How to protect a retirement plan in a down market

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Market corrections are a worry for all investors, but they can pose a particularly big problem for people who have just retired and are starting to dip into savings.

Each time retirees sell stock, it digs a hole out of which their portfolio must climb to keep producing the same amount of income over time. The more they sell — and the earlier — the deeper the hole.

This doesn’t mean it’s always bad for a retiree to sell stock. Selling when the market is strong can be not only profitable but responsible, especially as a way of keeping portfolio allocations in line with investment goals. Selling during a correction, however, when stock prices may have fallen to a fraction of their recent market value, not only might yield a lot less return per share, it could cause a retiree to run low on resources sooner than expected.

“If you get off course at the beginning, it could be very difficult to recover,” says Dan Keady, chief financial planning strategist at New York-based financial services firm TIAA.

Despite recurring volatility, most retirees must hold some stocks to keep pace with inflation. For those investors in particular, it’s important to have a Plan B to cover ongoing financial needs so that if stocks crater, the retiree can avoid being forced to sell shares at depressed levels.

Mr. Keady recommends being proactive and taking steps ahead of retirement, like projecting spending needs, matching them against expected income and creating a reserve with something other than equities to help cover shortfalls. Being better prepared also might include planning ways to cut spending.

Here are some thoughts and suggestions from advisers and planners on how to minimize the risk:

1. First do the math. A good place to start is to estimate how much of your monthly budget would not be covered by fixed sources of income, such as dividends, interest, pensions and Social Security. Most people mistakenly think this involves the tedious process of adding up a year’s worth of receipts, says Joe Lucey, who heads Secured Retirement Advisors LLC in St. Louis Park, Minn. The much easier method, Mr. Lucey says, is to tally all the money taken from bank accounts in 12 months that hasn’t been stashed away somewhere else. Next, calculate the income expected regularly from Social Security, pensions or other sources.

Once you know what the gap between expenses and income will be, set aside a cash reserve or other fixed-income asset big enough to spin off cash to cover that gap until the market recovers. This provides a buffer, says Jim Barnash, an adviser at SGL Financial, Buffalo Grove, Ill. A retiree’s regular flow of income often covers as much as two-thirds of their total spending. But it’s that uncovered third that represents how much a person has to withdraw from savings to maintain a certain level of spending.

There is no way of knowing with any certainty how long a downturn will last, and thus how big that reserve needs to be exactly. But most corrections, Mr. Barnash says, with the exception of the 2008-09 crisis, last three to nine months.

2. Balance with safer stuff. The non-equities part of a portfolio should be a mix of cash and bank certificates of deposit or highly rated short-term bonds, experts say.

Money-market yields have been rising as the Federal Reserve raises short-term interest rates. Some federally insured money-market accounts now pay 1.75% to 2% a year.

Because certificates of deposit and bonds with slightly longer maturities offer better rates than cash, advisers often create a basket of CDs or individual bonds with sequential annual maturities — a so-called ladder — to ensure a steady replenishment of cash in a portfolio.

Buying individual bonds can be challenging for nonprofessionals, but investors could also consider an ETF that invests in short-term government bonds, says Nikolaas Schuurmans, founder of advisory firm Pure Portfolios in Portland, Ore.

While the share price will fluctuate with shifts in market sentiment, such ETFs pose relatively little risk and could easily be sold to raise more cash, he says. Mr. Schuurmans uses Schwab Short-Term U.S. Treasury (SCHO), which charges 0.06% annually in expenses. A similar option, Vanguard Short-Term Treasury ETF (VGSH), has an expense ratio of 0.07%.

3. Watch the equity allocation. Although it’s important to own some stocks, after about nine years of rising markets, many people may own more stocks than they think. Some also may be out of the habit of rebalancing a portfolio periodically and staying well-diversified, says Spuds Powell, managing director of the Los Angeles-based advisory firm Kayne Anderson Rudnick.

One thing to do right away: If the equity allocation has surged much above 60% — a common benchmark for how much to keep in stocks — consider paring it back, advisers say.

4. Plan to tighten the belt. Many people believe they will spend less in retirement than when they were working, says SGL Financial’s Mr. Barnash. Actually, the opposite can be true, at least in the first few years. New retirees have more time to spend money and may indulge in expensive luxuries, such as traveling abroad.

