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Finding Business Success In The Details

Aug 17, 2007
Whether you have an online business or a brick and mortar, you have to pay attention to the details to find success.

If you have an online business, hopefully you take a look at your site's stats once in a while. If you do you can catch a glimpse into the minds of each of your prospects.

How long do they stick around your site? Do they stay for one second, five seconds, 30 seconds, or 10 minutes? Many online business owners don't realize that online prospects will make a decision about your site within the first five seconds. If people are backing out right away, you better find out why in a hurry!

How professional does your site appear? Is it properly organized and easy to navigate? Would your prospects have a difficult time finding what they're looking for? How well have you payed attention to these details? What makes your site appealing? Does it have a fun, fresh look?

Hopefully these are questions that you've already asked yourself. If you haven't, ask them now. A good first impression is all about the details. Has your site won any design awards? Do you have any security certificates? If you can answer these questions in the affirmative, make sure you display them on your site. A nice award or certificate can go a long way towards establishing trust with your potential prospects.

If your business is of the brick and mortar type, you should be asking yourselves the same kinds of questions. How much have you worked on the appearance of your business? Sadly, many prospects will judge you on the appearance of your business, and not on the quality of your business.

If you want to find more success you must appear more successful. As you appear more successful, you will more easily be able to establish a trusting relationship with your prospects.

Have you tried new layouts and designs at your store or place of business? Spending $10,000 on an interior designer could easily bring in a substantial profit, especially if you're in the retail business. There is an absolute correlation between the appearance of your store and its ability to sell.

How well do you take care of yourself? Do you appear to be successful? If there are things you can work on, I would suggest getting after it! The way you dress, groom, and act will make a huge impact on your employees and prospects. Do you respect yourself? Have you been eating a healthy diet and exercising?

Don't think for a second that you can be an effective motivator if you aren't living a healthy lifestyle. Take care of yourself and I think you'll be amazed at the increase in self-respect from others and from yourself.

You can truly find more success by paying attention to the details.
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Courtney helps others to make money online free by writing articles on finding success and online business.
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