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Ten Ways to Make Use of Online Communities in 2015

Building an online community, and participating in online communities, is an important way to market your business online that is going to really take off in 2015 and beyond. The technology has become so simple that anyone can start a community today. The trick is building one so that it is a productive and valuable extension of your business. Start Your Own Community If you start your own community focused

How To Join An Online Community Successfully

When you join an online community to make it work you will need to practice a high level of participation. When you are actively involved in your online community, it will really pay off in a big way by making you closer to your audience and then closer to you. You and your members can become an awesome resource to each other, each sharing and helping one another. Introduce Yourself

How to Create Better Word-of-Mouth Marketing

Word-of-mouth marketing is perhaps the oldest form of marketing that exists, not only that it’s still one of the most effective forms of marketing. It’s just common sense that when someone you know tells you about a great product or great service this word-of-mouth marketing outperforms other forms of advertisements. How to increase Word-of-Mouth Marketing Ask for Referrals If you want your current customers or contacts to give you referrals,

How to Build an Online Community

If you can build an online community you can build a hugely successful business online. Online communities usually consist of an information area, a member’s area with a forum, sometimes a chat room and often a member’s resource section, with checklists, white papers, member’s directory, and whatever else interests your community that you can provide. Determine What Technology You Will Use One of the most important aspects of starting an

How to Write Your Business Vision

Everyone needs a vision and this is especially true of business owners, a vision is what I like to think of as the best sort of daydream, the sort you have in the middle of the afternoon after paying all of your bills. It’s about sitting in a cafe in a far flung land, watching the sunset while working from your laptop. It’s the fanciful but possible potential of your

What Is Showrooming and How Does It Affect Retail Businesses?

As the popularity of the Internet has grown until today almost everyone can access it at will using their smartphone, tablet or other viewing device. For retailers operating bricks and mortar retail businesses, this ready access to the Internet has meant that many people are now using offline stores as showrooms which is often call showrooming. People will visit these stores in person, try on clothes, and view items they

Want To Build an Active Facebook Following?

I’m not the biggest fan of Facebook, I know there are many social media experts that swear by it, but I much prefer Twitter… however that doesn’t mean I don’t know my stuff as far as Facebook is concerned, so let’s help build you an active Facebook following. Here are three of the most effective tricks for building a following on Facebook: Post Relevant and Informative Content It is important

Ten Ways to balance work and family

Balancing a work life and a home life can be difficult, but with a little knowledge and planning, you can make it work for you. Here are ten tips that will help you balance your work life and home life. 1. Set realistic goals. It’s pretty much a given fact that if you want to achieve something big, you have to make some sacrifices. While the select few can manage,

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