With its constantly updating timeline, Twitter might seem like too much noise to be useful for your business. But at its root, Twitter is a fantastic tool for advertising, networking and staying current. Keep in mind there is more to it than just composing a 140-character message. Here are three simple ways you can get started using Twitter to help benefit you and your business.
If you’ve got a bunch of old compact discs or old video games, you’ve got a few options. You can sell them to a pawn shop for a paltry amount. You can sell or trade them to your local GameStop for an equally paltry amount. You can try selling them on Craigslist, but customers there expect a really good deal. (Craigslist may not be a safe option depending where you live!) What’s the best option, then? eBay, of course!
You probably learned growing up that first impressions are everything. This is something that I see several business owners forget time and time again. I’ve seen eBay sellers with poor people skills, a local eBay Trading Assistant with a profile full of negative remarks toward potential clients, and an affiliate manager who talks down to his affiliates. I don’t claim to be a business scholar, but I’ve always believed the first rule of business is the golden rule; treat others the way you’d like to be treated. So why in the world would these people scare away potential customers and clients by being a jerk?
Apparently there’s a new site that’s like Fiverr, but allows the promotion of slightly more risque services. The broken English makes it all the more intriguing:
Subject: What People Do For Money? – GirlFriend For Hire Services
What People Do For Money?
A week ago I signed up for a couple of CPA (cost-per-action) affiliate networks: 1st Class CPA and Max Bounty. Max Bounty has been around for a very long time and seems very professional. I received a call from the affiliate manager and she was very friendly and helpful. A few days later, I received the following e-mail from 1st Class CPA. Apparently the self-proclaimed “CPA Network Owner Extraordinaire” of 1CC feels it’s perfectly acceptable to talk down to his affiliates. This is not a very wonderful way to boost your company’s image.
Link building is a critical part of promoting your website. Having incoming links alerts search engines to your presence, and allows people to find your site directly through other websites. However, you don’t want just anyone linking to you, as Google can penalize you for this. While one-way links can theoretically provide more “page rank” and “link juice”, reciprocal links are usually easier to get, and still provide great benefits in the form of traffic and increased search engine exposure. Here are five tips to make the most out of reciprocal link building.