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Making Money with Articles: Finding a Writer

November 8, 2017

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Finding the right freelance writer to produce your revenue generating articles can take a bit of time, however, if you find one that can easily take on another regular client and the two of you work well together, then that one difficult search will turn into a lot of profitable articles.

When you start your search, you may want to begin with a very small group of articles, just in case you happen too hook up with a writer that you are less than thrilled with. It is important to keep in mind that there are several different types of writing and each writer might be highly skilled in one area, yet lack in another. For example, there is creative/fiction writing, biographical writing, news writing, general informational article writing, critical writing, copy-writing, poem/verse writing, technical writing, medical writing, essay/report writing, and sports writing. Although a writer may be highly skilled in one area, many freelance writers spread themselves out into others areas as well. So, it is critical that the writer you choose can produce the type of content that you need.

To find a freelance writer, you can look at various freelancing websites that will allow you to post the specification of your project and your budget.

From there, writers will make bids on your project and provide you with writing samples so that you can get an idea of their skill level. Make sure that you choose a writer who gives you a sample of the type of article that you are looking for. For example, if you are looking for a copy-writer, do not hire someone who only sent you a sports writing sample. He or she may be an outstanding sports writer, but copy-writing is about selling (a product, service, or yourself) to your website visitors.

In conclusion, the more you are willing to pay per article, the more bids you will get from quality writers who know how to entertain and inform your website visitors so that they keep coming back for more. Writers know that you will eventually make a ton of money off of each article or content piece.

3 Ways to Maintain Your Integrity in Business and Be True to Your Word

October 27, 2017

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In life as in business, sincerity and honesty can exist, and it all begins with the person staring back at you from the mirror. There are many reasons that people choose to travel in other paths that lack integrity, but there’s no reason for it. Having a great company, making money and treating others well don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

Life hardens us all.

Challenging circumstances can create doubt.

And, especially in business, we all want results. I get it because I’ve had doubts and I’m someone who expects achievements at work and nothing less than the best in performance.

But, sometimes it feels as if anything goes.

The question here is, how do you maintain your integrity in life, and by extension, in business?

Want to know my honest answer?

It’s not easy, but it’s not impossible. I do it every day–no matter what happens–and so can you.

I’m one of those people who thinks he’s heard it all and when people have been “caught” not having a high level of integrity, I’ve heard the excuses. I’ve listened to stories of “a tough life,” and I’ve had someone tell me once that integrity is not a value he has because “every day is a great day to make money.” In his mind, capitalism is a higher value, and capitalists can’t have integrity in business. I’ve also seen a lack of motivation or desire to take the higher ground, always. If you had to review your life, where would you place yourself on the scale?

I may be old school, but I believe that in business and in life, your word is your bond. Period. If you do business with me or if you’re a member of my team, then when I say I’m going to do something, you can take it to the bank and consider it done.

It would be refreshing if everyone tried to operate in a similar fashion, but I also understand that life is made of all kinds of people.

So, my question to you is, how do you want to live your life and operate in business?

Presuming that you want to follow the path of integrity, what are the immediate steps you can take right now to ensure that everyone who comes in contact with you understands that what you say, you will do? As you know, your reputation takes a lifetime to build, and in today’s world, only minutes to ruin. One bad review or scandal, especially in the digital world where news can spread like wildfire, is all you need to see everything you’ve built in your life come tumbling down like a pile of toy blocks.

    • Sincerity always has a place at the table: I’ve often heard, especially in business, and maybe you have too, that honesty places you on the wrong end of a negotiation. Many professionals believe that sincerity is not recommended. I disagree. The people you work with will appreciate knowing your authenticity and honesty. I think you have everything to gain if you’re sincere. I’m not saying that in a tough negotiation you have to put all your cards on the table. That doesn’t make any business sense, but you have to be sincere in what you do reveal.

