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Watch Out for These Scary Things on Your Website!

Happy Halloween! There is a lot of scary stuff out there, but you may be unaware of some things that are really frightening and happening right in your office! For example, when was the last time you reviewed your Website? If you have been busy focusing on your core responsibilities as a business owner, months [...]

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Tips for Dealing with Negative Folks

Have you ever heard the quote, “If it weren’t for people, business would be easy?” Running a successful business is all about dealing with different personalities to accomplish specific goals. And this is often much easier said than done.

Well, instead of increasing your blood pressure and letting these people get to you, here are a few tips to help you open up the communication lines and accomplish more:

1. Listen.

    So many times, we are in a hurry, have an important point to get across or just want to provide our feedback. Without knowing it, this can give the wrong impression, and we can come off as pushy. This triggers a response in the person we are talking to that puts them on the offensive.

    Instead of talking a lot, try to be a good listener. This way, you’ll learn more about the person you are communicating with and be able to fulfill their needs more adequately. Plus, you’ll create a better, more respectful, working relationship.

    2. Stay Positive.

      Even if someone drives you nuts, it’s important to keep a positive attitude. After all, you may not have control over the person you are speaking to and what they say, but you do have control over your thoughts and actions.

      When you are dealing with a “Negative Nancy,” try to think of something positive about this person or the situation. It will help reduce your stress level and make the conversation more productive for both of you

      3. Say “Thanks.”

        If you are having a difficult time staying positive when your boss is yelling at you or you have a run-in with a negative customer, try to think of five or more things you are thankful for to change your mindset. Perhaps you are thankful you have a job with a steady income, that you are healthy and made it to work today, that you have wonderful children? The list goes on…

        When it comes right down to it, there are more important things than work. If you put it into perspective and think of all the big things in life you are thankful for, your attitude will change significantly.

        Hang In There.

        Business can be tough, especially if you are an entrepreneur. And it’s sometimes necessary to deal with people you’d rather not talk to at all. When this happens, it’s important to focus on listening to the other person, stay positive and think of the things you are thankful for in life. This way, you can face difficult people with a smile, learn more about there needs and maintain a healthy attitude that will make you more successful in business… and life!

        Got questions? Please write to me below or at www.rembrandtwrites.com.

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        Have you ever heard the quote, “If it weren’t for people, business would be easy?” Running a successful business is all about dealing with different personalities to accomplish specific goals. And this is often much easier said than done. Well, instead of increasing your blood pressure and letting these people get to you, here are [...]

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        What Are Your SEO Keywords Doing?

        The kids are back at school, and you are settling into a regular work-schedule for the fall. With this in mind, it’s time to think about your SEO processes and make improvements now… before the onslaught of year-end work and the holidays hit. With this in mind, ask yourself these questions: How are your SEO [...]

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        Want a New Client? Try These 3 Tips

        Now that summer is coming to a close and you’ve started your fall schedule with the kids back in school, are you ready to get going to increase sales at your business? Well, if you’d like to get a new client right away, here are three tips that might help: 1.    Ask! Make a list [...]

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        Give Yourself a Break!

        As summer fades away, I’m sure you’d love to hold onto some of your personal time and avoid working long hours. But if you’re an entrepreneur, how do you please all of your customers without giving up some free time with family and friends?

        Here are a few suggestions to reclaim your personal time:

        1. Hire a Virtual Assistant.

        Do you have data entry, accounting, writing, or other administrative activities that need to be done? Get these tasks out of your way by hiring a virtual assistant.

        These professional workers are available throughout the United States with different skill sets at various price-points.

        And because you are hiring a service rather than an actual employee, you don’t need to worry about all of the legal and tax headaches involved in the hiring process.

        Check out the International Virtual Assistants Organization at http://www.ivaa.org/ and other, related sites to find someone to fit your specific needs.

        2. Find an Intern.

        Many high school and college students are looking for work to add to their portfolios. Offer to provide opportunities to help them succeed.

        You’ll get some inexpensive help, and your interns will get valuable, on-the-job experience to use in their future careers. Just be aware that you’ll need to take some extra time to train these newbies carefully.

        3. Get help from your kids.

        If you haven’t already done so, have your kids help you with your business. Not only will they learn important skills and the importance of working for an end-result, but you may be able to use this as a tax deduction too.

        Check with your accountant to see how you can make this work for you.

        Enjoy yourself!

        Instead of saying goodbye to summer fun and thinking you just can’t get away from work, be positive and creative. Look for people to help you finish tasks outside of your core area of expertise.

        It may take a little effort to find the right helpers, but once these workers are in place, you’ll have more time for yourself and be able to get the relaxation you need to truly be successful!

        Need more help with your SEO copywriting and PR to increase sales? Please write to me below or at www.rembrandtwrites.com.

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        As summer fades away, I’m sure you’d love to hold onto some of your personal time and avoid working long hours. But if you’re an entrepreneur, how do you please all of your customers without giving up some free time with family and friends? Here are a few suggestions to reclaim your personal time: 1. [...]

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        Does Your Website Need Trimming?

        Did you enjoy the Labor Day holiday? If you’re like me, you ate too much ice cream and could stand to lose a few pounds! Well, this same idea goes for your Website.

        Is it as slim and trim as it needs to be to bring in sales?

        If not, here are some things you can do now to get your writing in better shape…

        1.   Trim the extras.

        While it’s nice to have a few graphics on your Website, please don’t go overboard. Keep your Website simple with a single message on each page. Let site visitors know exactly “what’s in it for them” the second they land on your Home page.

        Then, guide them where you want them to go. If you have too many graphics and clutter on your site, you may cause confusion and lose business.

        2.    Slim down your copy.

        Take a look at the SEO copy on your Website and in your marketing materials.

        Do you use short paragraphs and simple sentences?

        Do you include titles and sub-titles to break up your copy into various sections?

        If not, make some changes. You want your copy to be as easy to read as possible. Provide valuable information, but keep it short and sweet.

        3.    Add some zip to your site.

        If you don’t have any videos on your Website, you are missing out on a great opportunity to share information with customers. Either have people send in videos talking about your business or make your own video about something cool going on at your business.

        Have fun with it. Today’s online customers want to see videos and your business in action. Give them what they want! Just make sure your videos are professional looking and provide a good impression. And be sure to add the appropriate tagging for the search engines.

        It’s Time to Look and Feel Good!

        While you enjoy these final days of summer, also think about preparing your SEO copy for the busy, work months ahead. Make sure your Website conveys a simple message site visitors can understand quickly and easily, and give them valuable and interesting information they can use. With just a few changes, you can improve your copy, and sales, significantly. Now, off to the gym to work off that ice cream!

        For more help with your SEO copywriting, please write to me below or at www.rembrandtwrites.com.

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        Did you enjoy the Labor Day holiday? If you’re like me, you ate too much ice cream and could stand to lose a few pounds! Well, this same idea goes for your Website. Is it as slim and trim as it needs to be to bring in sales? If not, here are some things you [...]

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