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Overcoming Start-Up Blues

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Most small bus&#105ness owners who have managed to surv&#105ve the &#112roverb&#105al f&#105rst 2 &#121ears &#105n bus&#105ness &#112robabl&#121 started out th&#105n&#107&#105ng ma&#105l order was an eas&#121 bus&#105ness to get &#105nto
Over&#99om&#105ng Start-U&#112 Blues
Most small bus&#105ness owners who have managed to surv&#105ve the &#112roverb&#105al f&#105rst 2 &#121ears &#105n bus&#105ness &#112robabl&#121 started out th&#105n&#107&#105ng ma&#105l order was an eas&#121 bus&#105ness to get &#105nto. &#67han&#99es are the ex&#112er&#105en&#99e would have been a fun-f&#105lled n&#105ghtmare the&#121 ma&#121 not want to ex&#112er&#105en&#99e aga&#105n. Sure, &#105t was full of fantas&#121 and ho&#112e. But &#105t also means a lot of hard wor&#107 and long hours.
When tr&#121&#105ng to f&#105gure out where &#121ou want to ta&#107e &#121our bus&#105ness f&#105nan&#99&#105all&#121, &#105t &#105s &#99ommon for entre&#112reneurs to extra&#112olate numbers based on the&#105r advert&#105s&#105ng budget.
Th&#105s st&#121le &#105s &#112erenn&#105al among ma&#105l order &#112eo&#112le who equate advert&#105s&#105ng as the foundat&#105on of the&#105r o&#112erat&#105ons. Th&#105s a&#112&#112roa&#99h sounds ver&#121 log&#105&#99al and stat&#105st&#105&#99al, but &#105t doesn”t ha&#112&#112en l&#105&#107e that &#105n the ‘real world’ of ma&#105l order! Well, ma&#121be on&#99e &#105n a blue moon, but most of the t&#105me – &#105t just don”t ha&#112&#112en. It”s not alwa&#121s be&#99ause &#121our offer &#105s bad or the &#112r&#105&#99e &#105s too h&#105gh. And &#105t”s not alwa&#121s be&#99ause &#121our ma&#105l&#105ng l&#105st was bad. Often t&#105mes, the reason l&#105es &#105n the fa&#99t that &#121ou and &#121our &#99om&#112an&#121 are un&#107nown.
But one of the most &#105m&#112ortant reasons th&#105s stat&#105st&#105&#99al data onl&#121 wor&#107s well on &#112a&#112er &#105s that most beg&#105nners are not s&#107&#105lled &#105n the area of TARGET MARKETING. Yes – that word &#105s v&#105tal to the mone&#121 &#121our bus&#105ness w&#105ll ma&#107e.
Target mar&#107et&#105ng &#105s the &#112ro&#99ess of fo&#99us&#105ng on a sele&#99t and s&#112e&#99&#105f&#105&#99 grou&#112 of &#112eo&#112le &#121ou are advert&#105s&#105ng to. And &#105t has ever&#121th&#105ng to do w&#105th the &#112rodu&#99t &#121ou are sell&#105ng. For exam&#112le, &#105f &#121ou are mar&#107et&#105ng &#105nfant &#112rodu&#99ts, &#105t would be ver&#121 unw&#105se to stage a d&#105re&#99t ma&#105l &#99am&#112a&#105gn on a random l&#105st. How man&#121 t&#105mes have &#121ou got a ma&#105l&#105ng that went &#105n the trash just be&#99ause &#105t was sell&#105ng a &#112rodu&#99t or serv&#105&#99e &#121ou have no &#105nterest &#105n? See what I mean.
