Follow These Tips To Become Successful At Internet Marketing.

People will relate to your product more if you utilize emotional descriptions within your advertisements. This will help you build brand recognition. Use good descriptive words like “relief” and “security”.

When you are starting to market your business online, you should look in to advertising. Early on, you rely entirely on your advertising to bring potential customers to your site. Advertising can give you access to customers you might not find in any other manner.

The options at your disposal when it comes to running your business and website can be overwhelming. Eliminate sites slowly until you are down to just one, which would be the one you go with. Pick a topic you are knowledgeable and passionate about. You will find website marketing more simple when you have goals.

Utilizing email for marketing your business is a great idea. Any newsletter you create for customers should be interesting, while also containing important information. You want the customer to feel like the email is fun to read, and not spam. These emails will let your customers know that you appreciate their business.

Be certain that the information you provide to customers when you promote your business is appropriate. Aim to achieve unique and valuable content on your website. Keeping your information fresh and updated is extremely helpful for visitors to your website.

Using the advice in this piece, you have the ability to greatly enhance your efficiency, income and sales volume. Internet marketing is definitely one of the best ways to increase your sales. These guidelines will improve your current Internet marketing strategy, which will help you to attract more customers.

Telephone Systems for Business are very important for any business. They can make the difference between being in front of your competition or being behind. Would you spend thousands on a computer system that didn’t work?

With so many good telephone service Companies in cities like Glasgow and Manchester, all you really need is one good and reliable Company.

At Just Voice & Data, we are one of the leading Glasgow Based Telecoms Companies.

We specialise in Telecom systems and services and pride ourselves on our ongoing support to our clients.

We have worked with business of all sizes, types all with a variety of budgets.

Contact Us if you are looking for a more rewarding telecoms experience.

Are You Using The Internet To Its Full Potential? Check Out These Marketing Tips And Find Out!

When you are writing your marketing copy, make use of HTML tags that emphasize certain words or phrases. You can increase a word’s strength by bolding it or italicizing it. This technique can improve clarity in the message that you want to convey so that your audience can receive your message in the intended interpretation.

Blogging is a great adjunct to any internet marketing business. A continuing blog also stands as testament to the enduring value of your products. A blog will increase the size and visibility of your website. The result is an increase in visitors.

Be as detailed as you can when you are building a website. Your goal should be to teach your potential customers exactly what you are selling so they understand what and why they should want to purchase your product. Don’t repeat descriptions or use useless data with your prospects.

The first strategy worth looking into when it comes to internet marketing is to scrutinize your competition. If you check out your competition, you can find what you need to do. If you notice major gaps in the offerings on other sites, make them a point of pride on your own site in order to distinguish yourself from the crowd.

After reading about creating an Internet marketing plan, do you feel you’re ready to begin experimenting? Are you prepared to use what you read about for your own business? Can you start adjusting your plan to make it better? If you’re able to, then don’t hesitate and get started! If you’re still not exactly sure of what you’re doing, take the time to reread the tips.

Business Telephones are very important for any business. They can make the difference between being in front of your competition or being behind. Would you spend thousands on a computer system that didn’t work?

With so many good telephone service Companies in cities like Glasgow and London, all you really need is one good and reliable Company.

At Just Voice & Data, we are one of the leading Glasgow Based Telecoms Companies.

We specialise in Telecom systems and services and pride ourselves on our ongoing support to our clients.

We have worked with business of all sizes, types all with a variety of budgets.

Contact Us if you are looking for a more rewarding telecoms experience.

Who tops Ofcom list of most complained about telco?

TalkTalk had more than twice as many complaints about its landline phone service than its competitors during the third quarter ended September 2011, U.K. telco regulator Ofcom revealed on Tuesday.

“Ofcom’s data shows that from July to September 2011 it received the most complaints about TalkTalk Group,” said the watchdog. “These have largely been driven by issues related to billing and customer service.”

According to the report, TalkTalk received 0.77 complaints per 1,000 customers for its landline business, 2.7 times as many as the nearest rival, BT, which had only 0.29 complaints per 1,000 customers

TalkTalk also came out top in broadband complaints as well, receiving 0.55 complaints per 1000 customers.

