Thursday, July 30, 2015

MANAGEMENT: What's Keeping You From Being Rich?

Forget being rich. These 20 fears, shared by MSN Personal Finance, can keep you from simply reaching your potential. Start reaching it and you just may wake up one day in a higher income bracket. 20 Fears That Are Keeping You From Being Rich.

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

CRAFTING: How To Use A Digital/Digi Stamp

I was looking around at Meylah this morning, after listing my latest product, and I ran across a digital stamp listing. I had always wondered if there is a significant difference between digi stamps and clip art, because this product looked like a black and white, downloadable clip art file. Deciding to educate myself once and for all, I found in my searches that there is one main difference between the two.

Digital stamp files are usually designed for stampers and others who embellish images for use in creative projects. They are generally unfinished, black and white line drawings, sketches or stamped images made into downloadable files. Clip art is often finished images that need no further embellishment in order to be printed and used.  

If you've ever wondered, below is a tutorial on how to access and use a digi stamp.


Monday, April 27, 2015

CRAFTING: The Crafts Report Magazine Renamed

The Crafts Report now Handmade Business
The all new Handmade Business Magazine
 The Crafts Report, published by Jones Publishing, is now Handmade Business. Download your free copy here.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

SELF-MARKETING: Say The Opposite Of These Things

Learn from successful people.
 6 Things Successful Women Never Say, at Marie Claire Mag online. I like number three about how not to say yes to everything. It's not only women, but successful men don't say these things either.


Wednesday, April 22, 2015

MARKETING On The Internet:What's Your Problem?

What will it take for your Internet marketing program to pay off?

Been struggling with your Internet marketing process? Confused about all of the options, resources, business social sites and SEO advisers that are available? Maybe it would be helpful for you to back up and seriously evaluate your feelings about utilizing the Internet to generate income and extend your reach. Read what Quora members have to share about What is the biggest problem that small businesses are facing regarding marketing on the Internet? 

There are so many sage comments at this Quora page that can help give you insight into the possible sources of your problems with savvy Internet marketing. Here are a few:  

"4. They have not clearly identified what makes their small business truly unique from the goliaths or local competition that offer similar products/services. This lack of differentiation decreases the effectiveness and power of their marketing communications, because they look like everybody else."

"So the important question to ask is What specific objective does the small business owner have in mind as he or she envisions an Internet solution? Many are convinced that Internet marketing (or social media) can make a big difference in their business, but they're just not sure how. "
"4) Understanding that just because the tools are (usually) free, and (usually) easy to use, that using them *effectively* isn't as easy.  A hammer is cheap and easy to swing, but it's not for screwing in screws is it?"  

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

MARKETING: TheFind Merges With Facebook

TheFind Has Ceased Operations In Favor Of Integrating With Facebook

Followed a link to TheFind and found that the website has ceased operations because key members of its team are joining Facebook. There is supposed to be some sort of integration into the FB ads service. Read more about it here: TheFind Merging With Facebook.


Tuesday, April 07, 2015

MARKETING: Free 21-Day Traffic-Building Workshop

Alison Wood's 21-Day Traffic Building Challenge

Alison Wood, at Cartwheels Across The Sky, is hosting a free 21-day workshop to help build website traffic. "Consistency is key when it comes to marketing your business, so if you can take just one small step every day it will really help build your visitor numbers," says Alison. On each of the 21 days she will send you a combo text/video email, which will help you to complete one step that day. It sounds exciting, and it's FREE!

MARKETING: Am I A Spammer?

Leo Notenboom, computer technology specialist

Ever wondered if your email marketing method can be considered as spamming? Leo Notenboom gives valuable insight into whether it is or not. He also shares suggestions on how to market through email. I found the article to be clear and helpful.

Am I Sending Spam by Leo Notenboom

Leo has been a computer technology specialist and software engineer since 1979. He has a lot of credentials, including having worked for Microsoft for 18 years. He publishes his Ask Leo! newsletter each week. He says it is "where you can find more answers tips and tricks to make your technology “just work”!" He is currently offering a free ebook on helping speed up your computer if you sign up. You don't have to do that, though, to benefit from the wealth of help at his website.