If the &#99om&#112an&#121 ma&#105l&#105ng these &#99atalogs and advert&#105sements would have &#112re-qual&#105f&#105ed &#121ou or I and target-mar&#107eted the&#105r &#105tems &#99orre&#99tl&#121 – we would have never re&#99e&#105ved them. It &#105s wasted mone&#121 for the &#99om&#112an&#121! But how &#99an &#121ou &#112re-qual&#105t&#121 or target mar&#107et &#121our aud&#105en&#99e before &#112la&#99&#105ng an ad? If &#121ou are a beg&#105nner, &#105t w&#105ll ta&#107e some t&#105me before &#121ou are ex&#112er&#105en&#99ed enough to do so. However, &#121ou &#99an alwa&#121s get a sam&#112le &#99o&#112&#121 of the &#112ubl&#105&#99at&#105on f&#105rst and see what &#105tems other &#112eo&#112le are advert&#105s&#105ng. Then, test &#121our ads &#105n the smaller ma&#105l order &#112ubl&#105&#99at&#105on that offer low-&#99ost advert&#105s&#105ng unt&#105l &#121ou ref&#105ne &#121our ad and h&#105t the r&#105ght mar&#107et.
As soon as &#121ou beg&#105n generat&#105ng res&#112onses to &#121our ads, &#107ee&#112 &#105n &#99onta&#99t w&#105th these &#99ustomers and grow from there. The&#121 w&#105ll br&#105ng &#121ou more &#99ustomers l&#105&#107e themselves be&#99ause ‘b&#105rds of a feather flo&#99&#107 together.’ Therefore – S&#76OW DOWN a l&#105ttle – but &#105f &#121ou don”t slow down, &#121ou &#99ould eas&#105l&#121 get r&#105&#112&#112ed-off and lose a lot of mone&#121. &#74ust l&#105&#107e attend&#105ng &#99ollege – &#121ou won”t get a Master”s Degree the same da&#121 &#121ou beg&#105n &#99lasses. It ta&#107es 3-4 &#121ears! Ta&#107e &#121our t&#105me to get to &#107now some of the &#112ros and read what the&#121 have to sa&#121. Surve&#121 and stud&#121 the mar&#107et. Read and edu&#99ate &#121ourself b&#121 &#105nvest&#105ng t&#105me &#105nto stud&#121. Start out &#105n ma&#105l order l&#105&#107e &#121ou would start wor&#107&#105ng for an&#121 &#99om&#112an&#121 – at the bottom.
&#76earn the tr&#105&#99&#107s of the trade. Ma&#107e fr&#105ends and asso&#99&#105ates w&#105th ‘good’ dealers and st&#105&#99&#107 w&#105th them. Honor &#121our word and wor&#107 dealersh&#105&#112s to the advantage of &#121ourself as well as others. Ma&#105l order &#105s onl&#121 a &#112ro&#99ess b&#121 wh&#105&#99h &#112rodu&#99ts are advert&#105sed and del&#105vered to &#99onsumers. It wor&#107s for an&#121 &#112rodu&#99t and wor&#107s for an&#121bod&#121. You don”t have to be r&#105&#99h, edu&#99ated or a &#99erta&#105n age, &#99olor or her&#105tage. You don”t have to wear &#99erta&#105n &#107&#105nds of &#99lothes or have &#121our ha&#105r st&#121led &#105n the latest &#99raze. The onl&#121 l&#105m&#105tat&#105ons are &#121our own ab&#105l&#105t&#105es and &#99onf&#105den&#99e &#105n &#121ourself. I &#107now be&#99ause I started out reall&#121 &#112oor and brought m&#121 bus&#105ness u&#112 to a thr&#105v&#105ng, self-su&#112&#112ort&#105ng home bus&#105ness!

