of clicks away.

And while sourcing for serious products to sell, they can try ridding the attic of toys, clothes, wallets, magazines and gadgets. They can ‘test water’ by posting wares on EBay and Amazon.com, allowing them to gauge demand, get online sales experience, explore marketing strategies and fine tune sales pitches. In the process, too, they learn what the demands and margins are for the different types of product. Talk about killing many birds with one stone!

And very soon, with the first item sold on the net, the ball gets rolling. The item has to be delivered to the buyer as fulfillment of the transaction.

Ah, fulfillment. On a bigger scale, it includes inventory control, packaging and shipping. Logistics is costly, to say the least. It is expensive and complicated enough for an entire industry to spin out from.

This is not an exciting aspect of business. If you are marketing tangible products, I recommend that you negotiate drop-ship arrangements with the products’ suppliers.

NON-TANGIBLE PRODUCTS

Alternatively, you can consider downloadable or web-based products (music, ring tones, wall papers, e-learning, to name a few).

Note that the cost and effort in driving traffic to your website (that’s where the referrals or sales are made) is not significantly different whether you earn $2 or $200 for commissions. For a start, however, $10-$50 is a good range to target at.

Choose ‘branded products’. Hey, celebrity endorsement works. Better still if the celebrities are part of the product. What do I mean? To cite examples, Mariah Carey is ‘part of her music’ being sold. Or, when Robert Kiyosaki speaks in a seminar, he is part of the product. Such products sell by themselves. You focus on bringing in the traffic.

Pay structures vary from one affiliate program to another. Look for those that compensate you for sales generated up to 6 to 7 levels of downline, at least.

AFFILIATE PROGRAMS

When shopping for an affiliate program, your checklist should include well established systems. They should have transparent reporting of your referrals, sales and/or genealogy of downlines. Some of them allow you control in placing downlines so you can strategize effort and revenue distribution for friends and relatives who come onboard.

As support to you, the content provider should make online and offline marketing materials available. These include training, video clips, audio recordings, brochures and name card templates.

LANGUAGE

In theory, with the internet, you have access to the entire world. But in reality, your product is exposed only to people who understand the language with which your pitch is delivered. It can be very beneficial to provide language options on your web site.

For e-learning products, the courses/ modules should come translated into major languages.

REALISTIC BUDGETING

Many online subscription based products come with the marketing rights. When you pay to enjoy a particular product, guess what, that is your start up cost already!

Add domain name registration and web hosting services – they hardly come close to $200.

Budget another $1000. You should have more than enough for the other tools you feel will come handy. But those come later.

Indeed, needing big capital to start a business is a thing of the past. The internet has changed the global business landscape. It may continue evolving, but internet marketing is here to stay. It is a good time to take that first small step.

Learn To Be Part Of The 2% Of Businesses That Succeed

98% of the population is dead or dead-broke by the age of 65. Only 2% are financially free. In that last article I talked about how doing the exact opposite of what 98% of people do will allow you to be unusually successful. I mainly focused on the heard mentality that is looking for the stable secure job. However, many people know that 98% of businesses fail during their first 5 years. So if you look at my last post you would think that everyone starting businesses must belong in the 2% category. Nothing could be farther from the truth. You see a 2 percenter has nothing to do with what you do and everything to do with how you think.

For example, a person starting a business thinking like a 98 percenter may say something like this. “Let me get started and spend as little as possible to just try it out. I don’t want to risk too much” I assure you if you are “trying” anything, you will fail. Comments like that already show that you don’t expect to succeed.

Many people get started in our business with that same sort of a mindset. Dani Johnson, calls it a lottery mentality and that is exactly what it is. “Let me spend a little and just see if it will take off”. People start working from home and think because they bought into some business that they are going to have instant overnight success. It just doesn’t work that way. Here is another one, they hear about some training, seminars, or even college courses that may help them learn how to succeed in their chosen business and they say this, “When I make money I am going to get that training or take those courses”. Another great example of why people with the heard mentality of the 98 percenter fail in business. Don’t they realize that sounds a lot like the guy that says, “I am going to start doing surgery and when I get paid, I am going to go to school and learn to do it”. According to Dunn and Bradstreet, “98% of business fail due to a lack of knowledge and skill on the part of the business owner” meaning you have to get the knowledge and skill before you start making money with your business. What makes us think that we were born knowing how to succeed in business?

If you want to be a 2 percenter, you have to do the exact opposite of the 98% that are failing.

1) Make a decision to succeed in business.

