Great Blog Ideas and Other Online Business Tips

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Great ideas have always been important in business and this is even more the case when blogging and other social media become key components of your business strategy. Here are some unique ideas to keep your blog vital and original and some other great tips for online business as well.

Blogging & E-mail Marketing

10 great business blog ideas. (And by great we mean original.) If content is still king online, than great, unique ideas for your business blog should rank pretty highly, shouldn’t they? Here are some ideas you might consider. Word Chef

Tips for improving e-mail marketing. You might not realize it, but your e-mail marketing can be improved by changing just a few simple words. Here’s how making a few simple changes to your subject line can change everything. Step by Step Marketing

Online Security Concerns

Beware, online customers may act differently. Yes, the Internet empowers customers, but, when online behavior becomes inappropriate (as it sometimes does) you need a way to say enough is enough. FixCourse

6 important reasons for cloud computing today. If you haven’t moved your business operations to the cloud, this blog post may be for you. There are definite benefits to the trend, so consider carefully. Smallbiztechnology.com

Tips & Techniques

Great online B2B tips. If you sell to other businesses, or even if you don’t, chances are you’ll find these tips helpful. And best of all they won’t take long to put into place. B2B Marketing Smarts

What’s wrong with my Website? This diagnostic will help you look at a Website and help you discover why it might not be generating the business you expect. How can you make your business site better? You’re the Boss

Latest Trends

So, what exactly is social commerce? It’s certainly not a totally new subject. Using social media to sell products is as old as…well…MySpace. (Yep, that far back!) But understanding the business model is something else again. Noobpreneur

An interesting way to promote your ebooks. If you sell ebooks online, you know there are challenges in marketing them as a product, so promoting two at once is no small accomplishment. Follow these tips when promoting your next project. The Backlight

Digital Frontier

Data security and your online business. While the example used in this post isn’t an online business, the concept of data security shouldn’t be new to anyone who runs one. Be sure you understand the dangers. You’re the Boss

The next step in digital marketing: mobile. Despite some difficulties that might make it seem less than ideal, mobile marketing is definitely the wave of the future in the digital world. Here are some simple reasons why and why your business may want to consider digital marketing today. Smallbiztechnology.com

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  1. Thanks for including FixCourse here! Hope it was helpful!

  2. This is a short article but it’s very informative. Thanks for reminding me again about the importance of cloud computing and mobile marketing. Keep it up!

  3. This is good. I think e-mail marketing isn’t that effective anymore as year goes by because of spamming. I believe blogging is still a trend. Your suggestions are so great and it is very helpful for everybody. Thanks for sharing it and more success!

  4. The tip [What’s wrong with my Website?]plays a essential role to understand the mind set of your visitors.well written article.keep it up.

  5. I agree, mobile marketing is definitely the future….maybe even the present!

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    The remedy for the problem of poor (UI) design is to have Marketing, Sales or Advertising do as much of the (UI) as possible and practical. In addition, do this work before the actual programming commences. The personnel in these departments know that the level of sales and customer satisfaction determines their worth. They would have a strong vested interest in making a superb product.
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    Good to GREAT by Jim Collins contains case studies about good companies that became great. He said those companies that achieved the “great” status put the right people “on the bus and in the right seats”.

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