How to Personalize Your Website for Individual Needs

Making your business website more personal

A business website is a customer’s main source for interacting with your business or service. For that reason, it needs to have a number of different qualities. It needs to be attractive, easy to use, responsive and stylish. However, these different factors do not carry the same weight. Some are going to be more important than others for particular companies.

For instance, if you are selling a product you need your payment system to be simple and easy to use. On the other hand, if you are merely using your website for advertising your main concern will then be making your website as clear and interesting as possible.

To help you understand this, we have put together different ways you can improve your website to match individual needs. Hope this will help you produce more success for your business website.

1. Web Design

How your website is designed will be important for all businesses and websites in general. But the type of design will be unique depending on the site’s goal. Let’s look at a church website as an example of this. That’s right, even churches need websites these days. It is the best way to get developments out to the community and make sure they have the information they need.

Also, churches usually organize events to raise money for charity. They may want to advertise this on their website. For a church, they do not want their website to come across as a business because it isn’t one. They want it to be friendly while also ensuring that any visitors trust the site is the real deal. Churchdev’s designs are perfect for this need and can be found easily online. Specialized services often use specialist web design companies to get the best results for their site.

2. SEO

Obviously, if you are trying to attract a worldwide market SEO is going to be vital. You will need it to ensure you are found by global customers. But, what about a business that has clients only in the local area. An example of this type of website owner would be a music teacher. A music teacher is not going to want potential customers from halfway around the world. But, they are going to want people in the local city and towns to find them.

Search engine optimization can be used for this by ensuring you have region identifiers on your site. These are keywords that relate to your specific location, so if you are using guest writers for your site, you should encourage them to use these. That way if a user types in “London Music Teacher” they will find the business owner’s site.

3. Social Connections

Social connections are beneficial when keeping customers connected to the site or the business in general. But, they are particularly crucial for websites that provide news and information. If you own a news site, you need your social networks accessible from your site page. You can do this by using widgets and ensuring that your site users can easily see the latest updates. Also by using social networks like Twitter, you can announce a news story on your feed and link it to your site. This will make your Twitter a source of knowledge for the news and encourage your followers to check out your web page.

These are just three ways you can adjust your site to make it exactly what you need it to be. By doing this, you can improve your business and generate more interest online.

Economic #Inequality: Who Will Bridge The Gap, SERIOUSLY?

Blog Action Day 2014 #inequality

This post should have been published yesterday as my contribution to this year’s Blog Action Day.

For those who don’t know. Blog Action Day is a yearly event organized by BlogActionDay.org as a way of bringing bloggers around the world to focus on a particular topic on a chosen day. Over the years thousands of bloggers have participated in this program bringing attention to a particular topic.

Now, this year’s #BlogAction14 is focused on the problem of #Inequality.

No doubt, inequality comes in different forms. It could be gender inequality. Economic inequality. Racial inequality. etc.

It was therefore a real challenge to decide on what angle to take on the topic. But after much thought and considering the focus of the WebIncomeJournal.com I have decided on tackling it from the angle of economic inequality, which of course is a worldwide issue.

For example, the Guardian a few days ago reported a Credit Suisse study which shows that inequality is on the increase. Titled: “Richest 1% of people own nearly half of global wealth” the report states:

“Taken together, the bottom half of the global population own less than 1% of total wealth. In sharp contrast, the richest decile hold 87% of the world’s wealth, and the top percentile alone account for 48.2% of global assets,”

Now, that is about half the wealth of the world in hands of just 1%!

Does this make you mad?

Are you enraged because of this?

Or,

Does it make you think really deep?

As expected most of the comments on the Guardian article were nothing but abuses on the rich. A few others called for a revolution as the only solution to correct the “anomaly.”

This is not really different from what we have heard over the years. But unfortunately this has not in any way brought any solution. Instead this small clique has continued to grow wealthier while the majority continues to slide down the scale.

So, Will Shoulder the Change?

Economic inequality gap

As much as most of us feel very passionate about this problem, there is no help if all we do is call on the high heavens to fall on the rich because to us they are being unfair to the rest of us.

As much as we recognize economic #inequality as evil that must be eradicated, expecting the super rich to come up with a formula of “redistributing” the commonwealth, is simply a day-dream.

First, we must understand that as far as humans are concerned, “equality” is a charade. Or what do you think of this:

“For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.” – (“The Parable of Talents,” from the Holy Bible).

