Three Important Tips To Receive More Reviews

Face it. Books are hard enough to sell with reviews than without them. Some people go to extremes to get them. Buying reviews? Forget about it. Begging for reviews? Nah! Lucking up on reviews? Possible.

(PART A)

People are always asking about “How to get more reviews of their products?” One of the best ways to find reviewers is to go directly to the source.

Everyone should know that more good reviews make the product have increased appeal to others that might be interested in buying. Products with descriptive reviews with 3, 4 or 5 star ratings simply sell better than those with no reviews.

But why are reviews that important? They generate more interest in the product and add the information needed that helps the buyer make a decision on whether to purchase. The ability to read what other customers have to say about a product is a huge advantage to consumers.

Asking others to review your product or book is about as bad as asking them to buy it. Nobody wants to be pushed into anything. So what steps do you take to ask for a review of your product?

First, you have to find that resource where all they do is review other products. These people don’t mind reviewing items if its’ something interesting to them. At the bottom of this post is the link to that source.

Second, once you are on the site you need to do your research, which let me warn you will take considerable time out of your schedule. If you expect things to happen, you must invest something, which in this case is your time. Find someone that interest you on the site and click to open their page profile where you can read about them and see the products they have reviewed.

This will work more in your favor if you will work down the list considerably towards the middle. These reviewers are trying to improve their rating to move forward to the front of the list. Their profile page will give you a great deal of information about them. It also provides you with contact information.

All the information provided will either makes you decide to contact them to seek a review of your product or move forward to others. If you do contact a reviewer, do it through their email address, offering to gift your product to them in return for their opinion about it in return. Please note: Verified reviews carry more clout because they are a verified purchase through Amazon. Make sure that they are interested in your product whether it is a book about romance, science fiction, mystery, etc.

The Link: http://www.amazon.com/reviews/top-reviewers/ref=cm_pdp_top_reviewers

(PART B)

Another way to receive reviews is on your social media outlets. No, you don’t post on there that you want reviews. You get to know people through social networking first and become good friends with them over time.

After some passage of time, you might one day be talking with them about something and it relates to your product or book. That is when you bring it into the subject. Offer them one free if possible in exchange for their thoughts in a review of the product. Most people will be very happy to help you out in order to receive a free gift in return.

(PART C)

Take the opportunity to join many of the very useful book blogging websites available on the Internet. Some site owners will offer you a review of your book and promotional space free or for a small fee on their sites. Not only can you get exposure with a possible review, the owner might ask you if you would be interested in being featured in an interview.

It is another golden opportunity to gain reviews and additional exposure for your brand. This is another area where you will have to devote substantial time out of your schedule to locate these websites or you can go right to those resources here in “The Best Book Blogs on the Web;” on a previous post.

There are always other opportunities to explore in order to receive reviews but here today, I offered you three ways to gain reviews. Always remember that the steps you start taking today produce the results achieved tomorrow.

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Managing Time Wisely From Any Location

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For those of us that are lucky enough to work from home each day, the management of our time is crucial in order to keep the income flowing. One of the great things you take away from the freedom of being in your own business is that freedom.

One of the definitions of freedom is being able to do what you wish, but that isn’t always the case when you operate a business on the home front. Major distractions come along to ruin tasks through the week that had to be completed. Maybe a disruption of some kind happened during one day with a freak thunderstorm knocking out power service in your area causing havoc on projects planned for that day. You know the drill. That work has to be made up, adding to your workload.

Making a Project List The Night Before

No matter who we are, a good idea to keep in mind is going over what must be done the next business day and developing a list. This is important because it prevents us from having so much on our minds to try to remember.

Instead of waking on the next day thinking back on what has to get done, we can jump on the list with the morning coffee. Work seems to be easier to do with a pre-made list from the night before. Instead of forgetting to complete a task, we know everything on the list will be done as we check off on each assignment.

Remember this, operating a business huge or small has to have time management. They will be times when social media is a no-no. They will be other times when multitasking has to be done. In fact, they are times when we all want to take a much-needed break but the workload just won’t allow it.

Abilities To work from Anywhere

With today’s technologies, we CAN work from just about any location that we please. The great thing about this is that we are no longer limited to a business location, home or office.

You can work from a chair on the beach with a portable fully charged laptop and that handy cell phone while sipping a drink. A hotel room taking a mini-vacation doesn’t necessarily mean that work is off limits. If your business requires you to work while away, then so be it.

Many take frequent trips to get away from it all but in reality; their business goes right along with them. They wake in the mornings and go back to work if something has to be completed by a scheduled time. No matter where you are, business can be performed in some nature.

How I Manage Time

Have you ever heard the phrase, “There is just not enough time in the day to do all that I have to do?” I have heard it out of many others. They make excuses for why they can’t accomplish things because they have no idea how to manage time.

My workweek generally starts on Sunday night when I make that next day’s list to be completed. Typically, my day starts around 8:30 in the mornings averaging into late at night. During the day, I might have to do the “honey list” also in-between work but that is part of family, and it is a necessary part of it. Before the day ends, that list has been completed, hers and mine.

Before leaving my desk, a list is drawn up for the following day on what has to be completed, and it is the same routine the next day. I usually work six days a week, but sometimes I have a chance to take a weekday off to be with the family.

Many times, I’m not at home when at work. I may be off on a leisure trip or getaway to relax in another location, but all the work with business still gets accomplished. You can make time either work in your advantage or let time be your worse enemy.

In conclusion, I want you to ask yourself one question if you operate a business for yourself. “How do I manage my time?” You might find that time is being wasted in a technological age where it shouldn’t happen.