If you are seeking out a second income and have considered partnering with a multi-level marketing (MLM) company, take a moment to review this Success Starter Guide. Within it, you will find an MLM company directory of over 40+ opportunities, tips on how to run a successful MLM business, real statistics on the likelihood of making money with an MLM and finally, how to spot a scam...Read More
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In this day and age, every business should have a blog. First, because it offers a face to your business. Second, it allows you to post relevant content on a frequent basis to your website and finally, because it will increase traffic to your website and improve your Google (search engine) rankings (also referred to as SEO).
It is easy to create a free blog using tools like WordPress, but it isn't as easy gaining blog traffic. If you have an existing blog and want to increase traffic, check out About.com's Online Business Guide, Bryan Haines, excellent resource, "15 Ways To Increase Your Blog Traffic". You will find advice on video tagging, trackbacks and forum posts. A MUST read!
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Let's all say it together. Twitter. TW-I-TT-E-RRR. Now let it swish around in your mouth for a minute. See? It's not scary or bad tasting after all.
If you aren't using Twitter to market your home business, you are missing out on a huge opportunity to gain interest and customers. Most businesses who shy away from Twitter just don't understand how to apply the principal of a 140 character micro-blog into their marketing plan. But It is truly simple and it is FREE! Take a moment to review Six Quick Ways To Use Twitter To Market Your Business.
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Running a home business fashioned out of a couple of bucks and your kitchen table definitely takes resourcefulness. Rarely does one start a home-based business understanding the full breadth of personal and professional stretching required. You are now being asked to manage all the business set-up, branding, marketing, operations, accounting, and website building. The whole situation can get a bit overwhelming. But gratefully, the world-wide web exists and smart people have created easy-to-use, affordable online home business tools.
Save yourself time and heartache, and review this extensive catalog of over 70 FREE or Affordable Home Business Tools. You will definitely find something you can use.
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Twitter is a great free marketing tool for businesses of all makes and sizes. It offers users the ability to monitor topics, keywords, and provides access to analytics concerning what followers find interesting. This can prove to be very valuable for a marketing strategy -- but the whole process can also get overwhelming. This is where third-party Twitter tools come into play.
If you are looking to automate followers, schedule tweets or organize your account into categories and groups, it is time to start partaking in the many free and excellent Twitter tools out there. These tools can literally take what requires a couple of hours a day to properly manage a Twitter account and whittle it down to just a few minutes. Maximize your time and effectiveness and consider using these 8 Free or Super Cheap Twitter Tools...
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Email marketing is an excellent way to promote your business. It is cheap, can be personalized and anyone can do it. The problem is, at least 25% of your marketing emails will end up in your recipient's junk mailbox. Bummer. It is possible, however, to increase the odds that your message actually gets opened. Check out these 5 email marketing tips to help your message avoid being tagged as spam...read more
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Email marketing. How hard can it be -- you just click and send, right? Wrong. Yes, email marketing is one of the cheapest and most effective ways to reach out to potential and existing customers, but it has some rules you must follow.
Just as you get annoyed about receiving unsolicited emails about Viagra or some great deal, so do your prospective customers. This is why in 2003 the CAN-SPAM Act was put into place to protect in-boxes from the barrage of constant communication about legit and not-so-legit offers. Unfortunately, this also includes your awesome and heartfelt home business offer. When sending emails you MUST follow proper protocols. If you fail to do so, it could cost your business up to $16,000 per email infraction. YIKES! Want some help to avoid such a fate? Here are the quick and dirty details of the CAN-SPAM Act to guide you as you craft compliant emails...read more.
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The kids are getting out of school, the temps are up and you've got the entrepreneurial bug. What's a self-motivated individual supposed to do? Check out these great home business ideas perfect for this upcoming summer:
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Should you or should you not register your business? This is a very common question posed by small home business owners. Let's face it, most home businesses start out as hobbies with a little income here or there. Registering right off the bat may not seem relevant, but more like jumping the gun.
So what is the right thing to do? Register. Plain and simple, if you are making money out of your home, your city and state want you to register your business and get a home business license. Most of the time, registering your home business requires very little time and money, so the pros definitely out way the cons.
To help you understand how to register and also delve a bit deeper in why you should register, check out these easy-to-understand resources:
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For many small home business owners, Twitter isn't one of the social media methods commonly used. Mainly, this is due to a lack of understanding of this particular communication strategy and also false notions about its usefulness.
To help you avoid some of the mistakes many newbies make when getting involved with Twitter, check out this simple advice from About.com's Small Business Guide, Alyssa Gregory. Check out her Five Tips for Getting Started With Twitter...
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