Having a home based business doesn’t have the same damaging preconception attached to it that it used to some years ago and more and more of us ‘older geners” are getting involved. After as far as “the daily grind, the 9 to 5, the crappy boss and moving up the corporate ladder” is concerned we have all ‘been there, done that, right?. Read More
One thing that you seriously need to think about when trying to decide whether to work from home is (and this may seem silly) but do you REALLY want to work from home or should I say, Are you READY TO WORK FROM HOME? Read More
“Time and tide waits for no man” we have all the heard the quote and if you have ever scratched your head at 6pm wondering where the hell the day went then you understand its meaning. But now that you may be retired or just working less, you might find you have “lots of time on your hands” And wondering what to do with it. While time does not wait, it can be managed, but this is no easy task and requires some effort on your part. Read More
Ok so now you have decided to join thousands of other “older but still got a ton to offer” boomers and take that leap of faith and you have set up your home based business. Now what? Well, I am sure you told all your friends and family about what you are doing but if they are going to be your only customers, then you probably won’t be in business very long. You need to let people know you exist, You need to get your name out there. So you probably need a website and a marketing strategy for promoting your business. Read More
Maximize Your Business With Word-Of-Mouth
We all know that word-of-mouth marketing is the most powerful form of marketing available. And, you’re already an expert at this type of marketing. So, how do you maximize it in your business? Well, let’s look at the facts.
We spend a large portion of our day talking to our friends and family recommending everything from movies to restaurants to products. It’s natural. You’re not selling anything; you’re just talking. Online research backs up our approach. Did you know that online reviews play a significant part in a person’s decision-making process when buying products online? In fact, it’s more than half with 57% of people consulting reviews of products prior to purchasing! Obviously, people value opinions, and better yet, people will value your opinion.
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The Social Media Phenomenon
Social networks have totally changed the way in which men and women communicate. and share information, Today, one out of every 20 online visits is to a social networking website.
Social networking is also a great way to build your business and social connections through the use of other peoples connections besides your own. Twitter is a great example of this. if you tweet something someone likes, they might retweet it to all their followers. Your message just went to many many more people than the ones you know. Your Business Profile Page or Online business profile should have up-to-date information about your business on it.
The Social Media Sites
Social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, if used properly can help you to develop a loyal client base for your business. If you are more of a video person, then YouTube can propel your business to the next level. LinkedIn is a great place to meet other professionals and connect with them.
Writing a blog is a powerful way to promote your business expertise and create top level visibility on the web. It’s a proven business marketing strategy. If you have a “subscribe” page then Individuals who subscibe are providing you with the “OK” to contact them professionally via e-mail.
Blog writing is definitely a significant approach to creating brand awareness. Blogs are excellent ways for you to connect with your potential client or customer both on an informal and personal level.
Even the “Big Guys” are getting in on the social media scene.
Social networking has come to be the new medium for large companies to connect with their customers and potential customers using sites like Facebook to attract more clients.
Are you ready to jump in?
Thinking of joining the club? Don’t worry, creating a social network page for your business is easy Check it out at Facebook. If you need help learning how to use the social media platforms to build your business, there are many online classes and workshops you can participate in, I recommend this one which I have taken myself and am very happy with the results.
Social networking might have started off as being a entertaining way to interact with friends, however it has developed into a highly effective resource for education and business.
My Social Networking Places
Follow me on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/fierceover50
“LIKE” me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fierceoverfifty
“FRIEND” me on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/fierceover50
Find me on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/julielabes
See You In The Social Spaces!