How to promote a small business website and a blog

Commenting on blogs is a great way to gain exposure for your site, but are you getting the most benefit from your time? A good comment is going to send traffic to your site while a bad comment will get deleted or ignored. Follow these tips and you’ll be commenting like a pro.

Be part of the community

Don’t be a drive-by commenter. Find top blogs in your industry and subscribe to their RSS feed, (tip make use of Feedly app) Make yourself a usual. Think Cheers, the TV show from the 80’s. Every time Norm walked through the door he got a hearty shout from the rest of the bar. He was popular because of his regular engaging conversation. Do the same!

Get a Gravatar

I’m really bad with names, and so are most people. But, I’ll never forget a face. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Gravatars they are user images that are tied to an email address. When you leave a comment with the email it posts your pic. Continue reading →

How reading a lot of blogs helps your business

I spend a great deal of time reading blogs within my niche and so should YOU!

Why the heck should I read blogs?!

Very good question! The answer comes in a few parts:

1. Authority

The more you read and comment on relevant blogs within your niche, the more you’ll be known as the authority. I have had many people message my on FB or send me a DM on Twitter because they saw my relevant and detailed reply to a particular blog post. They must have realized I knew what I was talking about since they decided to contact me, right?

2. Recognition

You might be thinking ‘authority’ and ‘recognition’ are the same thing, but they aren’t. Well, not totally. What I mean by recognition is when the owner of the blog themselves notices you and approaches you about one thing or anything. Maybe they want you to be a guest blogger, or cross promotion or maybe they want to elicit your services. Point is, if you can grab the attention of the owner of the blog, then you must have been leaving awesome comments! Continue reading →

Online Networking vs Offline Networking which is better?

 It happened so often that I get on the computer in the morning, drink a pot of coffee, maybe eat some breakfast, take a nap, get back on your computer where you stay until wee hours of the night. For what?

I fell victim to this for almost a year, I didn’t see the light of day and fell into some fairly deep depression because of it. Luckily, I have been through worse and came out the other side just fine, hell usually I am wiser and stronger!

Online Networking:

Yes, I am a huge fan of how you can network with people from around the world online. I network with people in Australia, England, Germany, Costa Rica, and many other countries.

I have made some great connections online, and continue to do so. I also have created plenty of business for both on and offline businesses through online networking. So, don’t get me wrong, but I think if you forget completely about good old fashioned face to face networking you could be missing out on a lot of new biz or biz opportunities!

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How to write a good text for your blog. Tip->nothing is new

We all know that to be successful you need to learn how to write copy, you need to discover how to really tap into your target audiences pain, show them you understand and offer them solutions.  It is all about capturing emotions and encouraging people to buy from you isn’t it?

Yes of course you want people to buy and yes of course you want to make money and, if you are a  great person with a great product or service, then you absolutely MUST get that message out there and help many others to achieve their dreams and create  success too.

And there is absolutely nothing wrong with that – because if you are in business, then you have a duty to help others with your products and services and you have a duty to yourself to make money too, because no money, no business!

But when does good marketing turn sour?  When does creating sales page become a matter of cloning yourself and becoming a copy of everyone else out there? Continue reading →

How to grow your business with a Virtual Assistant

We talked with Kate about her journey to becoming a successful online entrepreneur.

She’s a manager, a publisher, and a blogger, and we were talking about all the cool things that she is doing. She worked on a number of websites and you might say that she knows what she’s doing. She’s got multiple streams of income working for her and today we will talk how she has grown her business by hiring virtual assistants from the Philippines.

So Kate, thanks again for joining us today. What is your business about and what are the challenges?

MyCareerTools.com is a website that lists all GED preparation classes and testing centers across America, we also review online GED courses. It means that our people sign up for the course and follow the lessons. We asked our VA to follow the online GED lessons and then write a short review. Continue reading →

How Virtual Assistant can help creating infoproducts

My Name is Aga, my website is  about creating perfect girls’ apparel collections. I am also an infopreneur and I make money by creating infoproducts and sometimes selling physical products that I buy in China. When I first started out I thought I should and could do everything, and I did everything by myself. I learned how to work with WordPress, and I learned how to code.

I’m really not an expert at coding but I learned how to do that all on my own. Looking back I wasted a ton of time and time is money especially in this business. Looking back I really wish I knew about virtual assistants which is kind of why we’re bring this podcast out and explaining exactly what they are for those who don’t know what they are. It took me two and a half months to finish an eBook that was already 95% written. Continue reading →

Hiring a VA to get more family time

My name is Fiona I have many websites, my recent project is an MBA schools guide, a website where I feature some of the best B schools.

it’s a website about and a lot of work in creating my online empire is very, very time consuming. One of the things that keeps me busy is keyword research is one of them. Actually I got  addicted to keyword research because it is fun but it takes up so much time….You can spend weeks doing keyword research and consider thousands of keywords looking for the golden one, and still having issues with finding the right ones. I have a lot of searches but relatively low amounts of competition in the first page of Google. Continue reading →

How my VA helps with the research

Hi, my name is Lindsey, and together with my partner I operate a small website.  Our site is concentrating on listing MBA programs and on interviewing mostly MBA professors. This means that I need to do quite some homework before I can interview one of these education leaders. It takes a lot of time to research each of these persons, and I need to learn everything about the school they lead and how they do that. At times I am required to read more than 30 pages.

I had the assumption that by using the services of a virtual assistant I would be sort of cloning myself, and that I could allow myself to really work every day for 24 hours because the person I work with is from the Philippines: when I’m working he is sound asleep and vice versa. Continue reading →