From The Desk of Stefan-Berg-Online-Entrepreneur.com … Is Free really FREE? Is Free Always The Best?
Why pay for Pro Tools when things are free?
When it comes down to success in business you really have to decide if you want your own Business or if you want to trade your time for money (read employee). If you´re looking for your Own Business what are you prepared to do make your business profitable?
All begins in your mind. You have to decide, where to focus. Where should you spend your time, What kind of tools do you need, is everything free?
We´re going to discuss is Free always the best, if you want to progress in your business?
I doesn’t matter if you want an offline or online Business… you have to do some investments. You can´t avoid it. If you believe in your idea and you have a business plan, GREAT, don´t hesitate. The Money you’ll put in is worth it.
You can´t say, I don´t need to invest in my business – I can do it for free.
There is No Options. From Day 1 you need certain tools and services.
Let us Illustrate it:
Your car needs to be fixed. It´s broken – and you really need it!
You have 2 choices:
1. You do it yourself – you may have to buy a book, search on the internet and find the instructions. It says: grab that tool and that spare part to make it work – This is not free. It takes time and money
2. Pay someone who do it for you.
In both examples you need knowledge, the right tools and money!
If you did it yourself you saved a few bucks – but instead –
how much time did you spend, Was it free?
Same goes in your business. If you want your Business vehicle to Run Smoothly. Either you pay someone for the things you need that you don´t have enough knowledge about or you start to learn yourself – by getting the right tools – in both ways you have to invest..
One thing you learn while you progress is that it actually saves you both money and time to invest in the Right tools
So what kind of Pro tools do you need in a Online Business? Where do you start?
You need 3 Things. We can refer to them as “The 3 Musketeers“ These are real Pro tools.
1. Autoresponder – AWeber – the most effective way to keep in contact with your customers
2. Hosting – Not an option – the most essential tool in your Online Freelance Work
3. Tracking – will help you to see where you should put your effort in advertising and to keep up to date with where you get your best results.
“The three Musketeers” are not free – but they will give you results! The Value in having these Tools are priceless in your business to grow. Is free always the best?
No, YOU can only get results if you are willing to invest money and time in your business.
Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
Peter Drucker (1909 – 2005)