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Made Redundant? See It As A New Door Opening…

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If you have recently been made redundant, the chances are that you are feeling a little low. Losing your job, even if it is through no fault of your own, can be demoralising. You want to be valued, show your impact and feel like you are an expert at what you do. Just because you have been made redundant doesn’t mean that you aren’t good at your job; it simply means that the company you had been working for can no longer keep you on for financial or political reasons. If you have been made redundant recently, don’t see it as a negative thing. While not a personal choice and the timing may be a little crummy, you can see redundancy as an opportunity to embark on something new with your professional life. Take a look at these inspirational ways to view redundancy as a positive step forward and revolutionise your life for the better.

 

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Career Switch

Don’t think that you have to launch yourself head first into an array of job applications in a rush to get a new position. The chances are that you received some sort of payout to help cushion the redundancy blow. This should give you some much needed breathing space to focus on what you might want to do next. Losing your job can give you sleepless nights and make you worry about the future. However, before launching yourself into a new position immediately and making the wrong professional choice and being unhappy, you should take a breather. Reflecting is vital to help you recharge your batteries and focus on what is important to you.

You might want to take the opportunity to focus on a passion in an effort to turn it into a career. Often when we are fresh out of college, we take the first job that comes our way and we build a career around this. However, this may not inspire and fire us up. What is it that you love? Consider checking out a range of job training courses to help equip you with the skills you need for a potential new career. Just because you were an accountant doesn’t mean you can’t be a car mechanic. And just because you have social media management skills doesn’t mean you cannot be a hair stylist. Focus on what you love and forge a career.

 

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Go It Alone

If you are sick and tired of working for the man (whoever the man is) it’s time to break the mould and go your own way. Consider using your financial cushion to construct your own business plan. Perhaps you want to launch a street food business, or maybe you want to produce your own custom made jewelry, or maybe you want to provide accountancy services to IT contractors. Whatever it is that you want to do, you can. You simply need to be prepared.

Focus on your funding and make some accurate financial predictions in your business plan. Write about your experience from your previous role and never be ashamed to admit that you were made redundant. It’s nothing to be embarrassed about, and potential investors will appreciate your honesty and the efforts that you are going to in order to launch your own venture.

When pitching to a potential investor, ensure that you are suited and booted and that you know your figures inside out. A bank manager may be a scary proposition, but a business angel is even more terrifying. These individuals are experts in their field and use their own money to invest in startups that they think can make them money. They want a strong return on their investment so they will be investing in you as much as your venture. Know your gross from your net figures and be prepared to have your business plan scrutinised. Ensure that you understand the risks that your business may face and have contingency plans to show your potential investors that you have thought of every eventuality, and that you can weather any financial turmoil.

Being an entrepreneur is no easy task, but the door that redundancy has closed, could leave the self employment door ajar. If you have been made redundant, don’t think that you have to find the exact same job elsewhere in a different company. You need to think outside of the box to explore different professional options. This could be your chance to seek out new opportunities, giving you a better work life balance and revolutionising your life for the better.

 

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3 Things You Need To Know About To Build Your Online Business

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Starting an online business could be a great idea for budding entrepreneurs who want to make a difference in the world. However, if you’re going to get started and build something that you can truly be proud of, you need to know about a few things first. Read on to find out what they are: 

 

Social Media Marketing

The first thing you need to know about is social media marketing. Social media marketing is one of the most powerful things you can do online if you’re going to start a business. Millions of people use social media every day, and search for businesses that they want to work with there. You need to know who your target audience is so you know which platforms are the best for you to use. You might also want to consider hiring a social media manager to help you run things and stay on top of everything. 

 

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Word Of Mouth 

Word of mouth reviews are pretty much unbeatable. They are so powerful because a real person is giving an enthusiastic recommendation, and people love recommendations from the people they know. You can make sure you’re getting word of mouth reviews by not only providing an amazing product/service, but unbeatable customer service too. Extra touches go a long way! 

 

SEO and PPC

SEO and PPC are your bread and butter when it comes to online marketing. PPC can actually help you to get results almost right away – learn more using the infographic below. 

 


check out this Learning Management Systems PPC Guide Infographic

 

Why you should hire a copywriter

Running a business is very hard and can be time consuming. Which is why I see many abandoned blogs and websites with little or no content. Their owners are too busy running their business, and have forgotten to keep their websites updated. I know it can be hard juggling all the needs of your business, especially when you have no clue on how to go about writing engaging articles. This is why you need a copywriter.

A good copywriter will be able to easily create articles regularly in line with your business. I have been a copywriter for some years now, and many of my clients still wonder how quickly I can shoot a content idea over to them and get the article written a few hours later. The simple answer is because it is my job to do so.

 

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Here are some reasons why you should hire a copywriter –

 

It gives you time to run your business

This to me is the main reason why you should hire a copywriter. Once you hand over the content strategy to your copywriter, you can then focus on running your business. Creating constant quality content takes time and effort. So handing that bit over to a content writer will give you hours to do other jobs.

 

You can focus on what you CAN do

Many business owners are not copywriters. They have no idea on how to write engaging articles. Which is why they should hire a copywriter to do the job for them. This will allow them focus on jobs they can do properly.

 

A good copywriter can hep you rank on search engines

A good copywriter can write engaging SEO articles that will help you rank on search engines. This is good for business because your prospective customers will find your website a lot quicker. Generating organic traffic is very important and well written articles can do just that for your website.

 

 

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Your business gets a social media presence

Having a social media presence is vital for a successful business. A copywriter can help you have a social media presence. Many of them like myself are also social media managers, so you can get 2 services for the price of 1 if you are a good negotiator. A good copywriter/social media manager can help you create engaging content for your social media platforms.

 

Stand out from the rest

Hiring a copywriter will help your website and overall business stand out from the rest. It is one way of stepping ahead of your competitors because it means you are taking your business seriously. The best way to stand out from the many businesses online is to have amazing content. That already puts you ahead of millions. A well updated website/blog makes your business appear more present and trustworthy.

 

These are just a few reasons why you should hire a copywriter. You can always get in touch with me if you need copywriting services. My email address is – fashionandstylepolice@gmail.com, or you can drop me a line on Twitter – fashionstylepol

 

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