Learn How To Start Making Money Online In 10 Steps

In this article I will describe the basic steps how to start your online business. First of all I would like to say that there are many ways to make money online but in order to be successful, you have to follow certain steps. So here we go.

Step 1.

In order to make money online, you have to sell or promote something. So the first thing to do is to decide what to promote or sell. Here you have two options.

a. Promote your own product

b. Promote an Affiliate product

If you don’t have your own product, you can create one, but it will take you some time and also an investment is involved to create the product. If you decide to promote an affiliate product, there is no investment involved and also you save a lot of time. After you decide what to promote, you can go to the next step.

Step 2.

If you have decided to promote your own product, you have two options.

a. Create your own website and promote the product exclusively from there

b. Open a ClickBank account and list your product there, so other internet marketers will promote it for you, and you will pay them commission for every piece sold.

If you have decided to promote an affiliate product, again you have to open a ClickBank account, but here you do not list a product but you have to choose from the market place other people’s products to sell and get commission.

Step 3.

If you are promoting your own product, start creating your website. It is better to hire a professional for this job, because you don’t want other people to think that you are not an expert. The website should look professional.

If you are promoting an affiliate product, now is the time to choose the right product that will make money for you.

Step 4.

This step may be skipped by those promoting their own products.

How to choose product to promote from ClickBank?

In order to choose the best and most profitable affiliate product for you, look for the following things:

a. Your affiliate product must be related to topic that you like or to your hobbies or passions

b. To offer high commission in matter of cash and not percentage from the price

c. To have high Gravity (gravity above 80 and bellow 200 is perfect for beginners)

d. To have high quality Sales Page

e. To have high conversion rate (anything above 2.5% is good)

f. To have support by the vendor

Step 5.

This step may be skipped by those promoting their own products.

After selecting your affiliate product, you have to generate your Hop Link from Click Bank and then purchase your first domain name. I personally recommend Go Daddy for your domain. After purchasing your domain name, set up the forwarding option so when somebody visits your domain name, will be forwarded to the sales page of the product.

Step 6.

Generate your keywords related to your product. Start with the single keywords and then go to the long tail keywords.

Example for keywords related to Money Making Products: money, money making, make money, win money, earn money, easy money, etc.

Example for long tail keywords related to Money Making Products: make money online, make money online from home, how to make money online, home based business making easy money, how to make my online business profitable, etc.

You have to make a list of at least 50 keywords related to your product. Try to find keywords that have big number of searches in the search engine, but relatively low results.

The best tool to start is Google Keyword Tool

Step 7.

Start You Promotion

Here you have many options to choose from.

No matter if you promote your own product & services or an affiliate product those methods will bring you customers.

In order to get customers, you need traffic to your website or your domain and then forwarded to the sales page.

More traffic means more money in your bank account.

There are two options.

Option 1 – pay to get traffic

Option 2 – get traffic for free

The first method will bring you traffic relatively fast, but if you are beginner there is a risk of losing money.

The second method may take some time to bring you traffic but it is free of any risk and it is also totally free of charge. You have to spend some time working however

Step 8

Free Methods of Getting Traffic

a. Article Writing – write different articles about your product and publish them to the net. The best article publishing website is Ezine Articles

b. Social Networking – create accounts in Facebook and Twitter and start making friends and then inform them about your product.

c. Video Posting – create You Tube account and upload funny videos, then include your website or domain name in the video.

d. Free Classified Ads – USFreeAds is the best to start

e. Create your own blog and invite people to visit and tell you their opinion

f. Yahoo Answers – create an account and start answering questions related to your product and send the people to your articles and from there to the product.

There are hundreds of free methods to generate traffic but those are the most popular and effective. It is better if you focus on one or two of those methods at a time and not get involved with all simultaneously.

Step 9

Paid Methods of Getting Traffic

a. Google Ad Words – open an account and start you first advertising campaign. Be very careful with the keywords you use because there is a possibility of losing money

b. Press Release – create an account with PR Web and start publishing your press release. It is an expensive and more advanced technique however the results are great.

c. Hire a professional from Elance to write articles for you and publish them to the different websites.

Step 10

Make your first Online Dollar

If you follow the previous steps one by one and be consistent with your work, definitely you will make money online

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5 Essential Steps For Launching A Life Coaching Business

What is life coaching?

It’s motivating people to change something in their lives so they can experience greater joy and less pain. It can be in any area of a person’s life, and different areas of life overlap and influence each other. A relationship problem can affect finances, and vice versa. A health problem can affect a career issue, and vice versa.

So, probably he first thing to consider once you’ve decided to become a coach is:

“Do you want to be a general life coach, or do you want to specialize in one area?”

