Small Business Health Check-Up
If your home business is not performing the way you hoped for, rather than stay away at night...use this simple list to check-up on possible reasons why your business is under performing.
1. You don't offer free original content.
2. You don't use a signature file on your e-mails.
3. You don't offer free software.
4. You don't have your own domain name.
5. You don't offer a free contest or sweepstakes.
6. You don't test and improve your ad copy.
7. You don't offer a free web site directory.
8. You don't give people any urgency to buy now.
9. You don't offer a free e-zine.
10. You don't attract the target audience that wouldbuy your product or service.
11. You don't offer a free community.
12 You don't let people read your ad before they getyour freebie.
13. You don't offer a free affiliate program.
14. You don't make your web site look professional.
15. You don't offer a free online service.
16. You don't give people as many ordering optionsas possible.
17. You don't offer free current information.
18. You don't let people know anything about yourbusiness.
19. You don't offer free samples of your productor service.
20. You don't make people feel safe and securewhen they order.
Once you have made a list of the possible reasons, then set time in your schedule THIS week to address each of the concerns. Approach them one at a time and develop clear plans to correct the issue. Make sure you follow through on those plans. Don't try to take on too many projects at once as it is better to come to a resolution and fix a problem, rather than have many problems in the process of being solved.
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Has this ever happened to you... 'John, you have a lot of mail this morning dear'. Stunned as a goldfish you walk over to the kitchen table and pick up the envelopes. Each one is a quality envelope that has an address label with your name on it. You flick through them and the labels are more or less identical. You open one, then another and you can then start to feel what the others are about. More UK home business opportunity!
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