Getting The Word Out: 3 Ways To Share Your Passions With The World

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If you are someone with a strong opinion on a subject, you probably want to share it with the world. But, have you ever thought about using your enthusiasm and knowledge to create something for others? You could start your own channel, or blog and get yourself lots of avid viewers or readers. With a little hard work, anything is possible. You may even be able to earn a bit of money for doing it. 

Write A Blog

Blogging is an excellent way of getting your message out there. If you can write engaging articles about several different areas within your niche, then setting up a blog site will be a good idea. You can get a free, professional blog from WordPress. The number of readers that you get will largely depend on how often you are posting, as well as the quality of your work. If you can, try to create an article on most days. Make sure it reads well and has a really good point to make. 

Record A Podcast

So many people enjoy listening to podcasts. They’ve become popular with lots of people, and are great for listening to when you are driving or working. You’ll need to create a script and record your content. Podcast hosting is not a problem, as you can easily upload your content ready to share with your audience. 

YouTube

YouTube is the place to be for video content, with so many channels, you can find something about everything. But that does not mean that there is no place for you. If you’ve got the right voice, and are producing quality videos, you could find an audience on YouTube and possibly be the next big thing on there.

Getting A Following

If you want to bring some people in to read; watch, or listen to your content, then you might want to think about promoting yourself on social media. Set yourself up a professional-looking page on all of the major platforms, and share any content that you create. You’ll need to use a few techniques to get followers on your social media pages. You can use hashtags on your content, try creating viral campaigns where users are encouraged to follow and share your content in exchange for something. You can also follow and comment on other peoples material. 

If you’re running a blog, consider using search engine optimization techniques such as keywords and link building to bring people to you through Google searches. 

Get Paid For Your Content

You can easily earn money from sharing content, assuming you’re willing to put in the work building a following and creating lots of new, exciting content. 

If you have enough followers, you may be able to get into affiliate marketing, where you provide advertisements for services and products within your content. If anyone clicks through and buys anything, you will earn money for each sale. 

You may also want to look at placing advertisements within your content, or on your page too. This is an excellent way of earning a bit of money from something that you enjoy.

Time Management Tips For Self Employed People

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When you first become self-employed it can be a little bit of a shock to the system not having a ‘clocking in’ or ‘clocking out,’ and someone to tell you what time you can eat and use the toilet, yes that sometimes happens! But once the initial excitement and fear wear off, you will find yourself with a workload you had no idea you would be facing, all the time in the world but no idea how you are going to fit everything in. 

If you’re lucky you will have developed some time management skills at least before you take the plunge to work for yourself, but if not, here are a few tips to help you along the way.

Assess The Load

This one sounds a bit like the beginning of a manual handling training session, but it really is ultimately the same thing, you need to know EXACTLY what you are dealing with, write it all down, add it all up and then prioritize the workload. Discover what it is you need to do first, and then you will be able to allocate the right amount of time to it! You can quickly become overwhelmed at the beginning, but if you follow this piece of advice from the beginning, you will soon find yourself gaining momentum and smashing through your projects

Use Tools

You have the tools of the trade at the ready, you’ve worked out precisely what equipment you need to get your job done and to run your business effectively, you have the software you need too! But have you considered time management tools? There are lots of different apps and websites that will be able to help you keep on track and delivering results before the deadline is reached. You can also find training on this via Powercall Training too. You’ll thank yourself for doing the research on this one! Don’t forget to keep a very clear and updated diary as well to avoid double-booking yourself! 

Remove Distractions

If you are self-employed, there is a change you’re working from home a lot, which is a great position to be in, except it’s possibly the place with the most distractions you could find! Postmen, pets, and neighbors are always going to be around with their noise and distraction tactics (especially the dog!), so if you can make a space out of the way just for working in, that has fewer distractions you will find it much easier to keep focus. Also, don’t forget to keep social media and messenger services closed when you need to stay on track, this is a significant drain on your attention span!

