Blogging is a very powerful, well-known method of promoting your business online. But, the fact that a blog requires a lot of time, dedication and effort to be effective often puts many business owners off from starting one. But, running a business blog needn’t be as challenging or as time-consuming as you might think. And, once you get started and get it off the ground, the benefits certainly make all the effort worth it. So, we’ve listed some of the main reasons to start a blog. Reason #1. Target New Customers & Clients Although the content in your business blog doesn’t necessarily need to be directly promoting the products and/or services that you sell, don’t let this fool you into thinking that it isn’t a worthy marketing strategy. In fact, by discussing your industry and … [Read more...] about Five Reasons to Stop Putting Off Starting Your Business Blog
Many of you know about my undying love for Twitter. It's the best platform to connect with people. Thanks to Twitter, I’ve built my brand even though I live in a small historical town that you probably have not heard of (Malacca, Malaysia) Earlier last month Brand24 monitored over 2,000,000 tweets and ranked the top marketers based the number of mentions that they have on Twitter. I was fortunate enough to be ranked #51 among some of the best marketers in the world. I owe that to the connections that I've managed to built on Twitter. That's the topic that I want to discuss today. CONNECTION. So, recently, I decided to tweak my bio. I did one minor changed which resulted in MORE emails and more opportunities. I simply added my email address to my Twitter … [Read more...] about A really smart way to connect with people on Twitter
Even with all the clever analytics tools and marketing tricks we have access to these days, there’s still a lot of room for one of the oldest forms of marketing known to man: word of mouth. Simply getting people talking about your brand, whether it’s while they’re chatting with friends or posting on social media, is a great way to raise awareness and hook more prospects. Here are a few effective ways to stimulate word of mouth marketing… Provide a Great Service The first thing to look at when you want to get people talking about your company is… well, the company! Take a step back and ask yourself a few questions about your business as it stands today. Do you provide above-average products? What about your customer service and support? Try to put yourself in your … [Read more...] about Get People Talking About Your Brand!
Owning a website is like owning a piece of virtual reality, while the hosting provider is like the street your little shop is on. Every one of the hosting companies out there boasts having the same features: 99.98% uptime, fast and superior customer service, unlimited storage and traffic, unlimited email addresses, and unlimited everything else. It’s no wonder it can be hard to tell which hosting company is worth their salt and which one should be avoided like the plague. Let’s clear something up from the onset - not all providers are created equal, just like all sites aren’t created equal. This is why there are helpful articles about how to choose the correct hosting provider plastered all over the web. Each person’s needs are quite different, and while there are a lot of overlaps; … [Read more...] about 7 Warning Signs That Show You Need to Switch Hosting Companies
This is a guest contribution from Vincent Hill from How to Start a Blog. If you have a knack for writing and wants to earn extra dollars at the same time, blogging is the right venue for you. A lot of millennials have been recently joined the world of blogging as this is not only a venue where they can express themselves and share a thing or two about their lives, it is also a platform where they can earn extra money. A lot of websites and software have been created to make the world of bloggers easy and convenient, and one of the most popular used is WordPress. It is a free and easy software that you can use to create a beautiful blog. So how can WordPress be an aid in creating a blog that will generate a return on investment? Read on these tips below and start a blog of your … [Read more...] about How to Use WordPress Template to have a Monetized Blog
Sawasdee krab. That's hello in Thai. At the moment, I'm in a hotel in Bangkok, Thailand writing this. I love Bangkok. I feel in love with Bangkok when I was first here five years ago. Bangkok is the perfect mix of old and new, ancient and modern, crazy and beautiful. It's a sensory adventure that you need to be here to experience yourself. Oh, I've yet to talk about how gratifying Thai food is. Despite traveling around Bangkok Thailand, I still found the time to write. How do I do that? That is what I want to share with you. I'll share with you how to find the time to write while traveling. How To Find Time To Write While Traveling 1. Schedule Writing Time If you already have an itinerary. Include writing schedule in it. Of course, you don't have to let … [Read more...] about How To Find Time To Write While Traveling