Retirees often don’t react well to suggestions that they spend less, but “realistically, you might have to cut spending some if there is a market downturn,” says Mr. Keady of TIAA. One way he suggests of imposing self-discipline on spending is to keep annual withdrawals from savings at a constant rate, which might be around 4% a year. Thus, if a portfolio’s principal value fell during a market correction, an investor would be withdrawing less while stock prices were lower, reducing sequence-of-return risk.

Advisers also sometimes suggest that people delay taking Social Security for a few years, because that can mean getting larger future Social Security payments, building in a higher level of dependable income.

5. Be wary of borrowing. Many people have substantial equity tied up in a home, and there are multiple ways of tapping it. A retiree could create a contingency reserve by taking out a home-equity loan or a line of credit and drawing against it, if necessary, during a market correction.

But in most cases, advisers caution against that. The strategy could backfire if a correction proved much deeper or longer than usual, leaving a borrower with a hefty debt burden.

“For people who have retired, whether they are taking regular withdrawals from savings or not, borrowing usually doesn’t make sense because it tends to increase risk,” says Mr. Powell of Kayne Anderson Rudnick.

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Entrepreneur, Howard Martell

Entrepreneur, Howard Martell

Which Worldprofit tool does Howard Martell use to make sales?

Howard loves this tool.

Howard is consistently on Worldprofit’s Top Sellers list.

Like you, Howard’s a busy person. He works full time and operates his own successful online business too.

Want to be successful? Do what other successful people do. Here’s how to get your hands on this tool.

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Here’s what your Virtual Sales Assistant allows you to do:
(this is LESSON 105 in your Bootcamp Lessons)

1. You can enter a FOLLOW UP Date and queue an email letter to be sent on that date that includes an offer and a purchase link.
2. You can use the emails we have created already.
3. You can create your own customized emails for your own programs.
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5. Shortly, you will also have the option of sending an EMAIL letter, or a VIDEO Email, or an AUDIO email to your prospects.
6. Your Daily Prospect Manager Report that is emailed to you includes a section that summarizes your scheduled Virtual Sales Assistant Messages.
7. Your scheduled Follow up letters will be handled by your Virtual Sales Assistant saving you time, keeping you organized and making it easy for your prospects to order with a direct sales link.
8. You also get an ADMIN area where you can see an Activity Report for all your Letters to check if they are sent or queued and delete if necessary.

Now, if you are involved in your own affiliate or MLM program, you can CUSTOMIZE the email letter and order links for your own programs. Just enter the details of the prospect the program of interest and the follow up date. Customize your follow up letter, select and save it and your Virtual Sales Assistant does the rest.

To conform with Spam laws, each letter by necessity will have an integrated REMOVE link for anyone who no longer wishes to receive your follow up emails.

Your Worldprofit Virtual Sales Assistant helps you…

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-add branding to your messages and personalization with the option to use standard email, VIDEO or AUDIO in your follow up emails.

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Virginia Beach digital marketing agency Home Profit Coach updated its services and resources. The company aims to help local businesses in Virginia Beach and nationwide implement the latest digital marketing strategies for improved online success.

Virginia Beach, United States – January 22, 2018 /PressCable/ —

Home Profit Coach, a digital marketing agency based in Virginia Beach, launched an updated range of services for local businesses looking to improve their digital presence and connect with more potential clients. Clients benefit from email marketing, mobile optimization and lead generation services. The company also offering a full range of informative resources on the most efficient digital marketing strategies.

More information can be found at http://homeprofitcoach.com/tb12.

With more than 90% of all consumers using digital resources before contacting local businesses, establishing a reputable, high-visibility online profile has become essential for companies in all industries. Studies show that more than 93% of all online experiences begin on Google, making it essential for local businesses to improve their local search engine ranking.

Home Profit Coach offers a variety of resources on leveraging the latest digital marketing developments for maximum marketing efficiency.

Clients benefit from extensive guides on mobile optimization lead generation, email marketing and follow up. These resources are essential for companies looking to adapt their online profiles to the latest digital marketing developments, as more than half of all online traffic is accounted for by mobile devices.

Having a mobile-optimized lead generation process and implementing effective internet marketing strategies like lead capture and email marketing is thus essential for companies looking to connect with the ever-expanding mobile audience.

