For over five years now, startup activity has experienced massive growth around the world. In fact, a post on the City A.M. blog shows that “a staggering 100 million businesses are launched annually, according to figures from GEM Global Report. It comes to just over three businesses every second, or 11,000 per hour.” However, does that mean that starting a business is easy? Well, I will say that starting a business is easy, but starting a business and making it a success is very difficult. Landing your first paying customer is even more challenging. Interestingly, as many companies are turning into successes, more and more companies with killer services and products are failing on a daily basis. In an article published on LinkedIn Pulse, Kevin Vyavahare showed that “The failure rate for new startups seems to be around 70% to 80% in the first year and only about half of those who survive the first year will remain in business the next five years.” However, no … [Read more...] about Growth Hacking Tactics For Beginners (How To Use Them To Grow Your Business)
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Home » Blogging » How To Promote Your Business With Customized T-Shirt Print Advertising Whether own a blog, a website or a social media network, you need to get the right people to visit and participate. Without engaging the right eyeballs on your offers, nothing meaningful is going to happen. You’ll continue to struggle and hope for the best until you give up. To avoid that, you need a low-cost promotional system to supercharge your business. It doesn’t matter your present financial level, T-shirt printing has become a powerful source of generating targeted leads. But before deciding on T-shirt printing to promote your business, I’ve got some insights for you. Why T-Shirt Printing Is Powerful This system of promoting any business isn’t related to offline anymore. T-shirt printing and branding has evolved over the years and savvy entrepreneurs are venturing into it. I’m sure you’ve see cafepress.com t-shirts and how unique … [Read more...] about How To Promote Your Business With Customized T-Shirt Print Advertising
This is also true for building email lists. In the past, I have shared how a contest helps you to create readership & Vijay has shared some vital information on making your contest viral. If you are already a regular reader of ShoutMeLoud, you must be aware of the various giveaways I run to help our community start blogging. Most of our giveaways are related to hosting, domain names, WordPress themes, online courses & some other stuff which makes it easier for anyone to start & grow their online business. If you understand the importance of giveaways (maybe from reading earlier posts of ShoutMeLoud), let’s talk about a tool called Gleam which makes it easier for you to run your first contest. If you are wondering what kind of prizes you should offer for your giveaway, here is a detailed guide to help you. Before using Gleam to run giveaways here at ShoutMeLoud, I have also used Kingsumo which is another useful tool to … [Read more...] about How To Run A Giveaway On Your Blog Using Gleam & Grow Your Readership
And you can only build a great community around your blogs when you have active readership. When I talk about improving readership, what I mean is generating traffic which doesn’t stink. Good traffic is targeted traffic, and it converts better in every sense. As a subscriber, as a product buyer, and as an engaged audience member, these kinds of visitors are the ones who will be marketing your blogs in the offline community. Why Blog Readership is More Important Than SEO How to Get More Blog Readers and Keep Them The hard part is building this active readership; you need to be consistent and patient. It takes time to build this improved audience base. But don’t worry. In this article, I will share a few strategies which will help you build an audience base around readers who need your blog. The Definite Guide to Growing Your Blog Readership 1. Use social media sites to grow subscribers Social media sites like … [Read more...] about 6 Powerful Ways to Improve Your Blog Readership & Grow Your Blog
Blogging is a great medium where you can share your thoughts, opinions and ideas with a group of people and profit. For those who haven’t seen much success in their blogging business, I want to show you how to fly high and become the next blogger that others reckon with. What you should know is that blogging is similar to running an offline business. Every activity like customer service, product delivery, planning, networking, research are all present in both online and offline businesses. The difference is the medium of delivery. Let’s take the guess-work out and dive into the 10 extra tips. Please note: these are no rigid rules but they are proven to work for you. 10 Blogging business tips for every Blogger: 1. Stick-Ability This is your ability to pursue your blogging business objectives without relenting. Often, the success you strongly wish for will not appear overnight. You need to stay at it. Keep doing what is right and before long, a total chain of command would … [Read more...] about 10 Extra Tips To Grow Your Blogging Business
In 2000-2006, there was an emergence of blogs and how blogs changed consumer perception of a company. Robert Scoble & Shel Isreal written, Naked Conversations, talks about how blogging changed the way Micorosoft customers’ thought of the company. A corporate blog indeed provides a point of convergence for marketing campaigns, customer communication and corporate image (for partners or potential partners). A blog for your business, will not only help you to get more customers, but it will solve many of your business problems. Let me give you a detailed example, which explains why a blog is important for a business or corporate of today. Blog or Website? Which is good for your business Why every business should have a blog (Example) Jim runs a technology company, which specializes in creating applications for Android. His application development team has 5 members; people with different interests and lifestyles. A day in their lives is full of conversations within … [Read more...] about Why Your Business Needs a Blog?