 

    • Surround yourself with others who have integrity: Have you ever recommended someone for a job or professional opportunity only to find out that they’ve blown the chance and made you look bad with your colleague or friend in the process? As a business leader, I hold myself to a high-level of integrity, and as I have said, when I say something, my word is golden. But, I also expect the same from those who work with me or with whom we partner. Make it a point to maintain high-quality people around you who also believe that integrity is a prominent value. And, the next time you have to give a recommendation, you don’t ever have to worry about getting an email or phone call that reflects on your judgment.

 

  • Learn the art of saying “no”: One of the reasons that many people often get themselves into all kinds of trouble is because they don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings or give someone “bad news.” They also think that they could jeopardize a relationship if they say no. This is a mistake. If an idea, partnership or opportunity does not fit with your agenda, then you have no choice but to decline. By taking the band-aid off early and saying no, you will prevent something that will only grow bigger and lead to awkwardness, disappointment or even anger later on because you didn’t deliver on what you said you would. Know when to walk away from something and always make it as early as possible.

No matter your position in a company as a member of the team or a leader, realize that you always want to be as transparent as possible, especially in today’s world where it’s demanded by customers, the public, and employees. Sincerity is a great competitive advantage because when someone knows you’re true to your word, guess who they’ll want to do business with now and in the future. Yes, you.

5 Essentials Of Hiring Logistics Services

October 27, 2017

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Business in today’s world is so occupied with a large number of activities. From production planning to select brand campaign, leaves no time to focus on other core activities like logistics services. Business can only survive when their products and services are reaching the customer’s at large without any delay or stress.

Outsourcing work to 3PL services can reduce the burden of businesses to some level, leaving the business with plenty of time to focus on the other relevant tasks or activities. Lending task of storing and transporting goods to 3PL Company ensures cost and time management for business.

Here are a few benefits of having logistics services as your outsourcing partner.

1. The renowned network – The third-party logistics company have a huge network of transporters, warehouse services and much more, which benefits the business with a vast and pre-established chain of logistics network.

2. Adjustable needs – Business often has increasing needs. These services are alterable and can be adjusted according to the size and preferences of the future business. As they have pre-planned strategy and resources that can adhere to the growing business needs.

3. Unseen technology – These services have devised a technology and software that can make the logistics process easy yet convenient. From booking services online to tracking goods in transit, every process is made viable in one click.

4. Cost effective – Businesses often sit back and do not focus on the process of transferring and storing goods because of the huge cost involved in it. Setting up a warehouse and purchasing of transportations seems to be a very overly budget act. These logistic partners are very experienced and deal with multiple projects, provide services under the budget.

5. Time efficient – The 3PL company is professional and have ways to cater business extensively, their activities and resources are predefined which saves a lot of time. They transport goods with minimum cost and time.

Outsourcing the task of logistics to a very profound company or organization has become necessary in today’s time. Business alone cannot look after each and every activity, due to lack of expertise and knowledge. It takes a lot to establish a business of dream. Every business or metier is different and its needs are different too, lending the task to some professionals helps in saving time as well as cost. From unseen technology to well-known network, these services provide oceans of opportunity under one roof.

 

7 Important Functions Of Logistic Companies

October 27, 2017

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Logistics is a systematic process where the goods are transferred from the place of production to the point of consumption. There are some listed functions that are the liability of a Logistic Company. These functions are very important as they make the storing or movement process timely and convenient.

Weighing the 7 Extensive Functions of Top Logistic Companies

Processing Of the Order

The initial and valuable function of these agencies is to generate the order asked by the clients. The orders are made on the basis of specifications asked by the customers like delivery payment, payment methods, product descriptions, time period and much more. The orders are received online and are alterable as per the customer’s desire. This function is utmost important for the organizations as they can easily ascertain the future requirements like the stocks to be consumed and much more.

Managing the Stocks

For any top logistic company, it is necessary to maintain the adequate amount of stock or goods in order to meet the shortage or contingencies. This particular function is a balance between the Customer’s demand and the availability of the stock. The certain costs are needed to be evaluated like carrying costs, inventory costs and much more.