Local businesses in Virginia Beach and worldwide can also find a variety of resources on effective lead generation strategies. From advertising to video marketing campaigns, Home Profit Coach provides a full range of resources to help businesses improve their market reach and connect with more potential clients.

A free mobile marketing resource is available at http://homeprofitcoach.com/tb12.

The recent service update is part of the company’s efforts to provide cutting-edge digital marketing services and resources for companies in Virginia Beach and all around the globe. Home Profit Coach is also available for custom marketing programs for local businesses in all industries.

Interested parties can find more information by visiting the above-mentioned website.

Contact Info:
Name: Howard Martell
Email: homeprofitcoach2012@gmail.com
Organization: HomeProfitCoach LLC
Address: 2176 Tarleton Oaks Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464, United States
Phone: +1-757-647-2886

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Virginia Beach Lead Generation Expert Email Marketing Resources Launched

Virginia Beach digital marketing agency Home Profit Coach updated its services and resources. The company aims to help local businesses in Virginia Beach and nationwide implement the latest digital marketing strategies for improved online success.

Virginia Beach, United States – January 22, 2018 /PressCable/ —

Home Profit Coach, a digital marketing agency based in Virginia Beach, launched an updated range of services for local businesses looking to improve their digital presence and connect with more potential clients. Clients benefit from email marketing, mobile optimization and lead generation services. The company also offering a full range of informative resources on the most efficient digital marketing strategies.

More information can be found at http://homeprofitcoach.com/tb12.

With more than 90% of all consumers using digital resources before contacting local businesses, establishing a reputable, high-visibility online profile has become essential for companies in all industries. Studies show that more than 93% of all online experiences begin on Google, making it essential for local businesses to improve their local search engine ranking.

Home Profit Coach offers a variety of resources on leveraging the latest digital marketing developments for maximum marketing efficiency.

Clients benefit from extensive guides on mobile optimization lead generation, email marketing and follow up. These resources are essential for companies looking to adapt their online profiles to the latest digital marketing developments, as more than half of all online traffic is accounted for by mobile devices.

Having a mobile-optimized lead generation process and implementing effective internet marketing strategies like lead capture and email marketing is thus essential for companies looking to connect with the ever-expanding mobile audience.

Local businesses in Virginia Beach and worldwide can also find a variety of resources on effective lead generation strategies. From advertising to video marketing campaigns, Home Profit Coach provides a full range of resources to help businesses improve their market reach and connect with more potential clients.

A free mobile marketing resource is available at http://homeprofitcoach.com/tb12.

The recent service update is part of the company’s efforts to provide cutting-edge digital marketing services and resources for companies in Virginia Beach and all around the globe. Home Profit Coach is also available for custom marketing programs for local businesses in all industries.

Interested parties can find more information by visiting the above-mentioned website.

Contact Info:
Name: Howard Martell
Email: homeprofitcoach2012@gmail.com
Organization: HomeProfitCoach LLC
Address: 2176 Tarleton Oaks Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23464, United States
Phone: +1-757-647-2886

For more information, please visit http://homeprofitcoach.com/tb12/

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The internet is the future. If you have or will have a business, whether it be local or online, having a presence on the web is essential to survival. Marketing your website and business on the web is confusing and difficult for most average business owners. This article will give you some pointers on ways that you too can effectively promote your business online.

When designing a website to market a product or service online, include a “resources” section. Adding a resources section attracts potential clients to your site by increasing your search engine ranking. It also means that viewers of your site are more likely to return to view those resources, and might end up buying your product later.

A very good marketing tool is placing ads for your business on Craigslist. You have to be careful though because ads placed in separate cities that have the same info will not be accepted. Try saying the same thing, but wording it in a much different way that may be specific to each city you are targeting.

Keep track of the load speed on every single page on your website. If it takes longer than 10 seconds to load, you need to fix this immediately. You can find page load testers online. People will not wait wait long for a page to load, and this will put them in your competitors hands.

Make your internet marketing efforts distinctive and stand out from your competitors. The world of online marketing is not so big that someone out there is not selling a similar product using similar tactics to yours. Research these competitors carefully and see what you can do to differentiate your services from theirs. A potential customer presented with multiple similar pitches is going to select the one that stands out.

