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[ 15 Dec 2012 | No Comment ]

If you need to boost your budget in the run up to Christmas, here are some Internet-based ways to earn:

1.      eBay. If you’re anything like me then you have plenty of items around your home that you no longer need or use. Why not sell them on eBay and make some money.
2.      If you like eBay: Take it a step further and consider setting up an eBay shop. You need to find products to sell:  choose from something you create yourself, or other people’s products or unwanted items.
3.      Drop Shipping. …

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[ 15 Oct 2012 | No Comment ]
Making big business software decisions

Choosing an email service provider or accounts package can seem like a big decision, and you might feel that you have to get it right first time. It’s tempting to think that you need to have your complete ‘back office system’ set up before you start your business in order to be seen as offering a professional service. That’s great in theory, but it is not realistic in practice.
You won’t know what works for you until you try it out. As well as meeting customer needs, you need to work …

Blogging, Family Friendly Working, General marketing, Online marketing, Social Media, Website for your business »

[ 27 Aug 2012 | No Comment ]
Why authors need a blog

Are you an aspiring author? Have you already got a publishing deal? Or do you have books already in print? Whatever your situation, if you’re not blogging you are missing out on a key way to reach new readers, and build a relationship with your fans. Blogging can also help improve your writing. Here are 10 reasons why every author should be blogging regularly.

A blog is a great outlet for ideas. It is a place to add in all sorts of ideas that you may or may not use in …

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[ 24 Aug 2012 | No Comment ]
Training at a time that suits you, and at no cost too!

If you find it hard to invest time in your own training, we’re excited to discover a new range of online training courses from ACEInspire. These no-cost training courses deliver bite sized chunks of information to your desk every day in the form of eLessons. You can learn about:

How to make money online
Business promotion basics
Better business blogging

Each course is packed with fresh ideas and is guaranteed to help you take ACTION in your business to find more followers, get more customers or clients and make more money.
If you want to …

General marketing, Online marketing, Website Content, Website for your business »

[ 10 Aug 2012 | No Comment ]
Online Sales Follow-Up

It is easier and cheaper to get an existing customer to buy again than to find a new one, so read this article for handy tips on making the most of your online shopping cart systems to follow up your customers.
Repeat business provides much needed cashflow that allows you to invest in advertising and marketing to win new business. Your current customers know you, like your products, and have the right budget available to invest, so it should be easy to sell to them again. However, not every customer comes …

General marketing, Online marketing, Social Media, Website for your business »

[ 7 Aug 2012 | No Comment ]
Why write an e-book?

There are many reasons why writing an eBook is a great idea. Here are a few;
1. eBooks get to your readers instantaneously. With an eBook you do not have to pitch your book, wait to get a publishing deal, write the book, go back and forth with editors and then wait for the publishers to print and distribute your book. You can write an eBook in as little as a few days and have it online to buy in a few hours. It’s also great for readers who can buy …

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[ 15 Jun 2012 | No Comment ]
Simple steps for online branding 3

People rarely trust your business the first time they see it. You need to build your business image so people know that you are trustworthy, and having consistent online branding can help with this. Here are 6 more ways to ensure your branding remains strong online;

Ensure your logo and branding is the same online as it is offline
Get your logo into your blog header in a prominent position
Use your logo on your Facebook business page
Use your logo somewhere within your Twitter avatar and on your Twitter page
If you create digital products …

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[ 1 Jun 2012 | No Comment ]
Simple steps for online branding 1

Business success is all about being everywhere online but how can you ensure that your branding crosses over and follows you wherever you go?  How can you ensure that your customers realise that it’s one of your blogs or comments they’re reading? Here is a simple way to ensure that your logo becomes an imprint on your customer’s mind and they recognise when it’s you!

Favicon
Favicon stands for ‘favourite icon’.  If you open www.dorsetwebdesign.net in a new tab you’ll see the favicon in the tab next to the blog name.  This …

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[ 16 Apr 2012 | No Comment ]
Setting up a Google+ Business Page

Google+ is  becoming a great social media tool, and you can now create your own business page too. Here’s the ACEInspire page. But how do you do it?
Step 1
Visit www.google.com/+/business/and select ‘Create a Business Page’. You will need to be logged into your Google+ account first so if you are not do this too.
Step 2
Select your category. Choose from:

Local Business or Place
Product or Brand
Company, Institution or Organization
Arts, Entertainment or Sports
Other

Step 3
If you have selected Local Business or Place, then find your location in Google using your country and primary phone number. This links …

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[ 2 Apr 2012 | No Comment ]
4 ways to use autoresponders for business

Autoresponders are great for business. A handy programme, an autoresponder can ensure that your business works 24-7, even while you are sleeping, spending time with the family or having fun. Here are five ways to use autoresponders that will benefit your business:

Use autoresponders for customer service purposes. You could set up an ‘out of office’ message, for staff who are on holiday, or a message that goes to every enquirer explaining how quickly you aim to reply to emails, and the telephone number to call in case of an urgent …