What is Mystery Shopping and Can You Really Get Paid to Shop?
Mystery shoppers visit businesses “disguised as normal customers,” and do the things other customers do—ask questions, make a purchase, make a return—but with a twist. These undercover customers are there to evaluate the businesses and their...
Why Teach Thinking?
The word ‘creativity’ has so many diverse meanings and interpretations. I remember telling an audience of teachers that creating a mess is also creative as long as new things and views are being conjured up. This led to much laughter and discussion...
Search Engine Optimization Techniques
Search engine optimization is the process of increasing the amount of visitors to a website by achieving a high ranking in the search results of a search engine (i.e. Yahoo, Google, etc.). The higher a website ranks in a search, the better the...
The Idiot’s Step-By-Step Guide To Blogging for Profit
Blogging is easy, blogging is fun. And what’s more…it can help your business in a lot of ways. A blog is a frequent, chronological publication of personal thoughts and web links in the cyberspace. You could call it an e-diary where you can register...
Where’s Your Web Site?
This simple question can take on several different forms, but if you have your own web site, all are equally important. Don’t worry, this isn’t a sales letter, and it’s well worth a read.
That opening question can mean “where is your web site...
Emerging Methods for Effective Search Engine Ranking
Search Engine traffic has always been and continues to be one of the best ways to drive qualified traffic to a web site - it presents information about goods and services when the interest level is high and it can be acted on immediately. Up...
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Successfully Adding a Service To Your Business
There will come a time in your business where you feel ready to add another service offering. To make this successful, there are ten tips to consider before moving ahead. 1) Revisit your business plan. If you don't have one, write one for...
Turn your Business’ New Year Resolutions in PR Revolutions
As eyes look forward to a new business year, many small business owners and entrepreneurs are hoping that this upcoming year will be the one that catapults them into success. But according to Shannon Cherry, APR, businesses often overlook a key...
Learned Any "Secrets" Lately?
I mean, REAL secrets about business success - the ones that will make you rich? You know as well as I that there really isn't any such thing as a secret - just a truth that you haven't discovered yet. (I read that somewhere and I don't know...
Negotiating to Buy a New Car the Easy Way
Do you hate the thought of buying a new car because of the struggle you have to go through negotiating with the dealership? Relax. Negotiating to buy a new car is easy. Sure their sales people receive negotiation training, but you have the upper...
Virtual Assistants... Even Santa Needs One!
Trying to fit all the planning and preparing and celebrating of the holiday season into an already busy schedule can bring a lot of stress to a time of year that's supposed to be full of peace. These days, even Santa needs help making his list...
Looong and boooring Sales letters.
Looong and boooring Sales letters.
You have all seen them,the sales letters that never ends.
They go on and on about how this product can do this and that.
The product can often be very good and have all the features
you are looking...
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THE TIRES ARE TURNING BUT YOU ARE GOING NO WHERE
Sound like a familiar story?
So you've got a great concept or idea but you just can't seem to get it down. You have been working on your computer for hours, days, weeks but just can't seem...
Secrets of Reciprocal Linking Strategies
It doesn't manner if you are a seasoned online marketer or a newbie you MUST have traffic to your website. One of the two best, and most inexpensive ways, to generate targeted traffic is by using what is called "Reciprocal Linking".
Three Steps to a Professional Image
One of the biggest reasons home-based business entrepreneurs often fail to attract customers is that they also fail to create a professional image. A professional image is an element of your credibility and without credibility winning customers is...