Take Surveys For Money – Is it Really Possible to Make Money?
August 30, 2015
There are so many opportunities on the internet when it comes to making money online. Sure, you have seen the advertisements where you can get paid a full time income by having an online business. But then you start to question…how do I build a website, what product can I sell, how do I promote it, how can I get the traffic…before you know it, the task at hand seems all too difficult.
There is however one legitimate method of earning money online, and that is to take surveys for money.
How can this be possible?
Many companies out there have products to sell in one form or another. However without the consumer feedback, there is no real, true way of measuring the likes and dislikes of a product. Also without this knowledge, companies would not really know how they can improve their product. This is the type of information companies would spend big money in order to get this kind of crucial feedback. That’s where surveys come in.
How can I get these companies to send me surveys?
There are online survey organizations with huge databases of companies that need surveys completed. So to ensure you continually get surveys to complete so that you get a steady income, you need to choose a reputable online survey company. You don’t want to be in a situation where you only get a couple of surveys to start off with and then you wait weeks for the next survey.
The Key to Success
So it is therefore possible to take surveys for money and earn a steady income. The key to your success would be in the selection of the online survey company so as to ensure you continually receive surveys to complete and that you get paid well for each survey.
Green Millionaires Home-Business Money-Making Strategies
August 24, 2015
There are many ways becoming a millionaire is possible through YOUR home-business and a new money-earning strategy-plan.
Is it time to change your income earning strategy? Why have 90% of humans beings not made it financially yet they follow the same money making strategy?
Lets be honest, money affects every area of our lives! EVERY person on this planet WANTS to Save Money… so what became of your financial dreams and plans? What holds us all back from being financially educated and achieving financial freedom?
Maybe you are you brilliant but broke? Or maybe you just follow the masses…By conforming with the masses somewhere somehow we’ve lost our ability to think about this subject of earning money clearly and accurately.
Don’t let old paradigms and thinking stop you from moving forward. Step away from the masses. Utilize your God-given potential…The secrets of the wealthy are that they start building multiple sources of income, leveraging their time through the work of others. This traces way back to early times.
In today’s information age, there are many excellent choices for a home-based business offering multiple streams of building income and leveraging your time.
My advice is that if you don’t have a home business…go out and find one NOW.
Let’s look together at the reasons why you may want to invest in a new money earning strategy now; an early retirement, your children’s college fund, home ownership, dealing with a sick family member or just a better lifestyle for your family…the list can go on and on, can’t it?
The good news is that you can start a home-business in your spare time. Find a company with products and services you can get excited or passionate about. There is usually a small start up cost for a turn key system that is already in place for you to begin with.
People don’t really know how simple it is to become a millionaire in their life time. But if thinking big makes you uncomfortable, how would earning just an extra $500/month through the Direct Selling Industry improve your financial picture feel?
Now pay yourself every month into a savings account. The compound interest will add up. If you can pay yourself one hour worth of wages or $500/month from your home business in 10 years you will have saved $250,000, 20 years – $397,000 and in 25 years $660,000.
Did you know that, through careful record keeping in a diary, you can be receive tax benefits that far surpass what the average wage earner can compare with?
Income tax advantages for home-business owners guarantees you savings. The government puts in huge tax advantages because YOU are providing much needed employment in our economy.
There are many tax incentives for entrepreneurs to create employment. If you are pursuing profits through a home business, even without making any money, if you are earning say $40,000 at your wage job you are entitled to deduct up to $10,000 for home-business expenses.
That means you can put $1500 of that to business trips, $400.00 to business supplies for your office space at home and up to $4000.00 in wages for up to 2 children over the age of 7 living with you in your home.
Once you have started your home business, set up a self employment retirement account. You can earn approximately $40,000 tax free dollars for retirement being self employed.
People invest from $50,000 up to $1,000,000 or more for a franchise like Subway, McDonalds or Tim Hortons. If you do your due diligence and start your own home business in the direct selling industry, there may be no reason investment-wise to wait to get started.
Most MLM’s have a back office set up for you and offer free professional training which is not limited to any age or gender, demographics or previous experience, with a small start up cost of under $500.00.
Throw your inability to look at this industry clearly and objectively away. Yes, err on the side of caution and research your options. But following the masses and carrying on not earning the money you deserve is just a shame. Being brilliant and broke is no joke either.
My advice is to reclaim you freedom today. Challenge yourself. Learn more about successfully starting a home business in your spare time. Challenge yourself to step forward and turn some hard earned profits through a home-business into YOUR legacy.
