Home Business – Overnight Success on the Internet

Home business owners have longed for overnight success for as long as business has existed. Everyone, no matter how educated, rich or knowledgeable you are, wants to get something for nothing. You might think it is greed or laziness that allows the human imagination to run wild with concepts that could make us rich. The fact is, though, even highly motivated people can get caught up in the promise of riches without effort. This dream is highly promoted for internet home business.

Living life in the fast lane has become a way of life in our society. Instant gratification permeates every area of our daily activities. Cell phones, microwave ovens, fast foods, jets and the internet are just a few examples of areas where we have come to expect quick access to what we want. The Internet is the most amazing medium for technology. When you think about it, only a few short years ago the world was a much bigger place. Today, global communication is possible as soon as you log on.

Promise of overnight success fills our e-mail and is prevalent on every Google search. Pre-launch, turnkey and instant wealth opportunities are springing up every day. The attraction of getting something for nothing is almost irresistible. Even when common sense tells us the claims are too good to be true, what if they are. If the cost to check it out is low enough many people will check it out just in case! The only ones making any money are the people who made the offer in the first place. The more people who pay the price to check it out, the more money they make!

Home business owners online have a skewed view of what it takes to be successful online. We see the promises so often we start to believe that overnight success is possible. Stories of riches reach us and we perceive those successes happened literally overnight. That just is not reality. We forget or ignore the reality that success in anything takes time. It’s true that we often hear about the success that was unheard of yesterday. What we don’t understand is the hard work and discipline that preceded the seemingly overnight success.

Malcolm Gladwell examines the secrets of successful people in his new book, Outliers. The best kept secret or perhaps the most ignored fact is that successful people simply put in more hours than anyone else. They spend an extraordinary amount of time pursuing their particular passion. Most will spend 10,000 hours or more developing their skills, talent, knowledge and experience in order to achieve the success that we perceive to have happened overnight.

Marketing online is not immune to the secrets of success. Hard work and discipline is required to get the results that you want and need to be successful. If the best and brightest business tycoons spent 10,000 hours or more working towards their goal it does not make sense that online marketers believe they can achieve success overnight without having to do a thing. And yet they do!

Jumping from one business to another with the promise of instant success is the surest way to fail online. The Internet offers the average person the best hope for home business success if you treat it with respect. Instead of being lured into the next best business opportunity it would make more sense to find an opportunity that speaks to you and then stick with it.

Changing your mindset from get rich quick to get rich is not that difficult. Treat your online business like a real business from the minute you start to consider the internet as your vehicle to success. Instead of looking at what’s hot and new, you might be better served to look at the tried and true.

Affiliating with a company that has been doing business successfully for more than two years adds credibility to your business opportunity. It has been well documented that most business will fail within the first two years after start up. Business on the Internet follows the same pattern.

Too much credence is given to the new pre-launch business opportunity. Any start up business is risky at best. Only those business opportunities that have a very strong product and well developed business plan will even get past the starting gate. Getting involved with a business that is writing the business plan as it launches is just plainly ludicrous.

Forget the empty promises. When you are looking at business opportunity, the discerning eye of the business man or woman is needed. I have been told so many times that the product is not important if you want to make money. The underlying assumption is that the compensation plan is the most important piece of any business opportunity. My experience has been that the product is equally as important as the way you will get paid. Any product or service has to give value to the ultimate consumer or no one will pay to have it.

Knowing who your customers are will be is as important as knowing who your competition is. Unless you have a very large circle of influence you will not be able to support a significant income by having family and friends as your customers. Sooner or later you have to go elsewhere to find customers if you want your business to grow.

The Internet is the perfect vehicle to find customers. Home business owners have the ability to market their company across the globe. Keep in mind that the most successful people have put in 10,000 or more hours before they became an overnight success. Choose your business well, and then work hard and consistently until you reach your goal for success.

How to Refresh and Recharge Your Retail Business Overnight

Retail is tough around the world and retailers are looking for ways of standing out in the crowded marketplace. Small business retailers are especially in need to ways to refresh and re-vitalize their businesses.

With careful planning, a limited budget and all of your team on board, it is possible to close at your regular time one evening and open with a fresh shopping experience the next morning.

PRE REFRESH PLANNING

1. List the things you would like to change overnight. Be sure to focus on what is actually achievable in the time available.
2. Get your team together and have a brainstorming session on what you could achieve in six hours which completely refreshes the business.
3. If you have the budget, arrange new uniforms for employees, have posters made promoting different departments in the store and create a newsletter which features the new focus of the business.
4. In the week before the overnight refresh, run a sale to clear out old stock which you do not want in the refreshed business. Also, de-clutter the storeroom and parts of the business where your advance work would not be obvious to your customers.
5. Round enough people to get the job done in six hours. The refresh is as much about how refreshed you are the next morning as it is about the work you get done in-store/
6. Create reasonable to-do lists for everyone involved. Make sure that the list is long enough to be achieved yet long enough to have everyone working hard.

THE OVERNIGHT REFRESH

The counter. Create a different look. Cleaner, fresh and enticing. Start by taking everything off, completely cleaning the counter and rebuilding from scratch.

Behind the counter. Create a very different look and feel. This is an often overlooked part of a retail store. It is one of the best places to achieve an impulse purchase decision.

The front window. Create a vibrant new display unlike anything you have done before.

From the front door in. Introduce fresh looking offers which from the moment shoppers enter the store they feel and see the difference.

Inside the store. Take down unnecessary signs, make sure that all lights are working and look the same, move whole departments from one location to another, reprice product in a new price strategy is part of the change.

Declutter. As much as possible move the store around the make browsing easier and more enjoyable.

As an additional suggestion, consider letting your customers know that you are planning some major changes overnight. Maybe even have an unveiling in the morning, or open a couple of hours later to shake things up just that bit more.

The keys with an overnight refresh of your retail store is to be bold in the store and bold with your team. Make sure that everyone from the top down and all of your customers and suppliers have a new experience with your business following the refresh.

Refreshing the store is as much about your customers as it is about you. By creating a fresh looking environment you are helping the business discover new customers and help existing customers spend more.

How to Make Extra Money Online – 3 Awesome Tips to Supercharge Your Online Business Overnight

Just the other day, my close buddy Jim gave me a call “Dude, I have been fired” and needless to say, he was very upset. It affected me as well because with the economy in tantrums, it makes living even more difficult.

Fortunately this is an era where you can make a full time living online. Here are 3 awesome tips on how to make extra money online.

1. Viral Marketing: Are you a computer program or are you an expert in any niche or do you know information in any topic that can be of great use to people? If so, you have all it takes to make a killing online. And the great thing about providing something of value to people is that once they like it, they will be such raving fans of your content that you need very little marketing from your end.

Here are some examples of viral marketing concepts.

a. Design Widgets Online- These can be widgets like pregnancy counter widgets, calendar widgets, weight loss widgets etc.

b. Free Reports- These can be on any topic that people are interested in and more importantly on topics that they are willing to spend money on.

2. Creating Information Products: You can sell information products online on a variety of topics. The most important thing is to make sure that you are writing for a buying market. Some examples of these markets are weight loss, dating, business and consultation, skincare etc. You can sell these information products in the form of pdf reports, audios, videos, offer seminars etc.

3. Selling Other People’s Products: By selling other people’s products, you can quickly jumpstart your business by earning some quick cash online. There are programs that allow you to sell other people’s products and send you timely payments as well.

Some of these programs are

a. Clickbank
b. Amazon
c. eBay
d. Commission Junction