Internet is unarguably the greatest invention of all times. About 30 years ago, I doubt if anybody even imagined that internet would play such a pivotal role in our lives as it does today. The advancement in technology has made the whole world shrink into a tiny place that is accessible through computers and even hand held devices like mobile phones, palm top and others. Today, internet has become an integral part of our lives and has completely changed the way we live, we work, eat, do business, travel, etc. Today we are totally dependent on internet for everything we do.
Currently, there are billions of pages available on internet on varied topics. One can easily find hundreds and thousands of sites dedicated to any particular topic. Ranging from business to matrimony, from automobile to space research, you name it and you will get the information through the world wide web. Social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Orkut have revolutionized the way people interact with each other and disseminate information. These sites have found global acceptance not only among the youth, but also among entrepreneurs or business owners who use them for brand promotion, for announcing new product launches and marketing of their business.
Talking about business, B2B (business-to-business) portals have emerged as a viable option of promoting and doing business online in a much cheaper and cost-effective way. B2B portals, also termed as e-marketplace is a large community of buyers and suppliers listed on the site with the aim to develop and establish new business relationship and retain the existing ones. These sites provide a platform to buyers and sellers to interact and generate maximum business inquiries through the use of different tools and services offered. But how do one get maximum response or inquiries for one’s products through a B2B portal?
Below are some tips that can help one in getting maximum product exposure and good business response.
The first and foremost step that one should take is to register/ list one’s company on any leading B2B portal. The registration is free on most B2B portals. Others charge a nominal fee for listing the company. All one has to do is to fill a simple registration form and post relevant/ correct information on the company, email address, nature of business, and other details. It is important to give authentic information on the company and nature of business as that would help in getting relevant response from prospective business partners.
Though free members are offered limited services, at least one can get a hang of it before proceeding to become a paid member. After seeing the response one gets as a free member, they can opt for a paid membership to get additional services and benefits. Most B2B portals allow free users to post up to 10 products along with photographs and specifications on the site. It is important to give maximum information on your products to get good response from the buyers.
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In this world of instant gratification, there is still a place for one of the keys virtues known to man, especially for the work at home entrepreneur: Patience. Patience is defined as bearing or enduring pain, difficulty, provocation, or annoyance with calmness. It also means persevering; Constant. Why is that so important for someone who is starting or is operating their own work at home business? Let me explain by telling you my story.
I found out the importance of patience through a mistake I made several years ago. I managed in a work at home business in the mid 90's. But, instead of being patient, I decided quickly that it was not for me and I moved on to another opportunity. Well, I decided that one was not for me either and I moved to another, then another, and another. Finally, I ran across an opportunity that really appeared to me. I found it on a simple web search. I clicked on the guy's website, signed up, and waited with anticipation for more details. I mean, this was exactly what I was looking for. I patted myself on the back for being "patient". After all, I had not wasted my time with those other opportunities, right? Well, it turns out that this new opportunity was the same work at home business that I had started to begin with! So instead of not wasting time like I thought, I had wasted several years but not sticking with the original opportunity. Ha d I was patient to start with, there is no telling how far up in the business I would have been.
Through the years, I have learned the importance of patience in several areas of the work at home business Entrepreneur.
First, you need patience to get to know your new business. It's kind of like getting to know your spouse. Would you give your marriage 30 days and say it's too hard and leave? It takes time to get to know them. Your business is no different. A genuine work at business will offer you some type of training. You may need to go through the training several times to get the idea of how things work. You need to get to know any products you offer by studying them and giving them a try yourself. You need to understand the compensation plan so there will not be any surprises down the road when you get your commission checks. You need time to understand exactly how you are to promote your business. Be patient and you will gain the understanding you need.
Next, you need patience in dealing with and getting to know your customers / affiliates. When I first started my online business, I e-mailed my sponsor 2 or 3 times a day. Sometimes I asked the same question over and over. But you know, he was always nice and kept helping me, although I know I was getting on his nerves. His response to me was … Read More
When you look at Latin America it is the likes of Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, etc who grab the headlines with other countries such as Chile often left in the shadows. However, while economic growth in Brazil and Mexico continues to push forward at a slower rate it was interesting to see that earlier this week it was announced that economic growth in Chile was actually well above expectations.
This perfectly illustrates the reason why so many expats are now considering Chile as their home of the future. It is a country which has been in the doldrums for some time, it is a country rich in natural resources and finally it is one which is beginning to fulfill its potential.
Economic growth in Chile
Economic growth in Chile was reported at 6.7% for January 2013 compared to the same period in 2012. This is a very impressive result and continues the 19 month long trend of economic growth in excess of 6%. This is the kind of figure which European counterparts can only dream of and even the likes of Brazil and Mexico are nowhere near this kind of growth.
While it is illegally that growth for the full year will match the 6.7% rise in January 2013, it is still expected to exceed 5.4% with potential for further upward revision. Even this figure of 5.4% is well in advance of the International Monetary Fund's prediction of 4.4% annual growth in 2013. If anything, the Chilean central bank is erring on the side of caution because there seems to be a great momentum behind the upward curve in Economic growth across the country.
