Saturday, November 28, 2009

Key Steps to Starting a Small Business to wield large success.

What are the necessary steps to starting a small business? What are the things you need to take into account before launching into your entrepreneurship adventure as a small business owner? Starting a small business requires determination, motivation, and know-how. This post does not promise to provide an exhaustive discuss of a successful small business startup. Instead, a concise checklist of the critical steps you need for a successful business launch will be provided with links to articles that gives details of each issue raised.
Choose a Small Business Idea to implement- You can't be a jack of all trade in business. Trying to do multiple things and calling yourself a general contractor is not the way to go. Even though there are multitudes of business opportunities, you only need one to succeed. If you are confused on how to create a business idea, read 10 tips for creating business ideas. If you haveseveral and you don't know how to choose, read Small Business Opportunity.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

How Can I Achieve Steady Business Growth?

Sustaining business growth in a down economy is not a simple feat to achieve. But believe it or not, that is exactly what some businessmen in Nigeria are doing. While some Nigerian businessmen are busy lamenting the poor manner the government is handling the current economic crisis (they do have a valid point though), some wise entrepreneurs are making steady business progress and getting fantastic returns on their various investment in the different sector sof the economy.

Truly, one man’s misfortune can be another’s fortune. If you doubt ask the undertaker, the more people die as a result of epidemic or natural disaster, the more his business booms. So, it is actually possible to be celebrating while others are lamenting, it simply depends on where you position yourself.

Every entrepreneur desire that his or her business should grow. Nobody wants to have the same turnover at the end of each financial year. However, just like most things in life, it is not about wishing for result, it is about taking the right steps to achieve the desired result. So how can an entrepreneur sustain business growth during an economic crisis? I’ll share with you five proven tips for steady business growth.

5 Proven Tips For Business Growth
1. Keep Your Current Customers Happy – A bird in hand is worth more than 1million that you are dreaming of getting with your marketing gimmicks. Keep your current customers. Do everything feasible to keep them happy and loyal to you. Don’t neglect complains or ignore their suggestion. If you’ve not been doing that, it is time to overhaul your customer care service such that it truly portray that you believe that the customer is king.

Get creative and devise ways to make it seem difficult and uneconomical for your customers to switch to your competitors. Add value to your products and services at no extra cost to your customers. Some of those addons can actually be done without you eating into your profit. It just require a little brainstorming with your team to bring out ideas you never thought possible.

Give personalized services to each customer making him or her feel that he or she is the most important client you’ve got. Everyone appreciate being treated as a VIP. Give your customers that special touch of royalty. It won’t cost a dime to insist that your staff should treat each customer like a king. Just remind your team that it is the customer that pays the bills.

2. Increase Your Market Share - There is an adage that the best form of defense is attack. Go after the customers of your competitors. Woo them with better offers and customized packages. Give them sufficient reason to consider ditching your rival and pitching their tent with you.

It is business war out there, so map out strategies on how you will gain more market share at the expense of your competitors. Go brainstorming with your team on how to provide higher quality product/service at the same price or lower than your competitors.

Don’t say it can’t be done. Keep working at it and soon, you and your team will figure a way out. Then you can go full swing into raiding your competitors of their loyal customers. Be tactical though, especially when dealing with competitors that have financial muscle. If they get wind of your strategy, they may launch a counter-attack that you are not prepared for.

3. Be Proactive, Keep Current on Market Events - Knowledge is power. It is your business to know what is happening and what is likely to happen soon in the market you belong. You need to keep tap on developments in the market that can affect your position.

Your ability to spot opportunities before competitors will give you an added advantage. Don’t wait until the news is spread on the print or electronic media before taking action. Successful businessmen sniff out information before it is made public. You need to watch industry shifts, changes in buying trends, seasonal changes, technological changes etc. The world is dynamic, what worked yesterday, may be obsolete today, so keep yourself up to date on market trends.

4. Strive to Enter New Markets – Don’t be a local champion in your present market. Look for opportunity to make profitable entry into other markets. Study markets that have potential for your business and plan how you will enter without loosing money to fierce competition in such market. Identify areas where you have an advantage over an existing competitor and ensure you can match the standards of quality and value being provided.

5. Diversify Your Business – Never put all your egg in one basket. Study businesses that are related to yours. Plan on diversifying into some of the simple ones such that you are not tied to a particular channel of income. Dangote Group is a good example of a Nigerian Business that has diversified successfully.

Business Growth don’t just happen. Successful Businessmen set goals, plan and work towards realizing their dream of steady business growth. If you don’t work it out, it won’t happen by accident. So, quit complaining and whining about the poor state of the nation’s economy. It is time to take advantage of the opportunities that have been made available by the economic crises. If you’re determined to experience Business Growth, nobody can stop you, because nobody have a blueprint for stopping you. Cheers

Essential tips on staying motivated.

How do you stay motivated when things seems to go all wrong? This article gives 5 Tips for staying motivated even when discouraging factors abound.


Keeping yourself motivated is crucial for you to achieve your goal in life and business. You need to motivate yourself in other to excel at your job. Also, you need to motivate whoever is working with you if you really want to have a winning team. Coaches understand this issue better. A team that is not motivated will surely get a poor performance irrespective of how talented the member of the team may be.