Business & Money
August 18, 2015
Business & Money – inextricably linked according to our latest survey of subscribers. 50% of you who responded want a successful business with over 27% of you wanting to run a successful business that you can work on, and travel with, anywhere in the world.
Trailing in way behind was “a million pound property portfolio” desired by just 13.5% of you, with only another 13.5% of you wanting to be debt free. I’ll tackle those two topics later in the week, but I bet the property portfolio would have been higher this time last year!
What is a “successful” business?
Everyone has a different definition and I think it depends what kind of a life you want. If you want a nice easy quiet life, with lots of time for leisure activities and hobbies, then a nice home-based or lifestyle business would be good for you. You might want to look at a network marketing opportunity like Avon, Telecom Plus, Virgin Vie or Success University.
Or even something more down to earth and local like a babysitting business, gardening or something where you buy into an existing successful system, like Judith Morgan’s Cleaning Biz. My friend Kim – a great hairdresser – has made a great business working from home 3 days a week, in her lovely salon, entirely depending on word of mouth referrals and able to pick her kids up from school and knock off early if she wants to.
If you want a bit more excitement then you might want to build a global business with lots of staff and a high-flying lifestyle. If you want high-flying but no team, then a consultancy business might be for you.
By any definition, a successful business is one that covers all its overheads, pays its taxes, makes enough profit to create a long term financial cushion to be able to ride out peaks and troughs in the market or economy, and pay you a handsome salary AND dividends on top!
When I was in my 20’s and 30’s, I would have defined a successful business as one that paid me enough to pay my household bills, without having to work away from home. My expectations have been raised quite dramatically since then! As have my outgoings. But also my income luckily.
Not without a lot of pain though, due to having NO CLUE about what a successful business looks like, acts like or needed from me. About 100 books, and at least FIVE business mentors later, I might be getting there.
I think it also depends on your level of corporate or business experience when you start, where you set your expectations, and whether you have read any of the great wealth creation or business books like “Rich Dad Poor Dad” by Robert Kiyosaki or “The E-Myth Revisited” by Michael Gerber which are certainly eye-openers.
Working with Judith Morgan, serial successful entrepreneur, and hanging out online with gurus and business coaches like Rich Schefren has changed the way I think about business for ever, too.
There is no right way or wrong way to think about what a successful business means for you, but do try and define it. If you begin with the end in mind, you will find it a lot easier to put the plan in place to achieve that success for you.
Businesses seem to go through phases…in the early days it’s all about attracting clients or customers and so many don’t get past that hurdle.
When we then surveyed our mailing list about what was stopping them creating a successful business some interesting answers came up….
The overwhelming majority of you feel that money is the issue in starting a successful business.
Business & money, money & business. Bit like the chicken and the egg eh?
You want a successful business so that you can have more money, but you can’t even start a business becuase you percieve that you need money to start one, and you don’t have any money.
The survey revealed that you think you need start up capital, you worry about paying yourself while the business gets going, and you are concerned about not being able to afford to outsource the things you can’t do.
Then we get into marketing worries, like not being confident of being able to market your business effectively, talk about your business in a concise and compelling way, or how to go about promoting your business.
As this article is about Business & Money, I’ll steer away from my favourite topic, marketing, and stick to the brief. With difficulty as I get very passionate about marketing.
If you look around you there are numerous business opportunities that don’t require any start up capital. A local babysitting, cleaning or dog-walking company could start with some neat, hand-written leaflets put though local doors, and then you could re-invest some of your profits in getting that done via your local paper and professionally printed. We got a quote the other day for 10,000 full colour 2-sided flyers for £40 odd.
Need I say that the aim with those kind of businesses is to quickly recruit people to do the actual cleaning, gardening, babysitting or dogwalking – with you just doing the marketing, admin, etc. and enjoying the benefits?
Most network marketing opportunities require a very minimum investment – some, like one of my favourites, can be built and made a success of, entirely online, only requires you to join yourself for £25 / $50 odd per month (£1 / $2 in the first month).
The product is personal development education, including business, internet marketing, wealth creation and various other topics. The content is great, supplied by many top names, and would benefit not only you, but many, many people.
If you use the content yourself, and if you blogged about what you were learning, and put links in your posts and a banner in your sidebar, like we have over to the right there, you would soon start attracting traffic and referrals. Building a business the easy way.
