Many people throughout the life of online marketing have utilized the use of Kaizen. As a matter of fact I would venture a guess that almost all successful businesses in today’s markets are using it. Which leaves one to wonder, what is Kaizen? Well, to put it in a layman’s words it is the practice of continuous improvement; the fact that we should never be satisfied with what we have, and instead always press onwards to improve what we have to something better.
This can be utilized in many ways, for example, you might own a home based business such as a plug-in-profit homepage where the biggest work load is the advertising campaign. To find new ways to complete tasks in this process easier and faster can mean that you will be getting more done and earn a better income, or maybe just have the time to catch up with some sleep that might be long overdue.
However, it is important to know that Kaizen is something that is utilized over time and is a never ending process. As time goes by you have to keep in touch with all new opportunities that comes flying your way to keep competitive in a way that lets you choose what to improve in you business. This in itself has the effect of giving you a competitive edge against all those that ignore this very easy, but vital step.
Many believe that one can get a successful business by working really hard in the beginning and then wait for the money to come rolling in. I would say this is the best way to kill a business and it is also totally against everything that is Kaizen.
Ok, it is true that the business starts to flourish in the beginning when the efforts by the owner and/or employee is at its peak, however once the well deserved payoff from all the work starts to roll in many sits back and forgets the most important step in any business; too keep the payoff at it’s peak capacity at all times!.
In essence, the theory of Kaizen can be compared to the fable of “the rabbit and the tortoise"; a rabbit and a tortoise are going to race each other from one end to the other, the rabbit runs fast and quick but gets burned out very fast, while the tortoise takes it slow but keeps his pace and even slowly increasing it at times, and in the end he gets past the rabbit and wins the race. The quick rabbit that is all burned out, and lays in the grass beside the road halfway through the race, thinks for himself, even I, will take it slow and increase my pace as I go along next time.
In this fable Kaizen is the tortoise and just like the tortoise slowly improved his pace, so can a business person improve the business that is being conducted. Since it is better to take it slow and learn on the way meanwhile you keep improving all aspects of the business, rather than to rush things through just for the sake of getting it done.
A famous quote that I heard once goes like this “Rome was not built in a day. . . but alas. . . it was built indeed".
Kaveh Fard is currently running a free ezine about home based businesses which can be joined at: http://www.Profit4Ever.biz/biztipspop.html or, you can check out his homepage at: http://www.Profit4Ever.biz