Free Blogs Will Drive Traffic to Your Website if You Know How to Use Them

If you want free blogs to drive traffic to your website, you really have to know how to use them to make sales.

A lot of marketing know-it-alls push blogs as a way to make sales, but this may not be the case if someone reads your blog to get information and then goes somewhere else to purchase the product they are looking for.

Free blogs like blogger.com can establish you as a knowledgeable person in your industry, give your website a higher ranking, or get people to go to your website, but do these people really convert into customers?

They probably don’t. If everyone who read your blog were a customer, then you would probably be looking for more Continue reading

How to Write a Business Plan that can get you a Loan or a Grant

There are many articles and free templates on “How to Write a Free Business Plan” but let’s face it, the real reason that you write a business plan is to get investors to buy into your idea.

However, in order for them to do so, your idea must stand out from others, serve the needs of a specific niche, and provide specific benefits to a particular community.

If these three things are included in your business plan, you will Continue reading

Essential Tips For Starting a Business

Right now, the economy is perfect for starting a business. This is because if you are worried about the future of your job, or can’t find a job, it is easier than ever to start a home-based business.

Many people cite the fact that famous businesses like the Ford Motor Company, Hershey’s Chocolate and Apple Computers started as home based businesses, but did you know that about half of small businesses in the United States are based out of the owner’s home?

Starting a business can also mean financial freedom or extra income, and you can get started right away with relatively low start-up costs if you Continue reading