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October 24th, 2007

Check Out Press Releases for Increasing Your Home Business Exposure

        Some may consider press or news releases a relic of the past.  But, according to Dorothy Thompson, of Pump Up Your Book Promotion PR (an online promotion service), You Can Double Your Profits With Free Press Releases.  She has some suggestions for formatting your press releases so they’re picked up by major search engines.  Dorothy also gives ideas […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 1 comment

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 […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

September 15th, 2007

10 Home Biz Notes Posts Featuring Home Businesses

We generally like to learn about other’s success stories that give us the feeling…
“Ah! If she/he can do that, I can be successful with my business” 
Or…“What a great tip!  I’ll have to try that with my home business.”
Over the existence of Home Biz Notes, I’ve interviewed and mentioned numerous home business.  I’ll round up some of these […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

September 7th, 2007

5 Ways “Back to School” Affects Your Home Business

Most youngsters are back to school and you may find this affects your home business, either because you’re a parent or your customers are.  Have you noticed any changes in your business?
 *You can keep on a stricter schedule, working at your business while your children are at school.  Or if your business depends on customers stopping in, […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

August 27th, 2007

Home Biz Notes Blogger Guest on Grow Your Writing Business

I was asked to write a guest post, Virtual Blog Tours - The Latest Innovation for Promoting Your Writing,  for Yvonne Russell’s Grow Your Writing Business.  Going on a virtual blog tour has become a popular technique for promoting one’s writing business and books.  I’ve hosted a number of writers at my author blog, Mary Emma’s Potpourri of […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 3 comments

June 23rd, 2007

Home Biz Notes Blogger Interviewed

It was exciting to see Yvonne Russell’s article, The Web - Your Partner in Promotion, at Grow Your Writing Business and discover it included an interview of me, with mention of Home Biz Notes.  She also referred to my interview of Dorothy Thompson and her author blog tour business.
Although Yvonne writes for writers, many of […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 5 comments

May 23rd, 2007

Promoting Your Home Business with a Virtual Blog Tour

“What’s a blog tour like?” I’m often asked, when I write about them, interview tour coordinators like Dorothy Thompson, or host authors on my blog. 
Today, I’m hosting author Pamela S. Thibodeaux at my Potpourri of Writing blog.  The majority of authors work basically from home, at least to the point where they’re considered as operating a […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 2 comments

May 16th, 2007

Taking Advantage of New Trends for Growing Your Home Business

When developing a home business in today’s Internet world, keeping aware of the latest trends is important.  Dorothy Thompson, whom I interviewed about her e-specialist and virtual blog tour business, is an example. 
She’s utilizing blogging and the desire of authors to reach the world without having to travel from bookstore to bookstore for book signings.  […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

May 7th, 2007

Home Biz Notes Mentioned on Boomer Chick Blog

Dorothy Thompson, whom I interviewed about her e-marketing specialiast business, mentioned this on one of her blogs, Boomer Chick.  She also relates here  more about the author side of her life.
We discover that the Internet opens up so many business possibilities and puts us in contact with people we never would have met otherwise. 
Tags: Boomer+Chick, […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 0 comments

May 2nd, 2007

Dorothy Thompson - Home Business E-marketing Specialist - Part 2

In the previous post, Part 1, I discussed with Dorothy how she changed her focus from writer to e-marketing specialist to develop this type of home business, Pump Up Your Book Promotion Virtual Book Tours.  Today, we’ll continue the discussion and learn the advice Dorothy has for those interested in becoming a home business owner.
As […]

By Mary Emma Allen -- 3 comments



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