Successfully starting a home business requires that we understand what a crucial role Calls-To-Action play in click-through, conversions and sales. It is fine and dandy to create stellar blog posts, correctly SEO’d, with eye candy everywhere to optimize the reader's visit to the page. Then we find all too often there is no follow through to the […]
Starting a Home Business requires careful planning and preparation. Articles and posts in this category will get you off to a fast start!
What Is A Call-To-Action?A Call-T0-Action in an image or a text link the prompts visitors to your site to take action, e.g., subscribe to a newsletter, view a video or download an eBook. This in turn drives traffic to you landing page where you collect their email and fulfill your offer. You can forget about collecting their information for your “list” if they are not clicking on the Call-To-Action button or link. Call-To-Actions (CTA) should be clear and precise to the point. Verbs such as, download, register here, start your free… , or get started today.
What Does A Call-To-Action Do?Calls-To-Action will encourage people to
- Download some content
- Follow the business on social media
- Subscribe to a blog
- Join your newsletter
Where do I place the (CTA’s) in my articles and web pages to make them user friendly?It is important to spread your (CTA’s) throughout you web page or blog. On the sticky page or home page there should be at least three to target different types of visitors. They can be links or buttons. The buttons should be big and contrast the colors on your site. A good button size is 225 pixels wide and 45 pixels high. They should be on all the articles and pages of your blog or website. There is only one cardinal rule about where they should not appear and that is on your landing page. Having them here tends to distract and confuse the visitor.
Use Calls-To-Action to Ensure Starting a Home Business SuccessfullyHere are some areas to concentrate your efforts in starting a home business successfully by implementing Calls-To-Action around everything you do online or offline. Start Here!
- Within the content and at the end of your presentations, eBooks or webinars.
- In presentations archive you slides and other material to your website
- On your blog be sure to use them in the Sidebar and the body content. Use both links and buttons, “above the fold” as in a newspaper.
- Every email should include a call-to-action. The subject line is especially important here. I will be covering that specific topic in my next blog. Include a personal (CTA) in your email signatures.
- Never underestimate the power of Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin leaving your (CTA) along with your posted comment.
- Contact us…..Why would someone call you? What is in it for them?
- Click Here.....Sounds too much like a spammer
- Animation….. Are just too busy on the page
- Be specific… Go to ________Create an account, invite your friends.
- Visit my page ___________, add me to your circles. Comment below that you added me.
- Like my content__________ Press the button is on the upper right corner.
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In starting a home business, networking is a great way to get started. Networking is a supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest. Try to build a “win-win” relationship. It is a learned behaviour. These contacts can help you build your business bigger than you could ever imagine. […]
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What was the big attraction for you in starting a home business? Was it more family time; no commute hassles; being your own boss; work your own hours? Did you have visions of working in your pajamas all day? Yeah, I thought so. An online business or any business you can work from home gives […]
If you’re thinking of starting a home business online and are trying to decide if it’s right for you, then you need to ask yourself the right questions. Of course, it's hard to know what questions to ask, much less which questions are the right ones. I found an article, by Louise Mandar, posted on […]
There are a lot of things to consider when Starting a Home Business. I received an interesting comment on my last post about the secret of leverage. The commenter added the importance of a fulcrum when using leverage. Analogies, like these, help to make the point about organizing time and effort is crucial to your […]