Kristoffer has asked me if I would like to write another post for his blog. GREAT!! Thanks Kristoffer.
I will start by updating you on where I am up too in my business.
Naturligeprodukter.dk is about 3-4 weeks away from launch.
As you may have picked up from my last post (here) I have a very strong opinion of Økologisk Hudpleje, and health.
I have opened a blog at http://philliphobbsblog.blogspot.com/ where I share what I know about health/wellness.
Daily there is an average of 50-70 visitors a day to my blog.So it seems people have an interest in the subjects I write about.
For the last month I have been trying to get my translations for the products completed.It has been a mess to say the least.I have had people quit halfway through the job.One person that was doing an OK job just disappeared.With my deadline fast approaching I had to start looking for someone serious.Luckily I have found someone that seems professional.
My advice to outsourcing things is to be very clear about what you want done.Get a phone number,Set payment terms BEFORE they start. And Follow up, follow up, follow up.Be very critical about the quality of the work you recieve as you are paying for it to be done, and the outsourcee might not see things the same way as you do
Go-Giving—This is the act of giving away your knowledge for free.
I learnt this from Martin Tychsen from Overt.dk, (he did this with me). Personally I spend 1-3 hours a day 6 days a week doing this.It works! If you want to become an expert in your industry, study it, study your competitors, study you customers, and study everything you can that will help you.Help people…and don’t charge for it, Currently I read/study the health and wellness industry, chemicals and their side affects, and the benefits of natural herbs/plants, for about 3 hours everyday 7 days a week.
Being an entrepreneur, If you want to be an entrepreneur it is important to remember that to start with you will be working for free.At least until you get successful. It is important to budget and negotiate. When trying to keep on top of all the thing s that have to be dine do this. Take the 3 major things you have to do in a day. Do them and only them, no Skype, facebook, emails or anything distracting. Sit down and work on them one at a time for 3 hours with 0 distractions. It is important to remember you CAN’T do everything. Think like this, if I have 2 hours to do before I have to go on holiday, what must I do? Do them and only them.
I have had a very positive interest in naturligeprodukter.dk and it is now a success. I am sending out a press release when the web programming is complete and working flawless, so if you have any contacts to journalists etc, I would be extremely grateful if you shared them 😉
If you care about your health and want to know more follow me at Philliphobbsblog.blogspot.com/
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Have a wonderful summer!
And If you want you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org