On a more positive note TalkTalk were the only Telco to see a drop in the number of complaints it had received for fixed line services. Hardly encouraging for the end user though!

 

 

Telephone service | Unicom and Chess prove that small is best

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twice within the passed few days we have been made aware of the sharp practices of Unicom and Chess Telecom.

Unicom trebling the cost of one bill and Chess with their usual underhand sales tactics. . .

Unicom is now on their 3rd investigation by OFCOM for their underhand sales procedures in selling telephone products to consumers and businesses. The most blatant of which is their 3 year fixed term contract, which under EU law is prohibited, the maximum time that an individual or a small business, 10 staff or less, can sign up to a telephone service contract is 24 months. As well as this being the maximum length of contract for telephone service, these contract cannot automatically roll over, as in they cannot renew the contract for a further 24 months without getting your consent.

Chess on the other hand, just be careful when speaking to them on the phone, and make sure that who calls them on behalf of your company knows to beware of what is being said by the Chess staff member, for example, if your staff member is asked, “are you authorised by your company ” please be aware that this is them about to change your contractual terms and conditions, as well as length of contract.

It’s worth remembering that your local telephone service provider is probably best when looking for a trust worthy partner, they are local to you, they will, in all probability, be more than happy to come in and speak to you, they are less likely to tie you up on long term contracts.

We here at Just Voice and Data will, where possible, ensure that we only ever offer 30 day rolling contracts for telephone service, that means that if you’re not happy with our service, you can leave at any time as long as you give us 30 days notice, no long tie ins.

To find out more contact us here

BT Line Rental

More than 10 million BT customers have been dealt a blow with the cost of basic monthly line rental rising from £15.45 to £15.99.

The phone giant has been steadily raising its charges for the past five years, making customers fork out almost £5 more for the same service. Basic line rental cost just £11.50 in 2008. This an increase of 39pc in six years.

The Full article can be read here telegraph.co.uk

 

To Save money on your Line rental contact us

 

Become A Successful Salesperson With These Simple Tips.

If you’re just starting out with affiliate marketing, you should look for affiliates that are offering the services or products that you’re interested in selling. Using a range of affiliate networks should provide you with multiple streams of income. When considering affiliates, research the company before you agree to work with them. Be sure to find out about the company and their products.

There is an undeniable spectrum of quality when it comes to affiliate websites. Some are not user-friendly. Do not let the quality of your website design determine how well your business is. You establish trust through this method and garner purchases.

Don’t limit your affiliates to just a few. That could make your business too dependent on a limited number of links. Use a wide range of vendors, and offer a diversity of products, as well. The most successful marketers have a variety of income sources that cushion them when one fails. Find out how many different product lines you can handle at a time. If you aren’t operating at your full potential capacity you should look for more products to achieve this.

Communication with affiliate partners is extremely important for fostering a good working relationship that is mutually beneficial. Frequent communication with your partners is essential to generating revenue. The affiliates who bring you the most business are your most prized partners, and you should do whatever it takes to nurture and strengthen your partnership with them.

The insights in this article will assist you in finding your target audience, which will lead to increased profit margins. You will inevitably cultivate your own methods of success as you make your way around the market. You should always keep the basics in mind and make sure your marketing plan is easy to follow.

Business Telephones are very important for any business. They can make the difference between being in front of your competition or being behind. Would you spend thousands on a computer system that didn’t work?

With so many good telephone service Companies in cities like Glasgow and London, all you really need is one good and reliable Consultant.

At Just Voice & Data, we are one of the leading Glasgow Based Telecoms Companies.

We specialise in Telecom systems and services and pride ourselves on our ongoing support to our clients.

We have worked with business of all sizes, types all with a variety of budgets.

Contact Us if you are looking for a more rewarding telecoms experience.

Telephone | Broadband | Mobile | Contracts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contracts from service operators are the bane of many people’s lives. Despite OFCOM implementing what the industry knows as General Conditions, many operators continue to flout them.

Two such operators I have had the unfortunate pleasure of encountering on behalf of clients are, Chess Telecom PLC and Elite telecom.

