Internet Business Blog
Housekeeping posts about my internet business blog.
As a blogger, you may be your own boss and have a lot of creative freedom, but as the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility. Not only do you need to keep yourself on task, but you also need to stay creative in order to keep drawing a big audience to your blog. [...]
Business cards are still a thriving marketing tool even in today’s technological world. One reason why business cards are still effective is that they allow you to quickly share contact details with another person without having to stop your current conversation. This enables you to continue to explain the benefits your business could provide a [...]
Since its advent, social media has played a big role in changing the way we do online business. Many brands have gone to the likes of Facebook and Twitter to promote their name, gather an audience and use the platforms to convert them into actual customers. But while social media is fast conquering the online [...]
The biggest part of SEO services is to connect with customers and build relationships giving them the encouragement to support your business. Sometimes, the role ends up reversed and the community may need support from businesses. The world is full of tragedy, in the last year alone we have seen towns destroyed from storms, tragic [...]
Remember the days of filing endless documents in a smoke filled office with the constant drone of a computer sounding like it’s about to take off in the background? Fortunately the evolution of IT has allowed modern offices to evolve too and now they are less clustered with paper and a more work friendly environment. [...]
The way to get business and find new customers used to be all about your physical location. Now it’s all about your location on a Google search. You’re not just competing against the store a few blocks down; your competition can be located anywhere from New York to London to China. The internet has forever [...]
A business plan is a strategic tool that every business should have, even if you think you're "too small" to need one. A business plan is most valuable because it compels you to think holistically about your goals, assets, strengths and weaknesses, and closely examine any assumptions you're making. Use your business plan to describe [...]
When I first started blogging about my business it took me nearly a year before I had a regular blog going. In that time I had created 4 different blogs across multiple blogging sites, played with the design for hours and then I had left it. So what stops you from blogging? For me it [...]
You know how important online reviews are for your business’s reputation, but it’s not just your reviews that you need to be monitoring. While your reviews can give you good insight into the minds of your most outspoken customers, your competitors’ reviews can do the same. When you’re competing for the same clients, competitive analysis [...]
The hype over social media has died down over the past few years. Which is actually a good thing because we were completely inundated with articles touting the phenomenon and making it sound like any business that didn’t get with the programme would immediately go bankrupt and have to close its doors. Despite all of [...]
The days of spending time and money on maintaining desktop software will soon pass. Taking its place is SaaS: Software as a Service. SaaS allows you to access software functions remotely, often charging a monthly fee. As more businesses make the switch, the evidence is becoming undeniable: SaaS is superior to desktop software in many [...]
When it comes to Internet marketing, there are two main groups of people: successful Internet marketers… and the rest of us. Successful Internet marketers are able to drive large amounts of qualified traffic to their sites (and usually they have also found ways to better convert that traffic that they are receiving). So what are [...]
Who Needs Twitter? Businesses online are no doubt in need of a good following. There are lots of ways to make a simple website, and internet businesses online are pretty good at this. But that does not mean you are creating a following, or traffic to your webpage. The best way to get a following [...]
Welcome to the Bloggerati: Feisty and fierce bloggers, who filter information to readers in one powerful and succinct post, activate trends as fast as an internet virus and sometimes stir up internet controversy. The following list of bloggers have becomehighly influential as the go-to guys for the lowdown on what’s hot, what’s going on and [...]
Kick start your marketing initiative with mass text marketing In a world where more people have cell phones than running water, it pays to undertake SMS marketing. Potential clients of all ages use their cell phones daily to communicate, access the internet and play games. Statistics don’t lie. There’s a huge untapped market waiting for [...]
"Everyone else has a blog. We should too!" It's the phrase heard in executive boardrooms around the country. A blog is a great way to market your business, but it's important for your blog to reflect your brand. Discover six ways to make sure your blog reflects your brand.
One of the most difficult aspects of being a freelance writer is setting your rates. On the one hand, you could miss out on higher paying rates if you set your rates low and publicise them on your website as such. Alternatively, you could price yourself out of some great long-term gigs by not showing [...]
As individuals, we all want to be liked. No one wants to be unpopular and if we ever find out that someone doesn't want to spend time with us it can be very hurtful. As businesses though this feeling is somewhat muted – it's easier to stay faceless and nameless and we don't tend to [...]
For any business looking to sell their products online it is essential that you hire the right person or company to build your website. After all, you’ll likely be investing thousands (or even tens of thousands) of dollars into your site and you must be sure your site will have the look, the functionality, and [...]
If you own a small business, you need to have a blog. Why? Because it not only helps you increase your authority in your industry, but it also ensures you always have interesting and useful content to share and promote. Plus, it can give your business a good boost in the search engines. But these [...]
When you're starting an internet business it's easy to suffer from "shiny object syndrome" and to rapidly find yourself spending more and more money on tools and training before you actually start to make any real money. Of course, the gurus will tell you that you can start your own online business for the price [...]
Running a small business can be exciting, especially when it starts to take off. You feel that all of that hard work is finally paying off. However, despite this initial wave of success some small businesses continue to make fatal mistakes. Here is a list of 10. 1. Failing to expand your marketing. You may [...]
Web 2.0 marketing is a crucial topic in today’s marketing, even for businesses that usually operate offline. But since there are so many web 2.0 sites, and it’s just a small part of the bigger picture of your business, you might feel confused or overwhelmed. What you probably need is a simple step by step [...]
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Hey guys, 5 minutes ago I uploaded a custom background to my Twitter profile. http://twitter.com/RalfSkirr I’m using it now to add a blog news sidebar to my Twitter page. You can do the same with your own Twitter profile. Login and use the menu to go to: Settings – Design – Scroll down to ‘Change [...]
More than 1.5 billion people have internet access. All of them are potential customers for you and me.
Heck – we’d have to screw up badly not get enough customers for our business out of 1.5 billion people, right?
Learn about the best web strategies to get new customers for your business.