Customer Testimonials Are Gold

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Most markets are seeing increasing competition. Provided you are ensuring your customers are completely satisfied and may even be grateful for the service they have received, they may very well be the best possible “sales people” you might have.

Among the most powerful ways to gain an immediate boost in sales is to include online marketing testimonials in your marketing strategy. Testimonials from customers work so well because they provide the two things that spur sales: credibility and trust. Continue reading

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Use Social Media Test Marketing For Your New Product Launch

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How do you know that your new online business will grab the attention of your target market and turn a profit? You can never know for sure until you give it a try, but it is still important to test your idea before investing a lot of money and energy. Testing periods can help you tweak your overall idea so that it fits the needs of your target market better, and you may come up with creative ways to make your products or services accessible and useful to a wider array of consumers. Continue reading

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The Social Media Bandwagon

social media bandwagonAlmost everyone is aware of the growing number of social media that allow you to stay in touch with your friends and spread the word on matters and events that are important to you. That goes from Presidents of countries to stay-at-home moms and includes their young teenagers as they move around on their social whirl. Companies now see that this is an ideal way to communicate with their customers and prospects. Everyone wishes to make the most of this new dimension in their lives. Continue reading

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Exciting Social Media

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If you’ve not been aware of the viral growth of social media such as Facebook and Twitter, then this was the week to change all that.  It started with the news that the Pope now has a Twitter account @Pontifex and even though he has not tweeted he has more than half a million Twitter followers. Continue reading

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6 Ways To Improve Your Business By Becoming Great At Networking

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This article is contributed by Fred Hunter.

One of the most important parts of business is the ability to network with people. Once you make a great number of connections it can open up a whole new world of opportunities for you. To be able to share ideas with other successful people can take your business from good to great. The amount of work you can get from referrals will improve. If you keep to yourself you still have a good chance of being successful, but not nearly as much as when you’re well connected. But how exactly do you become a great networker? Continue reading

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Social Media Recruitment

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It you need any confirmation that social media are where it is happening then the headline that Obama tweet sets record should convince you.  Social media provide an opportunity for any business activity also.  What may have worked in the past may no longer be the most effective way of working in this social media world. Continue reading

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Keeping In Touch

It used to be easy to stay in touch with your friends when the telephone system was less automatic.  Calls were put through on a switchboard when a human being physically connected  two telephone lines.   If you lived in a small village, the telephone switchboard lady could probably tell you whether your friend was at home or not.  Continue reading

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12 Things to Take Care Of When Blogging About Your Business

This article is contributed by Gagan Deep.

A business blog can gain new eyeballs to your business, and build great loyalty among your existing customers. It can also boost brand awareness, and help build a customer community. However, all this is possible only when business blogging is done correctly. Continue reading

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How to Use Giveaways to Grow Your Blog

This article is contributed by Heather Green.

Giveaways are a great way to generate excitement around your blog and to drive more traffic to it. Everyone loves getting something for free, and giveaways are fun and exciting. You can leverage this enthusiasm to create awareness about your blog, pick up some additional traffic, and grow your subscribers. Continue reading

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3 Ways for New Graduates to Market Themselves Online Like Pros

This article is contributed by Samantha Gray.

When we talk about marketing we often think about entrepreneurs, business people, and corporations. Our minds immediately shift to considering topics of web promotion, social media, and blogging. This makes sensethis is what marketing has become in many ways for our society today. But, it’s important to realize that marketing can be more than just the professional world of successful business people and major companies. Continue reading

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