Motivating yourself to excel at your business should not be something you do only once a while. As a blogger, I have often been tempted to abandon blogging and move on to somethings I consider much more interesting. But then, there is a wise saying that quitters don’t win and winners don’t quit.


Self-motivation is an ongoing process that should include every facet of your business life. This means your mental attitude, physical well-being and appearance, work atmosphere, your interaction with others (clients and employees alike), and your off-the-job environment.


In this generation, there are professional motivational coaches who earn a living by giving talks to professionals and businessmen who are striving for success. I won’t ask you for any money, but here are five tips that will keep you motivated enough to realize your goal.


You Need a Positive Attitude – You may not be in a position to determine what happens to your or your business. However, you are 100% capable of determining how you react to the event. Your reaction to issues is much more important than the events themselves. If you react with a positive mental attitude, you will most likely figure out a way to turn adverse situation to an opportunity. However, whenever you put up a negative attitude, you simply end up magnifying the challenge you are facing until it becomes impossible to tackle.


Have you noticed that when you are around people/things that are uplifting and positive, you feel that way. You have more confidence in yourself, and know you can change whatever needs changing. If you can make your workplace such a place you’ll find happier workers and higher production. You might even find your employees look forward to coming to work!


Keep Personal Challenges Personal – As an entrepreneur, it is necessary for you to keep personal problems as personal and not mix them up with business challenges. You will make greater progress in your business if you keep your personal troubles at home and not rub them off on your employees or clients.

Once you are at work, give your full attention and energy to your business and forget about the challenges you had at home. This gives you a mental break from the troubles at home and also ensure that your team members do not get saddled with troubles they can’t possibly solve. Encourage each team member to keep their personal troubles at home too, except if they need personal advice. Discourage people from transferring personal troubles to the work-place and using it to react to fellow employee or clients.


Create Positive Affirmations – It is true that a man eventually becomes what he thinks about all day long. That means if you change what you think about, you can change your life. One way of achieving that is by taking time to write down positive affirmations on little piece of papers and read them out aloud to yourself all day long. What your eyes see and ears hear, your mind will believe. Try it! After you’ve written them down, read them aloud to yourself and do it every morning when you get into work. You’ll be amazed at what happens. Come up with a set of new ones every month. Statements such as, “I’m an important and valuable person,” or “I know I’ll make good use of my time today.” Repeating them out loud several times a day will help keep you motivated.


Take a Break – Remember that wise saying, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Well, the truth is all work and no “break” will make any entrepreneur an unhealthy person. Working round the clock without adequate rest is counter-productive. Your body and brain need time to rejuvenate. If you refuse to rest, you simply become less productive, and may actually end up a wreck due to stress. Don’t get wound up with the project or situation you’re working on that you don’t ease up. Thinking that it’ll be solved in the next few seconds, and then you’ll get a cup of coffee can lead you right up to quitting time. Regularly adhering to a specified break schedule, even if you’re the boss, releases the tension. If you work on a computer this is even a greater problem because before you realize it – you’ve been working in that same position for hours. The best answer to this is to set yourself a reminder on your appointment calendar for every 2 hours, and let the computer reminder chime send you the alert to move around. I’ve gotten into health trouble due to long hours of working on my desktop without resting. Eventually, I had to take several days off to recuperate. So, I strongly advise that you take a break, less you break-down.


Exercise Your Body – Your body need to be exercised to keep fit. Remember, health is the first wealth you must possess. A healthy body is about the greatest asset you can ever have as an entrepreneur. Irrespective of how wonderful your business ideas may be, if you are sick in your body, you may not be able to turn such business ideas to money making ventures. It is therefore wise to keep your body fit. By “exercise” I don’t mean that you should go out and join a gym and spend your lunch-time, 3-days-a-week there working out. What is really beneficial and workable is that at regular intervals, leave the task you are working on, get up and walk around your desk or room. Maybe go outside and get the mail and enjoy the sunlight (if you’re an entrepreneur that has a home office), or just get up and do a few stretches. Concentrated, tense thinking – typing – plotting plans – or whatever your work, makes all those muscles tighten up and knot up. Then when we move we “ooh” and “ouch” because we’ve knotted up into a ball of tension. Periodic stretching, even at our desk, or just getting up and walking over to the window and getting a different view can help. One of the greatest disservice modern business d├ęcor has done to us, is making our offices pristine, sleek, unencumbered spaces. There is nothing more relaxing than getting up from your desk and walking over to a peaceful, serene, seascape or pastoral painting and just drinking it in visually. Momentarily transporting your mind out of work and into that place does wonders. A few good paintings and less shiny chrome in offices would benefit us all.


I do hope you’ll put this 5 tips to use. They may sound simple or mere repetition of what you’ve read elsewhere. I never told you I manufactured them. However, I can sincerely tell you that the tips works. If you have a tip that works for you that I did not mention, kindly share with us in the comment section. You can get future updates to this article 5 Tips For Staying

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

SAY YES TO #2,000 AUTO-PILOTING YOU TO RICHNESS: MAKE MONEY ONLINE USING THE QUICKSMART PROGRAM.

Hello friend,
Believe me, nobody gave Barack Obama a chance when he started wit his 'Yes! We can make change we believe' campaign. But, it shook d world to believe the truism on how events unfolded during and after the election. That was so because Obama,like few others believed in d power of Yes.
Sequel to the above,i urge you to read this piece and see if it wont change your life for good.

