5 Best Kept Secrets to Set Up a Successful Business

In this article I show you the 5 best kept secrets to set up a successful business. Keep them in mind, absorb them and you will see the success will come after you!

Many roads lead to Rome. Let’s make that clear at first. There is no book or person who can tell you: If you do it this way, you will always succeed. It’s hard to tell, why some people do and why some people do not get success. When I started doing business, the success stayed away for a long time. I was desperate at times. Why am I not successful? I kept wondering. I work so hard, my product is good and I am not an uncomfortable person to do business with. Jealous I looked at the people who were successful and tried to find the reason. Why them and not me? This way of thinking, I continued for two years. Until I realized that this way of thinking will not bring me any step further. I started to look more at myself and stopped trying to search for the reason of success of others. I adjudged them their success and focussed on myself. This brings me to the first secret to set up a successful business.

* Think and stay positive

Especially when you occur setbacks, put yourself over it and move on. Be positive about yourself, to others and adjudge everyone their success. Negative thoughts should immediately be removed. Focus on your own success and stay to it!

Well, that’s easy. Think positive and now what?

This brings me two secret number 2.

* Enjoy doing business

Make sure that there is time for making fun. It makes no sense keep on swimming against the tide very hard. Turn around and see what it will bring you. Trust, that it is okay, to let go sometimes, think positive and see what happens. It will really surprise you. Do not feel guilty if you do have that extra cup of coffee while enjoying the sun. Enjoy the fact that you are an entrepreneur and you can determine your own time schedule.

Enjoying your work, is not so hard to do, is it? What is next?

* Live healthy

As an entrepreneur you have to work hard for your success. That’s okay, but you should be capable to do that. I sleep six to seven hours a night. I do not need more hours. The reason for this, is because I’m fit. I eat healthy, sport a lot and have relatively little stress. It is okay to sleep less hours when I am thinking of great new ideas while I am laying in my bed. Those lack of sleeping hours belong to my way of living. The next day I will be fully focused again and I am never sick.

it all seems so obvious isn’t it? Well let’s continue.

Maybe one of the most important secrets is the next one.

* Accept the success and amaze others

Gradually I got the success that I worked so hard for, but somehow I dared not to accept it. I thought it was strange that I had success and found it a little bit scary. People suddenly want something from you, will I not disappoint them? Do I really want this? Yes!! This is what you have strived for, otherwise you would not have never started it. Just accept it, enjoy it, take your responsibility and overwhelm other people in all their expectations. In fact, amaze them with your product or service. Always give that little extra, which they don’t expect. Even though you may not get back. Especially in these times of crisis, this is the way to distinguish yourself from the rest. People are going to talk about you and this will lead to the desired snowball effect.

Ho, stop what is going on here? People take it easy! This could be a summary of your thoughts, which includes the last secret.

* Be true to yourself, respect where you came from and respect others who are still there

You get busier and busier. And you notice that more and more people want something from you. Now you need to keep in mind where you came from. In the beginning, you were disappointed too when people didn’t answer your emails. You had to call people yourself, to persuade them to do business with you. Respect others who are now at that stage. So treat them like you wanted to be treated back in the days. Answer all emails, never be arrogant or set yourself above other people. Do not think you are better than anyone else. Make sure you still be the nice person to do business with. No matter, who the other person is. So, do not make the same mistake as many others do. They became cocky simultaneously with the success. It will work against you and even the cocky people will notice that once. Although they might be too proud to admit it.

With these 5 secrets in mind I am convinced that at least you will be on the right track to success and mostly stay on that track.

I wish you all the best!

Tjalling

Keys to a Successful Business

Running a successful business is no easy task. There are many things that a business owner can do in order to make, and keep, their business successful. On the other hand, there are exponentially more things that a business owner can do wrong which can hurt their chances at becoming a powerful and profitable force. If you are interested in some ways to make your new or growing business a success, here are some things to consider.

