You Can Make Money With Free

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One of the things that I believe and talk about is that one of the best ways to build a profitable business these days is to give something away. I have written about how I like to give away free information because that sets me apart from the people and companies in my industry who […]

Social Media As A Job Requirement

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Here’s an interesting help wanted posting from The Software Freedom Law Center. An organization more interested in your online commenting than your resume for this job. Of course the job is for Public Relations, but I believe that you will see more of this as social media becomes more deeply ingrained in all kinds of […]

Youtube Vs. Self-hosting Debate

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There is an interesting debate going on at highrankings.com about whether it’s better to host your own video’s or use Youtube and embed the video into your page. I have always recommended to my customers that they use YouTube or Google Video to host their videos and embed them into their pages. There are a […]

How To Use Craigslist To Find New CLients

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I recently got in touch with a high school classmate of mine. Barb Girson is an International Direct Selling expert, trainer and coach who recently set sail with her own business called mysalestactics.com. We had a few emails back and forth and an interesting conversation about where we have been and what works in promoting […]

Think Before You Email

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I was speaking with a customer the other day about ways that he could use email marketing to promote his business. He was belt tightening like most businesses today and he finally realized the possible value and low cost of this kind of promotion. When I first built his site he asked for and I […]

My New Business Cards

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When I first started this business I had some business cards made. I didn’t give it much thought and threw them together pretty quickly. I’ve been talking about new cards for quite a while now and one of the members of Business Leads Exchange Networking Group that I attend is a graphic designer and illustrator […]

More Uses For Word Of Mouth

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Word of mout advertising has always been one of the best kind of promotion that you can have. People tend to believe referrals and references more than almost anything else. I have found out that these can be from people that they don’t even know. The things that matter are that your customers believe that […]

Do You Want To Exchange Links?

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Yesterday I got an email from a pool company in Virginia. They wanted to exchange links with me. “Please consider adding our link to your site on your page: http://lillicotch.com/Blog/2008/02/28/add-additional-income-to-your-site/” For those of you who don’t have blogs, when you allow visitors to post on your site you will get blog spam. Some of the […]

Great Plug-ins For Word Press

I replied to a Craigslist ad the other day for someone looking to update their website. They replied that they wanted several things: google ads mailing list where people can sign up for promotions, news etc take questions from people and compile into a newsletter to be sent out do surveys do podcasts sell ebooks […]

All About Viral Marketing

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One of the things that I like to mention to my clients trying to promote their site through “Viral Marketing”. We have all heard the expression “they told two friends and they told two friends and so on and so on…” The Internet can be the perfect medium for this kind of promotion, except on […]

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