MAKE ONE MILLION NAIRA (N1, 000,000) IN 2
> > MONTHS WITH THE QUICKSMART PROGRAM
> >
> > Well; it is true, very legitimate and real. I was
> recently
> > introduced to a program (Quick Smart Program) which
> can help
> > you build a targeted email list of business people and
> at
> > the same time empower and guarantees to make you
> 1,000,000
> > in 60 days. Yes you heard me right... One Million
> Naira in 2
> > months! Here is the catch... You will need to invest a
> token
> > N2, 000 and apply all the strategies outlined in Phase
> 2 of
> > the program. Once you set it up, it becomes money
> making
> > machine on auto-pilot that floods your bank
> > account with avalanches of N1, 000s while you are
> relaxing
> > with your friends and family.
> > This program was operated with the U.S Dollar and the
> > participation is just $20, but because you will need
> a
> > PayPal account which Nigerians do not have access to,
> it has
> > been a little bit modified and instead of using the
> U.S
> > Dollar, we are using the Naira. Well, when my up line
> > administered it in the beginning of March 2006 in
> Nigeria
> > with a start up fee of N2, 000 instead of $20... and
> boy he
> > was glad he did. Check out below for his testimony:
> > ==============================
> > The first week of participation was quite dull and
> full of
> > questions from subscribers and by the third week I was
> blown
> > away by my results. I made an incredible N43, 000 and
> I keep
> > receiving several One thousand Naira bill in my Bank
> > account, I believe in a little time from now, I will
> make
> > that N1, 000,000 that the program promised. I was so
> excited
> > by my results that I was
> > practically telling everyone who knows me about the
> > easiest way of making money from the internet here in
> > Nigeria.
> > Adagbada Ebenezer, tooslar@yahoo.com
> > Nigeria
> > ..............................
> > .............................. ... ......
> > Below are more testimonials from foreigners who have
> > benefited from the program:
> > ==============================
> >
> > Thanks to this profitable opportunity. I was
> approached
> > many times before but each time I passed on it. I'm
> so
> > glad I finally joined just to see what one could
> expect in
> > return for minimal effort and money required. To my
> > astonishment, I received a total $37,920 in 7 weeks
> with
> > money still coming in.
> > A Hedland, Fort Lee,
> > New Jersey.
> > ==============================
> > This program has been around for a while but I never
> > believed in
> > it. But one day when I received this again in the
> mail, I
> > decided to gamble my $20 on it. I followed the simple
> > instructions and Walaa... 2 weeks later, the money
> started
> > coming in. The first month, I only made $580 but the
> next 2
> > months after that, I made a total of $42,890.. So far,
> in
> > the past 6 months by re-entering the program, I have
> made
> > over $102,000 and I'm playing it again. The key to
> > success with this program is to follow the simple
> steps and
> > NOT change anything.
> >
> > Steven Caprio, Ontario,
> > Canada....... . ...
> > Are you excited? Let me tell you more about the Quick
> > Smart
> > program.
> > • It requires no Product or Website!
> > • You do not need to bother yourself about telling
> > people!
> > • Once set up, people will come to you to register,
> not
> > you going to people.
> > • It is 100% Legal. If you want to join my email
> list of
> > people who are going to make thousand and millions
> using
> > this program, there is no better time to join than
> > Today and Now! because I'm among the VERY first
> > Nigerians to run this in Nigeria.
> > If you join today, there is the entire guarantee that
> you
> > will hit it big in a little while from today.
> >
> > Attached at the end of this message is Phase 1. Take
> your
> > time to read it. Once you have acquainted yourself
> with
> > PHASE 1, then you can get PHASE 2 by registering with
> N2,
> > 000. PHASE 2 will teach you how to automate the
> program to
> > start attracting people who will register from you
> > instantly.
> >
> > I welcome any questions regarding this program. To
> Your
> > Online Success
> >
> > DAVID ALABI
> > Phone No: 07033801718
> > Email: mcleotyrese2@yahoo.com
> >
>
> =====================================================================
> > PHASE 1
> >
> > First take time to save PHASE1 (You may copy and paste
> it
> > into Micro Soft Word to save it if you wish)
> >
> > Dear friend, you have nothing to lose. I've earned a
> > lot of money from this program and I assure you, that
> you
> > too will earn. The program is highly risk-free in the
> sense
> > that once you join, we all become partners in
> progress. Here
> > is the PHASE 1 of the program.
> >
> > Please read through the program below:
> >
> > Quick Smart - The Most Successful Program on The Web!
> >
> > PHASE 1 -------- PLEASE YOU MAY PRINT OUT THIS
> MATERIAL FOR
> > THOROUGH READING BECAUSE OF THE LENGTH AND VALUABLE
> > INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN.
> >
> >
> > This program is designed to
> > make money via the internet quickly and honestly. It
> is
> > quite new, yet already proven to be most effective. It
> is
> > truly exciting, with many people now using it, and
> with so
> > many more still to see it. This program is very
