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Brandon Said:

Are there any websites that i can ADVERTISE my small business for free online?

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How you advertise it online depends on what kind of business it is. If your small business happens on a local level - say landscaping, hair salon, cakes - then http://craigslist.org if for you. Select the location then advertise there.

If it is more of a national or international business the advertising mix is much different. You can still advertise on as many craigslist sites as you want for free. But...you can also write an article and submit it to press release sites like http://prweb.com Writing a blog about your product, and adding to it daily, will also help in search engine rankings (of the blog, not your business web site). Just keep mentioning your business web address in the blog. Further you can submit posts to other blogs. Also, try learning about search engine optimization (SEO) and tweek your site for better search engine results. You can learn a lot from http://searchenginewatch.com Also, with the article yyou wrote you can submit it to places that publish articles online.

Nicholas Said:

Can anyone suggest an online creative writing course that leads to a BFA?

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This is more or less complete list of schools offering degrees in Creative Writing that are available via online. Be careful with some of those, as they sometimes require traveling to pass the exams
http://www.worldwidelearn.com/arts-human…

Marsha Said:

Plz help need to find business writing tutor online or in pittsburgh area Urgently will give best answer?

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There are a lot of resources on the internet. Just use search engines

David Said:

Are there free business plan and proposal writing tools online that I can download?

We Answered:

Have you tried SBA.gov? It's full of great resources and tools.

http://www.sba.gov/

Brandon Said:

What are some cost effecitve ways to market my business online?

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Putting up a company would of course require a lot of things, to get straight to the point, you need a capital. To make money requires money as well. But of course, with the versatility the internet offers, there are many ways you could find that could help optimize the potential of your site or business in generating traffic.

While there are ways to jumpstart your traffic flows, many sites don’t have the resources that others have to generate more traffic for your site. Well, you don’t have to spend a cent; all you need is the proper mindset and a lot of eagerness. You also must have the drive and perseverance to do hard work and research to generate more traffic for your site.

How sweet it is to have more traffic for your site without spending a single cent. Now it’s a sure thing that many sites have articles that offer tips and guidelines in how to generate traffic using only free methods. Because it is possible, you don’t need to speed a single cent, it may take time, to say honestly, I’m not going to beat around the bush with you. You get better chances by paying for your advertisements, but at least you get a fighting chance with some of these free methods I’m about to tell you.

Take advantage of online forums and online communities. The great thing about forums and online communities is that you can target a certain group that fits the certain demographic that you are looking for. You can discuss about lots of things about the niche that you represent or offer. Another great advantage is that you know what you are getting into and you will be prepared.

With online communities and forums you can build a reputation for your company. Show them what you are made of and wow them with your range of expertise about the subject, with that you can build a reputation and build trust with the people in your expertise and knowledge.

You can also make use of newsletters. Provide people with a catalog of your products and interesting and entertaining articles. If you make it really interesting and entertaining, more people will sign up for your newsletter and recommend it to other people. The more people who signs up for your newsletter, the more people there will be that will go to your site increasing your traffic.

Another great idea is trading links with other sites. You don’t have to spend a cent. All you have to do is reach an agreement with another webmaster. With exchanging links, the efforts both sites do will benefit both sites. Every traffic that goes to the site could potentially click on the link of your site and visit your site as well. This works well especially when both sites feature the same niche.

Write articles that could pique the attention of people that have interest in your product. Try writing articles that will provide tips and guides to other aficionados. Writing articles that provide good service and knowledge to other people would provide the necessary mileage your traffic flow needs.

Many sites offer free submission and posting of your articles. When people find interest in your articles they have a good chance of following the track by finding out where the article originated. Include a link or a brief description of your company with the article and there’s a great probability that they will go to your site.

Write good content for your site. Many search engines track down the keywords and keyword phrases your site uses and how they are used. It is not a requirement that a content should be done by a professional content writer. You could do your on but you have to make content for your site that is entertaining as well as informational. It should provide certain requirements as well as great quality.
Generally, internet users use search engines to find what they are looking for. Search engines in return use keyword searching in aiding their search results. With the right keywords, you could get high rankings in search engine results without the costs.

All of these methods and more will drive more traffic to your site for free. All it takes is a bit of effort and extended man hours. Learn all you can about the methods depicted here and you will soon have a site with a great traffic flow without the usual costs that come with it.

James Said:

How to start up an online business?

We Answered:

Congrats on your new venture! You have already reached step one, deciding to launch a business!

1. Make the decision to build a business
Believe it or not, this is an important step in making your vision a reality. Once you decide to move forward, the possibilities are endless.

2. Create a business plan.
Begin formulating your ideas into a tangible document. This will help you stay on track. As your business grows you can refer back to it for ideas and clarification. Writing a business plan doesn’t mean you are stuck to specific parameters. Think of it like a guide rather than a set of rules.

Here are some resources to help you with this step:

Elements of a Business Plan- http://www.entrepreneur.com/startingabus…

Business Plan Basics- http://www.sba.gov/smallbusinessplanner/…

3. Decide on a name
This will become part of your brand (step 5), however depending on your name you may need to file a DBA with your city. Choose a name that is unique to your business and speaks to your prospective clients. Get out a piece of paper and start writing down ideas. Ask colleagues, family, and friends their ideas to get the ball rolling. (Just don’t let them decide for you.)

Here is a good article on naming: http://www.sba.gov/smallbusinessplanner/…

4. File necessary business licenses
These will be specific to your state and city. Check with the local SBA and SCORE for information.

SBA link: http://www.sba.gov

SCORE link: http://www.score.org/index.html

5. Build your brand
Your brand is what identifies your business to your customers. It should differentiate you from the competition and communicate your message to your target audience. Your business’ name, logo, and marketing materials are part of your business identity.

Here are some resources to help you with this step:
Connecting the Branding Dots: http://www.entrepreneur.com/marketing/br…
The Basics of Branding- http://www.entrepreneur.com/marketing/br…

6. Create your website
If you are operating solely online this step is essential. Take great care to find a web design company that has the expertise to create your vision. To develop an eCommerce store requires programming knowledge and an understanding of online marketing. Choose a company that can offer these services.

Here are some resources to help you with this step:
Working with a web developer- http://www.entrepreneur.com/ebusiness/bu…
eBusiness Info- http://www.entrepreneur.com/ebusiness/in…

7. Market your website
Once your website has been launched, you will need to start marketing. If you haven’t already created business cards and traditional print. Now would be a good time. You should also market your business heavily online. Here are some ideas for marketing online:

Optimize your site for the search engines (SEO)
*your web design company should have a service which includes SEO

- Add your business to the local directories (Google Maps is a great example)
- Add your business to online classifieds (Craigslist is a great example)
- Send newsletters with promotions (i.e 25% off shoes)
- Buy advertising space on websites that your target market frequents
- Analyze your web traffic to determine the best marketing avenue

I hope that answers your questions!

--Dani Marie, San Diego, CA--
(http://www.danimariedesigns.com) Your Ad Here

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