Tax season is coming, and small business owners should start preparing now in order to save some stress. Because we know just how busy small business owners are, we have made sure to share simple tips that you won’t consider a hassle in themselves. [Read more…]
You may have heard of the many ways a well-conceived content marketing strategy can benefit a blog or business by helping you in developing valuable content, establishing yourself as an industry leader and generally improving the connection between you and your audience.
Whilst content marketing may be the ideal method for bloggers to grow their readership and get a foothold in their niche, it can also be a slow, painstaking process to developing content that both engages and drives readers to convert. Thankfully, we’ve come up with 7 top tips to help you on your way to developing a successful content marketing strategy. [Read more…]
A lot of people are a bit timid when it comes to moving their website from one host to another. After all of that hard work in creating the blog, the last thing anyone wants is to lose data. However, it’s not all that difficult to transfer a website to a new host. All it takes is a bit of patience. [Read more…]
Facebook may have 1.7 million users, Twitter 313 million, and LinkedIn “only” 106 million, but any self-respecting blogger or content marketer knows that the last network cannot be ignored. That is, if you want to build a professional brand that will help cement your credibility in your chosen field.
The general consensus is that LinkedIn is the professional’s social network, something which anyone can surmise with a perfunctory look at the platform.
It is thus a pity when new bloggers – or some experienced ones – fail to take advantage of LinkedIn. Sure, they have an account. They fill out their profile. And then they leave it at that. Perhaps they check in once a month or so – when they get a connection request or when someone endorses them.
If this is you, then you are missing out on the benefits that LinkedIn can bring you and your blog. [Read more…]
With over 500 million monthly active users, bloggers and marketers continue to increase their adoption of Instagram in their promotion strategies.
According to statistics, about 48.5% of businesses use Instagram for marketing, and this number is expected to increase to 70.7% by the year 2017. Moreover, 75% of users interact with brands and visit their websites – making Instagram one of the best social media vehicles for increasing blog traffic. [Read more…]
While the myth of millennial entrepreneur – independent startup owner with a promising new app – is still alive and well, the truth is that this generation is on its way to becoming the least entrepreneurial generation in US history. The statistics are there to back it up. A Wall Street Journal analysis of data gathered by Federal Reserve reveals that the share of business owners under 30 has fallen by 65% in the last 24 years.
On the opposite side, large companies like American Express have stated that “Millennials Could Be the Most Entrepreneurial Generation Ever“, but seemingly, the overall problem is that many young people view entrepreneurship as a state of mind. As a matter of fact, according to the editor-in-chief of the popular MiLLENNiAL magazine, around 60% of young adults consider themselves entrepreneurs and astonishing 90% recognize it as a mentality. Therefore, in order to keep up with the past generations, young millennial entrepreneurs have to put a lot of more work. [Read more…]
StumbleUpon is a great example of a startup making its way into mainstream Internet culture. From its humble origins in 2001 to more than 20 million users today, the “serendipitous discovery engine” has more than its fair share of bragging rights.
More than discovering new sites that you find interesting, StumbleUpon has become a venue for bloggers and marketers to attract eyeballs. A single successful stumble can give you a traffic spike that may very well lead to your site crashing. [Read more…]
Many people blog as a hobby. Blogging can be therapeutic, a great way to stay in touch with friends, great way to keep your memories organized, and a great way to connect with like-minded people on the Internet. For this reason, many try to make money online through blogging. There are three ways to make money as a blogger: [Read more…]