Keep banner ads to a minimum on your own website; instead, increase the usage of buttons. Buttons are significantly smaller and take up only a small amount of space and bandwidth. You can also incorporate text links into the site design; the links are easy for users to find and can be configured so that the link opens in a new window. This will also make the site load faster, which is very important to the average consumer.

Youtube is quickly becoming one of the fastest ways to provide ads to the public for your internet marketing. The user generated network allows for you to create your ad that is thrown onto a youtube video only if it has reached a certain demographic and level of popularity

To make sure your internet marketing works well with search engines, minimize your use of site-wide links. These kinds of links are low on the totem pole of search algorithm rankings and can move your links to the end of the line in relevance. This means you fall off the first search page and get less traffic.

If you are going to use other languages than English during Internet marketing, make sure you know what the word means. Just doing an online translation of an English word will produce poor results. Ask an expert, you may have to pay for services yet it will be worth it. Look at it this way: they speak a different form of Spanish in Spain and in Mexico. You want to target the right people with the right words.

As stated in the beginning, having an active presence for your business online is essential in today’s business economy and market. Consumers want to find you in search results and check you out online before they visit your physical location. Now that you have a better understanding of what you can do, your business should see the benefits in no time.

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The internet is the future. If you have or will have a business, whether it be local or online, having a presence on the web is essential to survival. Marketing your website and business on the web is confusing and difficult for most average business owners. This article will give you some pointers on ways that you too can effectively promote your business online.

When designing a website to market a product or service online, include a “resources” section. Adding a resources section attracts potential clients to your site by increasing your search engine ranking. It also means that viewers of your site are more likely to return to view those resources, and might end up buying your product later.

A very good marketing tool is placing ads for your business on Craigslist. You have to be careful though because ads placed in separate cities that have the same info will not be accepted. Try saying the same thing, but wording it in a much different way that may be specific to each city you are targeting.

Keep track of the load speed on every single page on your website. If it takes longer than 10 seconds to load, you need to fix this immediately. You can find page load testers online. People will not wait wait long for a page to load, and this will put them in your competitors hands.

Make your internet marketing efforts distinctive and stand out from your competitors. The world of online marketing is not so big that someone out there is not selling a similar product using similar tactics to yours. Research these competitors carefully and see what you can do to differentiate your services from theirs. A potential customer presented with multiple similar pitches is going to select the one that stands out.

Keep banner ads to a minimum on your own website; instead, increase the usage of buttons. Buttons are significantly smaller and take up only a small amount of space and bandwidth. You can also incorporate text links into the site design; the links are easy for users to find and can be configured so that the link opens in a new window. This will also make the site load faster, which is very important to the average consumer.

Youtube is quickly becoming one of the fastest ways to provide ads to the public for your internet marketing. The user generated network allows for you to create your ad that is thrown onto a youtube video only if it has reached a certain demographic and level of popularity

To make sure your internet marketing works well with search engines, minimize your use of site-wide links. These kinds of links are low on the totem pole of search algorithm rankings and can move your links to the end of the line in relevance. This means you fall off the first search page and get less traffic.

If you are going to use other languages than English during Internet marketing, make sure you know what the word means. Just doing an online translation of an English word will produce poor results. Ask an expert, you may have to pay for services yet it will be worth it. Look at it this way: they speak a different form of Spanish in Spain and in Mexico. You want to target the right people with the right words.

As stated in the beginning, having an active presence for your business online is essential in today’s business economy and market. Consumers want to find you in search results and check you out online before they visit your physical location. Now that you have a better understanding of what you can do, your business should see the benefits in no time.

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Making money online is something that almost every computer user has considered trying at least one time or another. Unfortunately, most people get burned or find that their efforts fail, so they ultimately give up. If you’re having trouble with a home business, make sure you read these tips.

Come up with a business plan. When you have a plan and write it down, you not only feel more organized but also it helps your mind to come up with great ideas. Before you know it, you’ll be coming up with all sorts of imaginative ways to develop your business, that you would never have thought of, if you hadn’t put your plan on paper.

When you are preparing your product for pickup or delivery add a special touch to the packaging. A small gesture like a personal note or an additional product sample, makes customers feel like you care and that you paid particular attention to their order. This will turn them into repeat customers.