2) Find a proven business model, this is any business that other people have had a track record of succeeding with. It can be any business that has a complete business model you can follow. This model should include how to get your products and services at wholesale, how to get complete comprehensive training on each stage of your business, how to cost effectively generate new clients or customers, and how to systematically grow your business. These models can be found in any business no matter if it’s a mom and pop business, franchise, or even a home based business.

3) Follow that proven model to a “T” and do not deviate from it, until you have had success to the level that it has been proven.

4) Find a mentor and follow everything they do. For me this is Dani Johnson.

By keeping this article in mind, you will be well on your way to moving in the definitive direction of the 2 percenter who will be unusually successful.

Making Money Tomorrow

Every successful dreamer never waves the dictate of today to win the fulfillment of a great tomorrow. The act to pursue tomorrow will turn to money making strategy that can promote better days. I have discovered some secrets of making money for better tomorrow online and offline. Your attention to solve today’s problem is the antidote for money making tomorrow. A prepared ground that is cultivated land makes the farmer happier to sow at length and later reap bountiful harvest. Let’s consider some secrets facts that initiate tomorrow harvest.

1. Creativity

2. Discovery of opportunity for creativity

3. Strength versus weakness

4. Facing the threats

5. Just take off

6. Seek Out for data

7. By your cloth

Creativity – The Making of Ideas:

The act of making new invention rules the world of civilization. Creativity is the mother of necessity. What we enjoyed today was some people’s creativity. To make money online calls for creating of new things to attracts attention to your side. The making of money for tomorrow is a reality of creativity. I sat down one day thinning of what I can do, then I resolve to create software of children stories, songs, educational materials, life Nigerian state profile for students to know which can be installed on Computer. I made it out of my creativity to better tomorrow. Now I have got market for what I created from Private schools in the city. You can be best in one area that you see your self good. Your creativity makes your good best as no one has ever done something like that in your area. Learn to think at least 30 minutes per 2 days ruminating through your environment to see the need and what you can offer to solve the need. I know a man that was jobless for long but later resolved to walk a long the street thinking for what to do and make a living, then he saw that there are a lot of wattages, debris and dirties on the road. He decided to make it modern, he made a wheel barrow in a more decent way and he made himself a uniform and walked through the street to park the debris with a little charges of N5.00 (less than 1 cent). He succeeded as the people in different neighborhood calling for his service and later employed more hands in the business. Now he has got vans with workers working for him and he is making his cool money to enjoy the dreamed tomorrow. There was also man I heard about who was sacked but could not sacked his ability. He went to business of stick meat in which he will dress up in suit and packed the stick meats in a business briefcase to offices, bank, and factories in the city. And now, he has become a great man in the business. Many online business, started through a man’s idea. Do you know that idea is part of your being? Failure to create one makes you an impotent and real disability patient. Watch and see what your environment lack and what you can do to make money and solve the problems. Tomorrow will be better for the prepared mind to explore himself as he/ she create new things. Let’s see creativity in another perceptive.

The Motivation for Creativity:

Why should anyone seek to be creative? Creativity is full of risks and uncertainties. There is the risk of failure. There is the need to persuade others. There is a need for political skills. It is much better to sit quietly and do what you are supposed to do.

If things are going well, who needs creativity? If things are going badly, then there is no time for the uncertainties of creativity.

If you set out to be creative – and even if you use the powerful tools of lateral thinking – you cannot be sure of a result.

There is a further problem. Every valuable creative idea must always be logical in hindsight – otherwise it would have no value. So it is assumed that logic could have reached the idea in the first place.

This is totally untrue in an asymmetric patterning system like the human brain. But how many people know about asymmetric systems? So executives expect only ‘blue sky ideas’ from creativity and these are then deemed impractical.

If we regard creativity as an inborn talent which some people have and others do not have, then we just look for creative people.

If we regard creativity as the ‘skill’ of using information in a patterning system like the brain, then everyone can develop the skill of creativity. To be sure, some people will achieve a higher degree of skill than others – as with any skill – but this is not the same as being naturally creative. People who are not naturally creative might develop a higher degree of skill than those who are naturally creative.

Confidence is a key factor in creative effort. Those who have succeeded in having creative ideas in the past are much more willing to make a creative effort. They know from experience that new ideas are possible. They have experienced the joy and achievement of having a new idea.

How do you build up confidence if school does not encourage creativity, and the workplace does not expect it?

Most people do what is expected of them. The rebellious few do not. That is why we usually associate creativity with a rebellious nature. But it does not have to be like that.

To get creativity into an organization you must make it an ‘expectation’. At the end of every meeting, the chair person must allocate the last fifteen minutes to ‘anyone who is exploring a new idea’. If no one has anything to say, they are told they are not doing their job. A creative ‘Hit List’ of areas which need new thinking is produced and made visible to everyone. Executives are expected to work on items from this list – either as individuals or as assigned teams.

