It’s never been easier to successfully create, market, and sell a profitable product or service: Interested in writing a novel? You can create an entire eBook from the comfort of your living room, upload it to Amazon, and then start selling it to your readers in a matter of minutes. Looking to teach a course? Websites like Skillshare and Udemy provide all the tools you need to design and create entire online courses. How about offering one-on-one consulting services? Tools like Google Hangouts and Skype allow for real-time audio and video chat, effortless sharing of documents, and so on. Plus, the widespread availability of other affordable and effective business tools makes the entire process of launching a business today far easier than in the past. Despite these facts, many people continue to suffer from the inability and/or unwillingness to go beyond mere ideas by actually executing a business plan or strategy. As entrepreneur and investor Chris Sacca once famously said: … [Read more...] about 6 Books Guaranteed to Help You Execute Your Business Idea
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Books are an amazing source of inspiration. Offering some insights into practical real-world survival tips, non-fiction books have always been at the helm as the source of inspiration for entrepreneurs. Even the busiest of the successful entrepreneurs like Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates make sure that they cater some time daily for reading books. These non-fiction books make it easy to draw inspiration from some of the most experienced and insightful in the industry. While entrepreneurship is not just about doing one specific task perfectly, it is a combination of a multitude of skills, knowledge and domain understanding. Since the required domain knowledge is hard to gain without gaining some entrepreneurial experience in your niche, that void is filled by non-fiction books. Non-fiction books are often read by some of the top entrepreneurs like Warren Buffett, Richard Branson, and many more! While there are hundreds of non-fiction books, which of these would help you get the most out … [Read more...] about 21 Books to Read Before Starting Your Online Business
Freelance blogging is a great way to make money writing online because there is immense demand for awesome blog posts, always! But that doesn’t make it easy! The problem is… finding high-paying freelance writing jobs will take time and loads of efforts, especially if you’re a newbie. In fact, if you visit any of those freelance marketplaces or job sites, you can see that it’s crowded with hundreds of thousands of writers/bloggers. And if you don’t have an author profile or pricing that is not attractive enough then your would be clients can easily find a dozen of other writers. Another problem is, content agencies or clients on freelance sites do not pay much. Even if you meet their criteria you may not earn more than $10-$15 per 500 words (unless you are a native English speaker). Read: Over 121 Websites For Anyone And Everyone To Make Money Online Make Money Writing — As A Freelance Blogger First things first. Let me differentiate three terms: … [Read more...] about 37 Blogs That Pay Up To $300 For Your Guest Posts
One thing you want for your website is a decent amount of traffic. That means you’d want new people every day to find the way to your site. After all, if no one find’s your website or your online shop, how are you going to make money? If you open a business (even if it was just a lemonade stand) you can open the doors at 8 am and close them again at 6 pm, and you are in peoples faces. Even if you don’t go out and advertise, the chances are that people will come by. Something in your shop window might have attracted them. Maybe they are interested in one of your products, or they were just taking a walk and just wanted to check out the new corner shop. If you start a website, a blog or an online shop it becomes a lot harder to get people to enter it. In this article, I will outline three great ways to increase your traffic that I personally use to push my own blog: PPC, guest blogging, and social media. Before I move ahead, with my three simple ways to increase … [Read more...] about 3 Ways to Increase Traffic to your Website
Use the proper keyword & you will get more search engine traffic. Optimize your website/blog keyword & it would help you rank faster. How many times have you got such advice when you have started to learn about SEO? Keywords are the first thing that you should know & learn about when start to optimize your blog SEO. This guide is written for a beginner like you to understand the most fundamental concept of SEO & i.e. Keywords & their importance. Let’s start with the basics & if you have been blogging for a while, your 95% of traffic is coming from 5% of your posts. What I meant to say, you will be getting maximum search engine traffic on few hand-picked post of yours. Have you ever questioned why these posts are getting so much traffic? You must have done something right. Is int it? The reason is, unknowingly some of your post are ranked on the first page for keywords that are highly searched by users globally or in a specific region of the world. The … [Read more...] about Importance of Keyword in SEO : Beginners Guide
