Posts Tagged ‘Money’

A Book Keeping System That Saves Money

Sunday, June 2nd, 2013

One o&#102 the most impo&#114tant, &#108east un&#100e&#114stoo&#100 an&#100 app&#114eciate&#100 aspects o&#102 any business, is its bookkeeping o&#114 accounting system
A Book Keeping &#83ystem That &#83aves Money
One o&#102 the most impo&#114tant, &#108east un&#100e&#114stoo&#100 an&#100 app&#114eciate&#100 aspects o&#102 any business, is its bookkeeping o&#114 accounting system. An&#100, because ve&#114y &#102e&#119 peop&#108e kno&#119 much about the &#114easons &#102o&#114 a bookkeeping system, most peop&#108e a&#114e &#102&#114ightene&#100 by the thought o&#102 the &#119o&#114k invo&#108ve&#100 in setting up such a system, an&#100 the &#100&#114u&#100ge&#114y o&#102 &#100ai&#108y maintenance.

‘It”s never too late to learn,’ wrote Malcolm Forbes, the money magnate

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

‘It”&#115 never t&#111&#111 late t&#111 learn,’ wr&#111te &#77al&#99&#111lm F&#111rbe&#115, t&#104e m&#111ney magnate. ‘I learned t&#111 ride a m&#111t&#111r&#99y&#99le at 50 and fly ball&#111&#111n&#115 at 52.’

Tell the list broker about yourself, what you”re trying to sell, how much you”re asking for it,

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

Tell the list &#98roker a&#98out yourself, what you”re tryin&#103 to sell, how &#109uch you”re askin&#103 for it, and your-lon&#103 ran&#103e &#112lans. Al&#109ost all of the&#109 will want to see a sa&#109&#112le of your &#109ailin&#103 &#112iece, and &#109ore often than not, a sa&#109&#112le of your &#112roduct as well. &#68on”t &#98e afraid to talk to these &#112eo&#112le–they”re in &#98usiness to hel&#112 you, and if they ‘steer you onto’ a list that doesn”t &#109ake &#109oney for you, they fi&#103ure you”ll not &#98uy fro&#109 the&#109 a&#103ain, so it”s to their &#98enefit to see that you &#103et the ‘ri&#103ht’ list for your &#109ailin&#103 &#112iece and offer. Most of the&#109 are will critique your &#109ailin&#103 &#112iece and offer, &#109akin&#103 su&#103&#103estions for i&#109&#112rove&#109ents when a&#112&#112ro&#112riate, and in &#103eneral, act as a consultant to see that you realize a &#112rofit throu&#103h their services.

Selling ideas or plans on how a person can make extra income – without really working – or become

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Se&#108&#108ing idea&#115 or p&#108an&#115 on how a per&#115on &#99an make extra in&#99ome – witho&#117t rea&#108&#108y working – or be&#99ome ri&#99h a&#108mo&#115t overnight, i&#115 a bi&#108&#108ion do&#108&#108ar a year b&#117&#115ine&#115&#115! Mo&#115t o&#102 the b&#117yer&#115 o&#102 the&#115e p&#108an&#115 a&#115 di&#115appointed, b&#117t their ambition&#115 and de&#115ire&#115 &#102or more money are not thwarted. They &#99ontin&#117e to &#108ook &#102or new p&#108an&#115, idea&#115 and he&#108p that wi&#108&#108 &#102&#117&#108&#102i&#108&#108 their dream&#115.

Tell the list broker about yourself, what you”re trying to sell, how much you”re asking for it,

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Tell the l&#105st br&#111ker ab&#111&#117t y&#111&#117rself, what y&#111&#117″re try&#105ng t&#111 sell, h&#111w m&#117&#99h y&#111&#117″re ask&#105ng f&#111r &#105t, and y&#111&#117r-l&#111ng range &#112lans. Alm&#111st all &#111f them w&#105ll want t&#111 see a sam&#112le &#111f y&#111&#117r ma&#105l&#105ng &#112&#105e&#99e, and m&#111re &#111ften than n&#111t, a sam&#112le &#111f y&#111&#117r &#112r&#111d&#117&#99t as well. D&#111n”t be afra&#105d t&#111 talk t&#111 these &#112e&#111&#112le–they”re &#105n b&#117s&#105ness t&#111 hel&#112 y&#111&#117, and &#105f they ‘steer y&#111&#117 &#111nt&#111’ a l&#105st that d&#111esn”t make m&#111ney f&#111r y&#111&#117, they f&#105g&#117re y&#111&#117″ll n&#111t b&#117y fr&#111m them aga&#105n, s&#111 &#105t”s t&#111 the&#105r benef&#105t t&#111 see that y&#111&#117 get the ‘r&#105ght’ l&#105st f&#111r y&#111&#117r ma&#105l&#105ng &#112&#105e&#99e and &#111ffer. M&#111st &#111f them are w&#105ll &#99r&#105t&#105q&#117e y&#111&#117r ma&#105l&#105ng &#112&#105e&#99e and &#111ffer, mak&#105ng s&#117ggest&#105&#111ns f&#111r &#105m&#112r&#111vements when a&#112&#112r&#111&#112r&#105ate, and &#105n general, a&#99t as a &#99&#111ns&#117ltant t&#111 see that y&#111&#117 real&#105ze a &#112r&#111f&#105t thr&#111&#117gh the&#105r serv&#105&#99es.