Warehousing Service

A warehouse is a place or a building where the finished goods are stocked or retained until demanded by the customers for use. The various decisions regarding the no. of warehouses, their location, design, ownership, and layout are taken place.

Transport Facilities

The next function of these companies is to select the steady and reliable source of delivering the goods to end users duly. Decisions like mode of transportation and cost to be incurred are taken place. Other factors like nature of the goods are also measured and a suitable mode is then selected on the basis of urgency.

Handling Of Material or Product

The other function of these companies is to assure that the product to be delivered is safeguarded with proper protection in order to avoid the hazard. The decisions like automation of handling, the volume of material to be protected, the requirement of the speed for movement of goods and much more are taken place.

Packaging

Another function of these agencies is to prepare a secured packaging of the material while dispatching it to the retailers or wholesalers. It is important to cover the commodities with a careful packaging so that they are not soiled.

Providing the Every Information throughout the Process

The logistic companies work with a mechanism of exchanging information throughout the process. From order processing to dispatching, they provide the very useful information to the various stakeholders through well devised IT tools and software.

 

Safe Storage of Rubber Products

October 27, 2017

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Environment Impacts Rubber Product Shelf Life

Rubber is durable, adaptable, eco-friendly and is widely used in multiple products throughout industries. From the everyday rubber band that holds letters together, to a specialty gasket used to build bridges, rubber is an essential part of modern life. While it’s true rubber products last for many years, it is also very important for users to remember that proper rubber storage will maximize the life of rubber products.

Please note, shelf life is different from service life. Shelf life is the period of time between the cure time and the first date of product use. Service life begins when the product is put into use for its intended purpose. For the purpose of this article we will only address the shelf life.

Proper rubber storage is key. Material properties and external factors can affect rubber. Consider the following elements when choosing a rubber storage facility.

  • Temperature  Storage temperatures between 72° F (22°C) and 32° F (0°C) are ideal. If stored below 32°F some products stiffen and must warming before they are usable. Likewise, don’t store rubber products near sources of heat, such as radiators and base heaters.
  • Humidity  Don’t store rubber products under conditions of high or low humidity. Certain compounds of rubber are susceptible to mold degradation.
  • Ozone  To protect against the adverse effects of ozone, store rubber products away from electrical equipment that may generate ozone and should not be stored for any lengthy period in geographical areas of known high ozone concentrations.
  • Sunlight – Avoid exposure to direct and reflected sunlight. Ultraviolet light can degrade rubber.
  • Liquids  The material properties and hence, expected shelf-life of different elastomers of rubber will be adversely affected if exposed to or come into contact with certain oils, solvents and/or corrosive. liquids.
  • Fumes  As is the case with oils, solvents and corrosive liquids, certain corrosive fumes will also adversely affect the material properties and expected shelf-life of rubber.
  • Pests – It’s true, vermin such as insects, rodents and many others can degrade the material properties of rubber. How? They chew it, eat it, nest in it and worst of all urinate on it. The acid in animal urine can have an extremely adverse effect on rubber.

Recommended Life:The recommended storage life generally associated with products fabricated from various polymers based on information provided in MIL-HDBK-695F titled “Military Standardization Handbook Rubber Products: Recommended Shelf Life.” Use this information for guidance purposes only. It represents average shelf life under normal storage conditions. A typical timeframe for rubber storage is anywhere from 3-20 years depending on the elastomer and its formula. It varies depending on product specifications and compound design.

 

9 Reasons You Should Always Carry $200 in Cash

October 27, 2017

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We always need money to purchase what we need and desire. As consumers, we pay using old fashioned cash, or the more sophisticated credit or debit cards. Cards became popular sixty years ago and today they are used more frequently than cash. Yet, when you are in a pinch and can’t use either card, keeping $200 in cash on you is the next best alternative for nine reasons.

