March 16th, 2017

5 Tips for Business Success

by Rahimah Sultan
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Being successful in life requires a purpose and discipline to pursue that purpose. You must stay focused and avoid distractions. This also applies to business success.

 

You need to imagine yourself as a success. Daily visualize what your life will be like, what you’ll be doing, and how it feels. Decide what you like and are really good at and lay out a plan to get there. This will no doubt involve consulting with someone in your area of interest. Set clear goals and be realistic. Figure out what success looks like for you following these five tips for business success.

 

Focus on Your Main Objective

 

You might want to be a computer programmer or a software engineer. Research the requirements. It probably means attending school and getting certification. Or, you may want to be an Internet marketer. The same principal applies.

 

Write out a plan and begin taking steps toward that end. Don’t procrastinate. Break your goal into smaller goals and begin to work on those smaller goals. Set an overall timetable and times for finishing each smaller goal.

 

Avoid Distractions

 

Keep distractions at a minimum. It’s not possible to stay 100% focused 100% of the time. Just don’t let your goals take a backseat to them.

 

Find a Mentor

 

A mentor is someone who usually has a bit more experience than you, who knows the trade, offers advice, and helps you. A mentor will help you network, trouble shoot, and strategize.

 

Always keep learning. Gather as much information as you can. Take calculated risks.

 

Solve Problems

 

Successful people encourage progress by solving problems and answering questions. Can you make life easier for people in an effective way? Can you create a product or provide a service that fills a crucial gap?

 

Be Persistent

 

If your first attempt doesn’t work, pick yourself up and try again. Don’t make excuses. You will have failures. Failures don’t define you. They are learning experiences. Don’t repeat the same mistake. Don’t give up.

 

So, focus on your main objective, avoid distractions, find a mentor, solve problems, and be persistent.

 

Step out of your comfort zone. Don’t wait for opportunities to fall in your lap. Sniff them out. Successful people make big investments in their careers, in their businesses, in their education and, all investments involve risk. Use these five tips for business success to get started. Study your risks, make sure the odds are in your favor, and take a leap.

 

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March 6th, 2017

Blogging: An Essential Way to Get Your Message Out to Others

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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Blogging has become an essential way to get your message out to others. You can incorporate text, pictures, links, short videos, or other media in your posts that make your content more appealing to readers.

 

The term was originally weblog and then weblog became just blog. The term blog is also used as a verb that means to add information or posts. Since the mid-1990s blogging has become progressively easier with easy-to-use publishing tools and is now the predominate way of self-publishing.

 

If you own a business or home business and want to spread the word about it, blogging can be a method of doing so and a way of branding yourself. You can write articles about your products or services and post them on your blog with a link to those products or services.

 

Blogging is an essential way to get your message out. Read this article for more on blogging.

 
 

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February 28th, 2017

Autoresponders in Internet Business

by Rahimah Sultan

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So, you’ve been browsing and Googling and seeing all the promotions on the Internet for starting your own home business and the tools that are needed to do so. Then there are suggestions for platforms for setting up your business online. There is an abundance of information and courses offering training, and there are Ads promoting ways to get your information out to the public, and how to build lists using autoresponders, and on and on.

 

You probably already have a general idea of how to do business online. If not, and you’re a beginner, you may have a business idea or you may already have an offline business and may be wondering how to bring it online.

 

So where do you start if you have an entrepreneurial spirit and want to do business online?

 

Set up a place online to do business

First, you have to have a place online to do business, and that means establishing an online presence. You have to buy a domain name, which represents you and your company or home business, and set up your website with a hosting company. Your website is your “place of business.” You’ll place a sign-up form on your site to attract new prospects.

 

Use an autoresponder

The form you place on your website needs to be connected to an autoresponder so you can collect names and emails of prospects. You stay in contact with these signups through messages that go out via this autoresponder.

 

Autoresponders are used by individuals and also by Web sites that need to respond to user comments automatically. Businesses use them to inform an email sender that someone is out of the office and the date of return; a company may use an autoresponder for newsletter subscription opt-ins or cancellations. An autoresponder is used by businesses to confirm purchases and pertinent information regarding that buy. Email marketing, using autoresponders, has been identified as one of the most profitable modern marketing techniques.