> powerful - a
> > real money generator on the web! No other program
> comes
> > close when you need money quickly and honestly.
> >
> > You are guaranteed financial success with this
> opportunity
> > because of the method used to confirm the honesty of
> each
> > participant. However, when most of us first look at
> this
> > program, we may think it's just another get rich
> quick
> > scheme. But it isn't- by reading the details; you
> will
> > see that it is quite different. And only about a week
> after
> > starting, money will start rolling in quickly!
> > According to US Postal Service Lottery Codes: Title
> 18,
> > section 1302 and 1341 state that this service is
> legal
> > because we are building a mailing list. The postal
> service
> > has a phone number where you are able to call and
> verify
> > this. 1-800-725-2161 This is a FAIL-SAFE money
> making
> > program where all cash receipts are verifiable in
> advance,
> > because every participant is held accountable, every
> > participant gets paid well, every participant is sure
> that
> > nobody can cheat. That is why I choose to participate.
> I
> > invite you to do likewise. Being fail-safe and
> cheat-proof,
> > what have we got to lose? The power of the internet is
> here
> > to be used. More and more people are using this
> program to
> > create a substantial income quickly. Expect to earn up
> to
> > N1,000,000 in the next 60 days.
> >
> > We all know that internet money programs can really
> work,
> > but most of us have major concerns about them
> because:
> >
> > 1. They are too complex, often requiring large
> > investments.
> > 2. They require real internet marketing experience.
> > 3. There is usually no way of monitoring returns.
> > 4. There is no way of eliminating cheaters.
> > 5. Pay pal doesn’t work in Nigeria, etc.
> >
> > This program solves
> > all of these concerns! It is 100% certain that
> everyone
> > will get paid for joining. This is because we require
> > accountable e-mail addresses for all participants. The
> total
> > cost for you to join is just two N1, 000 Bills. (Not a
> lot,
> > no matter your present financial position) BUT YOU
> SPEND
> > NOTHING AT ALL UNTIL YOU GAIN e-mail confirmation that
> the
> > sender of this letter has paid.
> >
> > The fail-safe mechanism controls the program, so it's
> > impossible for anyone to cheat. This way nobody gets
> hurt
> > and everyone gets paid. All participants make the
> money they
> > deserve for their efforts. Read on and you will see
> why and
> > how.
> >
> > The method of accountability used keeps everyone
> honest. We
> > all get our money by building an easy and valuable
> MAILING
> > LIST.
> >
> > Too many programs before this have no fail-safe
> mechanism
> > for protecting the honest participants from those who
> put
> > their names on a list without sending any money. That
> is
> > what causes such programs to
> > ultimately fail.
> >
> > With this program, it is IMPOSSIBLE FOR SUCH CHEATING
> TO
> > HAPPEN.
> >
> > If you decide to participate, you will be required to
> send
> > two N1,000 Bills to just two of the people on the list
> shown
> > below, with an email or phone call which ever you
> choose
> > asking them to add your name to their mailing list and
> send
> > you a copy of, "PHASE 2" More about that shortly.
> >
> > Please take time to save this letter in your Mail
> Notepad
> > or drafts so that you can edit the prescribed areas
> later if
> > you decide to join. Once you finish reading check the
> > honesty of me that I have paid my N2, 000.
> > The very first step is to e-mail the two people in
> the
> > position #1 and #2 from the current accountability
> list
> > below, and ask them if they have received their N1,
> 000 from
> > me. This is what makes the success of this program
> CERTAIN.
> > You will not send money to me until you KNOW that I
> have
> > paid the people in position 1 and 2.
> >
> > POSITION #1
> > PATRICIA UBUBA
> INTERCONTINENTAL BANK NIG. PLC
> ACCT NO. - 0018115000010869
> Phone NO - 07035747751
> Email : pattybf@yahoo.com
> >
> >
> > POSITION #2
> > GODWIN UGWUADU
> INTERCONTINENTAL BNK PLC
> ACCT. NO- 0286115000007656
> Phone number: 08034356145
> email: goddybiz2009@yahoo.com
> >
> > The above are the two people I sent my N2, 000 to..
> After
> > paying them, I sent them an e-mail to add me to their
> > mailing list.
> > After you have verified that I'm genuine and decide
> to
> > participate, Go to the Bank of the person in position
> #3
> > (me), pay N1,000 Bill, send details of payment to my
> email
> > address, such as Name, receipt number, date of
> payment,
> > Branch of payment, Your email address and phone
> number, then
> > include a note in the e-mail that reads:
> >
> > "Please add
> > my name to your Mailing List and rush
> > Phase 2 to me"
> >
> > NOTE: Only the person in Position #3 supplies Phase
> 2,
> > NEVER any other person.
> >
> > POSITION #3
> > ALABI DAVID T.
> INTERCONTINENTAL BANK NIG. PLC
> ACCT NO. - 0105110000456448
> Phone NO - 07033801718
> Email : mcleotyrese2@yahoo.com
>
> >
> > Next, Go to the Bank of the person in position #4,
> > pay N1,000 Bill, send details of payment to his email
> > address, such as: Name, receipt number, date of
> payment,
> > Branch of payment, Your email address and phone
> number, then
> > include a note in the e-mail that reads:
> >
> > "Please add my name to your Mailing List".
> >
> > NOTE: There is no “and rush Phase 2 to me" in the
> > 4th person’s message because it’s only the person
> in
> > position #3 that sends the Phase 2 information.
> > POSITION #4
> > ALLISON GOODLUCK
> GTB
> Account No: 249227956110
> Phone:08099531320
> Email: luckygirldabby@yahoo.com
>
> > If you do not have a bank account and you want to
> > participate, you may consider putting your home
> address or
> > Post Office Box address in Position #3 and ask people
> to
> > send your N1, 000 Bill through NIPOST (regular snail
> mail)
> > after carefully wrapping it in a letter and inserting
> it in
> > a BROWN envelope.
> >
> > NOW ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS EDIT YOUR COPY OF THIS
> LETTER AS
> > FOLLOWS:
> >
> > FIRST: Move the person currently in POSITION #4 to
> POSITION
> > #2.
> >
> > Be sure all information is copied correctly and
> > completely.
> > (The person originally in POSITION #2 is now dropped
> from
> > the list, and has made their N1, 000,000)!
> >
> > SECOND: Move the person in POSITION #1 to POSITION #4
> with
> > all correct information.
> >
> > THIRD: Move
> > the person in POSITION #3 to POSITION #1 with all
> correct
> > information.
> >
> > FINALLY: Enter your name, complete bank details or
> home
> > address if you don't have a bank account, and e-mail
> > address in POSITION #3. Please also provide your name
> and
> > e-mail address at the end of this letter. Remember,
> you only
> > send the N1,000 Bill to the names in position #3 AND
> #4 on
> > this letter.
> > NOTE: for accurate correctness, please copy and
> > paste only. The only detail to type is your detail
> since it
> > is not already in the letter.
> >
> >
> > DO NOT SEND MONEY TO THE NAMES IN POSITION #1 and
> > #2.
> >
> > NOTE: When typing your email address, please remember
> to be
> > accurate. Double check! Once you start, there are two
> simple
> > things you must do to make this work for maximum
> return in 2
> > months.
> >
> > BE PATIENT at the start! It takes easily a week or so
> to
> > really get up and going, and to start receiving lots
> of
> > money in your Bank account or letter box.
> >
> > BUT THEY WILL COME! This is the internet!
> >
> > YOU WILL DEFINITELY MAKE A LARGE SUM OF MONEY WITHIN A
> FEW
> > WEEKS, "JUST LIKE ME" and you will also have a
> > mailing list service to use to further enrich
> yourself.
> >
> > THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO MAKE MONEY FAST! It is
> very
> > inexpensive to participate in, just compare it to the
> > value of lottery tickets - where making money is
> next to
> > impossible. Think of the power of the program running
> > internationally.
> >
> > FURTHER INFORMATION
> >
> > You may already feel that this program is not what
> you
> > thought at first, but still remain doubtful or a
> little
> > unclear about whether or not to have a go. Unlike so
> many
> > other programs you do not send money to four or five
> people
> > for reports, recipes or disks or any other product.
> Nor do
> > you risk losing your time and money..
> >
> > This program is less demanding and does not take
> advantage
> > of the Novice online marketer. Effectively, we all
> become a
> > team - we know that we must follow the rules and that
> if our
> > team works, we all win.
> >
> > This program has been set up so that you will succeed.
> If
> > you do exactly as described, then you will succeed in
> this
> > business. To compare this with the many uncontrolled
> > programs:
> >
> > First of all, this program has only four controlled
> levels
> > - not five,
> > six, seven or more uncontrolled levels like other
> > programs.
> >
> > When you first send this program out, you will soon
> get 20
> > – 25 people who will send you N1, 000 to join the
> mailing
> > list and to commence their Phase 2. They will do this
> only
> > after they confirm that you have paid your N2, 000.
> >
> > To account for curiosity seekers, and people who
> don't
> > recognize the opportunity (not you of course!), let's
> > say that only 10 people then actually pursue the
> program
> > provided. These 10 people then put your name in the
> > accountability list position #1, and their respondents
> will
> > be asking you if they paid their N1, 000 Naira. Their
> active
> > participants will then move your name to position #4,
> WHERE
> > YOU WILL BE RECIEVING N1,000 Notes from 10 x 10 x 10
> people.
> > That's a total of 1,000 people. 1000 x N1, 000 = N1,
> > 000,000. (One Million Naira)!
> > You may think that it will be difficult to attain
> this; the
> > strategies outlined in Phase 2 will make it easier
> for
> > you to EASILY GET 20 - 50 people in less than one
> week,
> > WITHOUT YOU MEETING OR TALKING TO THESE PEOPLE. At the
> same
> > time, you will only spend about 2 hours of work
> setting it
> > up, after that people will come to you to get
> registered and
> > pay you, not you going to people. No other program
> come this
> > close in EASILY MAKING YOU A MILLION NAIRA IN 60
> DAYS!
> >
> > Once set up, it now runs on Auto-Pilot pouring in
> > Avalanches of N1, 000s into your Bank account daily.
> All you
> > do is spend ONLY 30 minutes daily replying people
> online
> > that you have been paid several N1,000s. Because this
> is