When it comes to starting out in the self-employed world, then you will want to gather as many resources as possible and keep to the plan. If you’re naturally organized with incredible focus, then you should be fine, if not, well then, start by assessing the load and take it one step at a time! Before you know it, you’ll have a little bit more time free to grab a sandwich maybe!

 

5 Ways To Look After Your Employees In The Workplace

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If you’re a business owner, you’ll know that your team are the cogs that keep your business turning. Without them, you wouldn’t be able to get almost anything done, and sometimes, your employees contribute great ideas to help to move your business forward. In short, it’s pretty important that they’re there, and even more important that you look after their health and happiness in the workplace.

But what should you do to ensure that your team are feeling at their best? We’ve noted down 5 ideas here, for those looking to make a difference.

#1: Be approachable

The first thing that you can do, and arguably the most important, is to ensure that you’re an approachable boss. Your team should know that if they have any issues, they can bring them to you directly without worrying about any potential repercussions. Ensure that you’re consistent in the way that you act, and that they can roughly predict how you’re going to react to their worries. Be considerate!

#2: Encourage breaks

For a lot of workers, the idea of a lunch break is long gone into the distant past. Many people are simply too stressed to take a break, and believe that working through their lunch will allow them to get back on top of their work. This is something that you should discourage as a boss; taking regular breaks is good for your teams productivity, and it means that they can come back to work ready to go.

#3: Don’t disregard physical health

Whether you and your team work in an office or elsewhere, physical health is also an important thing to consider. Sitting at a desk all day without the right support could lead to a whole host of health issues, from stress to musculoskeletal disorders. Look into ergonomic DSE training by EssentialSkillz if you want to ensure that you’re protecting the health of your team, whilst encouraging productivity.

#4: Opt for chill-out Fridays

Many offices now have some kind of policy for a more relaxed day at the end of the week, whether it’s a dress down Friday or after work drinks. Whilst you shouldn’t be aiming to take over your teams social lives, you should be making an effort to reward them for their work, and this is also a great way to promote stronger relationships in the workplace. Think about what you can do here!

#5: Be personal

At the end of the day, your employees are human beings, just like you are. Attempting to relate to them on a personal level is key; show some interest in their lives, and don’t just dismiss their needs and feelings within the workplace. Think about how you would want to be treated if you were in their position, and be sure to help them if you see that they are struggling. Outside of the office, we all have our lives!

Good luck making your office a great place for your employees, and benefiting as a business as a result.

3 Areas You Need To Take Care Of In Business

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Anything you purchase or create in this world needs nurturing and taking care of to stay in peak condition. Running a business is no different in this respect. It requires a holistic approach, an investment of time, effort, and money to sustain your companies success and in turn, hopefully, see it flourish. For a perspective on which areas need most of your care, there are three things you need to think about.

Health, Safety, And Wellbeing

An area that all businesses need to bear in mind is health and safety. And with the increase in awareness of mental health problems, wellbeing is becoming an increasingly important topic for business owners the world over to incorporate into their HR practices. Whether you’re running a cargo shipping business, you own a store selling camping equipment, or you run a zoo, health, and safety regulations possess a place in every industry. To assess your business needs in this area, keep it simple and think about the following to see where and if you need to improve your business in this department;

  • Cleanliness – A filthy workspace is a breeding ground for germs. This will, in turn, will impact on your employee’s health, meaning more sick days. Not only this, but bacteria could infect or contaminate the products that you sell also.
  • Clutter – An unorganized, messy workspace is a poor environment filled with hazards that could mean a nasty fall or accident for one of your workers or customers. Resulting in impacting your reputation and the need to pay out for a personal injury claim
  • Developing hazards – Such as a fire door that keeps getting stuck when you attempt to open it, or a fire alarm that keeps going off in the middle of the day with no specific reason behind it. All of your health and safety equipment should work and be free from obstructions or errors. 