While not denying the fact that there’s a conspiracy of the super rich to jealously guard the entrance to their little clique, the above scriptural reference is also an eye opener to the fact that if you must “have abundance” then you must be able to earn it.

You cannot expect the wealthy to simply hand over your own share of the wealth on a platter of gold.

The Political Class Will Not Do It, Either

It is also unfortunate that many others expect those in government to take the initiative to redistribute the common wealth. After all we have given them the mandate to manage the common pool.

But to me this is also another mistake. As we have seen all over the world, politicians are more concerned about their own pockets than the people who voted them into power.

Besides if they ever thought of doing anything about this problem they will only position us to create more wealth for the 1%

This is why I totally disagree with the Nigerian minister of finance and coordinator of the Nigerian economy, Mrs. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. While speaking at a breakfast dialogue with the private sector organized by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) some time last year, she said:

“The other aspect that is worrying, is that growth in Nigeria is unequal. Inequality is high and rising…We have to create jobs, not just create wealth. If we don’t put our minds to this problem, the whole economy may be in danger.”

“We are growing, but not creating enough jobs. That is a very big challenge. The rate of growth that we have is good, but could be better. We need to grow faster.  I think it needs to grow at least 9 to 10 percent to drive job growth the way we want.”

While I have high regards for my dear minister I however do not agree that the solution to economic inequality lies in government creating more jobs and not creating wealth.

If you have problems with this then you will need to check Forbe’s yearly list of the rich and tell me how many of those who have ever been in that list have ever created their wealth working a job!

Who Then Will Salvage The Situation?

As I sat down to do this articles thinking of what the disadvantaged can do to throw off the yoke of economic inequality, all I could remember is the story of Jacob and his uncle-employer, Laban as recorded in the Holy Bible.

Now, for those who might not be familiar with this story, Jacob was the son of the Jewish patriarch Abraham. Jacob, as a result of having a problem with his twin brother Esau, unceremoniously left home and for about 20 years stayed with his uncle Laban who “graciously” took him in as an employee.

Unfortunately for Jacob, Laban saw in him some form of free labor. And so, within the period of 20 years that Jacob stayed with him, Laban changed Jacob’s wages about ten times. Each time to the disadvantage of Jacob!

In fact, Laban did everything possible to ensure that Jacob remained a pauper in his employ knowing that as long as Jacob don’t have the economic power he would have no option but to remain in his employ!

Oh yes, that also reminds me that the slogan of the labor union in my dear country, Nigeria is, “Labor creates wealth!” And precisely so. But the question that I have always asked is, for whom is labor creating that wealth?

Hands up please if you know the answer!

Throw Off The Shackles of Slavery

The good news is that Jacob, after years of suffering in the hands of his uncle-employer, took the initiative to free himself.

He never waited for some labor movement to help him do it!

More so, he never agitated for a raise in wages knowing full well that a raise in wages will only keep you enslaved to that obnoxious employer!

Economic empowerment is not about wage increaseSo, how did Jacob did it?

Simple. He creatively started a side business!

He dreamed…

He strategized…

He made a plan…

And better still, he turned his plan into reality!

“And Laban said to him…’Name me your wages and I will give it.  …What shall I give you?’ And Jacob said, ‘you shall not give me anything. If you will do this thing for me, I will again feed and keep your flocks:

‘Let me pass through all your flock today, removing from there all the speckled and spotted sheep, and all the brown ones among the lambs, and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and these shall be my wages.'”

Now, space will not allow me to say much on this. Also I don’t think this is the time to sermonize too much. But the good news is that after about 6 years of putting his plan to work, the testimony was:

“Thus the man (Jacob) became exceedingly prosperous, and had large flocks, female and male servants, and camels and donkeys!”

Yes, I passionately believe there is so much to learn from Jacob in our today’s world. You must understand that:

  • It’s not about some labor movement
  • It’s not about wage increase, even though that will help you on your way
  • It’s not about agitating for wealth re-distribution

It’s about each of us taking the responsibility of breaking loose from the shackles of mental slavery. It’s about throwing off any beliefs that limits us from taking the initiative.

There’s so much opportunity that is waiting to be exploited in our today’s world. You too can get your own slice of the cake.