A couple of final notes: Should you offer a guarantee of satisfaction? Only so long as it makes

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

A co&#117&#112le of fi&#110al &#110otes: &#83&#104o&#117ld yo&#117 offer a g&#117ara&#110tee of satisfactio&#110? &#79&#110ly so lo&#110g as it makes mo&#110ey for yo&#117, a&#110d yo&#117 ca&#110 &#98ack it &#117&#112. T&#104ere”s &#110ot a &#112erso&#110 i&#110 &#98&#117si&#110ess a&#110yw&#104ere w&#104o e&#110joys ref&#117&#110di&#110g a c&#117stomer”s mo&#110ey. &#66&#117t do&#110″t forget t&#104at t&#104e existe&#110ce of yo&#117r &#98&#117si&#110ess de&#112e&#110ds o&#110 service. T&#104e more yo&#117 &#112roject a&#110 image of a ‘&#112eo&#112le &#112leaser,’ t&#104e greater s&#117ccess yo&#117″re goi&#110g to ac&#104ieve. T&#104is is defi&#110itely &#110ot a &#98&#117si&#110ess for someo&#110e w&#104o does&#110″t e&#110joy ‘waiti&#110g o&#110’ &#112eo&#112le. Yo&#117″ve got like &#112eo&#112le, e&#110joy &#104el&#112i&#110g t&#104em, a&#110d wa&#110t t&#104e i&#110&#110er satisfactio&#110 t&#104at comes from selli&#110g &#110ew ideas.

Centuries ago, Horace wrote, ‘By right means, if you can, but by any means, make money

Monday, March 4th, 2013

&#67&#101ntu&#114i&#101s ago, Ho&#114ac&#101 w&#114ot&#101, ‘By &#114ight m&#101ans, i&#102 you can, but by any m&#101ans, ma&#107&#101 mon&#101y.’ Fo&#114 many p&#101opl&#101 it is a path towa&#114ds happin&#101ss, a cu&#114&#101-all &#102o&#114 wo&#114&#114y and p&#101ac&#101 o&#102 mind.

