Infographics as business tools

Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic. People think of Infographics as a viral Web tool, but they have a much wider application and a richer history.  Recently, we have been creating Infographics for use in a variety of exciting offline…

How to Lose Your Credibility as a Business

Hire a spammer.  Fastest way in the universe to show “I have no clue what I’m doing!” Now, you’d think folks would actually KNOW better than to hire some goombah they never heard of to run an email promotional campaign for them… but they don’t.  Yes, some of them send out professional looking ads, but…

3 rules of great copywriting, taught by Vogon poetry

May 17, 2011 by ian Caution: Lots of ‘inside joke’ humor for Hitchhiker’s Guide readers in this post. If you haven’t read the books, consider moving on quietly while avoiding eye contact. Or, read it and see what you’ve been missing. Vogon Poetry, described in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy as “The third-worst poetry…

Start A Home Based Wedding Related Business

By Dane Carlson on December 29, 2013 in Ideas Work at Home Business Opportunities: How To Start A Home Based Business Related To Wedding Planning. Business Opportunities Weblog editor and publisher Dane Carlson lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California, just 15 miles from Yosemite National Park. He accidentally became a professional blogger in…

Social media is the next frontier in social selling

Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic. If you are puzzled by the title of this post because you think you are up on the latest trends and are sure that “social selling” means selling on social media, be prepared to…

Picture-perfect Pinnable Pics (12 hot tips!)

Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic. A blog without pictures is like dessert without taste. An effective approach to images can do so much more for your blog posts than just make them look pretty. Here are 12 ways to…

Are you getting paid enough on client projects?

Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic. Do you track your time for client projects? Should you? And if so, how best to do it? Tracking the time you spend on a client’s project might be easy for you. Or it…

Marketing With Historical Fiction

By Dane Carlson on December 18, 2013 in Ideas Don’t you wish your product has this kind of “history” (even if it is fictional): In early 1849, Joshua Shelby was working as a cook in a fancy St. Louis restaurant. The hottest topic among the patrons there was the rivers of gold that had been…

Make a Winning eCommerce Shopping Experience

Hello there! If you are new here, you might want to subscribe to the RSS feed for updates on this topic. There are many pitfalls to running an eCommerce website.  Making a winning eCommerce shopping experience means easy to order, fast (and free) delivery, and actually delivering what was ordered. While the shopping experience itself…

Get Ready for the Senior (Citizen) Invasion

  Get Ready for the Senior (Citizen) Invasion November 17, 2011 by Dane Carlson | 0 Comments As the percentage of senior citizens in the world increase, businesses have been quietly getting themselves ready for the trend. For years supermarkets have been going crazy trying to speed up the checkout process to get people out…