When done correctly, blogging can provide a huge boost for your business. But there are plenty of decisions that need to be made and lessons that need to be learned in order for you to really be able to blog effectively.
This week, members of our small business community shared some tips on blogging and other aspects of running a business.
Read on for the full list in our weekly Small Business Trends community news and information roundup.
Become a Blogging Rock Star
(Busy Blogs Plus)
There are a few key factors that separate decent business blogs from those that actually keep readers engaged and coming back again and again. These tips from Amanda Lynch can help you become a blogging rock star. BizSugar members also discussed the post.
Make These Important Blogging Decisions
One of the best things about blogging is that no two blogs are ever the same. When building a business blog, you need to decide exactly what type of voice, tone, themes and design you want to display. John Siebert shares some important blogging decisions you need to make for your business.
Make Starting a Business Easier with These Apps
(The Marketing Eggspert Blog)
There are so many different tech tools that aim to make starting and running a business easier. For new entrepreneurs, determining the best business apps ones can be a bit of a challenge. But this list from Susan Payton can help. You can also see discussion about the post over at BizSugar.
Step Up in Your Freelance Career
(The Write Life)
Beginners in every industry make their fair share of mistakes. But if you run a freelance business, those mistakes can really hold your business back. In this post, Tamar Auber shares some signs that your freelance career might need to grow up a bit.
Transform Your Thinking to Deal with Business Challenges
(Search Engine Land)
The business world is constantly changing, especially in terms of technology. So an ability to adapt can be absolutely paramount to your business’s success, as Trond Lyngbø explains.
Learn How to Deal with “Nice” Haters
Not everyone you come across over the course of running your business will be nice. Some will be outright mean or angry. But others might be a little more sneaky, though they can still be detrimental to your business. Cate Costa shares some tips for dealing with such secret saboteurs. And BizSugar members shared some thoughts on the post.
Use These Google AdWords Hacks to Drive More Qualified Leads
Pay per click advertising programs like AdWords can help drive quite a bit of traffic to your website. But if that traffic doesn’t translate into qualified leads, then you’re not getting the most out of your investment. But this post by Neil Patel includes some AdWords hacks you can use to actually drive more qualified leads.
Learn to Manage a Disgruntled Employee
(When I Work)
No matter how great you treat your employees, you’re likely to have a team member or two who just aren’t happy at some point. You don’t need to just give up on these employees if they’ve showed promise or potential in the past. Instead, you can learn to manage disgruntled employees, with these tips from Rob Wormley.
Get the Most Bang for Your Buck with These Branding Activities
Not all branding and marketing activities are created equal. Some are all but essential to your company’s bottom line. And others are more optional or just better tailored to certain businesses over others. But these branding activities, shared by Pamela Webber, can get you the most bang for your buck.
Master Time Management with These Tips
How you spend your time can make a huge difference in the success of your business. To make the most of your time, take a look at these time management tips from Chris Thornham. Then see what members of the BizSugar community have to say on the subject.
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