Actually that goes for any start up business. One of the best way to attract business is to keep a blog (web diary). Just tell your story! Your blog will naturally fill up with key words and even a local business will start to attract customers……especially if they use Google Maps and list themselves in Google Local.
Oooops! straying into marketing there. Stick with business & money!
One of my business partners has a cleaning biz opportunity which is a license, not a franchise, which is a bit more informal and certainly less expensive. You are buying into a proven system so are less likely to go wrong and I know the founders give their licensees loads of support.
However, licences and franchises are best suited to people who want their own business, but who want to follow a proven system – they dont’ suit raging entrepreneurs who want to create, improve and change things all the time.
Coming onto the second part of the results from our survey, what kind of business can you run from anywhere in the world?
Ah, now this is the clincher.
If you want a business that leaves you free to travel, and be based anywhere, unless you are going to be head of a massive empire, with loads of directors and an MD or CEO to run things on a day to day basis, you will be needing an internet business.
And the good news is, internet businesses don’t take much start up capital, the overheads are very low, and while you can start doing everything yourself, you can re-invest your profits in building a team of experts to outsource most of the work to.
We had a great day in London the other day with one of my most established internet marketing friends, Peter Woodhead, where he made us gasp with how easy it is to build a business without ever having to create a product yourself.
He showed us how to find “out of public domain” books, audio and articles to use, update and make our own. He even showed us an incredibly simple way to make money from those new products, even if you don’t have a website!!
There really is no excuse not to create a business that can travel the world with you. If you don’t do it, there is something holding you back and that something is in your head, not out here in the business world.
It’s more about your beliefs – limiting and negative beliefs about business in general, and you in business, in particular.
Actually that’s true of wealth creation generally. It’s like most people are going around in a thick, thick fog of believing that it’s not possible to make more money than that earned from their day job.
Once they get “the spark of possibility” lit for them (as my first mentor Gill Fielding used to say) then it’s just a question of finding the RIGHT opportunity for them, the one that will suit their personality, skills and strengths and take them furthest, fastest and most easily.
Talking of personality types, do you know what yours is?
I’m a star/creator/mechanic in Wealth Dynamics terms, and a 9 on the Quick Action part of Kolbe Index.
So in terms of my strengths and skills, I love to speak and make videos, I love to create products and write.
Then, in terms of how I habitually take action, I love to get things moving, take action quickly and get momentum going fast.
Terrible at follow up, ok at research up to a point, and really rubbish at accumulating assets or making deals (unless they are very creative ones!)
Luckily, we are accumulating assets despite ourselves due to investing with people who do that for you!
You see, once you know your strengths, skills and style of working, you can work to those strengths and outsource the rest.
They you can really fly, in terms of not only succeeding, but doing so in a way that is MOST enjoyable.
Because there is no point in replacing a job you hate, with a business you hate, because you are having to do stuff you don’t enjoy, are not good at and worse, the boss is an overstressed, controlling madman (you!).
Now, can you figure all that out yourself? Or would you like some help?
If so, then one of your first tasks should be to find a mentor – someone who has successfully built a business in the area you want to go into.
Where can you find such a mentor? I would start by asking everyone you know, then perhaps think about going to networking meetings. Be brave about asking for help and advice – it will make you stand out from the crowd (who are all trying to sell something!)
Think about joining one of the online networking groups like Ecademy, who also hold countrywide and local networking meetings.
Only by surrounding yourself with people on the same kind of journey as you, will you be more likely to be successful.
And with the economic doom & gloom around in the news at the moment, wouldn’t it be great to build a business on the side of your day job, that may, one day, set you free?
Because you can, you know!
Twitter Traffic Machine Review – Am I Gonna Get Followers and Make Money?
August 12, 2015
The Twitter Traffic Machine is a fairly new program available to you online that is supposed to enable you to generate traffic and create a following for you on Twitter. Twitter is fast becoming one of the fastest growing micro blogging networks on the web and this machine is going to help you so the advertisement states. Are you asking yourself: Is this another program that costs me a bunch of money to get set up? The answer is no as this program only costs you $27.
Twitter traffic machine is an actual automated machine that actually does just what it says it does. I thought I would give it a try and after watching the five instructional videos teaching you to maximize traffic and generate the most followers to your posts. It is very well done and thought out as I am a little bit behind the times when it comes to understanding how certain things work on my computer and the step by step instruction was a very pleasant surprise. Believe it or not some programs out there just show you a platform and say go, not teaching you anything but just showing you a base plan. Not here as I was easily guided through the whole process beginning to end.
