The term “Growth Hacking” has been around for several years and is essentially the art of gaining an avalanche of users and customers via trackable, testable and scalable tools such as emails, pay-per-click ads and blogs instead of blind traditional methods. The growth hacker eliminates big marketing spending and their products gain traction like a spreading virus, multiplying and spreading from user to user. Gaining much for very little.
One of the earliest notable examples of the concept was when the creators of Hotmail decided to add the signature line link, “Hotmail: Free, trusted and rich email service. Get it now.” to every email sent, which meant that everyone who received an email via a Hotmail account would see a link to sign-up. This free and simple tactic moved Hotmail’s user base from a few thousand to 12 Million in a year at a time when there were only approximately 36 Million internet users. (Source: Internet World Stats)
It’s the beginning of a new year and the time when we begin to wonder how we can make our blog presence even more profitable, this year. What are the changes we can adopt and considerations to keep in mind to craft a powerful web presence? The truth is, if you’ve a successful blog on your hands, why change a good thing. If it delivers returns, don’t do anything different.
However, if you think your blog isn’t delivering value, in spite of consistently creating useful, actionable and engaging content; it’s time to take a close hard look at the design of your blog. It might be playing spoilsport by interfering with the UX and bringing down the quality of your blog. In such cases, it needs a facelift and a rethink that will help it compete to its optimum potential in 2014.
Whether you’re starting a brand new blog or giving the design of your existing blog a facelift, keeping these 7 considerations in mind will ensure your blog delivers the value you’ve come to expect from it:
1. Design Shouldn’t Supersede Content
Happy Friday, everyone! Here are the job board highlights from this week. Here’s to getting more jobs!
A global employment company seeks talented writers to join their writing team on a freelance basis.
Working as part of a large network of highly skilled and passionate bloggers, you will be expected to write informative, newsworthy and interesting articles for CareerAddict (www.careeraddict.com).
An organized blogger is a successful one.
Okay, I just made that up, but there is some truth in that, don’t you think? One of the issues bloggers face is that there are times when the temptation to be laidback and go with the flow is too strong to resist.
If you’re serious about achieving success with your blog – although success can be relative – there is something to be said about being an organized blogger.
How exactly can you be an organized blogger? Read More
Paid advertisements and PPC marketing have become a reliable source of traffic and income for big and small businesses alike. However, the general rule for most marketing efforts is the more money you pour into, the more money you get out. Though that is generally the case, there are some simple ways you can make the most out of a relatively small PPC marketing budget. Read More
If you are looking for an opportunity to earn some extra money that could turn into a full-time career, then one option to consider is starting a blog. Don’t expect it to be an easy road to riches – but if you are willing to put in hard work and have something interesting to say, then it is perfectly possible to build a six-figure annual income after a few years of effort.
If you are looking for a business opportunity with minimal start-up costs and growth potential, then one option to consider is becoming a web-hosting reseller. This is where you buy wholesale hosting capacity from a large hosting company, and then resell individual hosting accounts to other businesses. Each account that you sell appears as if it comes from you, rather than from the wholesaler.
Starting a web-hosting reseller business is relatively simple, at least in terms of buying hosting resources. You should be able to purchase wholesale hosting capacity online for less than $100 a month, and be up and running within a few hours. However, it’s important that you do your homework before you sign up – you want to go with a reputable hosting company that provides good technical support and high availability, otherwise when things go wrong you will have your customers complaining incessantly. You may be tempted to go with a cheap hosting company, but it usually isn’t worth the money you save. One good choice is GoDaddy, which was founded by Bob Parsons – who also heads up the Bob Parsons Foundation. Read More
Website building or website design has turned from a long tedious process with a designer and developer to now offering designers a new range of options and platforms to create their sites independently. There is a wide range of website builders to choose from, some free and some paid, which will enable you to create your own website no matter the degree of your tech knowledge. The best place to start is to identify your skill set, how many sites you plan to create and how creative you want to be. With the market open to a whole host of website creators from DIY basic template builders to professional online design studios catering to the creative professional, it’s important to look around and check out the options.
If you’re looking for a website builder for your projects this year, we’re here to help. We’ve taken a look at some website builders, and we’ve put together this quick guide to help you decide which one suits your needs best.
From the idea of online brand promotion has emerged the concept of ecommerce blogging. We know people want to buy products online today rather than spending hours on shopping in local, physical markets. It can be anything ranging from second hand mobiles to latest car model or a brand new house.
This trend has boosted the importance of ecommerce blogging and has made businesses to run a successful ecommerce blog in order to get more and more loyal clients everyday from all over the world. This is the very reason we decided to share practical tips to run a successful ecommerce blog with our loyal audience so they can put their ecommerce blogging on right path to reap the benefits of a huge online audience looking for all types of products they need in everyday life. Read More
I hope everyone had a good week.
Here are the job board highlights to help you welcome the weekend on an even better note!
FastSlimBody.com, an online resource for weight loss, health and fitness information, is looking for new contributors to join Nagaway’s Writer Program. You can suggest topics based on your expertise/interest for our approval, or choose from a list of topics.