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If you are an entrepreneur, marketer, Internet Entrepreneur, your top priority must be a professional website in this 21st century. Your website is a direct reflection of you and your business. Creating a professional website designed to sell will take a great deal of time and effort, as there is much more to take into consideration than design. You must look at a much broader picture and specifically design your website to sell. ediaro.com website development team put together this tips to improve your website.
1.) You must have a professional looking website. Your website is the most important sales tool you have. Your visitor’s first impression will almost instantly determine whether or not you’re going to make a sale. A professional website should be pleasing to the eyes, well organized, easy to navigate and load quickly.
2.) You must specifically design your website to rank high in the Search Engines. This involves much more than just including META tags. Your KEYWORDS, TITLE, IMAGE ALT tags, Text and overall design, all play an important role in determining how your website will rank.We at ediaro.com professional web developers take all this into consideration when developing a website, contact our webcentre for more information.
3.) You must use effective sales copy. Your words are the entire foundation of your business. Most business failures are the result of ineffective copy. Whether it is your website, sales letters or advertisements, your words play a major role in determining your success. When writing your website copy, use the following formula:
a.) A -Attention – Use a powerful headline that demands attention
b.) I -Interest – Intrigue interest and create curiosity
c.) D -Detail – Provide details about your product or service
d.) A -Action – Call for action
4.) Provide free instruction. Your website is the storefront for your product or service. You must convince your visitors that they need the product or service you’re offering. This can be accomplished by providing your visitors with free helpful advice and instruction in the form of an article, tutorial, free ebook or free autoresponder course.
5.) Display your testimonials. You must gain your visitors trust. By displaying customer testimonials, you are boosting your potential customers confidence in you and your product or service. You can either create a web page to display all of your testimonials or use a script to rotate them on your main page.
6.) Let your visitors know who you are. Provide complete information in regard to your company including, address, phone number and email addresses to request information and support on your website.
7.) Provide a sample or trial of your product or service. For example, if you’re selling cream, produce small free product sample-that can be ordered FREE on your website. Not only will this increase your sales, but it will drive more traffic to your site as well.
8.) Remove the risk. To further increase your sales, you must remove the risk by providing a guarantee. A guarantee will boost your potential customer’s confidence in purchasing your products or services.
9.) Introduce online ordering and payment medium. This would enable your customers place their order easily and immediately if they’re convinced with your products and services proposition you offer them.
10.) Describe your products to increase online sales. Don’t just talk about your products, show them off. You want your visitors to feel not just that they want to buy the product, but that they need to buy the product. Increase online sales by providing a complete description of the product, customer reviews, and videos of how the product works. Include in your description the product’s best features and how it will benefit your customer. Show in a video exactly how easy the product is to use. This will increase online sales because your website visitor will feel comfortable with the product, and therefore more willing to spend their money on your product.
A professional website specifically designed to sell is one the most important factors in determining your success. Take your time and make sure you’re looking at the complete picture before you begin. If you’re not secure in your abilities to create your own website, rather than risk the potential success of your business, consider hiring a professional web designer like ediaro.com. Your success depends on it.
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Setting up a fish business doesn’t require hundreds of thousands as it’s imagined and made to seem in literatures, with just N40,000, you can setup a fish pond business. Follow this simple process.
The major requirements for raising fishes are land and source of suitable and dependable water supply. The land issue can be solved by building a wooden pond to house the fishes. To culture 100-200 fishes, you’ll require a 8 ft Length x 4 ft Breadth x 3 ft High wooden pond, the interior should be covered by a white tarpaulin. The pond should have stands and a slight slope (2-4cm) allowed. Provide water inlet and outlet pipes for the pond if your source of water is a pump driven well, but outlet pipes only if you are to be filling the pond manually. The source of water should be dependable and portable (but not chemicalised, such as tap water). Well water is an advisable option.
