Residual Income Business – Developing a Culture of Communication

Residual income businesses are usually structured in similar ways. They are usually setup as network marketing organizations that allow people to build teams that will ultimately help the builder to make a substantial recurring monthly income.

The builder makes this income because they will be paid from the efforts of the people that they have put on their team. The allure of this type of business structure is that it theoretically should be a money maker for everyone because everyone can build a team.

It is a huge responsibility for the person that gets involved in this type of network marketing structure. Once a person has made the choice to join an organization that will allow them to build a team then that person has just made themselves the top boss of their own entity.

Some people that get involved in a home based operation this way often fail to see the importance of communicating with people they bring into their organization. Communication is very important because their success equals your success so it would behoove you as the top person in your entity to help them be a better top person in their entity.

Once a person has decided to join you in business then you should start telling them how you do things from day one. This could be anything from what marketing techniques you use and how often to what you do to fight off redundancy and boredom within your daily activities.

Developing a culture of constant, consistent, and useful information will endear you in the minds of your downline to the point where they will stay within your downline for longer and not fall victim to attrition.

Whenever you look at a residual income business structured in this manner always put yourself in the shoes of your potential downline to see how communication can flow smoothly to them and to their downline as well.

Home Business Development – Having Your Own Website

In my first article, where I talked about having a auto responder system, I stated that building a business online is like a Jet climbing to it ideal cruising altitude. In a jet you plan the route, in business you develop a plan, a jet takes off, a business launches or opens, a jet climbs, and a business is developed.

I also stated the companies you can join as a home business should be tools within your business. They are the product tool. Then I talked about the importance of communicating effectively with your customers, and discussed auto responders as another needed tool.

In this article I am discussing the importance of having your own online business presence. The way this is done is by having your own website. This is not the free website you may get when joining a business opportunity program, but your own website with its own hosting service and domain name.

Your own site allows you the control to adjust your marketing pitch, develop contact lists, and market more than one item if you want.

Having your own site also makes your product or service more visible or unique to a customer. Let’s say you are working with a MLM or Network marketing business and they provide you a website to get others to sign up on. Everyone in the program has the same site, this is not unique, and you cannot customize it. But if you had your own site you can create a new way to tie the product or service to a customer’s needs. Another way you can work the site is to list benefit of the product or service without actually mentioning it, then ask them to provide contact information if they want more details. When they provide the information send them to the programs website to finish the sell. If they do not purchase the item you have the contact information so you can remarket the product or another product to them. Many times it will take several exposures to a product before the customer will act on the offer.

It is not recommended that you use a free service when hosting a business website. These services are good for personal websites but should be avoided for a business. The number one reason I have for not using these types of services is they usually require or place their own ads on your sites. You do not want to promote some one else’s products on your site unless you are getting some type of payment in return.

When choosing a hosting site look at the following :

Reliability
Customer support
Hosting space allowed
Bandwidth limits,
Options Available
Payment methods.

There are a number of good services out there. The service I have had the best performance with is from Godaddy. It has many options and plans you can work with and you can start out with the minimum and upgrade later as your needs change.

Choosing the correct hosting service for your website is probably just as important as your product or service. If your site hosting is not reliable your site will not been seen, and therefore you will not get the sales conversions.

Be an Air Courier and Get First Pick of Valuable Trips Abroad!

Make yourself indispensable to courier companies by giving first class service, honouring your obligations, looking smart, and being available for virtually all destinations and willing to fly at any time at little or no notice. Many of the more successful and prolific couriers say they owe their achievements to writing letters of thanks to the courier firm when the trip ends. Okay, so you did them a favour by accompanying their package, but don’t forget that both parties provided a service for one another, and both gained something. ‘Thanks’ is a word that might be entirely appropriate, and might bring you quickly to mind when someone is next needed on an urgent assignment to some distant, exotic location.

Here are more ways to make yourself indispensable:

* Apply to numerous companies, particularly near your own local airports, where you’ll receive priority over couriers from further afield. Contact companies regularly enquiring about vacancies, without making a nuisance of yourself. Constant telephone calls will win you no favours with busy courier companies but a regular polite enquiry letter might keep your application at the top of the pile!

* Dress casually but smart and remember you are representing the courier company. Be diligent and responsible and you’ll enjoy regular assignments.

* Try not to show the low cost or free air ticket is your only interest. Even if it is! Make sure the company sees you as a responsible, caring individual, not a freeloader caring little about anyone or anything but themselves!

* Try not to cancel a flight unless you have no other option. Reliability is what brings you speedily to mind when the company next needs a courier. But none of us is perfect, and there will be times when family or personal problems mean you have to cancel your flight, just as ill health and unexpected emergencies might prevent you from travelling. In such cases, your contract will normally provide for a charge to be levied against you for cancelling your flight, the actual amount depending on notice given to the company. If you cancel at the last moment you will probably forfeit the entire cost of your flight.

For obvious reasons, the would-be ‘professional’ or full-time courier should try never to cancel a flight and only for the most urgent of reasons.