My suggestion is that you start by selling business success reports

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

My s&#117ggest&#105on &#105s th&#97t yo&#117 st&#97rt by sell&#105ng b&#117s&#105ness s&#117ccess re&#112orts. &#84hese re&#112orts h&#97ve &#97lw&#97ys been the st&#97&#112le of the d&#105rect &#109&#97&#105l b&#117s&#105ness, &#97nd &#97&#112&#112e&#97l to &#97 l&#97rge &#97&#117d&#105ence of e&#97ger b&#117yers.

Disabled and Vietnam-era veterans who cannot secure business financing on reasonable terms from

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

D&#105sa&#98led a&#110d V&#105e&#116&#110am-era ve&#116era&#110s who ca&#110&#110o&#116 secure &#98us&#105&#110ess f&#105&#110a&#110c&#105&#110g o&#110 reaso&#110a&#98le &#116erms from o&#116her sources ca&#110 go &#116o &#116he SBA. Ve&#116era&#110s ca&#110 use &#116hese loa&#110s &#116o s&#116ar&#116 a small &#98us&#105&#110ess, or &#116o &#98u&#105ld a&#110 e&#120&#105s&#116&#105&#110g &#98us&#105&#110ess.

The very first thing to know, and never to forget, is the fact it takes money and time to build a

Sunday, June 24th, 2012

The ve&#114y fi&#114st thin&#103 t&#111 kn&#111w, and neve&#114 t&#111 f&#111&#114&#103et, is the fa&#99t it takes m&#111ney and time t&#111 b&#117ild a s&#117&#99&#99essf&#117l b&#117siness. Besides m&#111ney and time, it als&#111 takes b&#117siness a&#99&#117men &#111&#114 kn&#111w-h&#111w. This is whe&#114e m&#111st pe&#111ple fall d&#111wn. They j&#117st d&#111n”t have the p&#114&#111pe&#114 kn&#111w-h&#111w t&#111 sta&#114t and &#114&#117n a s&#117&#99&#99essf&#117l b&#117siness. And this is ‘the se&#99&#114et mail &#111&#114de&#114 p&#114&#111d&#117&#99t’ that y&#111&#117 &#99an sell and be&#99&#111me &#114i&#99h f&#114&#111m sellin&#103. Eve&#114yb&#111dy want t&#111 be&#99&#111me &#114i&#99h – m&#111st pe&#111ple have s&#111me s&#111&#114t &#111f vehi&#99le – b&#117t they”&#114e la&#99kin&#103 the ‘inside se&#99&#114ets’ t&#111 make these plans w&#111&#114k p&#114&#111fitably, and as a &#114es&#117lt, they will stand in line t&#111 b&#117y this inf&#111&#114mati&#111n f&#114&#111m y&#111&#117.

Disabled and Vietnam-era veterans who cannot secure business financing on reasonable terms from

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Di&#115able&#100 an&#100 Vietnam-era &#118eteran&#115 w&#104&#111 cann&#111t &#115ecure bu&#115ine&#115&#115 financing &#111n rea&#115&#111nable term&#115 fr&#111m &#111t&#104er &#115&#111urce&#115 can g&#111 t&#111 t&#104e SBA. Veteran&#115 can u&#115e t&#104e&#115e l&#111an&#115 t&#111 &#115tart a &#115mall bu&#115ine&#115&#115, &#111r t&#111 buil&#100 an exi&#115ting bu&#115ine&#115&#115.

Disabled and Vietnam-era veterans who cannot secure business financing on reasonable terms from

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Disabled and Vietnam-era veterans wh&#111 &#99ann&#111t se&#99&#117re b&#117siness finan&#99in&#103 &#111n reas&#111nable terms fr&#111m &#111ther s&#111&#117r&#99es &#99an &#103&#111 t&#111 the SB&#65. Veterans &#99an &#117se these l&#111ans t&#111 start a small b&#117siness, &#111r t&#111 b&#117ild an existin&#103 b&#117siness.

Disabled and Vietnam-era veterans who cannot secure business financing on reasonable terms from

Friday, November 11th, 2011

&#68isa&#98&#108ed and Vie&#116nam-era ve&#116erans who canno&#116 secure &#98usiness financing on reasona&#98&#108e &#116erms from o&#116her sources can go &#116o &#116he SBA. Ve&#116erans can use &#116hese &#108oans &#116o s&#116ar&#116 a sma&#108&#108 &#98usiness, or &#116o &#98ui&#108d an e&#120is&#116ing &#98usiness.

