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Top 4 things I learnt as an entrepreneur travelling Europe in 2018

What is up bekksolutions followers? Thank you as always for digging with my content regardless if you are a silent reader, long time subscriber, whether you have been with us a short time or a long time, I will run you through some gem of secrets I learned as a seasoned entrepreneur travelling in 2018.

The first thing I learnt as a new traveller in 2018 is don’t go to the airport too early. We have all done it, we have been conditioned by media and airliners that we must arrive an inordinate amount of time in check in prior to the flight. So you order an Uber and arrive at the airport as required 4 hours early. In the age of the internet and self-service stations being more commonly used, there is no need to arrive at the airport that early provided you do not have any special requests, like travelling with a dog.

Downtown Europe
Downtown Europe

The second thing I learned is that you need to carry a range of currencies such as the Euro and Pound sterling, both digital and physical. The last thing you want is to be flying to a country where you could potentially run out of money or if you lose all your cash you are near to stranded, so always carry loose change and extra payment options such as credit cards.

Pick things up on the way! On my way through to the Netherlands, I was fortunate enough to have a layover in London, UK. As I had never been to London before and I was there in the city, I decided to stay a few days to check the place out – I mean come on, this is London we are talking about! In my quest to find the best gifts to bring back with me, I was fortunate enough to run across this UK 3d printing company Digital Cubed specialising in 3D printing based out of the UK. Now I mention this story because it comes in really handy to have reserve cash you can purchase off the cuff or you can put towards an emergency if you have any when you are away. You can check this great company out via the usual social means, however, their Instagram is worth a browse as well as their website – Digital Cubed.

A few other things I’ve learned over the years as an entrepreneur travelling this wide and diverse world is to be nice and grateful to every interaction you have with someone. Be polite and try to speak the native language as and when you can, it goes a long way. Follow your heart is also a big one, the reason you travel is for you, so make sure you do what you want to do and go with the flow and be spontaneous – after all, that is what travelling is about, right? 

I will do another update on the things I learned as a solo traveller setting up a business in the future, for now, however, I hoped you enjoyed reading the above pointers and my endeavour is that it helped at least one person out there to be able to travel smarter and wiser. Check out the video below, you may find it useful, I did. 

How To Decide When To Hire An SEO Consultant

Search Engine Optimization

There are numerous businesses that don’t do well because they lack a solid web presence. This is very unfortunate, especially since they offer a solid product or service. Hiring a Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) company can be fairly expensive, which is why some business owners avoid hiring them. Even so, there are times when your best bet would be to have an SEO expert in your corner.

If you are not particularly familiar with computers at all, you should probably hire someone to handle this for you. Since all of the things that the average computer user would find simple may be a bit complicated to you, it would be a good idea to let someone with more experience take care of your SEO needs. Besides, hiring them to focus on that means that you can continue to give all of your attention to other aspects of the business rather than learning a new skill and trying to promote your business website online.

online presence
online presence

 

Another instance when hiring an SEO consultant would be a wise idea is after your company has suffered a blow to their reputation as most SEO experts offer reputation management services also. It can be very difficult to handle this, especially if it has never happened to you before. Reputation management is a huge part of SEO, and a great consultant can help you dig your way out of that mess.

In the event that you forge ahead and try taking care of your SEO needs on your own, there is always a chance that you will not have the results that you thought you would. You deserve all of the credit in the world for trying, but sometimes there comes a time when you must throw in the towel and admit that you need some help. Once you get started and you notice that your site is climbing the search engine rankings as it should be, you should certainly rethink your decision to fly solo and hire a consultant.

Great SEO work requires a decent amount of time. If you are a busy person, there is no way that you will be in a position to give it your all. There is no reason to rely on a lackluster attempt to make your business shine when you can make an investment and have a consultant do all of the work. This is especially useful for people who have more than one business location since taking care of all the responsibilities that are required at brick-and-mortar locations does not leave much time to worry about Web needs.

If you don’t have a great deal of money to pour into various Internet marketing channels, you should take what you do have and put it into SEO. This is one marketing tool that has a very high return on your investment(ROI), which means you will get more for your money.

There are many great reasons to hire an SEO consultant, but these are the most compelling. You should not hesitate to reach out for help since being hesitant and waiting until it is too late can lead to your business’ demise.

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