Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Have you really set up a sound foundation for your business? It is so much easier to build a business right the first time than to try and save a company that is floundering. The mistakes I see individuals make when starting an online business would surprise you. An amazing amount of people really do not take the time to research competitors, find out who their target market is or even figure out what they will need in order to market their business/services once they have website is developed.
In our society, we (me included) want it all right now. We don't want to have to wait… We want instantaneous wealth, success, fame that is why it is so easy for those unethical few to bilk people/businesses out of billions of dollars a year…
What have I learned being in business for over a decade? There are no short cuts…
To be successful in any endeavor you must first do what it takes to build a strong foundation, this includes:
- Putting together a business plan
- Figuring out and setting aside a marketing budget
- Figuring out your Unique Selling Proposition (USP)
- Learning that you don't cut corners on the important stuff.
Put together a blueprint for your success – it takes time to be able to hammer these things out. It is so crucial it literally can make a different on whether your company will live or die.
Did you know that 99% of these overnight success stories are simply not.
These “lucky few” have been dreaming, planning, and structuring this “over night success” for sometime in some cases for years…
Don't be fooled – Success is not an accident, and it is not a fluke… When you plan well and build a strong foundation. Success is up to you.
Pamela Jacob is the owner of Artista Design. Being in business for well over a decade she delights in helping others achieve the success that she has enjoyed. For a free consultation please email her at Pamela@artistadesign.com
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 12, 2007
“People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”
This is the bare bones truth… As a young person one of my first jobs was in sales. I was quite shy and really hated the hard sale or the pushy image sales people could give off.
Sales have had a bad reputation – there is still a misconception that sales people are insincere and manipulative (anything for a sale). Don't get me wrong these people are out there, and they give everyone a bad name.
I am a strong believer in what goes around comes around, this type of person seldom becomes a super star, they quickly fade – and dye out, or go out with a bang/bad reputation and what have they got left??
Being ethical and honest in your business is the only way to truly love what you do - (and we are all in sales don't kid yourselves).
The 3 secrets to having a successful business, as well as being an amazing sells/marketing person are:
- Believe in your product/service.
- Believe in yourself,
- Believe in what YOU CAN DO FOR OTHERS…
If you cannot say yes to all three of these things then you must find a different career path, or a different product to sell/promote because I promise you will never be successful...
And always remember this simple truth..
“People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care!”
For help in all your online needs contact me firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit my website at Artista Design
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Sunday, August 5, 2007
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
She called me the minute I said I would contact her. You may be thinking so what?
You may be amazed at what I am about to tell you, but there are so many people who claim to want to have a successful online business, or they say they
Even so, they don't put the action behind the words…
This woman showed she is serious about doing what it takes.
In my many years of experience, I have had many people who have e-mailed me or sent me a project request, when I answered them they didn't even bother to reply – or they did not send me their telephone number because they were too busy to talk and say, “just send it to me in writing."
This tells me one of two things,
1. They are not serious about building a successful business.
2. They don't respect my time - and want something for nothing.
In ether situation – it is not the atmosphere in which I will work… and as a professional – neither should you.
If you are like me, you have very little time so every second counts. I only want to do business with like-minded people – those people who are willing to put in the work to do what it takes and those businesses that respect my professional expertise.
Only 3% of people ever reach their goals in life – and get to where they want to go. The reason the other 97% don't is because they are not willing to do what it takes…
Those that are successful are:
- Have a Plan
- Take action
- Do what it takes.
- When they make mistakes, they pick themselves up, brush themselves off, learn from it and tread forward.
Winston Churchill said "never, never, never give up." He was right...
Pamela Jacob Artista Design