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8 Blogging Tips for Business Owners

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The internet has turned the world in to one giant, interconnected beast. This web delivers information to humanity at a rate never before reached in all of human history. Because of this, every business should have some kind of presence on the World Wide Web. This can be a web page, a Facebook page, or even presence on a site like Tumblr or WordPress. Regardless of the route a company takes, there will be blog posts. These posts are pieces of prose that must be both informative and entertaining. This is the face of the business many will see so posting should be handled with care. The following are eight simple rules for writing a blog post. Read More

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What’s Stopping You From Being A ‘Great’ Blogger – Part 3

If you consider your blog as a business, then you might understand the point being made here in a better way. If you don’t, consider it to be a one and then think whether a business would really get a kick-start without any valuable investment in and for it or not? A simple answer to this question is NO. That’s because any tangible quality item in this world is not free, and so is any digital item that you purchase and use online.

Any blog needs some good investment – in it and for it. Just like a business invests in its offices, transportation, employment, advertising etc., a blog also needs to invest money at various important events, for several different items. Read More

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The Benefits of Content That Informs and Educates

It is no longer “optional” to offer online content if you run a business.

Once upon a time, a business owner could create a website and call it a day. That time is gone.

Today, there are so many more platforms and outlets for content — and smart business owners recognize the competitive opportunity for those who embrace a media-making role. In addition to your primary website, there is demand for original content on blogs, social media, and mobile devices.

The one thing all of this content has in common is that it serves others. The content educates, assists, and informs your existing and potential customers.

In other words, content marketing. Read More

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2 Ways To Get More Twitter Followers

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Social media is an excellent resource for every type of business—brick and mortar, online, or both. Twitter is one of the biggest social media networks out there, which means you’re missing out if you aren’t maximizing your tweeting potential. Here’s how to get more Twitter followers for your business, both the easy way and the hard way.

1. The Easy WayBuying Your Followers

Social media can feel like a popularity contest—people judge the importance and prestige of their peers based on a single number: how many followers. The more followers you have, the easier it is to accrue even more followers. But how do you get people interested in the first place, when you’re just starting out? One shortcut that’s been gaining momentum recently is the practice of buying Twitter followers. If you want to buy some fake followers to raise your profile, all you need to do is visit one of the many third-party websites offering the service, enter your credit card number and Twitter handle, and you could gain thousands of “fans” over the course of a couple days. Prices vary, though it tends to be relatively inexpensive: some sites offer 1,000 followers for only $5. Though the practice is technically against Twitter’s terms of service, it’s incredibly widespread; high percentages of even the most famous tweeters’ followers are fake. Read More

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Get Paid to Facebook: Why Social Media Jobs are All the Rage

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Social media has made its impact on the world, and this includes Corporate America. Today, many companies are realizing just how important it is to have a social media presence, which means that social media jobs are on the rise.

Social media managers, community managers, social specialists—these are all a few of the titles that people are being given at the office. They spend their day perusing social media sites, posting status updates, sharing pictures and commenting and liking posts. What separates these people from those who already do this at work? These people are getting paid for it. Read More

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Why Email Marketing Presides in The Online Marketing World

We all are well aware about the importance, dos- don’ts and basic etiquettes associated with email marketing. But one question that intrigued and amazed me was why this marketing option enjoys the monopoly in the social marketing world. True, it has the ability and scope to reach out and engage maximum customers but so does the other online marketing tools. Then where does the difference lie? To discuss it and compare it with other marketing tools, here are few points that deserve consideration: Read More

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How Many Times Per Week Should You Publish New Posts

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This is a common question among bloggers and online business owners. If you’re a blogger then publishing new posts is essentially what you do. For an online business owner it’s a side task, but it’s still crucial for achieving any kind of success.

 

No matter what you’re using your site for, publishing new posts/entries/articles is what keeps the site up-to-date. Visitors like content that’s up-to-date, Google likes content that’s up-to-date, your business partners like to see that your content is, again, up-to-date. Essentially, having up-to-date content is what makes you seem professional. By the way, how many times can you use “up-to-date” in a single paragraph?

 

However, there’s always one question that arises whenever the topic of blogging gets mentioned: How often should you post? Read More

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How to Bank 5 Figures Monthly Using Forum Marketing

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Did you know that some online marketers are banking 5 to 6 figures monthly by just using forum marketing?

If you use forum marketing correctly you can make a very nice living out of it, plus reinvest money into other online marketing avenues and keep as much money in the bank as possible. To excel in forum marketing you have to acquire very specific criteria of skills that will enable you to generate the amount of money you want.

Let’s have a look at 3 main factors of successful forum marketing. Read More

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How to Make Money from Your Blog Without Cramping Its Style

You want your blog to earn you an income, right?

Most bloggers want that. But you don’t want to cramp your blog’s style by plastering it with a bunch of flashing, in-your-face advertising. You don’t want to add affiliate links to every paragraph. And you don’t like the idea of running sponsored (in other words, paid for) posts on your blog.

It just feels… not right. Not your style. Not what you wanted for your blog.

That’s cool. I’m going to share with you how you can make more money blogging a different way. Read More

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What to Do About Your Blogging Competition

Image of two people swordfightingPretty much no blogger gets to work forever without competition. Blogging is such a crowded space that pretty much everyone has at least one other site out there that could be seen as a competitor or alternative, even if it isn’t always a direct one.

Whether you’re blogging for business, for passion or for fun, this can be a pretty heavy thought. After all, whether it’s dollars or eyeballs, you don’t want another site taking anything away from you, especially after you’ve worked so hard.

But competition online isn’t anything like competition in the bricks and mortar world. In the real world, every dollar you spend at restaurant A is one you don’t spend at restaurants B-Z. You only have so much money and can only eat so many meals. Furthermore, there’s only a certain number of people in a your region, meaning only so many people who CAN visit any of the restaurants in it.

On the Web, there’s no such limitation as there’s no cost in visiting most websites, people can literally come from anywhere and one’s time available for reading sites on a particular topic is limited only by their interest in it.

While competition on the Web is something you have to address, it isn’t something you have to fear. So what should you do when your blog faces some stiff competition? The answer is, most likely, to greet them with a hug rather than a clinched fist. Read More

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