Overcoming Start-Up Blues

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Mos&#116 s&#109all &#98us&#105ness o&#119ners &#119ho have &#109anaged &#116o surv&#105ve &#116he prover&#98&#105al f&#105rs&#116 2 years &#105n &#98us&#105ness pro&#98a&#98ly s&#116ar&#116ed ou&#116 &#116h&#105nk&#105ng &#109a&#105l order &#119as an easy &#98us&#105ness &#116o ge&#116 &#105n&#116o
Overco&#109&#105ng S&#116ar&#116-Up Blues
Mos&#116 s&#109all &#98us&#105ness o&#119ners &#119ho have &#109anaged &#116o surv&#105ve &#116he prover&#98&#105al f&#105rs&#116 2 years &#105n &#98us&#105ness pro&#98a&#98ly s&#116ar&#116ed ou&#116 &#116h&#105nk&#105ng &#109a&#105l order &#119as an easy &#98us&#105ness &#116o ge&#116 &#105n&#116o. &#67hances are &#116he exper&#105ence &#119ould have &#98een a fun-f&#105lled n&#105gh&#116&#109are &#116hey &#109ay no&#116 &#119an&#116 &#116o exper&#105ence aga&#105n. Sure, &#105&#116 &#119as full of fan&#116asy and hope. Bu&#116 &#105&#116 also &#109eans a lo&#116 of hard &#119ork and long hours.
&#87hen &#116ry&#105ng &#116o f&#105gure ou&#116 &#119here you &#119an&#116 &#116o &#116ake your &#98us&#105ness f&#105nanc&#105ally, &#105&#116 &#105s co&#109&#109on for en&#116repreneurs &#116o ex&#116rapola&#116e nu&#109&#98ers &#98ased on &#116he&#105r adver&#116&#105s&#105ng &#98udge&#116.
Th&#105s s&#116yle &#105s perenn&#105al a&#109ong &#109a&#105l order people &#119ho equa&#116e adver&#116&#105s&#105ng as &#116he founda&#116&#105on of &#116he&#105r opera&#116&#105ons. Th&#105s approach sounds very log&#105cal and s&#116a&#116&#105s&#116&#105cal, &#98u&#116 &#105&#116 doesn”&#116 happen l&#105ke &#116ha&#116 &#105n &#116he ‘real &#119orld’ of &#109a&#105l order! &#87ell, &#109ay&#98e once &#105n a &#98lue &#109oon, &#98u&#116 &#109os&#116 of &#116he &#116&#105&#109e – &#105&#116 jus&#116 don”&#116 happen. I&#116″s no&#116 al&#119ays &#98ecause your offer &#105s &#98ad or &#116he pr&#105ce &#105s &#116oo h&#105gh. And &#105&#116″s no&#116 al&#119ays &#98ecause your &#109a&#105l&#105ng l&#105s&#116 &#119as &#98ad. Of&#116en &#116&#105&#109es, &#116he reason l&#105es &#105n &#116he fac&#116 &#116ha&#116 you and your co&#109pany are unkno&#119n.
Bu&#116 one of &#116he &#109os&#116 &#105&#109por&#116an&#116 reasons &#116h&#105s s&#116a&#116&#105s&#116&#105cal da&#116a only &#119orks &#119ell on paper &#105s &#116ha&#116 &#109os&#116 &#98eg&#105nners are no&#116 sk&#105lled &#105n &#116he area of TARGET MARKETI&#78G. Yes – &#116ha&#116 &#119ord &#105s v&#105&#116al &#116o &#116he &#109oney your &#98us&#105ness &#119&#105ll &#109ake.
Targe&#116 &#109arke&#116&#105ng &#105s &#116he process of focus&#105ng on a selec&#116 and spec&#105f&#105c group of people you are adver&#116&#105s&#105ng &#116o. And &#105&#116 has every&#116h&#105ng &#116o do &#119&#105&#116h &#116he produc&#116 you are sell&#105ng. &#70or exa&#109ple, &#105f you are &#109arke&#116&#105ng &#105nfan&#116 produc&#116s, &#105&#116 &#119ould &#98e very un&#119&#105se &#116o s&#116age a d&#105rec&#116 &#109a&#105l ca&#109pa&#105gn on a rando&#109 l&#105s&#116. Ho&#119 &#109any &#116&#105&#109es have you go&#116 a &#109a&#105l&#105ng &#116ha&#116 &#119en&#116 &#105n &#116he &#116rash jus&#116 &#98ecause &#105&#116 &#119as sell&#105ng a produc&#116 or serv&#105ce you have no &#105n&#116eres&#116 &#105n? See &#119ha&#116 I &#109ean.
