Promotion is one of the key elements of successful marketing of any given product and is in wide use by the corporate companies. True, there is nothing new in this statement and all of us are searching for something new, something innovative when it comes to promotion for that is the way to capture the attention of any targeted or loyal customers.Though it will be unjust to say that the promotional marketing products are new concept but there is truth in the statement when we say that there is ample scope for introducing something new to promotional marketing products and here in lays our endeavor to change, for change for the benefit is always welcome in the corporate world. Let us consider examples to understand the difference between everyday promotion and the new concepts. Take the example of a coffee mug, it has served to be a promotional product for years and we often come across coffee mugs carrying imprints of the logo or message from a company. This is the basic characteristic of any promotional product but then we are so used to this that it hardly creates any impact. It is time to think of new and revolutionary promotional products to be used to create ripples in the minds of the target customers.It is time to go for promotional advertising products that create a loud and unique message and speak for the product that is being promoted in away to arouse interest among buyers. Another point that is making rounds among corporate corridors is that the proper use of the promotional business product. The point is clear that only procuring the perfect product is not all that the companies need but the correct use is one vital factor that influences the success ratio of the whole campaign. In this respect correct customization of the products is needed to create the impact. True, this is the second thing that one must consider after they conclude about the type of the product and the related cost. Customization largely depends upon the product selection for each product has its own customization options like imprint area and the color scheme to be employed.But then the last question and perhaps the most important question is that “How the promotional business product is being used”, for it is the correct use along with the correct product that creates the correct impact.
To be successful in your home based business is predictable if only you can get yourself organized. I have been through the road and I know what I am talking about.My early days in the home based business climate were muddled with a lot of unorganized schedule and work environment which saw my productivity falling short of my investment. Luckily, I got a lift away from this after attending a seminar on small business organization, planning and management for effective productivity. Since then, the tip I learned and practiced has practically increased my personal and business productivity.There never seems to be enough hours in the day to complete all our tasks. Tight workspaces, untidy environment, unplanned schedules and other cluttered environment affect us deeply both mentally and physically than we may realize. When we are surrounded by these monstrous disorders, we feel drained, stressed out, confused, exhausted and overwhelmed. You should also note that little details knitted together make up your work and as such lack of organization makes you forget some of these little details. Neglecting this for a long time definitely leads to a fall in productivity.The purpose of getting yourself organized is for you to increase your return on the mental, emotional, physical and spiritual capital that you have invested in your home business. For every minute that you spend organizing yourself and planning out your goals saves you ten to twenty minutes in advance for the execution of your work.Here are five tips to help you achieve good organization.
Before you start your work each day, spend between 10 – 20 minutes of your time organizing your work space. Keep the places tidy; put every thing from papers to books in their proper filing position. The purpose for this is to enable a neat and harmonious working environment.
Use a notebook and planner as a tool to organize your work schedule, plans, and productive thoughts and mark out your progress. The notebook or planner serves as a place to organize your ideas and tasks so they are not running out of control through your mind while you’re trying to be productive. It should divided into sections to contain a calendar , where you designate one page for each day’s activities. Write down appointments, work assignments, errands, and anything that needs to be done that day. Also have sections for ideas, future projects, goals and anything else that fits your business and family.
Take the time to positively think and dream. Give yourself at least 30 minutes to one hour daily for these activities for such moments bring out some of our best Ideas. Make it up a little earlier in the morning or late at night alone. Keep your notebook or organizer closer to enable record your ideas because good ideas seems to be volatile. Breathe deeply, empty your mind and enjoy the quiet moment of thoughts.
Beautify your work place with motivational writings, quotes, pictures and even a jar of beautiful flowers for your desk. Placed these in a position to glimpse once in a while during your working hours.
Always prepare for the unexpected. Sometimes surprises springs up while getting yourself organized, therefore putting you on a part to changing your plans. I such an unexpected situation, do not panic, accept it and do your best. Whatever it may be, look at it carefully for it comes with an opportunity that will give you a break. Take an advantage of such situation, think critically about it and reorganized yourself.
Finally, what I will have you note here is that just like chaos and clutter are habits, so are tidiness and organization. Changing your unorganized habits to that of an organized person will see your productivity soar very high.
Online Blogging has been around for many years, at the beginning it was mostly used as a Internet diary, a place to put down your thoughts about one thing or another.Currently blogs are one of the most commonly used Internet marketing tools, the reason is they are very effective way to get your content indexed by the search engines.There are many different places that you can create blogs that will not cost you a cent, but there are some risk involved when going that root. There have been many marketers who have had bad experiences with free blog providers who for one reason, or another shut down their blog without notice. You can’t imagine putting a lot of work into a blog, and then it is gone in a blink of an eye.It really is best to host your own blog that way you have full control. One of the best blogs that you can host is WordPress. To obtain WordPress you can go to wordpress.org, and download it. At the wordpress.org site they do provide full installation instructions. Manual Installation will take some time but it will be well worth it.There is a easier route if your lucky enough to have a web hosting provider that has c-panel with a feature called Fantastico. With Fantastico all you would have to do is fill out a few fields, and with just one click you will have installed your WordPress blog. Whatever option you choose is up to you.After you have your blog installed your next step would be to choose a WordPress template, usually with WordPress you will have a default template, and the classic template included, you really don’t have to stuck with those. When it comes to template choices make sure that you choose a template that has widgets. With widgets you will be able to add content in the sidebar of your blog such as banners, or AdSense code for example.A great place to get WordPress templates is wpskins.org,they have a great selection of WordPress templates, and they also have a search tool that you can choose the features you seek for your blog.Now that you have chosen your template there are some plug-ins that you need to also download and install. You will need to go to wordpress.org/extend/plugins and get the following plugins:All-In-One-SEO-PackMaxblogpress-Ping-OptimizerThe All-In-One-SEO-Pack is very powerful, you will be putting your Title, description, and keywords for you blog in this plug-in.The Maxblogpress-Ping-Optimizer is very powerful because it will enable your blog post to be pinged to a variety of sites, that will cause the search engines to spider your blog because their is new content. The Maxblogpress-Ping-Optimizer is really good, and will only ping when you submit new content, and it will not ping when you edit a post. This is a good thing, and will assist you in not getting blocked by Search Engines due to spamming(excess pinging).There is one more thing that you will need to activate the Akismet plugin when hosting your WordPress blog, and that is the Word Press API Key. If you already have a WordPress.com blog you can get a API key there, if you don’t you can go to the following site to get one emailed to you akismet.com/personal.Online Blogging is a great alternative to having a static website, you have a much better chance to reaching your target market, and in many cases you will even get a following and repeat visitors for years to come.For more information about online blogging and information on other Internet Marketing Methods see the resource box below