Wednesday, September 27, 2006

You Must Have Integrity Before Enjoying Success!

If you are going to be successful in your online business or any home based business for that matter, then, integrity must come before your financial success. Many people are financially successful on the internet, but some have forgotten the meaning of true success.

As Jim Rohn (One of the all time favorite motivational speakers) says, quite often, it is far more important of who you are becoming, then, what you are earning. Jim even goes so far as to say that you should work toward becoming a millionaire, not for the money, but because of who you will become in achieving the goal.

The stress is on becoming a better person. A person who has integrity. Integrity is being able to be counted on, to be depended upon, if you say that you are going to provide a service or product for a certain amount of money, then you do it. You are looking out for your customers, as well as yourself.

In most cases your reputation will precede you! You may think that no one is discovering your flawed business manners, but actually, the word is spreading, and on the net, it spreads quite rapidly.

One of the universal laws of business success is that financial success follows hard, honest work. In other words, "help enough people get what they want and you will find that you receive what you want." However, if you are just looking out for you, you are only hurting yourself in the long run. Wouldn't the internet be so much better if we were all watching out for each other?

One important lesson I have learned when it comes to making a sale is that people buy from those whom they trust. If they trust you they will buy from you. If your integrity is guiding you as you make your presentation to others it will come across to your potential buyer. You are more likely to make that sell with your integrity guiding you, then, any other aspect in your presentation.

It does not matter how well you intellectually present your service or product, if they detect flaws in your character you might as well close up your brief case and go home.

Perhaps, even of a greater reward for being a man or women of integrity is that you will sleep better at night just knowing you did your best to sincerely help others achieve their dreams. What can be more rewarding than to help others reach their goals?

If you have children perhaps that would be the ultimate reason to have integrity to lead you. Your children will have someone that they can be proud of and more importantly someone whom they can trust!

So whether you are searching for home business success or general success in life, go forward with integrity and honesty. Help others and you, in return, will be rewarded.

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Friday, September 22, 2006

Blog Trackbacks - Use Them to Your Advantage

Welcome back biz tips readers. I apologize for the long delay since the last post. I moved half way across the country (I now live in Orange County, Calfornia) and my internet was not connected yet, so I have not been online in almost a month. Anyway, today's free home business tips is about blog trackbacks...

Many people don't know what a blog trackback is so let me start off today by telling you what a blog trackback is... A trackback is a type of blog feature that is used to associate blog posts on different blogs - or a way to notify a website or another blog that you have published an entry that references it. The result of this is that two or more different blogs are able to share readers.

The description above is a little hard to soak in so here is an example: Say you just posted an article to your blog about Free Home Business Tips. Now, as you are surfing the internet, you run across a similar or related post on another blog. So, you could use the trackback feature to notify the person who posted the other post about Home Business Tips that there is a similar post on your blog.

When your trackback, which is the permalink to your post, appears on the other blog's post, that blog's readers find out that you have something to say about Home Business and may even pay your blog a visit to find out more.

In order to create a trackback, you have to get the trackback URL from the post where you want to send your trackback notification. It will be shown on the blog as a Trackback URL or possibly a Permalink. Once you have found it, copy the URL into the correct place in your blog's post. Your blog software will have some notation like Trackback URL identified for where the Trackback URL would go.

Once you have done this, save and republish your blog. Your blog software will automatically send the Trackback ping to the target blog's post. So now your trackback, which is the permalink to your post, will be listed on the other blog's post after that blog owner has approved it.

The trackback feature works by actually sending a ping from your blog to the blog you are trackbacking to notify them of your post. This also causes your post to be listed on the other blog, after it has been approved of course.

Trackbacks should be used to elaborate on or add to a related post. So if your post is on Free Home Business Tips, your trackback on another blog should also be about that related subject. Blog comments can be used for posting non specific comments on blogs where trackbacks are topic related specific posts.

You may have noticed that by trackbacking you are essentially placing your link (permalink) on another blog, which creates a backlink to your blog. For this reason, when you set up your blog, modify the permalink structure to be more search engine friendly. This can be done a few different ways, but you want a structure that ends up having keywords in it as opposed to having more dynamic looking links.

By having the backlinks to your blog and by having them relevant to the content of your blog, you now have the ability of improving your blog's page rank. Those backlinks will strengthen both your link popularity and your link relevancy which will bring your blog more organic search engine traffic.

It should be noted that trackbacks should be used with care and NOT used as a method for spamming other people's blogs. Use trackbacks wisely and they can help you out a lot.

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