After the pond might have been constructed, rub every part of the tarpaulin interior with palm oil (3 milk tins of palm oil is enough), leave for 3days and wash afterwards with soap and disinfectants (such as IZAL).
Of all the culturable fishes, the cat fish Clarias gariepinus (Commonly called Clarias) is advisable for this type of pond. It’s strongly advised that you start rearing them from the “juvenile stage”. Get your stock from a respectable fish farm in your locality, go to the farm with a container, on the farm, request that the container be filled with water to 1/3 of its capacity. The water should contain between 2 tablespoonfuls of salt. Time your journey to arrive in the evening, lower the container into the pond which you have earlier filled to 2/3 of it’s volume of water, wait for 5 minutes and up, then turn the remaining fishes into the pond. It is advisable to place your pond under a shade. Do not feed your fishes that evening, start feeding them the following morning. You can use feeds like Coppens, Dirante or Multifeed.
1.2 Feeding Schedule
|Week||Feed size (mm)||Quantity (Milk tin)||Time of the day||Remark|
|Day 1||–||–||–||Starve the fish|
|Day 2-4 Weeks||0.8-1.2||2||MAE||M=Morning (6-7am)A= Afternoon (11-12pm)E= Evening (6-7pm)Afternoon ration= Morning ration divided by 2. Morning=Evening
3 with supplements or 4 tins without supplements
Table 1-Feeding schedule table for 150 fish
It is advisable to spend at least N110 for each 150 fish, we need to budget N 16,500.
1.3 Management tips
1. Change the water every week or whenever any green spot is noticed in the pond or whenever the water becomes foul. It may be necessary to wash the pond with soap and disinfectant.
2. Change the water early in the morning, do not feed before or after you might have changed the water. On such days, feed in the afternoon and evening only.
3. For the small sized feeds, it is advisable to buy big sized feeds like 2mm and grind it to sizes like 0.8mm or 1.2mm, this is synonymous with ‘’lebo” and ‘’gari’’ sizes.
4. Feed supplements like chopped bread, biscuits and “kuli-kuli” can be fed to the fishes as from 9 weeks, but this should not replace the normal feed, it should only act as supplement and it should be in moderate quantity in order to prevent water fouling. Feed these only in the afternoon. Choose feeding spots (preferably at the edge).
5. Do not store your feed for more than a month; always check the expiry date of the feed before purchase. After each use, tie the tip of the feed tightly to prevent nutrient escape.
6. It is advisable to familiarize yourself with the colour and scent of the feed you are using-so as to easily detect when it’s expired.
7. Insist on juveniles as a first timer and book beforehand so as to prevent being given unhealthy juveniles.
8. Observe your fishes everyday for their condition, if anyone is lying at the bottom of the pond, disturb it, if it wakes, swim and relax again, then something is wrong. In addition, if anyone is gasping on the water surface, disturb it but if it comes back to gasp, something is definitely wrong. If white spots appear on their skin or the fishes fail to pick their feed, it is advisable to consult an aqua-culturist. But as a first aid, administer moderate dose (say 8-10 tablets) of grinded coloured vitamin C on the surface of the water.
9. Keep record of all activities particularly financial ones-in order to know how much the business gulps and vomits.
10. Inform your prospective customers before harvesting.
1.4 Harvesting and sales.
For total harvesting, harvest on the 14th week and dispose off. But for retail harvesting, you can start harvesting from the 3rd month.
To harvest, drain all the drainable water and use scoop net to collect the fishes into a large basin for disposal.
Apart from selling them fresh, you can also smoke, sun-dry or prepare pepper soup both for sales and consumption.
In an economy where the gap between the poor and the rich widens with every passing second and the hope of the poor diminishing with every breathe, the only succor lies in the use of one’s hand to yeast a tin full flour to a basket full of bread and one of the way is fish cultivation. It is the aim of the writer that if the given advices are properly followed, the dream of making it in life will become a reality before long in life.
By: Omofaye Moses Amos
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