Archive for February, 2012

Should Delta Online Sellers Respond To Negative Reviews? As a mentor for new Delta online business owners, I am mindful of how search engine dynamics affect home based business owners with online stores.

There are two schools of thought about negative reviews: To respond or not to respond.

In an article in the Direct Selling News, author Don Sorenson very effectively explains why responding to negative reviews may increase the harm to your online reputation. I believe the points that Mr. Sorenson makes regarding negative reviews are important for every Delta online seller.

I quote from Mr. Sorenson’s article:

‘When you see a negative review about your company the instinctive reaction is to post a response to set the record straight. I understand the human need to respond, but you have to consider Google’s point of view. Here’s why: Search engines rank various websites high for a few reasons, one of which is relevant content, especially when that content is updated on a regular basis.’

‘When you post a comment on a website, you are in effect giving it new content. And if you get into a back-and-forth discussion with someone on a review website about your company, Google thinks ‘Ah, there’s a lot about this company here, so we’ll rank this website high for searches on their company name.’

‘Now when someone does a search on your company, they are even more likely to see the negative review. You want to avoid that. In fact, you want the websites with negative comments to slip further down the Google rankings so they don’t appear on the first page or two of a search.’ Don Sorenson, “Protecting Your Company’s Online Reputation,” Direct Selling News, March 2011, http://www.directsellingnews.com/index.php/site/entries_archive_display/protecting_your_companys_online_reputation April 2, 2011

Of course, Delta home business owners should respond to complaints by actual customers with legitimate problems. However, consider carefully whether your customer service efforts should take place in an online public forum.

Other social media experts believe it helps a company in the long run to respond to negative reviews. Here is a link to an article that supports this view: http://mackcollier.com/study-responding-to-negative/

I hope this helps Delta online business owners understand the ramifications of responding to negative online reviews. For more information about owning your own home based business in Delta, contact me today. I have helped hundreds of Delta entrepreneurs live their dream of business ownership.

entrpreneur and investor in human spirit Phil Hoskins
http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai
604.943.8598 phil@philhoskins.com
Delta, BC V4M 1Z9

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

23
Feb

Healthy Delta Kids Are Well Rested

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Healthy Delta Kids Are Well Rested

Getting an adequate amount of sleep is essential to the health of Delta kids. During sleep, muscles, skin, and bones actually grow and repair themselves. The immune system is recharged during sleep, so this is especially important during the Vancouver cold and flu season. Because the brain processes the stimulus and information it received during the previous day, sleep is crucial for healthy brain development.

Parents in the Langley, Surrey, and Richmond areas should do everything they can to make bedtime work for their family. One of the most important things is for Vancouver parents to model healthy sleep behavior for their children.

If you want your child to follow a consistent bedtime schedule, you’ll need to follow one yourself.

It’s also important to check out your child’s sleep environment in your Vancouver home. What is the temperature and noise level of the room? White noise might help your child sleep better. Fans or humidifiers that can be purchased at any Richmond Wal-Mart, Surrey drug store, or Langley Target store are inexpensive and do the job well.

Give your child a screen-free room in which to fall asleep. This means no TVs, computers, iPods, or cell phones. In fact, turning off all screens an hour or two before bedtime will help the whole family fall asleep on time.

Make sure you include the children in planning a bedtime routine and then stick to it. If they have trouble saying goodbye after you’ve tucked them in, try giving them a special security object like a blanket or stuffed animal to fall asleep with.

I’m Phil Hoskins and children’s health is very important to me. I enjoy operating my own Delta home business that sells a nutritional chocolate product. If you are interested in learning more, visit my web site at http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai or call me today at 604.943.8598.

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

22
Feb

Low Risk Richmond Home Business

   Posted by: Phil    in Home Business

Low Risk Richmond Home Business

Hi, welcome to my Richmond home based business blog. This blog is for home business owners in Richmond and those that are currently weighing their options as they search for the perfect opportunity in Richmond.  One important factor in my decision to start an online Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage store is the low start-up cost.

Starting my Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage online store did not wipe out my entire savings account. Many Richmond home business owners start direct selling businesses on less than $250. For that low fee, you get are able to sell a quality product that has been tested extensively. You are also able to take advantage of thousands of dollars of market research and advertising campaigns.

There is a common perception that Richmond entrepreneurs are reckless risk-takers who will jeopardize everything they own to start their home business. I don’t think this is necessarily true in most cases. Savvy Richmond direct sellers take calculated risks while maintaining a strong back-up plan.

So far, I haven’t needed to use my back-up plan, but I have peace of mind knowing that it’s there. You can start a Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business very reasonably. For the exact cost, give me a call today.

Phil Hoskins
Delta, BC zip code V4M 1Z9
604.943.8598 phil@philhoskins.com
Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

16
Feb

Food Allergies In Surrey Children

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Food Allergies In Surrey Children The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology estimates that around eight percent of U.S. kids are affected by food allergies.

Eight foods account for most children’s food allergies in Vancouver: eggs, fish, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, nuts, and wheat. Strawberries and tomatoes can also cause food allergies in young Surrey kids, though generally not in adults.

Type and severity of allergy symptoms in Vancouver kids vary, but may show up as itchy eyes, nose or throat, trouble breathing, gastrointestinal upset, or hives.

If you suspect your child may have a food allergy, keep a food journal of everything he or she eats (including beverages) for a week to show your Richmond pediatrician. To confirm the diagnosis, your doctor may scratch the skin with a small amount of an allergen to observe the reaction.

To learn more about children’s health in
Vancouver or to inquire about the nutritional superstar Peanut Butter Cups, contact my office today.