First and foremost, you must have a vision. Get a clear idea of what you want your business to be like. What products and services do you want to offer? What type of customers are your trying to gain? How do you want to be known in the industry? Once you answer questions like this you can gain insight into what direction you should take your business. Laying out a path before you start your journey is imperative to being successful. This includes writing out a business plan and noting your goals and desires.

Next, you must know your market. It is a wrong assumption to think that anyone and everyone is in your market. As an old saying goes “if everyone is in your market, no one is in your market”. Unfortunately, your business cannot be everything to everybody. Focus on a group, type, or specific niche that you’d like your business to benefit. The best way to do this is with market research. Doing qualitative and quantitative market research will do worlds of wonder when it comes to finding and understanding your market. Whether you just starting your business or you are wondering if it’s time to release, or retire, a product, market research will help steer you in the right direction to help ensure success.

Once you find out who your market is, it’s time to take a very focused marketing approach. Research the best ways to market to the people you’d like to reach and begin your marketing campaign. Some methods will work better than others, and some may not product instant results but will instead gain confidence and build reputation with potential clients. Don’t expect to do someone once than give up if it doesn’t produce immediate spectacular results.

Finally, you must be consistent. This is your business and you must be in it for the long haul. Don’t give up on working hard once you see a bit of success. Building and maintaining a profitable business requires constant attention and work. You will be required to keep up with changing times and adapt to new economic situations, etc. If you are able to follow the right path and keep going even when times get tough, you will be a happy and successful business owner.

Social Network – Facebook Marketing

It’s 2017 and Facebook is still the largest social network on the planet. With over 1.2 billion active users, out of which almost 65% log in daily to this gigantic platform, Facebook was not at all famous back when it launched. A decade ago, there were no more than a few million people using Mark Zuckerberg’s experiment of a social network. A decade ago, nobody expected Facebook to be a global success.

Is something going to stop it from growing at an even faster rate? With the momentum Facebook has been having over the last 5 years, do you think anything will stop it? The shocking answer is “almost definitely no”, because Facebook is here to stay. Any social network or online platform with a user base that large will probably never go down, but simply adapt, instead.

Most digital marketers use Facebook to promote their products to the massive audience, and there’s no better place to advertise than Facebook, because everyone’s ideal market is using it 24/7. But you may wonder – how can one target Facebook users with marketing?

One of the best things about Facebook advertising is that their official advertising platform allows you focus on exactly who you are looking for by age, location, gender, interests, and so much more! The basics of Facebook marketing are very simple, and I’ve been following advice from an expert on Facebook marketing online to bring you the basics of how taking advantage of Facebook.

With 13 being the minimum age requirement for Facebook, almost all age groups use it. There is no official publicly available data by Facebook about their most active age groups, but dozens of researchers showed that the age group of 18-29 is the group you’ll stumble upon the most. Accordingly, people 65 and older barely show interest in using it frequently.

What are the best forms of advertising?

* Page-based ads

Unlike profiles, Facebook pages are your gateway to advertising. They are very similar to profiles, but their purpose is for businesses, organizations, and public figures. Facebook users Like a page, and from that point, they begin following a Page and all its public updates.

Pages are totally free and very straightforward when it comes to setting them up, but the tricky part is getting a good number of fans. That’s where the advertising part steps in.

With page-based ads, you can create Like campaigns or CTA campaigns that are perfect for showcasing an external website.

* Groups

Facebook groups are what forums should have been, and they are similar to Pages, with the addition being that anyone can post updates to a Group. You can create a group that relates to your industry or audience and start from there. Groups are free and without wasting money on ads, you can engage a lot of users in no time.

* Profile Photo – indirect advertising

Your profile photo is the placeholder for your logo. It’s that simple. When it comes to the Cover Image, it’s a different story, because you’re the one who has to decide what goes here. Some use imaginary mascots, others showcase discounts or even their own employees. Fancy artwork with a flat design is always a great option, though.

