10 Ways to Lose the Sale

Remember the old saying “Good Salesmen are Born”.  Well, anyone can become a good salesperson if they can learn and master the basic sales skills.  Sales techniques have dramatically changed over the years.  Gone are the old school selling methods of talking incessantly and pushing a customer into a sale.

Selling now involves listening to a customer, making a connection and giving the customer what they need.  Today’s skilled salespeople are self-confident, persuasive, attentive and able to build relationships of trust and respect with the customer.

There are many closing techniques that can be used to make the sale but watch out for the ten sales blunders listed below:


What Is Affiliate Marketing

Earning an income as an affiliate marketer is more than people may know about. For one thing, it is a good way to earn an extra income, and for another, you don’t require a lot of income to start. That is a sure way to make money working from home on a small budget or none at all.

So what is affiliate marketing all about?


How to Find and Train Employees Online

Online businesses have a decisive advantage over offline ones, provided they have the skills, knowledge, and patience to leverage them. One fairly obvious advantage is the likely absence of a lot of normal expenses that an offline business must pay – such as rent for an office or storefront, and the associated utilities. You will likely need to find and train employees online, however. And this brings with it a whole new set of problems. How do you find reliable, hard-working employees online? Furthermore, how do you train them without having them physically present at a training seminar or session?

There are a lot of misconceptions about finding employees online, and a great deal of tactics that, from personal experience, simply don’t work. If you want to find the employees you need to make your business successful, start with the place where these employees learn the skills necessary to be successful.


Bad Habits That Sabotage Your Productivity At Your Workplace

When you get to the office in the morning, you may grab a cup of coffee and head straight to your inbox.

From there you move over to Twitter and then drop some messages on Facebook. What comes to mind next, the latest Justin Bieber’s video on YouTube. Before you can realize what you are doing the day will be long gone. The funny thing is that when somebody calls, you go like: “Dude, I am so busy I can’t even talk”

There are many other habits that many of us have formed that do nothing but sabotage our productivity. Among these habits are:


Defining Your Homebased Business Goals And Needs

Your goals for a homebased business or internet marketing is what should be a defining point in your action, skip this and you will fail, identify it correctly and your efforts will be greatly rewarded by success that could be far superceeding your initial goals.

And to illustrate my point I want to share a personal story, story I don’t tell too often but one, that has led me to success that went FAR BEYOND my original goals. Perhaps what I share will help you make some sense of what you are currently doing and what your plans will be in near future.

This is just a personal story, so please take it as such and let me know what you think, share your own story!


How To Schedule Time Out

taking time outAnyone who has ever run a business will tell you it is a huge drain on your time, versus working for somebody else. When you work for somebody else’s company, you turn up in the morning, do your job, and then go home, most of the time without having to worry about the job until the next day.

However, when you are running your own business this is almost always never true. When the complete success and stability of a business is solely your responsibility, and that business is also your family’s main source of income, you will often find that you can be working 14-18 hours a day.