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5 Ways Of How To Promote Your Website

Creating your website is the first stage of website promotion. After all, you can’t do any promotion without a site. Here are 5 ways to promote your website that work.

1. Create a video

YouTube is one of the biggest sites on the internet and is the natural place to put up a promotional video linking back to your website. It also often features in the regular Google results, giving you an extra promotional boost.

You don’t need to create the site yourself – you can use sites like Fiverr to get an acceptable video done quickly and cheaply which you then upload to your TouTube account.

2. Tweet about your site

Twitter is a great way to get other people to know your site exists. Tweets are short and to the point but that doesn’t mean you can’t include a good headline that then directs back to your site for more information. Subscribe to a service like Google News to keep abreast of things that you could potentially talk about.

3. Blog on your site

A blog is a bit like an online diary. If you haven’t got a blog section on your site then talk to your techie and get one added. Then make a point of adding a new entry on a regular basis (there’s nothing worse than a blog that has been neglected and is gathering digital dust out of sheer boredom). Aim to write an interesting blog article once a week or – even better – once a day. The built-in ping noticications with blogs automatically help keep your site promoted to the search engines.

4. Write useful tip lists

Lists are simple ways of promoting your website. This simple list of a handful of tips was easy to create, is useful to potential website visitors and stands a chance of getting reprinted elsewhere on the internet. This kind of syndication happens all the time (and isn’t classed as duplicate content because it’s not all shown on the same site).

If you’re not handy at writing, enlist the help of someone who is or get a member of staff to help you. The writing style doesn’t have to satisfy your old school English teacher – it can be chatty and informative, so write as you speak (minus the umms and errs of course). Add in some pictures to keep the visual appeal of your blog looking interesting.

5. Show off your website elsewhere

Nowadays it’s quite normal for shops to have their website emblazoned on their front window or the sign board above the door. Add your website onto your receipts, business cards and anywhere else that potential customers can see it. This is easy to do and gets word out about your site outside just the internet.

You could consider offering some kind of prize draw as an incentive for people to visit your site and let you have their name and email address – the prize could be a simple money off coupon or something more valuable – use your imagination!

The Best Home Based Business – Knowing the Why Will Give You the How!

The best home based business is the business that lets you reach your goals. When deciding on a home based business it’s a good idea to evaluate what your goals are for your business and what benefits you are looking to gain from starting your business. When I talk about benefits, I am talking about things like making more money, having more free time, getting out of a job that you hate, etc.Nobody goes into business just for the sake of going into business!Ask yourself what you really want to gain from your business and be truthful with yourself. Do you want to get out of the rush hour drive? Is more money the main reason? If money is the main motivation, are you looking to make an extra income or to replace your full time income? Is the freedom to set your own schedule part of the motivation for you?Understanding the real reasons you have for starting your business will go a long way in helping you to decide what the best home based business for you will be. Ask yourself the questions above and write the answers down on paper. Get a clear vision of what you intend to gain from your business. Without this vision you will likely find yourself bouncing around from one idea to the next since you have no real vision of what you truly want from your efforts.Starting and running a business of any kind takes time and work to make it successful. Without a clear vision of the benefits that you will gain it will be easy to lose focus on your dream and eventually this will lead to frustration and possibly cause you to give up all together. In my own business I have found that when I got clear on my goals and why I was doing all this extra work instead of watching TV with my family, things became much easier for me.For me the best home based business is an Internet based home business. In answering the very questions that I listed above, it became clear that the Internet was the vehicle that would lead me to my goals. So what about you? When it comes to a business that can provide you with the income and still give you the freedom and flexibility to work the way you want, the best home based business might well be an Internet based business.