Why Mobile Marketing is the Present and Future of Your Business

It is official: more people are now using their smartphone or tablet instead of their computer in order to perform Google searches.

This information is much more than just an interesting piece of data about the way people use the Internet. In fact, it should be at the forefront of your mind the next time you design or revise your company’s website.

Graph showing search volume declining for Google desktop

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You need to become aware of some of the major and subtle differences that exist between traditional online marketing and the techniques that are used to capture a larger portion of the mobile audience.

Basics of Mobile Marketing

The number one component that every single business needs to have is [Read more…]

How Systems Can Help You Overcome Your Small Business Woes

Congratulations! You just got a new client. Now all you have to do is set up a contract, create an invoice – oh wait, you forgot to get their billing address – send the invoice, share payment options, collect the payment, set up a new project in your system, grant project access to your client…

Ugh. After all of that, it feels like you’re already hours into the project, and it hasn’t even started.

Stressed and frustrated man holding his head in his hands

All of this administrative stuff is really making it hard to focus on what you’re really good at – providing valuable content, services and products to your best customers. But as a tiny business owner, you might not be able to afford to hire someone to help you.

So what’s the solution?

It’s simple. You need systems.

Business systems might be online tools or technology easier. Or, the system might be the process itself (be honest: have you EVER written any of your processes down on paper?).

Perhaps it’s a service like [Read more…]

6 Reasons Why Freelancers Should Join Studentlance.com

Ever wonder why freelancers keep finding the opportunities? Probably, because they believe there are opportunities.

They work from home, offices, and almost from anywhere.

Do you think it’s an easy job? Uggh, It’s not a job – It’s a lifestyle.

People call it business. Don’t ever call it just a fun thing to do… Don’t.

6 Reasons Why Freelancers Should Join Studentlance.com
People strive. Try to learn this art. They go to training sessions. They look for short-courses… Result: They learn the hard way.

Do you know ‘Freelancing’ saved someone life? [Read more…]

GetResponse, AWeber or MailChimp? Which Is Best For You?

Are you building your list right now? Nothing is more important to every website, business, ecommerce store or blog than being able to communicate with your visitors via email.

Which email marketing solution you choose is critical to your success – but the most important thing is to act immediately. Don’t spend days, weeks, months or even years analyzing which tool to use and then look back and think, “I wish I’d built a mailing list for my site”.

Email is Anything But Dead

Choose and act. Of the most mentioned email solutions, all of them will provide the capabilities you need. The top three most mentioned are GetResponse, MailChimp and AWeber.

All three will send mobile responsive emails and provide autoresponders and email templates, but if you want the optimum results, read on. [Read more…]

5 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Tax Preparer

The Internal Revenue Service Code is confusing, and the rules and regulations change constantly. That’s why so many citizens hire a tax preparer to help them take care of this important responsibility.

Tax preparers may be enrolled agents, CPAs, attorneys, or registered tax professionals. These individuals take at least 15 hours of continuing professional education annually to maintain their designation.

I'm a Tax Preparer What Are You Gif

Before hiring a professional to handle your tax paperwork, ask a few questions. [Read more…]