I hear it all the time. Entrepreneurs are not convinced that they need a plan. And, I have to admit, when I started my first business back in 1999, I didn’t think I needed a plan either. I just figured I wanted a successful business and that was enough to move me forward. I started working with a business coach who gave me quite a few reasons to write a plan. I broke down and wrote the plan. And you wanna know what? It helped my business take leaps toward my goals.

Many people post job ads on Craiglist to generate leads for referrals with a posting for ‘market research’ or any number of things. On the plus side, you’re sure to have people contacting you who are interested in making extra money. This is how I got signed up, actually. On the negative side, most of your leads are people who are looking for an actual job and probably won’t appreciate someone wasting their time. Also, it’s a violation of Craigslist posting guidelines, and repeated abuse could result in your IP address getting permanently banned from posting on the site.

You heard somewhere about the 3-click rule. If your client can’t get to where they need to be on your site within 3 clicks, they leave. Your site must be efficient. Too much information can confuse or bore them. Stay on target.

Once you’ve found survey sites that have proven to have worked for people you will need to create your own account for the good Market SWOT Analysis companies. The only way that you will be making $150 a day by taking surveys online is by getting as many survey invites as you can and then successfully qualifying to get paid for taking them. To do this, make sure to indicate all your different interests and preferences. It also helps if you have people in all the different age categories living in your home. If you are overly conservative in reporting your needs and interests, you will probably not get a lot of invitations to take surveys.

Your market size. The bigger your market, the better because you can share a larger pie. However, make sure that it is a niche market. In internet marketing, your market size is defined by the number of searches for the keywords related in your market.

It takes practice to master the art of persuasion. You can’t just walk in the first day on the job and expect everything to go your way because you have influence over your co-workers. You need to practice before making a presentation. Rehearse all possibilities or “what ifs” that could happen during your proposal and how you will react to the situation. Ask yourself what is the best way to present this information?

Another point of which you should be aware is you can target your advertisements. Most social sites will let you pin point based on likes and dislikes, age relationship status and much more.

Inform your customers ahead of time. Before your new prices take effect, make sure that you let your customer base know about it. Send email notification to your opt-in list and announce the price changes on your website and blog. It would help if you can tell your customers and your prospects the reason/s why you decide to charge more.