You need to change your mindset right now and you will see that the 1% that holds the 48% of global wealth is a club that is open to anyone who is ready for it.

You must understand that if you will only have it in your heart, God will put it in your hands!

As we look into this problem of #inequality worldwide therefore, my call is this: stop throwing stones at the super rich, stop regarding them as the real problem. Because the truth is, we are the problem!

If only you will make that decision today, you will discover that you have everything it takes to join the club.

Start Something Online Today

Have you not heard of the possibilities open to all of us on the net today?

If you are already spending most of your waking hours online, why not take the initiative to research ways of starting a side business on the net?

What is really holding you back?

Don’t you think it is time to take your future in your own hands?

There are books and resources all over the net that will guide you on starting a side business if only you will do the check. Check out resources like these ones. Put them to use and soon enough you will understand that inequality is mostly a thing of the mind because the truth is,we are all created equal and we do have the power to create wealth.

No one will do it for you. The responsibility is yours.

I hope this has helped in a way.

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11 Simple Tricks to Market Your Facebook Page More Effectively!

Facebook marketing is today one of the most targeted ways of reaching your audience online. Being the social media with the largest audience and with a well laid out marketing platform, Facebook offers you an economically viable medium for marketing your business online.

One of the ways you can use Facebook to market your business on a shoestring budget is by creating a facebook fan page to promote your business. However, when marketing via social media, especially on sites like Facebook, it’s important to remember a few key points.

The following Facebook marketing tips and tricks will help you better engage your audience in an effective way.

Simple tactics to engage your audience on Facebook!

1. Update Your  Fans Page on a Regular Basis

It is important to keep your facebook fan page active. One way of doing this is after you publish your blog posts or articles on your site, create a synopsis with links back to the original content for your Facebook page.

 2. Stay Active by Engaging With Your Audience

This strategy should include replying to comments made or an feedback. Social media is all about connecting with others. Facebook marketing will tend to produce better results through a “conversation”.

 3. Share Valuable Content with Your Audience

To gain a high level of respect as an “expert” in a given niche, it’s important to add value, no matter where that value may come from. If there is a worthwhile post on a blog that doesn’t belong to you, it may still be worth sharing. Making the posts all about you will tend to lose fans or have them unsubscribe you from their news feed.

 4. Add Your Own Personality and Human Element to the Page

People don’t want to interact with a “company” as much as they want to interact with another person. This is especially true for sites like Facebook. Your own individuality will earn you a higher level of trust.

 5. Solicit feedback and testimonials

This will not only help you serve your customers better but also create more sales. If you will manage your reputation online with care getting testimonials will give your product or service the social proof it needs to increase sales.

6. Be Tactful When Dealing With Negativity

The inherent nature of large audiences includes a decent amount of negativity no matter how good the product or service really is. Avoid the negativity by working on positive solutions for your target audience and never lowering your standards to the level of someone looking to pick a fight.

7. Target Your Fan Page Posts

Use timing strategies to get your posts to your target audience when they are online or when they’re most likely to have time to click through.  This may be trial and error, but a good analytics package combined with a series of tests will give you some good background data to test further.

 8. Don’t Post Too Often

When the news feed of your fans or followers begins to have too many unsolicited messages, it will prompt action in the negative direction. 2 or 3 solid posts per day may produce better results than 5+ posts. This may depend on your audience and the level of engagement.

 9. Provide Links to the Appropriate Places on Your “Money Site”

Having a twitter feed or giving your audience more places to connect with you will allow them to do this on their own terms. The same user that would unsubscribe from your Facebook on their “wall” would love to follow you via Twitter.

10. Avoid Excessive Automation

Just because you want to see it all doesn’t mean everyone does. Too much too quickly also will kick in Facebook’s own determination of what makes it onto the news feeds. Keep the updates manageable by personally reviewing what makes it onto your page and they’re much more likely to go through.

11. Promote Offline

Take advantage of offline promotions through the use of business cards, bumper stickers or other promotional deals. If you have a product that has any custom labeling, this can be a great way to add your Facebook page web address. Exclusive deals or coupons can be offered as a method of getting people motivated to fan you on Facebook.

Marketing Take Away: These are only a few of the tips and tricks to setting up a successful Facebook presence. Testing and tracking will allow you to customize how you do things without sacrificing time and your personality  while getting new customers for your business and making more sales.