What is behind the increase in economic activity?
While there is no doubt that retail sales, up 9.5%, and mining production, up 8.4%, during the last 12 months have had a major impact upon the overall growth figure, there is more to this than meets the eye. There is now a general feelgood factor through which Chile is likely to lead to more confidence from internal and international investors going forward. The fact that the country is finally beginning to fulfill potential income streams from its array of natural resources is a bonus which looking back has been replicated across many successful economies – most notably Australia in recent times.
Taking a step back from the situation, the Chilean government will need to ensure a balance between economic growth and sensible management of the economy. It would not take much to tip the economy one way or the other and overheating of the Chilean economy would be very difficult to cool down.
Benefiting from Latin America
Even though the likes of Brazil and Mexico continue to grab the lion share of both internal and external trade among Latin American countries, Chile is beginning to benefit from ongoing trading arrangements. Many of the Latin American governments have come together to speak as one voice on the international trading stage to gain more access and more business for the … Read More
The Internet is a new tool in which making money is a very real thing. People have been told that the Internet is a place where they can make money without working to hard and without spending much money. Your will need your own PC, a telephone line and Internet access account from your local Internet Service Provider. One prevailing Internet myth–now soundly debunked has been that once people discover your website, the money rolls in.
One thing you can count on is that you won’t become a millionaire overnight, unless you have an idea for the next super site like eBay or Google that takes cyber space by storm. Links are the way to do this, and the theory is not complicated; the more links that you have to your site with keywords relating to your site, the better your ranking.
So, rather than competing with companies that have been around for many years and may have greater advertising and financial resources than you have, you will want to dig a little deeper and find a niche that you can focus on while building your business. There are tons of ways to make money online; home business opportunities, telecommute positions, becoming a webmaster, promoting affiliate programs, taking surveys for cash, playing poker and the list goes on.
If you can create a product, an e-book, software, any other digital products, you can create a website, write a good sales copy and market it. Market the products and keep trying until the sales are directly dependent on the free search engine rankings. The internet is loaded with get rich quick schemes and marketing tactics that lead you to believe that you can make thousands per month for doing nothing don’t believe them. If you search the internet you will find many gurus that say they have made $20,000 in 3 weeks, use my method. You buy their e-book for $30, 40 or $50 and there is no real method on how they actually did it. They give a couple of good suggestion but nothing real. Find the sites or forums that show you the correct way of marketing a site, look for e-books that cost $4-$7 this way you are spending a minimal amount of money.
There are mentors and coaches that specialize in building websites and the marketing training to teach you what to do to get traffic to your site. There are many different work at home online which are scams so when searching be careful when choosing the program. Make your own dream job, use your mind and think up a new business.
How to start your own business on the internet, here are a quick couple of steps.
1. Find a books, e-books or forums that can help with your learning curve
2. Think of an idea.
3. Find the product you are going to sell
4. Think of a name and then buy the domain name
5. Create the website, if you don’t know how … Read More
What are your goals for the future? Do you plan on earning $5,000 a month by then end of this year? Are you looking to streamline and hire new people so that you can spend more time on the golf course? No matter what your goals and dreams are, you should know that they are attainable.
In order to be successful in business, you need a strong marketing plan. Your marketing plan should be comprised of a way to attract visitors to you, and to make you money via your advertising efforts. But if your current advertising isn’t doing this for you, you’re pretty much dead in the water because you won’t change what’s not working.
There are some basic strategies that you can learn to make your business a success – and this is something that I would like to share with you hear today. In fact, here’s the first tip for making your marketing and advertising work for you:
1) Give away something for free
This is a classic strategy, but it still works till this day. All you’re doing here is creating a free offer that is prominently displayed in your ad, and leading your readers to a 1-800 to call, or to send them to your website. Now when I say lead them to a 1-800 number, make sure they know that it’s a 24 hour free recorded message – so they don’t have to be pitched by anyone.
This strategy can get you a lot of results, and this is known as the “lead generation” technique, and it’s very powerful. Here’s something else you can do to market your business correctly.
2) Find the market first, then supply a product
A lot of people get this interesting fact wrong. Most new business owners have something to sell, but there is no market for it. Or there’s a market for it, but there’s only a tiny bit of people in there. No matter what the situation is, you have to find the market first, and then find or create a product that will solve their problem or help them to achieve their goals.
It doesn’t matter what niche you’re in – make sure there’s a need or want in the market, and be able to supply this need to people in your niche. They will look at you as a hero and a guru for what you have done for them, and you can really earn a lot of money in your niche because of it.
Plus, because you’ve nailed the market first and then supplied the product, you’ll make more money from operating in this niche, and you’ll face lower competitor – causing you to be a guru in that niche.
These 2 strategies for finding a niche and supplying a need is the backbone of all essential marketing practices. If you want people to come to you instead of you “pushing” your products and services, make sure you have a product and offer that … Read More