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12 Signs That Your Business is Successful

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How do small-business owners know whether they should keep the business open or close up shop?

 

Running a small business can be confusing. Many owners are just successful enough not to go out of business. The path forward is often unclear. Should they keep the business open in hopes of future success or close up shop?

 

What is that moment of truth that tells the small-business owner they will be successful? Here are 12 signs that you've got something going beyond survival.

 

1. Your company earns money while you're on vacation

Going on vacation and earning money at the same time means you have built a company, not just a job...

 

Read more: http://www.openforum.com/articles/12-signs-that-your-business-is-successful


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5 Golden Links for Link Building and Beyond | Outspoken Media

5 Golden Links for Link Building and Beyond | Outspoken Media | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it

We’re almost halfway through our 12 Days of Christmas—er, SEO—and I want use my day to talk about five golden link finds that can help your link development efforts. I know, I know, we do a link-up post each month, but this a different kind of list.

 

Golden Link #1

http://mentionmapp.com

Mentionmapp is a simple tool to help you discover groups of people that Twitter users connect with the most. Simple: Enter a Twitter handle and watch a map of connections appear. Thicker lines indicate more interactions and recent mention between individuals...


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The 5 Keys to Content Marketing Mastery

The 5 Keys to Content Marketing Mastery | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it

What does it take to be the best?


The best copywriter, the best graphic designer, the best blogger, the best content marketer?

 

The off-the-cuff answer is 10,000 hours, popularized by the great Malcolm Gladwell book Outliers. That’s what you need to become a renowned concert violinist, a brilliant mathematician, a chess grandmaster, a Pulitzer-winning novelist.

 

That’s 20 hours a week for 10 years.

 

You may respond to this one of two ways. You might get depressed and re-consider applying for that barista job at Starbuck’s. Or you may decide to sit down and start plunking away at those hours.


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Kate Hay's comment, November 18, 2011 6:04 PM
Great post - copyblogger.com also has a great list of resource blogs...working on staying in flow mode.
Martin Gysler's comment, November 18, 2011 6:24 PM
Thanks Kate! I like the copyblogger blog it's one of the best one!
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7 Reasons No One Reads Your Blog (Except Maybe Your Mom)

7 Reasons No One Reads Your Blog (Except Maybe Your Mom) | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it

You wake up in a cold sweat.

 

You bolt upright and gasp for air.

 

You’ve just realized that your blog has only one true fan—and it’s your mother.


Dear old mom reads all of your posts. She comments every week with supportive but embarrassing encouragement. She even calls to tell you what a great job you’re doing with your site and how much she loves your writing.

 

Your mom is great. She’s always there for you. But if she’s your only true fan, you’re in trouble.

 

Here are some reasons your mother might be your blog’s only reader...


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From Blogger to Book Author: The 4-Step Guide

From Blogger to Book Author: The 4-Step Guide | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it

Some bloggers don’t start a blog to make money. They start blogging, because they have a message that the world needs to hear. In other words:

 

Some bloggers blog to get published.

 

Recently, I signed a contract with a book publisher. I had always hoped to one day publish a book, but I never thought it would happen in a few months.

 

What made this possible? In a word: blogging.

Image copyright Lasse Kristensen - Fotolia.com

 

If you want to go from blogger to book author, you’ll need to do a few things. But the pay-off can be significant.

 

Why you should publish a book

 

With the rising popularity of ebooks and self-publishing, why should you go with a traditional publisher?

 

Why even write a book at all? Doesn’t a blog suffice?...


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Martin Gysler's comment, January 6, 2012 7:38 AM
Hi Chuck, It's a question I am often asked me and..., I do not have a definitive answer on this. I, for one, a Baby-Bommer and I think it is not related to generation, but to humanity in general. Everyone would like always appear in the best light possible, which does not always favor the authenticity. I also think that the social media demonstrate even better the malaise of our society and the lack of commitment of most people on this earth!
Chuck Bartok's comment, January 6, 2012 10:54 AM
Thanks for the response.
Because of realistic parents, my siblings and I were never directed to operate to Please Others, rather be sure we were satisfied with our behavior.
Because, if I am on the right track, it is easier to share Abundance with others.
Self-Interest is different than Selfishness.
I bring up this point to reflect on the fact many have Stories of Benefit to share and if they focused on their personal "greatness" it would be easier to get the Job done.
Martin Gysler's comment, January 6, 2012 11:27 AM
Yes Chuck, I see and I know that each generation change. Sometimes in a good sense and sometimes on a worse way... that's life! Indeed, when people make personal work, it is easier to do something constructive with them, but I also know that for many people, it's only bla bla and serves no purpose. What makes me say that we must choose the world around us. Have a great weekend.
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8 Easy Twitter Monitoring Ideas | Social Media Examiner

8 Easy Twitter Monitoring Ideas | Social Media Examiner | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it

Do you want to improve your Twitter listening skills? Here’s a closer look at how to monitor your brand, yourself or your competitors using Twitter (and you don’t need to be a big business!).

 

With these points in mind, simply follow these guidelines to grow bionic listening ears.

# 1: Decide What You Want to Monitor...

# 2: Find the Best Real-Time Monitoring Tools...

# 3: Track With URL Shorteners...

# 4: Follow Hashtags...

# 5: Monitor Trends When It’s Appropriate...

# 6: Use Twitter Lists to Monitor People on Twitter...

# 7: Set Up a Listening Plan...

# 8: Build Relationships...


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How Guest Posting Destroyed My Klout Score

How Guest Posting Destroyed My Klout Score | Social Media Optimization &  Search Engine Optimization | Scoop.it

This post you’re reading just lowered my Klout score. How is that possible you ask?

 

Why Do We Guest Post?

 

There are only few reasons why bloggers guest post on other blogs. Here is why I do it:

- To extend my online influence (Klout)
- To rank better in search results (google)
- To tap into the host-blogger’s audience
- To reach a wider circle of followers (Twitter)

 

Online Influence


I don't know exactly how Klout calculates my influence score. No one does. It's their secret sauce so we don’t know for sure. But we can guess based on little information that we do have...


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