Never Satisfied… A Cry For Help!

Have you ever wondered how you can put so much time in efforts into an job for someone, and no matter what you do or how much you try, they are not satisfied.  Even after they told you that they loved what was done, and it is exactly what they ask for, it seems that the opinions of others keeps swaying and changing what their mind and confiscating your time.

I have been working with someone just like this.  I have already flown past the agreed price of the project and still no satisfaction. What do you do in this circumstance?

I received this message with a cry for help! So here is my reply…

For anyone going through this kind of issue…. it’s time to draw a line in the sand. You need to let people know that your time is valuable and that you have already gone above and beyond what was agreed on, and that any other work will have to be charged at an hourly rate.

You need to explain with a smile to this person that you can no longer continue to dedicate your time and efforts to this project at no charge. Explain to the client that you have created what they asked for, they like it and was satisfied with it. That you cannot continue putting time into this ever changing project with out compensation.  Remind them that they were satisfied with the project until others started giving their opinions, which by the way were much different from the original agreement. And let them know that you would be glad to continue working with them making all the changes, however you charge $$ an hour and that you would gladly bill them at the time the decide the project is completed.

I hope this answers the cry for help you were looking for. Remember this… believe in your value so that you can show others that value. Nothing is free and time is precious!

Blessings.

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Stand Strong in Your Beliefs

Working as a Christian in the world today has many disadvantages. We are shunned, talked about, and outcast, all due to our standing strong in our beliefs in Christ. I say to you… Stand strong in your beliefs and don’t allow the worldly ways to sway you.

Be bold in all you do.  You need to focus on how you can demonstrate to customers that, no matter what goes on around the world, you can be trusted for who you are and for what you are. Mind you, trust isn’t something you can fake, you must be sincere. You must sincerely mean what you say and do!

There is no reason to be shy. As a fellow Christian I am not bashful about being a Christian. Those that know me do business with me because of what I stand for, (honesty, integrity, sincerity) not what I am.  I don’t shove my Christianity down my clients throats, yet my compassion shows when a client is having a hard time, needs to talk etc…

It’s all about being me! So be who you are regardless of where you’re at and who is there with you. God will Bless those that do not turn their back on Him. Whether it is business or personal, there is no distinction, our God is ready to bless and protect. So, be bold and be strong.

People are starving for relationships they can understand with people they can trust. Stand Strong in Your Beliefs! Bring it!

Blessings

Unsure of what to do?

I have had a multitude of people asking me what we do and telling me they are unsure of what to do when it comes to marketing. With so many choices and so many scams, people don’t know which way to invest for their business. And many say that what they have researched is way to expensive. Others don’t know where to start. Some say they don’t have the time…

We can help you with most issues.

Here is what we cover:

Basic Social Media Management – We help you set up and maintain the 3 major social media platforms. Facebook, Linked In and Twitter. These should be maintained with 2 to 3 postings a day. We can set this up for you and show you how to post daily, with tools that make it easier. OR we can do it for you. I am currently managing 4 clients postings for them.

 Marketing – We have been teaching clients for 7 years to market their business using the Internet, Social Media, Internet Radio, Print and Mobile text (recently) It is all about what best suits the clients needs per their business industry.  Yes, in response to those who have asked,  we do have Internet Radio and Website Marketing available. This is what we do!

Branding – Branding is by far one of the hardest/easiest to do. It is all about conforming your printed material to look the same. Whether it is Brochures, Business Cards, Logo’s, Promotional Products, or your website and social media pages.  Everything needs to look the same, and send the same message. Having a great tag line is also a part of the puzzle.

Advertising – This comes in many options. (We can consult with you and refer you on any of the following) (We cover Internet Radio and Website Advertising, Social Media Management, and Mobile Texting plus consulting in Marketing, Branding and Advertising.

  • Print – Newspaper, Magazines, Flyers
  • Radio – AM/FM, or Internet Radio (paid and free)
  • Internet – pay per click or set price, banners, articles (like Word Press), articles for online magazines, cross linking with others, website advertising
  • Mobile messaging – Texting with special offers
  • SEO – seach engine optimation

Everything has a cost attached. Your best bet is to search for the best pricing for what you receive and have a means to track it.

