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Home Biz Notes

September 16th, 2007

Keep Your Blogging Home Business Going While Traveling

Traveling doesn’t have to deter you from your business, especially if it’s one conducted mainly on the Internet.  There are various ways you can keep on task. 
Liz Lewis, my co-author at b5’s Alzheimer’s Notes, has been traveling this month, flying first from her home in New Zealand to Spain.  Then she’ll go to New York City.  Although […]

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September 15th, 2007

Running Contests in Conjunction with Virtual Blog Tours

Authors find virtual blog tours a popular way to reach readers all around the world…and to appear on blogs internationally.  They will take questions from readers in the comments sections of blogs and communicate with them there and on their own blogs.
To generate even more interest in the blog tour, as well as make an […]

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September 13th, 2007

Home Biz Notes Mentioned at Grow Your Writing Business

Yvonne Russell, of Grow Your Writing Business, and I were discussing the length of blog posts and how they varied with different topics and blogs.  She discussed this with other bloggers and mentions our ideas on her post, How Long Should Your Blog Posts Be?  You may find some helpful ideas here for length and […]

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September 6th, 2007

How to Write Home Business Blog Headlines That Work

The first eye-catcher of your blog, other than perhaps a photo or illustration,  consists of your headline or title.  This is true of press releases, titles of stories, headlines in newspapers and ads.
How do you write a headline that captures attention?  What makes people stop and take notice?
Brian Clark at Copyblogger has an excellent post, […]

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June 5th, 2007

Tips on Maximizing a Blog for your Home Business

Frequently, over the past month, I’ve discussed the advantage of using blogs for a home business…to inform your customers, publicize your products and services, and simply to add interest to what you offer.  I feel blogs are going to become more and more popular as an effective PR method.
How does one learn to maximize a blog […]

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