My Fifteen Year Job Search
The inscrutable Malaysian Immigrations Officer at Kuala Lumpur International Airport caused me a moment’s consternation with his question until I realized that he was just making small talk whilst manically trying to stamp all the bits of paper...
Law Day Teaching Tip
You probably remember May Day on May 1 but did you know that Law Day is celebrated on that same date?! Here are some suggestions for celebrating: 1. Invite a local congressperson to visit your school, grade group, or classroom. Have your class...
Does Your Ezine Publisher Try To Rape Your Pocket?
If you have been online for a while, one of the most well know ways of selling online is to build an optin email list or ezine. So now there are thousands of email ezines on just about every possible topic.
Hey- it is a proven tool, so you...
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...
Email Marketing Losing Its Effectiveness? The Alternative Is Desktop Marketing!
You've heard of email marketing, but it isn't what it used to be. With today's abundance of spam and even opt-in email solicitations, your messages are competing against hundreds of incoming messages daily. How are you ever supposed to stand...
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...
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Technology & Your Business: A Beneficial Relationship
As a home-based business owner, you probably don't have a high-priced IT manager on staff to fill you in on which technologies could help boost your efficiency and success. You may also lack the confidence to incorporate new technology into your...
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...
Sealing The Deal Over The Business Meal
Doing business over meals is a ritual that has existed for centuries. Taking clients to breakfast, lunch or dinner has long been an effective way to build relationships, make the sale or seal the deal. These business meals are essentially business...
Risk and Reward
If you are doing your own investing in the stock market, what would be the first question you would ask yourself before you make any trade or investment? If your answer is how fundamentally sound the stock is, or whether the stock just broke...
Working at Home Doesn't Have to Mean Feeling Alone
Operating a home-based business may let you set your own schedule, spend more time with your children, and earn more money but it does have its own set of challenges. One of those challenges can be a feeling of loneliness.
Hooked On Books? Write A Book Review For Your Target Audience
If you are burned out with writing how-to articles to promote your business then consider writing a book review. I recommend you write a review about a book you enjoyed that is related to your products or services. Your review, of course, will be...
Why Insight and Flexibility is More Important than Perseverance in Marketing
Marketing successfully requires not only insight into how a product or service can be successfully marketed but also flexibility into the marketing of a product or service.
This is one of the marketing principles that doesn't seem to be taught...
How One Simple Concept Can Increase Your Sales
We all want to belong. As humans we feel the need to fit in somewhere, anywhere. I call it the "herd mentality"... we tend to follow what everyone else is doing.
Well, Bob and Bill across the street each have satellite dishes... that means I...
Push vs Pull Advertising
Push vs. Pull Advertising - Understand the Consequences for your Product or Service
You will save yourself a considerable amount of time and money if you first determine your product’s (or service’s) suitability for "pull" and "push"...