Market Me First - The Positive Career and Work Action Plan Market Yourself | Make Money | Be Happy
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Increased self funding
Think of yourself as a start up.
You have a product.
It nicely addresses a specific market, smaller of course, always being better.
You have a small client list. In fact, it is one customer. This customer however, orders regularly, let's say every weekday, and pays on time, let's say every two weeks.
One day, your customer calls you in their office and announces they are no longer going to be buying from you. Rather, they have chosen one of your competitors. They cite a number of reasons why your product is no longer desired and in the end, hand you a final payment for your product and send you away.
If you were a start up, you would either fold or get real busy finding a replacement customer. But wouldn't it be better to not get caught in that same bind again?
Would it not be better to have 2, 3 or 5 customers rather than one?
If so, then why are you still working for one company for one paycheck and hoping it will never end?
Pick something. Pick several somethings which you enjoy doing. Can you increase your revenue doing something else you enjoy doing?
Consider these options:
Writing - articles, ezines, etc.
Consultant for friends or business contact's companies (don't conflict with your current job!).
Contract for certain fixed work.
Sell something - write an ebook and sell it online, or sell someone else's product on your website.
All of these ideas you can start today. Think hard. How can your company diversify its revenue and increase its self funding?
Posted by JD at 4:15 PM
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