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Well, I am 26 years old, and if I have to believe what they normally say, I am going to be old soon to become an entrepreneurial success. But is age the only factor in deciding the success of your business startup?
I don’t think so.
For an example:
Harland Sanders lost his father at a young age, and since his mother had to work he was assigned the task of cooking for his whole family. Over the years he had several jobs, including salesman and car driver, but he always kept his passion for cooking alive. At age 40 he opened a gas station, and there he also served meals for customers. The business wasn’t that good, however, and at the age of 65 he was forced to close it down. He took $105 from his first social security check and decided to use it to launch a franchise, offering his special recipes. The franchise was called Kentucky Fried Chicken, or KFC. Today KFC serves more than 12 million customers daily…
Read the full article here.
Here’s a post from Nick Usbourne (one of the best!):
You probably have a few friends who always seem to be into something new, each time you talk with them.
They are jumping into the latest new trend, or have discovered some amazing hidden opportunity.
You envy their enthusiasm and optimism. They seem so alive, so curious, so plugged into what’s happening. Their eyes sparkle, their level of energy is contagious.
In fact, you pretty much want to do what they are doing. It looks like a fun life, and a fun way to make a living.
But…when you step back and look at them more carefully, you see they are not particularly successful. They seem to make just enough money to get by. They are always looking for the “big one”, but never find it.
Why aren’t they achieving massive success? It’s because they lack focus. Read more here.
The agreed supreme walks before the pretended governor.
Today, I’ve got some tips for pitching yourself effectively to potential new clients when you first meet them.
And a story fellow copywriter Stanley Wood told me recently is a perfect illustration of my point.
“I was standing outside a clothing store at the mall and started to make a phone call,” Stanley said. “When a guy about 20 came up and said, ‘Could I get bus fare to Barrie?’”
Well, the headline is pretty inspiring, and indeed it is true. You should start NOW! Why?
Okay, here’s a story. I was just entering into copywriting, mainly ad copywriting, a few years back. I won’t say writing was hard for me, because that’s what I did, and I knew what I did. When it comes to penning a few words on paper that takes the reader on a ride to the dreamland and lands him right where my client wants them to, I could do that blind-folded. The hardest part was how to promote that to my clients. Marketing your freelance writing business may be the hardest part for you as a writer. Remember, nothing matters in this world, except RESULTS! Real world results!
Recently, I wrote how the whole method of article marketing has changed and the following video just proves that.
So what has article marketing ended up to? NOTHING!
People steal content from there. Hardly ever anyone republish your content legally. Your backlinks don’t count that much. Your direct traffic fizzle out.
Bad for article marketers indeed!