Friday, June 17, 2011

Tips on Successful Marketing on Facebook

Facebook as one of the most accessible social networking site around the world with millions of active members is a huge market that still promising. Many people use facebook for business. Marketing on facebook is not difficult. Many people who could sell a lot of products through facebook. This proves that the role of social media for marketing or brand awareness is very effective. Social marketing becomes favorite of many businesses today.

Business on facebook is very pleasure. If you know how to promote on Facebook, selling goods or services through this site is not difficult. In order for measures promoting or selling can be successful through facebook, the following are facebook marketing tips so you can make a fortune from the internet business.

1. Branding
Personalize your profile on facebook. This is become an arena you introduce yourself, your brand or business. Profile should match the services offered. You should be clear as someone on Facebook. Write status in accordance with the branding you want to get up. Education Levels and achievements will add to the trust of prospective clients.

2. Multiply the number of friends
Many friends bring many blessings. Relationships bring fortune is not a myth. Hanging around is the main requirement for marketers, including in cyberspace. Add a friend is very necessary to add the relation. Therefore I do not be surprised if anyone would buying facebook fans. Facebook fans is a valuable asset.

3. Joining groups or create your own groups.
There are thousands of groups on facebook, but you must choose the group which is still active and fit your needs. You need to have a group or facebook page for business.
When you on Facebook, and enter a word in the search box, then will come the results. Well, usually appearing at the top is the page, then the group, then application, and the last is a post from your friends. Therefore, I strongly emphasize that you have a Facebook fanpage or group. You should continue to invite people to join the group / page you made, and also update the contents of your Facebook fanpage. Treat your fanpage /group because it includes your assets.

4. Setting up a sales channel.
It can be done through posters, videos or URL to your sales page. Share your link. It can be a reseller or affiliate link or a link to your blog. You can also spread via text message or on your facebook status.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

Pandora into the Stock Market

Internet radio and music streaming service providers , Pandora, following the step of LinkedIn to offer IPO or initial public offering. Each share, released at a price of 16 dollars and offered at a price of 20 dollars at the opening of trading on the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday (06/15/2011) morning.

The value of shares offered by Pandora has far above previous estimates that only 8 dollars per share as planned in late 2010 and 10-12 dollar two weeks ago. Pandora releases about 14.7 million shares for an injection of funds reaching 234.9 million U.S. dollars and a market capitalization of 2.6 billion U.S. dollars.

Value of its shares continued to rise in the stock. If it penetrates only 23 U.S. dollars, the value of its market capitalization would be of 3.7 billion U.S. dollars. This is a feat in itself considering for about a decade in operation, the company is minimal profit. To gain revenues, Pandora still rely on the ads. However, its services also offer a premium version for users who are willing to pay a subscription to listen to favorite songs without ads. However, with gross revenues 138 million U.S. dollars last year, Pandora still lost 1.8 million U.S. dollars.

Pandora is a music streaming service providers that are popular with users currently reaches about 90 million people. Early this single year, users Pandora has spent 3.8 billion hours to listen to favorite music from various labels which towed it. Growth of users doubled in the past year. Pandora service is currently only available in the U.S. despite plans to expand globally.

After LinkedIn and Pandora, a number of other dotcom companies preparing to go public, among others Groupon -deal daily service providers- , game developer Zynga; and Facebook social networking. Trends in the entry of Internet companies into the stock market to get serious attention from analysts and is touted as the second dotcom booming.


Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How to start a Small home-based manufacturing business

To establish a small manufacturing enterprise, an entrepreneur needs to be a strong willed person who has the desire to succeed no matter the many predicaments that may arise. For one, there are very many laws and regulations that govern the manufacturing industry. The entrepreneur, will be required to conform to all the licensing bodies, may it be the government or the local authorities requirements. Add to this, there numerous licenses required, depending on the line of manufacturing you are contemplating to enter to. These requirements are not limited to small companies alone but to the whole manufacturing industry. It does not matter where you are based in the world, you will have to adhere to the requirements, otherwise, you will not be allowed to carry out you manufacturing business. These rules, laws and manufacturing regulations are mostly concerned with health, any type of pollution and the quality of the manufactured products. What a person or a group need to know is that getting all these very necessary documents may take ages, so they have to be patient.
Some of the best small manufacturing ideas that can be carried out at your home include:

i. Furniture making
This falls under, small home-based manufacturing section of an enterprise. Furniture such as lockers, bookshelves, showcases, chairs, tables etc will always be required by the society at large. This being so, it is a very viable option to start yourselves a furniture manufacturing business, in fact, you are going to do very well in it.

