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Unemployed and looking for a job? Congratulations!

Congratulations on your new job! Think of it as contract work where you get paid when you are finish the job… which of course is to go shopping 7.5 hours a day for a new job! Make the most of… Continue Reading →

Finding a Photo’s License Using Google Images Search Tool

Have you ever come across the perfect photo and wanted to use it on your blog, website, social media post like Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter, report or print publication? Google Images has a very useful tool to search for an… Continue Reading →

31 Free Stock Photo Sites for Your Web Projects

Adding photos to your web page can be a great way to connect with visitors who are more visual and to make your website generally more appealing. Here is a list of websites where you can find free stock photos for… Continue Reading →

Setting Up a WordPress Website

Note: Originally published May 4, 2012 — updated August 28, 2016. Web Hosting Step 1. Get Web Hosting Sign up for Web Hosting, preferably with a company that offers a cPanel, Panelbox, 1-Click or Fantastico from a Web Hosting company… Continue Reading →

The Power of Hello!

HELLO! Do you say “Hello!” to strangers when walking down the street? You can even be fancy and say “Good morning!” or “Good evening!”. Time and time again, I have seen the unfriendliest looking face turn warm and friendly using that one… Continue Reading →

Building Your Mailing List by Offering Free Downloads in WordPress

Offering a free eBook or other digital download on your website is a great way to build your email mailing list which you can then use for any number of business building purposes. Here are a few ways you can do this using Wordpress. Some… Continue Reading →

Is it a good idea to connect in advance with a person who will be interviewing you?

I think it is a great idea. In fact, I suggest connecting with people by telephone and even try to meet with them to learn about them, their projects and the company in advance even before applying for a job,… Continue Reading →

Top 6 Business Card Design Mistakes

There are two points in time when your business card will be of most use to people you give it to: When you first give it to them. First impressions are an opportunity that people give you to make a… Continue Reading →

Hosting a live business event (courses, seminars, classes)

Check out your local library. Many offer space for free or for a small charge. For example, at the time of this writing, the local library here charges $75 for 4 hours on a pay-as-you-go for profit basis but will… Continue Reading →

Do You Have a Mailing List Yet?

Do you have a mailing list? If not, you should be including this as part of your businesses marketing strategy. It’s a great way to keep in touch with clients and to keep you in mind. You can even tag… Continue Reading →

Interpersonal Skills That Can Change Your Life

Want to improve your relationship with your spouse, children, employer, employees, customers, strangers or even yourself? It’s not complicated. Stop focusing on yourself! Start seeing things from their perspective. The following are the cornerstone interpersonal skills to master that can change your… Continue Reading →

Some Interesting Web Stats – As of February 2012

I compiled some interesting world stats recently and here is what I found: Most Popular Search Engines For most of the countries on our priority market list, Google is BY FAR the most popular search engine. However there are three… Continue Reading →

WCAG 2.0 – The 4 POUR Principles and 12 Guidelines

Over the past few years, the issue of accessibility on the web has been heating up. Companies all around the world are being sued because their website is not accessible to everyone. In 2009, the Word Wide Web Consortium (W3C),… Continue Reading →

10 Simple Content Creation Strategies

Where do you get your inspiration when writing articles for your newsletter, your blog or even for publication on websites? Here are a few of my favourite content creation strategies I use when the proverbial idea well runs dry. Have you… Continue Reading →

Increasing Traffic to Your Website

So, you’ve got your shiny new website up. Congratulations! However the analytics show that almost nobody is visiting your website. You are monitoring traffic to your website, aren’t you? If not, add Google Analytics to your website. If you aren’t… Continue Reading →

Creating Groups in MailChimp

If you don’t already have a MailChimp account and at least one list setup, go through Step-by-Step to Your First Email Campaign first. How do you determine who in your mailing list has signed up for what? What if you only want… Continue Reading →

MailChimp – Step-by-Step to Your First Email Campaign

MailChimp is a popular email campaign services, especially for people starting up because you can use it for free for up to 2,000 subscribers to send out a total of 12,000 emails per month. It has all the features you’ll likely… Continue Reading →

Secret Services for Online Marketing of Your Business Website

Directory Submission Submit Edge ($) Email and Newsletter Campaign Send automated emails to your mailing list. Includes templates that are easy to fill as well as more advanced features. Enable people to subscribe and unsubscribe from your mailing list. Some… Continue Reading →

Template for Writing Articles

Want to post an article on the Internet? Not sure how to format it? Here is a suggestion: —————————— <“Quote”> — <Name> <Title> by Michael Milette <Subtitle> <Article> Tips: (optional section) <a few tips> Additional Resources (optional section) <links to… Continue Reading →

Building a List of Potential Clients

Here is a list of places you can find potential clients and build a list for your business: BlogTalkRadio Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Yahoo Groups Your own blog/website — Some entrepreneurs and small businesses use the free offerings from Blogger (for beginners)… Continue Reading →

Can People Find Your Website?

Did you know that simply having a web site on the Internet is no guarantee that people will be able to find your website using Google and other search engines? Unless you are using Google’s own services such as Blogger,… Continue Reading →

Mail Merge

Did You Know? You can use Microsoft Word’s Mail Merge feature: To create and print letters and other documents With information in Excel (bonus 6 minute video) To do an electonic mailing in Outlook and send e-mail messages

Sending Invitations For Your Business Event

Planning on organizing or being part of a business event such as a trade show? Why not invite prospective and existing clients? When to Send Invitations Different people will give you different opinions on this. Typically, 6-8 weeks is pretty… Continue Reading →

Tips for Your First Trade Show Event

Before the Event PLAN AHEAD — This is her first show so she isn’t really sure how she is going to set herself up yet. I don’t recommend waiting until she is on the premises in order to make the… Continue Reading →

What’s The Value of Your Business Card?

Best marketing practices from marketing experts suggest that you indicate your particular niche. Anyone can give themselves a title these days. Some people like to be original and creative. While this will make you shine as a creative soul, always… Continue Reading →

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