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TIPS FOR SUCCESS: THE TOP 10 

You've Found Some of the Best Tips for Success that You'll Ever See!  Some Charge Big Bucks for This Info.  Here, the Top 10 Tips Are Free.

Tips for Success: Number One     Tips for Success One

Identify the characteristics of your ideal clientele.  You need to know who it is that you are targeting to be your customers.  If you miss this, your business likely fails.  Ask yourself, "Where do I want this business to be in 10 years?"  Who do you want to have as your customers at that time?

Write it down.  Write down the profile and characteristics of the person who would be your ideal client.  What are their interests?  What social circles do they inhabit?  What characteristics do their friends typically have?  Are they rich, poor, middle class?  Why are they in the socioeconomic group they are?  What needs do they have?

Once you've done your research and have a profile, you can go about marketing your products and services to them.  If you don't do this, you will waste a lot of time and money figuring it out through trial and error.

Whatever you produce, whether digits or physical, should be consistent with your Business Philosophy and meet the needs of the customers and group you serve.  If someone doesn't qualify for entry as a client of yours, help them get there.

Produce informational products that teach him or her the requisite information.  Get people qualified and grow your prospective client base.  You can create low-cost checklists, free YouTube video channels, inexpensive DVDs, audio CDs or downloadable MP3 files, workbooks and manuals and ebooks.  Sell them at reasonable prices so that you can help as many people qualify as an ideal client as possible.

Tips for Success: Number Two     Tips for Success Two

Discriminate when networking.  If you try to serve any living thing that breathes oxygen, you are whipping up a recipe for failure.  You can't serve everyone.  You can't cater to every taste.  Every relationship is not beneficial to every person.

Talk to people whose interest is already piqued.  Spend your time talking with those who are already interested in what you can provide them.  Work for those who want what you have to offer and fall into whatever your ideal client profile is.  

Tips for Success: Number Three     Tips for Success Three

Position yourself as the best.  Your marketing strategy needs to reflect your belief that you can uniquely serve and offer products that are unique in their quality.  This is the marketing principle of pre-eminence.  Adopt it.  For more marketing principles, see the Marketing Your Website department.

Tips for Success: Number Four    Tips for Success Four

Don't follow the herd.  Most people in any field do things just because "that's the way it's always been done."  Don't succumb to the temptation of this trap.  Work to set yourself apart.  Constantly be brainstorming and looking for opportunities that everyone else overlooks.

 

If you do this, you will begin to the little things that everyone else missed.  You will be in a position to make the most of what you observe.

 

Think for yourself.  You will likely encounter resistance from your business peers any time you break the mold or do anything in an unconventional way.  Who cares?!  When you seize a new opportunity that comes along, you will not only be able to serve your customers and clients better, you'll get a leg up on the competition because of their inflexibility.  

Tips for Success: Number Five     Tips for Success Five

Focus on relationships.  Mutually beneficial relationship generate sales.  Symbiosis makes for two happy parties to a contract.  Profits come naturally from relationships  where both parties are happy being in the relationship.

 

Focus on developing relationships with your customers, business partners, and other associates.  Contracts are vitally important, but remember that a relationship preceded the contract.  The relationship was the deal maker.  Without a relationship, a contract is just a piece of paper.  If someone wants out of a contract, they'll find a way, even if it just means completely ignoring it. 

 

Then, you have to decide if going to court (and incurring all the related expenses) is worth it.  It is best to focus on building trust from the beginning.  Focus on the relationships.

Tips for Success: Number Six     Tips for Success Six

Face your fear of failure.  Better yet, don't fear it in the first place.  Don't let the fear of failure paralyze you when you encounter situations where the potential gain is far greater than the potential loss.  Virtually all entrepreneurs fail at some point.  Failing teaches you things you could never learn any other way.  It is a tremendous teacher.  Don't be paralyzed by the opportunity to learn.

Tips for Success: Number Seven     Tips for Success Seven

Intervene in your environment on behalf of yourself.  If you are going to be running an online business, you are going to be spending a lot of time in your "office."  Make sure your chair is comfortable and supports your back well.  You can't underestimate the importance and long-term health benefits of a good working environment.

 

Without a good chair, you are almost guaranteed to develop lower back problems if you sit for hours on end.  Find a chair that works for you.  Get one that has comfortable arm rests, excellent lumbar support, and a high back.

 

Make sure your desk has plenty of space and, ideally, a bookshelf.  You don't need to buy expensive or tailor-made furniture.  Just find ones that work for you and your anatomical needs.  Buy them used.  Look at your local Goodwill or Salvation Army stores.  Check out the thrift stores or consignment shops.  

Tips for Success: Number Eight     Tips for Success Eight

Never stop developing your character.  Learn how to conquer the fear of failure with entrepreneurial courage.  Develop more and more self-discipline and banish laziness forever.  Put childish ways behind you as you live and act like an adult.  Delay gratification and learn to focus on and plan for the future instead of always living for the moment. 

Tips for Success: Number Nine     Tips for Success Nine

Strive to match your passion with profitibility.  If you spend your life making loads of money doing something you hate, you probably really love money.  Most people don't love it nearly as much as they think they do.

 

If you seek money above all else, you'll likely be perpetually miserable.  Plus, you'll complain and gripe so much that you'll spread your pessimism and miserableness to the people you are around.

 

But, if you can do what you love and don't make any money, you'll go bankrupt rather rapidly.  If you aren't stuck financially, pick a passion that produces positive cash flow and then go to work!  The internet is your door to do just that. 

Tips for Success: Number Ten     Tips for Success Ten

Be a positive person.  Not only does this help your relationship and work toward overcoming fear, it is also better for your health.  Stress strains your body.  A positive outlook will help just about every aspect of your online business, either directly or indirectly.

 

Remember, unless your niche is catering to the Constantly Complaining Club, most people prefer to be encouraged instead of given a daily dose of pessimism.  Sure, there are some niches these days that just don't have much good news proceeding forth.  But, the more positive you can be, the more readers and customers you will likely have.

 

 

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