The health and safety areas listed above form the foundation for taking care of your employees. Alongside this, it’s essential to look after your employee’s wellbeing. A happy team is a productive team.

  • Team building – Create a pleasant, sociable environment to work in by instigating team building activities for employees.
  • Training – Provide ongoing training for staff to improve their existing knowledge and boost confidence in their role.
  • Promotions – Great employees should be allowed to excel when there is an opportunity to do so.
  • Praise and celebrate – Accomplishments big and small should be recognized. Such as, via a certificate, or a letter outlining why your employee is an asset to the team.
  • One to one meetings – This allows your employees to voice any concerns they may have and highlight anything they think the business can do to make life better for your staff
  • Perks – Whether free fruit every day in the office, to wine and beers stocked in the fridge on a Friday afternoon. There are tons of ways to boost employee morale at work by implementing a few perks on the job.

Taking care of your employees and customers is essential for running a great business. By committing to some of the suggestions above, your workforce will feel valued, comfortable, and confident in their jobs. Taking care of your employees properly will lead to a better, stronger workforce with a reduced turnover of staff. 

Back-Up And Protect

The concept behind your business and the intel you have accrued along the way (such as the clients, business contacts, financial reports, and bank accounts, future plans to grow, etc.) is the lifeblood of your business. A lot of energy from entrepreneurs is spent growing their business, but the same can’t be said for protecting it. Which is why you need to be smart about backing up and protecting the business data you’ve worked so hard to accrue.

There are many sources available for you to store your business information. It purely depends on the size of your business and how much information you need to allocate. This will be the deciding factor on what storage is right for you. For instance, if your work is currently in paper form, it is 100% advisable to scan this into digital form to keep copies in case the originals are destroyed. Furthermore, once you have your copies of your work in digital form, don’t rely on one device alone to hold your business data, branch out, and seek other opportunities. You can store your data on an external hard drive, by using cloud services, or by buying or hiring servers.

Once you have stored your business intel in a few areas, you need to protect your sources any way you can. Whether employing an experienced IT technician to protect your systems from errors and hackers, or by outsourcing Server Monitoring to survey your existing servers and eradicate any faults and mistakes that may crop up. 

Take Care Of You! 

Your employee’s health, safety, and wellbeing, along with protecting your business information, are your top priorities. However, there is one more that’s incredibly important, you! What would your business be without you? It needs the very best of your creativity, ideas, personal inspiration and problem-solving to sustain the growth it’s made this far. If you’re in a bad place physically or mentally, this will have a devastating impact on the health of your business. Initially, it may be challenging to prize your thoughts and self away from your growing company, but it’s entirely necessary to stay sane and energized, by regularly sleeping, eating (mostly healthy food), exercising and laughing!

On the subject of laughter, as you’re probably aware, running a business isn’t all roses and rainbows. You have to solve difficult problems from competitors cropping up across the street from you, issues with reaching your target audience, and difficulties with staff that are finding it difficult to take orders. Which is why at some point, you will need to find the funny side in the events that occur. Otherwise, you risk spiraling into a pit of depression, where everything about your business appears to be doom and gloom. And so, through those tears laugh when the vending machine breaks for the umpteenth time and join in when employees are cracking jokes about you.

Prioritizing the needs of your employees, business information, and will enable you to effectively run a healthy, prosperous, and sustainable business.

Selling Online – Slow & Steady For Success

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Many people are looking for an extra source of income. Perhaps you already have a product you can sell, or maybe you don’t. Either way selling online is going to be your best bet. Aside from the fact you can sell globally in most cases, you can manage it from home. It is always worthwhile to remember that in most cases, selling online takes some time to get going. There is usually less risk involved because you don’t need to have storage for products in most cases, you aren’t paying the rent on a shop, and there are many options for selling. 

Let’s dive into some tips for success!

