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12 Ways To Clear Out Business Clutter

 

Memorial Day each year the Indianapolis Speedway track announcer says, “Gentlemen, start your engines” to begin the famed Indy 500 motor race. Of course when female drivers are in the race the call is “Ladies and Gentlemen.”

I want you to use those words and get focused on business. Make Memorial Day when you restart your business engine. Clean out your business closet. Get rid of stuff you do not use. Cut the clutter impacting your success.

Springtime is when many of us lose the zest of our New Year energy and commitment. We don’t mean to. It just happens.

Weather draws us outdoors. For many vacation and recreation planning take center stage. Change of season can make it difficult to focus on business as we should.

So, let’s refocus today and take care of holdover tasks we keep putting aside.

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’10 Ways’ to Profit From Your Blog Posts …

 

I own and operate many niche marketing web sites. Some may be considered blogs. Others are pure eCommerce sites.

JoeAro.com is my primary ‘how to do business on the Internet’ blog. This is where I post information helpful to others wanting to earn money online.

A key money-making blog tool is banner ads. Click on the ads on this page and you go to an offer. As an affiliate marketer I then get a commission on  your purchase from the seller. You pay no more using my link. I just earn money if you do.

Many people start blogs to express views on one subject or another. Most blogs start with great enthusiasm and then die out from misuse. Blogs with at least one post a month are in the minority.

How often you post to your blog is up to you. Some folks post daily or even many times a day. Usually those posts are short. I post when I have something of value to put online.

Many Internet money-makers post very frequently to private Facebook groups. That keeps their fans tuned in. These folks are usually among the top Internet earners. Their video posts to social media are shared widely.

I use video in support of my online businesses. I have several Facebook fan pages, also. Along with Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, Tumbler, and other social sites I, too, have several YouTube channels. Now, you won’t find most of those accounts under my name. They are usually found via niche market identifications.

If you have a blog and want to get started making money from it here’s a very good article that hit my inbox this morning.  I’d give you the author, but he/she was not identified, as it came from a 3rd party.

Read on and enjoy.

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Do You Have A Tribe?

Working online means many hours in isolation. We sit at our laptop or desktop working at our online business. Usually at home or a handy place like Starbucks. Getting work done requires concentration and blocking out chatter and other people.

We’re social animals by nature and staying in touch digitally isn’t 100% satisfying. Our digital friends are part of our tribe – or we’re part of a larger tribe together. But nothing beats face-to-face contact. Shared experiences bring great rewards.

We all benefit from association with the right people. Who are the right people? How do we meet them? How do they add dimension to our lives? What are the qualities of those you want to have in your circles?

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When To Find a New Web Host

You can make money online without a web site. However, if you want a sustainable business that delivers regular deposits to your bank account a domain is a necessity.

That’s particularly true for niche and affiliate marketers. They need landing pages for offers. A well put together site trumps simple landing pages. That’s my opinion. Others may have a different take on the subject.

So, having one or more domains means securing a reliable host. HostGator is my choice for solid hosting services.

Most of us sign up with a web host and don’t think about it after that. In an ideal world that would be the way to go. We do not live and work in an ideal world.

I usually do an internal audit of my service providers every couple of months. I do this sometimes sooner. If clicks or sales drop off I check my engine carefully. Q1 of this year is approaching. I’m setting aside a day to perform diagnostics on my sales systems. Routine auditing of my service providers is a necessity. That’s not a nice-to-do-sometime-task.

My livelihood’s at risk here. The downside is losing sales. It’s worse losing long time customers. And it’s difficult to repair damage to my reputation. The upside is keeping things humming. During audit I often make improvements to funnels.

Let’s look at web hosts and how to tell when is it time to make a change. Too many stay with suppliers too long. This can be exceptionally harming to your site and online presence.

Here are ten signs it’s best for you to change your web host. Your site will benefit and your business will prosper.

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How to Target High-Income Buyers With AdWords

 

The marketing days of “toss it against the wall & see if anything sticks” are long, long gone. I understood the value of targeting my audience several decades ago when handling marketing and promotion for an NBA team then the Harlem Globetrotters.

The NBA then was not the dominant pro sports force it is today. Sellout crowds were rare and season ticket sales even more rare. College basketball was often a bigger draw than the NBA. And where NBA teams shared a market with a minor league ice hockey team the skaters usually drew bigger crowds.

My success came when I understood how to target my NBA audience in a market with pro football, major league baseball and a minor league hockey team – all with Division 1 college teams in our drawing area.

What I learned in my two NBA seasons played well when hired by the Harlem Globetrotters to bring needed skills to that venerable enterprise. Our tools then were rudimentary, but the basics haven’t changed much over time.

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