Here we go for my favorite posts of the last week:
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.
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.
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
in the recent Google update. Remember the site is less than four months old! read more »
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:
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 »
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
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 »
“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)
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.
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.)
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 »
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