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28 Content Marketing Tips for Small Business

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When I got my first blog back in 2006, all I have in mind is to have a personal presence on the Internet. I want my name to appear on the search engines and be noticed as one of the trusted bloggers in my chosen category, personal development. That time, submission to article directories and link exchange are still common and considered good online marketing practices. So they are among my marketing strategies and tactics, including blog commenting and posting threads on forums. I publish blog posts for my own blog, write articles for article directories, comment on other blogs, and post threads on forums. I was actually doing content marketing during those times. Blog posts, articles, forum threads, and blog comments are all content. Read more

50 Inbound Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

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If you want to make your business a magnet to customers so that you won’t be disrupting them but rather they would naturally come to your business, you have to employ inbound marketing. Inbound marketing can be the most effective marketing strategy for small business owners. It’s fun, creative, and have long-lasting effects to your business. So if you want to make sure that your small business will grow, survive, and attain long-lasting success, here are 50 inbound marketing tips for small businesses that you may try to adopt and execute. Read more

10 Top Online Communities for Small Business Owners

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The human species have managed to survive, advance, and build modern civilizations by living in societies and communities. It’s a proof that we can be more successful if we move in group rather than go alone. In the business world, business people also have to join related communities to hang on with other members, seek help, share answers, and find tools and resources from the pack.

An online community for small business owners is a useful place on the Internet to interact with like-minded people, ask advice, share insight, extend business network, gain friends and partners, learn lessons from everyone in the group, and grow your small business.

I have joined a number of communities on the Internet, and I found these 10 online communities very useful for small business owners. Read more

16 Social Media Marketing Tips for Small Businesses

Social media targeting Social media has become a haven for small business owners for marketing and promoting their products and services to potential customers online. Small businesses can freely use social networking sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Foursquare to promote their brand to social media users. We know that most consumers are now using the social media. Current statistics tell that there are more than a billion active users on Facebook and also more than a billion monthly unique visitors on YouTube – two of the largest social networking sites in the world. Thus, small business owners and entrepreneurs cannot ignore social media. They have to learn social media marketing (SMM) to grow their business. Here are 16 social media marketing tips for small businesses. Read more

30 Ways to Get Leads Online without Your Own Website

Get leads onlineSmall businesses have to do Internet marketing to be more competitive in the online world. They have to promote their brand and products to potential customers who are lurking on the Internet, searching answers on search engines and interacting on social networking sites. When it comes to online marketing, traffic and leads are significant. Traffic are people who will get your attention and probably will become your leads and loyal customers. One of the best ways to generate traffic and leads is to have your own company website, where you can direct people to get your business information and influence them to do profitable actions. Read more