If you have the knowledge, promoting a business need not be tough. Creating a website is a good option for home businesses. It is possible to set up a website in just a day. It is often possible to register domains for free, but most others are very cheap. When your profits increase, you’ll see the benefits firsthand.

Maintain a professional attitude as you begin your home business. Keep your personal life and your professional life separate. Just because you are working from home, does not mean that you should engage in any family responsibilities during the time that you are supposed to be working. You will not be successful if you do not put the time into running your business efficiently.

It is important to remember when running a home business that many of your customers are normal people that work normal hours. Just because you have the freedom to work whenever doesn’t mean they do. Be sure to establish a schedule that fits not only your needs, but your customer’s needs.

Take the time to network and advertise. Just because you are working at home doesn’t mean you don’t need business contacts. Schedule meetings outside of your home to get away, and meet others in your field. Using networking and marketing events is a great way to build up your network.

Seek out advice from a tax professional. They can help you find ways in which you may be able to reduce the amount of taxable business income at the end of the year. Paying a professional for an hour or two of consultation will pay off in the long run if it saves you money.

Analyze the needs of your community to help create a successful home business. Many people would start a home business if they knew what business to start. The easiest way to figure this out is to do research to discover what services or products your community is missing. Filling this whole in your local market can have lucrative results.

Do not post your home address online or on your business cards. Open up a PO Box that you will use for all business related issues. There are a lot of crazy people in the world and you do not want to give them directions to your house.

The last thing you want to have happen is to get burned with any method you decide to try. When opening your home business, be sure that you’re always using solid information like what you’ve just learned here. Without it, you’re setting yourself up for failure as a novice competing with the wolves.

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Video marketing is a business strategy of which many people have failed to take full advantage. By spending a bit of time to gain a thorough understanding of the subject, it is possible to get truly impressive results. The advice and tips that follow are a great place to begin your studies and get your plan off the ground.

Who on your team is the most motivating? Who is the best speaker? This is the person to put on camera on behalf of your company. You don’t have to have the CEO or a sales person reading the sales pitch, instead focus on the person who will do the best job of selling your firm or products.

Use events such as expos and trade shows to interview experts. You can then post the interviews on your site as a resource for your viewers. Ask the types of questions that your audience would ask and try to keep the interview as interesting as you can to hold your viewer’s attention.

When you make content for video marketing, don’t worry too much about the production value. You won’t get a lot of views just because you spent a lot of money producing something. Large corporations often use videos produced by their employees, rather than hiring actors and directors.

Place a screen capture of your company’s website in your videos. This allows users to see the setup of your website. Another valuable use of screenshots would be in tutorial videos. Save your screenshot, and with the help of video editing software, you can implement them into your videos.

Depending on what you are selling, you might not even need to film a video. If you are hoping to get people to buy a computer software product or use an online website or service, screen capturing might be a better way to go. Just create a video of what you offer and what it does while you narrate why they want it.

If you are new to video marketing, don’t worry too much about the equipment you are using. You do not need a professional television or movie camera to do video marketing. A simple camera will work just fine, as long as it can deliver good quality digital videos. A webcam is never a good idea for video marketing.

Start off in the middle of the action. Don’t start by saying, “Hello, I’m so-and-so” or you’ll lose the viewer instantly. If you plan to run with the bulls, start the video while you’re running! If you make the viewer do a second take, they won’t move on to the next video.

Video tutorials are an excellent way to create new content and assist you customers. People will often search for sites with tutorial information about products or services. When they find great content, they will often share it after consuming it themselves. This is a great way to increase your visibility.

There is little room for debate regarding the massive potential video marketing can have for helping business endeavors grow. Education is key, though, if such strategies are to ultimately prove successful. Remember what you have read above as you work on launching your own video marketing plan, and be prepared for amazing results.

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In the online world, it is important to “sell” your online brand so that it stands out above your competitors. That is where smart Internet marketing comes in handy. This will help visitors find and remember you, which can result in more traffic and more profits. Follow these tips to make your website stand out above the rest.

Visit the sites of your competitors. This will allow you to see what you’re up against, but it can also give you ideas about what you can do a little better or a little differently. You can use their websites for ideas about content for your own site and blog.

You can reach out to your audience on demand thanks to an email list. Create an email list about a specific topic and send out newsletters with quality content. Once you build up your email list, you can send out information about your products, in the context of your newsletter or usual format.