Over to You: What social media marketing tactics are you deploying in your facebook fan page presently? Do you know of any challenges in using Facebook to angage with your customers? Share your experiences with us in the comments below.

Steve Jobs: My Tribute to A Visionary, Creative Genius and Life-Changing Entrepreneur!

Indeed, it’s no longer news that Steve Jobs, Apple’s iconic co-founder and former CEO, left us for the great beyond a couple of days (5th October) ago! Like every man or woman who has touched the human race with good, the news of his death has gone round the world in a matter of minutes after it became public.

Announcing this sad news, Apple’s official website puts it this way:

“Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.”

When I first heard the news I thought of doing a post to give my condolences but then when I discovered that many other bloggers were already out there writing one thing or the other about the passing on of this great man who has impacted our generation positively, I had to rethink the line my tribute. And so in this post I don’t just want to say what a great man Steve Jobs had been but, to give you an angle of this man’s life that can really inspire you to be better in your entrepreneurial pursuits. This is in line with the purpose of this blog which is to inspire and empower you with the right information.

Jobs’ Early Life: You Can Re-Write Your History!

From what I’ve read about Steve Jobs’ early life, I can confidently say no matter what your past has been you can re-write your history and make an indelible impact on the world.

Born on February 24, 1955, Jobs co-founded Apple in 1976 alongside Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, who is not as popular as the other two. The company, founded to sell the Apple I personal computer, was later to expand its reach into software and eventually mobile technology of which the iPhone and iPad are the most revolutionary.  (Ironically, Steve Jobs passed on just a day after Apple announced their newest addition to the apple family, the iPhone 5, the highly anticipated “Let’s Talk iPhone”)

In the 2011 release of the world’s richest individuals by Forbes, Jobs is estimated to be a net worth of $8.3 billion, placing him as the 110th richest person in the world. Note however that if Jobs hadn’t sold his shares when he left Apple in 1985 (he later returned in 1996), he would be the world’s fifth richest individual!

But the journey has not always been a smooth one. Jobs early life is one that would have pushed many into the wrong type of life.  Shortly after his birth Jobs was adopted by a California couple named Clara and Paul Jobs and never knew his biological parents until later in life.

Jobs never graduated from college as he had to drop out of Reed College where he enrolled in 1972 due to the financial burden the private school’s steep tuition placed on his parents. In his own words to the students of Stanford University in 2005 (please watch the video below), his appearance at that ceremony was his closest he has ever been to a college graduation!

On his time at Reed College, Jobs said:

“It wasn’t all romantic. I didn’t have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends’ rooms, I returned coke bottles for the 5 cent deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the seven miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple.”

But from that background Jobs rose to become an icon in our world! Indeed, you can re-write your history.

Steve Jobs: An Inspirational and Innovative Entrepreneur

Indeed, we are all here with own purpose and agenda. But if, by the time you leave this world, your footprint on the sand of time cannot stand the test of time, your purpose and agenda would have amounted to nothing. And we can say with all certainty that Steve Jobs did not just came, saw and conquer but that he has left an indelible print on the sand of time. As an innovator, a leader and an entrepreneur, Jobs knew very well what he wanted.

The following are some of his quotes which I believe will better help you understand what type of entrepreneur he was. I do hope these quotes will inspire you.

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.”

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”

Oh what words of wisdom from the lips of a great man!

But if you think Steve Jobs has left us a legacy only in the world of technology and computers you’re definitely wrong.  What is it that you’re pursuing as an online entrepreneur? Oh, no doubt about it, you want the fame and the money. But if that is just what you are after, hear what Jobs has to say about making money.

“I was worth about over a million dollars when I was 23 and over 10 million dollars when I was 24 and over a hundred million dollars when I was 25, and it wasn’t that important because I never did it for the money.”

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me… Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.”

“Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles.”

“There’s nothing that makes my day more than getting an email from some random person in the universe who just bought an iPad over in the U.K. and tells me the story about how it’s the coolest product they’ve ever brought home in their lives. That’s what keeps me going. It’s what kept me five years ago; it’s what kept me going 10 years ago when the doors were almost closed. And it’s what will keep me going five years from now whatever happens. (Jobs said this in 2010 and it did keep him going until he left the stage two days ago!)”

