How To Stay Focused In Your Home Business

Focus-On-Your-Dreams-300x236Working from home takes a lot of self discipline. It is important if you are going to be working from your home and running the business yourself that you understand how to stay focused with your home business.

One of the first things that will help you to stay focused is making sure that each day you sit aside a period of time to work.  When you don’t have a regular job to go to from 9 to 5 it can be difficult not to procrastinate.  You might find that you tell yourself that you will get to it later and then later comes and you still haven’t accomplished what you needed to for the day.

The next thing you need to do is remind yourself that it is still a job. This will help keep your focused on the fact that even though you work from home it is still your source of income and in most cases people need their source of income to get by financially.  So if you remind yourself of this you will be able to realize that you have to get things accomplished.

These are only a few of the many different tips you can use to stay focused with your home business.  You might find that some days are easier than others when it comes to focusing.  At times you might have to just step back take a break and then come back to what you were doing so that you have a fresh new outlook on the situation.

No matter what the situation is you have set your sights on your home business and you should remind yourself of this when the going gets tough so that you don’t end up just throwing your hands up and then regretting it later down the road.

I know how hard this is as I have the same focus problem when I work from home.  I was discussing this with my husband and found he had the same issues.  We are trying some new techniques and hope to get better at this.  Let us know what you have done to create a better environment to work from home.  Leave a comment or send an email.

To Your Success,
Deb Stowers
DKStowers.com
deb@dkstowers.com

 

How Social Media Helps Businesses Get More Exposure

want-to-learn-more-about-using-social-mediaIn order for a business to truly prosper, it will need all the exposure that it can get.

Too many people believe that a business just needs to exist for it to succeed but you will need to understand how social media helps businesses get more exposure.

More People

Everyone these days will have an account on a social network and so it makes sense that you use this to your advantage.

A website like Facebook has 800 million users and this is free exposure for your business. However, business owners tend to overlook this as simply just a place for teenagers to hangout but this is truly an internet marketing tool that you can use for years to come.  Check out more on how to build a Facebook Page for your business here.

Create Connections

When you use social media networks like Facebook or YouTube, you will be able to meet people from all over the world. These people can help your business grow in different ways and so you will need to focus on finding a way to use these connections wisely.

Social media will continue to grow and so you should get into it as soon as possible before you are left behind by your competition. Overall, social media will be around for a long time and it will only help your business grow.

Whether it is through exposure or simply just by being a way to connect with people from all over the world, social media will only do positive things for your business. Though some people will think that social media is just for entertainment, it is now a vital piece of internet marketing and being able to advertise your business.

If you are serious about being able to get more exposure on the internet, then you should certainly focus on utilizing social media as your main source of online exposure. And we would love to help you get your local business up on the social meida waves.  Check out this post on how we can help you.

Thanks,

Deb Stowers
www.dkstowers.com
deb@dkstowers.com

5 Simple Ways To Boost Your Commissions

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Of course, even if you do know how to make sales, I’m sure you want to make more, right? Well, here are are just 5 simple ways to boost your commissions.

Yahoo Answers

To get more exposure quickly and nearly instantly, try going to Yahoo Answers and leaving some good feedback on certain questions.

Leave good answers that you know will be helpful, and then don’t forget to leave your affiliate link at the bottom.

Hire somebody to write articles for you

Article marketing is very important to do, but it can take up so much time. To save time, hire somebody who will write those articles for you, and then reap the profits of bigger sales.

Give more than the product

If you already get traffic but you still want better conversions, create an ebook on that topic or get a PLR package and offer it once they buy your offer.

This will give them that sense of which they’ll be getting more from you than a different source.

Time limited offer

If you plan to use the ebook bonus above, try telling them that they only have a few days left to avail of your special bonus.

Study

Have you ever visited a sales page and felt the need to really buy the product? Well, try following what that sales page did by implementing it on your site.  Catch your visitor’s attention the way a sales page would catch your opinion.

These are just 5 simple ways to boost your  commissions, but they can help you out tremendously.  They don’t require so much work, and even if it does seem like a lot of work, you can always hire somebody to do it all for you.  After implementing just a few of these tips, you are sure to make more commissions.

Hope you enjoy this article.  More will be coming.  Let us know what you would like to learn more about.  Leave a comment.

