Tag: getting started

Tumblr & Blogger Are the Best Web Hosts for Blogs & Semi-Professional Sites

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Blogger & Tumblr

In the past I have shared what is the difference between a paid host and a free host. I always recommend using a paid web host for your online ventures. But there is no one size fits all approach in web publishing. So in this article I will be talking about 2 of the awesome web hosts around the internet, Tumblr and Blogger.

Now you must be thinking, isn’t these 2 platforms solely for blogs? Yes they are, but you can extend them to a semi-professional level. The best part is, both of these platforms are FREE forever.

Blogger (Blogspot) is owned by Google & Tumblr is recently acquired by Yahoo!

Since these 2 services are owned by these giants, there is a big chance that these 2 platforms will stay there forever (unless the parent company wishes to discontinue the service)

Now let us see why I think Tumblr and Blogger are the best web hosts for blogs, [Continue reading…]

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How to Find Your Passion in Life and Make it a Career

Passion is simply a driving force that makes us do things. When you make your passion your work, your work is no longer boring. You will love to work simply because it’s something you love.

Now in this article I am going to outline how you can find your passion and make it profitable. Doing something that you love is good, but it’s not the whole equation.

As a human being you will have countless hobbies and interests, but which one of your hobbies will turn out into a profitable business model? To help you out let me share this diagram:

diagram for passion

You have to find out a hobby that you love; you have to be good at it and finally it should be something that pays well.

Take a note that passion is the combination of all three circles above. [Continue reading…]

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How to Setup E-Commerce for Your Online Business

ecommerceWant to sell a single product, or run a full featured web store? You need to implement e-commerce on your website. Thanks to the technology, you can have your own store running on your website within few clicks.

Let me share all the ways you can implement the e-commerce function to your online business:

Read on!

Embedding a Third Party Store on Your Website

Say you are an affiliate of some sort of company which gives you your very own e-store in a separate web address. All you have to do is to send the visitor to that link and hope they purchase something.

One of my clients had her own website of cosmetic products and virtual makeovers. However her store page was simply linking to an external URL to check out the products. What I did was to embed that whole e-store experience to this store page. [Continue reading…]

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How to Become an Entrepreneur & Upgrade Your Life

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Richard Branson – Virgin Group

Few days ago someone at the yahoo answers community asked “How to become an entrepreneur?” I see the trend here. People are now leaning towards being their own boss and quit the 9-5 lifestyle.

So in this article I am going to answer this question in detail and tell you how exactly you can become an entrepreneur.

Do I Qualify as an Entrepreneur?

I have started working on my own business when I was 15 years old. I never wanted the idea to have a boss and go into the rat race. I started my own t-shirt design store at that age. It failed, and I started working on direct marketing. I learned how to sell and talk to new people. I learned how to improve my personality.

I invested some of my family’s money in transport with my mom. That failed miserably. Then I started my computer parts selling business. I was buying gadgets in cheap to sell them for high margins. Then I started a website, then a blog and went online.

I started doing online marketing with blogs and I started to see profit. Then I became a web designer and that went very well. Then I started working as a consultant for online & offline businesses; that went very well too.

I also share my journey that inspired so many of my readers to start their own. So far I was never held in a job and I created jobs for others.

So How to Become an Entrepreneur?
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How Do I Get My First Few Customers?

So you just started your first business and you need a paying customer. How do you find one? If you have a point of sale, then getting your first few customers is easy, they just have to spot you. However when you are running a consultancy business, how will you get your first customer on board?

I am going to give you some practical advice that will help you get customers. When I started my first web design business, I used the exact same principles to attract clients.

Let Your Network Know that You Are Open for Business

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Are you open for business?

How does a shop find its first customer? Simply because people can see that this shop is open. So what you have to do is to let your existing network know that you are taking clients. Have a facebook account? Entitle yourself as the CEO/Consultant or what you like better on the work field.

Are you on linkedin? Then do the same and entitle yourself to this new business of yours. This is a small trick but it simply works. A lot of people and their friends are constantly checking you out and when they see you are offering these services, they may be interested in being your customer.

Post an update to your twitter/facebook profile that you are taking clients. If you have a blog already, then post about this on your blog and let your readers know that you are expecting business.

Sanjida did it cleverly by sharing about her work on facebook & also sharing updates regarding her coaching career. She also went one step further by creating a separate facebook page for her coaching services. [Continue reading…]

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