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How to Understand the Language of Your Audience

When someone comes to your website, blog, social media page or group, ask yourself does this person feel at home? Your audience should come to your online real-estate and feel as if you know them. The best way to accomplish this is to get to know the language of your audience, and then use that same language. Be Concise On your website, it’s important that the language you use is

How to Find Subject Matter Experts

Sometimes you might want to talk to someone who has specific expertise about a specific topic. The best way to do this is to identify and contact subject matter experts. Subject matter experts aren’t just professionals in the niche; they are people who want to discuss and inform people about the topic as much as they want to work within the niche. Industry Associations These are organized groups that usually

Eight Ways Businesses Can Collaborate to Improve Sales

As a small business owner, you’re not really working in isolation, for instance you can collaborate with the business community to increase business and make more sales if you think a little bit outside of the box. Work with People You Like First, ensure that you choose business owners that you share values with, even if you’re competitive in some areas. You don’t want to work with someone you don’t

How to Establish Relationships to Get More Users

One of the easiest ways to increase user engagement and to get more users is to build relationships. Relationships are at the core of your business. Users will tell other people about their experiences with your business, good or bad. Usually, if the experience is bad they’ll talk about it even more. That’s why it’s important to focus on establishing relationships so that you can get more buzz and thus

Eight Steps Toward Becoming a Subject Matter Expert

One way to boost your authority is to become a subject matter expert (SME). A subject matter expert is an authority on a specific niche or topic. For example, if you’re a climate scientist you are likely an expert on climate change. If someone was to need quotes for a report, they might come to you on that topic. If you want to be an SME for your niche or

Steps for Preventing Website Hacks

When a website gets hacked its not just your website that threatened its your whole business, a website that is hacked is quickly blacklisted resulting in no website traffic, but what is often overlooked is as your domain name is a blacklisted this impacts your emails. The end result being a disaster if it goes on for too long, this is why being hacked is a fear almost everyone that

Equity Based versus Rewards-Based Crowdfunding

Today you can start an online business by bootstrapping it, but sometimes you end up needing funds due to fast growth, or to afford new equipment and funding. However, like most start-ups, you don’t have the best credit yet (or even any). So, you look for alternatives. Two alternatives that you can use are equity-based crowdfunding and rewards-based crowdfunding. Equity Based Crowdfunding Equity-based crowdfunding sites have raised billions of dollars

Is Crowdfunding Right for Your Business Idea?

There are many ways to try to get funding for your business, for instance you can use credit cards, get a traditional loan from a bank, take out some of the equity from your house, or use crowdfunding. Crowdfunding presents a great opportunity for many businesses, but how do you know if it’s the right thing for your business idea? Do You Have a Good Plan? You need a very

How to Become a Subject Matter Expert

Being an Subject Matter Expert (SME) will help you become the “go-to” authority within your niche within your audience if you understand what a subject matter expert does. The only thing standing in your way of being a subject matter expert is the time and effort it takes. Anyone who wants to do it can do it. You do not need formal education; you just need to know how to

How Important Is SSL?

Secure sockets layer or SSL is a type of security that protects customer names, phone numbers, addresses, credit card numbers and other sensitive data. It’s very important if you deal with anything to do with customer data or if you want your customer to feel as if you treat communication with them as important. It’s also becoming important for SEO now that Google is supposedly using it for ranking purposes.

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