The main areas of a person’s life are:

· Health

· Relationships

· Personal Development

· Career

· Finances

· Spiritual Development

If you have experience in one area of life where you solved a problem that many others have, then you might want to specialize in that area. For example, if you taught yourself some ways to get through a divorce amiably, you could coach others on how to do that. Or, if you developed a technique for recovering faster from cancer treatments, you may want to share that with others.

Or you may have training in a specific area. For example, you took a training in how to help someone change their diet by using specific techniques you are now certified to teach. Then you may want to use a specific title for your coaching, such as “Massey Method Coach.”

But if you want to coach a person in all areas of their life, then you may want to call yourself a “General Life Coach,” a “Personal Growth,” or a “Personal Development” coach.

No matter what you choose, your job as a life coach is to motivate people to take action to change their lives for the better. You do that with methods, processes, accountability and inspiration to do the work. The problem is that most people want change, but they don’t want to do the work. So they hire a life coach to help them stay motivated while they do the hard work.

In fact, about 90% of people pay for life coaching just to hold them accountable. But they also want you to be an expert in the area they are working on. So it’s important for you to get proper training.

Notice I didn’t say get “certified.” There are many certification programs for life coaching. But there are also courses that aren’t for certification but may be helpful. So just be aware of that.

What’s important is that you get the necessary training, so you know how to deliver life coaching to clients. And, if it’s a certification program, that will just add to your credibility. Or you may be someone who has had a lot of experience in coaching already, and that in itself may be enough credentials.

Most people won’t ask for your credentials, but if you have them, it’s good to display them on your website and in your email signature.

Launching Your Coaching Business

Starting any kind of business can be fulfilling, but it also can involve hard work, difficulties and challenges. Having an awareness of where the obstacles in the road lie in a life coaching business, gives you an advantage. So I’ll share some basic information you need to know when launching.

There are several components that need to be in place in order to start and run a life coaching business:

1. An entrepreneur mindset

2. A coaching process/program to offer

3. Basic bookkeeping skills

4. Business systems

5. Tools for running a business online

Let’s dive a little deeper into each one of these.

1-Mindset is half the battle.

When starting any kind of business, you need to have an entrepreneurial mindset. That means making decisions based on statistics and not on emotions. It definitely means doing income-producing activities such as, market research to determine the needs of your audience, rather than only doing easier and more fun activities.

Most of the entrepreneurs I’ve met who are not having the kind of success that they desire, have a problem with their mindset. I can sense it when I hear them talk about their business. Unfortunately, they aren’t aware of their mindset, so they don’t know that it’s the problem. Before their finances improve and their business thrives, their attitude toward business needs to improve.

Mindset is something quite intangible. You can’t just say, “Oh, you’re spending too much money; that’s your problem.” Or “Your conversion rate isn’t high enough to justify your advertising expenses.” Those are tangible problems. Mindset is illusive, and harder to pinpoint.

One way to discover if your mindset is aligned with your business is to try to uncover any hidden beliefs that are holding you back. Beliefs that don’t support your desires are the main culprits that can keep you stuck in an undesirable situation. But beliefs are just thought patterns that are habitual. This is good news because habits can be changed. The best way to change a belief is to substitute a new one that’s more in alignment with your desires.

Just like being in any long-term relationship, as an entrepreneur, all of your issues will come up and need to be dealt with. One common issue is your relationship with money… how much you think you deserve, how much you can ask for, how much you can keep, and how you treat money in your personal life.

Another major issue that comes up is lack of self-confidence. The best way to handle this is to coach 10-20 people. It doesn’t matter if it’s a practice session or a 6-month program. You will learn a lot from your first coaching clients and it will also give you the potential for referrals, more confidence, and possible revenue.

A third issue that can come up is in how you handle stress. Do you stay calm and strong when a client is venting on a stressful experience, or do you get caught up in their drama? Do you leave the office and your business behind you at the end of the day and relax with family/friends, or do you tend to “take your business with you” and think and strategize too much on your off time?

One thing that happens when running a life coaching business is that you find you must adapt and evolve with it. Things happen that force you to either change something in your business or change something in yourself in order to move forward. And it’s helpful to know how to keep a positive attitude.

2-Your Life Coaching Program

Besides developing the right mind-set, you need to develop a program to offer clients. It may be the process you developed when you solved the problem that you now can help others with. It may be a method that you got training on. Or it could be a combination of the two.

Planning out your program in advance is necessary in order to have something concrete to offer in enrollment conversations (discovery calls). And you need to plan out what results your clients can expect to have from your program.

Here are some steps to consider:

· How long your program will last? One-to-one coaching programs range from a few weeks to a year or more, depending on the depth of the information and the outcome clients will achieve.

· What steps does the client need to go through to achieve the desired results?

· What tools will need to be included in your program?

· How will you connect with your clients, and when and where will the contact happen? Will you deliver via phone calls, zoom calls or email support?