My first day I started at 22 followers. After using the steps provided in the course I woke up on day 2 and had 174 followers. When I got home on the night of day 2 I had 286 followers. I am now at day 6 and I have 1214 followers. I am telling you now that if you do indeed follow the instructions from beginning to end and do not compromise any of the program by skipping a step you will get the kind of numbers you are looking for. Twitter traffic machine in my opinion is well worth the small investment if you are looking for followers and the possibility of making money while you tweet away. $27 is basically a night at the movies and I would trade that night out for the possibility to earn big steady income from home anytime.
Understanding Hard Money Loan Options
August 9, 2015
Real acreage investors await on the backdrop that they acquirement to aftermath income. While a able buyer’s bazaar absolutely favors investors, it does yield a abundant accord of banking adeptness to auspiciously cross absolute acreage investments. After all, accepted financing, such as the FHA loans acclimated to acquirement residential homes, generally aren’t accessible to investors. Instead, abounding investors about-face to clandestine money lenders – aswell accepted as harder money lenders – to accounts their purchases.
Hard money loans, which are aswell alleged clandestine money or equity-based loans, are advised to accommodated the needs of absolute acreage buyers who can’t use acceptable banking products. In abounding cases, banks and added lending institutions will not accounts absolute acreage purchases because they don’t accommodated acrimonious belief about the types of backdrop that authorize for financing. In added cases, individuals are clumsy to defended costs because of accomplished foreclosures or acclaim problems.
Buyers and investors who wish to acquirement absolute acreage but don’t authorize for acceptable costs may be able to advance this blazon of clandestine financing. Before you administer for one of these clandestine loans, it’s capital to accept what types of articles are available.
True to their name, fix-and-flip loans are advised for investors who wish to buy properties, adjust them and advertise them at a profit. These homes generally don’t authorize for FHA costs because they charge too abundant work. Fix-and-flip loans are broadly acclimated beyond the nation and can be activated by both new and accomplished investors. Most harder money loans advised for fix-and-flip backdrop can be acclimated to accounts both the acquirement amount and the amount of repairs. These loans may aswell be referred to as residential or bartering adjust loans.
Bridge loans are a blazon of clandestine money accommodation acclimated by business owners to awning gaps amid their operating costs and accessible funds. A business buyer ability accept a arch accommodation to pay a big COD or to own a acreage chargeless and clear. These loans are aswell a acceptable another if a coffer will not refinance a mortgage.
Ground-Up Architecture Loans
Some investors wish to body avant-garde backdrop but can’t acquisition the costs to do so. Clandestine costs for ground-up architecture can accommodate the funds bare to acquirement acreage and complete architecture projects. These types of loans are generally acclimated by investors and business owners who wish to body specialty backdrop that are difficult to adjudge or are perceived by acceptable lenders as top risk.
How to Save Your Business Money on Ink Cartridges
August 4, 2015
New business owners and experienced business owners alike know that overhead costs and office equipment costs can quickly add up, which can affect your bottom line. Although it can be easy to cut out unnecessary costs, there are some things that every office much have, such as printer ink.
You owe it to your company to save money on these necessary expenses wherever possible, as long as it doesn’t affect quality. Things like ink cartridges can either cost your business money, or save it money, depending on how smart you buy.
There are many ways to cut your down your ink cartridge costs by shopping online and searching for discounts. This can be time consuming, as there are many online retailers that offer good deals.
However, in most cases the savings you can incur will add up enough to justify searching around a bit. Especially considering the fact that once you find a great online dealer, you won’t have to search anymore.
Some retailers can offer discounts to consumers by offering compatible ink cartridges. These inkjet cartridges are specifically made to be compatible with name brand printers and must meet manufacturer requirements to be used with them.
You can find compatible ink cartridges for almost any brand of printer including Canon, Epson, Brother, Lexmark, Compaq, Dell, and many more. The savings are almost always significant and because of the standards they must meet, you can be assured that they will work with your printer.
Online retailers can usually offer much better prices than brick and mortar stores because of their lower overhead costs. It can also be more convenient to make your purchase orders online.
To save even more money on printer ink, look for an online retailer that offers other discounts such as free shipping. With so many online retailers, you can afford to be picky. Look for discounted or free shipping, quick delivery and any other benefits you can find.
Many online suppliers also offer other products at discounts, so if you find one that has great deals on ink cartridges and other products, you may have found a business partner that can save you money on various office supplies for years to come.
