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The Neccesity For Belief In Yourself In Your Online Business

In order for you to have success in your on-line business there are certain things you need to have permanently in your mindset.  One of those is belief in yourself.  Without it you will constantly be fighting against your own talents and abilities and will undermine and sabotage yourself whenever you are about to be successful.

Often your lack of self-belief will be based on fears or ideas that are simply not true, but just because they are not true doesn’t stop them preventing you getting to where you want to be.  As you go about the other parts of your business, the area that will need most work will always be you.  Never neglect to invest in that “most important part” of your business, YOU!

What do I mean by invest?  Put in the time you need to change the habits and thought processes that hold you back.  Buy the books and resources you need.  Get on webinars with people who can help.  Get a coach.  Coaches are expensive and can cost thousands of dollars but often someone outside yourself and your immediate circle of people can see things clearer.  They are also free to tell you the odd ugly truth you may need to face.

This is the sort of thing I mean..

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Andy

 

 

How To Get 10 to 30 New Leads Per Day to Your Business

If you have any business, whether it offers a service or a product, then you also know that you need to make sales of that service or product or you are not a business, you are just a hobby or a charity.

This is true whether or not your business is on-line. In order to make sales you need customers. If you have a physical shop you need what is called “foot traffic”, i.e. people walking past your door, some of whom will walk into your shop.  If the ones who come in engage with the shop assistant or the display advertising they become “leads”, or potential customers.  Of the ones who come in, some will buy and some will leave without buying.

In an Internet business, the potential customers who visit a web page or an offer of some kind, are referred to, not as “foot traffic”, but just as “traffic.” It is important to remember that these are not bits of electronic information but are people, all real potential customers. We call them “leads.”

So, as I said, if you have a business, you need sales, to get sales you need customers, to get customers you need leads, and in an online context, to get leads you need TRAFFIC. Traffic is the lifeblood of any online business.

Where or how do you get traffic? The easiest way to understand this is to look at a search engine such as Google and see how it works. For example, Joe searches on Google for toothpaste. He gets a list of 20 million pages about toothpaste. He is a bit overwhelmed, so he types in “home-made toothpaste made from baking soda and eucalyptus leaves”. Suddenly the list is much shorter and more specific.

The second entry looks interesting so he clicks on the link to “Mary-Loo’s Home made Toothpaste Recipe”, and arrives at her website. Mary -Loo has just received “search engine traffic“. If he likes her information and sees a link on her page to her $37 e-book about toothpaste recipes and signs up to a newsletter,  Mary-Lou has a lead. If he then buys an e-book she has a customer.

This is just one of many ways to get traffic.

You will know by now that your website or offer needs traffic. It follows that by learning to drive traffic to your business website or offer is essential if you are to generate leads, make sales and to succeed online.

To get started learning about how to get 10 to 30 leads per day follow the link below….

This is a great place to start your journey.

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Foods To Avoid While Travelling

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Don’t let illness spoil your trip.  I will never forget the time a few years ago in Venice when on of my friends got very ill.  He was completely incapacitated for the three days we were in Venice.  We were strolling around on our first night and thought we would eat somewhere nice and there was a small restaurant which looked quite charming so we got a table for the six of us.  We all enjoyed our meals and paid up.  It was only later that our friend became violently ill. That was about the same time we realised that we had been charged about 30 Euro for a small jug of house wine.

For my friend, the weekend went downhill from there as he struggled with all the associated effects I don’t need to elaborate on.  By the time we were leaving on the fourth day he was well enough to be held vertically for the Vaporetto ride to collect our rental car.  He enjoyed the rest of our stay in Italy with a new appreciation of life and a refined sensitivity to eating while in unfamiliar territory.  I don’t think he has eaten Tuna since!

Caution Required.. While this could happen anywhere, it is important while travelling to reduce the risks of a gastric catastrophe by using a little caution. Most good restaurants in the world have excellent food hygiene but there are some foods you should eliminate by using a little common sense.

Highly perishable foods like shellfish, wet fish and chicken should be treated with caution unless the restaurant is known for those specialities and would therefore in theory have a high turnover of stock and less likelihood of putrefaction.  These two categories also have the reputations for producing the worst toxins and symptoms if things do go wrong.

In many countries, especially in Asia, it pays to be wary of the water as many water-borne diseases are common and western travellers have not usually built up an immunity to them.  Drinks with ice in them, salads and vegetables that have been washed in the local water are also on the suspect list.

One of the issues that causes problems for us soft westerners is our immune system that is not tuned to local conditions.  This is where food hygiene can play an important part in determining whether we get to see the sights we came for or not.  In Thailand for example I have seen vegetables and poultry being washed down together on the footpath and the dishes from the restaurant being washed in a child’s paddling pool that I would not want to step in.  They are not all like that and I loved the food in Thailand.

Cleanliness.. I just made sure there were lots of locals eating there and that there was a reasonable level of cleanliness before I went in.  The whole three weeks I was there I never got sick.  I even ate seafood but it was where I could watch it being cooked. It was delicious.

Game… In various parts of the world you may also have access to game that has been hunted for by members of the public or produced on game farms. The game farms are generally a safe bet as they are usually regulated by the local health authorities but If they have been dropped off at a local restaurant by a local hunter you have no way of knowing how long the pheasant was lying in the trunk of his car in the hot sun, or if that wild pig was foraging on a nice forest floor or eating raw sewage from the back streets.

Speaking about pork; it needs to be thoroughly cooked, however you probably don’t want it dried and tough and beyond being recognisable as food either!

Eggs are another risky food as most poultry have high counts of salmonella and other nasties you do not want in your body.  These are usually removed by adequate cooking but the sniff test is also a good indicator of age of and egg and if it smells sulphurous, avoid.  If you buy eggs from a market you can test them by putting them in water.  If they are too old, the gas inside the shell will cause them to float.  I did get one once that had a fully developed chicken embryo in it.  In Indonesia and some other places, this is considered a delicacy but I passed on that one.  Also beware of raw egg used in mayonnaise, steak tartare etc but you are probably not wanting to eat raw minced beef anyway!

The best defence is common sense and your common senses, i.e. using your eyes, nose and taste.   Remember you are there to experience new things in your travels, and all adventure carries risk just remember to be smart, be safe and enjoy the foods of the world.