There are plenty of avenues to earn when it comes to running a small business. You do not have to stick to conventional means when it comes to earning as a startup, as today’s business landscape encourages you to think outside the box. When it comes to making extra money when running a small business, one of the best ways to get the job done is through blogging. [Read more…]
When it comes to effective blogging and search engine optimisation (SEO) practices, every independent project or small business needs to pay attention to certain key elements of online etiquette.
If you’re a blogger, it pays to remember that millions of readers are out there right now, hunting for content to consume; there’s no reason why it shouldn’t be yours, so long as they’re able to find it easily. Similarly, for small businesses, customers are looking to invest in the precise service or product you offer right now – but if those customers don’t see your website within a few quick clicks, they’ll buy from one they do find. [Read more…]
You’ve heard it over and over: “You’ve got to have an awesome SEO strategy!”
Because everyone on the internet seems to be saying it.
Here’s the truth…
The random internet people are right this time.
Sorry. You actually do need an awesome SEO strategy.
We can say this because of the overwhelming proof.
DATA: 3.5 billion searches are done on Google every day.
Serious statistic, right?
It’s a simple fact: Google runs the online traffic game. They allow some to win, and some to lose.
Those that win, see things like that huge influx of organic traffic (from search engines) on this pie chart. [Read more…]
Time is extremely important to those who operate small businesses. Chances are each person on your staff is doing the work of many. As the owner, you are probably wearing many hats. While you may be letting social media take a back burner to more important business activities, experts say you are making a huge mistake. In fact, by actively managing your social media accounts you could bring in 400 percent more sales.
Rachel Go, a guest blogger from Hubstaff contributed some expert advice for Authentic Form & Function on how to build a strong social media presence by building relationships with your followers and optimize your accounts. By following a few of her expert tips, you could see drastic results.
While you should definitely check out Go’s full article for all of the incredibly insightful tips, there is one topic she covers that we think many people overlook. [Read more…]
How did you start out as an online writer? Perhaps you got odd jobs here and there, and you didn’t really see what you were doing as a business. If you’ve been doing this for several years now, your client base has probably expanded, and you might even consider what you do as a small business.
When your online writing activities transform into a legit business, things get better, albeit with some more responsibilities. While you may have more revenue streams, you may have more expenses as well. You might have to tap into savings, consider credit card balance transfers if you have existing credit card problems. According to Jeffrey Weber of SmartBalanceTransfers.com, this is one of the most effective and cost-efficient ways to manage credit card debt and starting anew.
You may even have to learn how to manage your own books. You can always take on the services of an accountant, but that will only add to your expenses.
If you need a little help tracking your online writing business finances – expenses and earnings both – here are some tools which can make things easier for you without having to outsource this aspect of the business. [Read more…]
More and more people all over the globe are taking the plunge and diving into the world of self-employment. Even though the economy is not what it used to be, it is relatively easy to find your place in the modern market and open a business of your own. Furthermore, when starting a small business, you are faced with a large number of problems which should rather be seen as challenges. These challenges are often difficult to overcome, but some of them such as the challenge of creating a strong online presence, is extremely important to overcome. Here, we will talk about SEO challenges that small business are faced with. [Read more…]