iPad File Transfer Tool

A lot offolks these days are using the iPad when traveling especially entrepreneurs like myself. A great tool that I use to transfer files that I need when I'm on the road from my computer to my iPad is called File View To Go

The great thing about File View To Go is you don't need any cables to connectyour iPad to your computer in order for it to work. It can all be done through wifi on your home network. Some of the features of File View To Go include:

  • Upload files to your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch from any computer connected in the same network
  • Save attachments from the email application
  • Read PDF files, word documents, excel spreadsheets, and text files
  • View photos and images in JPG, PNG and GIF formats
  • Upload multiple files at once!
  • Works over Wifi – no cables needed
  • View your files even when you are offline
  • No software required besides a web browser (Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome)
  • Option to add files using the USB cable and iTunes
  • Works on Mac, Windows and Linux

The iPhone version is only $1.99 and the iPad version is $2.99 and both are available through the iTunes App Store. Check it out and if you decide to purchase it, let me know how you like it!

Disclaimer: I am not an affiliate of File View To Go so I don't get any commission if you choose to purchase their product. 😉

How To Get More Clients: Follow Up on All Potential Leads

 

When it comes to getting new clients and growing your business. And that is please, no matter what else you do or don’t do… FOLLOW UP ON ALL POTENTIAL LEADS!
 
I can’t tell you how many times business owners ask me what they could be doing to find more clients and drum up more sales. But when I ask them how often they follow-up with their potential prospects, 9 times out of 10 they tell me rarely, if ever. What?!?!
 
This means that if you are out networking and you meet someone interested in learning more about your services that is a “lead”. Follow up with them later! If you promised them something during your initial conversation, write it down so you don’t forget it, and then contact them immediately as soon as you are ready and able to deliver on that promise.
 
If you have a potential client email you requesting a quote, go ahead and email them back with the relevant info. When you don’t hear from them over the next week or so, then take the initiative and follow up with them yourself, don’t wait around hoping they’ll email you first. 
 
Just because you sent the ball lobbying over into their court, doesn’t mean they have to play ball the first round. Email them (or call) with a polite inquiry as to whether or not they received the quote you sent them, and if they didn’t to please let you know and you’ll resend it asap. It’s as simple as that.
 
Often you’ll find that your quote has just slipped between the cracks of their busy lives and the gentle nudge serves as a reminder that they’d like to touch base and discuss hiring you further. These gentle reminders might realistically need to happen once or twice more, and then if you still haven’t received the positive response you’d hoped for, it may be time to move on. 
 
BUT that is something you would never had known if you’d chosen not to follow up on the original lead. And so the moral of the story is? Always, always follow up!
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How To Get More Clients: Continually Look for Opportunities to Network

 

It may sound simple but staying on your toes and continually looking for opportunities to network and make new connections is an invaluable skill when it comes to landing new clients.
 
People do business with people and the more people you know the more opportunities there will be that will arise for you to work together and do business together.
 
Strive to Always Be Kind
 
It can be tough sometimes to always be “on” especially when you’re having a bad day and you just want to get your groceries already and get home. But the lady you decided to be rude to behind you could have paid your bills for the next six months with the potential work she had to offer, had you only took a moment to smile, say hello and strike up a conversation.
 
We all have bad days, but try and leave them at home when you’re out and about. Take a look around you at the rest of the world and look for ways you can help others or make a difference in their life somehow. Obviously you don’t want to go around helping people just for an opportunity to pitch them on your product or service, but offering genuine help to someone in need does not go unnoticed or unappreciated.
 
Think of it like this. That lady whose tire you stopped to change yesterday could be the CEO of a mid-sized company looking for just the type of product or service you offer. Because you stopped to help her, you made an impact on her life, established a rapport with her, and opened up the possibilities of working together on her next project. Now she’d like your phone number, so she can touch base with you in two weeks when she decides to move forward on that project!
 
Constantly being open to new opportunities, actively seeking out new relationships with new people, looking at every excursion as chance to network and possibly grow your client base is a sign of an entrepreneur actively seeking success. Now does this mean you have to make yourself crazy and try to talk to every single person you come into contact with? Not quite, unless of course you want to!
 
But it does mean you need to begin stretching yourself a little and pushing yourself outside of your comfort zone a bit. Talk to the people you come into contact with and interact with the world around you. Help someone in need or simply smile kindly at the gentleman behind you in the grocery aisle. You never know where, how or when you’ll meet your next big client and what sort of work they might decide to throw your way!
 
 
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How To Get More Clients: Use Word of Mouth Marketing

 

Word of mouth marketing (sometimes called referral biz) is still the best possible form of getting new clients. Any prospect who has been referred to you by someone else, is already halfway sold on your offer, and it makes doing business just so much easier.
 
That said here are a few easy strategies you can implement to get people to tell others all about how much you rock.
 
Make use of viral emails. From time to time you probably get great jokes and inspirational emails in your mailbox. You know – the kind of stuff that gets spread around very quickly, and sent to many friends at a time. Business owners get them, too, and even read some of them as well. (Breaks up the boredom of a slow day!)
 
So, what you do is this:
 
Exchange Facebook "likes". You probably already have a Facebook page for your services by now. Try and find other business owners and non-profit organizations in your area, and ask them to exchange "likes" with you.
 
For them, it is free advertising, and it is no skin off their backs (unless of course it is a competing company, where you would observe a conflict of interests). You can even offer to exchange "featured business" spots on your pages. Depending on the pages you are able to exchange with, you could get huge exposure.   
 
Offer a discount in return for a referral. How you structure the pricing is entirely up to you, but make it worthwhile for your clients to refer you to their friends and associates.
 
Once again, just keep your eyes open. Soon, you will be able to see more and more opportunities to use word of mouth marketing to your advantage – all without having to lift a pinky finger.