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The “2011 Internet Business Ideas Book” – a Collaborative Effort of 12 Bloggers

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Are you looking for more ways to generate income online? Do you know someone who either wants or needs to make their living with a home-based Internet business? These were among the questions Ian and Amy Anderson presented to 107 bloggers from all over the world.

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Internet Marketing

4 Basic Steps to Better Blogging, Better Branding and More Business

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Want to drive more traffic to your blog/website? Want to reinforce your brand every time you leave a comment or ask a question? Want to link to other websites without driving your traffic elsewhere? Here are 4 simple steps that you can take. They won’t take much time and they’re all free. Most of these tips are covered in greater depth elsewhere on this blog but they’re all worth mentioning again.

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Blogging

Bored? Want a Hobby? Need extra Cash? Is Blogging for You?

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Seems these days, everyone knows someone who’s blogging. Whether it’s for fun or for profit, people are blogging. In my previous post, “To Blog or NOT to Blog. That is the Question”, I geared the discussion towards people who want to make money either directly with a blog or by driving traffic to an existing website (presumably where you’re trying to make money promoting a product or service).

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Websites

What’s The Best Way to Build a Website? – (Part 2 of 3)

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We’ve all seen poorly designed websites. Some are obviously do-it-yourself attempts and others are honest efforts by someone who’s dabbled in a little code. Still others are built using free website builders that are offered by website hosting companies or built using a website template.

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Websites

Need a Website? – (Part 1 of 3)

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Getting ready to launch your first website or redesigning an existing one? There’s a lot of planning that needs to be done before you start. First, you need to understand what you need a website for.

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Entrepreneur

So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur?

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Whether you’re looking for a way to turn your junk into cash (eBay maybe),  a market to sell your crafts (maybe Etsy), want to start your own business (possibly home-based ) or already own a small business …. you’re in the same boat as a lot of other people. Many people seem to be looking for ways to raise a little cash these days. Some of us want to be our own boss and control our own destiny. The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well.

So, where do you start? Most business advisers will tell you to find something that you love or are knowledgeable about. (OK….. I love cats but how am I going to make money at that?) They also stress that you need to find an unfulfilled niche – something that you can offer that’s needed or wanted and ideally something that isn’t easy to get. If the niche you choose revolves around a product or service that’s abundant, you’re bound to end up competing on price. (Trust me, you don’t want to end up having to compete on price.)

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