Efficiently Ineffective

Efficiently Ineffective

If you’re anything like me, you’ve wanted to be more efficient in your
business. I went through a phase where I was analyzing every little
thing I did to make it more efficient. The trouble was that I didn’t
look at whether the task even mattered before streamlining it. I’ve
since developed the EASE checklist to know whether I should even
continue as action, let alone make it more efficient.

    • Effective
      Is this action effective? Does it get me the results that I want?
      If not, this is not an action to streamline — it is one to STOP
      doing! Now.
      Concentrate on doing the right things before doing things right.
    • Appropriate
      Is this action appropriate? Does it fit with how I want to be
      perceived?

      It doesn’t matter how effective an action is if it doesn’t fit your
      image and your values. No matter how cheap and easy it would be to buy
      200 million email addresses a business will never be the same once
      people label it a “dirty spammer.”
    • Sustainable
      Is this action sustainable? Can I continue doing this indefinitely?
      Every business has a limited amount of resources: time, money, energy,
      etc. If this action takes more time than available and would cost more
      to have a VA do it than will be made in return it is not sustainable.
      Becoming efficient at running a deficit is a recipe for disaster.
    • Efficient
      Now ask how can I make this action more efficient? What can I
      eliminate from this action and get the same results?

      And that is the challenge: maintaining the effectiveness,
      appropriateness, and sustainability as we “trim the fat” from our
      business activities. Because who really wants to be efficiently
      ineffective?
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Blog Marketing For Profit By Jeff Klein

 

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Blog Marketing For Profit By Jeff Klein

Most people who have their own blog have entered the blog marketing arena. Some even blog just to make money, but there are others who do not. When it comes to numbers, it all boils down to how you look at it. Let’s say you want to start a blog marketing business from the comfort of your own home; you would blog to make an income. But, if you are looking to find an outlet to express your thoughts, ideas, and opinions, you are not concerned with making money through a blog; you just want your blog to be more of a journal. The fact is, bloggers blog for different reasons.

When you market through a blog, you simply want to make a profit. In order to make a substantial income by blog marketing, you need to do two things: be persistent and be consistent. So, if you want to succeed, there are several methods and tools you need to become familiar with. This article will explain them to you.

Of course you want to have quality content on your blog. That is the first step to making money, but that content must also be original. It is not possible to market products and services on your blog with content written by someone else, unless you own exclusive rights to the material. If you are using content without the expressed consent of the author, you are considered to be plagiarizing, which will put you in a world of trouble not only with Google, but also with the author. So, always use content that belongs to you when you blog market to make an income. Content is crucial to achieving blog marketing success.

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Another blog marketing strategy is tracking. It is vital to track each visitor and find out how they came to your blog. This will tell you the keywords they used to locate your blog and what place they went to for their search. When you know this information, you will not need to guess as to how to optimize your blog. You the keywords are working in your favor and which ones are useless to your goals. Then, you can decide what keywords to use and what keywords to get rid of.

Also, when you blog market for income, find other blogs and websites that are in your niche with whom you can exchange links; however, do not do this with any competitors. This will be of great help to you and your endeavors. The higher ranked the site or blog you are partnering with, the better it will be for your blog. Major search engines, Google included, will be attracted to all of your linking and rank you more favorably. So, the more link exchanges you have, the higher ranked your blog will be.

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Blog marketing to earn an income is not impossible. You just need to learn what will work and what won’t. It is simply a process of trial and error. So, if you have an idea for marketing on your blog, go ahead and give it a shot. That is the only way you will ever know if it works. And, if you do find blog marketing techniques that are effective, you could create your own eBook and promote that as well. Now you have the knowledge; you just have to apply it to your blog.

Jeff Klein is a professional Webmaster and Internet Marketer. Join this exciting profession and become a Web Designer today. Search for web design schools near you and request free information. Learn more at http://www.web-design-schools.net/.

5 Ways to Weed out Your Business Mind

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This blog post was inspired by a post on the Marc and Angel Hack Life Blog.

I love Hack Life blogs because you will find unusual shortcuts that are easy to learn. I find it hard to incorporate a short cut that takes 3 hours to learn and 60 days of practice to be of use to you. I recommend this blog as a regular read for Wright Place TV Viewers because you are busy, smart and always looking for a slight edge.

The Blog post is here http://www.marcandangel.com/2009/04/03/28-ways-to-slay-the-delay/

Weeding out your business mind means, getting rid of some of the projects you are working on. Frankly, they are keeping you from projects that could make you money or otherwise get your closer to your goals.

1. The organizing projects: Treat yourself to something nice. Have SOMEONE ELSE organize things for you so you can focus on making more money

2. Drop some events: Some of the things you are attending will not bring you closer to your customers, future customers or future business partners. They are just busy time to get you out of the office. Volunteering for a non- profit does not fall into this category. However, some of those ?networking? events you have committed to do.

3. Dump the newsletters: Seriously, if you have not read the ezine or printed newsletter, drop yourself from the list. Having a bunch of stuff you never got to or read is a drain on your mind power. At this point I never add a newsletter without dropping one I already get.

4. Limit the time: There are some things I work on and for some reason, never complete or get to work correctly. I work on them for a certain period of time and then I move on. Spending days on a non-essential item can really be a time and mind drain. I also like to time how long it takes me to do certain things so that when I delegate them, I know how long it should take someone else to do it for me. An excellent tool for this is the Action Machine

5. Admit it: Some of the things on your list are no longer a priority. At the time of this post, I am working on my biggest event of the year, the High Tea. This event happens in a few days and nothing else has priority. People who are requesting things have to wait until after the event. When priorities change, some things get dropped by the wayside. It?s fine, which is how it is supposed to be. You cannot keep adding things to your plate without taking others off. Everyone has limited time and not all opportunities can be taken advantage of 100 % of the time.

Give yourself a break!

What are you going to weed out?

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