If you want to succeed in your online business, there are some very basic tips that will apply to any type of online venture. A home based business required a lot of self discipline, but it also requires a good direction to focus your efforts. These should help you get started.1. Take care of your potential customers – Any communication you receive from a potential customer should be answered promptly and courteously. That first communication from a customer is almost like an audition. They may have a question, but they are also testing you to see if they would like to do business with you, not your company, but you. They want to know who is behind the web page.2. Be persistent – Be determined to make your business a success. You will likely encounter set-backs, but keep working to overcome them. If you chip away at the walls that appear in front of you, you will eventually tear them down.3. Don’t expect instant success – It will take time and effort to make your online business a success. Work hard and take the necessary action to make your business work. In the end, your hard work will pay off.4. Create a budget for your business – It is very rare that you will make your business a success without spending some money along the way. Set up your plan for how much you will spend in any given area, so you do not overspend without realizing it. Don’t be afraid to rethink your budget allocations if you see that they need to be changed.5. Promote aggressively – The only way you will make money in your business is if people are aware that it exists. You have to spend a majority of your time and energy marketing and advertising your business. Do your research and try out different ideas, then put more effort towards the ideas that work. Your goal is to make sure as many people know about you as possible.6. Never stop learning – Every day is a chance to learn how to do thing more efficiently. Keep your eyes open for news ideas and strategies to implement. Look for tools and techniques that will help you.7. Communicate – If you have business partners and employees, communicate with them often. Talk to them about decisions and the direction of the company. Also, talk to them about any idea they may have and look objectively at their suggestions. They may see something you have overlooked.8. Believe in your success – If you believe that you can do this, you will inherently work harder. You will set high goals and standards for yourself. You will not give up easily.Remember, by following these steps, you will greatly increase your chances for success. You can do this. Grow your business!
Experience every day shows that online safety tips on protecting your passwords are necessary even when security precautions in general are very easy to establish.So I want to ask you if you would ever do the following: Jump into a large swimming pool with sharks, even after you just happened to cut yourself and have a bleeding wound?Just wondering if that would be you.Probably not, however instead of using online safety tips this is actually what a large number of all types of web surfers do even if they know that there is a risk that some scam artist could grab their badly protected passwords and get into their important files.It is a fact that even the youngest school kid might be able to get access to the passwords of their classmates, teachers, parents and others. Forgetting to take this into consideration is like thinking:”Very well but this is not going to happen to me, maybe my neighbor, but never to me!”That attitude is not going to help you when your password is out in the open, your money disappears from your bank accounts, somebody using your identity suddenly turns up with an enormous debt that you are asked to pay, your secret files suddenly appear on Facebook or at your competitor, and the ideas and products you have been working so long time with are suddenly promoted by someone who luckily found them in your files.So here are my online safety tips on how to protect your passwords.The very first place to secure and protect your passwords and provide online safety is where you are in control: your own computer and the security you decide to provide there. There are some absolutely obvious things to do that everybody knows, but still don’t respect enough to implement. Anyhow I am going to mention them here just to make sure you get it and also add some other important tips.1: Make your password as difficult as possible to hack. So what does that mean?At least ten digits that are a mix of numbers, letters and symbols. It is much more difficult for hackers to crack a long password with this mix.
Your passwords do not contain your name, social security number, your birthday, your bank account number or any other personal information.
You can add a keyboard combination plus alternate with upper and lower case letters.
Your password is something you can remember but not easy for others to guess.
Be careful where you keep your passwords filed if they are difficult to remember and how you file them, which means: Don’t write your pin number to your debit/credit card with permanent ink on the card itself.2: Don’t use the same password everywhere you need a password. If a scam artist finds your password one place the next thing is to try use the same password other places in your online system which can result in access to everything you have on and off the internet.
To make the password easier to remember for you try to use variations of the same password.3: Change your password often.Some people change at least the important passwords to their bank accounts or special files once every second month. Other places you can secure yourself by changing the password two to four times a year.4: Don’t write your passwords, bank account numbers and like in emails, on Facebook and other Social Media.5: Never tempt anybody by being careless at the ATM. Always use the more secure enclosed ATM Machines.So if you still have the attitude: “Tough, but this doesn’t happen to me,” think about your family or other people depending on you and your security online.How you protect your passwords does make a difference.These online safety tips don’t even cost you anything – only a few recurring actions from you a couple of times a year to protect your passwords.Hope this is helpful and if you want to know more please have a look at my blog Online Business Web-Trotters where you can find more information and online safety tips.Pia Balling