1. Electric grid shutdown: This is truly a nightmare that can destabilize the entire country, causing all electricity in the country to shut down. This scenario will turn off your credit and debit cards so you can’t use them at all. Not only is it good to carry money, but buying $200 worth of supplies before it occurs is essential to surviving the ordeal.

2. Frozen debit or credit card accounts: Both types of cards can freeze due to fraud. Banks freeze debit cards due to lack of funds in an account. Credit cards can be frozen due to missing payments when they are due. If you only use one of these types of cards and you can’t use it, then use cash to buy only what you need.

3. Car Battery: Sometimes your car battery breaks down after a couple of years of use. You could be at home or on the road when that engine won’t start. If you have a handy “Triple A” account, call them and ask to send out a service vehicle that carries car batteries. Several months ago, while my wife and I went shopping, we got back to the car and it wouldn’t start. She called Triple A and they sent out a service vehicle. Our car needed a new battery. The battery cost about $150 cash immediately. We could have used a credit or debit card, but we would have paid about $15 more.

4. Towing: If your car breaks down and you don’t have Triple A, calling a reliable towing service is a must. The person towing your vehicle will ask for payment in cash if he has his own towing business. According to the Angieslist website, the average 40-mile tow costs between $75 to $125. But a tow to another city might cost $200.

5. Locked out of your car: You come back to your car after shopping or working all day, you get to your car, look for the keys, but they are not there. You remember you don’t have a spare key, so you may need to call a mobile locksmith to come to you and make a new key. According to the Homeadviser website, the latest average charge for a locksmith is $150.

6. Buying gas with cash: If you use the credit/debit card scanner at small markets to buy gas, you are more likely to be ripped off by crooks who install card readers, which steals all of your private card information. I always go to the cashier and say, “I need $20 on pump number 3 and a receipt, please.” Of course, you must make a general calculation of how many gallons your car needs and multiply that by the price for one gallon. I ask for a receipt in case I need less gas, so I can get a refund for the difference. You will use cash repeatedly to pay for gas when you’re on a trip.

7. Flea markets, pawn shops, arts and craft fairs: When you’re on vacation or at home, you might enjoy visiting out-of-the-way tiny shops. Many of their items are surprisingly cheap. So, take a few $1, $5, and $10 bills if you choose to buy some goodies.

8. Restaurants and snack machines: So many restaurants accept cash only, especially off the beaten path “dives.” Also, “drive-through” fast food restaurants always take cash, because paying with credit and debit cards takes up more time and are less convenient. Snack machines are available in many locations, such as the workplace, community colleges, and universities. If you work or study at these places all day, snack machines are good places to get some nourishment. Most only accept cash.

9. Tipping: Waiters and waitresses always appreciate being tipped in cash (use $1’s, $5’s, and maybe $10’s). You will need about $200 for repeated tipping when you go on vacation because you are bound to eat at many restaurants.

Paying with credit and debit cards are convenient ways to purchase what you need and want. Sometimes, you can’t always pay with either card, so squirreling away $200 in cash with you when leaving your house can be a lifesaver. In emergencies, credit and debit cards can be of little use like: national electric grid shutdowns, frozen cards, road emergency assistance. Other times, you will need the same amount of cash for items when you go out of town: gas, flea markets, restaurants, snack areas, and tipping. If you do not carry either a debit or credit card, or forget to bring them with you, then remember the old business motto: Cash is king.

 

Is Invoice Finance a Credible Alternative to Bank Loans?

October 27, 2017

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Invoice finance (IF) is not considered a credible source of finance among some business owners because of its relatively high cost and onerous terms. Is this perception justified? I will argue it is not with the introduction of single invoice finance.

What is invoice finance?

It is the sale of a company’s sales ledger for cash providing an ongoing source of cash as invoices are issued to customers by the company. The company might retain the collection of cash or transfer this and the associated credit risk, to the funder.

