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Hey I've been having trouble with my biz... I don't focus on 1 thing, its like I always try to do 2+ things at once.

BTW despite this.

I been thinking to formulate a very actionable method...

Im thinking something along the lines of marketing with SMS and outsourcing the labor via craigslist with no upfront cost.

Any suggestions to add to this??
#ideas
  • Profile picture of the author sdentrepreneur
    SMS is dying...everything is going to Mobile Apps for Smartphones. I suggest Social Media Management, Google Place/Maps and PPC.
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    • Profile picture of the author xlfutur1
      Originally Posted by sdentrepreneur View Post

      SMS is dying...everything is going to Mobile Apps for Smartphones. I suggest Social Media Management, Google Place/Maps and PPC.
      SMS is dying? How can it be dying when 9 out of 10 biz owners don't even know what it is yet?
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      • Profile picture of the author Aussieguy
        i'm glad i heard the word early!

        sdentrepreneur - why do you say that?
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      • Profile picture of the author Law guy
        Originally Posted by xlfutur1 View Post

        SMS is dying? How can it be dying when 9 out of 10 biz owners don't even know what it is yet?
        And they will never find out what it is because he is right. SMS has a bad rap and is almost synonymous with spam nowadays. Apps is the way forward.

        You should be a little bit more clear about your business though if you want people to provide you with useful ideas. Even so much as describing your niche would go a long way towards giving people a better idea of what some of the possibilities for you are.
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  • Profile picture of the author winnerone
    Originally Posted by newuser_2 View Post

    Hey I've been having trouble with my biz... I don't focus on 1 thing, its like I always try to do 2+ things at once.

    BTW despite this.

    I been thinking to formulate a very actionable method...

    Im thinking something along the lines of marketing with SMS and outsourcing the labor via craigslist with no upfront cost.

    Any suggestions to add to this??
    First advice (you already know this) focus on one thing and one thing only. Say that with me ten times.

    Second advice. SMS is NOT dead, despite what others may think. Sure there are newer opportunities in mobile, but you'd be surprised at how many small business owners would buy an SMS campaign from you if you present (sell) correctly.

    Let's take selling websites as an example. Old school you say? Selling mobile sites is the new way to go, you say?

    Tell that to those web masters who day in and day out create and makeover old 1999 websites for quick and easy cash.

    Keep on using Craigslist for your outsourcing, but also add odesk.

    Odesk is a phenomenal resource for getting all kinds of help. I was able to hire people from the Philippines for a mere $1.63 an hour. Find people who will do the grunt work getting leads, and you close and sell 'em.

    Easy as pie!

    Regards,
    Brent Whinfield.
    The Video Trafficker.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Cornfield
    Try to focus on a new growing niche.
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    • Originally Posted by Mike Cornfield View Post

      Try to focus on a new growing niche.
      Which would be?

      I noticed that you JUST joined here (Dec. 2011), so if you have something VALUABLE to add that hasn't already been mentioned, now would be the time!

      Respectfully,

      JMB
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  • Profile picture of the author Sitiohost9
    Hi,

    My suggestion is to go for PPC, classified submissions and other soon ranking postings.
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  • Profile picture of the author peter360
    Reputation Management is not very hard to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author localvseo
    Figuring a niche around video services for local businesses is a pretty hot area these days. Might want to explore posts on that area.
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