The 3 Most Powerful Marketing Strategies You Should Use in 2013

This is a guest post by Joseph. With the new year coming, it’s time to start planning your marketing. A large percentage of your audience and customer base will be making important decisions and resolutions to get started in the New Year and your business can only thrive if you get to them. Marketing has changed and the power no longer belongs to those with the big … [Read more...]

Three Ways a Non-Blogger Created a Thriving Business With His Blog

This is a guest post by Tim Fong. Although Danny Iny is the prolific "Freddy Kreuger" of blogging, in my interview with him for SpikingStrengths.com, he revealed he didn't consider himself a "blogger." It's surprising. He's known for his Firepole Marketing blog which has attracted tens of thousands of loyal readers. Because of all the guest posts that he's written, he … [Read more...]

10 Areas Where Small Businesses Lack an Online Competitive Edge

This is a guest post by Pratik Dholakiya. We all know it; even though we wish it weren't true: small businesses have limited resources. They often have only enough time, money, and patience for the core of their business. Certainly, a small business should never sacrifice its unique selling position. But it's equally true that businesses need exposure in order to stay up and … [Read more...]

7 Must-Have Legal Resources for Freelancers and Independent Contractors

This is a guest post by Leon Harris. Working as a freelancer sounds pretty great in the beginning: you get to set your own hours, choose clients, and virtually be the boss. And while this is definitely awesome, there are some potential drawbacks, as well, like hustling for work, juggling multiple clients, and having to pay for your own health insurance. Like any type of … [Read more...]

Examining Colors and Graphics in Facebook Marketplace Ads

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This is a guest post by Craig Robinson. When creating marketplace ads to promote your brand and products on Facebook, the list of ways to obtain success is exceedingly long. Most tips you read touch on different ways to engage, different calls of action, different audiences to target for likes and overall fans, and a thousand other dos of the marketplace system. That's … [Read more...]

16 Business Blog Blunders to Avoid

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This is a guest post by Jessica Velasco. Isn't it delightful when we can learn from the mistakes of other people?! Here is a list of common blogging blunders. Check to see if you are making any of these mistakes. If so, correct them now before your readers become disenchanted, turning your blog into a ghost town. Photo Credit: Kristi Hines on Photostry 1. … [Read more...]

5 Things Exhibitors Need at a Conference

Last year, I wrote about things that you need as an attendee to be prepared for a conference. This year, after attending BOLO 2012 in Scottsdale, I decided to put together a little list of what you need to have if you are a vendor, exhibitor, etc. at a conference. Photo Credit: Jared Polin on Flickr 1. Enthusiasm for the company you are representing. If you don't … [Read more...]

Having A Mentor – Ever Considered The Possibilities?

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This is a guest post by Ruan Oosthuizen. When you start out as a new blogger, chances are you are very unfamiliar with the online world and what goes on behind the scenes. Even if you've been online for some time, as you become more involved you will discover that quite a different side to things exists than you're aware of when you just read other people's blogs and … [Read more...]

How to Make a Full Time Income from Freelance Blogging

This is an interview with Tom Ewer. Tom is a freelance blogger and internet marketer. He quit his job at the end of 2011 and shares all of his successes and failures at his blog, Leaving Work Behind. He has just released a guide - Successful Freelance Writing Online: How to Generate a Full Time Income by Writing For Blogs. In this interview, he reveals why he is a freelance … [Read more...]

Connecting Bloggers and Businesses Through Guest Blogging with PostJoint

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There are lots of great guest blogging and blogger outreach networks available to bloggers who are looking for fresh content for their sites and businesses who want to connect with bloggers in their industry. The downsides to some of the pre-existing networks include price, difficulty navigating the platform, and (for bloggers) opening the door to lost of unwanted spammy … [Read more...]