Believe it or not, when I first decided to start my own business seven years ago, I did not want to do bookkeeping. I may be good at it, but I’ve never LOVED it (not like my Mom does). Instead, I wanted to make “just enough money” so that I could stay home with my newborn daughter, and maybe do a bit of romance-writing on the side. If that meant busting my behind and selling Mary Kay products to support my family, I was going … Read More →
In my experience (at least with the small businesses I’ve worked with), a business plan is often considered an “unimportant” waste of time, and many small business owners forego creating one. The truth, however, is that a Business Plan can be incredibly beneficial for a business. Not only can a business plan create a “Guide” for a company and its employees, but a good plan can also be taken to the bank in order to try and raise funding for a small business. It can attract investors as well, and it … Read More →
Sorry I haven’t been posting more lately. I’ve been traveling through Australia and Fiji (and will be heading off to Malaysia this week), while at the same time running an Online Workshop to help Business People with their Blogs. The Workshop is taking up more time than I thought it would (as is the sightseeing), but by the end of September, I should be back to regularly posting 2 to 3 times a week.
For now, here are some Plug-Ins that can help any blog get more traffic. While these are WordPress … Read More →
One of the best things that any business can do is to generate an Email List, especially, an Email SUBSCRIPTION List. With an email list, bookkeepers can email invoices and sales receipts to customers. Even better, the advertising department (or person) can use an Email Subscription List to send out advertisements to customers and thus generate additional sales. If nothing else, having an email subscription list gives a business an opportunity to remind customers that they exist – that they have products that might interest the customer at … Read More →
Are you a published writer or a writer in limbo “waiting for the call”? Whether you are a writer that has a book in hand or a book on your computer, you need to start thinking about optimizing your writer’s blog at once. The unspoken truth behind publishing is that most writers don’t make a lot of money on their first book or their first few books. They’re lucky if they get $1,000 as an advance. For the writer in limbo, or the writer that’s hoping to make a career of their writing, $1,000 is NOT enough to live on. … Read More →