Products 

Although you might be having dreams of laying in bed with a coffee watching the cash roll in from your online store – that isn’t going to happen unless you know what you are going to be selling. You need to think about the profit margin you are looking for – and always remember that you will be up against the much cheaper competition. If you don’t already sell anything specific, then the world is your oyster here. What do you have a lot of knowledge in, access to or can produce yourself? If you choose an item that you are passionate about, it won’t feel so hard on the long days. 

Name

If you are freelancing already, then you probably have a brand name that you can work with. If you don’t, then think about the future and not just now. If you have plans to expand one day, you are going to want to make sure the name will fit with that growth. It also needs to fit into a domain name and all of your social media channels. Easy to say, easy to read, gives a lead (into what you do). 

Where

This is where many people get a bit lost. You can choose to have your goods only on your own website, but really you are going to be looking for those big audiences that you can get from Shopify, 3dCart, Amazon and more. Though it doesn’t hurt to have your own site too. But you should always remember that each of those points of sales has rules, and if you break them, you are going to be looking to get help at appealasap.com. Be sure you know what you are signing up to, what the costs are and what the benefits are for you. 

Promote

Once you have all of the basics set up, you are going to need to promote your store and products often. Using the very same social media accounts, we just spoke about. Learn about social media marketing, email list building, SEO, and paid advertising to make the most of what you can do. It is the promotion that is going to do the heavy lifting on the growth of your business….

The other large chunk of work is going to be from you always delivering on time, always responding to customers (consider chatbots for this if you are working alone). And really leverage that email marketing list for the upsell.

Converting Your Website’s Visitors Into Customers

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Getting visitors to your website, but no customers? In order for a website to generate customers, it needs to have the right design features to get people buying. Here are a few key tips for helping to build more leads from your website.  

Make sure you’re attracting the right visitors

If you’re getting lots of visitors but few customers, you may want to check how visitors are arriving at your site. It’s possible that inappropriate keywords may be optimized, leading to the wrong type of visitors arriving at your site. Investing in the help of an SEO service provider could help you to optimize relevant keywords that attract the right visitors and get them buying. You can use analytics tools to see which keywords visitors are using.

Speed up slow-loading pages

If your website’s pages take too long to load, visitors may get impatient and leave. This could be stopping you from getting customers. Slow-loading pages can be the result of many issues ranging from a slow hosting provider to possibly too many plug-ins/embedded media. There are guides online that can help you to improve the speed of your site’s pages.

Ensure your website looks professional

Your website needs to look professional in order to gain visitors’ trust. If it looks amateurish, visitors will assume that your company is run by amateurs. It could be worth hiring a website reviewer to check your site and point out any improvements they think need to be made. This will determine whether your site needs redesigning (you may want to hire a professional web designer to do this).

Show off your credibility

In order to trust a business site, consumers like to be able to see evidence of credibility. Award and qualification badges, testimonials and case studies can all show people that you’re qualified and experienced. Make sure to also check reviews of your company on the likes of Google and TrustPilot to ensure that it’s largely positive – too many third-party negative reviews could be damaging your ability to generate leads.

Keep the checkout process simple

A complicated checkout process can put off visitors. Lengthy sign-up procedures made up of multiple pages can irritate potential customers. Try to keep the checkout process to as few pages as possible and consider making signing-up optional. You should also make sure that you’re using a professional checkout process builder tool to help minimize bugs and glitches. Some company sites may not have a checkout process and may rely on customers ringing up to book a quote – if this is the case, make sure your contact details aren’t hard to find.

Expand your payment options

The final hurdle for customers is likely to be your site’s payment gateway. Aside from accepting debit card, consider whether you should also accept credit card and possibly alternative forms of payment such as cryptocurrency. Certain customers may be put off if you don’t offer their preferred payment option (credit card could be particularly important when it comes to large value items).

Can Healthcare Centers Improve Cancer Treatment?