> > done on the internet, it moves very quickly.
> >
> > Therefore, you only need 10 ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS who
> > actually promote this program to reach your target.
> The
> > information in Phase 2 gives you Sure-Fire Strategies
> to get
> > 20 - 50 people in a week's time. Think of what will
> > happen if 20 of these people become active to the 3rd
> level,
> > it can give you an easy N8,000,000 in 60 days,
> > but to be conservative, our target is N1,000,000 in
> 60
> > days! Once you receive your N1, 000 from people, make
> sure
> > you send out PHASE 2 to them. At this point, all you
> will
> > have to do will be to answer the e-mails saying,
> "YES,
> > I have been paid"
> >
> > NOTE: Be sure to keep a record of those who have paid
> and
> > added to your mailing list, and respond very quickly
> to
> > verifications requests. I will suggest you keep a
> record of
> > everyone who has paid in different folders in your
> mail
> > Notepad.
> >
> > The first will be those who have asked you for PHASE 2
> and
> > to be added to your mailing list (your direct down
> line),
> > and the second will be those who have just asked to be
> added
> > to your mailing list. When you have been asked to
> verify
> > somebody, just go to the folder in your mail notepad
> and
> > scroll down after opening it search for that person's
> > name.
> >
> > Remember that you may send this program to people who
> send
> > you similar programs. Many such people are keen and
> > active users of opportunities sent to them, and this
> one
> > is safe, fast and simple. It will not appeal to
> cheats, yet
> > be great for anyone looking for a VERY low cost fun
> > investment.
> >
> > SUMMARY OF THE SIMPLE STEPS TO FOLLOW:
> >
> > FIRST: Save the whole of this letter as PHASE 1,
> somewhere
> > in your e-mail box, where you can edit the changes.
> (Names,
> > Addresses, Bank info, E-Mail addresses and
> Positions).
> >
> > SECOND: Get two N1, 000 Bill/note and Rush to pay
> People in
> > Positions #3 and #4 respectively (N1, 000 each) with
> an
> > e-mail request to join their mailing list. NOTE: That
> cost
> > is your only financial risk.
> >
> > THIRD: Update the names on the list carefully, as
> detailed
> > above. Your name, Home address or Bank details and
> E-Mail
> > address, names in POSITION #3 (where mine is now). You
> then
> > wait for PHASE 2 to arrive in your e-mail box from me.
> This
> > will be sent the same day that I confirm that you
> have
> > actually paid your N1, 000.
> >
> > HOW YOUR NAME
> > MOVES THROUGH THE SYSTEM:
> >
> > FIRST: Your name starts at position #3 in Phase 1 - to
> all
> > of the people who gets your business opportunity.
> PHASE 2
> > will help you to easily reach your target of 20 - 50
> people
> > in one week.
> >
> > SECOND: You will email PHASE 2 out to each person who
> has
> > sent you N1,000. You will be instructing your
> respondents to
> > place your name in POSITION #1. You will then begin
> > receiving inquiries from others asking if you have
> been paid
> > your N1,000. You will keep track of all those who have
> paid.
> > You won't be receiving much at this stage (just the
> N1,
> > 000 you received from each person in Phase 1, which
> will be
> > from N10, 000 - N25, 000 or more).
> > THIRD: Those people who have just enquired as to
> whether
> > payment was made to you will be getting another 10 or
> more
> > people to participate, and your name will then be in
> > POSITION #4. This is when you will receive the BIG
> MONEY!
> >
> > LAST: Your name will be in position #2, where you
> will
> > again be receiving enquiries, and you will be likely
> to
> > answer at this point YES, I'M N1,000,000 RICHER. Many
> > will then participate and make money also.
> Participation is
> > all that we require for success. Isn't this a
> brilliant
> > Business? We really have the best, because we have
> created a
> > fool-proof and cheat-proof system where everybody has
> > accountability.
> >
> > Your small investment of two N1, 000 Bills will reward
> you
> > with N1, 000,000 or more! Once again please email me
> if you
> > have any questions. None of us will go back for a new
> > beginning.
> >
> > But, we learn and grow, so all of us are able to make
> a new
> > start. Just do it! Good fortune to all of you who
> > participated - and have fun! Once you have decided
> that you
> > are going to make N1, 000,000 in the next 60 days, you
> have
> > checked the accountability of me, and have paid your
> N2,
> > 000; you will be ready to start preparing for Phase 2.
> Do
> > you see how easy it is for you to make your first N1,
> > 000,000 in 60
> > days? If you don't think it is easy, or don't
> > completely understand it, then read over until you
> do.
> >
> > If you still want some help, then don't hesitate in
> > sending me an e-mail or calling me with the numbers
> below.
> > Do NOT ignore this. Your Financial Future might depend
> on
> > it.
> >
> > DON'T GET ME WRONG, I BELIEVE IN HARDWORK BUT IT'S
> > NO LONGER THE DETERMINANT OF FINANCIAL SUCCESS,
> SMARTNESS
> > AND INFORMATION IS THE RIGHT WAY.
> >
> >
> > Many Blessings,
> > Wishing you all the best on the Web!
> > And of course expect Success Always!
> >
> > DAVID ALABI
> > Phone No: 07033801718
> > Email: mcleotyrese2@yahoo.com
> >
> > Who says you can’t Make Money Online in
> > Nigeria?