Steve Jobs on Turning Misfortunes into Opportunities

On October 5th the day Jobs bowed out of the stage of life, I did a post on how, as internet entrepreneurs, we can turn the woes of the economic crunch into an opportunity of making money online. The truth is, what most times may seem to be bad happenings are indeed nature’s way of guiding us into new opportunities. Steve Jobs understood this very well. Hear him:

“I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”

Could that be speaking to you? What are you going through right now in the midst of the suffering economy? Is your internet marketing business facing some unpleasant experiences? Maybe life is only saying you need to begin again in some areas. Instead of crowding your mind with the heaviness of the problems, free up your mind, you may just enter the most creative periods of your life!

And finally, the world may be mourning this genius but,

Steve Jobs Has A Profound Understanding Of What Death Is:

“Death is the destination we all share; no one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be because death is very likely the single best invention of life.”

What, single best invention of life? Indeed, Jobs was an inventor both in life and in death!

As we say adieu to a great man who left the world better than what he met it, I do hope this tribute to Steve Jobs will inspire you to be the very best in your field. As a blogger and entrepreneur, be determined to add value to the blogosphere. Impact the live of those who come in contact with you, enliven with your content, inspire no matter what you do and, because “death is very likely the single best invention of life,” others will one day celebrate you when you leave the stage!

In closing, let me end this tribute with Jobs’ own words in his famous 2005 commencement speech to the students of Stanford University. Watch the video below for the whole gist and get more inspiration from this innovative inventor and inspiring entrepreneur of our time.

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Here’s the full speech:

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Over to you: Share with your thoughts about this great man of our time. Post your comments below with special reference to what areas Steve Jobs has impacted your life. And I’ll appreciate it if you’ll promote this article by sharing it with your friends.

How to Turn the Global Economic Crunch Into an Opportunity to Make Money Online!

With the global economic crunch it does appears that it could really be a time to make money online with much ease. I discovered a simple idea on how to do this just this past weekend.  I had the opportunity of taking part in a Workshop for practicing and intending entrepreneurs. And during this workshop I recieved an inspiration I believe will greatly enhance my online business.

Today I want to share with you an idea I got from that meeting. This idea simply dropped into my mind when one of the speakers made a statement which I believe can be an income generator in this times of global economic woes.

You know many people today are taken up with the downturn of the economy and to them nothing is really working. In fact, many online entrepreneurs have doubts about making money online right now because of the suffering economy. The only things that are very evident to them are the political and economic troubles reverberating around the world.

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Confronted on all sides by this situation many are of the view that a time such as this is really not the time to make money online. They believe that not many people are spending as much online since the economy is suffering. Even those who believe that the economy is already getting back on its feet have doubts since, to them, we are still in recovery and no one really know what to expect in the near future. With this mindset there is actually a prevailing state of disbelief about making money online in these times of economic crunch.

But do you know that this is really the time to position yourself for a greater reward as a web entrepreneur? You don’t believe, do you?

Ok, stay with me and let me share with you this inspiring idea. I ask that you read it carefully. Actually it’s an idea that dropped on mind as I listened to one of the resource persons making his presentation. As soon as the words came out of his mouth, the light bulbs in my head came on with greater brightness that made me go wow!

So what was it that this man said that turned my entrepreneurial senses on full throttle? It’s this statement…

Focus On The Trend-lines Not The Headlines!

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Please read it very carefully until it really sink in!

Did that make any sense to you?

No?

Alright, let’s dive in a little deeper!

Maybe you’re like me; or maybe not. But there is one thing I do all the time and that is making sure I’m always up to date about what is happening around the world today.

Now, if you do that also or maybe you do it occasionally, when you read those screaming headlines on what is happening around the world, what is it that crosses your mind? How about when you watch the news on your favorite TV station? Is it any different? I doubt!

Every paper you flip or whatever station you tune to, it’s all the same. It doesn’t matter where the news is coming from.  From Africa to the Americas, from Europe to Asia or from Australia to the Antarctic, the situation is the same. The suffering economy is telling on every one. Not even once-quiet and peaceful societies are spared, any more!  The slightest provocation is enough for the bitter spleen of the masses to be unleashed on the political class.

Now, think about this for a moment. How do you respond to these headlines? Probably, your response is not different from the majority of the people – pointing fingers at the politicians and calling for yet another social upheaval as we have seen lately in the middle east.