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Nobody likes the C word. It leaves a nasty taste in the mouth. For many, it tastes of death. Cancer is the kind of topics most people would prefer to forget about. Unfortunately, as a little under 40% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime, it’s a risk you can’t afford to take. Countless statistics seem to reveal trends when it comes to the most common types of cancer to the most vulnerable populations. For instance, Asian and Pacific Islander women have the lowest cancer mortality, with only 88.3 cases per 100,000 women. However, while scientists have identified interesting or meaningful clusters of data, we are far away from understanding and manager cancer. 

Perhaps in the distant future cancer will be just as treatable as the common flu. You’ll only need to go to your doctor to be prescribed a few pills to wave goodbye to the big C. Unfortunately, science is not there yet. While it doesn’t mean that having cancer is a death penalty – it isn’t anymore as cancer survivors outnumber those who die from the disease –, it would be unfair to pretend that the medical body hasn’t already improved the available treatments. Indeed, science enables doctors to diagnose cancer in its earliest stages, giving patients the highest survival chance. Additionally, a variety of medications can help to target some of the most disruptive treatment complaints, such as nausea or pain. Of course, treatment has just yet become an enjoyable experience, but the equipment, the knowledge and the drugs offer smoother management for countless patients. 

However, smooth doesn’t mean stress-free. If you were to ask patients about their day-to-day lives, many would gladly admit that they struggle to handle a tremendous amount of stress regarding their disease. As stress affects your immune system, it appears vital for the healthcare body to find the best approaches to help cancer patients relax as much as possible.

Stockpiling all the essentials 

Cancer drugs come at a cost. Unfortunately, for more and more patients coming from a disadvantaged background, getting access to lifesaving medication is impossible because their health insurance doesn’t cover for the prescribed drugs. Even when the prescription is part of the health cover, the cost can still put the household through a lot of financial pressures. Therefore, doctors need to help their patients find not only the most suitable health insurance coverage for their situations but also to offer advice regarding their supply of oral chemotherapy. Additionally, charitable organizations are also providing dedicated support to help vulnerable patients get the best health care. As treatment regulations and state laws are still in the process of debating affordable cancer treatments, more and more good Samaritan health charities and health centers have considered the acquisition of additional professional equipment such as a medical fridge to store drugs and medications. A certified pharmacist can ensure the most common drugs are stored and checked regularly and help to find a solution to make treatments more accessible. 

Being there to answer their questions

A cancer diagnostic sends a shock wave that destroys the everyday routine of your patient. Coping is not the most difficult part of their healing process. Not understand what it means is the worst. Indeed, many patients feel like they’re fighting an invisible monster they don’t know. The first step of accepting the diagnostic is to ask questions. As a doctor, you need to make yourself available. However, questions can arise in the middle of the night when your patients are awake and afraid. Offering an online chat for your oncology practice or a 24-hour call center can make a great deal of difference. Your patients can’t want to wait until their next appointment to understand what is going on with their body. 

A good oncologist is not always the best interlocutor

People worry that cancer might change who they are. Indeed, going through treatment can mess up with their mood, their energy level, and even their overall identity. Am I still the same person now that I have cancer? That’s precisely why it’s vital for your patients to talk to a counselor or a therapist who can offer the emotional support they need. Cancer is a life-changing experience, and looking after the mind helps to manage the body. 

Helping people to fuel their bodies

Fighting cancer is a fight of every day. The body needs plenty of nutrients to stay strong and recover your health. More importantly, cancer treatment typically causes a dramatic weight loss, which makes it even more difficult for the body to recover. A dedicated dietitian can offer advice and a tailored meal plan for each patient. During treatment, you need plenty of high-protein foods to repair the damage. However, dealing with side effects such as nausea and constipation can be tricky without expert knowledge! 

