10 Blogging Tips To Get Free Traffic

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Blogging is one way to share our experiences and our knowledge. We are constantly faced with the issues of getting traffic to our blog. We all know that traffic is the life blood of any business. At any point, you may ask yourself “What am I doing wrong with my blog?”. You need to assess your blog using SEO metrics and its readability. 

If you’re getting started or you need more organic free traffic to your blog. Read the tips below and apply them consistently. However, I cannot guarantee the number of visitors going to your blog. Follow the steps and you will be on your way.

  1. Leave genuine comments on other people’s blogs.
  2. Make it short and relevant to the topic you are commenting.
  3. Blog or write in a week. Every day is not advisable.
  4. Write more about how you can help others. Not the way around.
  5. Provide resources for your readers.
  6. Share your content on social media.
  7. Develop the habit of linking and publishing posts to sites that will help you in a month.
  8. Optimize your blog for search engines.
  9. Make your content fresh, attractive and simple.
  10. Create content for guests post. Do guest posting on someone else’s site.

We all mistakes. What you need to do is to your research. Find that works well with your business. There are different ways to get leads and increase your website traffic. Make sure to follow the rules. It takes a lot of time to get to your goal. Let’s say you have a goal of getting 5k Leads. It might take you three or more years to increase your online presence. You do not need to worry that you might end up as a failure. Every effort in getting free traffic takes time. So do not be too hard on yourself. Work on one thing at a time.

 


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How To Run The Most Profitable Business

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Every most profitable business you know has to sell things to earn money. Salesmanship, or the art of closing sales, therefore, is of greatest importance for any online business venture. After all, we can’t expect any earnings if we don’t make any sales. It is how businesses grow and make a profit.

Winning customers are essential for the success of your enterprise. This is absolutely true for online business too. In fact, winning customers online has its pros and cons. The good news is that the entire world is your market, and you could potentially reach more people through the World Wide Web. The disadvantage? The Internet offers a more impersonal channel in our dealings with people, making it more difficult to gain their trust and favor. It is not the end of the road for some who really wants to have an internet business.

What can you do then? Fear not. Everything else in life, you should try to stress the positives to compensate for the negatives. Thinking on the bright side always keeps that momentum and drive to keep you going. Here are 5 methods by which you could gain a good number of customers, and keep them for a long and profitable business for you and your family.

1. Always deliver quality goods or services.

There is no better vehicle for our business message than our products themselves. Consistently offering things that are more than worth our customers’ time and money will brand us as enterprises that are committed to quality products and services. This would only serve us well in future dealings with the same clients. Additionally, this would make our clients as advertising vehicles for our business as well, as they would spread the word about the excellence of our service to people belonging to their network.

2. Always try to over-deliver.

People love receiving more than what they paid for. If you consistently give them some extras, their minds would be conditioned to trust your online business for future transactions. It means going beyond customer expectations and making them happy for the product they purchase. Add freebies or a “buy one take one” offer. Maybe a discount for the bulk purchases. Make a point to bring value on what they paid for the product they bought.  

3. Provide bonuses.

In addition to the product you’re selling, add some more goods that would perk up the package. Do this in a way that you will make your customers aware of the value of the bonuses if they were otherwise purchased. This would definitely increase the worth of your product, and such would make it more favorable for a successful sale. Additionally, your bonuses would foster good will with your clients, and this could go a long, long way for future orders. An example of a good bonus, like 50% more. The consumer will know that the product they are about to purchase has 50% more inside. 

4. Build relationships.

The importance of building good relationships with your customers cannot be undermined. As we’ve discussed earlier, the Internet is a rather informal venue for personal dealings. So try to humanize your approach so that your customers can relate to you as someone who is more than just a business provider, but also as a friend. Be authentic on your online presence. Not all internet businesses are legitimate. Some might have profit motivation just to get your money. Be careful in signing up for offers that are too good to be true. Always do your research before you spend your money. 

Forums are a good way to build relationships with people who have the same interests as you. Sites like Reddit, Quora and even more are a good way to start building rapport, authenticity, trust, and respect from people you want to target for your business. Engage with them and be proactive communicating to them. Having a business online does not mean making money. It is also reaching to people who need your products and services.

Think about making a difference and how can your product or service improve their overall health and lifestyle. Developing a relationship with your brand is the path to long term success. People relate their experiences to the product they are using and how it improves their life. It is a win-win situation. The success of the online business not only relies upon how the company builds association on the product. It includes how the company gives attention to the needs of their customers.

5. Make use of a mailing list.

A mailing list is an Internet marketer number one weapon. By capturing the contact details of people who may not have been interested with their current offer, they will be able to condition the same people for future sales. And this could serve their businesses well for a long time, as one successful sale can beget another and another after that. So invest on an excellent autoresponder service and prepare those follow-up messages well. Take good care of your subscriber base, and they will take good care of your business in return.