Let’s look at the single biggest change in recent history of the telecoms market, ARC’s or automatically renewing contracts, you know the ones, where you sign up for x amount of months and if you miss the anniversary you are automatically tied in for the same initial period again. These contracts were removed from sale at the start of this year 2012, to consumers and companies of 10 or less, however, If my understanding is correct, from 13 September 2011, if you signed an ARC after this date OFCOM allow you to terminate the contract, giving the standard notice, at any time, whether you have served the full term of the contract or not.

OFCOM also, in their guidance to operators, make it clear that no early termination charges should be applied unless the operator has endured costs due to the supply of equipment, or free install. That’s only fair after all.

Yet the annoying thing is, operators are playing on your ignorance, Elite Telecom for example recently applied termination charges to a client who gave them the 30 days’ notice, even after my intervention and provision of OFCOM guidelines to them, (operators have a habit of not training their call centre staff properly, this allows them to plead ignorance and ensure the staff give their customers the wrong information, to the operators benefit of course) they, Elite, through their call centre staff, still tried to enforce the contract, which within their small print stated a minimum term of 24 months (more on that later). My client wasn’t aware they had signed for 24 months, and this was hidden away in the small print. The result is we have requested a letter of deadlock to allow us to take the matter directly to arbitration. Again, operators are required to have independent arbitrators and advise of who they are on their website. Check with your supplier to make sure they do.

Now, back to the 24 month contracts.

From May 2011 OFCOM introduced rules in relation to contract length for consumers and small business, 10 staff or less. The maximum length of contract is 24 months, however, you must be offered a 12 month contract as well, if your supplier has failed to offer you a 12 month contract and instead just signed you on a 24 month contract, then your supplier is in breach of OFCOM regulations.

Going back to Elite Telecom, within their general terms and conditions on contracts, they state their minimum term contract is 24 months. In other words their customers don’t have a choice and there for have never been offered a 12 month contract. In this scenario, OFCOM will deal directly with a complaint from you, as it is within the general conditions of supply from the operator where the operator has breached the OFCOM general conditions.

Chess Telecom PLC, where do I start, let me just say that in 20+ years in this industry Chess Telecom have to be the worst operator I have ever encountered. Recently, again a small business, less than 10 employees, gave the standard notice to cancel their contract, to their surprise, this is what they were told (now you will understand what I meant about not training their staff) Firstly, you signed a new contract in April 2012, the customer hadn’t and asked for a copy of the original contract from last year 2011, at which they were told “OFCOM tell us we only need to keep copies for 6 months” I actually have their general manager tell me this on an email re another client. I have yet to find anything from OFCOM which states or even implies this. I believe corporate law requires them to keep copies of contracts longer. Secondly, you are on an ARC, we have until Dec 2012 to take you off this, true except the client has given notice to terminate. Thirdly, you are on our best price guarantee contract (how many contracts is the client on I wonder) and by signing that, as long as we beat whoever you are going to you are resigned to us for the initial term, sounds an awful lot like an ARC to me? But also means that you can never leave Chess, hardly competitive practice is it?

Another guilty pleasure of Chess Telecom is to agree line rentals and call costs with you on your new contract. Don’t expect it to last, I can guarantee that within a few months your prices will have increased.

Why don’t you check your contract terms and conditions and ensure your supplier is being 100% honest with you, or if you need advice use the contact form to get in touch.

OFCOM proposed cap BT Charges

OFCOM has launched plans to price cap traditional technologies and the newer high speed Ethernet services, provided by BT.

The regulator claims that pricing controls  are required to counteract the “significant market power in a number of wholesale leased line services” that BT enjoys in the telecoms market.

These Leased line type services are part of the telecoms infrastructure, They enable voice and data traffic to be routed between locations. They are used by many businesses and organisations for a range of IT  platforms, such as internet access. They are also used by network communications providers, for example mobile networks.

OFCOM estimate the market to be in the region of £2billion per annum.

OFCOM has proposed a number of varying price caps that are dependent on the precise services organisations opt for with BT’s traditional technology. The suggestion is  that BT can impose year-on-year rate rises of 3.25% on top of inflation.

For Ethernet usage, Ofcom has proposed that BT decrease what it currently charges from between 8% and 16% a year after RPI has been factored in, depending on the type of service businesses have contracted for. In areas where BT face greater competition in this area, London for example, less restricted price controls have been suggested by OFCOM.  As a result the company will not be able to place any price rises for use of those lines for three years, under the plans.