Some conventional IF facilities can impose numerous types of fees and charges, and require security and a commitment from the company to sell the its entire sales ledger to the finance company.

Some companies offer a refreshing financial alternative, offering to buy just a single invoice and charging as few as just one fee and generally offering a more flexible funding alternative.

What is single invoice finance?

As its name suggests, it is the purchase of one invoice for cash from a company. The company does not need to sell any further invoices so single invoice finance can be used by companies to raise cash as they need it. Also, they might not need to provide security such as a debenture or a personal guarantee.

Single or multiple IF are effective tools for cash management because they liquidate illiquid assets i.e., they convert debtors into cash. The cash realised can be reinvested by the company in profitable projects or used to pay back expensive debt.

Some borrowers might argue that on an annualised basis, the cost of invoice finance is high compared to a conventional loan. That comparison is like comparing apples to oranges because the two financing instruments work differently. A loan is a continuous source of finance whereas single invoice finance is discrete – providing finance for up to 90 days or less. Annualisation of the cost of invoice finance is not therefore consistent with its use.

Though the interest rate on a loan might look relatively attractive, the cost of arranging and administering it must also be factored in, such as the arrangement, commitment, non-utilisation, and exit fees, plus servicing charges and legal costs of documentation. There might also be costs to pursue and recover bad debts, or to pay for credit protection. Invoice finance has its own arrangement and administration costs that might be more or less than a bank loan.

Invoice finance is therefore a credible alternative to a loan because:

  • it converts a company’s debtors into cash that may then be reinvested to potentially generate positive return for the company.
  • the company can transfer debtor credit risk.
  • it avoids using up a bank’s limited credit capacity for a company and
  • it diversifies the company’s sources of funds so reducing its reliance on the banking sector.
  • companies can use it to raise cash as needed
  • security might not be needed

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Advertising With Flyers – Tips

October 27, 2017

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What Response Can You Expect?

Yes, leaflets are ‘old school’, but that they have stood the test of time because they work! Almost all successful businesses use leaflets, and many smaller businesses rely on them for all their work. Leaflets are highly effective and cost-efficient because of the following unique features:

  • Leaflets offer you complete freedom and control over the look and content of your ‘message’
  • Leaflets are the most targeted form of advertising- Allowing you to target the specific areas and demographics of your best prospects, and only those areas (concentrating your spend where it works best, without wastage)
  • Leaflets are the only sure way of getting your message to your prospects
  • The physical nature of leaflets allows them to be saved until needed

It is important to be realistic about your results, and here are some typical response-rates to give you an idea of what to expect.

  • Pizza companies: 2% response, or 20 per thousand leaflets (That’s why you get them all the time!)
  • Indian / Chinese Take Aways: 0.4% or 4 per ‘000 (Markedly less than Pizza, but generally more expensive and less impulsive.)
  • Trades such as Landscaping/ Roofing / Building: 0.2% or 2 per ‘000 (Naturally, response rates are far lower for significant and expensive work- but a single job could easily pay for the cost of delivering tens of thousands of leaflets!)
  • Estate Agents: 0.15% or 1 or 2 enquiries per ‘000

Response-rates are notoriously unpredictable however- even when the key factors of leaflet design, offer, seasonality, and demographics stay the same- So treat these figures as a rule of thumb, and don’t be surprised if yours are very different. We have delivered 5000 leaflets for a roofing company, for example, without one single enquiry; yet ‘our’ landscaper’s have received a 3% response (15 times better than above!); estate agent’s receive 30 enquiries from 10,000 leaflets (>0.3%); and Pizza companies achieve 4%.

Another important point is that leaflets work best when delivered regularly, as this builds public-awareness, confidence and trust in your business. It is therefore, usually better to plan a series of regular leaflet deliveries to a smaller more local area, than for fewer deliveries to a larger area.

Second and subsequent deliveries to an area usually outperform the first- So don’t automatically give-up after a disappointing first delivery, and don’t only focus on the immediate work gained but remember the important longer-term benefits!

