“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”
Many refer to the world of business as a playing field and those who run the biggest and best businesses on earth call it a battle field. Whether you are playing a game or waging a war the goal has to be the same and that is winning. How are you going to win today. How are you going to accomplish more than the next guy? Why will your customers pick you over the competition?
I believe that as an online business person it comes down to a few basics. They have not changed much since the beginning of time.
Quality of merchandise or service.
How quickly that service or product can be delivered.
The cost of the service or merchandise.
Beyond these three is the Branding of that service or merchandise. How many people know that you and or your service exist? Letting people in on the fact that your business exist is equally as important as the other basics.
“Well I sell on Amazon or I am a Powerseller on Ebay.”
Good for you, but I heard you say Amazon and Ebay. At the end of the day you are working for their business and not the other way around. Hey, I understand. I use to think that way. Now I use Amazon and Ebay as a resource to market and promote my own websites. They exist to act as a portal by which customers are introduced to the services that I offer. I refuse to depend upon them. Those companies could crash and burn, nothing is too big to fail and what if one or both decides to suspend my account or review it. This could put my business on hold for weeks or even months. This has happened to many business due to no fault of their own. A few days without a steady income can damage a small business. A few weeks can destroy it. Having your own website is very important. It is at the end of the day your own brand. My brand is cannonexcel7, I promote it each and everyday. If I treat it well my brand will help me to retire comfortably within the next ten years.
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