Phil Hoskins
604.943.8598
phil@philhoskins.com
http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

14
Feb

Direct Selling Has Evolved In Vancouver

   Posted by: Phil    in Home Business

Direct Selling Has Evolved In Vancouver

Network marketing in Vancouver is nothing like it was twenty years ago. Vancouver direct sellers had to host home parties and other events to show their products and explain the opportunity.

The internet has revolutionized Vancouver home businesses in general and MLMs in particular.

Vancouver direct marketers still have the option to sell Peanut Butter Cups in person, but most of them use their website as their main marketing vehicle. You can make money online with Peanut Butter Cups direct sales.

If you ruled out network marketing in the past because you don’t like to make presentations in person, I invite you to reconsider. Internet storefronts have taken direct selling to a whole new level.

You can find new Peanut Butter Cups customers online, collect contact information, and build a database without leaving your Vancouver home! You can also explain your home business opportunity to people all over the world.

I am Phil Hoskins. I launched my Peanut Butter Cups online business in March 2008. My phone number is 604.943.8598. If you would like to learn more about online direct sales, contact me today at 604.943.8598.

Phil Hoskins  phil@philhoskins.com
Peanut Butter Cups

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

10
Feb

Where Will Your Langley Home Business Take You?

   Posted by: Phil    in Home Business

Where Will Your Langley Home Business Take You?

Hello! Welcome to today’s Langley home based business article. When you start a home based business or online store in Langley, you never know where it may take you.

Do you think Amazon founder Jeff Bezos ever dreamed his small web-based bookstore would grow into the largest online retailer? Bezos started his enterprise in the garage of his home in Bellevue, Washington.

All types of businesses are started in Langley homes: manufacturing, accounting, day spas, catering, music/dance instruction, personal training, and a whole bunch of online retailers and service providers.

Even during times of economic stagnation, ambitious Langley entrepreneurs build lucrative businesses from scratch. All of the top earning Vancouver businesses started somewhere. In many cases that ‘somewhere’ was a garage, spare room, or a laptop on the kitchen counter.

Dream big with the Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage low start-up business opportunity in Langley.

Phil Hoskins
604.943.8598 phil@philhoskins.com
Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

8
Feb

Hidden Sugar In Richmond Kid’s Snacks

   Posted by: Phil    in Child Health

Hidden Sugar In Richmond Kid's Snacks Excessive sugar is a serious health threat for Richmond children. Do you know how much sugar your Vancouver son or daughter is really consuming? I am children’s nutrition advocate Phil Hoskins.

Here are some popular Vancouver kid’s snacks with more sugar than I realized:

Yogurt covered raisins
Fruit Roll-ups, Gushers, and Fruit By The Foot
Quaker Rice Cakes
Yoplait yogurt
Gogurt
Juice drinks: Capri Sun, Minute Maid
Flavored milk

The next time you and your kids are shopping for snacks at your Richmond grocery store, Vancouver convenience store,  or Surrey ball park snack bar, read the labels. Sugar content varies among brands.

Limiting the amount of sugar in your Richmond child’s diet is an important step toward better lifelong eating and oral health. To hear about another great way to improve your child’s nutrition in BC, call me today!

Phil Hoskins 604.943.8598 phil@philhoskins.com

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.

Geo-Targeting Can Boost Your Delta Home BusinessJust because your Vancouver online business can sell to anyone on the globe, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to appeal to the customer next door. Specifying the markets you are targeting is an effective strategy for Delta internet business owners.

ListPipe, the corporate blogging authority, explains how localization can help your Delta home business e-store or blog:

The first reason is to appeal to the search engines for Vancouver search results. With the popularity and widespread use of mobile devices, search engines have been quick to respond with results based on location.

When you search for ‘haircut’, for example, Google assumes you want to know where there are salons near your actual BC location. Some devices provide an exact GPS coordinate for pinpoint accuracy. Others identify your general location from the receivers, routers, and other hardware through which your device is communicating.

Delta home business bloggers that include specific geo-locations will be more likely to show up in Vancouver area search results.

Another important reason for Delta entrepreneurs to get local with their content is to generate a connection with your Delta and Richmond customers. While it’s always important to talk about the value of your products, you can add blurbs about a popular Vancouver sports team, current BC event, or unique local culture. This personalizes your Delta home business blog posts and boosts your popularity. Most BC folks love where they live and have a connection to other people in their Vancouver community. Let your audience know that you are one of them.

Now here’s the trick: make your content relevant to your business objectives. You can’t just mention the local sports team or a current event without tying it to your business in some way. Otherwise, you appear to ramble or pander inexplicably to your online business blog visitors.

I am entrpreneur and investor in human spirit Phil Hoskins. I coach new Delta internet business entrepreneurs and help them sell their products and services on the online marketplace. I use a variety of methods to market my Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business and recruit distributors to my Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage direct sales network. Let me help you succeed: call 604.943.8598 today!


entrpreneur and investor in human spirit Phil Hoskins   Delta, BC V4M 1Z9
Your source for Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage
   604.943.8598   phil@philhoskins.com

Join Xocai today!

I am Phil Hoskins, and I am a Delta-based Xocai artisan chocolate distributor. I joined Xocai in March 2008. I sell the industry-leading Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage and Peanut Butter Cups online and in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, and Langley. Our valued Vancouver customers recommend Peanut Butter Cups because Peanut Butter Cups ‘allows me the freedom of running my own business and help others in the process.

Xocai is also a fantastic Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage home-based business in the Vancouver area. BC entrepreneurs can supplement their income by cashing in on a high-demand BC healthy artisan chocolate market. To learn more about Xocai, visit http://philhoskins.com/more-about-xocai.

Call me at 604.943.8598 to own your own Activ, the healthy chocolate beverage business in Delta, Richmond, Surrey, or Langley.