Designing A Leaflet That Works

Before you start writing, first consider your ‘message’. What is the purpose of your leaflet and how do you want people to respond? Is it to sell an existing service, promote a new offer, or tell people about a new product or service, for example; and do you want people to ring you now, visit your store, or check your website? Focus on one single goal and make your message as direct, clear and simple as possible.

Consider the style, size, and paper to use for your leaflet. Many options are available with varying prices, so it’s wise to first check what’s available with your local printer or the internet.

It’s a good idea to use both sides of the leaflet. Printing costs are only slightly higher for twice the advertising space, and printing on both sides prevents your prospects from seeing a blank piece of paper on their doormat (which will immediately be thrown away if not turned over).

Try to include an offer. An offer, such as a discount or free item/service, can really boost the response. And you can’t have an offer without a deadline- So don’t forget to include that too. Generally, the shorter the deadline the better, but make sure it allows enough time for your leaflets to be printed and delivered.

When writing your ‘copy’, consider the marketing mnemonic AIDA:

  • Your leaflet must first grab the Attention. And it must work fast- because you only have 2 or 3 seconds until it’s too late and in the bin! Start with an attention-grabbing headline, which can be your offer or a key benefit of your service- but NOT your business name.
  • You must then get their Interest. A good picture, such as a relevant before-and-after picture is a great way to create interest. Unless you are using a before-and-after picture, be aware that a single larger picture generally has more impact and effect than multiple smaller pictures.
  • Create Desire. Tell them how your product or service will benefit them- Make them want it!
  • Include a call to Action. Don’t forget to ‘Ask for Action- And Now! So, instead of just listing your telephone number, a carpet cleaning company might say ‘Call Us Now For New Looking Carpets At Half-Price!’

Printing Your leaflets

Check the cost of printing with your local printers, but make sure you check the internet printers too- Which are often half-price or less! Most internet companies also offer excellent quality with fast (even 24hr) delivery.

Another great way to save money on your printing (and delivery) is to share your leaflet- and use one side each- with another business, and split the cost. So why not suggest a shared leaflet with other local businesses, particularly those which complement yours (such as a carpet cleaner and a general cleaning service or oven cleaner, or a tree-surgeon and a gardener).

Delivering Your Leaflets

If you’re business is new, then you will probably start by delivering your own leaflets. Delivering your own leaflets offers the peace-of-mind that you know they have been delivered, and also allows you the opportunity to knock on some doors to introduce yourself and your business- Which can often lead to immediate work. Prepare yourself for some hard work however, as delivering is arduous and time-consuming, and bear in mind the following good practices which can significantly increase your response:

  • Make sure you push the leaflets fully through the letterboxes, and don’t leave them hanging out (or they can fall out; get damaged; get wet if it rains; and is annoying for the recipient).
  • Deliver to the homes with the long drives, and climb up the stairs in flats to post through the letterboxes instead of dumping a stack on the bottom stair. Most ‘professional’ companies don’t even deliver this way, so by doing this you will greatly increase your chances!)
  • The golden rule is to always try to deliver your leaflet in as good a condition as possible to leave the best impression, and to give your leaflet the best chance. See if you can even get your leaflet landing best-side up!
  • Remember that you are representing your business when you’re out delivering, and respect peoples properties by not walking over lawns etc, and be pleasant when you meet home-owners.
  • As a general safety warning, watch out for dogs- especially the silent stealthy ones that sit by the door waiting for an unsuspecting finger to invade its territory!- and letterboxes with sharp internal hazards such as screw-ends and sharp wire! As a general rule, always try to send the front of the leaflet ahead of your hand, and favour the left side of letterboxes (as most sharp points tend to be on the right side).
  • Always bear in mind that the better the job you do delivering your leaflets, the better the impression this gives for your business. (If your delivery is sloppy, people will- at least subconsciously- associate your business with a general lack of care and professionalism!)