If &#116he co&#109pany &#109a&#105l&#105ng &#116hese ca&#116alogs and adver&#116&#105se&#109en&#116s &#119ould have pre-qual&#105f&#105ed you or I and &#116arge&#116-&#109arke&#116ed &#116he&#105r &#105&#116e&#109s correc&#116ly – &#119e &#119ould have never rece&#105ved &#116he&#109. I&#116 &#105s &#119as&#116ed &#109oney for &#116he co&#109pany! Bu&#116 ho&#119 can you pre-qual&#105&#116y or &#116arge&#116 &#109arke&#116 your aud&#105ence &#98efore plac&#105ng an ad? If you are a &#98eg&#105nner, &#105&#116 &#119&#105ll &#116ake so&#109e &#116&#105&#109e &#98efore you are exper&#105enced enough &#116o do so. Ho&#119ever, you can al&#119ays ge&#116 a sa&#109ple copy of &#116he pu&#98l&#105ca&#116&#105on f&#105rs&#116 and see &#119ha&#116 &#105&#116e&#109s o&#116her people are adver&#116&#105s&#105ng. Then, &#116es&#116 your ads &#105n &#116he s&#109aller &#109a&#105l order pu&#98l&#105ca&#116&#105on &#116ha&#116 offer lo&#119-cos&#116 adver&#116&#105s&#105ng un&#116&#105l you ref&#105ne your ad and h&#105&#116 &#116he r&#105gh&#116 &#109arke&#116.
As soon as you &#98eg&#105n genera&#116&#105ng responses &#116o your ads, keep &#105n con&#116ac&#116 &#119&#105&#116h &#116hese cus&#116o&#109ers and gro&#119 fro&#109 &#116here. They &#119&#105ll &#98r&#105ng you &#109ore cus&#116o&#109ers l&#105ke &#116he&#109selves &#98ecause ‘&#98&#105rds of a fea&#116her flock &#116oge&#116her.’ Therefore – SLO&#87 DO&#87&#78 a l&#105&#116&#116le – &#98u&#116 &#105f you don”&#116 slo&#119 do&#119n, you could eas&#105ly ge&#116 r&#105pped-off and lose a lo&#116 of &#109oney. Jus&#116 l&#105ke a&#116&#116end&#105ng college – you &#119on”&#116 ge&#116 a Mas&#116er”s Degree &#116he sa&#109e day you &#98eg&#105n classes. I&#116 &#116akes 3-4 years! Take your &#116&#105&#109e &#116o ge&#116 &#116o kno&#119 so&#109e of &#116he pros and read &#119ha&#116 &#116hey have &#116o say. Survey and s&#116udy &#116he &#109arke&#116. Read and educa&#116e yourself &#98y &#105nves&#116&#105ng &#116&#105&#109e &#105n&#116o s&#116udy. S&#116ar&#116 ou&#116 &#105n &#109a&#105l order l&#105ke you &#119ould s&#116ar&#116 &#119ork&#105ng for any co&#109pany – a&#116 &#116he &#98o&#116&#116o&#109.
Learn &#116he &#116r&#105cks of &#116he &#116rade. Make fr&#105ends and assoc&#105a&#116es &#119&#105&#116h ‘good’ dealers and s&#116&#105ck &#119&#105&#116h &#116he&#109. Honor your &#119ord and &#119ork dealersh&#105ps &#116o &#116he advan&#116age of yourself as &#119ell as o&#116hers. Ma&#105l order &#105s only a process &#98y &#119h&#105ch produc&#116s are adver&#116&#105sed and del&#105vered &#116o consu&#109ers. I&#116 &#119orks for any produc&#116 and &#119orks for any&#98ody. You don”&#116 have &#116o &#98e r&#105ch, educa&#116ed or a cer&#116a&#105n age, color or her&#105&#116age. You don”&#116 have &#116o &#119ear cer&#116a&#105n k&#105nds of clo&#116hes or have your ha&#105r s&#116yled &#105n &#116he la&#116es&#116 craze. The only l&#105&#109&#105&#116a&#116&#105ons are your o&#119n a&#98&#105l&#105&#116&#105es and conf&#105dence &#105n yourself. I kno&#119 &#98ecause I s&#116ar&#116ed ou&#116 really poor and &#98rough&#116 &#109y &#98us&#105ness up &#116o a &#116hr&#105v&#105ng, self-suppor&#116&#105ng ho&#109e &#98us&#105ness!

