Monthly Archives: October 2011

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Should you Disable Comments on your Blog?

Should you Disable Comments on your Blog?

There are many reasons for using blogs to support an online business and I’m a strong advocate of the practice.  Blogs increase content, generate traffic and build audiences.  Blogs can also be successful online businesses in themselves and many entrepreneurs either supplement their income or earn a direct living through

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Picking an Online Business Type

Picking an Online Business Type

The internet’s practically endless variety of websites can sometimes seem overwhelming.  Major retailers, small shops, blogs, online tools, niche and specialty sites – they all blend together to form a giant mass of possible business opportunities.  For an aspiring entrepreneur, the idea of dabbing a toe in this ocean of variety

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30 Reasons to Start a Blog for your Online Business

30 Reasons to Start a Blog for your Online Business

Blogs are a powerful way of increasing traffic and profits for your online business.  When done correctly, they can help you get close to your customers, promote your brand and do wonders to your bottom line. While working on an article on how to create a blog for an online

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Using the Telephone – Responding to Customers the Old Fashioned Way

Using the Telephone – Responding to Customers the Old Fashioned Way

Keeping in touch with customers is a must for any online business. The problem is that with today’s technology we tend to grow a little too dependent on virtual means of communication. You may have frequent interactions with your customers via email, they may get your tweets, read your Facebook

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6 Types of Content No Online Business Should Be Without

6 Types of Content No Online Business Should Be Without

Having quality content on your site is important. It provides your users with information, makes your site look full and well managed, and gives search engines something to read and index.  The more content you have, the more likely you are to rank higher in organic results. Including these six

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Never Use Generic Emails for Online Business

Never Use Generic Emails for Online Business

Emails will probably be one of your the primary methods of communication when you run an online business.  They are quick, easy and usually the customer’s preferred method of contact.  Yet I’m amazed at how many people do business online with generic email accounts that have little or nothing to