10 Tips For Any Business Online Or Off

10 Simple tips to help you build your business.

Tip 1: Use Social Media
Promote your business with the help of social media sites such as Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.
Let other like-minded people know exactly what services you offer or what you sell, and you’ll be amazed at the response you get. Best of all – it’s free!

Tip 2: Use Good Keywords
Subliminal messages have been used for generations, and they’re more common than you probably realise. Using specific words when having a conversation with a prospective customer can put an idea in their head without them being aware of it.
A sentence such as “By the time the next model comes out you’ll wish you’d bought this one” the word ‘by’ has been changed to the word ‘buy’ in their minds. It’s a simple tactic, but an effective one.

Tip 3: Emphasize What your Product / Service Offers
If your product or service specializes in a particular area, then make sure you emphasize it.
If you offer a 3-room special on carpet cleaning, or upstairs windows cleaned for free if the downstairs ones are paid for, let people know.
It’s a great selling point and one you shouldn’t be shy about pointing out.

Tip 4: Be Resilient and Determined
If things don’t seem to be progressing as quick as you’d like don’t lose heart or give up at the first hurdle. It can take a few tries before everything falls into place, but when it does you’ll be glad you persevered and were resilient.

Tip 5: Take Responsibility
If you take responsibility for your business then you can take the credit when it’s a success. Don’t be afraid to admit when you’ve made a mistake, but learn from it, move on and do better.

Tip 6: Give Back to the Community
Many new businesses have the help of others to get started. And very often once a business is established that help is forgotten about.
Make it a policy to give something back to the people who have helped you, and they’ll be loyal customers for years.

Tip 7: Value your Time
Know how important your time is, and don’t waste it. Even if you work from home have self-discipline and make sure you start and finish work at a set time.

Tip 8: Be Prepared to Get your Hands Dirty
Don’t ask anyone to do what you yourself wouldn’t. It’s your business so you should be prepared to get your hands dirty in making sure it’s a success.

Tip 9: Cross-Sell your Product
Don’t just assume that your customer wants just the one thing he or she ordered. Maybe they simply haven’t thought about buying a pair of slippers to go with the pajamas they just bought as a gift for someone.

Tip 10: Use Eye-Catching Headlines
Make sure any news letters, emails or advertizing posters etc have eye-catching headlines.

You want to draw prospective customer’s attention from the very first words and make them want to carry on reading all about your business.