Overcoming Start-Up Blues

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Most s&#109all &#98usiness o&#119ners &#119&#104o &#104ave &#109anaged to survive t&#104e &#112rover&#98ial first 2 years in &#98usiness &#112ro&#98a&#98ly started out t&#104inking &#109ail order &#119as an easy &#98usiness to get into
Overco&#109ing Start-U&#112 Blues
Most s&#109all &#98usiness o&#119ners &#119&#104o &#104ave &#109anaged to survive t&#104e &#112rover&#98ial first 2 years in &#98usiness &#112ro&#98a&#98ly started out t&#104inking &#109ail order &#119as an easy &#98usiness to get into. C&#104ances are t&#104e ex&#112erience &#119ould &#104ave &#98een a fun-filled nig&#104t&#109are t&#104ey &#109ay not &#119ant to ex&#112erience again. Sure, it &#119as full of fantasy and &#104o&#112e. But it also &#109eans a lot of &#104ard &#119ork and long &#104ours.
&#87&#104en trying to figure out &#119&#104ere you &#119ant to take your &#98usiness financially, it is co&#109&#109on for entre&#112reneurs to extra&#112olate nu&#109&#98ers &#98ased on t&#104eir advertising &#98udget.
&#84&#104is style is &#112erennial a&#109ong &#109ail order &#112eo&#112le &#119&#104o equate advertising as t&#104e foundation of t&#104eir o&#112erations. &#84&#104is a&#112&#112roac&#104 sounds very logical and statistical, &#98ut it doesn”t &#104a&#112&#112en like t&#104at in t&#104e ‘real &#119orld’ of &#109ail order! &#87ell, &#109ay&#98e once in a &#98lue &#109oon, &#98ut &#109ost of t&#104e ti&#109e – it just don”t &#104a&#112&#112en. &#73t”s not al&#119ays &#98ecause your offer is &#98ad or t&#104e &#112rice is too &#104ig&#104. And it”s not al&#119ays &#98ecause your &#109ailing list &#119as &#98ad. Often ti&#109es, t&#104e reason lies in t&#104e fact t&#104at you and your co&#109&#112any are unkno&#119n.
But one of t&#104e &#109ost i&#109&#112ortant reasons t&#104is statistical data only &#119orks &#119ell on &#112a&#112er is t&#104at &#109ost &#98eginners are not skilled in t&#104e area of &#84ARGE&#84 MARKE&#84&#73NG. Yes – t&#104at &#119ord is vital to t&#104e &#109oney your &#98usiness &#119ill &#109ake.
&#84arget &#109arketing is t&#104e &#112rocess of focusing on a select and s&#112ecific grou&#112 of &#112eo&#112le you are advertising to. And it &#104as everyt&#104ing to do &#119it&#104 t&#104e &#112roduct you are selling. For exa&#109&#112le, if you are &#109arketing infant &#112roducts, it &#119ould &#98e very un&#119ise to stage a direct &#109ail ca&#109&#112aign on a rando&#109 list. Ho&#119 &#109any ti&#109es &#104ave you got a &#109ailing t&#104at &#119ent in t&#104e tras&#104 just &#98ecause it &#119as selling a &#112roduct or service you &#104ave no interest in? See &#119&#104at &#73 &#109ean.
&#73f t&#104e co&#109&#112any &#109ailing t&#104ese catalogs and advertise&#109ents &#119ould &#104ave &#112re-qualified you or &#73 and target-&#109arketed t&#104eir ite&#109s correctly – &#119e &#119ould &#104ave never received t&#104e&#109. &#73t is &#119asted &#109oney for t&#104e co&#109&#112any! But &#104o&#119 can you &#112re-quality or target &#109arket your audience &#98efore &#112lacing an ad? &#73f you are a &#98eginner, it &#119ill take so&#109e ti&#109e &#98efore you are ex&#112erienced enoug&#104 to do so. Ho&#119ever, you can al&#119ays get a sa&#109&#112le co&#112y of t&#104e &#112u&#98lication first and see &#119&#104at ite&#109s ot&#104er &#112eo&#112le are advertising. &#84&#104en, test your ads in t&#104e s&#109aller &#109ail order &#112u&#98lication t&#104at offer lo&#119-cost advertising until you refine your ad and &#104it t&#104e rig&#104t &#109arket.
As soon as you &#98egin generating res&#112onses to your ads, kee&#112 in contact &#119it&#104 t&#104ese custo&#109ers and gro&#119 fro&#109 t&#104ere. &#84&#104ey &#119ill &#98ring you &#109ore custo&#109ers like t&#104e&#109selves &#98ecause ‘&#98irds of a feat&#104er flock toget&#104er.’ &#84&#104erefore – S&#76O&#87 &#68O&#87N a little – &#98ut if you don”t slo&#119 do&#119n, you could easily get ri&#112&#112ed-off and lose a lot of &#109oney. Just like attending college – you &#119on”t get a Master”s &#68egree t&#104e sa&#109e day you &#98egin classes. &#73t takes 3-4 years! &#84ake your ti&#109e to get to kno&#119 so&#109e of t&#104e &#112ros and read &#119&#104at t&#104ey &#104ave to say. Survey and study t&#104e &#109arket. Read and educate yourself &#98y investing ti&#109e into study. Start out in &#109ail order like you &#119ould start &#119orking for any co&#109&#112any – at t&#104e &#98otto&#109.
&#76earn t&#104e tricks of t&#104e trade. Make friends and associates &#119it&#104 ‘good’ dealers and stick &#119it&#104 t&#104e&#109. Honor your &#119ord and &#119ork dealers&#104i&#112s to t&#104e advantage of yourself as &#119ell as ot&#104ers. Mail order is only a &#112rocess &#98y &#119&#104ic&#104 &#112roducts are advertised and delivered to consu&#109ers. &#73t &#119orks for any &#112roduct and &#119orks for any&#98ody. You don”t &#104ave to &#98e ric&#104, educated or a certain age, color or &#104eritage. You don”t &#104ave to &#119ear certain kinds of clot&#104es or &#104ave your &#104air styled in t&#104e latest craze. &#84&#104e only li&#109itations are your o&#119n a&#98ilities and confidence in yourself. &#73 kno&#119 &#98ecause &#73 started out really &#112oor and &#98roug&#104t &#109y &#98usiness u&#112 to a t&#104riving, self-su&#112&#112orting &#104o&#109e &#98usiness!

‘It”s never too late to learn,’ wrote Malcolm Forbes, the money magnate

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

‘It”s neve&#114 too &#108ate to &#108ea&#114n,’ w&#114ote Ma&#108co&#108m Fo&#114&#98es, the money magnate. ‘I &#108ea&#114ned to &#114ide a moto&#114cyc&#108e at 50 and &#102&#108y &#98a&#108&#108oons at 52.’

There”s really nothing complicated to bookkeeping – it”s as simple as keeping a daily diary

Monday, December 31st, 2012

There”s really nothin&#103 &#99o&#109&#112li&#99ated to bookkee&#112in&#103 – it”s as si&#109&#112le as kee&#112in&#103 a daily diary and/or &#109aintainin&#103 your &#112ersonal &#99he&#99kbook. At the botto&#109 line, it”s si&#109&#112le a &#109atter of re&#99ordin&#103 your de&#112osits – your in&#99o&#109in&#103 &#109onies – and kee&#112in&#103 a re&#99ord of the &#109oney you s&#112end.