The effort to have ideas is key. If new ideas are an expectation, then people will make an effort to have new ideas. Their confidence will grow and eventually there will be a creative organization.

It is also important to learn how to be creative. There is a need to learn the formal skills of lateral thinking which make creativity available to everyone.

Discovery of opportunity for creativity:

A man that discovers ways in the thick forest is known for intelligence. Among the many busy world opportunities, peoples are still making ways, counting fortune for tomorrow. This is one of the basic and secret of the millionaires in our days. Online opportunities are tapped by those who discover. You cannot discover what is not uncovered. Search round your vicinity, online, offline, indoor and outdoor to see widely the opportunity to exhibit your ideas. Do you that an idea that is displayed in a wrong places may attract shame, lose, discouragement, lost of value, chance for recreating by a mindful person, fear and strength to do it again. All these may kill your vision. Learn to study, explore the right channel and ways that will make your creativity earn you money. There are many opportunities online in which I will later share with you to explore your creativity. Be diligent and steady to know when, where and how to launch your idea to make money. Discover opportunity in the hidden ways. Opportunity comes in masquerade and through the back doors. Try to search, browse and shuffle the environment to know your worth as you introduce your ideas to make cool money for better tomorrow.

Strength versus weakness:

Can you just pause for 5 minutes to weigh and evaluate right, your worth, strength that is what you can do best without ant stress or coursing with encouraging reward that even makes you happy and your weakness that is what you find yourself doing but never succeed? This assessment will prove you right or wrong whether your tomorrow is certain of better tomorrow or not. A prepared mind faces the world of business in every side. Do you know that your weakness can still earn you money if you know it?

Knowing it is the first key to success. I discovered that one of my weaknesses is fear to do things thinking that I will not make it right t please the audience or clients. Later I sat down to know why and what to do, thereby I sought for counseling and I knew that fear is just False Expression Appearing Real to discourage me, then I continued to do my work better and even teaching and writing articles on my experience and way out that even making money for me bow. What you know best should lift up your weakness. Do not take your weakness for granted; learn to improve on your weakness as you do that things that makes you weak in a way that will attract wealth to your life. Promote your strength, your ability – writing skill can earn you money on EzineArticles promoter, analyzing potential can be so good in forex trade as you go on to [http://www.forexhub.info] to know more, criticizing and selective skills cane sued in surveying site online. Marketing online is still there for highly sensitive market makers. Be strong as you know yourself. Never be discouraged to start though your weakness is there, pick with your strength to win better tomorrow.

Facing the threats:

One of the challenges of the world of business is threat either internal or externally. The mind of business entrepreneur is to face the threat, hold the bull by the horn to win the battle. Tomorrow of a business is known as you prepared to face and manage your threat changing them to opportunity to introduce another channel to make cool money. Do not run away from threat. It is programmed to erupt in the process but be alert to sense its presence so that your plans, idea, schedule and strategy do not collapse suddenly. Be active in what to do and how to do it. Online threats are numerous. Some of them are copying your idea or product without copyright, government policy, spasm, internet pilfering and others. Seek advice always on what you are about to do both with its opportunity exploit and threat challenges. For businesses that speculate the future will stand its toes to combat threat.

Just take off:

Like an aircraft that opts for high level space travel must surely take off to fly, so also is the analogy for business entrepreneur who wants money tomorrow. Just start to do what you plan is the first strategy before any other can follow. You may have ideas like sea shore sand but never before worth that will appreciate to money value until you start to do it. Let me say that the business idea is money in the air that has no physical body to hold. If you fail to take, you keep on moving oscillatory in a point for the whole day. What makes your intelligence to be diligence is your first attack to start the deal of your plan no matter what may come your way in the process.

Seek Out for Data:

The master of all knowledge is yet to survive. All secrets to better business for good tomorrow is based on the facts and figures taking from others sources to make up your own idea. Ready to listen, embrace and search for relevant information that will boast you’re the strength of your strategy. A seasoned data collection makes a business prospers. Intelligence facts on the ways to negotiate, articulate, and management your finance must be acquired. Making money tomorrow calls for seeking for correct, current and relevant information that will soften your pedal for greater high of profit making business.

By your cloth:

Among all circumstances that surround business enterprises, making out with your cost ability is very much paramount. Many entrepreneurs had ruined a futuristic business with the anxiety to start big for great profit. No man gets the top of skyscraper without passing through staircase or lift. Make your business plan in accord to your present worth and do not compare your with others, this may kill your expectation. Be personal and realistic in your launching out. Let your coat be by your cloth.