You would have heard the buzz around the internet that many entrepreneurs have joined Twitter, but few are not sure how to use Twitter and how to promote their business in order to obtain best results by Twitter.Here are six tips to help you get more customers or clients through Twitter: How to get more Business using Twitter? 1. Understand market By Using Twitter, the business people can easily find your audience or the Target Market. One of the biggest advantages that Twitter allows business owners is that the opportunity to communicate or connect with the people on which they are targeting and they can see that what the target market or the people are often discussing about. One of the challenges facing by the business owners is that they are not able to know what the target market needs. On Twitter you can listen to your target market, see what are the types of the issues the target market is facing and know what kind of help you can provide to your target market for the issues … [Read more...] about How to Promote Your Business via Twitter Effectively
You can no longer solely depend on blog posts to promote and grow your online business. It’s essential to add a visual flavor to your marketing strategies. It’s where the SlideShare comes in. SlideShare is one of the best content marketing tools to promote and grow your business online. It lets users to upload slides to reach new medium of users. If you want to grow your blog or business in 2017 SlideShare gives you the ultimate edge. In this article we will discuss about the benefits and strategies to grow your business and blogs using SlideShare. Why use SlideShare to grow your business? In short, SlideShare is the biggest community for sharing presentations. It gives you wider reach to your small businesses or blogs. You can grow your network by reaching new people with your content (slides). You can generate business leads using Leadshares option. SlideShare has over 150 million monthly pageviews, with that you can reach more audiences in your network. SlideShare is … [Read more...] about How to Use Slideshare to Grow Your Blog or Business
Every year many of the startups come roaring in the market with plenty of new ideas, passion, and energy. Being an entrepreneur is not easy. With the launch of the business, comes many responsibilities and an ever growing ‘to-do’ list. One of the high priority items on your list would be managing your books. Bookkeeping or accounting is the lifeblood of the business and poor accounting ethics can damage the company’s reputation and the trust of their clients. So what do they do? They hire an accountant and pay them a huge amount of money to get things done. For start-ups, Bloggers, Freelancers and small businesses hiring a full time is not the best proposition, and so most of these entities hire a professional at the end of the year to take care of their accounting. And as they do not keep their books up to date they end up rushing through the whole process which may be costly and is prone to error because of inefficiency. And even if the owner is good enough in … [Read more...] about Online Invoicing, accounting software – your business needs now
When you convince your readers that your content is helpful to them, you need to sustain their interest by keeping in touch through your emails. This is where having an email subscription option on your blog or website comes in. You can use email capture apps like: However, these services require a paid membership (one time, monthly, or annual). These paid services give you lots of advantages, but not everyone can afford them. This doesn’t mean that you can’t build an email list if you don’t have the budget. Contrary to what you might think, building an email list and promoting your content over email does not need to be expensive. We’ve already reviewed several email tools that you can use for free, including Sendy and MailMunch. But as more services for email marketing are introduced every day, here are three more that you might want to check out: 3 Almost free tools to capture emails on WordPress site 1. Privy Privy is an email list service that offers great … [Read more...] about 3 More Free Email Capture Tools To Grow Your Subscribers ?