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Midlife Transition? No Worries

Opportunities come in disguise. Therefore, those who want to experience the lure as well as the peril of a midlife transition should equip themselves suitably to recognize the opportunities that come their way. But how they can equip themselves may be a digression. The point the post deals with is how they should go about the transition process. 

If you have decided to opt for a big change during the middle of your life or if a change has been forced on you, there are chances of you feeling insecure during the transition phase. Remember, insecure feeling is real pain. If you have it, you cannot perform to your optimum capabilities.

Of course, you may face other issues also during the transition phase. Main among them may be fear because you are not certain of your future as well as your success. You may also worry whether everything will work out as planned. Despite all these issues, you must move on to overcome the issues you may face during the transition phase.

How to go about it?
1. F…

Democratization of Ideas and Startups

The advent of the Internet has tremendously impacted the commercial world. But whether the Internet is a boon or bane depends upon how it is used. Even experts are unable to gauge accurately the depth of the impact. However, the fact remains that this invention has shrunk the world, not literally but figuratively. It appears that the ripples of the invention and its aftermath will continue to affect the lives of people and more specifically, the commercial sector in the future also.   

Even a cursory study of the commercial world will reveal that the eco-system of a start-up is much different from that of a well-established company. Thanks to the wider bandwidth of information that is available now, a number of people are bitten by the entrepreneurial bug and you may not be an exception. So, you may also decide to begin your long entrepreneurial journey by taking the first step, regardless of whatever it may be. 

Though you can get a wealth of information from various sources and especi…

The Internet Era and How It Has Changed the Face of Marketing

Off-line market is quite big. But the online market is getting bigger and bigger. More and more products and services are being sold online. Of course, there are a number of companies that sell both off-line and online. But regardless of whether companies offer products or services online or off-line, they have to adopt the right ways to identify potential customers so they can make sales. 

The advent of the Internet has brought about phenomenal changes in the marketing concept. Nowadays, companies are forced to adopt an approach that is marketing-driven. Online marketing helps companies contact their customers directly and not necessarily through their sales force. 

The methods that were being adopted earlier did not allow companies to contact the market directly and so, they had to expend heavily for being in touch with their existing as well as potential customers. Most of the traditional sales happened through marketing executives which means companies had to pay salaries and other …

How a Great Copy Can Lift a Company from Abyss

It is often said that even businesses that stare at a grim future and that are at the bottom of a deep ravine can also be revived by a great copy. This means a competent copywriter can be an enabler who can help the businesses come out of the abyss. 

When you want to know what 'effective copywriting' is, you may come across many interpretations. In fact, freelance writers also say that they want to make a switch to copywriting because according to them, if they are able to write capably, they can write copies as well. But not everyone can write a great copy. There is empirical evidence to prove that only a few people have natural abilities to craft great copies but others have to work on themselves which means they should learn the skills and keep practicing what they learn.

There are a number of courses that offer training as well as materials that can teach how to write a great sales letter. But copywriting is much beyond writing sales letters. A well-written sales letter need…

Why Using the Right Category of Emotion Is Important to Attract Customers through a Copy

Copywriting is a great tool that can help in the marketing of a business. In fact, a well-written copy can do wonders for a business. Such a copy can inspire prospective customers to buy your products or services so you can make money. But how can you inspire these prospective customers to make their buying decision?

While trying to know the answer to this question, you may recall reading that people make their buying decisions based on their emotions. But when you think of emotions, you view them as feelings and not as motivation. The fact is you are not provoking feelings of your customers to make them buy but you are motivating them to take the required action.

Have you ever felt the so-called 'feelings' when you try to pull out your wallet for buying a thing? The answer may be an emphatic "no." You may think that you have acted based on your logic. But that is also not true. You are simply trying to justify your purchase by invoking logic. In fact, you could have…