 

You need to nurture your leads so they stay connected and gain confidence and trust in you.

 

Set up an email series

The most efficient and cost effective way to educate your new subscribers is to take them through a series of especially designed emails that take them from point A to point B in a sequential order. This series gives them the opportunity to get to know what you have to offer and how you can help them.

 

Set up a series of emails to go out at predetermined times. For instance, your first message will probably be a thank you for signing up or subscribing that includes a link to a freebie to be downloaded immediately. The balance of the series will be related to your product or service.

 

Every time you create an autoresponder series, it should take a subscriber from being a lead to a prospect to a customer. With an autoresponder series each new subscriber will get the same experience your first one did, if that’s what you want.

 

The strategy for your email series is determined by the type of product or service you offer. The number of messages can be seven – one a day or 30 or more. You can send one on the first seven days and then add others spaced at longer intervals. You decide what’s best for you and your business.

 

If your site is a blog, you can populate it with content that shows people how to use your services or how to solve particular problems. Then you can send a broadcast to your list with the link to your blog article. You may only want to set up a few messages in your autoresponder and then send broadcasts to your list. The choice is yours. You need to:

 

Focus on the reader’s desires and needs. What problems are your subscribers experiencing?
Use a real email address that people can reply to which can be your name or business name.
Personalize your emails and include a salutation. Make it sound like an email, not a press release.
Highlight the benefits you’re offering.
Use attention-grabbing headlines.
Make the email easy to read.
Proof read your emails. Use correct grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Make emails easy to read.
Use a call to action stating what you want the reader to do.
When you get a response to an email, always reply.

 

Never send an email if a person hasn’t given you permission to do so and do not share a person’s information with anyone. Do not go overboard with affiliate offers and promotions.

 

In summary, set up a place online to do business, use an autoresponder, and set up an email series. Using these tips on Autoresponders in Internet Business should be helpful.
 
 
 
 
 

February 19th, 2017

Blog Article Marketing Tips

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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A blog is a tool for publishing whatever you want. You define what that publication should be like based on your interests and goals. Blog article marketing is a process of writing articles, that support your interest, and publishing them on that blog platform. A blog is a technology that’s easy for both people and the Internet to understand.

 

You decide the purpose and the tone. Do you want to attract more leads for your product or service? Should the tone be formal or casual?

 

The basic format of a blog article includes a date, title, author, and the article body which includes text and images. You can include a call to action (CTA) at the end of your article with a link to your lead capture page (LCP) to bring in more leads.

 

Doing a blog right is about understanding what you can do with the technical capabilities of a blog platform.

 

(For more information, read my blog article http://marketingsuccessreview.com/blogging/4-benefits-of-article-marketing)

 

Blogging is one way to establish an online presence, especially if you have or want to start a business.

 

These Blog Article Marketing Tips can help you get started with your online presence and help to establish your authority.

 

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February 9th, 2017

Affiliate Marketing: Merchant or Affiliate

by Rahimah Sultan

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Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other people’s (or company’s) products. Just find a product you like, promote it to others and earn a part of the profit for each sale that you make.

 

An affiliate, also known as the publisher, can be a single individual or a company.

 

There are two ways to get started with affiliate marketing. You can become a merchant or an affiliate.

 

Although it’s not easy, you can become an affiliate program merchant and then make money by having affiliates sell your products. Following are the 4 steps to take.

 

1) You need a product idea.

 

Look at what products and services are already available and think about how you can make them better by having something that solves the problems with those products.

 

2) Find out if people want it.

 

Present your idea to people and ask them if they like it and will pay for it.

 

3) Create the product.

 

It can be online courses, ebooks or podcasts/videos.

 

4) Find affiliate program partners.

 

You have to find affiliates to promote your products (affiliate networks can help) who actually have an audience that is interested in what you have to sell. Clickbank and Amazon are examples of networks.

 

There are also 4 steps to take to become an online affiliate marketer.

 

1) Review products in your niche.

 

You can start by looking at the partners in step 4 for becoming a merchant.

 

2) Build an email list with your prospects on it.

 

3) Educate your audience.

 

You can use live webinars, blog posts and social media.