For assistance in delivering your leaflets, family and friends that you trust will naturally be the first to call on. Another great way to reduce your workload- and save money- is to double-up with another business. Either you could offer to deliver another businesses leaflets along with yours, and vice versa, or you could even suggest sharing a leaflet by taking one side each and splitting the printing costs also (as suggested under Printing above). Whoever does help you, make sure that they also appreciate the importance of proper delivery, and that they also follow the above bullet-points wherever possible.

Delivering leaflets will probably not be the most cost-effective use of your and your staff’s time, and in order to deliver to a significant area you will probably need proper assistance. Professional leaflet delivery specialists, including the Royal Mail, generally charge in the range of £35-£55 per thousand leaflets; which, considering that it takes in the order of 6-9 hours for a quick and fit person to deliver a thousand leaflets, is affordable and cost-effective.

Unfortunately, the leaflet delivery ‘industry’ has a reputation for mistrust and dishonesty, but the following points and tips should help you find an honest and reliable a leaflet delivery company you can count on.

  • If you are considering a ‘Solus’ delivery where your leaflet is delivered on its own, expect to be charged 2 or 3 times the above prices, and bear in mind that should another leaflet delivery company, including the Royal Mail (who now rely heavily on delivering leaflets), deliver on the same day, that the benefits of a solus delivery are likely to be lost! For this reason you will probably find that a shared-delivery is a better option.
  • With a shared-delivery, ask how many other leaflets yours will be delivered with. The more leaflets delivered together, the lower the cost should be, but be aware that response rates typically reduce as the number of leaflets increases, and anything more than 3 or 4 leaflets will tend to have a noticeable detrimental affect on response and is likely to prove a false economy.
  • Make sure that you also check that another leaflet from the same business category as yours- a competitors- is not delivered alongside yours, which would naturally harm your response rates. Even 2 dissimilar food take-away leaflets delivered together, such as a Pizza’s plus an Indian’s (as often happens), will harm both.
  • Be wary of anyone asking for full payment up-front, especially the first time they work for you. They should be confident that you will be satisfied with their service, and happy to invoice you on completion.
  • Try to carry out your own checks on their delivery where possible, such as asking friends, family or customers in the area to keep an eye out for your leaflet beforehand, and to let you know if and when they receive your leaflet. And keep an eye out yourself for any of your leaflets hanging out of people’s doors, or left on the stairs in flats etc (see the above bullet-points on good practices) which indicate poor service.
  • Since many companies avoid delivering to isolated properties and those with long drives, if you see someone delivering to those kind of properties, why not have a word with them to see if they have the attitude to match- they could be the people you are looking for!
  • Many companies use GPS trackers to allegedly ‘prove’ delivery, and some base their whole business around their use. It does require a bit of a leap-of-faith to trust a delivery company with your leaflets, and any evidence/proof is important, but do be aware that GPS trackers are not magic or infallible as some would have you believe- they show where someone has been, but did they deliver your leaflet (someone else’s or anyone’s) when there?

Once you have chosen a leaflet delivery company, it is wise- and fair to the company- to wait until a few thousand leaflets have been delivered before you make up your mind about the company. This quantity should be enough to give you some idea of how good a job they are doing, but be wary of jumping to conclusions- it will ultimately be down to your judgement of character as to whether you trust their service. Sunwise Capital’s unsecured business loans are a great solution if you have a credit profile with a 550, 650 or even a 700 + FICO score and are looking for business financing with loan amounts between $10,000 up to $2M using no collateral or assets. http://sunwisecapital.com/other-loans/unsecured-business-loans/

Top 8 Values of Advertising

October 27, 2017

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Advertising on classified ads websites is recommended for people whose purported goals are to generate huge attention to their products and also convert them to potential buyers.

Market opportunities are known to embed on classified websites as thousands of users would love to search for online classified products and easily make payments for delivery.

However, security experts warn buyers on classified ads to always ensure that they patronize reliable websites before making any payment transactions.