To Your Success,
Deb Stowers
DKStowers.com
deb@dkstowers.com

How To Manage Your Time

One of the biggest problems that people have is that they simply have bad time management. This is something that hinders students and adults from ever achieving success in life and something truly needs to be done.

Most people will admit that they have trouble with this problem but successful people will talk about how they are able to master the art of managing time. There are two things that you can do to manage your time better and to utilize your 24 hours to the fullest.

Turn The Internet Off

Though you do not have to turn the actual connection off, you will need to find a way to get off of time-wasting websites like Facebook and Twitter. If there was a way to count the time that people spend on these websites, they will realize just how much time they have wasted.

This precious time go towards working hard on a goal or practicing for something life. Once you are able to control yourself from going on these sites, you will then start to feel like time is on your side.

Stop Procrastinating

Most people will admit that they have said “I’ll do it tomorrow” at least once in their life and this is something that needs to stop.

Successful people have been able to do things in the present and so they are focused on the task at hand. If you are serious about being able to manage your time perfectly, you will need to stop procrastinating.

If you are a business owner who wants to learn more about being able manage your time wisely, then you will need to remember that these two things will greatly help. With the right mindset and a little patience, you will be able to finally feel like there is time for other things in life.

 

How To Make Your Product Stand Out

product-standout (1)Making your product stand out from the crowd is tough when you want to really make sales but you still have lots of competition.

The truth is that you can easily beat out your competitor’s products in a big way if you know how to.

Anybody can do it, and there are just a few simple tactics that can help you create an internet marketing product which is going to beat out the others in the marketplace.

Come up with an interesting topic

Everyone is so sick of hearing the same ole’ topics on getting SEO right, making affiliate sales, along with so many other ordinary and hyped up ways to make sales. To stand out from the crowd, go against them by not going the same route. This is what many other businesses are doing right by creating products on making money with Facebook and other social networking sites.

In the past, internet marketing expert Jennifer Ledbetter actually created a product that taught people how to make affiliate sales for FREE. Of course, everybody bought her program because they knew that they didn’t need to spend anymore money at all after using her program.

Joint Ventures

The biggest and top selling products are the ones that had two businesses collaborate on. So, try collaborating with some people who know exactly what you’re trying to achieve, and try to finish the product with their help.

Good sales page

The sales page is the most important part of the sales process. By getting a professional and convincing sales page, you can be sure to have lots of sales coming in. Creating a product that’s going to beat out your competitors is very easy to do once you try out these tips.

Some people may not succeed right away when building their product, but you can be sure to achieve an edge over the competition by following these simple and easy to understand tips.

We are working hard to bring you information about how to grow your business.  Let us know what you would like to see.

To Your Success,
Deb Stowers
DKStowers.com
deb@dkstowers.com

Why to Track Ad Compaigns

Ad-TrackingWhy test and track your ad campaigns? Consider this analogy. In soccer, the best way to know if a striker is worth a starting position in the team is by the number of goals they score.

Similarly, since an ad campaign is an investment, the returns on investment (R.O.I) need to be measured.

For various reasons, businesses do not carry out just one type ad campaign. A business could carry ads through e-mails, internet marketing, Radio, TV and various other forms of media.

Depending on the kind of business, different ads work differently. As a business owner, it would be worth to know which ad works best for your business. This way, you know where to put your resources and where not to.

Tracking an ad campaign helps you know your customers. While one ad campaign may be effective on teenagers, another could be effective on young adults. This segmentation allows you to refine your content to better suit your target.

Testing your ad campaign will save you cash. Rather than run a campaign for a whole month only to find out that it is not effective, it would be effective first test it. This way, you know which ads work best without spending much money.

When you test and track your ad campaigns, it guides you to know your seasons. All kinds of businesses, even online ones, have their low and high season.

Therefore, you would know which ads are most effective during which season. Furthermore, it would enable you take measures to cushion your business in the low season.

Many options are available to test and track ads. To select only the best ad trackers for your kind of business, it would be best to ask an expert for guidance.

You could simply start with Google’s Website Optimizer which is a free and simple testing and tracking tool. If you choose a software ad tracker, it would be advisable to read all the instructions on how to use it.

We are working hard to bring you information about how to grow your business.  Let us know what you would like to see.

To Your Success,
Deb Stowers
DKStowers.com
deb@dkstowers.com