The bottom line here is:

What will make your clients feel supported, without causing you to burnout?

Pricing your services

Perhaps the most difficult decision to make when it comes to your private coaching program is pricing your services. That may take market research.

Beginning life coaches might charge as little as $97/month, while top business coaches can easily command $40,000, $50,000 or even $100,000 per year. Where will your program fit? It depends on a variety of factors:

· Niche

· Duration

· Outcome

· Your experience level

Once your coaching program is planned out and priced, you will be ready to market yourself.


Every business owner needs to know how to determine whether they can stay in business, i.e., if they are making a profit. Life coaches are no exception. That’s where basic bookkeeping skills come in. Keep track of both expenses and income on a spreadsheet, or (I suggest) in a simple software program such as, Quicken . Quicken is inexpensive and is all you need for a small business.

Then you need to keep accurate records and track where your money is going and how much you are actually earning. Income always starts slowly, and you may have more expenses than income at first. But there are so many low-cost or even free tools available that you should be able to keep operating costs to a minimum.

4-Tools for running a business online

The Internet has opened up a “world” of opportunity for life coaches. You can coach anyone anywhere in the world. But that means knowing how to use online tools to market and run your business. Fortunately, there are many helpful tools, resources, and software to make your business life easier. Earlier, I mentioned having a bookkeeping tool.

Here are 5 other essential ones:

a) Website

b) Scheduler

c) Autoresponder

d) Delivery Platform

e) Documents


Some coaches have asked me if they need a website. You don’t necessarily need a website—I have members in my life coaching association who don’t, and they have other ways of getting clients—but it does look more professional to have a website. A simple one is a WordPress site. You’ll need to get a domain name for it and a hosting service. You can start out with a one-page site that just has information about what you do, and your contact info.

There are a number of tools associated with a website. For example, if you want to track how many people come to your site, you can install Google Analytics. There are also a number of WordPress plug-ins that make the operation of your site more efficient. Your webmaster will know what you need.


You’ll also need a way for clients to book appointments with you. Don’t get caught in the “email tag” game! Get a scheduler with a link that you can send to any client or prospect. Basic free tools include Calendy, Setmore, and Squareup.


If you are running an online business, and are sending traffic to your website through your marketing, not everyone who comes to your site will be ready to hire you. So, you need a way to stay in touch with those people. An easy way is with an autoresponder, such as MailChimp or AWeber. It’s a tool that sends out emails automatically to people who sign up on your website. You write up the emails once, and they go out without any more work on your part. Usually, you’ll need to offer some kind of “freebie” (or “lead magnet”) to get people to sign up for your emails.

Delivery Platform

If you have materials such as PDFs, templates, checklists, or recordings, you’ll need a way to deliver them to your clients. For documents, it can be as simple as using Google Docs. You upload the document and give the link to your clients. But if you want something fancier, you can use a platform such as Teachable, LearnDash, Kajabi, or OptimizePress Member. Using one of these software programs ensures that your materials are only available to people you designate (password-protected).

Coaching Documents

You will also need some coaching documents such as a client agreement, client feedback form, Wheel of Life chart, intake session form, invoice form, client action sheet, and client info form. There may be others that you’ll need depending on your topic.

5-Business systems

You will need to set up several systems so your business runs smoothly.

Here are the ones I recommend:

a) Content Creation system

b) Lead generation system

c) Social media marketing system

d) Sales conversion system

e) Onboarding clients system

f) Client retention system

g) Follow-up system

Content Creation system

The first system you will need to set up is content creation for your business. That means creating valuable content that educates people, tells them what you do, and how to hire you. As you market your business, you will always be creating content. This includes content in your branding, your blogs, your website pages, and your email campaigns, and it all supports lead generation. You will always be creating content to keep your name in front of the people in your audience.

Lead generation system

How will you find prospects to talk to about your services? That’s what we call “lead generation.” Leads are potential clients who are attracted to your content. So you need to have a system for attracting them.

There will be people who are attracted to your content and consume it, but aren’t ready to hire you yet. And if you don’t have a system for staying in touch with them until they are ready, you’re leaving money on the table. That’s where your autoresponder comes in—you can use it to build a list of leads that you can keep in touch with.

It’s helpful to have a gift of some kind to offer potential leads, so they get on your list. Called a “freebie” or “lead magnet”, this is a small piece of content that your audience wants and needs so much that they are willing to give you their email address, knowing that you will be sending them more content.

The lead magnet leads them to an email series that you have on your autoresponder. These emails educate your leads more about the problem they face and how you can help them solve it. Your autoresponder email series leads to an enrollment conversation, a free consultation or “discovery call,” where you enroll them into your coaching program.

This system also may include using ads to re-target people who clicked on your links to encourage them to connect with you.

