Copy Success

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How to Make More Money From Your Business


Of course it can be a good idea to copy success, and you've heard such advice before. But have you actually tried to do this systematically in your business? Have you looked carefully at what your successful competitors are doing and then applied what you learned to your own business? It can be a great way to boost revenues and profits.

When we were first building and promoting our websites, I looked for other sites to exchange links with in order to increase traffic and get better positioning in the search engines. But it took so much time. I would spend hours surfing the internet to find relevant websites, and then looking for the contact information so I could send an email to the owners to ask if they were interested in exchanging links. Sometimes a day's work would result in nothing--not a single response.

One day I found a "link request letter" online and the writer said it worked very well for him. He also was allowing anyone to copy and use it. To be honest, I thought it sounded hokey (for lack of a better word), but I decided to give it a try. I added my name and the name of my sites, but otherwise used it word-for-word. The results? At least double or triple the success I had previously.

That example also points out how you can copy just the successful parts of a business. Even a business that is failing might be great at something, whether that is getting good employees, making a great product or finding new customers. Look for anyone in your industry who is doing better in any way than you are, and find out why.

There isn't much more to say about this strategy, and how you use it will depend on what kind of business you have. Essentially you just need to get in the habit of asking, "What are similar businesses doing that works?" It is something you should ask repeatedly. There is nothing wrong with brainstorming your own ideas, but why not also use ideas that have already been proven to work for others? Copy success--it is often the fastest way to make more money from your business.

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