All about the bottom line
I like to follow blogs and tweets of other businesspeople as it’s always good to read the thoughts of other people who are like-minded and committed to trying to achieve their dreams. There’s a plethora of business advice available at all levels and most businesspeople will know all sorts about what they are supposed to do. Actually committing to doing that though is another story. It’s difficult not to spend all your time fire-fighting, especially when you are running a small business which depends greatly on your involvement and all decisions are down to you.
One of the best bits of advice I’ve read recently was written by Guido J. van den Elshout of happyhotelier.com:
“Whatever you do and hope to achieve, do not forget the bottom-line, ever!
Start your day asking yourself “What can I do today to better the bottom-line” and end every day with asking yourself: “What did I do today to better the bottom-line and what shall I do tomorrow to better the bottom-line”
This is so key to the success of business, and it is such a simple premise, but how many owners of SME’s can honestly say they do that? Committing time every day to think about business development, and how your actions for the day will affect your business overall, is so important. It is something that I am only just starting to do, over a year and a half into running my business, and now I can see how important it is. It takes real commitment to do this, as it requires you to look away from the small stuff which seems vitally important at the time, but in the grand scheme of things just isn’t, and look at the big picture and deal with the stuff that really is important!
So last week on Tuesday I officially my accepted my new job at Oracle as a Business Development Consultant. I will be working within the Technology sector and start with other graduates like myself. My start date is the 19th of August and I leave for Singapore on the 26th of August. I am worried about finishing off my degree and working Full-Time, however, it is very manageable and doable. I am also certainly very excited about this life changing opportunity!!
Attitudes towards paying for..a game
Attitudes towards paying for a game differs when it comes to the way the payment options are presented to the user.
While some may not like the free-to-play model (since it basically forces the user to pay at some point, or do free marketing for the game) they may also be of the opinion that they would rather pay once for unlimited game play (with the same game.)
The question then becomes: would they actually pay that one-time fee for that same game that uses the F2P model, if it came down to it? If they had no idea the game would be as good & addicting as they thought when they started playing it…for free.
Fact is, the games almost have to be designed to fit with their respective business/marketing models. Giving the user the option to pay a fee once for playing a game that is intended to be played using the F2P model sort of defeats the purpose of even using F2P in the first place.
Unlocking new content is one method, allowing skips or boosters is another. This is mentioned in a previous post: Pay-to-Play Triangle
So, what I’m interesting to find out, is if the attitudes actually match the predicted behaviour. Attitudes towards an action or a brand could potentially be a key motivational component with my target group (I believe it to be, but I cannot take anything for granted.)
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