How to get your online business off the ground

One of the most important issues in any business is to get traffic to your site.

Whether you are purely online or you have a brick and mortar business (which also needs an online presence by the way!), we need visitors and customers.   Without these, the business will fail.

In the online world there are many “offers” of traffic – but to be honest, there is a lot of trashy traffic out there and it is a total waste of time and money.   One has to give due diligence when in any kind of business and very especially, an online business.

It is a very good idea, in the first instance, to consider what your marketing objectives are, for example:

  1. Promoting and managing your Brand
  2. Increasing your traffic by targeting the right audience
  3. Engaging with your customers
  4. Building loyalty
  5. Increasing sales

Once you’ve established your objectives, it becomes easier to see what option or options will work best for you.  There is free traffic and paid traffic.   Free Traffic, for example via FaceBook and other social media, takes longer and has to be used very wisely (more about that in a future blog) as one can become guilty of spamming and ruin one’s reputation in the process.  Paid traffic as the name implies requires some investment but does not have to be exorbitant and is also available via FaceBook and other social media as well as other online advertising options.

Social media is an excellent way to expand your reach and network.

There are various platforms one can use to advertise your business – some proven over and over again.  Examples of such are Google, Amazon and My Advertising Pays.

Blogging and providing unique and interesting content can provide value and it is one of the first and most essential steps that should taken towards increasing your traffic,    If it is your own blog, you are free to advertise your business or product on that site at no extra fee.

All these and other options are there to get your business in front of viewers and potential buyers.

I will be sharing more about getting your business off the ground and providing you with helpful guidelines and links to various relevant resources.  In the meantime, make sure you get the updates and subscribe to this blog and link with me on FaceBook

 

Do not hesitate to leave your comments and questions on the comment section.   You may also contact me at getworkingwithday@gmail.com

IS INFLATION EATING AWAY YOUR SAVINGS AND PENSION … ?

Given the shaky global economic situation, there are 2 very important questions I would like you to consider…

  1. Do you think that $100 or £100 or 100 of whatever currency you use TODAY, will be able to buy the same amount of goods or services a year from now?
  2. Do you think it is possible that 1 gram of gold TODAY will have the same purchasing power in a year’s time?

Let us take a close look at the facts provided by the US Bureau of Labour Statistics as well as the Incrementum AG, Federal Reserve, St Louis, over a ten-year period.  Look closely at the buying power of $100,000 vs gold:

2005                                   2015
Currency                            $100,000                            $82,288   Buying Power
Gold                                   $100,000                            $237,583 Buying Power

Gold More than doubled its value and buying power, whilst currency shrank!

Think for a moment how currency devaluation will impact your savings, your pension, your investments.

And by the way, this trend is NOT going to stop … in fact leaders in investment and financial sectors are warning of an imminent financial crash … and it is not a case of “if” but rather “when” it is going to happen.   What is causing this?   Webster’s Dictionary states that “Inflation … is a steady rise in the level of prices related to an increased volume of available money and credit, resulting in a loss of value of currency”.

But how … what … why???

Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve (1987-2006), stated the following: “In the absence of the gold standard, there is no way to protect savings from confiscation of wealth. There is no safe store of value.”    Economist and father of Keynesian Economics, John Maynard Keynes, said: “By a continuing process of inflation, governments can confiscate, secretly and unobserved, an important part of the wealth of their citizens”.

Inflation … this is what it looks like in practical terms …

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What about this?

Look at the comparison between 1971 and now ...

In 1971 1 gm of gold could buy around 5 loaves of bread, whereas NOW it would be able to purchase around 20+ loaves.

Compare this  with the purchase pow
er of the US dollar.   In 1971 one would have been able to purchase about 4 loaves of bread with $1.   NOW …. the same amount of
money will buy you not even a half a loaf of bread.

People all over the world are getting worried about the economy. Who can blame them?

Given the global situation, one needs to ask oneself if there is a way to plan for the future.

Financially speaking, do you have a plan in place to protect not only yourself, but your loved ones too? Would you like to know how to protect any assets you have and/or to work towards building something for the future?

If you would like to know what you can do, what the options and possibilities are and how to do it, please FIND MORE INFORMATION HERE 

If, once you’ve seen more about this, and you are ready to take action
simply Click Here   (Make sure you see my name, Dailene Ashton)

We’re living in a very fast-changing world.   Get informed and learn how to protect yourself financially.
References: Karatbars International, US Bureau of Labor Statistics & others.

HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR FUTURE!

Some time back Tom Corley researched and then wrote an excellent article (and a book) about the differing habits between the poor and the rich.   There is a staggering difference between the habits of the two groups.   So much one can learn from.

Just recently Success.com published the article again … 16 Rich Habits.    I have put a copy of this article on this site for a limited period of time only.

You will be amazed at the tips one picks up from this article.  VERY practical and timely.    Practical tips of how to live within your means, the value of reading and/or listening to audio books daily, know your purpose in life, controlling emotions, and so much more.

Take a look now:  http://workwithdayashton.com/16-rich-habits/

Absolutely invaluable information.   The differences between rich and poor appear simple—sometimes almost intuitive—but nonetheless very significant. Once you have read the article, try to aim to take up these habits, and you are virtually guaranteed to become better off.

Please Don’t ….

Please don’t!

That is the heading in a post from friends and mentors of mine that caught my eye and the content was 100% my sentiments (and now I’m sharing it with you)

“Please Don’t …

That’s my advice to someone wanting to start an online business and asks the question “where will I find $49?”

(It could be any amount – this just happens to be a frequent starting amount in the online business world)

Their and my answer is brutally honest

We have no idea as we don’t know your financial situation but if you don’t have $49 (roughly £34) to spare, then don’t try and get started with any online business at this point in time.

You have to have money to invest in anything worthwhile.

Making money online is not some get rich quick scheme. It’s a real business which requires investment of time and money.

You may see “rags to riches” stories of people, but they are exceptional and not typical of most people who want to make money online

It is hard work at the beginning, but the rewards further down the line can be amazing … but you have to be committed to do what it takes, even on days you don’t really feel like it.

BUT, if you are prepared for all of this, willing to put in the time, have some financial resources to invest in your business, then the potential is there to develop an online business.

If however you are expecting to “get rich quick” without doing any of the above and you cannot afford to write off your initial investment of $49 then it’s not the right time for you …

And please don’t go chasing shiny objects that promise the earth because they are just shiny objects

Experience tells us that few people succeed in these “shiny object” businesses beyond making a few dollars and most make nothing”.

So I am inviting you today to take action.

If you are seriously thinking of starting to make money online and are committed and coachable, take a few moments to contact me so we can have a chat.   There are a few options available and I would like to help you get started or back on track.

For those who respond, I have a FREE helpful eBook I will send you.

HL Hunt (he was at one time the richest self-made billionaire in the world) was once asked what his secrets of success were: He said “There are only 3 requirements for success.  First, decide exactly what it is you want in life.  Second, determine the price you are going to have to pay to get the things you want and thirdly (and this is most important), resolve to pay that price.”   Successful people are willing to pay the price.   Remember, the massive oak tree was once an acorn.   Start somewhere and work steadily towards your goal.

Day Ashton
Internet Marketer & Coach.

DO YOU LOVE WAKING UP TO THE SOUND OF THE ALARM CLOCK?

alarmclockIf you are like most people, waking up to the sound of the Alarm Clock can be pure torture (especially on a Monday morning!!).  In fact, we’d prefer to throw it out the window or sell the alarm clock to a neighbour.

Why?

The alarm clock means we have to get up, leave our home and family and rush off to work where a dream-destroying boss is going to drain the life out of us to achieve their dream.    Not only that … it means we have to face the nightmarish commute to work and back – whether by road, rail or whatever. When we arrive back home we are totally exhausted and have time for little else.  The next day … the same thing over again.

Why not start the countdown towards “firing your boss” (as the saying goes!) and work towards starting a new life?    If you do not like what you do, you need to change it.New_MAP_ad

There are a number of opportunities out there, but do your due diligence and make sure you choose the right one.

I have been in the online business for a number of years now and have found something that really works for me.   Why not take a look?

In future blog posts I will be reviewing a few, including the one that has been a God-send and has paid me money every single day since the very first day.

So, if you want to start earning money online part-time until you have earned enough to go fulltime and get rid of the alarm clock syndrome, subscribe to my blog post and make sure you get the next post which will help you take more steps in the right direction.

