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Mike's Life Posts of the Week - 3rd April 2009

 

Here we go for my favorite posts of the last week:

Customer Service Twitter Accounts

by Kim on wolf21.com

Talks about how social media can become the “Wow factor” for conventional businesses. Kim’s a writer to keep an eye on for the future.

 

How to Make Money On Line

by Yaro Starak on entrepreneurs-journey.com

I have to admit to finding some of Yaro’s work to wordy, but this is the first post I’ve read that really explains the whole “long tail” thing to the point where I understood it.

 

What an Executive Blog Editor Needs to Know  read more »

Darren's 31 Days to Build a Better Blog

…or as he insists on calling it 31DBBB. I can’t get used to that, I keep seeing a bra size!

31-days-build-better-blog Logo from www.problogger.net  read more »

Making Money from My Blog - March 2009 Update

Despite the disastrous hard drive failure at the end of the month, I still ended up very, very happy with progress on the blogs. All the key indicators continue to move in the right direction, and I was amazed to discover that this blog:

Moved from Page Rank Zero to Page Rank Three

Marilyn Going Up!

in the recent Google update. Remember the site is less than four months old!  read more »

Lessons from a Hard Drive Failure

You may have noticed that I’ve been absent for several days from the blogs and from Twitter. My main PC suffered a hard drive failure! Here’s the story:

Bluescreen Blue Screen of Death

I went to bed on 31st March having turned off my PC. On the morning of 1st April I turned it on and it just went into a loop of starting, offering to check the disc and then closing down.  read more »

Google Chrome - New Version even Better!

If you missed my post about using Google Chrome as your web browser, you can see it here. The good news is that Chrome has already been updated, and I’ve been running the new Beta version for a week now.  read more »

Communicate Your Way to Success as a Blogger

 

I used to train sales people. One of the key tenets of my training was:

The only truly effective time you have as a salesperson is when you are talking to your potential customers

Mike Helming

Are you trying to earn an income from the internet? If the answer is yes, then you are a salesperson. So this key rule applies to you too.  read more »

Why Every Business Needs a Social Media Presence

 

“If your organization exists to sell something to somebody, then the only truly productive thing you can do is to be talking to people, face to face, on the telephone or online. Other things need to happen, but they are not genuinely productive.”

How it once was (before the internet)

which_april09-172288  read more »

Do You Really Want to Make Money Online?

I’m serious about establishing a long term sustainable income from my online work. Are you? If so, read on.

A couple of weeks ago I invested in a course which David Risley made available to a select few via his mailing list. It wasn’t a big investment, but it was the best I’ve made so far in my journey to becoming a full time, professional blogger.

David

david  read more »

I am Web 2.0

This morning my transition to a social media / web 2.0 convert became complete. I was erm, performing my morning ablutions and reading a book of Jeremy Clarkson’s articles, written for The Sunday Times, when it happened. (Note to ladies: The act itself takes no longer than your own, the reason we spend so long in there is because we have to get to the end of a chapter, or to an appropriate pause in the book we’re reading.)

Clarkson Book  read more »

Getting Comments on Your Blog

Have you ever visited a blog post with no comments on it? Like a ghost town, huh?

But why do we need comments?  read more »

  • It creates a community for our readers
  • It balances our own messages and arguments
  • It can often add so much useful information to a debate
  • It helps fellow bloggers get links onto our site
  • It helps us to target future writing towards what our readers actually want

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