If you are looking to save money for your business, compatible ink cartridges from online suppliers may be one solution. Just remember to do research on any product before you buy, and make sure you are buying from a secure retailer.
Who Wants to Earn Money Fast? Finally Revealed: Two Easy Ways To Make Money Online
July 28, 2015
When you want to earn money fast and you have been struggling for ages without results, you’ll probably want to throw in the towel. Not yet my friend! Because what you are going to discover can dramatically and truly change forever the results you are getting in your business. And the information you are going to get will guide you quickly towards what you really want, either for yourself or for your family. Why? Because what I’m going to reveal to you will finally allow you to earn money from the Internet in an effective, fast and smart way!
Targeted traffic, qualified leads, and high conversion rates are the holy grail for anyone who wants easy ways to make money online. You have probably already read or implemented a lot of ineffective techniques about traffic, lead generation, video marketing, social media marketing, etc. But when it comes down to it, now is the moment to really play smart and to achieve rapid and huge success in your business. You have to know how to earn money, fast, online.
When I started to become really successful in my online business, it happened because I deeply understood the three most important concepts in every business, both online and offline: traffic, leads, and conversions.
Now, if you want targeted traffic, qualified and warmed leads and a high conversion rate, you absolutely must use these two key techniques: Solo Ads and JV Exchanges. Listen to me, my friend: the first will cost you some money, but trust me, it will be money really well invested. The second strategy is completely free and represents the fastest way to achieve your goal to earn money on the Internet, and to build solid partnerships at the same time.
Thanks to these two phenomenal techniques you will get a huge advantage over your competitors. Why? Because firstly, you will start to see targeted traffic flowing to your squeeze pages at the speed of light and you will be generating interested and hungry leads. Secondly, you can control and test your conversion rate, adjusting constantly to achieve better results and develop your skills. Thirdly, you will begin to see a lot of cash dropping directly into your bank account.
Now, my friend you are aware that there are two easy ways to make money. One is totally free and the other requires an investment. Whatever you choose, through these phenomenal strategies you won’t only achieve more traffic, more leads, better conversions and a lot of money. You will be able to create a long-term business online, and finally you will have learned how to earn money fast for the rest of your life!
Make Your Online Business Money by Writing Articles
July 22, 2015
People world wide are using the internet to make a full time income and are doing it with relative ease. The idea is to create a product and then find eager buyers by learning to get traffic to their websites. To drive targeted traffic to your website you will have to learn how to market your online business correctly. The smartest thing to do would be to attract visitors who are looking to buy the product you are selling.
Bringing in massive amounts of laser targeted traffic is the key to running a successful internet business. If you do not learn how to promote your online business, you will not have a business in the near future. There are many different ways to do this that cost little or no money.
Some people believe that marketing online is fairly simple, and it is for the most part. What I suggest is to find one method of marketing that you are very good at and to use that method over and over again. You can always learn how to promote your online business other ways some other time. But if what you are doing is working, stick with it!
Article marketing may be the very best way to market your online business. There are many article directories online that you can submit your articles to for free. You will be able to live a link back to your website in the authors resource box. Your website will move up in rankings in the search engines as you pick up more and more back links.
With article marketing you will get traffic two fold, through the articles themselves and through the search engines. The key to making your article marketing campaign work is consistency. Don’t over do it and don’t under do it. Some people submit 2 articles a week and some submit up to a handful or more per day. It comes down to the number of competitors in your specific niche.
Instead of submitting one article to every article directory, submit a unique article to each. Submit the bulk of your articles to the top directories and submit to them often. Using an article distribution service may be a good idea too. These services make the process much easier but will cost some money to use. I personally use an article distribution service and I submit articles manually. I find that a comprehensive approach to distributing the articles works best.
After a few months of writing and submitting articles you will then see the targeted traffic begin to show. Keep up the article marketing and you will soon see the sales along with the traffic.
Is There Such a Thing As the Internet Making Money For You?
July 15, 2015
Unfortunately these systems will always appeal to people who are looking for “get rich quick scheme” that will create them instant wealth overnight & when this doesn’t happen the systems out there that do work are usually thought as of money scams. So to remove the uncertainty & not waste your money on these over hyped products, it is better to set up your own online business but with the help of successful entrepreneurs that have made mistakes and share with you the right way to do it.