Winning customers is more than just luck. It entails a lot of strategizing and good planning. Retaining customers involve the same level of commitment as well. In the highly competitive world of online marketing, trust plays an integral role in achieving our goals. Try your best to win your customers’ trust. Take care of it. And for sure, this trust would fuel the most profitable business for you for many years to come.

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21 Types of Business Bosses

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How to identify the 21 types of business bosses in the real world. We defines them as leaders. When we talk about leadership, there is no topic that says leadership is a one-way street. Leaders and employees have different attitude and characteristics. Read on below to know more about the types of business bosses you should know.

1. The Martyr Boss

The martyr boss has done, does, and always will do anything for the good of the company. He has worked Christmas Day, with pneumonia, in a snowstorm. He walked to and from work for 5 weeks after his car accident, with both legs broken. He stays every night until 8 pm without extra pay. How do you compete? You don’t. You listen. He’ll probably be their way past retirement, so it’s best to learn how to deal with him early on.

2. The Screamer Boss

The screamer boss seems to think that he will get his way if he raises his voice to an unconscionable level: the higher the volume, the higher the commitment. How does a screamer end up a boss? Some clueless hiring managers equate screaming with managerial skill. All in all, screamers just want to know that they’re being heard, and they want recognition. If you can get along with your screamer boss, and gain his respect and trust, perhaps you can help guide him to lower tones.

3. The Fearmonger Boss

People do what a “fearsome” boss says because they’re afraid of him, which actually encourages further intimidation. He always has a threat, and he constantly follows through with that threat to keep his employees acquiescent. This boss has a high turnover rate as he fires employees to keep up the fear factor, and good employees leave him, refusing to work for such an ogre. A fearsome boss cannot last. Eventually, he will burn out every employee he has, and an organization’s bottom line cannot sustain the costs involved. Karma will get this one.

4. The Manipulator Boss

Also known as the Machiavellian boss, this type is extremely intelligent and one of the most dangerous. The manipulator boss is highly focused, very motivated, and always has a secret plan. He looks at people to an end. The world is a giant pyramid and the apex is his. People he touches or runs over on the way to the top are casualties he writes off. If you work for a manipulator, watch your back. Your best bet is to be open and honest with him. Volunteer information. Your boss, who has long forgotten what truth is, will be left impressed by it.

5. The Bumbler Boss

The bumbler boss is the dunce of the business bosses. The best way to deal with your bumbler boss is to help get him promoted. When bumblers are promoted, they are notorious for promoting the people underneath them. Besides, sooner than later, executives will see your boss for the dunce that he is, and he’ll be shipped off somewhere. Of course, following this advice makes you somewhat of a manipulator, but if you can’t get out from under him, why not help you both climb up? You’re not responsible for what happens at the top.

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Doing Business in the Philippines

Let me give some tips on why doing business in the Philippines is good for you. Setting up your start up business can be a huge hassle if you don’t know where to do. Knowing your responsibilities in taking the right steps to legalize your business can have benefits.  

Most start ups worry about money, the taxes and the expenses on the first year of operations. It is important to learn the relevant government agencies who can help you to legalize your business.  Here is the list of government agencies that you should know.

1. BIR – Bureau of Internal Revenue

2. SSS – Social Security System

3. Philhealth – Philippine Health Insurance

4. Pag-ibig – Home Development Mutual Fund

5. Pag-ibig Online – Pag-ibig Fund Services

6. DOLE – Department of Labor and Employment

7. DTI – Department of Trade and Industry

8. S.E.C – Securities and Exchange Commission (Corporations and Partnership)

Take time to read the business applications, the process, and the procedures before you act to legalize your business. Believe me, I have been there. It can be a waste of time if you do not know where to next and where it is located. It’s different here in the Philippines, not all agencies have unified requirements. That means you have to ask for documentation every time.

I would suggest you can hire an agency who can take care all of your business documentation. It’s easy for you to setup and all you have to do is to fill in your information.

If you want to setup business in Cebu, Philippines. You need to read and browse this sites.

Starting a Business in Mandaue Cebu

For Corporate/Partnership: Doing Business in Cebu

Business Name Registration

Service Information For Start-Ups

 

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Life-Changing High Expectations: Step-by-Step Guide

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In the virtual assistant’s world, both employers and virtual assistants have to mismatch high expectations when it comes to acquiring skills, job requirements, work performance, and career stability. A virtual assistant does not put herself in a situation. Doing tasks for a boss who delegates everyday tasks. Unknowingly, he starts to think about not paying your once training starts.

