Top 4 Benefits of Having a Good Website

As a online business owner, there are many benefits to having a quality website that is able to not only generate traffic but also increase sales for your company.  

1)  Access to Customers

Having a good website will enable you to have access to customers locally, nationally or from all over the world.  Without a website, you only would be able to reach customers through traditional advertising, marketing through very expensive TV, newspaper and magazine ads.  Although these are all good ways to increase your business branding and sales, the internet provides a much more cost effective approach of reaching your customer and potential customers.  Especially those that want to shop online.

2)  Keep Ahead of your Competition

You will be able to stay ahead of knowing what your competition is doing.  This is a great benefit to you and your marketing plans.  And if other businesses that sell similar products do not have a website presence, then you are ahead of the game.  You can learn what types of specials, sales and other offers your competition advertises to their customers so that you can be aware and adjust your advertising and marketing goals. 

3)  Customer Service

While local businesses may be able to offer customers to actually see and feel the products,  a good website will offer far more.  With a good and friendly return policy, letting your customers know that you will do anything possible to make them satisfied and very happy about their purchase or working with you.  They can also shop from your website 24/7 in the comfort of their own home.  Offering customers free shipping or other discounts will offset them walking into a local store. 

4)  Marketing & Advertising 

The internet provides the most economical means to market and advertise your business products or service.  Utilizing these tools will keep your advertising costs down as you will be able to reach a far greater audience than your local store competitor.  Unless of course, your product is in competition with a huge company.  But nevertheless, a good website will provide your customers information about you and your company along with specials and sales you may have without the customer having to go buy a newspaper.  Emailing is the best way to stay in front of your customers so that they keep coming back!

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Work from home – Is it for you?

Work from home on your computer

Work from Home on your computer

Over the past several years, and due to the continuing struggling economy, many people are now considering and starting work from home businesses on their computers.

After having pay or hours reduced, benefits reduced or worse, getting layed off from work – this is the best time to evaluate your talents and desires for a successful work from home business.

So what are your talents?  Maybe you have a hobby, expertise in a field, you like to write, enjoy wood working, sewing or training dogs.  Whatever your ‘passion’ is – that is the best place to start.  You can turn your passion into a work from home business like so many others have and are doing today.

First, make sure you are the right type of person to work from home.   Can you answer YES to the following 5 questions:

1)  Are you TEACHABLE –  Will you take the time and learn all that you can about the internet and how to achieve a successful online work from home business?

2)  Are you MOTIVATED –  Is your passion strong enough to keep you going day after day?

3)  Are you DISCIPLINED –  Are you able to set up your home office away from distractions and be able to set schedules and stick to them without watching TV or sitting on the couch taking a nap in the middle of the day?

4)  Are you READY –  Will you start TODAY and take action now towards your work from home business?

5)  Are you WILLING –  Can you make sacrafices to achieve your goals for a successful online work from home business?

Did you answer YES to all 5 questions?  

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !! 

These traits gives you a huge advantage on a successful path towards your work from home business.    So take advantage of this forum and get on my email list as I will continue to share information, knowledge and experience to help you in your endevours.