Every day when I start your day, I expect to see a miracle and get tons of traffic and exposure to my Blog. In nutshell,we all want want to see our blog as a top notch blog. I have one question here: If you are a new Blogger, you might make tons of blogging mistakes and learn from it to reach to that level, or you can take a shortcut and spend quality time analysing top and successful Blog. There are many popular blogs like Social Media Examiner, Problogger, Dailyblogtips and many more out there. All you need to do is sit down, open these blogs and try to find out whats common in them. What strategy they are putting to create a top blog and not just another blog. Each time you visit a top notch blog in any niche, you come across some common practices that are being followed. And sadly, you are left with two options: Either to mimic the blogging practices that are being followed, or, Sit back and complain, “Oh, each of them is just so similar.” Here I’m talking about … [Read more...] about 11 Things Which Are common In Successful Blogs
Blogging is becoming a trend now days. No matter for whatever reason, you are blogging or want to start a new Blog, but everyone around have a blog. Someone is on BlogSpot, someone is using WordPress.com or self-hosted blog, many are also using Tumblr to create a blog, but by the end, everyone have their online presence via Blog. If you are still wondering, how you can start a new blog for yourself, this guide is a great way to start. There are many reasons you can start a blog, you can talk about how you are feeling today, you can share your thoughts, you can write about something you like, you can start a new blog to promote your business or none the less, you can create a blog just to make money from it. Now, everyday many people create a blog and they forget about it, but here at ShoutMeLoud, we take Blogging seriously, and you can use it to earn handsome passive income. You can use advertisement or different blog monetization techniques, to earn enough to pay your mobile bills or … [Read more...] about The Only Guide You Need to Start A New Blog?
Art wouldn’t succeed without business, and business wouldn’t succeed without art. The people who succeed in both endeavors all share some very similar traits: Creativity. Courage to try new things. Understanding of humanity. Understanding of cultural relevance. Enough humility to receive and implement feedback. Feedback is crucial for any artistic and/or business endeavor. Without feedback, we are simply projecting our self-identified genius onto the world. But the goal of any business or artistic endeavor is ultimately to serve the people. But if we don’t receive feedback from the people we’re supposed to be serving, we remain ignorant to the pathway that will lead to our success. After understanding the necessary role of feedback, we also need to adjust our attitude to allow feedback to adequately influence our decisions. If we don’t do this, we will think that everything we do is right and that our own personal feedback is all that matters. But … [Read more...] about How To Master The Art Of Receiving Feedback To Advance Your Career
This post is contributed by Sumit Ghosh .Read our submission guidelines. A founder’s journey includes daydreams of their company becoming colossal. When setting up your startup you may be quite nervous, but once you set your feet on the new field, you’ll eventually start enjoying it. With hardline growth on the boundary, the time will come to make the move from the start-up phase to an established brand. But, you need to ensure that your marketing keeps up properly. All the big & successful companies make use of the Facebook as their marketing campaign to escalate their marketing efforts but, always 7 out of 10 are not able to generate their expected revenue. In fact, marketing without a clear marketing strategy is like sailing a boat without oar: you’re not going to end up where you want to. World’s biggest social media network – Facebook, with over 1.65 billion MAUs (monthly active Facebook users) which is a 15% rise year over year. It means if you … [Read more...] about How to Use Facebook Ads as Part of Inbound Marketing Strategy?
It was somewhere around March-April 2009 when I decided to quit my daily job to become a professional blogger. At the time of the writing of this post (2014) it has been five years since I made that decision, and not only am I happy, but I consider it to have been among the best decisions I have made in my life. Becoming a professional blogger was not something I had ever given a lot of thought to prior to the spring of 2009, but somehow circumstances favored me enough (and I was brave enough!) to make that decision and create a new reality for myself. If you want to read more about my journey to pro-blogging, here are two posts which will give you a more complete background of my blogging journey: This article is a part of a question-and-answer series. So if you have any questions related to blogging/ WordPress / SEO/ making money online etc., feel free to send me your questions using ShoutMeLoud’s contact form. Being a professional blogger is not an easy job. Many skills, much … [Read more...] about How to Become a Professional Blogger & Be Your Own Boss