So, by choice or circumstances, you have found yourself freelancing. Your business plan consists of “making as much money as possible!” Will that work?
I’ve seen plenty of articles on the formula for figuring out what you need to make to turn a profit yet none of them ever really deal with ALL of the expenses, income and realities in the world to show the reality of the situation. They are, after all, formulaic. So are compound chemical mixtures in a lab situation that blow up or create a virus that turns humans into flesh eating zombies. What do you need to figure out if a freelance career is possible and can it be maintained?
Squidoo is a hidden gem in the social tool world. Squidoo has been around as long as some of the biggest social networks on the planet, yet is often overlooked by website designers, business owners, and marketers. It’s not overlooked because it doesn’t work, it’s overlooked because it isn’t as flashy as some of the other social networks that we have all come to know and love. The other reason why many people don’t know about Squidoo is because the “conversation” aspect to Squidoo lenses never really took off.
At this point, you’re probably thinking “why the heck are you telling me about an online tool that nobody cares about”? Just because people aren’t talking about it, doesn’t mean that there isn’t any value in using it. In fact, Squidoo offers website developers a tremendous tool to help increase website traffic for your website or your client’s websites. In this article I am going to explain what Squidoo is, the history of Squidoo, who should use Squidoo, the benefits of using Squidoo, how to create a Squidoo Lens for your website, and provide you with some tips for using Squidoo. After reading this article you will be well prepared to create your very own Squidoo Lens for your website.
Have you ever wondered why you seem to be getting hungrier while waiting to place your order at a fast food place or why you eat faster than any human should ingest that poison? Have you ever heard of a “power tie” in business?
There are things that excite the human senses. Aromatherapy and the sense of smell bring about mood and emotional change. Taste, touch and audible sensations bring about the same changes, so it’s no surprise that visuals also bring about emotional changes in humans.
One of my favorite TV shows is undoubtedly, Myth Busters on Discovery Channel. People are very interested in enjoying the latest crazy ideas applied into practice, exactly what the creators of the show, Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, and Tory Belleci know best. I am grateful to them, they offered me many hours of relaxing time and many other people noticed this fact because their audience is remarkable.
For the ones that aren’t enjoying Myth Busters (if there is someone), the idea of the show is to create experiments to demonstrate the value of truth for some dilemmas. The fun part is the large palette of ideas used and the way experiments are realized. The same episode may treat some serious problems, somehow specific to engineering field as calculating the trajectory of projectiles to more “human” ideas as how to combat the smell from a car where the corpses of two pigs were deposited for some weeks. Anyway, I really recommend watching an episode to get a full picture.
Blogging is an amazing way to help increase traffic to your website. I remember writing about Blogging for Business in my Honors Program Final Project about 7 years ago now. Since then many website owners have realized the power of blogging for growing website traffic, and thus, their business. By using tools like Google Analytics website owners can track how many visitors to their site are returning visitors and how many are new visitors.
Most website owners should strive for a decent balance in this area. You always want to be generating new visitors. That said, it’s important to you retain website visitors as well. In this article we are going to talk about how website owners can use blog comments to increase the number of returning visitors to your website.