Social media marketing system

A necessary part of lead generation is marketing on social media. It’s a whole system in itself! You will need to make social media posts, which include content and graphics, to distribute to the platforms you are using. Part of this system involves having a regular time for engaging with people on social media who are potential clients. You will have to do more market research to find out where to find your ideal leads on social media.

This system can also include advertising on various platforms. Each one is different, and, to stay organized, you should focus on one platform at a time, so you can get a steady stream of leads from it before you start working on another one. Also, there are ways to automate your social media marketing.

Sales conversion system

Once you get a lead into a free sales conversation, you need to have a set of steps to take them through to see if they are right for your program or service.

Here is a sample conversation formula:

a) Warm Up Questions – icebreakers

b) Setting Expectations – your agenda for the call

c) Making the Promise – what they will get out of the call

d) Qualifying Questions – their ability to invest

e) Personal Questions – their reason for consulting with you

f) Offer – your solution

g) Close – your call-to-action

h) Technical Questions/Objection handling – help them make a decision

There are many courses available on sales conversation techniques and formulas. Know that salesmanship is an acquired skill that anyone can learn.

Onboarding clients system

Once you have enrolled a new client, there needs to be a procedure or onboarding process that they go through. This can include a welcome letter or welcome package, registration on your delivery platform, getting their personal information, or filling out a questionnaire.

Client retention system

It’s a lot easier to reenroll a current client than to find a new client, so it’s a good idea to have a client retention system. Current clients have already been sold once and they know and trust you. So it doesn’t take as much work to convince them to buy again. Part of this system is how you treat your clients while they are working with you. The other part is keeping in touch with them after their program is over and introducing them to the next step or another program. This can be done through an email series or phone calls.

Follow-up system

One more system a life coach needs is for following up with people. There are 4 follow-up series that you need to create:

a) People opting in for your “lead magnet

b) Prospects you meet on social media platforms

c) Current clients who are in one of your programs

d) Past clients who need the next step

The thing to keep in mind is that people are more likely to buy from you if you follow up with them regularly with courteous, helpful, non-pushy contact via email or phone calls.

In Conclusion

Becoming a life coach can be as exciting as it is formidable! And as a life coach you may run into some unique challenges. But there are ways to deal with it. We discussed what life coaching is and the 5 steps that need to be in place in order to launch a coaching business.

There are other things you can do too. You can hire a coach to help you. You can take extra trainings. And you can become a member of a life coach association, such as the International Association of Professional Life Coaches®. Membership will give you visibility, credibility, and business and marketing training. Visit the website to see if it’s a good fit for you!

How to Improve a Newspaper Design in Four Easy Steps

Do you ever wonder why there are some newspapers that are really popular and have a wide readership? Then, try to take a look at their design. Remember, the first thing that people get to see in a newspaper is its layout. Nobody would bother reading the whole paper, especially if it doesn’t look interesting. So, if you want to make your publication look more appealing and increase your readership, try to do these four easy steps to improve your newspaper design.

Purchase a Publishing Design Program

Buying a software on publishing design can help a lot in creating the perfect layout for your paper. Try to look for programs that could create layouts for you, which includes typesetting and template features. It’s also a plus if it allows you to work with text and graphics.

Set Up a Basic Template

Templates not only make your task simpler and easier but can also help you come up with great layouts. You no longer have to spend so much time copying and pasting photos, text documents and other quotation excerpts. Try to, you could choose to refer to the designs of top newspapers for you to be able to take note of the preset typefaces for headlines, bylines etc. that they use.

Pick an Identifiable Typeface for Your Logo

Another thing to do to improve your newspaper design is to have an identifiable typeface for your logo. This lets your readers know the type of content your paper has. For instance, a more formal logo denotes a formal style of writing. Since the logo would be associated to your newspaper, carefully consider the typeface that you will use for it. Keep in mind that the simpler the logo, the better it would be.

Organize the Sections of Your Newspaper

For a better reading experience, try to come up with a way on how to organize your paper’s content. One good example is to separate it into sections and pages. Also, give each section a header so your readers will not be confused when looking for specific articles that they would want to read.

A newspaper’s design is an important factor in determining whether your paper will have a lot of subscribers or not. Try to buy a publishing design program to help you speed up your layout process. Create a basic template so that designing your newspaper won’t take too much time. Choose a great logo that would represent the vision and ideals of your company. And organize the sections of your paper for better readability. By following these four simple things, you’d definitely be able to improve your newspaper design.

Fable Offers Solid Steps for Success in Business and Life

The Granite Steps is a short book, but one big on wisdom. Best of all, it is an enticing parable about a young boy without a father who is trying to make some extra money selling newspapers to help his mother and sisters. Kempton has the desire to succeed, but he doesn’t have the know-how. Fortunately, one day he meets a man, Sir Granite, who takes him under his wing and guides him. Sir Granite doesn’t seem to do much except sit around the park all day, but Kempton soon learns his new friend has a fascinating past, having had many adventures and even having been knighted by a queen; in his travels, Sir Granite has also gained a lot of wisdom and advice to offer Kempton.

