If you’re reading this article, it’s because you’re interested in entrepreneurship and you’ve already thought about it, or you’ve already done it! In both cases, these 16 tips will help you keep in mind the key points of a good entrepreneur.
1. Be curious
Curiosity is often said to be a dangerous defect. For a good entrepreneur, this is an essential quality! Inform yourself, read and learn. You can even create a blog to share what you’ve learned. Being curious will allow you to open your mind and discover the world around you, to better improve it!
2. Don’t expect immediate success
Unless you’ve created the pill to make anyone immortal, don’t expect immediate success. Entrepreneurship is a marathon and not a sprint, take the time to ask yourself the right questions and answer them. To cultivate a long-lasting spirit, don’t hesitate to exercise regularly, to surround yourself with energetic people and above all, don’t forget that you are human and that you need to relax!
3. Create something you like
If you are embarking on entrepreneurship, it is above all to do a job that you like. If you are passionate about what you do, it will be reflected in your accomplishments. Doing something you enjoy is motivating, and that’s what will wake you up early in the morning to continue your project!
4. It’s never too late to get started.
Just because you’re 50 doesn’t mean you can’t start the project of your dreams. There is no age limit to the determination and desire to succeed. To give you an example, Arianna Huffington created the Huffington Post at the age of 55!
5. Don’t be afraid of failure
When we talk about entrepreneurship, we often talk about the success stories that we all envy. We’re talking a little less about the more numerous failures, and that’s a good thing! Don’t be afraid to fail, that’s what blocks most people who want to get started. If you get started, and your project doesn’t succeed, it won’t be a failure because you will have at least learned things, gained experience for your next project!
6. Don’t be afraid of the unknown
Get out of your comfort zone; this is where fabulous things usually happen. It is not by staying at your favorite bar with your old friends that you will be able to open your mind. This point joins the one on curiosity. Discover new things!
7. Tell stories
All politicians will tell you: to attract the attention of an audience, you must have a story to tell. It’s the same for entrepreneurs. A good story about your project can only make it interesting for your target audience. Be authentic, forget the lengthening stories like “We were at a party, a bit drunk and it just came to us! »
8. Put customer service first!
It’s often the thing you don’t think about at first glance, and yet it’s the most important thing! Don’t think of your customers as buyers, but as people who keep your business going. If you treat them like kings, they will surely return it to you!
9. Don’t ever put “human” aside.
This point is related to the previous one because it is essential never to neglect this value. Never forget your loved ones, your family. Be close to your employees and customers, regardless of whether you run a multinational or a small business. The human relationship is the key to success.
10. Invest in social networks
Even if this may seem obvious today, it is still important to remember why we need to invest in social networks. These will allow you to build a healthy community, the basis of a good project. Also, you can learn a great deal just by listening and sharing.
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All online professionals, must now how to be present on the internet channel. It is necessary to reach a larger customer base and from different backgrounds, but also to assert itself from the competition.
So you have to create a website to your image, put your ads or to submit your business and services.
Open source solution
CMS (Content Management System) are open source solutions with multiple benefits. They will allow you to create a functional website, secure, easily customizable and manageable.
This is what your dashboard will look like
Indeed, for these professionals, it is important to qualify for a commercial independence, to be independent in the management of these marketing tools and not to depend on a web agency or other provider.
WordPress, an excellent open source solution for creating your website
WordPress is one of the most used CMS in the world, more than 50 million websites and blogs referenced in late 2011.
At its inception,
WordPress was used mainly as a blog platform, off in recent years, there has been an explosion. It is now used to create all kinds of Web sites (e-commerce, showcase site, personal website, etc …). Today, developers can carry out any website using the WordPress structure.
Making it a favourite tool for professional developers, but also webmasters apprentices.
Why such enthusiasm?
Content management systems “open source” as WordPress, are very powerful and high performance, and benefit from many advantages:
WordPress is quite easy to install and use, even for the most novice of you. It has a system of administration (back office) simple, clear and easy to tame.
Editing posts and pages is super easy
– Adaptability and flexibility: As we say above, it is possible with more or less skill to create any website (blog, personal website, e-commerce, showcase site, etc …).