To get the service you deserve. Think about your virtual assistant’s expectations. You can lay ground rules for your business. You fall short on giving job benefits to her. You are going to miss out on one thing that could make her happy. Here are common reasons:

a.) A VA can do everything perfectly without mistakes. VA’s are humans. We commit mistakes just like anyone else. We all have different ways of learning and coping. Adjust your standards when hiring someone from India or the Philippines. They may not be as aggressive like the Americans.

b.) Being able to read your mind. Employers duty is to communicate about hours of working, work leaves, salary, working days and rest days. Virtual assistants should tell their side too without limitations. An agreement is finalized before starting projects. 

c.) Not laying a good foundation for job contracts. As we all know, there are too good to be true jobs and scam jobs that offer great pay and commission. Yet they leave you feeling in the middle and not satisfied with the results. 

d.) The process of hiring and firing. Hiring a VA is not shopping and free. Don’t even think of hiring several virtual assistants and let them do work with you like they are supposed to be paid for the job they do. Train them, know your boundaries. 

As a start-up business owner, give yourself time to learn. Patience to admit your mistakes and grow from it. Never rely too much on what you know. Short-term goals are important aside from the long-term goals that you set for your business. Start reading, learning and educating yourself on becoming the great employer.

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Ingredients to Success: Ways To Make The Boss Happy

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Is the boss happy? Maybe? You have to gain his favor by doing tasks for him. The question is would he notice you are doing a good job at the office? What are your chances to get the recognition you want? You want a fool-proof ways on how to make him see your extra effort. How? 

Read the following checklist about tips on going out of your way to make them see you have the good employee vibe. 

1. When your boss gives you the entire day to do all the tasks. Give him a reason to smile. Being serious on the job has its benefits. Letting him see that you are actually enjoying what you do will put you in a good place.

2. Ask questions. Some employees chose not to ask questions. Observed your community, people avoid this to be labeled as unintellectual and weak. Personally, posing questions may help you in the long run. Be interested in becoming good at what you do.

3. Owning your mistakes. Employers can be forgiving and lenient. Learn from your mistakes. Seek personal methods or strategies to improve yourself. Do not rely too much upon on what you know. Or assume you know it all.

4. Be friendly and nice to the boss. When you are being friendly, they will reciprocate your nice gesture. It will make your business relationship with them effortless.

5. Communicate effectively. Communication is important in the workplace. It is two-way and not one-sided. If you do not understand what your boss is trying to tell you. Do not try to read between the lines. Ask politely and be specific.

6. Dress appropriately. In the workplace, it is advisable to look good, not slutty. Look corporate. No to overly revealing clothes. In the corporate world, looking at your best will help you gain an advantage while you do better on your job. When you work as a virtual assistant, there are some misconceptions that you can work in your pajamas. It does happen. Though I would not recommend it. It gives you lack of preparation and the feeling of laziness. Dress appropriately even as a virtual assistant. It will boost your productivity, confidence and improve your habits.

7. Do your work on time. It is perfectly safe to assume that all employers do check your working hours. Even when your boss says you can work anytime you want. Follow this rule: Set a specific time for your work. Delegate your time will benefit you. When you change hours, please do not forget to remind your boss. You can have extra time with your kids, your wife or husband, your extracurricular activities or even time for yourself.

8. Be an example. We are not perfect. We are only humans. By letting him see that you’re responsible and accountable, they will learn to trust you.

Our attitude at the workplace always determines our daily disposition. Whether you work at the office with other people or work as a virtual assistant. You need to apply what makes a good performance. You may meet mistakes which are a part of the learning process. Try not to personally take in harsh remarks. They maybe a good thought to ponder. You need to keep an open mind to move forward and do your job well.

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5 Ways To Get Free Advertisement For Your Services

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Being new can be different to the virtual assistant industry. It gives you an ability to learn skills you do not even know. The core skills you learn over time needs more of your time. It takes effort and everyday application of the skills you have learned.

Over the past years, hiring virtual assistants has catapulted the small to large business to a new growth. The reason why you should advertise your services. This list will help you get advertisement and to target your market through free services. I have compiled 5 reasons for you to start.

1. Advertise your services on free sites like Craigslist, Facebook, Virtual Assistant Network, Forums, and Websites can help you get the clients you wanted.

2. Aim for a particular niche, free sites might not work for your best interest. There are virtual assistants or organizations that acquired their clients through a particular program. You can find sites like Fiverr, Upwork and specialize sites to advertise your online services for $5. A good way for start-ups to make a name. It will open to new opportunities that will help you learn more skills.

3. Connect and network with people who are experts in their field. When you connect to these professionals, they may even offer you some advice for your business. A good way to learn from professionals experiences in the industry and niche you want to pursue. 

4. Tell people what you do for a living. Inform your family, friends, relatives, and acquaintances that you are offering virtual services. This is a classic strategy that works. 

5.  Advertise by using a blog or website. You can start on your virtual business presence by making a free blog hosted by WordPress or Blogger. Sometimes a client will ask for your blog address to check your recent work. This could land you another project for short-term or long-term purposes.

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