How valuable is your website…and how you can make it worth more!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s something of an ideal that many people buy into — set up an online business, put your feet up on the desk and wait for the dollars to roll in. It’s that easy right? Wrong! Having created online businesses for myself and hundreds of business owners in New Zealand, the UK and Australia since…
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SOPA away from reality

In case you hadn’t noticed yesterday (18 January) in America represented a veritable fiasco online, with some of the world’s most popular websites going black to voice their opposition to the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA in a day of protest. What is it? The Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), is a bill that…
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The most common reasons for not using social networking sites in 2011

In my travels throughout Australia this year, I’ve heard it all. Well maybe I’m being a little dramatic, but believe me when I say I’ve talked to a LOT of business owners about social media and there are so many common threads as to why people are resisting social media, it’s just un-canny. The crazy…
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Driving your business in the Digital Economy

There is a new online buzz word that keeps cropping up lately, and it is one I suggest it is one you get yourself familiar with real quick: Digital Economy. There has been plenty of talk about a ‘two-speed economy’ in Australia, that is, an economy that is both booming thanks to the mining and…
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To accept the new social network friend, or not. THAT is the question!

I don’t know about you but these days I’m finding there is no getting away from an increasing number of requests from people wanting to connect to me on my various social networks when I have absolutely no idea who they are. Knowing whether to accept a new connection on social media networks is something…
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What’s all the Tweet About?

Of all the social media networks around, although people I meet know of Twitter, it is probably the social network that many people just don’t seem to ‘get’. Most people know it is a micro-blogging service that enables you to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, otherwise known as "tweets," yet…
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How to start an online business – part 4

There has been some late nights since I last wrote and I’ve also hired some more help! Basically I’ve been up to my elbows in content. You see this is the labour intensive part of the online start-up, but it’s also where you start to see things ‘take shape’. I'm proud to now have a…
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How to start an online business – part 3

Ok I’ll level with you. Creating an online business can be a bit of a roller coaster ride — even with all the experience I’ve got on board. I’ve promised you I’d share my journey so to be honest with you, since I last wrote I've bottomed out, but don’t worry, I’m now back on…
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Have you got your head around Cyber Safety?

As I am sure you will agree, cyber space is a vast and fast paced online world which business owners, parents, teachers and children the world over are struggling to keep up with. Even as ‘techie’ as I am, I know my 4 year old and 7 year old seem to be wanting to 'get…
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