I’ve been teaching business writing at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, NC for the past 5 years. During that time, I’ve taught hundreds of students how to write effective resumes. Their resume drafts are often filled with mistakes that would cause potential employers to throw them straight into the trash.
Change for the sake of change is not a good thing. Any process change should be driven from retrospective discussions and the desire to reduce or eliminate impediments. What is holding your team and product back? What was the root cause of the problems you encountered? The team should discuss these issues and pick one or two top issues and agree to work on them and try to find solutions to them. If that means changing Scrum, then CHANGE SCRUM!
Article submission is one very effective method. If you can create a quality article that’s approximately 500 words long and submit it to the many article directories, you will be getting lots of inbound links before long. The key word is “quality” – the better the article, the more valuable it is to your audience, the more this will work for you.
Here’s what I suggest. Make it a daily task to work on your 10-second introduction and 30-second commercial for 20 minutes every day for the next two weeks until you have it completed. You can spend that time educating yourself with different books and/or CDs as well as crafting a message that you feel great about.
The Squawking Referral. My wife’s friend started a Click here and enjoyed a rush of early success. We were bemoaning how high New York tax rates were and she gushed about her accountant. Not only did he save her a bundle, avoid an audit and re-engineered how she did her business, he was our age, had our sensibilities and was in our demo. He lived in the right place, knew the right people and had an office nearby. Presto we changed horses.
Location, location, location is what makes your phone rings with people looking for your services. And by location, I mean your website seeds to be on top.
These are just a few examples of the hundreds of options you have. If you are tired of your job, sick of high gas prices, and ready to be your own boss, you can. With just a little effort and a willingness to put some work in, you truly can earn a good income from the comfort of your own home.