* The “About” section

It’s a short pitch that can make or break your Facebook marketing campaign. This goes right below your business’ logo / profile picture, and this is where you get to tell the wide Facebook community what you’re about.

All you have to do to succeed is to keep it friendly and informal, because nothing beats a casual tone.

Conclusion

Facebook is more than just a powerful social network. It’s flexible, and no matter what your niche is, you can enjoy enough varieties of marketing options. With them, you can tailor your marketing efforts to fit all your company’s needs.

Of course it takes time to learn all of Facebook’s wide features, but believe me, once you get through them all, it will be so worth it! You want to make sure you embrace the constant growth that Facebook is having, and then work on social media marketing.

Making a Successful Business: Three Easy Steps For Achieving a Successful Personality

Start with Duplicating Human Excellence when Making a Successful Business…

Making a successful business these days has a lot to do with modeling after a successful personality. Successful people seem to have unconscious competence, a naturally successful personality, because getting dressed to impress just doesn’t do it anymore. People will see through the BS every time, and they want what’s real. Gone are the days of melodrama, and make room for a reality show on every celebrity out there! A true “successful personality” acts with unconscious competence.

But just how do you attain a “successful personality?”

The easiest way is to simply model after someone who is successful. Now, this is easier said than done. But I’ve laid out for you three easy steps to follow, once you find that successful personality you want to model after.

First, examine your successful personality model’s belief system…

And change your beliefs to match theirs. Most successful personally models out there have similar belief systems. Although they come from various religious backgrounds, the core belief is the same: the law of attraction. Almost every spiritual book out there has scriptures to back the law of attraction, so you can find a successful personality who may be Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist or other and they all tend to believe that they need to take on responsibility for their own actions. When you can assume responsibility for the things that have happened to you, and when you can admit that the life you’re living today was created as a result of your own actions, then that gives you extreme personal power to change the outcome of your life! Also, making a successful business has to do with believing that there is no such thing as failure. You may not always accomplish the goal you set out for on the first try, but you did succeed in creating a result. From that result, you can learn and try again. Colonel Sanders himself didn’t even set out to start his business until the age of 65, and he received 1009 “no way get out of here old man” responses to his attempt to sell his recipe before he received the first “yes, I’ll use your recipe”. See, he never failed; he only generated 1009 “results” to learn from to bring him his first open door for making a successful business. One thousand nine negative responses! Who has that kind of motivation? A successful personality does!

Second, examine your mentor’s syntax for making a successful business…

What do I mean by this? Syntax refers to the order of thinking and acting. For example, some people respond to a given stimulus without thinking, and others think it through first. Some people will never make a decision without “sleeping on it”. Others will go with their gut feeling. You can tell if a person is thinking or remembering by the body language and direction of the eyes as they contemplate a problem, create a story or try to remember something in their past. A successful personality will handle problems with ease, almost seemingly not getting at all upset, but rather embracing the problem as a challenge and a chance to learn, analyzing the problem logically so as to act in the best way possible.

Third, examine the physiology of your successful personality model….

This means the way they move, breath, act, their eating and sleeping habits. Increased physical energy alone can be attained simply by changing one’s personal dietary habits. Find out what your role model does to get the creative juices running.

Making a successful business has everything to do with taking action!

You have to stretch yourself. I’m sure you’re aware that, when working out or training to run, you can’t train yourself to run further until you make yourself go just a little bit past your comfort zone each time you run. When you get to the point of thinking you might collapse, but then you convince yourself to push on… that’s when you can train to go the extra mile. This it not only fact in physiology, it’s a metaphor for stretching yourself by getting past your comfort zone just a little bit to achieve higher chance of making a successful business.

“Making a successful business” can be achieved by absorbing your mentor’s successful personality…

It seems to work like osmosis, but the more you listen to audio recordings from a known successful personality, the more you become like that person. Over time, you begin to find yourself thinking, acting, and talking with the same confidence.