Top 10 Home Business Ideas for 2011 — no change?

Has the idea of home businesses change much in the past ten years? I’ve been cruising forums recently to check for new home business ideas to write about.  While there’s the occasional very novel idea, in general it seems to be the Same Old Thing rebranded and waved in front of the audience again.  And…

Stupidest. Search Engine Optimization WordPress. Spam. Ever.

I’m going to apologize to my gentle (and not so gentle) readers ahead of time.  But sometimes… ya just get irked.   This is me on “irked.”   There’s a new fad going around in the spam circles — WordPress Search Engine Optimization Plugin Blog Spam.  It rears its inept head in blog comments, obviously…

Money for Blogging and Your Fame For Free

That’s the promise of a lot of software on the Internet today. It sounds tempting — the idea that you can sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee while the hits roll in and you get customers and Adsense revenue. There’s some software that says you can even “autoblog” your way to riches and…

Google Analytics — Is It Worth It?

I’ve seen a lot of posts both pro and con about Google Analytics — the tool from google that is aimed at marketers and shows detailed statistics of a site.  Some people swear by it, some swear at it, and most don’t seem to know it exists.  After reading a number of posts and blogs…

What Every Website Owner Should Know About Headlines

There are lots of website links and news headline links that tempt you to click because you’ve just GOT to know what the whole thing is about?  Yeah… even skeptical me still gets lured into some places by the “gosh, that strikes me as curious” lure.   And then there are those “Oh there goes…

What the Tweet? Google drops Twitter

  So… fellow bloggers and artists and business people, Google has made a decision that might affect how you’re contacting friends and customers — Google has let their subscription to the Twitter firehose expire.  So it’s not going to continue the real-time search on Twitter.  In a way, I’m not surprised because the amount of…

Wider Content — more blog traffic?

There’s been some recent discussions on Internet entrepreneur boards about whether or not writing articles for other blogs (or article directories) that link to your blog is really that effective in the wake of Panda, Google’s latest algorithm. Does it make better sense to write a wide variety of articles (such as “general entrepreneurship topics”)…

Pretty Websites are More Trustworthy?

Here’s the latest brain-bending alert:  Content may not exactly be king on the Internet   Yep. All those hard written words probably aren’t as effective as you thought because the new Evil Usurper sneaking in to topple Content off its throne is “Pretty Pictures.” Images are strongly attractive to people. As a species we are…

Building Time Blocks

The trouble with us is that we’re being trained to be easily fascinated.  You know, the “oooh!  shiny!” reaction where you’re walking along thinking about one thing and suddenly something bright and interesting (or new) catches your attention.  Suddenly, all your well-intentioned plans go out the window as you go over to look at (and…

Five Fabulous Websites for Creatives in Business!

I’m friends with a lot of writers and artists and costumers (because I do writing and art but not costuming) and we’ve all been hit by the down economy.  It’s tougher when this is your only source of income and the real hassle is that when you’re NOT producing, you’re not really getting money.  Meanwhile…