Speak soon again

Day Ashton

DAILENE ASHTON (aka DAY ASHTON)

Internet Marketer, Coach & Freelance Writer
Email: getworkingwithday@gmail.com
Skype: dayashton1

Mobile: +44 7795203791

 

WHAT MADE THE DIFFERENCE?

 

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WHAT MADE THE DIFFERENCE?

This week marks one year since I left my virtually fulltime job where I would be tied to my computer and headphones for 8-hour shifts providing health advice till it was coming out of my ears. 

NOW … 

I’m doing what I love.

My health has improved and I see the business opportunity I am in as a real God-send.

I’m making money every 20 minutes (even when I’m asleep).

I do not have to ask anyone’s permission to take time off.

I am now my own boss and really enjoy what I am doing – working at home or away.

If you want to know what enabled me to change my lifestyle, send me a PM today

OR….

Simply CLICK HERE and I’ll share what made the difference

FIVE TIPS TO HELP YOU MASTER YOUR EMAIL INBOX

Is your email inbox overflowing and driving you mad?

There surely cannot be a single person on this planet who has an email account that hasn’t had this problem at one time or another (if not all the time!).

Whilst email is a fantastic form of communication, managing your emails can be a pain and kill productivity!  Because we, in this day and age, need email (it is part of normal life) and because we cannot control when someone sends us emails or in what format their messages will come, we have to find a way to “manage” our emails and let email be the powerful tool it is and not something that bogs one down and wastes time.

Here are 5 suggestions how you can manage your inbox:

  1. Unsubscribe from all unnecessary or duplicate emails
    How many Newsletters to get coming to your inbox on a daily basis?  If anything like me … plenty!   Do you get to reading them all?   Most likely not!
    This is one of the great time-wasters.    . Sifting through promotional emails and unread newsletters kills productivity!  If you’re not reading them, if they are wasting your time, unsubscribe without delay.   Get rid of the clutter!
  2. Turn off the email notifications
    Distractions come from all sides, so take control over those you can prevent!
    Turn off all email notifications – on your computer as well as your smartphone. We are humans are curious beings and when something flashes or pings, your brain tells you:  “quick, take a look, it may be important”.   Know the feeling.   Turn off those notifications and keep your focus!
  3. Establish a routine for checking emails
    Since you won’t be having email notifications distracting you all day long, set aside specific times of day to check your emails.  For example 3 or 5 times per day.   You decide what times will work best for you.   Set aside, for example, 20-30 minutes in the morning, early afternoon & evening to work through the new emails & plan any actions that may be required as a result.
    See how that goes and adjust timing as needed and to suit YOU and to help you to be as productive as possible.
  4. Learn to make quick decisions
    Having got yourself organized as per the above 3 points, it is important to make quick decisions regarding the emails you receive.  There are basically 4 categories when dealing with email messages:
    – Respond
    – Delete
    – Flag to follow-up
    – File
    When using your routine time-frames (as per 3 above), deal with the quick-action emails in the first instance (these usually fall into the File or Delete category). Then move on to emails that require a fraction more of your time – 1-2 minutes.   Lastly, flag emails that need further / more detailed attention. These can be dealt with later when there is a bit more time or schedule them into your “to do” list so that they do not get overlooked.
  5. Use the email system’s rules to make life easier – use them wisely
    Using pre-set rules provided in your email system, can save you a lot of time, BUT you need to set it up carefully and wisely.  Examples of such automated actions for in-coming emails include filing, deleting and flagging as well as setting up auto-responders and out-of-office messages, to mention but a few. Experiment with them and see what works best for you.

Obviously, we all have personal preferences and thus it is a case of seeing what system works best for us as individuals.  If you want to get email working for you  and not the other way around, invest  a bit of time and energy in getting your email system sorted.   It will be worth every second you’ll save in the long term (and your sanity too!).

 

 

 

Guess who else struggled with consistency?

People from all walks of life experience this problem at one point or another.   Some great leaders and sports persons that I can think of found that it can be difficult to be consistent.  But … in order to succeed, no matter if it is your business, career, sport, health and fitness, you need to be consistent.

Consistency involves regularity, being constant and stability.

Someone once said that consistency builds trust.   I agree.

Roger Federer said he had struggled with consistency early in his career.  But, look at him now, he is one of the most consistent and successful tennis players around.  Arsene Wenger one said: “When you look at people who are successful, you will find that they aren’t  the people who are motivated, but who have consistency in their motivation”.  Consistently motivated to be a success in whatever they do. Reaching their dreams, their goals.