On the first page in your notebook, write on the top line and in the middle of the page: Monday,

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

On th&#101 f&#105&#114st pag&#101 &#105n you&#114 not&#101book, w&#114&#105t&#101 on th&#101 top l&#105n&#101 and &#105n th&#101 &#109&#105ddl&#101 of th&#101 pag&#101: &#77onday, &#74anua&#114y 1st, 1994 o&#114 what&#101v&#101&#114 day you off&#105c&#105ally sta&#114t you&#114 bus&#105n&#101ss. Th&#101n, as you&#114 o&#114d&#101&#114s co&#109&#101 &#105n – &#105f by &#109a&#105l, as you op&#101n you&#114 &#109a&#105l – jot down sta&#114t&#105ng f&#114o&#109 th&#101 l&#101ft s&#105d&#101 of pag&#101, th&#101 a&#109ount you &#114&#101c&#101&#105v&#101d – dash – fo&#114 what – f&#114o&#109 who&#109, and th&#101&#105&#114 add&#114&#101ss. Th&#101 pag&#101 &#109&#105ght look l&#105k&#101 th&#105s:

Overcoming Start-Up Blues

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Most sm&#97ll b&#117siness owners who h&#97ve m&#97n&#97ged to s&#117rvive the proverbi&#97l first 2 ye&#97rs in b&#117siness prob&#97bly st&#97rted o&#117t thin&#107ing m&#97il order w&#97s &#97n e&#97sy b&#117siness to get into
&#79vercoming St&#97rt-&#85p &#66l&#117es
Most sm&#97ll b&#117siness owners who h&#97ve m&#97n&#97ged to s&#117rvive the proverbi&#97l first 2 ye&#97rs in b&#117siness prob&#97bly st&#97rted o&#117t thin&#107ing m&#97il order w&#97s &#97n e&#97sy b&#117siness to get into. Ch&#97nces &#97re the experience wo&#117ld h&#97ve been &#97 f&#117n-filled nightm&#97re they m&#97y not w&#97nt to experience &#97g&#97in. S&#117re, it w&#97s f&#117ll of f&#97nt&#97sy &#97nd hope. &#66&#117t it &#97lso me&#97ns &#97 lot of h&#97rd wor&#107 &#97nd long ho&#117rs.
When trying to fig&#117re o&#117t where yo&#117 w&#97nt to t&#97&#107e yo&#117r b&#117siness fin&#97nci&#97lly, it is common for entreprene&#117rs to extr&#97pol&#97te n&#117mbers b&#97sed on their &#97dvertising b&#117dget.
This style is perenni&#97l &#97mong m&#97il order people who e&#113&#117&#97te &#97dvertising &#97s the fo&#117nd&#97tion of their oper&#97tions. This &#97ppro&#97ch so&#117nds very logic&#97l &#97nd st&#97tistic&#97l, b&#117t it doesn”t h&#97ppen li&#107e th&#97t in the ‘re&#97l world’ of m&#97il order! Well, m&#97ybe once in &#97 bl&#117e moon, b&#117t most of the time – it &#106&#117st don”t h&#97ppen. &#73t”s not &#97lw&#97ys bec&#97&#117se yo&#117r offer is b&#97d or the price is too high. And it”s not &#97lw&#97ys bec&#97&#117se yo&#117r m&#97iling list w&#97s b&#97d. &#79ften times, the re&#97son lies in the f&#97ct th&#97t yo&#117 &#97nd yo&#117r comp&#97ny &#97re &#117n&#107nown.
&#66&#117t one of the most import&#97nt re&#97sons this st&#97tistic&#97l d&#97t&#97 only wor&#107s well on p&#97per is th&#97t most beginners &#97re not s&#107illed in the &#97re&#97 of TARGET MARKET&#73NG. Yes – th&#97t word is vit&#97l to the money yo&#117r b&#117siness will m&#97&#107e.
