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May 15 2012


Open Source Website Builder

Having my own business has definitely caused me a lot of expenses, from the buying of goods abroad to shipping, and of course, maintaining a website. Today, if you do not have a website or any online presence, you are missing a lot of things. You might even be missing sales! There is an open source website builder called Wordpress where you can create a free account and you do not need to be a technical expert to create one. If you are planning to get a real website soon, or when you have finally earned the money to pay for one such as hiring an affiliate website builder, for now, using a free Wordpress account is a good place to learn and practice. If you are just after having a good site where you can write your raves and rants in life, Wordpress is a very good blogging tool as well.

Wordpress charges $17 to $24 annually for a custom domain name. If you need more space for your content, you will have to pay more for extra storage. The amount they charge is above $20. It really depends on what you need but I can assure you that using Wordpress is worth your money (if you are paying). You can also use Wordpress for video hosting if you are willing to pay $60 annually. It supports both low to high resolution vidoes. Wordpress has almost everything that you need – from galleries to newsfeeds and videos. That's why Wordpress is a hot item for bloggers and businesses all over the world.






Quality Service For Customers

One thing that I learned from owning and operating a business for 10 years is you have to give your customers what they deserve, and that is excellent customer service. I have tried a lot of ways to do business in my country. I have done outsourcing strategies such as sourcing from China, exporting goods to Thailand, importing from Korea, etc. and of course, selling my products to my fellowmen. Building customer loyalty is extremely important because the repeat customers or those who are willing to recommend you to their family and friends will be your business' key to expansion. Of course, you don't just know where the money will come from. Although money is extremely important in business, you should always keep in mind to establish good relationship with your customers.

If you can show your genuine concern to your customer, that's the time that you can build customer loyalty. You can acquire customers for life with your service. Another secret that you can apply to your business is providing real customer service. If you hear that your competitors are treating your customers badly, that does not mean that just because everyone is doing it, you can do it too. You have to be creative. If you can, you should personalize your service for your customers so they will feel that they are important to you and you took the time to go out of your way to serve them. Even if your customers have different personalities and preferences, you should still go the extra mile for each of them. I repeat, be creative and resourceful! Get to know your customers personally (if you can) and recognize their needs as individuals.



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