Have a specific goal in mind. Figure out exactly what it is you want your website to do, and aim towards that goal. Start small at first, say by increasing traffic, and then move out to other goals. Many a website has failed because they tried too much at one time.

Know your lingo. Understanding the definitions of the field you are working with is just as important as why you are delving in. Without knowing what symbols, initials, and codes actually mean, you are diving into a pool at midnight. You do not know what is in there, and it may get you hurt.

Gather testimonials from customers and publish them on your website. A testimonial builds credibility and goodwill for your business. Testimonials should highlight your business’s goods and services while demonstrating customer satisfaction. Customer testimonials should be honest and genuine. Satisfied customers will be glad to offer a few words of praise for your business.

One of the most important aspects of business is to stay as professional as possible at all times in order to separate your company from competitors. If you have a Twitter or Facebook page relating to your company, make sure to stay business professional even though you are on a social networking website.

Before you start out on your internet marketing journey. You should spend some time researching. Decide what market you are trying to break into. Know your game plan before you do anything else. The more investment you are willing to put into making things right from the start, the smoother the sailing will be once you start.

Going the email route in internet marketing can very well backfire on you and in a hurry. Make sure that any mail you’re sending is short, informative, and presents a call to action to the potential customer. The idea is for people to read your message and feel the urge to click, not to read a long story and click out of your message, out of boredom.

Viral marketing works extremely well to build up a solid customer base, but you need to do this correctly. Putting together a loosely informative, short eBook and giving it away to your customers comes across as insulting. Take your time to put together a thorough, quality product if you really want to impress your customers.

As you can see from the previous list of tips, Internet marketing can really make a difference in the strength of your online presence. It takes a lot of work, a lot of networking, and tons of patience, but it is all worth it in the end to have a successful online business.

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Starting a business can provide you with additional income or take the place of full-time job. Dedicating time to your business will turn it into a solid investment. Read this article to find some advice about running a home business to help you get where you want to go.

If you are running a home based business that involves sales, be sure you know and are comfortable with your product. You need to be able to answer questions from your clients quickly and correctly. Being knowledgeable and honest about your product will help clients to trust you, and result in repeat business.

Always keep an eye on your operation costs and keep them to a minimum. You have already begun this path by choosing to use a home office, but keep operation costs in mind in all of your choices. This way you can keep your product costs as low as possible, giving you a competitive advantage against other businesses.

You need a post office box for business mail. Avoid using your home address when posting online. Taking this step allows you and your family to remain anonymous.

When running a business from your home location make sure you have a reliable internet service provider. Because most of your business will likely entail itneraction with customers online, an unreliable ISP would bring about a fate tantmount to death for your experience. There are several ISP’s out there, so make sure to browse around before settling.

If you are good with crafts, you can start a home business by selling the things that you make. Not only will you make extra money, but you will be having fun in the meantime. Many people like to give unique, handmade items as gifts, which means this can be a good market for you to target.

Don;t forget to get business cards. In addition to your business name, address, and phone number, make sure to add your website address and business email. Vista Print is one business that offers your first order of business cards free-of-charge. Always carry them with you, and hand them out liberally.

Involve your family as a team and play for home business success. Your extroverted spouse might be eager to do cold calls and handle clients. Your daughter may be great for articles and ad copy, while your son could create cool logos, web sites and brochures. Above all, they must have fun.

Provide free products for others in the community to use as prizes. Not only does this increase your reputation for generosity in your area, but it gives your products exposure. The individuals who win may not have heard of you before but having the opportunity to sample your product could turn them into a customer.

To find success with a home business, you need to get comfortable with selling yourself. As a home business operator, you must continue to promote your enterprise at all times. Your customers must feel that the products that you offer are the high-quality products that they want. Understanding how to sell yourself and your company is a primary key to success.

You need to make sure that you get business cards made for your home business right away. It is important to have the business cards so that you can hand them out whenever you meet potential clients. The card should contain the company name, phone number and address at the very least so that the clients are able to easily contact your business.

Operating your own business can give you a degree of flexibility that many people find appealing. Your ability to clearly define both financial and personal goals you want from your home business will help direct your actions so that your business is likely to meet your goals. The information provided here should give you the basics you need to see just how far you can push your own business venture at home.