Monday, November 16, 2009

WAYS TO GET TRAFFIC TO YOUR SITE OR BLOG.

In truth, I have worked tirelessly to improve my on-page site optimization and have read widely on the best way to implement SEO (search engine optimization) on a blog without spending a fortune. That has lead to better placement in SERP (search engine result pages).
The result of all the effort has been a steady and consistent flow of traffic from the search engines. Unfortunately, it seems Google is not happy that they have to send visitors my way. Now, my pagerank is being reduced!
When I first had a drop from Google PR4 to PR3 three weeks ago, I didn't bother because I know that my hosting company changed the server hosting my files. The change resulted in a changed IP address for Nigerian Entrepreneur and to the best of my knowledge, that may have affected the way Google looks at the site.
However, things have since settled down and I was expecting a return to my PR4with some inner pages having PR2. Well, I got a shock this morning. Nigerian Entrepreneur has been dropped by Google to PR2! To me that is ridiculous. I really wonder what the algorithm robot is using to arrive at such judgment.
I just felt angry, about the whole issue. However, after reading some posts aboutGoogle Page Rank dropping, (Some were written as far back as 2006) I decided that I will simply ignore the drop and continue working on writing quality content on my blog and building backlinks. That way, the visitors will keep coming. I really don't have anything to loose other than the title of Google PR4. If I feel so bad, I may start my own PageRank website and guess what, I will rank myself 10and rank Big G -10 (just kidding).
Having educated myself with articles written by others, I am just going to relax and continue doing my white hat SEO. The result I'm getting is a better deal than the title anyway. How do you compare a site with PR0earning 4digit cheques in Google Adsense with a PR7site that earns nothing but talks about a dying language in my little hometown. For an online entrepreneur seeking to make money online, the PR0 website is much more desirable. By the way, my Google Adsense earnings have been improving too. Thanks to G.
In case you find yourself in a similar situation crying Why is my Google PageRank Dropping? Don't despair, you may not have done anything wrong (except if you are selling links or your blog has been marked as a linkfarm). If you are being penalize, it will not be a drop, it will be a complete wipe-out. You could be taken from high PR7 to PR0 in one day. If your PR is grayed out, then your website have been blacklisted!
If you have a better thought on why my Google PageRank is dropping, say it in a comment, cheers.

HOW TO OBTAIN A CREDIT CARD.

Hello friend,
You are most welcome to my world of Yes! In my quest to search for opportunities and money making programs online I stumbled on a particular genuine site that requires a fee to register as a member using a Credit card. So I decided to opt for a GTBank Mastercard of which I was given after paying some fee and that gave me a great hope.
So I proceeded to this particular money making site just to make payment with my GTBank mastercard only for my payment to be declined, so i reached the Customer support to ask why and was told that "they don't accept Nigeria Credit cards". I was quite depressed.
That spured me to visit Forums to make enquiries about other Banks Credit card before going for another one. Fewdays latter I got information pouring in that Nigeria Credit cards are not accepted online(mostly on foreign sites).
As an optimistic person who believes so much in embarking on a full accomplishment of any journey and turning challenges into opportunities, I went in search of a lasting solution to this problem and came up with a Breakthrough called "A Globally Accepted Credit Card For Everyone in Africa".
Yes,I got the solution......I got the solution to your financial and online payment worries.
This globally accepted credit card can be used for online transactions and offline as well, it even have an edge over the local bank credit cards.infact it is a multi-purpose Credit card and I have gone ahead to use it and I didn't experience any sort of challenge with it.
Are you curious about the Credit card?
Here are the following features of the Credit card...
1.This card can be use to shop online any where
2. It is a U.S globally accepted Credit card issued by a U.S bank
3.This credit card can be use to verify your paypal account without any exceptions
4.It can be use to withdraw funds from any ATM Terminals around.
5.It can be use to receive money from abroad without visiting Western Union Money Transfers and Moneygram.
6. It can be use to pay for foreign examinations or school fess online
7. You can buy and sell online using this card.
8. You can use this card to fund other accounts such as: Alertpay,Paypal,Moneybookers and Stormy pay etc.
9. If the card is stolen or lost a replacement can be made with the accurate balance on it.
10.They offer a very prompt customer support by email, phone and live chat.
11. You don't need any special document or what so ever to get this Credit card.
12. The card can be easily funded through several ways which I will show you.
13.This card will come in your full name and details.
One other thing i love about this great credit card is that: it is a Multi-purpose credit card which have an edge over other local bank credit cards and it serves as an alternative to Paypal account in the sense that you can use it for any kind of transaction online without hiding or swapping your I.P address......So you get the gist? Now let's head over to the requirements on how to secure your credit card.
Requirements for obtaining the Master Credit card
1. Your full names [Example; Williams Samson]
2. Your home address [Not P.O.Box. Example of an acceptable address]
3. The number and expiry date of ANY of these documents: Drivers Licence,/Int'l passport or National I.d card If you don't have any of these, let me know.
4. Your date of birth
5. Your phone number
6. A new email account
7. What you wish to use this card for
Now that you are aware of the features of the Credit card and how it works, what are you waiting for?
Thanks for your time and for visiting my blog. YES!