The book’s title refers to the wisdom Sir Granite imparts to Kempton. The advice begins with tips on salesmanship that help Kempton become the best paperboy at the newspaper. From there, Sir Granite guides Kempton in his career choices as he outgrows selling papers and begins thinking about his career. Kempton eventually becomes interested in education and in helping children. He also falls in love, goes off to college, and begins to make the difficult life decisions that can make or break a person.

While the book begins as an innocent enough fable, by the time Kempton reaches early manhood, he starts to think he knows better than Sir Granite, and he makes some decisions that cost him dearly. I won’t give away the ending, but it’s sufficient to say the book teaches good lessons while always keeping the reader interested in the storyline.

The lessons the book offers are sprinkled throughout, each being a success principle. The first one appears when Kempton is involved in a contest to get newspaper subscriptions so he can win the prize Thanksgiving turkey for his family. Beginning to feel he will fail, Kempton receives the following advice from Sir Granite when he considers going to knock on someone’s door:

“Go up to the door and ring the doorbell,” he said. “You’ll have a moment before he answers the door. While you are waiting, say these words to yourself: ‘Mama, this sale is for you and my sisters, and I am going to get you that turkey for Thanksgiving.’ Repeat this over to yourself as many times as you can before the door opens. Then, when the door is open, ask for the guy to subscribe. Now you go do it, boy, and then hurry back here. Go on now.”

This passage is a good example of Allen’s comfortable, down-to-earth style. The small town setting, the characters, and the book’s overall tone reminded me a bit of The Andy Griffith Show. The reader feels like he’s being guided along by an omniscient narrator who is assuring us everything will turn out all right, although the narrator is actually Kempton as an older man looking back on his life.

The book can be enjoyed by readers of all ages, but I think it would actually be the perfect gift for the young reader first engaging in business-perhaps getting his or her first job, like a paper route, or a job flipping burgers, as well as the person ready to go off to college or to make a major career choice or change. Allen puts a lot of wisdom into a nutshell with each of the principles that Sir Granite offers, and the principles are easy to remember so the reader is more likely to apply them. Every reader will find something thoughtful to learn from and act upon in this book. It’s a great granite foundation to build upon.

12 Steps to Creating a Business Online


A word pervading our society, making headlines around the

world, and causing the stock market to rise and fall with

startling ease.

It seems every business news story centers on some

technology company’s “DOT-com” or “DOT-bomb”!

With all the positive and negative hoopla, business owners

of any size company can throw up their hands and feel the

“E” world has left them behind.

Every business owner, salesperson, or professional asked one

of two questions in the past year, either “Am I using e-

commerce correctly?” or “How do I effectively get involved

in e-commerce?”

You can buy hundreds of books and pay thousands in

consulting fees to analyze and debate the answer to the

first question.

To answer to the second question just follow these 12 steps.

Step 1 – Buy a domain name (your own DOT-com). Go to

http://www.NetworkSolutions.com and research names. Can a customer

easily spell and remember it?

Step 2 – Write down your online goals and prepare a time and

money budget.

How soon do you want your e-commerce site up and running?

How much will you spend?

How many hours will you devote to the site and when?

Step 3 – Surf the web to find other sites you like and

dislike. Learn from others’ successes and mistakes by taking

the best of what their sites offer and adapting it for your

own use.

Step 4 – Design your site on paper. Define elements, look,

feel, colors etc.

Step 5 – Hire a professional to set up the graphics and

navigation, but with the intention of you or your staff

maintaining the site’s day to day operations, communication

and updates.

Step 6 – Invest in a digital camera and web publishing

software such as Microsoft Front Page or Adobe Acrobat to

keep up with the site’s maintenance.

Step 7 – Maintain, change, and update your site at least

once a month. (The one exception to this rule are those one-

page, sales letter websites. Once you have one of those that

performs well and makes sales, don’t change it!!)

Step 8 – Promote your site at every opportunity. Tell people

about it. Put your web address on your business cards and in

all your ads. Some companies even advertise their web

address when they put you on hold on the telephone.

Step 9 – Give people a self-serving reason to visit your

site. Coupon savings, discounts, special incentives, free

information, and free newsletters represent excellent

enticements for attracting visitors to your site.

Step 10 – Concentrate on obtaining an email address from

every customer and potential customer.

Obtain permission to send periodic, value-added malings to

your database.

Use a list server to organize and maintain your mailing


Step 11 – Always look for and use the simplest solution or


Whether adding a shopping cart, database or other option to

your e-commerce operation, seek out and use the simplest

answer for your needs.

