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Archive for December, 2013

Getting Away from the Norm: How to Start a Business with Just Your Writing Skills

As entrepreneurs launch businesses all over the world, many business owners often wonder why their websites sit like isolated rocks on the expanse of a desert. How is it that some businesses do so well and many don’t? What is it about some blogs – as another example – that succeed and make money while most other blogs fade into the oblivion?

There has to be something missing for many businesses that don’t make it online (or offline).

That something, surprisingly, is the forgotten (or often dismissed) art of writing.

There was a time when writing was for writers. While copywriting was already at play for traditional businesses, it wasn’t regarded as important. The times were different then. Read More

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Commonly Asked Questions About Free Web Hosting

When people know that they can get something for free that will benefit them as a website owner, they are all over it. For instance, the availability of free web hosting is something that a lot of people would most definitely take advantage of, especially those who are just starting out with creating a new website.

However, as many people know, when something is free, it does not mean that it is the best option to go with. Free can mean that there are some things that are comprised like the best features or the best tools that are available to be used. When there is something available for free like the use of free web hosting, people are going to have questions that they want answered before they decide to go with the free hosting. They have an understanding that just because it is free that there are some things that they will possibly have to go without since they are not paying for it. In other words, free can go hand-in-hand with cheap.

There are plenty of questions that a website owner might want to ask. Many of the questions that you will read more about are common questions that people have before they decide to dive into the free web hosting. Read More

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How to Make Tomorrow More Productive Today

The challenge of earning more money almost always comes down to getting more things done. This sounds simple, but it can be a huge hurdle for many. As many freelancers are aware, the very nature of freelancing is that your income is dependent on great productivity. This is the main reason why so many blogs and websites focus on instruction for increasing productivity.

Despite these resources, many actually fail to cover how to end your working day to enable yourself to be more productive the following day. Many successful freelancers are aware that setting the stage for a productive day actually happens the evening before. This can be done with a number of simple tasks. Establishing these good working habits will enable you to finish work and relax in the evening, while helping improve your productivity in the morning. Read More

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How to Incorporate the Seasons into Your Blog

If there’s one thing most of us can relate to, it’s the seasons. Some places have longer and more grueling winters than others, but we all adjust to the changing seasons regardless of our locale. To get the attention of readers, bloggers often begin their posts with something that catches the reader’s eye.

Considering the variances in taste, culture and age among readers, this is no easy task. But, the changing seasons is not contingent on any unique variable. It’s something we all experience to some extent, which is why it’s a great thing to incorporate into blog posts. Read More

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Top Ways to Protect Online Business Ventures

Online business ventures are a hit among the youth nowadays, mostly because startups only need an idea and webmaster or two to launch. But online ventures face grave threats that come in the form of cyber-attacks. Many newcomers to online business think all they need is a plugin or two to protect their sites, but the reality is they need to invest in sustained vigilance. This can only be provided by top-notch software coupled with advanced cyber security management.

Here are some of the very basic steps that can be followed to avoid a cyber-attack against your online business venture: Read More

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5 Ways to Increase Your Blogging Productivity Without Sacrificing Quality

A Hungarian psychologist named Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is recognized as the leading researcher of “flow,” or that state of mind where you are completely immersed in your work, experiencing high levels of focus, productivity, and creativity. As bloggers, we strive to reach and maintain a flow, battling against a slew of distractions during everyday life.

Research shows that environment and mood can either aid or disrupt our flow state of mind. The following tips explore ways to decrease distraction and clutter, so that you can reach your maximum work potential as a blogger. Read More

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BloggingPro Job Board Highlights (December 16-20)

Job board highlightsIt’s the last week before Christmas. Has the craziness gotten to you yet?

Here are the last of the job board highlights before we go on holiday break.

Health-oriented Blogger

Smartbaking Inc. is looking for a health oriented blogger. To be more specific, a blogger that has great knowledge of food and nutrients, vitamins, minerals etc. The company is a health food manufacturer of a gluten free products. So the blogger needs to know about the Gluten-free industry.
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5 Top Tools for Selling Digital Goods, With and Without SEO Features

Selling and buying intangible products was an unheard-of concept as little as a decade ago. Virtual items you never got to hold in your hands would have been feared as a possible scam if someone had proposed the idea in the 1990s.

That’s all changed. With the entrance of eBooks, online movies, software apps, and video games that are either downloadable or available for play on social networks such as Facebook, there’s an ever-growing market of shoppers who are queueing up to purchase digital goods.

For the seller, it’s a great opportunity to become creative with products — without assuming the costly overhead that’s inherent with physical objects and their inventory.

Here are five top tools to help you sell virtual products, along with their SEO capabilities (or lack thereof). Read More

Categories: Blogging Tips

Pro Tools Shortcuts [Infographic]

An infographic looking at the keyboard shortcuts for Video Symphony editing software.

Via: Video Symphony

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Marrying Innovation and Automated Marketing Platforms

Marketing is defined as the “business of promoting and selling products or services, including market research and advertising.” Traditional marketing firms include print, television and radio ads. Other traditional marketing firms are print, visual and audio interviews with business owners. The larger the media platform, the better. For example, landing a feature interview on Good Morning America (GMA) or CNN can put you and your business in front of millions of viewers, giving you the chance to introduce your products or services to a larger number of potential buyers.

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Categories: Marketing