Wealthy people understand that creating wealth involves leveraging their time and money. And that’s why they have a lot of poor and middle class working for them. But what is leverage, really? Well, as Tony Robins would say it’s influence, power, force, and control. Simply put, leverage is doing more and more with less and less. Less of what? Less time, less effort, less energy, less worry, less investment. More of what? More income, more results, more value, more free time. If you’re currently trading your TIME for MONEY, you can only exchange about 14-15 hours a day and only earn so much (and you’re literally selling your life). But if you can LEVERAGE time and have systems set up that run on their own, there’s virtually no limit to how much you can earn. So… the true secret to living an abundant life is not to get a great job, but to learn how to leverage your life. This has obviously been made more and more possible by having the internet at our finger tips…
Now there are certain forms of leverage that most people have absolutely no clue about. These are only used by a very small majority of every society who use it to live a life of abundance. The funny thing is, the ones that don’t know about this kind of leverage are taught to believe that these things are too risky! Ironically, that’s exactly why they never become wealthy themselves. How do you leverage Time? Well, one of the most popular ways is to become a business owner – this is someone who leverages his time by having people work for him, and/or owns a network marketing business where they earn a percentage from other people’s efforts (their downline). The other way is to be an Investor – someone who uses money as leverage. How do you leverage Money? You let other people’s money work for you. * Your bank makes money with your money * Your insurance company makes money with your money * Your mortgage company makes money with your money As far as specific business is concerned,
I don’t think there is one magic secret that will give you all the answers. I think that there are basics and fundamentals that will help you build a successful business. The proper mindset is the hidden key that many are looking for however. Just think of the opportunity we have before us now.We have the world at our finger tips. Literally the World Wide Web more like the World Wide Cash Machine. Think of how many customers or clients we can offer our services too. Truly Amazing! All we need to know is… What is the PIN number? Once we know that we can withdraw as much as we want. Well…..what is the PIN number you might ask? Very simply… it is Online Marketing. If you can become a master at this, then you will never have to worry about your finances again. What I mean is Effective Online Marketing – not just throwing a bunch of money into the web and generating business like that. I mean using as little cash as possible to generate the biggest return. Yes, there are still costs associated with marketing of any sort. Whether the cost is time or money, there is always a cost.
I have over the years tried many of the so called “systems” which make huge promises and ask you to part with money but guess what – I made no money!! It was here that I decided to start my own online business but using tools of successful entrepreneurs where the ideas I that I was going to implement were tried and tested. This together with focus, determination and lot’s of hard work have allowed me to be successful.
Can VoIP Phone Systems and Interns Really Save My Business Money?
July 9, 2015
The short answer is yes, yes they can. There are lots of easy ways to cut company costs, many of which don’t even cross people’s minds. In this economy, though, it should be at the top of everyone’s list of things to think about when considering their businesses. Here are five of those ways to get you started:
1. Trim the fat. There are certain luxuries every office indulges in, most of which they don’t even consider luxuries. Think about water coolers, for instance. Keeping them full can cost hundreds of dollars a month, while something as simple as a Brita filter and ice cubes can produce the same effect. Want hot water? That’s what a microwave is for.
Likewise, encourage your employees to turn off their computers at the end of each day. Many, out of habit or laziness, leave theirs without thinking about how much energy they’re really wasting; energy that costs money. Hold a meeting with everyone in the office to brainstorm other ways to cut down on energy use.
2. Get a few interns. Why more people don’t hire interns is a mystery. Interns are the best! You’re getting free labor; they’re getting free experience; it’s a win-win all around! Plus, you can assign them just about any task; not that you shouldn’t make sure they’re actually getting experience with something other than the coffee machine. Make sure that they’re given actual work to do that will challenge them and allow them to walk away knowing they learned something. Also, when their internship ends, be sure to give them a parting gift, whether money or otherwise. A couple hundred dollars will still be worlds less than what you’d pay an actual employee.
3. Switch to a VoIP phone system. VoIP systems don’t cost nearly as much as regular phone systems, not to mention they’re super convenient. You can choose from a number of plans and different types of VoIP; IP phones, which look much like regular phones; ATA, in which a regular phone is hooked up to the computer; and Computer-to-Computer, in which everything is done with the computer.
4. Stay local. Exchange goods or services with local companies that can do something for you. Do you run a marketing firm? Talk to the head of the local office supply company and tell them you’ll revamp their entire marketing scheme for a discount on office supplies. Do the same for that VoIP system and ask the provider for a lower rate. And hey; this might be just the project to let those interns cut their teeth on!
Did you ever think saving your business money could be so easy? Not only that, you’ll probably find that your company is miles more productive than it has been in a long time!