Study Skills - How Can YOU Help Your Kids?
Some years ago when touring the Scottish Highlands, a man I met said something that's stuck with me ever since. He was elderly, yet was still working away on his small farm. He had no intention of retiring, and when asked if he felt the pace of...
Demystifying Resume Keywords
Many recruiters are now opting to scan applicant resumes into a computerized screening database system in their endeavors to simplify the screening and selection process. For a job seeker this means that when developing their resume they must not...
The Number One Reason Most Websites Fail
Failure, just like success, is measured differently by each and every one of us. What one man treats as success another may view as failure. For the purposes of this article a website that fails is one that fails to attract and convert enough...
Maximising Google’s PageRank of your Website to Maximise Traffic
Google uses PageRank to rank your pages. To maximize your rank, you must understand how to work with it.
Page rank is defined as follows:
We assume page A has pages T1...Tn which point to it (i.e., are citations). The parameter d is a...
The Google Toolbar & Search Engine Optimization
Like many other useful toolbars out there so is the Google Toolbar. I consider this toolbar a must have for any serious search engine optimizer and anyone who searches the internet on a regular basis. Here’s why… The Google Toolbar has grown...
Six Reasons Why Your Alexa Rating Is Still Important
1. Additional Exposure For Your Site.
At the end of 2003, Alexa.com's results were being closely linked into the listings of its' parent company, Amazon.com. This currently means that when someone reviews your site, it is linked to their...
Your Results for Direct Response Marketing is below:
Thinks You Should Know Before You Bid On A Business
Whatever your reason for going out on your own, you must keep your reason in the forefront of your mind. If you forget your reason for starting your own home business, you will not be working for yourself for long.
Self-motivation is the key to...
Should you choose to refinance?
Refinancing has become a valid option for many individuals with high interest rates on their mortgage. Refinancing is essentially a replacement loan, with a different lender and (hopefully) a lower interest rate. So why would you choose to...
Why Choose a Debt Consolidation Loan?
If you are one of the many people who continually struggle to cope with an ever increasing amount of debt the solution could well be within your reach. If your are looking to: reduce interest rates lower your monthly payments, ...
Small Business Tax Deductions for Year End 2004
As a small business owner, it's wise to familiarize yourself with some key deductions that may reduce your tax bill for 2004. Employee Benefit Plans - You may deduct contributions to employee benefit plans (such as health insurance plans and...
How To Realistically Set Your Fees - Part 2
Effect of Expenses The last article examined how to calculate your realistic billable hours. If you remember, we arrived at approximately 1100 hours in a year. To earn our mythical $46,000 per year, you needed to bill at a rate of $42 per...
7 Ways to Stop "Selling" & Start Building Relationships
Sometimes we can all use a friendly reminder to keep us from backsliding into old ways of thinking about selling that lead us down the wrong path with potential clients.
I was inspired to write this article after a few coaching sessions with...
Winning the Traffic Exchange Game
Winning the traffic exchange game can be done. I was just starting out online and had no money so I was looking for a free way to drive traffic to my site. That is when I first found traffic exchanges. I found the concept to be great and signed...
Not So Stationary Stationery
The elements and functionality of the basic stationery system is changing. With the advent of email, fax, web and cell phones, stationery systems must be adjusted to meet the needs of today’s business.
The biggest change by...
Yellow Page Advertisers: Your Calls are Going to Decrease -Here's the Remedy
Response rates to Yellow Page advertising are declining
There's no getting around it, traditional Yellow Pages are in trouble. Fewer people use them every year. Even the best- pulling ad in the section isn't getting the number of callers or...