Teaching people to dress for their bodies 

Even at the best of times, most people can struggle with body confidence. However, when your body is unhealthy, and you feel it has let you down, body confidence becomes almost impossible. Cancer adds scars, puffiness, loose skin and other unpleasant marks to your body. In many cases, cancer can lead to the removal of the cancerous zone, from a mastectomy to the loss of a limb or a bone – through limb-salvage surgery. It changes your body and regaining your self-confidence is a challenging journey. Additionally, the drugs can also make the skin more vulnerable to acne outbreaks and rashes. Finding a stylist who can not only help people to reclaim their body but to dress for their new shape might seem like superficial pretension. But in reality, it’s the first step of making peace with the body. 

Stop being ashamed

Chemotherapy is incredibly tough for cancer patients. Hair loss is a stressful experience as it affects the scalp but also the eyebrows and eyelashes too. Makeup doesn’t remove the unpleasantness of the treatment, but it helps people to rediscover their beauty and feel normal. A beautician or a makeup artist can transform your patients’ day dramatically. 

It’s time for healthcare centers to think beyond cancer treatment and offer a full cancer management experience to their patients. Making the stress go away might not kill the cancer cells, but it can certainly give the immune system a better fighting chance.

How to Make Life Easier for Your Staff

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Keeping your employees happy is essential if you want them to do their best work. If they’re finding it difficult to concentrate or they feel like it’s harder than necessary to get their work done, you could find the productivity is nowhere near as good as you want it to be. Many employees complain that things get in the way of them doing their jobs. If you want things to improve, you should think about how you can make life easier for your staff. There are many things you could do that will remove some of the barriers your employees face so they can work better.

Remove Unnecessary Work

There are tasks that you might ask your employees to do that they feel are completely unnecessary. Although you might see them as things that they need to do, they could just think that they get in the way of their real work. The best way to identify these tasks is by asking your employees for feedback. If you’re unsure if they will be honest, you can allow them to give anonymous feedback. This will allow them to say what they feel, without having to worry about whether there could be negative consequences.

Put Them in Control of Their Time

Helping your employees to manage their own time can help them to balance their work life and personal life. This is one of the best ways you can improve your employees’ happiness and work satisfaction. With the right HR software, your staff can manage their own time off, submitting requests for leave when they need to. If they have their own accounts that they can log into when they need to make a request, look at pay slips or find out other information, they won’t have to spend time dealing with HR in person or sending emails.

Make Sure Team-building Has a Purpose

One thing that can really frustrate your employees is having to deal with team-building days that don’t have a clear purpose. Many companies want to engage in team-building, but they don’t have a clear goal. So your employees are left wondering why they’re doing it, and why they can’t just get back to their normal work. Before making them participate in team-building activities, make sure that you know why you’re doing it so that you can make it clear to your staff why you’re doing it too.

Improve Transparency

Another thing that can be frustrating for your employees is feeling like they’re missing vital information. Not only does a lack of transparency cause frustration, but it could also lead to big mistakes and a lack of motivation and morale. While there are some things that might need to be as confidential as possible, they are many times when you should open up communication and make sure that your staff have as much information as they need. Keeping them in the dark won’t help them do their jobs better.

If you want to make life easier for your employees, stop getting in the way of them doing their jobs. Help them to get their jobs done well and avoid unnecessary work.

A Failsafe Guide To Preventing Customer Complaints

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Every business owner will be aware of the old adage, ‘the customer is always right.’ In a day and age when competition is par for the course across all industries, and client reviews play an increasingly integral role, customer service has never been more important. If you’re keen to preserve a 5-star rating, here’s a failsafe guide to keeping customer complaints at bay.

Customer engagement and communication

We all have experience of trying to contact a business as a consumer. The one thing that customers don’t want is to feel like they’re wasting time. Many of us live hectic lives, and people don’t have the time or the patience to hang around, waiting for you to get back to them. There’s nothing more frustrating than listening to the same jingle over and over again when a phone line is busy, or waiting for an email response to arrive to a query you submitted hours ago. As a company director, it pays to ensure you keep channels of communication open at all times and that it’s simple and stress-free to get in touch. If you don’t want to man phones 24-hours-a-day, investigate options like an answering service company or use online features like live chat and social media messaging. If you keep existing or potential customers waiting, or you don’t get back to them at all, there’s every chance that they will choose a competitor. 