But do you know as an online entrepreneur this is actually a time you should seize with both hands to make some extra money online? Don’t believe me? Just think about the number of people losing their jobs and assets. Don’t you think most of these people who are getting laid off are going to come online looking for another source of income?  Now, don’t you think all these are desperate situations that is calling for a desperate solution amongst these people?

Are you getting it?

If you’re still in any way not sure of what I’m driving at, let me point out to you that every savvy online marketer knows that finding desperate buyers and giving them a solution for their desperate situation is actually the secret to making it big online. May be you have heard about Desperate Buyers Only by Alexis Dawes. If you’ve not read it I advise that you take a look at it right now. Over the years Desperate Buyers Only has helped content publishers and info product marketers uncover how to really write and market info products so that people with problems will buy.  Click here to know more about Desperate Buyers Only.

Now can you see why my brain lit up when this particular speaker said, focus on the trendlines and not the headlines? I realized it’s about looking deeper than the headlines. While the headlines scream at you with all the problems in the economy, you should really look deeper to see how you can profit no matter what is going on!

The headlines will only make you go crazy but the trendlines will fire you up and your creative juices will find better expression!

Now, let me caution here that this is not about scamming or selling people false dreams.  It’s about providing what will help those who are desperate about keeping a roof over their heads and those who are desperate about putting food on their tables. As a web entrepreneur who knows what it takes to make money online you truly have some advantage over some of these people but you may not know it. Your years of experience online are truly an asset that you can bank on. You could put together your own experience about making money online and then sell it as an information product.

Oh did you say there is so much of that already there? Of course, that is the truth but if you think there will never be any information product on making money online again because the market is saturated then you are making a big mistake. Go learn from the internet marketers!

By the way you don’t have to create a product only in the niche of making money online. It could be an information product on how those losing their assets can stop the loss. It is actually a win win situation.  And that really is what information products are all about. So whether you want to focus on those who will be coming online to make some extra income or you want to focus on any of the myriad problems facing the human race today, you could really profit with the ailing economy.  Indeed, it is actually a time to take advantage of the suffering economy!

2 Simple Steps for Profiting With the Suffering Economy

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I’m sure at this point you agree with me that as a web entrepreneur you can really apply this statement to your online business, right? So, if you’re on this same plane with me then let me offer you a simple and quick outline on what you should do.

1. Carry Out Your Research

The first thing you should really do is to re-focus your attention as you listen to or watch the news. Instead of just taking in what the news houses are throwing at you (that of course is how they make their own money!) direct your entrepreneurial antennae to probe deeply on what the news is really about. Ask yourself how you can make some money with this and then go online to research the topic. I tell you if you begin to do this you will soon begin to uncover some very profitable niches you’ve never thought about. Like I said earlier, if you have a system in place that is helping you make money online, you’re truly ahead of the pack! Utilize your knowledge to fatten your bank account!

2. Get Your Product into the Market

It doesn’t matter whether you’re going to sell an affiliate product or your own product, if you’re going to make money online taking advantage of the suffering economy you simply need to know how to market those products to your prospects. Making money online is about selling. You need to know both the science and art of marketing online. This is what the savvy internet marketers know so much. If possible study how they are doing it.  Go invest in marketing resources that will equip you to make money selling products on the net. One thing you must be sure of is that you may have the right information and even package it so well, but if you don’t know how to market it online your bank account will simply groan because of its emptiness! Marketing and selling online is both a science an art, I think that is worth repeating! You can know one but without the knowledge of the other you will remain in the same place.

I recommend that you put these two tips to good use right now and you’ll be able to take advantage of the trendlines and make money with the ailing economy. You’ll not only see much more opportunities in the suffering economy but you’d become more adept at profiting with them. And just as the Holy Scripture said, when others are saying there is a casting down you’d be saying there is a lifting up!  Because my desire for you in this economy is that you’ll be lifted up I passionately ask you to go invest in this knowledge right now!

Are You Responsible?

Yes, I need you to answer this and right now: Are You Responsible?

Now, I’m sure that is a question you will want to think really good about before you answer, right?

I know you don’t want to answer without knowing what I mean by you being responsible, right?

Maybe you’re thinking I’m somehow accusing you of being responsible for the problems that have being deviling this blog lately. And to that you definitely will want to answer, no I’m not responsible!

Or maybe you are thinking I’m trying to hold you responsible for some other troubles in your community. And so you are already thinking of firing back, no I’m not responsible!