ii. Drinking water business.
Every living organism uses water to quench its thirst. Human beings are not left, they need water regularly to purify and cool their body systems. There is no other quencher than pure natural water. Here, a person could mint good money by tapping into this everlasting natural mineral that is very essential for human survival. Without sweet water, there is no life anywhere. Now-a-days, it has become the norm to see people carrying small battles of mineral water which they buy in stores. This being the case, one can start their own water packing business at their own home and sell the packages to these stores. All you have to do is to comply with the requirements by the governing bodies to start this very profitable business.

iii. Soap Manufacturing business
This is another business a person may venture in. If you go to the shopping mall, it is full of different soap brands. This should deter you from manufacturing another broad of soap, if you come up with a unique soap brand you are always going to have a market ready for you product. Furthermore, this type of a manufacturing entity does not require a huge amount of start up capital to establish.

iv. Commercial Bread baking.
Everybody from kids to their grandparents loves bread. They use this product daily and on regular intervals. This makes it a very viable business consideration for any business minded entrepreneur. One advantage of starting this business is, the star-up capital is minimal, and, you can do it at your own home comfortably. So, what are you waiting for, jump at the opportunity of your lifetime and see your sweat bearing fruits.

Author: Freddy Ngiam, Founder & CEO of


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Mobile Marketing hasn't Become the Primary Choice of Small Business Owners

Although many business owners of small and medium-sized business are well aware of the great opportunities and benefits relating to mobile marketing, but they are just opting to use direct mail campaigns as marketing tool.

According to the latest survey of Network Solutions and the University of Maryland's Small Business Success Index, almost 75 per cent of small firms are aware that location-based sites, text messaging and other mobile marking mediums could boost their business activities.

The research showed that although this knowledge just 15% of business owners thought that mobile marketing was 'extremely' or 'very' valuable when it came to boosting sales or attract new customers.

Mobile marketing is felt only a somewhat important contribute in their email marketing processes said a fifth of business owners who responded to the survey.

Twenty per cent of small businesses owners said that they had not embraced mobile marketing campaigns because that it was not proven just -a tried and tested approach. Instead, they choose to keep using direct mail campaigns, because it was a proven success story.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

10 Tips for a Successful Online Business

Doing an online business is often regarded tricky by the beginner. But if you already know how, the money will flow by itself. I know there are many ways of doing business online, from the simplest to most complicated. All the way have as much potential to make more money from the internet.

But outside the various ways on how to run the online business, here are 10 tips for a successful online business. No matter what way you use, if you are able to stand and walk straight on the rails to reach the goals you want, guaranteed you will succeed in online business.

1.Have a goal
Every online business always has a purpose in conducting business. In setting business goals, make sure that goal is possible be achieved, it is you want and be able to keep you excited.

2. Focus
Focus on your goal. Do not easy to move directions. Stay focused with your online business. There are many "temptations" in the online business, and here your focus tested. Put your business goal one inch in front of your eyes. So you have no other view than to achieve with an online business that you run.

3. Market Research.
Starting an online business based on interest is a good thing. And it would be better if it has followed by research. Conducting market research is a way to find out how well your market potential. Potential market gives you more benefits. Market research can save time and money you spend.

4. Gradually
Running an online business is not get money quickly system. But like any other business that requires consistency and carried out continuously. Online business always has a further step to make their online businesses more successful.

5. Marketing
Marketing is the driving force of all types of businesses in the world, including in the online business. If you understand the science of marketing, your online business is guaranteed never going out of business.

6. Expand the network
Friends, colleagues and networking will greatly help your business grow. More wider
your networking, then your business will grow stronger. Take advantage of others to promote your business.

7. Make a Risk Management
No risk no game. The risk is always there wherever and whatever type of your business. For me is not about the risk is important, but how do you look at that risk. Bigger profit to be gained, then bigger risk that must be faced.

8. Don't Wait
No changes without action. Do not ever expect the changes will happen in life if you just wait. In online business you must quickly execute every available opportunity, or there will someone else do it.

9. Never Bored
Maybe there are times when you had boredom when it comes to running the routine activities for doing your online business. Bored is human nature. is a very human nature. But to be succeed you should be able to beat easily bored nature. Consistency is the mother of success. Taking a vacation is a good idea if the boredom started to hit. It could also pay someone to do the things that make you tired of it.

10. Never Give Up
If the results that you get today not been so satisfactory, do not easily give up. Remain run your online business while continuing to do the evaluation and improvement.


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