Step 12 – Become educated and stay current in the world of


Learn the marketing and sales techniques of the online


Speaking Well – Four Steps To Improve Your ESL EFL Students Speaking Ability

Mastery of English as a second or foreign language (ESL or EFL) comes down to how well a student speaks. He may write well, for example, get high marks on tests, or even have an accent nearly identical to a native speaker; but if he can’t express ideas, opinions, or instructions clearly in a conversation, few would call him proficient. Language is for communication after all, and that primarily means speaking.

As teachers, we continually assess the strengths and weaknesses of our classes. We then take this information and develop effective lessons, always working towards greater communicative ability which maintains a balance between fluency (getting the words out) and accuracy (using grammar and vocabulary correctly). What follows are four steps which serve as a model in planning lessons that give students ample practice time with the language. These steps also work towards free use of the language. Before the four steps, conversational ability should be defined, though.

Conversation involves the following: using the language, listening to the language, processing the information, and then responding to it. The purpose of the conversation affects the process, as does the place and the people involved. Compare English spoken to open a business meeting with English used to order at a restaurant. This language then differs from what may be needed during the business meeting, or to complain about the quality of the food.

From these examples, we can infer that a good speaker uses grammar and vocabulary effectively and accurately. We should also consider the context of the grammar and vocabulary, and how it can add nuance. For example, when, why, and to whom would a speaker describe business meetings in the following manner?:

Example A: “Even though our weekly meeting with those R&D people can be boring, I know how important it is. Let’s face it: it’s a necessary evil.”

Example B: “Ugh! Our weekly meeting with those R&D people drives me up the wall!”

Someone who speaks well would similarly understand when to use different grammar points. Native speakers “just know” the language, even if we can’t always give the whys and what fors of grammar or vocabulary. Lessons which involve speaking activities should always strive to build and reinforce these skills. In time, decisions in language usage like the above become more regular, or even subconscious.

Preparation: Allow the students to prepare for the tasks ahead with an effective warm-up. This gives everyone in the class ample opportunity to get their English wheels turning. Adequate time translates into fewer mistakes while you’re presenting and drilling the target language, so comprehension and use of the new language increases.

Present: Next present the topic for discussion, target grammar, or any vocabulary selected for the lesson. The warm up can serve as a springboard into the topic. For example, write on the board any synonyms of today’s key words used by the students, and then introduce the target vocab. Or if you focus on grammar, write several sentences from the warm up that will highlight the target structure. In both cases, information from the warm up gets recycled, thus providing a more efficient use of class time. The grammar or vocabulary becomes more memorable, too, because of the link to the initial conversations.

Practice: After the presentation, ESL / EFL students need to practice the new material. It’s unfair to expect them to make use of the new language without adequate practice. Drills work to achieve automatically, even at higher ability levels. Tightly controlled drills with new grammar points or vocabulary lay the foundation and provide examples. Activities should then move into freer and freer use of the language, which will allow each student to integrate the lesson material with pre-existing language.

Free Use: You should always work towards real use of the language. Whereas the first part of the lesson focuses on accurate production of the language, it’s done to then allow better practice of fluency (getting the words out). Activities at the end of the lesson allow students to select vocabulary and grammar structures, and to tie the day’s material with previously studied language. These activities also let upper-level learners apply strategies, use gestures and body language, and adjust their language for the intended audience or listener.

3 Simple Steps For Coming Up With 100 Unique Business Ideas

In my last article I talked about how an idea is not going to make a business. I said what’s important is who is behind it, but you still need a business idea to start a business and the better product or idea you have the easier the process will be. Here are 3 steps you can take to easily come up with 100 business ideas in less than a year.

Step One:

Keep a file on your mobile phone named “business ideas.” If your phone does not have this capacity or you do not own a cell phone carry a small piece of paper and a pen around will you instead. What you must to is every single time any sort of business idea or product idea comes to your mind you instantly write it down in your phone with a simple sentence or two. Don’t worry about how wired of an idea it is or how stupid it may sound to you now just jot down the idea. The key to this step is that the best ideas usually arise when you are going through your daily lives. Ideas will strike you at the most interesting times when you are encountering daily problems and engaging in daily conversation. The one thing you cannot do is thinking the idea is undoable or unprofitable you must write it down anyway. As long as starting a new business is a focus for you ideas will keep coming to you during your daily life.

Step Two:

Next to your desk you must keep a notepad and it is best if the note pad can stay in view at all times (it might be best to put it on a wall you always see or next to your computer.) The reason for this is to keep you focused on your goal of coming up with new business possibilities. Label the top of these notepad business ideas. Once a week write the list you have created on your phone and list these down on your business idea note pad. It is very beneficial to keep this note pad in view and on your mind to remind you of your goal of coming up with quality business ideas.

