I think back to when I was in school and I wonder if I wasn’t riding the crest of a demographics wave. I just don’t remember having any teachers who were young. Now “young” is an objective term. When you’re 6 or 7 years old — a person can be 30 and seem “old.” But I seem to recall that most of my teachers had a gray hair or two and were hunched over a bit. In fact until I got into high school; this perceived (on my part) aging of teachers seemed not only the norm but I was beginning to think it was teaching prerequisite. Of course if I was a teacher and I had to deal with someone like me every day, I’d probably have gray hair and be stumped over also.
First you need to define what you want the ad to accomplish. Do you want the customer to read the ad and smile? Or do you want them to read your ad and call you immediately? Obviously the answer is the latter of the two.
The most basic function on MySpace is the ability to invite friends to be your friends. MySpace will allow you to request 50 friends per day without having to bypass CAPTCHA. A good friend adder can be just one of those sites that allow you too add 1,000’s of friends at a time.
However, some trusted paid opinion provider sites doesn’t promise instant fortune in doing this kind of job. It might even start out tough. But you will get a lot of coaching until you eventually learn the ropes.
The first step, always, is to find something else to give up that doesn’t reduce your rate. A free day, no-charge reporting, a client follow my profile on your Web site. What you choose will be specific to your agency, your markets and your client base. The key is to have the list of things you’re willing to offer prepared in advance, so you can draw on it during the negotiation.
If they do not share a group with you, join one of theirs. Preferably one that resembles your existing industry. Otherwise the group manager may sniff out your intent and decline membership. You can even lobby the group manager to let you in if you need to.
It’s called human weakness. It’s a very real characteristic of our human condition. This weakness cannot be overcome by studying in the universities, colleges, scientific research laboratories or any other places you can think of. It’s ever present as our inheritance when we were born into the world.
Are you starting a new business? It is much easier to match your focus with emphasis and expenditures at the beginning. And we will be honoring National Entrepreneurship Week (February 19-26) by providing some recommendations and red flags to watch for. Hopefully, they will be helpful to those just starting an adventure, as well as to those already involved.