Monday, November 26, 2007

The Effective opt-in form!Homebusiness Ideas

An opt-in form is simply a small script-based form on your site that allows you to collect people's names and email addresses and add them to a database, so you can send them relationship-building emails in the future.

If you don't have an opt-in form to collect your visitors' contact information on your site, I can guarantee that you're only making a small fraction of the sales you could be making!That's because the vast majority of online shoppers DON'T make a purchase on their first visit to a web site.

Most people need a minimum of 7-8 points of contact with a business before they feel comfortable enough to buy from them.So if you don't reach out to them and give them a compelling reason why they should give you their contact information-- so you can stay in touch with them and overcome their buyer resistance -- you'll never realize your full income potential.Here are some more reasons why it's essential that you start building an opt-in list as soon as you possibly can...

Your "opt-in" email list is made up of people who want to hear from you.They've visited your site, or they've come into your shop, and they've decided that they like what they see enough to give you their email address.

They are actually inviting you to sell to them!
You are giving your customers and subscribers something they've ASKED you for.When someone gives you their email address, they understand that you'll be using it to send them information they actually want to receive — meaning your opt-in list will be highly responsive to any email promotions you run in the future.

You are developing valuable lifetime relationships with your customers and subscribers.Email allows you to contact the people on your list over and over again, so you can build genuine relationships with them. There's simply NO WAY you could do this offline without spending a fortune on printing and postage!

Every time you send a mailing, the response is 100% measurable.Unlike other forms of marketing and advertising, email allows you to evaluate the success of your campaigns within just a few hours. This will save you thousands in wasted advertising dollars!

Opt-in email marketing is effective... instantaneous... and FREE! This is my favorite thing about email marketing: You can contact your customers and subscribers whenever you want, with whatever offer you want, and it never costs you a single dime!So those are the "whys"... now here are the "hows":

The key to growing your opt-in list is to convince your visitors to give you their contact information by offering an enticing free gift that's so valuable they can't say "no" to it. What kind of free gift am I talking about?Here are some ideas that have proven to be incredibly successful for us and our clients:

An eBook on a topic that's of interest to your visitors
A free report full of valuable information
A free subscription to an online newsletter that covers topics your visitors want to know more about
A free "how-to" course, delivered as a series of emails
Entry into a contest for a fabulous prize!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Business and Biographies Homebusiness Ideas

"Don't worry boy, it will be alright. I've taken this road you are walkin' down. I've been in your shoes. It is just somethin' that you have got to go through. I had this same talk with my dad."
Those were the words I heard from my dad at the age of twelve, when my heart had flushed my eyes with tears because the life of my dog was flickering out. Through the years I have taken walks down the same road with my dad and I've heard different versions of the same speech when business was tough, friendships ended or I wasn't feeling my best.

Sometimes it is nice to know that what you are going through isn't an experience unique to you. There is comfort in knowing that others have been there and there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Often, when you are in the midst of the tunnel – the only thing that catches your focus is despair, discouragement and depression. Yet, it can turn your day around when someone ventures into the tunnel – walks with you and grabs your hand to say, 'I've been here... hang in there. I turned out alright and you will as well.'

Unfortunately, we don't all have someone who will tread into the tunnel and walk beside with encouragement. This is why it is so important to read biographies! A biography is a unique way to have a successful person walk beside you as you examine the story of their life. You will often be surprised that the most successful people of all time experience the same struggles as you.
Einstein was divorced, Lincoln battled depression, Ronald Reagan had his heart broken by his first wife and Sam Walton went broke twice. Where did I learn these facts? From the biographies I read! Did it make me feel better because they had hard times? Yes and no. I never delight in someone else's pain.

On the other hand, it is without question that Einstein, Lincoln, Reagan and Walton were monumental successes. It is refreshing and inspiring to read that they were also human and have walked down the same road that you and I have.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Meetings You Have With Yourself Homebusiness Ideas

You are your most important critic. There is no opinion so vitally important to your well being as the opinion you have of yourself. As you read this you're talking to yourself right now. "Let's see if I understand what he means by that… How does that compare with my experiences? – I'll make note of that – try that tomorrow – I already knew that…I already do that." I believe this self-talk, this psycholinguistics or language of the mind can be controlled to work for us, especially in the building of self-confidence and creativity. We're all talking to ourselves every moment of our lives, except during certain portions of our sleeping cycle. We're seldom even aware that we're doing it. We all have a running commentary in our heads on events and our reactions to them.

• Be aware of the silent conversation you have with yourself. Are you a nurturing coach or a critic? Do you reinforce your own success or negate it? Are you comfortable saying to yourself, "that's more like it". "Now we're in the groove." "Things are working out well." "I am reaching my financial goals." "I'll do it better next time."

• When winners fail, they view it as a temporary inconvenience, a learning experience, an isolated event, and a stepping-stone instead of a stumbling block.

• When winners succeed, they reinforce that success, by feeling rewarded rather than guilty about the achievement and the applause.

• When winners are paid a compliment, they simply respond: "Thank you." They accept value graciously when it is paid. They pay value in their conversations with themselves and with other people.

A mark of an individual with healthy self-esteem is the ability to spend time alone, without constantly needing other people around. Being comfortable and enjoying solitary time reveals inner peace and centering. People who constantly need stimulation or conversation with others are often a bit insecure and thus need to be propped up by the company of others.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Challenges Propels You To New Heights homebusiness

What is the only single quality that distinguished those who succeed it from those who did not?
Adversity will come to everyone at some time. How you meet it, what you make of it, what you allow it to take from you and give to you, is determined by your mental habits.
You can train your mind to face life's toughest challenges-and it is important to develop this habit before you actually need it.

Challenges can actually be a positive thing, even though it certainly doesn't feel like it when we are facing it. Challenges define us. It is easy to have a great attitude, a strong work ethic and a positive outlook when things are going great. But how do we stand up during tough times?

Consider the following phenomenal achievements of famous people who experienced severe challenges:
- Walt Disney experienced both bankruptcy and a tragic nervous breakdown and still made it to the top of the mountain.
- President Harry S. Truman went broke in the men's clothing store he started.
- Sir Walter Raleigh wrote the "History of the World" during a 13-year imprisonment. - Martin Luther translated the Bible while enduring confinement in the Castle of Wartburg

We must push through the adversity we face. If we do not, we will be poorly prepared for winning. People are successful because they face challenges head on to gain strength and skill. They do not take the path of least resistance. Adversity is a powerful teacher.