Tip for the Day –  When you do FREE, you get what you paid for. Most sites that offer free listings and free links have a very low rating for you being seen and less for you getting a response.  I personally learned the hard way. I was taught to get on any and every website I could put my ad or link on. My results were ZERO. The only thing I got from that was a lot of time wasted on my part.

If you have specific questions on what we cover I would be glad to blog on them. Just leave your questions in the comment section and I will address them as they come in.

Blessings

In Today’s World it is Survival of the Faithful!

In today’s World it is survival of the faithful!

In Today’s World we are fighting just to survive in business. With economy in the grips of hell and families struggling to feed themselves, where do you turn for answers?

God has been and will always be my driving force! If not for having God in my corner, I would probably have closed the doors to my business a year ago. However my faith in God has been my saving grace. I know in my heart that God will provide and He has!

  • What is you faith structure?
  • Do you know that God is going to take care of you?
  • Do you believe that business will survive?
  • Do you know that the money you need will materialize?

Don’t allow the world to control you, your business or your life. Have the faith to believe that God will provide for all your needs! No Matter What!!
Being in the advertising business in a world where the economy is hanging on to every penny has been a challenge. However, though we have struggled we have survived and our bills have been paid.

That is due to our faith in God providing for our needs.

When Christians band together, each helping their fellow Christian, we form a united force. One that the world, the government cannot breakdown.  A force that is strong and will grow as we build our business and our lives around our belief in God.

How would 10 fellow Christians help your business?

How would 100 fellow Christians help your business?

Seek like minded people to grow your business and your faith. I work with many Christians who want to promote their business. I love helping those who believe as I do and who are striving to do the same things I am. Because of this I have helped them strengthen their business and their beliefs as well as survive in a world that is trying to suppress them.

If we band together as survivors of the Faithful we will overcome and conquer a world trying to erase us from existence.

Blessings

Decision Making – Right or Wrong Way

How many times have you done this? How many times have you been undecided when it comes to your business or your life? Sooner or later you are going to have to make a decision, right or wrong.

Why do you put yourself through the pain and agony of self doubt? You know what you need to do, and then you start to second guess yourself.  Does this sound like you?

How about today you make a decision based on your ability to know whether it is right or wrong.  

If you have felt compelled, or led to do something but the negative nagging about spending the money knaws at your stomach then

  • first, question why you are getting this feeling
  • next, question if what you are being led to do is from God or not
  • look at all the facts of what you feel led to do
  • make sure you can afford what you are seeking to do
  • talk to some of your closest advisors for advice

I have found that when God has led me to do something, and I go against it I get the nagging feelings. I have also found that when I am tight on money I tend to be hesitate to make that step out in faith to follow what I have been led to do.

When we started our Internet Radio Stations I had no intentions of working here, the reason was that I wanted to keep my nice paying job so that I could guarantee a flow of money as the business was getting started.  I didn’t want to be in a bind by having us both work at the same place relying on whatever we sold to survive.  I did not have complete faith in God at that time, to provide for my family, and I felt like by me keeping my job, I had security and an income to cover my family needs. However, God had other plans for me, I lost my job 1 week after we opened the office. For 3 months I pounded the pavement searching for another job, and then it hit me… God wanted me to be with my husband in our own business, a business that was built for spreading the Word of God around the world. Our first station was Apostle Internet Radio @ http://www.apostleradio.org . It is the cornerstone of this company and the foundation. Once I excepted that this is where I am suppose to be, the station prospered. Today, over 7 years later, we are still in operation and we have never had to borrow to keep the doors open. God has always provided what we need, when we need it.

Take courage from my story and do what you feel you are led to do. God knows what He is doing and He knows your path.  Be Encouraged, Be Faithful and keep me posted on how it goes.

And most of all, don’t let money cause you fear. Fear is an ugly thing and it has crippled many people’s dreams and visions.

Blessings!