Because a blog is an inexpensive, fast way to build an online presence, it is an ideal way for business entrepreneurs, coaches, consultants, speakers, authors and other professionals to establish their credibility and expertise. Since your readers can post comments, you create a conversation with your audience and build rapport and trust as a result.
The very nature of a blog is perfect for the busy professional. They are quick and easy to update. You are creating fresh content frequently (two to three times a week is recommended minimum) that is useful to your prospects and customers and loved by search engines.
In contrast to “traditional” static website, a blog is a dynamic site that encourages your visitors to interact with you through commenting so they can get to know you better.
When you create a conversation with your audience (visitors, readers, prospects), you are establishing your credibility. You build your network and increase the visibility of your products and services in a casual way.
A blog is an essential tool in the professional’s marketing toolbox. Combined with a website, an ezine, database management and ecommerce system, you will have everything you need to develop and run your business globally and online.
“Launch” will build your business—fast. Whether you’ve already got a business or you’re itching to start one, this is a recipe for getting more traction. Think about it—what if you could launch like Apple or the big Hollywood studios? What if your prospects eagerly counted down the days until they could buy your product? What if you could create such powerful positioning in your market that you all -but- eliminated your competition? And you could do all that no matter how humble your business or budget?
Since 1996 Jeff Walker has been creating hugely successful online launches. After bootstrapping his first Internet business from his basement, he quickly developed an underground process for launching new products and businesses with unprecedented success.
But the success-train was just getting started—once he started teaching his formula to other entrepreneurs, the results were simply breathtaking. Tiny, home-based businesses started doing launches that sold tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, and even millions of dollars in sales with their launches.
“Launch” is the treasure map into that world—an almost secret world of digital entrepreneurs who create cash-on-demand paydays with their product launches and business launches.
Whether you have an existing business, or you have a service-based business and want to develop your own products so you can leverage your time and your impact, or you’re still in the planning phase—this is how you start fast. This formula is how you engineer massive success.
Now the question is this—are you going to start slow, and fade away from there? Or are you ready for a launch that will change the future of your business and your life?
Christmas Truce gift for @anemptymorgue, who asked for something humorous to do with Amity Park’s general citizens and their relationship with ghosts. Hope you like it!
This, Wes berated himself, is why you didn’t do last-minute Christmas shopping in Amity. “But you can’t be sold out!”
The blue-shirted associate - Neil, according to his name tag- shrugged. “Sorry sir; we’re technically not sold out- we’re out of stock.”
“What’s the difference?!”
“One has us selling things like a normal store, and the other one is that cyber ghost popping through the ceiling and making our inventory attack people like it was the machine uprising.”
Another associate sweeping up broken and scorched plastic added, “Only instead of killer robots it was iPads and overpriced HDMI cables.”
“The cyber ghost?” Kwan piped up behind Wes. “Which one is that?”
“Yeah, y’know…the cyber ghost?” At their blank expression, Neil pressed. “Come on: green skin, lab coat, lame shades? Has that shrieky voice that sounds like that one dude?”
Wes glanced back at Kwan, Dash, and Dale, who all shrugged.
“Wait, Terry would totally know this. He’s a big Ecto-Fanboy.” He called across the store, loud and echoing with nothing but empty shelves between them. “Hey Tere! What was the name of that ghost yesterday! The techie one?”
“You mean Technus?” someone across the store hollered back. “How do you forget that? He talks in the third person! He was constantly telling people his name. The first thing he said was ‘It is I, Technus, Master of Machines and all that goes beep-boop!’ He did it in that weird Gilbert Gottfried kinda voice.”
Neil snapped his fingers. “Gilbert Gottfried, that was it!”
On a dusty, unpaved street in Kabul, Afghanistan, Roya Mahboob’s software company is designing a Web platform to enable Afghan women to continue working from home even if Taliban militants return to power. “Even if the Taliban are back, women can get online education, even if fighting starts,” says Roya, who was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world last year because of her role as a female entrepreneur working to expand Internet access for women. Kudos to Roya!
Five reasons why cats would make successful entrepreneurs:
1) They are Self-motivated: They have the initiative to undertake or continue a task or activity without another’s prodding or supervision; Check out all the activity in their litter box at the end of the day.
2) They are Creative: When creating a business idea, entrepreneurs need to be creative. With a creative twist, entrepreneurs can take old ideas and revolutionize them; Well now look at that! That plain old roll of toilet paper just became a treadmill!
3) They are Intuitive: They have a natural ability or power that makes it possible to know something without any proof or evidence; No matter where you hide the catnip, they will find it.
4) They are Authoritative: Commanding and self-confident, entrepreneurs make themselves respected and obeyed; Why do you have to get out of bed at 6am on Sunday? Oh right… to feed Mittens.
5) They are strong-willed: Someone strong-willed doesn’t give up easily and has a lot of determination; No matter how small that box is, they will find a way to fit.
A collection of valuable classic surfboards brings Jenn into this mystery after a young internet entrepreneur, Garrett Winters, is found drowned in the ocean, apparent victim of a surfing accident. His beautiful wife, Annie, comes to the store because Garrett had a collection of old and valuable surf boards. Annie doesn’t believe the death was accidental. She thinks someone killed her husband. Jenn’s detective abilities are pushed to the limit to solve this seemingly accidental death.