As a business owner, business consultant, and business professor, I have been asked numerous times for the secrets of recession proof businesses. Recession proof businesses that I work with all seem to have one thing in common: recession proof business owners. Here are the top 10 vital qualities of recession proof businesses and their owners.
You can write and produce your own newsletter from home with a low overhead and potential for high returns. Many newsletter subscriptions range from $25 to $100 per year, some much higher. Even a thousands subscribers will bring in huge earnings. There are no tried and true methods of making a newsletter successful, but if you investigate the market thoroughly, and are cautious in your moves, you can make a break-even profit turn into a sound income year after year.
You’ve probably ignored many of them. What are they? Opt-in forms. Simple right? Just a couple of form entry components with a submit button. But this simple tool can be a gateway to both profits and a communication tool. An Internet group home consultant can, using this, increase your sales.
Although you don’t need to be a polished writer your copy must be easy to read and understand, It should be exciting, filled with lots of bits of information.
I stopped by another home-worker a few months ago and he was playing solitaire, taking calls about jokes and gossip, and was constantly involved in frivolous e-mail. Last week he got a salaried job, at just about minimum wage, he made almost nothing working at home.
Get free advice first or at least a free consultation. Getting a bit of advice and testing it to see if it works will give you some idea of the person’s overall competency. For instance, if you’re looking to buy web hosting, make sure you’re not paying for someone just to tell you, “Use Company XYZ”. If the prospective consultant has a problem with giving you advice for free keep searching until you find one who will.
Always talk with a business consultant about marketing and growth ideas for your company. Make sure you have in place progress points and can tie social marketing activities to some type of return. Like General Motors (GM) you can spend lots of time and money on marketing and advertising with no returns to show for your efforts.