Delivering on promises

Failing to deliver on a promise is the most common reason for customer complaints. If you offer a service, a buyer expects to pay their money and receive that product or service in line with the terms you laid out. If you run a store, for example, and you’ve promised next-day delivery, make sure you can dispatch and deliver that item on time. There may be times when delays occur, and the situation is beyond your control. In this case, contact your customer as soon as you become aware of any problems, offer an explanation, and provide a resolution. In this scenario, you could refund the delivery charge, arrange for the product to arrive the day after, and give the buyer a discount on the next purchase. If you fail to impress your customers with the service you offer, you run the risk of attracting negative attention, and this will put prospective clients off. Make sure you can fulfill every promise you make. 

Don’t forget about your loyal customers

One of the most pressing concerns for existing customers is that they get forgotten about. Competition is a driving force in business, and this often means that companies go all-out to sign up new clients and entice customers who haven’t decided which business to choose yet. It’s actually a lot easier to sell to existing clients, and if you continue to impress, word of mouth and positive reviews can also provide you with more customers. Reward loyalty and always ensure that your customers feel valued. 

It’s virtually impossible to please 100% of customers 100% of the time, but this should always be your aim. Social media and online reviews are so influential today, and this means that even one bad comment can dent your reputation. Take these handy tips on board to prevent customer complaints and retain an excellent rating.

Here’s Why Your Projects Always Cost More Than You Think

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When you and your team plan a project, you imagine that you’ll move from where you are now to where you want to be in a linear fashion. After all, that’s what seems most reasonable. 

The problem is that the world doesn’t move linearly in business projects (or in pretty much every other field for that matter). We like to believe that change is a straight line, but it usually does a few loop-the-loops on the way. 

Just look at the stock market. Over fifty years, you can say that the stock market goes up, on average, about 7 percent per year. Not bad. But if you look at any single year, you can have enormous variation. Some years it’s down by 40 percent, others it’s up by more than 20. The world doesn’t move in a straight line, and neither will your projects. 

The good news is that you can do a lot to make sure that your project doesn’t cost more than you think. There are ways around this seemingly intractable issue: it just takes a little thought. You need to fundamentally change the way you see the world and becoming more accepting of the chaotic nature of reality. 

Reason #1: Your Estimates Are Way Off

We all like to think that we can plan cost estimates for our projects, whether they are construction projects, new products, or organizational redesign. Projects are just something that we “have to get on with.” Once the ball is rolling, milestones will fall like dominoes. 

What’s strange about this mentality is that we all know it’s wrong from our past experiences. Very few of us have ever had the luxury of working on a project which progresses effortlessly from one step to the next. There’s always a problem. And those problems always result in higher costs. 

Quality estimation services can help you calculate your costs better. Most are sophisticated enough these days to ascribe a probability range for prices, instead of an actual figure. Costs that nobody foresaw can come out of nowhere and change the nature of the game. 

Reason #2: Your Project Is Not Effectively Managed

Working out how much it’s going to cost to design a project and hire the people to implement it is one thing. Organizing people correctly is quite another. A substantial part of risk site risk management is choosing and coordinating contractors. It’s not easy to pick up if you’ve never done it before. You need professionals on-site who know what they’re doing and who have experience interacting with various stakeholders. 

Reason #3: You Have Administration Issues

The people administering your project need to understand what stage you’re currently at. You might think that you’re in control of the situation on the ground, but if your admin people don’t know anything about your progress, then they could make mistakes. 

The best way around this is to provide admin with project management tools. If they see the stage that you are in, they are in a better position to provide proactive support.