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One of my favorite things about the internet is being able to connect with millions of people around the world, without ever needing to pick up the phone of worry about when someone is available. Thanks to email and social media, not only has it never been so easy, it’s also never offered such an opportunity for networking with others.
You know that feeling you get at the end of each year right before midnight on December 31st? Yes… the few minutes right before the clock hits midnight on New Years! It’s usually a pretty good feeling… a fresh feeling, where you are ready for a brand new start and are on your way to making the new year one of your best yet! However… just a few days into the year, many of your hopes, dreams and.
Here we are, just weeks away from the closure of yet another year. As a new year is just around the corner, it’s important not to just look ahead, but to also look back at the one that is currently coming to a close. Instead of just thinking about how you are going to make 2017 your best year ever, you first need to ask yourself a few questions about the current one.
It is positively undeniable that the continuing advances in the Internet have had a profound impact on both our personal and our professional lives. It has become easier and more convenient than ever to connect with people all around the globe in new and innovative ways, from social media to live video and everything in between.
In one of my recent articles (37 Email Marketing Stats that Show Why Email is Still King), I mentioned that “90% of email gets delivered to the intended recipient’s inbox, whereas only 2% of your Facebook fans see your posts in their News Feed.”. While newsletters are no longer the latest hot topic, they are still proving to be a very important element of email marketing.
The secret to finding success on the internet isn’t about coming up with the next big million dollar idea, or simply creating content better than the competition — it’s about continually adapting your website and business with the changing times and environment around you. A perfect example of this can be seen in the world of content management and SEO.
Being an influencer is all about knowing what you are good at and sharing it with the rest of the world. It’s not just about the marketing, branding or even the business generated from it, instead, it’s actually a combination of everything. Take myself, for example, I could be considered an influencer in the world of affiliate marketing and blogging.
If you are a website owner, you know the importance of analyzing your website. Using tech tools like Google Analytics and other online tools can help to some extent. But what should you do to make sure you get the best results with your website? It’s wise to have some tools bookmarked that you can return to time and time again to analyze your site to see how it is doing online.
When I first started making money online back in the mid-90s, everything was such a simple and drawn out process. For example, if you wanted to start a new website you would have to register a domain name, set up web hosting, have a web design and graphics program, then individually upload everything through FTP. In short, it was a pain in the butt and quite a complicated task.
Your customers could be liking, mentioning and tweeting about your brand online, but if you aren’t keeping track of this buzz, you can’t take advantage of it. However, with so many platforms in the online space, how can you ensure that you’re catching every brand mention? That’s where social monitoring tools come into play.
When you think of John Chow, you might think of many different things. A “millionaire blogger” is probably the most common one — however, anyone can become rich and anyone can be a blogger. What makes John different from other bloggers and content creators in the world today, is that he has become a king of automation! In short… John doesn’t want to work harder than he has to.
Every year around this time I start to think about all of the insane money that is to be made in the 4th quarter of the year. Even though it is just September, everyone is already getting ready for the massive spending that is going to take place just for Halloween alone. What’s great about running a business that is catered to towards an annual holiday or event is that you kno ...
The world of online business is like no other industry in the world. Not only does it provide the opportunity for anyone in the world today get started with a blog, brand or business of their own at minimal costs, it also offers online training and resources guides like no other industry as well. For example… if you wanted to start a retail pizza location and went to a local c ...
When starting a new website, blog or business on the internet, it’s not just about the content you create. Sure, it’s going to be one of the most important aspects of it — but at the end of the day, it really comes down to your content promotion and getting traffic to your site. In short, this is just a big numbers game.
One of the greatest things about the world of internet marketing and business is that there is always going to be someone to find a way to monetize anything. We’ve seen this with social networks, mobile applications, content writing, online courses and everything in between. No matter what it is, people will find a way to make money with it — and even more so if they’ve provide ...
Customer acquisition is one of the most important aspects of building your brand. Your customers are your ticket to success, so you need to find creative ways to bring more customers in, but not just any customers — customers who will become brand evangelists. You also want to survey your audience and find out what they want as you try to improve your content, service or products.
If you want to start a business but you have limited funds, you’re not alone. There are so many great ideas that could and should be promoted. But how do you get your business off the ground if you are limited in your funding? One thing people sometimes do is to get a business loan. But Mark Cuban, the famous billionaire said in an interview that it is not a wise move to get a ...
Welcome to the fourth quarter. If you’ve been running your own business, freelancing or involved in entrepreneurship for a while, you know that the fourth quarter is the time to start building plans for 2017. That way, when the calendar flips, you’re ready to take your first quarter by storm instead of playing catch up.
Facebook is all about connectivity and engagement. When it comes to keeping in contact with your blog audience through a social platform, Facebook is one of the best out there. Every website, blog or brand should have a Facebook Fan Page in place to keep the conversation going on social media after the audience leaves your site. However, creating a Facebook Fan Page simply isn’t enough.
When I first started making websites and money online, there was no such thing as WordPress. In fact, the process of creating a website was quite complex. Here’s how it would typical go for a site owner back in the 90s and early 2000s. Use a program like Microsoft FrontPage to create a site (or) Design a site in Photoshop and cut it into HTML Upload each update to your s ...