– Autonomy in the administration of the site: Ability to manage and animate with ease editorial content of your site, as well as photos, videos and other content. WordPress benefit of a clear administrative interface and easy to take in hand, even for beginners.
– Security: WordPress is a tool that is encoded by many programming professionals. Also, many updates are made each year to correct faults, if any.
– Plugin Library: Hundreds of plugins/extensions are available on the site, to change your site to your agreement.
– Free: This CMS is distributed under the GNU (General Public License), very popular in the industry of “open source”, which makes it totally free.
– Documentation: In addition to the codex that provides, which is well documented, the popularity of this CMS, that there are many resources all over the web.
– SEO Friendly WordPress is a platform uniquely made for SEO.
– Personalization: What is the main strength of this tool is its customization capability. Indeed, the underlying basic WordPress theme is a system that will allow you to change your website or blog property without much difficulty.
Three options available to you:
Free or paid, the web is full of WordPress themes all kinds. Indeed, many companies have engaged in the manufacture of themes, which allows webmasters apprentices benefit from professional designs, including some very advanced features. Here is a small selection of real estate WordPress themes, ideal for real estate professionals.
Alternatively, developing its theme. It requires you to know well the structure and WordPress functions and has some technical skills, but it allows to customise its site fully.
Either through a professional and specialist, who will provide you with a site “customised” to a reasonable price, since it will be based on the WordPress structure to create the site.
You have understood, WordPress is an ideal solution for developing the website of your real estate agent or to submit your products / services. Its many strengths make it an attractive tool in the web world, and it is not ready to stop.
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If you use Twitter, then you know how useful tweet chats can be. They’re an excellent way to connect with like-minded individuals and make connections you might not usually make. If you’re new to tweet chats, hopefully, the tips below will help you out when first getting started in the tweet chat arena.
1. Use a reliable Twitter client
Twittr client for twitter
The first thing you want to do is use a reliable Twitter client to follow the chat. Nothing can be more frustrating that trying to keep up with the chat when the software you’re using keeping timing out or lagging.
At Mungi our client of choice is TweetChat.
Reasons we use it:
- Slow down the flow of the chat if it’s going too fast
- Smart pause lets you read what you’ve missed
- Feature and Block users, keep track of those you want and ignore those you don’t want to
- Toggle font allows you to view the chat at a readable level
There are other ways to track the chats; the important thing is to figure out what features you want then try it out to make sure it works for you.
2. Keep your tweets short
When interacting in the chat, it’s a good idea to keep your tweets short enough so they can be retweeted and so others can add their remarks onto it. Also, chats tend to go by pretty quickly even if you do use TweetChat to slow it down so making your tweets scannable means the other people in the conversation are more likely to read your tweets, reply to them or retweet.
3. Listen and participate
After moderator asks question Q1, Q2, Q3 et.c, you should also respond with A1, A2, A3, etc. It will help others understand what question you’re answering in the chat. Be mindful of others in the chat and interact with not only the Moderator but the others in the chat as well. There’s more than just you and the Moderator in the tweet stream.
At the end of the chat thank the Moderator & other peeps at the end of the chat you followed or engaged with during the chat. Then take some time to try and connect with others you might have missed the opportunity to interact with during the chat. More often than not some people keep tweeting long after the “chat” has ended.
4. Track the chats
Sometimes chats are so fast and full of great content, it can be overwhelming. Amazing nuggets of knowledge can be missed in the blink of a tweet. One of our favourite tools is HashTracking.com. HashTracking is a powerful free and paid analytics service.
From full transcripts of chats to snapshots of tweets, impressions and reach, there is also top 10/top 20 lists that help analyse the audience of the conversation. That’s helpful to see who are the leaders of the discussion, who makes the biggest impression and who you might want to follow.
5. Show your passion
If you’re participating in a Twitter chances are it’s something you’re passionate about or something you want to learn more about. One way to hit it off with people in the tweet chat is to talk about why you’re passionate about the topic. If you’re looking to learn you’ll connect with people that can help you out, or if you already know a great deal it’s a chance for you to shed some knowledge and help out.
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