Think about it – if your goal is to become fitter and you’ve neglected yourself for a good number of years.  One or two sessions at the local gym now and again will not produce the desired outcome!  You would need to commit to attending the gym regularly/consistently until you achieve your goal.  Stopping & starting will not get the desired result.

Millard Drexler one said: “People like consistency.  Whether it’s a store or a restaurant, they want to come in and see what you are famous for”

If you are trying to build your business – be it online or bricks & mortar – CONSISTENCY is vital.   What if you found a brand new little coffee shop in your area and they really had a fabulous range of coffee and other hot drinks along with home-baked rolls and out of the ordinary sandwiches and cakes, etc.  Cosy atmosphere and free wi-fi –  just a great place to be.  That would be brilliant.  But what if you wanted to pop in after the school-run or on a busy Saturday morning and the place was closed with a notice.  “Back again tomorrow” or “back in an hour”.  Or even if they were open but did not provide the products or service they were advertising, people would lose interest. Their reputation would falter and their business would not succeed.
If you have an online business, people have signed up to your newsletter or mailing list because they are interested in your service or product.   If you do not have regular follow-up by means of news, special offers, helpful hints and tips, something of value, they will lose interest.   Consistent marketing, consistently providing value is a must.
It isn’t easy, but it can be done and must be our modus operandi.   If we are committed to reaching our goal and consistent in striving to achieve it, we will succeed.

To sum up for now, to be successful online or any project, you need to be committed, consistent and coachable.   To find out more about coachability and get resources that will help you, subscribe to this blog and be sure not to miss important and helpful info

 

 

DAILENE ASHTON (aka DAY ASHTON)

Internet Marketer, Coach & Freelance Writer
Email: getworkingwithday@gmail.com
Skype: dayashton1

Mobile: +44 7795203791

How committed are you?

Some years ago, when I first started my search to establish my own online business  and make a liveable income from it, more than one of my mentors stressed that if I was serious about starting my own business, there were 3 essentials needed.

  • Commitment
  • Consistency
  • Coachability

This has been repeated time and time again by various successful business persons, regardless of whether they are online businesses or traditional bricks and mortar off-line business.   (Just by the way, having said that – every bricks and mortar business needs a web presence in this day & age!!!)

I know this advice has been invaluable.

I went through a phase where I flitted around, not quite knowing exactly what I wanted or how to move forward.   I realized that it was unwise (as had been advised by my mentors) to have a “few” things going at one time (especially when starting out) as none would get the attention and commitment they needed to have in order to grow and make a success of it.

Having done research around some business opportunities, I eventually found the business that would suit me as not only would it really help me achieve my goal but it would help me help others in the process!   This was just over 2 years ago and then I have not looked back.

Commitment according to the dictionary means “the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc”.  Commitment involves being dedicated and loyal to the cause eg your business, project, relationship, etc

I have put everything into my online business and it is rewarding me for my commitment.

If you are committed to succeeding in your business or determined to get started, really serious about starting your own online business, they I would love to hear from you.

 

3 Essentials to Success in your Business

Do you want to be successful in your online business?   There are 3 basic things you need to be ensure you are.

Recently I attended an entrepreneurial business event in London.  It was inspiring!

There were so many folk from all walks of life who shared how they had progressed and been successful in their online business.  The particular business they are in is the same I am involved in.

It has and is changing their lives as it is mine.  Some of those that shared their testimonials have struggled for years to make a success of an online business but have failed.   Since starting their own business with this incredibly straight forward opportunity (growing fast and very secure long-term business plans in place), they have not looked back.

So what are the 3 ingredients (all of which the folk referred to above have put into practice).

These 3 essential parts of success have been instilled in me by the excellent mentors I have had over the years.

If you need guidance or help starting your own online business or moving forward, why not contact me. You might call me crazy but I do really find a great deal of satisfaction in others achieving success.

And this is possible if you are:

  • Committed
  • Consistent
  • Coachable

Contact me for more details, business opportunities and coaching.

Speak soon

Day Ashton

DAILENE ASHTON (aka DAY ASHTON)

Internet Marketer, Coach & Freelance Writer
Email: getworkingwithday@gmail.com
Skype: dayashton1

Mobile: +44 7795203791