How to Create a Sales Page for Your Own Products

This is a guest post by Karl Staib. Have you ever tried selling a product or service on your blog? Then you know how maddening a sales page can be. What do you say? How long should it be? How do I actually convince someone to buy my product? You've probably seen some really good sales pages and it almost looks easy. That is until you actually try to do one yourself. I've sat, stood and paced in front of a blank screen for days, not sure where to start. That's why I'm here … [Read more...]

How to Use AIDA, ROI and KISS to Boost Your Sales

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This is a guest post by Jani Seneviratne. Are you tired of your copy being ignored by prospects? Are you searching for a proven way to create copy that is well optimized for sales? AIDA, ROI and KISS were first coined by advertisers and an engineer but have since been applied to the online marketing industry. Some copywriters have adapted the formulas to suit their own personal tastes whilst some argue that these formulas are outdated and have disregarded them all together. Despite the … [Read more...]

How to React to Comments for Your Reputation Management

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This is a guest post by Jay Buerck. You've been following the conversation about your brand using one of the many monitoring tools available to help you manage and monitor your online reputation and now it has caught wind of a few negative comments or posts about you or your company. Photo Credit No one likes to discover negative comments and reviews but many times it is the price of doing business. While you can't please everyone all the time it still stings a little when you see … [Read more...]

Google AdWords – Easy Tips for Bloggers and Small Business Owners

This is a guest post by Ivan Dimitrijevic. Google AdWords is one of the most popular ways of online advertising. Even though it is easy to set up and anyone can make an AdWords account, it has proven to be rather difficult to optimize for good results. Here, we offer you some tricks of the trade that might help you optimize, maintain, and improve your advertising campaign. How to Improve Your Keywords If you don't choose the right keywords or your ad, then it's going to either not get … [Read more...]

The Truth About You, Your College Degree and Your Job

This is a guest post and video by Farnoosh Brock of Prolific Living. Too many times in my engineering degree, I felt frustrated and unhappy. Many more times in my 11-year corporate career, I felt trapped, discouraged and miserable. And I did absolutely nothing about it. Well, that's not entirely true. I griped. I complained. I wallowed in my own self-pity. I gossiped with my co-workers about the unfairness of it all, but in hindsight, I did nothing useful, nothing that helped me leave … [Read more...]

7 Critical Elements Of Effective & Complete Domain Management

This is a guest post by Ruan Oosthuizen. Effective and complete domain management is a composition of processes with essential elements that if used together forms a system that determines the success of your business or blog online. Many start a blog without a "business plan" and soon find missing elements that are harder to implement at that point in time. However, doing some much required research and planning before you put much at stake by starting your online journey, you'll find … [Read more...]

How to Turn Your Blog Into An Online Shop

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This is a guest post by Trevor Ginn. If you've put in all the work required to create a successful blog you might as well make some money out of it! One monetisation option is to offer things for sale which are related to your niche. Indeed, many large community sites such as NCT and BabyCentre incorporate an online shop to generate additional revenue. Before You Start Setting up an online shop alongside your blog is very easy and requires little technical expertise. Before you start … [Read more...]

Web Domination 20 Review – Learn How to Create a Successful Online Business

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Do you ever wish you could get a ton of expert advice on different aspects of building a successful business online in one place? Well now, you can. What is Web Domination Web Domination (affiliate link) is a complete course with 20 "masters of the web" revealing everything you need to know about creating a successful company online. It includes hour long interviews with each expert and a 300+ page eBook with 100,000+ words on making a website, creating content, getting traffic, … [Read more...]

Leveraging the Social Web to Spread Awareness and Drive Business

This is a guest post by Ryan Critchett. Social media is bigger than we think. I think it's bigger than we think it is, even when we think it's big. I think, it's monstrous. We all at least know there is an opportunity to reach customers in a different way through social, but not everybody truly grasps the kind of brand awareness, business opportunities and startup growth that can take place on these channels. That's what I want to talk about. I want to take you through a series of … [Read more...]

Channel Partners Conference & Expo Vegas 2012

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Last month, I received an all-expense paid invite to the Channel Partners Conference & Expo in Las Vegas from Time Warner Cable Business Class (who I never realized offered web hosting and an array of other services for small businesses). Unfortunately, it was a bit too short notice to make the trip (although a few nights at Caesar's Palace was quite enticing), so I thought I would check out what I missed out on. Who Attends The Channel Partners Conference is for indirect sales … [Read more...]