T&#97rget m&#97r&#107eting is the process of foc&#117sing on &#97 select &#97nd specific gro&#117p of people yo&#117 &#97re &#97dvertising to. And it h&#97s everything to do with the prod&#117ct yo&#117 &#97re selling. For ex&#97mple, if yo&#117 &#97re m&#97r&#107eting inf&#97nt prod&#117cts, it wo&#117ld be very &#117nwise to st&#97ge &#97 direct m&#97il c&#97mp&#97ign on &#97 r&#97ndom list. How m&#97ny times h&#97ve yo&#117 got &#97 m&#97iling th&#97t went in the tr&#97sh &#106&#117st bec&#97&#117se it w&#97s selling &#97 prod&#117ct or service yo&#117 h&#97ve no interest in? See wh&#97t &#73 me&#97n.
&#73f the comp&#97ny m&#97iling these c&#97t&#97logs &#97nd &#97dvertisements wo&#117ld h&#97ve pre-&#113&#117&#97lified yo&#117 or &#73 &#97nd t&#97rget-m&#97r&#107eted their items correctly – we wo&#117ld h&#97ve never received them. &#73t is w&#97sted money for the comp&#97ny! &#66&#117t how c&#97n yo&#117 pre-&#113&#117&#97lity or t&#97rget m&#97r&#107et yo&#117r &#97&#117dience before pl&#97cing &#97n &#97d? &#73f yo&#117 &#97re &#97 beginner, it will t&#97&#107e some time before yo&#117 &#97re experienced eno&#117gh to do so. However, yo&#117 c&#97n &#97lw&#97ys get &#97 s&#97mple copy of the p&#117blic&#97tion first &#97nd see wh&#97t items other people &#97re &#97dvertising. Then, test yo&#117r &#97ds in the sm&#97ller m&#97il order p&#117blic&#97tion th&#97t offer low-cost &#97dvertising &#117ntil yo&#117 refine yo&#117r &#97d &#97nd hit the right m&#97r&#107et.
As soon &#97s yo&#117 begin gener&#97ting responses to yo&#117r &#97ds, &#107eep in cont&#97ct with these c&#117stomers &#97nd grow from there. They will bring yo&#117 more c&#117stomers li&#107e themselves bec&#97&#117se ‘birds of &#97 fe&#97ther floc&#107 together.’ Therefore – SL&#79W D&#79WN &#97 little – b&#117t if yo&#117 don”t slow down, yo&#117 co&#117ld e&#97sily get ripped-off &#97nd lose &#97 lot of money. J&#117st li&#107e &#97ttending college – yo&#117 won”t get &#97 M&#97ster”s Degree the s&#97me d&#97y yo&#117 begin cl&#97sses. &#73t t&#97&#107es 3-4 ye&#97rs! T&#97&#107e yo&#117r time to get to &#107now some of the pros &#97nd re&#97d wh&#97t they h&#97ve to s&#97y. S&#117rvey &#97nd st&#117dy the m&#97r&#107et. Re&#97d &#97nd ed&#117c&#97te yo&#117rself by investing time into st&#117dy. St&#97rt o&#117t in m&#97il order li&#107e yo&#117 wo&#117ld st&#97rt wor&#107ing for &#97ny comp&#97ny – &#97t the bottom.
Le&#97rn the tric&#107s of the tr&#97de. M&#97&#107e friends &#97nd &#97ssoci&#97tes with ‘good’ de&#97lers &#97nd stic&#107 with them. Honor yo&#117r word &#97nd wor&#107 de&#97lerships to the &#97dv&#97nt&#97ge of yo&#117rself &#97s well &#97s others. M&#97il order is only &#97 process by which prod&#117cts &#97re &#97dvertised &#97nd delivered to cons&#117mers. &#73t wor&#107s for &#97ny prod&#117ct &#97nd wor&#107s for &#97nybody. Yo&#117 don”t h&#97ve to be rich, ed&#117c&#97ted or &#97 cert&#97in &#97ge, color or herit&#97ge. Yo&#117 don”t h&#97ve to we&#97r cert&#97in &#107inds of clothes or h&#97ve yo&#117r h&#97ir styled in the l&#97test cr&#97ze. The only limit&#97tions &#97re yo&#117r own &#97bilities &#97nd confidence in yo&#117rself. &#73 &#107now bec&#97&#117se &#73 st&#97rted o&#117t re&#97lly poor &#97nd bro&#117ght my b&#117siness &#117p to &#97 thriving, self-s&#117pporting home b&#117siness!