Even Cupcakes Can Be A Money Making Project

cupcakesWhen I was around 9 years of age nothing pleased me more than having a project to do. It always made me feel good to be in charge of something, no matter how big or small. Budding projects do not have to last a lifetime or make millions, it’s just the fact that you take your good idea and bring it to completion.

Take for instance a group of school children given a challenge. They need to make money for a school trip they will be taking. When faced with such a problem, it’s a great idea to brain storm – this way they come up with numerous ideas and suggestions.

All the ideas should be written down and then eliminated one by one until only a few remain, each of the remaining should be given an equal amount of discussion and thought. Now after all this you should be left with one idea which everyone agrees is the best for the situation.

Then you can begin to plan. What items do you need? How will you advertise it? What is the market for the item? Can it be purchased cheaply and sold for a profit?

When all these questions are answered you can begin to implement your plan.

Now lets say for example the idea you are left with is a cupcake sale. If each of the children brought 1 dozen cupcakes to the sale that would amount to 360 different, delicious small cakes that were absolutely free.

The next thing is you need to figure out if this amount is enough to meet your potential sales, if so, you are all set for the next step.

That step should be the advertising, decide what kind of advertising would be appropriate and how you can make sure it reaches all your potential customers. A good idea would be for the children to make posters using poster board, allowing them to do it would again cut down on costs as all you will need is poster board and art supplies.

They could then place the advertisements all around the school advertising not only the sale but also the time and price.

The price should be carefully considered, not overpriced or under priced, you want the person to feel good about purchasing your product. When the day arrives for the sale its all hands on deck everyone working together.

After the sale, say you have sold all the cupcakes at a price of 50c each, you will of made $180 minus the cost of the poster board of $5, your profit would be $175.

So as you can see it’s all in the planning, if you have come up with what you think is a great idea, figure out what you need, how you will advertise it, what the market is like for the product, is it cost effective for you, and what the selling price would be.

You are basically ready to implement your own budding project.

More Blogging Tips For Entrepreneurs

blog-picSo you have a budding project! You have your website and your start up money, but did you know it takes a lot of time and effort to to keep your website updated and fresh. It is not a secret that Google likes to see websites add or update content on a regular basis, but what happens when you run out of ideas?

Well there are several things you can do to overcome this problem. First lets explain why you need to keep your website updated and fresh. One of the main reasons to keep it fresh is that Google prefers it, the search engine likes to see activity and they favor sites that frequently update their content.

Another reason is that returning visitors will also appreciate updated material. So that brings us to the problem of what do you do when you run out of ideas? One thing you could do is start a blog – blog topics that relate to industry news and trends, you can also create the posts to answer your audiences questions and needs.

The blogs should be 300 to 600 words, some people argue about the number of words believing the shorter the better to keep your audiences attention, but Google prefers the longer ones. Also keep in mind Google does not want to see multiple pages on your site that discuss the same topic, in fact, such a tactic maybe seen as duplicate content. So make it relevant to your industry and make sure it is deserving of a post.

Another good idea to keep things fresh is to rewrite existing pages. There is always a way to improve your site look for pages that you can make better, sometimes the pages are outdated as new information or statistics are released, you can rewrite or just extend the existing page.

Google will notice the changes you make and see it as fresh content, just keep in mind not to sacrifice quality for quantity. So the more pages you have the better chance someone has of finding your site and thus increasing traffic, another advantage of increased pages is the fact you have a better chance Google will notice your site and the higher the ranking you will receive.

Although doing all these things will not guarantee your success it will certainly help you in maintaining your website and ensuring you only put quality pages on the site to help keep your rating high.

Intro To Entrepreneurship and Start ups

startup-projectI would first like to point out there is difference between people wishing to be an entrepreneurs and a person wanting to be a start up founder. Entrepreneurs look for business opportunities and create ways to make them profitable, most entrepreneurs concentrate more on earning money than the major responsibilities of running the company.

Entrepreneurs are everywhere not only in the rich areas of the world but also in poor parts, there is always an opportunity for creative people to make money no matter where they live.

On the other hand a start up founders creates a business that will someday become profitable, their goal is different than that of an entrepreneurs. The start up founder does not have a major financial agenda – they create a product or service they hope will change the world, they don’t start off with the idea of making millions, they just want to become famous and prove to others how anything is possible. Read More