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March 2014 / 10 posts found

Outsourcing Using the Internet

by Ursula Flenaugh-Williams
Sometimes in business, as skilled as you may be, there are things that you are unable to do. A customer will come through with a very specific brief and, although you will be able to do most of it, there may be a part of the job that poses you problems and prevents you from completing the task. In this respect, it may often seem that you will have to turn down the opportunity. But it is not necessarily the case. With the Internet at your fingertips, you have ready access to a skills base that means you can complete [...]

Maximize Your Potential

by Ursula Flenaugh-Williams
The Internet is a global marketplace, and allows people living in small villages in one corner of the country to trade with someone half way across the globe in a similar village. Twenty years ago, such trading would have been enormously tricky and would have taken a lot of time - by which point a customer could well have reconsidered, or circumstances made the deal impossible. With the increase in efficiency that the Internet has brought it is now possible to move goods, services and money between nations at almost instantaneous speed. While this may have removed some of the [...]

Getting Quick Cash on the Net

by Ursula Flenaugh-Williams
When we first start out in business, particularly in the world of affiliate marketing there is a lot standing in the way of us being successful. It is often the case with a bricks and mortar business that you will have been trading for months or longer before you have anything resembling a steady income. In addition to this, presentation is everything in face to face business, and you can be unlucky simply because of completely superficial factors. But if you want to quickly realise the value of an asset, the Internet is a major advantage, one you cannot afford [...]

Making Contact

by Ursula Flenaugh-Williams
Before the Internet made its way into almost all of the homes in the developed world, making contact with people was a great deal more limited. The quickest way was to pick up the phone, but this required the person you were trying to contact being on the other end if you wanted to get information to them in any meaningful way. Due to the Internet, we have now got the magic of e-mail, which allows us to put down exactly what we want to say, spell check it and read it through before sending it - and even if [...]

Freelancing

by Ursula Flenaugh-Williams
The life of a freelance worker before the Internet was a very different thing to what it is today. In the past, any freelancer would need great mobility or a very sympathetic pricing plan from their phone company. In order to get around to pitch yourself to potential customers, you would require boundless energy, and an ability to deal with being told "no" face to face or over the phone. So much of freelancing is about speculation, after all. You can try and sell yourself a hundred times and could be told "no" a hundred times - and the chances [...]

What You Need to Get Started

by Ursula Flenaugh-Williams
Although the Internet has made it a lot easier for people to make a start in business, it is still worth making sure that you maximize your potential as a businessperson by having all of the possible tools you could need to get things up and running. In order to start, you need comparatively little compared with a bricks and mortar business - but the better equipped you are, the more possibilities you can turn into definite. A computer and an Internet connection are obviously the base minimum. As you are reading this, you have access to those at least. [...]

Selling online

by Ursula Flenaugh-Williams
Once upon a time, setting up a business meant opening up a shop somewhere where you could be sure that customers would come to see you. You needed to order stock and keep the shop tidy, well-heated or ventilated, and you needed to always be there. All of this meant that starting to sell would be preceded by weeks, even months of extremely diligent work, and with no guarantee of success anyone looking to set up a business would often decide that, on balance, the risk was too big. Now those problems are things of the past, and the potential [...]

The Benefits of Working Online

by Ursula Flenaugh-Williams
Online business has become huge in the relatively short time that the Internet has been around. People in their thirties and late twenties can easily remember a time when the Internet existed only in the minds and laboratories of technological wizards, and computers were firmly rooted in the one place - both figuratively and literally. Now with the advent of laptop computers and WiFi technology, you can surf the Internet just about anywhere - even on a cell phone so small you could fit it in your mouth if you really wanted to. The importance of the Internet to business [...]

Website Dos and Don’ts

by Ursula Flenaugh-Williams
When setting up a website for Internet business there are a few things that need to be kept in mind at all times. Certain dos and don's like these can be the difference between success and failure, and are the reason that many companies outsource their Internet work to real experts. The Internet is a serious business tool, and incorrect use of it can drive potential customers away. Keep this in mind when it comes to setting up a business website, and get unbiased feedback on it before you "go live". It may take a bit of time, and may [...]

Website No-Nos

by Ursula Flenaugh-Williams
Setting up a website in order to bring business into your company is an essential step in the present day. Even from watching advertisements on television or picking up a magazine you can see that, alongside the bullet-point information in the ads, there is almost invariably a URL for the company website. The Internet is a serious business tool for the biggest companies, and the smaller companies use it too as it is often cheaper and more effective than going ahead with simple old fashioned business practices. Advertising, for one thing, costs a lot more in print and in public [...]