Step Three:

This step takes the most commitment. Dedicate one hour of every week (you should usually do this after you transfer ideas from your phone to your note pad.) During this hour you must look at the ideas on your note pad and analyze them. See what the good aspects of them are and the bad ones. See if any of them can fit together in anyway or if the spark any new ideas and write any new ideas down. That should take no longer than 10 minutes.

After that, any idea on your note pad that seems reasonable in anyway should be put into a spiral notebook. Title this notebook “Business Ideas” and number the pages 1-100 or 1 to whatever number your trying to reach. For each business idea that isn’t completely ridiculous you need to write three short paragraphs. The first paragraph should be titled “Product” the second, “Market” and the third “Value.”

  • For the product paragraph simply give a brief explanation of the business model or product.
  •  In the market paragraph describe whom you will be selling this product to. You must be more specific than 18-24 year old males. It should be something similar to 18-24 year old male college students who go to the University of Oregon and golf recreationally. The more specific the better.
  • In the value paragraph you need to explain the value your customer will obtain by buying this product. If this is hard to come up with it probably isn’t a very good business idea because it has no real value for your customers.

Filling out the spiral notebook will take different amounts of time depending on how many entries you have that week, but each entry should not take more than 8-12 minutes to make. If it does you are spending too much time on it.

You should have some extra time after this (if not that’s OK and you have already added a lot of products to your notebook.) Spend the rest of the time analyzing the ideas on your notepad, revisit some old ones and come up with new ideas to add to the spiral notebook. You can also read some of your old product ideas to see if you can come up with some variations for new product ideas. Basically spend any extra time focused on thinking about new product ideas.

Once you have filled your notebook with business ideas you can look over all of them and pick the most promising and write full business plans for them. Not all of them will look very attractive, but you are bound to have a few that catch your eye as having some good potential or maybe even a few that you really have you motivated to get started.

The “100 Business Idea Journal” is a great way of coming up with some quality business ideas to get started with, but for it to work you must be serious about coming up with some quality product ideas. After a while you should start getting a few solid business ideas outlined every week and be getting closer to starting a business that you find really has some potential.

Internet Home Business Opportunities – How to Boom Your Business in 3 Easy Steps

How To Make Internet Home Business Opportunities Boom Instantly?

I’m not one to mock your intelligence over the matter but we all know that most Internet home business opportunities doesn’t make you rich overnight. Instead people who so called ‘made it’ are really people who follow a certain step to success.

What is this well kept secret that they possess which possibly have eluded you for all the wrong reasons? While you frantically rush to get the answer fast I have news for you: your answer has arrived in 3 short steps.

Step 1: Be A Believer In Your Own Opportunity

Everywhere you look there are numerous Internet home business opportunities all over the web. Heck, I’ll bet your inbox is just flooded with tons of ways to make money online. Dare I say that it is not easy to believe every single thing you hear about online anymore.

However, if you want to really prosper beyond your wildest dreams you will need to start with your own belief system. What opportunities will drive you delirious even if you gotta to it for close to nothing?

Step 2: Plug Into The System And Work On It

You see, business-in-a-box often times make the best of the marketing game there is which you will see “this is a fool proof system” plastered all over the website. Not all over but its pretty obvious once you are near the ‘buy now’ button.

Systems are meant for you and I to put our hands to work and no matter what there is still work involved. The question is, how much time and money are you willing to invest into your business system? Think about this before going onto the next step.

Step 3: Profits Come In Many Different Sizes

Last but not least, we are all in it for the money even if you are involved in some of the most ground breaking Internet home business opportunities. Face the truth about making some serious profits can be a struggle to even high fliers sometimes.

You will need to recognize that if an opportunity doesn’t pay you much after so much sales then it should be time to move on. No matter how much you love it, better remember that you are a marketer and a 3rd person not the product owner.

The Real Secret To Booming In The Gloom Times

My best advice would be instead of just marketing Internet home business opportunities, consider giving yourself a chance to create your own products when you have the chance to. This way you can have a taste of both marketing your own products and also someone else’s products at the same time for a complete evaluation.

How to Start A House Cleaning Business In 7 Simple Steps

One of the main reasons people start businesses is to make money. For some it’s a blessing to make money doing something they love. I’m not saying that you have to love house cleaning in order to have a successful house cleaning business; however it would be a good idea if you didn’t hate it.

How much money you make depends on how big you want your business to be. It could be a one person operation where you set up at home and service areas close to home, or you could set up a commercial office and hire people to work for you.

Here are 7 simple steps to get you started on your own house cleaning business.

1) Decide exactly what kind of house cleaning services you will offer.

Here you decided what cleaning you will do, like making beds, vacuuming, mopping and waxing floors, dusting and so on. Also note what you won’t do, e.g. laundry. You can also decide to specialize, e.g. by cleaning carpets only, or cleaning suspended ceilings only.

