Is Active Selling For Introverts At All? Introverts believe that any form of open information about the product or service sounds already like hard selling. You need to reach out to people and explain what your product or service is about. You need to run the sales conversation, react to opinions, convictions, hesitations. Hence the selling process seems like a nightmare for them. “I hate selling, I am not a salesperson. I know that once I catch the client, I am really OK when sharing my stuff, but selling really sucks”. I keep hearing this kind of comments frequently. It seems that women generally prefer to share, discuss, explain, show, recommend, exchange, or describe but not brag about their achievements or passions. Bragging is not elegant, we prefer to believe that “a good product will sell itself.” Boasting, and hard-selling sucks! We are convinced that the real trading is for
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Should You Build Your Web Alone - Pros and Cons As a small or even micro business owner, you have got to have a website to position yourself as an expert and to build trust in your company. The creation cost of the complete website can be anything between 100$ to few thousands. For complex, custom-built and reach in multiple features web the prices can go even over 25.000$. The final cost will depend on the size, complexity, functionality, and your own work that you intend to put behind the creation process. If you are determined to set up your company website yourself, which is totally doable these days, you need only to secure the budget for purchasing the domain and hosting – an amount up to 100$. The rest will be your time and creativity and a few tech skills required from you. On the other hand, if you
How To Evaluate The Web Theme So It Contributes To Your Business Here comes the moment when you finally need to decide how your web will look like. This is it, now it is the time! This is one of the defining moments. I know that until now I have been telling all the time “do not jump too quickly to this phase!”. You can compare it to the selecting of the wedding dress. It has to be elegant, but not too flashy, comfortable so that you can dance and sit with ease. You would expect it to highlight your advantages and cover some flaws. It should present your best side and remain close to your personal values. Your website should be more than a wedding dress. In a way, you will be asking your clients to marry you. It would be great if it could display your
Key Mistakes To Avoid When You Build Your First Web To make a successful website, you need three things 1. domain 2. hosting and 3.website. Entrepreneurs tend to jump immediately to the web creation process and start searching for web developers or graphic designers, expecting them not only to produce a beautiful web but also answer all the questions on the go. If you are lucky and happen to work with a designer or developer who is vastly experienced and also have a strategic mind – you might have a beautiful relationship and receive the feedback you expect. Unfortunately, this is not a common practice, and you should be prepared to guide your team and lead the process. Not vice versa. Let me share with you five mistakes that can surely contribute to your daily stress level when not addressed on time. The topics sound a bit “techy,” but in
Selecting Web Domain Is A Creative Process In the beginning, everybody struggles with the meaning, importance, and relevance and of a web domain. People mix domain with web address and URL. Let me put things in order really quickly for you. Maggie’s Hub has a web domain – maggieshub, its web address is www.maggieshub.com and its URL is https://www.maggieshub.com/. See, easy peasy :). I would like to make your first step ACTIONABLE AND PRACTICAL for you, so let me share 3 huge mistakes people usually do when selecting their web domain. A substantial amount of money may stay in your pocket should you decide to avoid making them. Mistake # 1 – Do Not Rush The Creative Process A decision on the name and type of the domain to be adapted for your business should be one of your first decisions when going online. It should not be rushed for
Mini Lesson: How To Read Server Providers Offers You already know the difference between domain, web address, and URL. I hope you are on the right track creating a great web domain name for your new website. Now I would like to offer you a quick lesson before buying the domain and setting it on the server. Let me share with you several factors that once carefully considered before the purchase decision will save you some hassle and money. I know that you probably have NO CLUE how to understand server providers offers, I did not either in my early days and wanted quickly finalize the purchase and then hoped for the best. In fact, there a few good practices that were my AHA moment. Tip # 1 Market leader vs. second best In every country, there are leading hosting providers who are in a position to offer the lowest
3 Quick Tips To Improve Your Website Performance Many business entrepreneurs have this nagging feeling that their website is not working. They cannot say precisely what is not working and what is the evidence of that, but the frustration is there. Especially with different experts giving mixed and sometimes mutually excluding recommendations. In fact, web performance can be a highly complicated or extremely straightforward process if you understand it and follow a simple routine. I will walk you through the major web areas that have a direct impact on business and your client acquisition. What really counts in this game is the correlation of your web efforts with your sales. With time you need to learn how to observe, measure and maximize this relationship to make informed decisions to improve your future sales results. For now, I would like to concentrate on the vital elements of your web that when
Why Is It Important To Understand Your Clients’ Values? As we run business sometimes we lose the genuine perspective of our clients, we tend to forget what really matters to them, what is the true nature of the problems they try to solve with our products or services. One of the fastest and most effective ways of getting back on track is simply observe and listen to the clients. This process has two parts – part one is an interview and part two is an observation. For the first part you need to interview 3 clients of your own business, 3 clients of your direct competition and 3 people who are not using the service at all and. To make this process efficient and the results comparable as well and highly usable for you later, your interview needs to be structured. Keep the interview topics and questions same for all
Critical Elements Of Smart Approach In SEO Strategy For many solo entrepreneurs SEO/site optimization/site positioning or any other expression related to the fact that your website is visible and highly ranked by a search engine (i.e. Google) seems like a burden, an additional stress they prefer to avoid as the subject itself seems complicated, time-consuming with hard to predict results. The language used by SEO providers does not help it either creating additional distance. In fact, SEO topics are not trivial ones and my intention is not to diminish their complexity or the professionalism of SEO specialists. However, as an online business practitioner, I am fully aware of how much time and energy can solo entrepreneur devote for a topic like that and for how long you can capture a business owner’s attention. So my goal is to share with you guys some smart tactics on managing complicated SEO topics,
Cracking The Competition Code A small guide on how business owners can learn from competition, where they should look for the intel and which tools are the best One of my duties as an expert at the European Commission is the evaluation of the business plans various companies provide when looking for an investor or applying for funding. Most frequently those entrepreneurs ask EC (European Commission) for sums between one to five million Euros. Quite a substantial budget. What worries me is the level of awareness and knowledge about competitors presented by applicants and honestly sometimes presented by my clients, too. It is really rare for breathing, living company, already active on the market for several years, to provide a broad and solid competitive overview with business relevant conclusions. Some managers and business owners have a tendency to underestimate the value and the power of a competitive analysis done properly.