Ofcom say that the proposals are “designed to align the prices of these BT products with their cost by 2015.” It also has said that the  controls it has suggested will incentivise BT to “make efficiency gains.”

“We want to ensure that the prices for wholesale leased lines services are not excessive and are broadly in line with the cost of provision,” OFCOM also said. “Wholesale prices for leased lines are likely to be reflected in retail prices. Excessive wholesale prices are likely to result in excessive retail prices, which would be to the detriment of consumers.”

Those affected by these proposals from OFCOM have until the end of this month to make representations to the regulator.

 

 

Great Tips For A Profitable Home Business

Schedule your work hours, and stick to your plan to ensure that you also get adequate personal time. End your business day by setting a specific time to let the answering machine take any further business calls. It is important to leave time for friends, family and even yourself.

You need to ensure your website will get you sales. A lot of home business owners only sell items in person. To get a jump on those people, set up a website. It is possible to sign up for one at a low cost on various websites.

By obtaining a checking account for your business, you will be able to see all of the outgoing expenses and also keep track of how much money is coming in. Use your business checking account for all your business purchases. This makes it easier to track your company’s transactions. It also helps to have a credit card that you use solely for business expenses.

When working from home, try to always achieve your personal best. Even though it can be extremely fulfilling to have a home business, your self-esteem could suffer if you place work before your own needs. Make sure that you get regular exercise and make time for social interactions outside of the home. Investing in you, and integrating these tips into your days, will improve your opinion of yourself and also improve how other people perceive you.

As the beginning of this article mentioned, many people dream about running their own home business. Yet, most don’t know where best to begin to become an entrepreneurial success. Use the advice in this article, and you will be on your way to running your successful home business.

Telephone Systems for Business are very important for any business. They can make the difference between being in front of your competition or being behind. Would you spend thousands on a computer system that didn’t work?

With so many good telephone service Companies in cities like Glasgow and Edinburgh, all you really need is one good and reliable Company.

At Just Voice & Data, we are one of the leading Glasgow Based Telecoms Companies.

We specialise in Telecom systems and services and pride ourselves on our ongoing support to our clients.

We have worked with business of all sizes, types all with a variety of budgets.

Contact Us if you are looking for a more rewarding telecoms experience.

Techniques To Help You Run A Successful Home Business!

Working from home is something many people dream about. But what a lot of people don’t realize is how difficult running your own home business is. But for those of you who still want to forge on with your plans, this article has a few tips and tricks to give you a leg up!

Telephone

Add an extra telephone line into your home office. By doing this, you alleviate the risk of having other family members (especially children) answer your phone. While your family members may have the best intentions at heart, they may not treat the important client phone call with the amount of professionalism that it truly needs.

Nearly anyone who plans to operate a business from their home will find it almost impossible to do so with a dial-up connection. A broadband connection is far more fast and efficient and allows you to interact with vendors, partners, and clients more effectively. Furthermore, you can save money by getting telephone and broadband service from a single provider as part of a bundle.

Service

You can use a number forwarding service or online phone service to conduct your business calls with. Using your home phone number is not advised for home business owners. A new online phone number is a minimal cost, and has all the functions of a regular telephone. Best yet, it’s safe.

Make sure to pick a home business that is based on the activities that you really enjoy. If you like cooking, consider starting a catering business. If you like to work with computers and you are good at it, consider starting a computer tutoring service. This will keep you interested in the business longer.

Sales

Join an affiliate program for a little extra money. Running a home business can be a little costly, so ease the burden by getting an affiliate account on your website. An affiliate is someone who puts an ad on your page, but gives you a percentage of the sales when someone buys through your link.

Assemble a profile of your typcial customer. How much money do they make? Where do they live and work, and what are their needs? How old are they and do they have children? Identify them, figure out where they shop, then get your products into those locations. If your market is parents, try organizing a fundraiser program with local schools, allowing the school or organization to keep a portion of the sales.

Hopefully this article didn’t scare you away from your plans but instead gave you a push toward meeting your business goals. Running a home business isn’t an easy task, but that doesn’t mean you should give up. If you’re still leery after reading this article, there are plenty more out there that can give you more advice on being successful.