Take responsibility, You're in charge!

Responsibility Is a Heavy Weight for Many

We must understand that humans never want to be responsible even when they are responsible! Giving excuses is a natural thing with us. When things happen we are quick to look for a “scapegoat”. We pass the blame. We look for someone to hang it on.

But I want to categorically point it out to you today that if you’re not responsible you cannot succeed as an internet entrepreneur. I don’t really know how to put this more clearly, but what I’m saying is:

You Are Responsible therefore You Must be Responsible!

The success or failure of your online business is up to you. You have no one to blame. The responsibility is all yours. If you succeed, the credit is all yours and if you fail, that also belong to you!

Matter of fact: Your success or failure online is in your own hands.

It’s only those who are prepared to take the responsibility for their actions online that will actually make it. So you don’t want to leave your success to chance, like flipping a coin into the air and waiting for it to land on heads or tail! You must take complete control. The choices that will bring success or failure depend on you. If you make wise choices then you will claim victory and success will be yours. But if you take the wrong decisions then you should expect a crash and the result? Your dreams would go up in flames!

Please excuse me if I’m being too brash!  But like I’ve written a few days ago, I’ve seen too many sincere intending internet business entrepreneurs falling by the way side that I’ve always felt like weeping. Seriously! That was what prompted me writing about the sure cornerstones for online business success in the previous couple of posts. From the responses to those posts it does appear that we all agree with the points raised. But the question is, are you taking the responsibility of rolling up your sleeves and putting action to your desire? Or are you still waiting for the sure-set-and-forget-it solutions from some internet guru?

Without the right action, the road maybe rough and the destination elusive!

Here is a saying from the Holy Bible that I’ve lately made my watchword:

It Is NOT the Hearers that are blessed but the DOERS!”

You must be a DOER if you want to enjoy the fruits of your online business.

You must realize today that the odds for succeeding online are not in your favor.  A thousand and one internet business enterprises are launched every day. Of these just a few will be around in about a year from now. That definitely is not some pleasant news. But there is goodnews and that is, take action towards your dream and that dream will be drawn closer towards you!

I’m not ignorant that many are here just because they want some back link. As you are aware, I try my best possible to reply every comment on this blog. That means I read every single comment. And that has given me insight to the type of people reading this blog. Now I’m not in any position to tell you what you must do. That is your responsibility. But let me emphasize that if you must be responsible then laying the right foundation as I’ve mentioned in the previous posts is a necessity. You need the right mindset. You must have a plan in place. And you must build on the right foundation.

You Hold The Key, Use It Well!

What I want to leave you with in this post is that you and you alone hold the key to your success. If that is the truth then you must strive to ensure you’re abreast of what is happening in the line of business you’re running online. You must understand that business on the internet changes at a fast pace. You need therefore to keep pace with the changes. Look around at the internet business landscape, read the trend and make the necessary changes that will make you a visible player in the market place.

Your internet business will grow and expand if you grow and expand your knowledge. You must understand that you are your business. And as Robert Kiyosaki wrote in his classic, Rich Dad Poor Dad, you definitely need to mind your own business! Never be afraid to invest in yourself. Invest a minimum of 5% of your time and your income back into yourself.  Remember you’re responsible! Constantly learn new things and apply them to your internet business. Like I’ve mentioned earlier invest in books, attend real world seminars, teleseminars and webinars. Subscribe to business newsletters and read them.

Everything you do should be aimed at learning and adapting what your learned in your online business so that you can succeed and grow. In all of these there is the need for you to build your own strategies. This is very important as one of my mentors will always say:

“If You Don’t Have A Strategy You Will End Up In Tragedy!”

I do believe I have been able to help you take a second look at what you’re doing right now knowing that whatever you do you’re responsible. It’s my responsibility to give you these tips but it is your responsibility to take the action.

So are you ready to answer the question: Are You Responsible? Of course you can now say yes, I’m responsible!

Before I let you off I want to point you to a few books I’m reading right now. You can get them at Amazon.com today. I guarantee that will definitely help you in investing in yourself:

1. Living an Extraordinary Life!

2. Self-theories: Their Role in Motivation, Personality, and Development

Let’s have your reactions to this post. You may want to share with us what you’re doing to be responsible for your online business right now. Leave comments below.

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