Below you can find out the 8 reasons to patronize free websites for easy Advertisement;

1. The target goal for any business dealer is to make sales and grow its business. So, classified postings ensure that online users are attracted to your listings. Thus, it enhances the market capabilities of your services.

2. When a product is being advertised, it reach numerous number of people but there is need to consider targeting particular group of audience. This is proper because your aim is to reach respective users to know more about your products or services.

3. Events planners have found classified advertising sites as a medium to invite targeted people to their events. One way they achieve this is to post their upcoming events on the specified category and sub-categories. More visitors are notified on daily basis about an upcoming event through mail subscription provided by the websites.

4. Cost reduction is a factor people are always eager to hear. Advertising gulps almost 40% of business capital but since the emergence of Online classified ads, it has reduced to a minimal rate as users prefer to register on classified ads websites in other to gain maximum exposure.

5. Online Classified ads has been a threat to many advertising mediums. With the growing popularity of the internet system, physical advertising media platforms such as the radio system, television broadcasts e.t.c are facing rapid extinction because advertisers would want to cut cost and spread nets to millions of people on the bounded on the internet.

6. Boosting market sale is somehow challenging for every business organization, one way to achieve this by allowing startup campaigns, sending out newsletters, and promotions. Good classified ads sites provide these structures for users. Promotions are often done on these sites in the form of a banner impression, static ads and pop-ups on different websites. Although, majority of classified sites charge for the services.

7. Posting business directories is another challenge for business owners. The importance of online business directories is that it provides a clear view of your business location/s for people to easily locate and rely on.

While posting on classified ads sites, dealers should provide accurate details of their business locations in other to enable trust on them.

8. Sites such as Internetaccess.com helps in spreading business postings to numerous sister sites. This helps in easing stress of postings as they take charge of other promotions and listings for you.

 

Perfect Neon Sign For Your Business

October 27, 2017

Business & Finance

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The aim of business signs should be far more than just announcing where your store is. Many potential customers can be easily attracted by displaying an effective business sign, encouraging them to do business with you.

No matter what you’ve heard from different sources, there’s no need for a business sign be too extravagant or showy. A beautiful, contemporary and innovative neon sign can attract more customers than huge plain billboards that are often ignored by people.

“As the size and complexity of neon sign increases they become more striking & eye-catching, especially when the design invokes a reaction from the viewers.”

Benefits of Neon Sign

Almost every business, regardless of its size and industry, use at least 1 or 2 on-site signs to connect with their potential customers. It has a direct positive financial effect as it increase sales, enhance customer satisfaction, and establish the presence of local brands.

However, some businesses make the sign too complex & far-fetched, packing it with excessive info, or having an irrelevant logo. Sometimes, even the ugly signs become famous due to uniqueness they offer, but people remember them mostly for unusual design, which isn’t helpful in increasing the sales at all.

So, after considering these things, what it takes to effective design?

Visibility of The Neon Signs

The main hallmark of a viable business neon sign is – It must be clearly visible. All vantage points need to be considered while placing your sign. Also, you must make sure that the visibility of the sign isn’t obstructed by trees, buildings, telephone poles, or any other tall structure.

To ensure that it stands out from other custom made neon signs in the street, you need to –

· Adjust the signage’s font, size, and colour

· Choose the best background design

· Choose the right colour scheme and brightness

· Consider the quality of graphics

Also, figure out whether adding a few more lights can make more visible.

Display The Right Message

Don’t just write any random thing – the message should be accurate – the content of the signage must be relevant to your business.

It’s difficult for people driving a car or passing by in a bus to read too long messages on the signage – It’s all about capturing the customer’s attention. You’ll get lots of time later to tell more about your business once the customer steps inside your store.

There’s no need to put more than 6-7 words on your business neon sign. However, if there’s any free space at the bottom of the sign, then you can include either your contact number or email so your potential customers can get in touch with you.

 




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