Good, Fast and Cheap

As a rule of purchasing anything, reality dictates that we will only receive two of the three of these at any one time. If you want it fast and you want top quality, you are not likely to also receive the lowest price. By the same token if you want something at a very very low cost, you will either sacrifice quality or the speed of receiving the goods or services.

This rule holds true in the home based business industry as well. Wise business decisions require quality and an investment of time, energy and money.

Life and business do not deliver legality and ethics as a “get rich quick” scheme. A company with integrity and products of extreme value to the marketplace will absolutely require some time, effort and investment to achieve significant short range and long range goals. You made a commitment to yourself, to your sponsor and to WMI when you purchased the products and enrolled in the business opportunity. That was not a five minute or 5 day or even 5 week commitment. Starting a business means giving your all for as long as it takes to be successful.

Make a conscious decision about the 2 you value most in each area of your choices. How much you invest depends on your current financial situation, your belief in yourself and the opportunity and how much you choose to earn. Choosing goals which make you stretch and grow will increase your financial situation. Many of us stretched George (George Washington and the one dollar bill) until he flinched in pain. We were so far out of our comfort zone but we believed in the company and ourselves. Big thinkers go for the gusto; they push the envelope. Big goals require massive action. Great achievements were never accomplished by snuggling in to the comfort zone and hiding there.

“Perseverance is not a long race, it is many short races one after another” states Walter Elliot. Big achievers (big shots) are little shots who just kept on shooting. In the home based business industry as in life, the one who keeps learning, growing and persisting sets the standard for the true success story. Influence with integrity.

As important as personal development is to the home based business industry, so is marketing. Once again the law of good, fast and cheap comes into focus. The best and most effective marketing will absolutely require either time or money and probably both. Once again you can’t place one ad and quit. Persevere and learn all of the fine points of whichever marketing venue you choose. Develop your skill. Become a master marketer. Invest in yourself and your business. Refining marketing will require being good and spending the time to learn. Free leads, cheap leads, may be worth exactly what you pay for them. That is if you do not invest your time or your money, those free leads will probably be of little or no value.

Baby boomers may remember song lyrics that said “I want you, I need you but I am never going to love you” “Two out of 3 ain’t bad.” In business, personal development, marketing and ever so many other aspects of life that rule still holds true. Choose the two which create the greatest value for you in each situation.

Sometimes a decision needs to be made quickly rather than “getting ready to get ready.” If you are making a “reversible” decision, fast is preferable. You may choose fast and cheap. For instance, getting some text up on a web site. Get it up and start marketing. You can tweak the words or layout a bit later and improve the quality. Get moving. Take action.

Another example is calling prospects or applicants. Call them. Don’t wait until you are polished and smooth and know all of the answers. Take action and start dialing. If you make a mistake, so what. In that case, fast is absolutely preferable. Don’t wait to be good. They may even feel good about the fact that you are new and rough around the edges of the script. They will know they do not have to be perfect either to get started.

Evaluate the situation and select the best two out of three. Remember “2 out of 3 ain’t bad.” Out of good, fast and cheap, you will most likely only receive two, not all three.

Deciding What Type of Business to Start

If you’ve already made the general decision to start your own business and realize the kind of investment in time and money any company will take, the next step is determining what kind of business you will start. Choosing the right type of business can be a very stressful process but should be based on a number of important areas.

The first area to consider is your interests. Is there any hobby or passion that you have that has the potential to be a profitable endeavor? It’s important to differentiate between our passions and interests and a feasibly successful enterprise. Some hobbies simply don’t warrant the investment and commitment it would take to turn a profit. Often time niche ideas can be quite successful, but there will likely be only one or two stores even in urban areas that actually survive. Niche markets can certainly draw customers in from far and away places, but this can be a two edged sword and often leave a small operation without sufficient customers to show a profit.

The second area to consider is your experience. There are several questions you must ask yourself. Do you have experience in running a business? Do you really know the area you are interested in pursuing? If not, how can you obtain sufficient knowledge to give your company endeavor the best chance at success? Lastly, if you choose to follow your hobby or passions, are your professional experiences in anyway close to them?

The third issue to review is the question of ability.  Determining whether you have the discipline to run a business is a difficult subject to objectively verify. Assessing yourself and establishing whether you can take responsibility and cover all the areas that arise in business operations is important. Working in a large corporate office where work and responsibilities are largely divided is very different than a small office. In large corporations, the operations side may often be oblivious to the financial intricacies that accountants and bookkeepers review. The converse can be true as well. Small operations however require their owners to be involved in almost every aspect of their operation to truly succeed.   

The last major issue to consider is the question of finances. What kinds of investments do the businesses you are considering require? Do the financial resources required put a strain on you? Are there options to start the business gradually, perhaps as a home operation and then grow it into a fully fledged company? These are the kinds of questions you must ask yourself once you have determined to start your own business. While many other questions will likely arise, dealing with each of these issues can substantially lessen the stress you will certainly find in your new enterprise.  

Profitable Long Lasting Online Business – Discover the Best Way to Achieve This

If you want to build a profitable long lasting online business then the best way to achieve this is going to be to stay focused and stay consistent. Of course there are going to be many technical things that you’re going to have to learn in order to improve your business and increase the results that you get to it but having these basic habits of success is what is going to actually get you to the point of being successful.

When it comes to achieving success in your online business it is simply based on how effective you are you able to promote it and how strong is the relationship that you’re able to build with the people who get involved in the business. So in order to make sure that you are profitable in your online business you have to make sure that you find an effective way to promote it to the right people.

One of the best ways that you can utilize to promote your business on the Internet is going to be a method known as article marketing. This is a very powerful and effective method of promoting your business and you can get started by just investing your time. In the beginning you’re going to dedicate time to learning about article marketing and how to do it right. Then once you get the hang of it you’re going to start creating articles that are based on keywords that people search on a daily basis.

The keywords are going to be relating to what you’re offering in your business and this means that information is going to go in front of the right people. Keep in mind that this method is only requiring your time so this means that the more time you’re willing to invest into it the more results you’re going to get into your business.