Why you should secure your domain name
Purchasing your domain name for your business is a smart investment. Having a domain is like having your own unique identity on the internet. No two persons can own the same domain at the same time. If you are considering becoming a freelancer or an entrepreneur you should be thinking of securing your business identity/domain name if you haven't already. Domains on average range from $9 per year -$15 per year. Namecheap has the best deals I think and I highly recommend it.
Here are 7 tips for choosing the perfect domain name:
1. Make sure your domain is short and contains your main keyword.
2. Make sure it is easy to type.
3. Avoid using numbers and other special characters in your domain name.
4. You want your domain name to be memorable.
5. Always go for a .com name
6. Check Availability on Social Media Sites and Trademarks
7. Use a Domain Name Generator to Gather Ideas
If you've been following my blog then you already know I started my business after I was laid off from my old 9-5 job. I later got into blogging because I learned so much on my entrepreneurial journey and I wanted to share that with other aspiring entrepreneurs/freelancers. I asked a question on my Instagram a couple of weeks ago and most persons wanted to know how to get more clients, so I decided I would write a blog on the topic. I get it, clients/ customers are the livelihood of the business. Your business NEEDS clients/customers. Without clients, you can’t keep your business going and without them, you can't grow.
Purchasing your domain name for your business is a smart investment. Having a domain is like having your own unique identity on the internet. No two persons can own the same domain at the same time.
Hi, it's Sue-Tanya and welcome to this week's episode - how to start a virtual assistant business. When I first started my virtual assistant business in 2013 I had no idea what I was doing, I had no experience. I made a lot of mistakes, a lot of trials and error. I worked hard, did my research, learned new skills and built a virtual assistant business I am proud of today. Follow these steps for creating a virtual assistant business.
Today's blog post is a little late but better late than never right? Thank you guys for being patient with me : ) Check out this amazing video that describes data entry, tells you what you'll need to do data entry and give you tips for being great at data entry.
Today I want to talk about pricing as a freelancer. I think many freelancers and entrepreneurs struggling with pricing. So I decided to give you a few tips. Pricing should be straightforward, but a lot of entrepreneurs struggle with pricing their products or services. If you charge a high price, you can deter customers from buying and if your charge too low, you could just be throwing money away.
Admit it. Working from home sounds cool, right? If someone told me that I would end up working from home a couple of years ago I would have given them a confused look because until a few years ago, I didn't know it was possible.
Canva... sweet Canva. I just can't wait to tell you about this amazing site called Canva. If you have no experience in graphic designing, this is the site for you.
Rainy days are becoming very common nowadays in my beautiful country and to be honest I miss the sunshine. Since I can't change the weather, I decided to come up with a list of things to do during these rainy days. Here are some things you can do on a rainy day.
When considering the things you need to look for in an office IT (support) provider, many factors come into play. But none are more important than the following five:
As a blogger, you often get fooled into thinking that you have to complete all tasks and run solely on your own, whereas you are probably more likely to reach success if you outsource some areas of your business. You are a business at the end of the day! Just because you may have the advantage of being able to make a last-minute press trip or have a day off as and when needed doesn't make you any less of a business. Outsourcing can be a brilliant tool to help you have the time you need to grow to even more success.
The traditional system of annual performance reviews is no longer the best option for the modern workplace. Teams and leaders now understand the value of collaboration on all levels instead of solely relying on top-down communication. Small businesses of all kinds need to analyze their approach to performance management and adapt their culture to current expectations.
In this day and age, it’s easy to get stuck into the work cycle. The rat race draws us in, and at some point, we’re not working to live — we’re living to work. Our relationships with our partner, friends, or children get damaged, and we become a husk of our former selves.
But there is joy and value in breaking that cycle and spending time on yourself. Read on to learn how to snap out of it and enjoy the simple pleasure of doing nothing.
I recently did my first pop up shop for my business www.suetysboutique.com ( Instagram- @suetysboutique), an online clothing store and it went well. Since then I've been getting a lot of questions about prepping for a pop shop so I decided to write a blog about it.
One of the things I had on my vision board this year was to dedicate an area in my home for my official home office. When I first tarted working online I had no official office to work from but my regular seat in front of the television. As time progressed I realized that I could have been getting more done, be less distracted if I had a home office, an area dedicated to getting my work done.
If you're currently running a business, chances are you're sending out emails on a daily basis. An email signature is a little area at the end of the email that can be used to warmly close your email and share additional information about you like your contact details, social media handle. So you can imagine the kind of effect a professional email signature will have for your business.
As David Ogilvy, the “Father of Advertising,” once said, “A good advertisement is one which sells the product without drawing attention to itself.”
Customer perception of a product or service not only impacts your direct business but potential customers too. Small businesses should stay on top of unique or interesting ways to keep customers engaged.
When you think of social media, most people think of the big three: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. For small business owners especially, these are the main platforms where they’re able to connect with and inform their customers. Most small businesses have profiles across several, if not all three social media platforms. As the social era of the internet is only gaining traction, it’s no surprise that keeping up means learning new social media tricks. The next important platform that businesses are already beginning to utilize, is Pinterest.