I’ve recognized in both my successes and failures in the world of online sales and marketing, is the above headline – Solving problems NOT just selling products – is a principle that has always held true. When I don’t apply it, it usually backfires on me.
In my experience, most people who join a direct sales company, start an online business or become an affiliate marketer begin the same way, which is to push the product or service first.
That in of itself is not a crime but there is a balance that one needs to consider. Having a business is about solving problems. First.
How you do that is to add real value first and once you do, everything else will fall into place. You will make more sales if you’re engaged with your prospect by knowing what their needs are and how you can solve their business problems. Most people will trust and respect you more and ultimately buy from you because you’re sincere about helping them.
That said, I mentioned in a previous post that we all love to save money. If you’re just starting out (and even if you’re not) and you need a voice mail service, here’s one I’ve been using for a couple of different programs – and it’s free!
It’s called Simple Voice Box. You can check it out here.
If you’re ready to launch your new business or you’ve been in one for some time, you know how important it is to have a marketing budget, or at least you should. This is something many new online entrepreneurs don’t anticipate, that spending money on marketing – and other items – on a regular basis is a key component in growing your business.
But what if you don’t have monthly funds to put towards your business? Truth is, you don’t need a lot but you should allocate something, whatever you can afford. Continue reading “Being Smart with Your Marketing Dollars”
Albert Einstein once said “A perfection of means and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem”.
The world is set up to suck you into its distractions. Particularly in this age of social media and technology moving at break-neck speeds. This is something you first have to identify is happening in your life then you need to attack it head on. Continue reading “What Problem Are You Working on Right Now?”
If you’re reading this, you most likely own a business or you want to start one.
Some people love building something from the ground up while others might want to buy into a franchise-like model. There is no right or wrong way to do it. I’m a big believer in multiple streams of income. Passive income can help free you, it’s beautiful.
However, we all get stuck sometimes. If you’re at that place where you don’t know WHAT business to get into, you know what I’m talking about.
If that’s you, here’s an insightful in-depth article, literally step by step, written by Clarissa Grace on Growth Lab’s website. Growth Lab is an online platform on how to break out of your rut and create and grow a successful web based business. This is the genesis of another amazing entrepreneur, Ramit Sethi. If you don’t follow him, you should!
You may not want to go through all the ebbs and flows of running an online business. If this is you, you should read on.
The website is called User Testing. It gives you, the consumer, a chance to literally speak your mind about your experience of a website; the functionality, user-friendlyness of it and more. Whatever your experience is, they want to know about it.
Continue reading “Get Paid Up To $30 Hour with No Investment”
By Coach Roger
I’ve gushed about Jack Canfield in a previous post and how he’s played a role in my family’s success. As the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, he does a training called the Success Principles. In one of the audios he talks about his relationship with his mentor, future head of a billion dollar company and philanthropist, W. Clement Stone.
He reflects on a question Mr. Stone asks him about accountability. Paraphrased, Jack is asked “Do you take responsibility for all your results?” He pauses then says, “um, I think so.”
Continue reading “W. Clemente Stone and Jack Canfield”
***For privacy reasons the name and occupations have been changed***
By Coach Roger
I was having dinner with a friend last night, he’d just accepted a head nursing position at a mental health institute, located about 2 hours north of Toronto.
Although Dave’s larger story is very sad on the surface, it is special. It’s special because it’s about the human spirit and how we can overcome. Statistically, most people would have just thrown in the towel and who knows what else.
Continue reading “A Story About Never Giving Up”
The Four Major Obstacles of Starting A Business
By Coach Roger
Check this out, a research study done by MarketWave asked 6,000 people who had never owned a business a simple question: If all obstacles were removed, would you like to own your own business?
85% said yes.
Continue reading “The Number One Reason Why People DON’T Start A Business…”
By Coach Roger
A lady I was speaking with said she was thinking of buying leads from a lead broker and wanted to know what questions she should ask before spending any money. Here’s what I shared:
Continue reading “What You Should Ask Before Buying Leads”