 

4) Grow your business with PPC advertising.

 

This is an overview of the specifics of affiliate marketing.

 

For complete details Click here to read: What Is Affiliate Marketing.

 

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January 30th, 2017

Blogging

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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Are you hesitant to start your blog? Blogging has become an essential way to get your message out to others. You can incorporate text, pictures, links, short videos, or other media in your posts that make your content more appealing to readers.

 

Blogging is a way to showcase your passion and expertise and a way to brand yourself and your products. It allows you to present your knowledge and skills to the public.

 

Once you get your blog up and running and get a few followers your confidence will grow.

 

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January 23rd, 2017

Autoresponders: A 3-Part Guide

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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Making money on the Internet with your new business can be a bit difficult unless you have an autoresponder. Every online business needs email marketing tools that allow you to follow up with prospects.

 

An autoresponder is the ideal way to handle your daily business operation and save you time and money. An autoresponder is an e-mail utility that automatically replies to an e-mail message with a prewritten response when that e-mail comes into a specific e-mail or Internet address. You can increase your sales with autoresponders, connect easily with people, and brand yourself.

 

Getting started with autoresponders requires a bit of research to determine which one best fits your needs.

 

The following articles detail the setting up and use of autoresponders. It is actually a three-part guide.

 

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

 

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January 17th, 2017

3 Tips for Promoting Your Site

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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If you are thinking about setting up an online business or wondering how to promote one, the following 3 tips for promoting your site will be helpful.

 

Decide what kind of business you want.

Decide what your business will be. Then set up a blog centered around that interest and promote it with content marketing using your own original articles. Blogging is a great way to establish your online presence. You can employ different marketing strategies to promote your site (blog). These can include articles for ezines, the use of social media platforms like Facebook, paid Ads through Google, and other avenues.

 

Be sure your blog is one over which you have total control, NOT a Blogger or a Blogspot platform. I recommend WordPress.org and NOT WordPress.com. If you use WordPress.org you will have to find your own hosting company and buy a domain name. Domain names cost about ten dollars a year, and you can use GoDaddy.com, NameCheap,com DomainOrb.com or another company of your choice to find a domain name.

 

Write content
Write content for your particular audience that solves a particular problem and encourages engagement. Content marketing is about sharing valuable information to attract prospects and turning them into customers and repeat buyers.

 

You can use your own fresh content to keep your blog up to date and that entices visitors to return.

 

Once you gain more visibility in the search engines you begin to look more authoritative. It’s human nature to gravitate toward those with authority.

 

Post regularly
Make regular posts to your blog and use SEO so you get found by search engines. Be sure to use a call to action (CTA) in your posts with a clickable link that instructs people to click for information or products that you are offering which can help solve their problem. If you have a list you can keep them updated about your latest posts.

 

Before setting up your blog, take time to carefully decide whom you will be writing for and the type of content that you will include.

 

One of the best ways to showcase your knowledge and skills is to provide content that can help your audience.

 

You can share your blog content on social media to encourage communication with your target audience and then use those channels to promote audience participation by redirecting them to your blog or a particular post, and you can ask for feedback.

 

So, thoroughly consider the type of business you want, set up your site, write content to promote your business and gain authority, and make regular posts to your blog. Using these 3 Tips for Promoting Your Site will help you get started.

 

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January 2nd, 2017

Affiliate Marketing

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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Affiliate Marketing is a branch of Internet marketing where the advertisement publisher gets paid for every customer or sale provided by him. Affiliate marketing is the basis for all other Internet marketing strategies
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Originally, affiliate marketing involved lots of spamming, false advertising, trademark infringement, etc. Since the invention of complex algorithms and advanced security, it’s safer to do business and shopping online. This even led to …  More

 
 
 
 

December 26th, 2016

A Few Tips For Online Marketing

by Rahimah Sultan

 

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Publishing content is one of the best ways to build traffic online. If your content is of good quality it can circulate online indefinitely, and this can brand you as an authority in your field. If it remains relevant the long-term benefit is continual traffic. Three ways to do online marketing for long term traffic and for branding and getting traffic long after being published are blogging, articles and video.

 

Read this article for a few tips for online marketing.

 
 

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