2) Pricing your housecleaning service.

To have an idea of how to charge for your housecleaning service, use your competition. Check your telephone directory and the classified ads section in your local newspapers for cleaning businesses, call them up (pretend to be a prospective client) and find out exactly what cleaning services they offer and how much they charge. With this information gathered decide the best price to charge for your cleaning service.

3) Workout startup costs.

For this you need to consider, tools, material, transport, advertising, insurance etc. Write down a list all the tools and material you need, like cleaners, sponges, mops, carpet cleaning equipment etc. Next find out the cost of each item on the list and write it down next to the item.

Transport: you will have to estimate your costs here. You see it depends on where your client is located and your means of transportation to get to your client. (Having your own vehicle would be to your advantage).

Advertising: You can use free advertising (word of mouth) and paid advertising (classifieds, telephone directory ads etc). Phone calls to your local newspaper and the telephone company who publish your telephone directory will tell you the cost of placing ads.

Once you’ve gathered all this information, calculate your total startup costs.

4) Name your business.

Choosing an appropriate name for your house cleaning business is important. Here are a few examples I got of the internet, ‘Maid Brigade’, ‘All Shine Cleaning’, ‘White Glove Cleaning Service’. Please avoid using ‘Your Name Cleaning Services’. Using your own name as part of your business name is over done by many house cleaning businesses. Brainstorm and come up with a name that helps you stand out of the crowd.

5) Learn the zoning regulations of your community.

Check the city clerk’s Office or your local library for a copy for a copy of the zoning laws governing your community. Your reason for doing this is that some zoning regulations prohibit home businesses in a community.

6) Do a few free cleaning jobs.

Well you’re not actually doing them for free. You’re doing them in exchange for references (these add to your credibility for future paying clients and are invaluable). You can offer these free cleaning jobs to friends, non profit organizations in your communities etc.

7) Get your first paying client then get another and another and another and so on.

Tell everyone you know that you’ve started a cleaning business and place ads in the local newspapers. In the beginning you need to spend most of your time and money getting paying clients. However, the more clients you get the less time and money you spend on marketing and more time you spend on cleaning and making your clients happy.

This is just the beginning. Once you start making money take a house cleaning business course to help you better manage your business in terms of growth, accounting, taxes, insurance better marketing strategies and more.

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Four Steps in Attracting Investors Into Your Business

Do you need more investment in your business but can’t seem to attract more investors? Have you resorted to asking family and friends to invest in your business?

Do you know that there are a lot of people who are seeking opportunities to invest in a lucrative business that can make their money grow without them having to do anything? If your business is profitable but just needs some cash to give it a boost, then you have a lot of potential partners waiting out there. You don’t have to grovel among family members to get them to sign up with you.

Here are some tips on how to simply attract investors into your business.

1. Make a business plan. Be ready to present your business to any interested investor at all times, and this should be done the professional way. The manner by which you present your business is sometimes more important than what you actually have to present. If your business is only just starting up and has not proven anything yet, you can convince investors about the potential of your business with the way you sell your business to them.

So how can you present your business the professional way? The first step is to prepare a business plan with all the details regarding your business, from its history, current standing, and your goals and strategies for the business’s future. The business plan should be written properly and presented in a clean format.

2. Give them all the information they need. Present the business plan together with other important information, such as market data and information about competitors. Most importantly, be honest about your financial status. Make it clear what you are planning to do with their investment? Is it going to fund any new equipment that will make the business grow? Is it for a business expansion? Present a clear and accurate financial breakdown.

3. Tell them what’s in it for them. Present all these along with a draft of an investor agreement so they can read through the terms and conditions if they do decide to invest in your company. This will give them an idea of what to expect and what they will likely get from the investment, and when they will get it.

4. Be confident. It is difficult talking to investors and convincing them to put money into your business. But there’s one solution to this: you have to be confident in yourself, your abilities, and in the potential of your business. You have to believe that you are a good manager, that you have the right skills and abilities to make the business grow, and that the business has a promising future. This is better than anxiously pleading with them or shyly asking them to make an investment. Do not let yourself think that you or your business do not deserve the financial aid that investors are willing to give. Just think that your business is an amazing opportunity and they’ll be making a mistake not to invest in it.

If you believe in all these positive thoughts, your belief will turn into action and behavior. Your investors will feel your confidence and will feel assured in your ability to lead the business well. They will be convinced of the potential of the business.

If you are having doubts, bombard yourself with positive subliminal messages to plant positive thoughts and beliefs in your subconscious. You can convince your subconscious that:

My business is an amazing opportunity.

I am a good manager.

I handle business well.

I am a smart and capable businessman.

I can make my business grow and my investors rich.

My business is worth investing in.

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