AlertPay

AlertPay is an online payment service similar to PayPal. It provides individuals and businesses the ability to send and receive payments online without exposing their personal or financial information. The service is being provided by a Canadian privately owned and managed company founded in 2004. It is a rapidly growing leader in online payments. AlertPay offers several options:
AlertPay Personal Accounts
Personal Pro Account: If you want to sell something online and you need to get paid in a hurry the Personal Pro Account is the way to go. It gives you the flexibility to send and receive payments and do business using your name. You can open a free account in less than 5minutes by clicking here.
Personal Starter Account: If you are skeptical or not sure of where to start, use this option. The Personal Starter account is the ideal account to shop online safely without exposing your financial or personal information. It affords you the opportunity to get cash from your friends and family or send payments online for FREE.
Advantages of opening an AlertPay Personal Account:
1. No cost to send or receive payments
2. Accept numerous payments options.
3. Access to AlertPay Business Tools
4. Free for shoppers
5. Shop online without exposing your financial details.
6. Highly Secure.
AlertPay Business Account
If you own a business and you operate it using a unique business name different from your personal name, then an AlertPay Business account will be a good choice. It is tailored to meet all the needs of your online business. You will have access to numerous online business tools that will help your business grow online.
Advantages of opening an AlertPay Business Account:
* Conduct business under your company name
* Low transaction fees per transaction
* Accept Credit Card payments
* Sub accounts: Manage multiple online businesses with one account
* Website Payments: Buy Now Buttons, Subscriptions and Recurring Payments
* Business Tools: Integrate AlertPay into 3rd party applications
* Mass Pay: Send out payments to groups of people
Naturally, I love AlertPay because they allow online entrepreneurs from all over the world to open an account, Nigerians inclusive.
Note: I maintain an account with AlertPay and participate in their referral program.
There are other third party payment processors like 2Checkout.com, moneybooker.com, ikobo.com etc. But time and space will not permit that I talk about them now. Maybe I will discuss some of them in future post. Wishing you success in your online ventures.

How and why Search Engine Traffic Is Best For Business Websites.

The following are some of the methods that I have employed to drive traffic to my website:
Word of mouth - I tell anyone that cares to listen that I have a website.
Email - I use the website address in my email signature.
Advertisement on other websites - Some paid adverts, some free adverts.
Link and Banner exchange -This is common among bloggers.
Forum participation - I was active in over fifteen different communities.
Comments on blogs - I drop quality comments in fellow bloggers 'websites.
Social Bookmarking e.g. Blogcatalog, Delicious, Tweeter, Entrecard, Digg, StumbleUpon, Mixx, Reddit and several others.
Out of the seven website traffic strategies listed above, I spent more time on the last one, social network traffic. The reason why is obvious to the experts, it is the "get-quick-result" website traffic strategy. Unfortunately, it happens to be the most time consuming and least enduring website traffic generator.
Unlike the others, even if your website is one minute old, yold, you can have 6,000 web visitors if you have a powerful social traffic club in place. Digg and StumbleUpon are notorious for such kind of feat. If a noteable Digg user or Stumbler smiles on your website and bookmark it, you will end up with more traffic than you can handle.
Why I don't like Social Website Traffic
Social Website traffic requires constant participation in the social communities. You must keep on Stumbling, Digging making friends, doing others a favor so that you can get one in return and keeping yourself updated on the events in the social community so that you remain relevant. It is so much hard work and quite time consuming.
Why I settled for Search Engine Website Traffic
Search engine traffic is about the most difficult to build. It takes planning and focus. Before you can receive website traffic from the search engine, you must do your home-work on SEO (Search Engine Optimization), provide quality content and build quality back-links This is not an easy task to perform. That is why many webmasters outsource their SEO and will rather pay for search engine traffic than work to rank high in the search engine. The ignorant ones, rely on social traffic to get visitors.
Well, the truth is that, social website traffic is indeed not the kind of traffic you are looking for. Social website traffic rarely converts to sale. Visitors that comes to your site from social communities such as StumbleUpon are not looking for what to buy, rather they are just STUMBLING around the web (the word "STUMBLING" is most appropriate to convene what I mean). If you are looking for buyers, or potential customers, you will be better off, getting targeted website traffic from the search engines.
Visitors from the search engines are people looking for a specific thing. They are not just passing away the time with the search engine, if you have what they need, or you have information on how they can getwhat they need, you can be rest assured that they will be happy to stay on your site. So what I have learned to do, can be broken down into three simple strategy:
Get my website on-page and off-page Search Engine Optimization right.
Provide Quality Content that address the need of the visitors that I am expecting.
Go out to build backlinks from authority websites in the niche that I am targeting for traffic.
That sounds simple, isn't it? Well, the truth is that it is difficult to accomplish. So why do I insist that search engine website traffic is the best method for an entrepreneur, the answer is that you get to do the hard-work only once! Yes, you heard me right. Once you do the hardwork well and you get it right, you can actually go on to some other things. The search engine will take over and continually send targeted visitors to your business website.
I learnt this truth after much Stumbling and Digging in the wrong places for website traffic that convert Now I know better. I don't have to drop 300cards per day, nor Digg stories I am not interested in just to please someone. Stumbling articles is now done at my pleasure, not as one of my daily TO DO TASK!
If you are serious about getting targeted website traffic that converts to sale, then it is high time you start working on those three points listed above. It is no gainsaying, search engine traffic is best for business websites.

Welcome!

Hello friend,
You are welcome to my site where u throw yourself open to countless opportunities. Believe me, there is no saying no to success. Just say it, Yes, i can!