I don’t have many guest posters, one because not many ask and two a lot of those who do just don’t submit a post that I think is worth of my readers. Today however I’m more than happy to present to you this guest post by Charles Mburugu who more than fulfilled all the requirements for submitting a guest post. I’m sure that you’ll enjoy his tips for choosing the best business website builder.
Many business owners don’t have the time to look through the many website building programs to identify the one which is appropriate for their style of business. Even for business owners with technological know-how, this can be a very confusing and complicated area of technology. The vital thing to remember when you are looking for the best business website builder is to be aware of what you expect your website to accomplish.
This is a vital detail that should be studied when beginning your program research. The budget for small business websites is usually low, while more established companies may pay more to have glamorous websites. Whatever the case, the internet offers several programs at no cost. Though such free software may not be rich in features, you can still use them to build a decent, comprehensive site.
Knowledge of User
After looking at the financial aspect, you need to consider how hard or easy the program will be to use. There are a wide range of business site builder programs available which cater to various levels of technical competency. Do not overestimate your technological know-how. Find a program which fits your present skill level and operate within the limits of your knowledge.
Many companies pay for the hosting of their websites in the World Wide Web. However, it is vital to ensure that the site you are building is compatible with the program being used to build that site. You do not want to find yourself starting from scratch later because your website can’t be integrated into your host’s server. Some research of the different programs will enable you to run a check to ensure that equipment being used is compatible with the program being utilized.
“How many and what type of features does the program offer?” is a question that many people ask when looking for website building software. If you are putting up an online store, you will want a program which will allow you to integrate a shopping cart in the website. A site which deals with the current/news events will probably need a blogging section. Photographers who want to showcase their work on their site will need access to a photo gallery. The availability of such features will play a vital role in determining which software package you will end up choosing.
When you are considering which business site builder is right for you, think through these different aspects. A little research when starting the project can potentially save you many headaches once the finished product is launched into cyberspace.
Try Before You Buy
With every software company claiming that their site builders have the best features and are easy to use, it is vital to download the free evaluation copy. This will enable you to test different software and see the pros and cons of each.
Customer service is very vital for the ‘pre-sale’ and ‘after-sale’ stages. When browsing the website offering the site builder, check to see if the company offers email support, telephone helpline or live chat. Explain an imaginary problem and see if they can provide professional and timely support. If you experience a problem with the software, lacking support can make the site a real nightmare.
Charles Mburugu is a professional content developer and an entrepreneur. He often writes about real estate, finance, business start-ups and internet marketing. Unfortunately I had to remove the links in his Bio as explained in this post.
I don’t have a lot of guest posts on this blog, mainly because I believe people come here to read my posts not those written by someone else. Even so I notice that some of these ProBlogger’s guest posts far outweigh their own and I just can’t understand why they would do that unless they’re running out of things to say?
Anyway, this post is a guest post written by S Srinivasan, who I think used a sexual theme as he knew anything to do with sex would appeal to my natural instincts.
Why should you, as a blogger, bother about it – I mean sex and stuff like that. I am serious when I ask this question because blogging may actually reduce your capacity to have great sex. I never thought about it till I read an article on the subject. This got me thinking and here is what I found.
Blogging means spending hours sitting in a chair
On an average, I spend seven to eight hours on my computer. Unless you are a trapeze artist practicing for your next circus show, you, like me, usually sit in a chair while working. This means you spend an awful amount of time without any physical activity. Meanwhile, I like to give some work to my mouth and digestive organs, chomping away at pretzels, which I love, and shoveling bits of greasy muttonchops, which I love more. Even if you are one of those who avoid such delicacies, statistics show that you are eighty percent more likely to be overweight than other workers (Working on your computer can be a health hazard). Obviously poor health means poor sex.
Poor circulation of blood
The mechanics of blood circulation in the human body suggest that the sitting posture is detrimental to blood flow to the lower parts of the body. The problem becomes more acute when you wear tight fitting clothes, which impede blood flow to the organs, which matter. It is almost like suffocating your body parts below your waist. I would call this hitting below the belt. The repercussions are obvious. When we have a desire to bring these body parts into action, they behave a bit rusty and off mood.
Is physical exercise the best solution?
Physical exercise can certainly improve your health and boost your performance. Bending and stretching exercises along with light weights, can tone up your muscles and increase blood circulation. But you have to be careful. Sometimes, in your enthusiasm, you may try and lift heavy weights without proper warming up. A bad back can put a stop to your nightly campaigns for sure. You must avoid hurting yourself in the gym. In fact, I rate the gym as the best place to get a nasty injury.
Jogging is the perfect solution
The purpose of this post is to awaken the giant lying within us, the blogging community. Since I cannot be accused of selling any product (jogging is totally free), I can boldly ideate on the subject. Jogging is a complete exercise, which dramatically increases blood flow in our body. It is excellent for the heart and helps in strengthening the cardiac muscles. The body feels much more energetic and there is a bounce in your steps. Jogging also ensures that the organs, which matter, get a massive dose of oxygen. There is a noticeable increase in hormones in the blood, which dramatically increases sexual performance.
Jogging is especially good for bloggers who spend a huge amount of time sitting and working sedately. Jogging is perhaps the best medicine around to give that extra oomph to your sex life.
S Srinivasan is a techno-philosopher who likes to delve on the other (hidden) side of moon. S Srinivasan also blogs, for a living, on diets and weight loss program and offers newest online coupons for medifast.
Guest posts are a very important marketing tool. For the person doing the guest post it allows them to extend their brand or expertise to other blogs, blogs that have a different readership thereby expanding their exposure.
To the person hosting the guest post it allows them to offer a subject or topic that they may not have an enough expertise or are not comfortable writing themselves. In essence it’s a win win situation for all. I hope you like this guest post by Melvin of MelvinBlog.com
You have probably heard that a blog is a very good asset. In fact, it’s really true. Most people are so caught up with the money they can make from a blog directly that they forgot their blog is more than just that. Just from my experience, blogging has done a lot of nice things to me like getting to conferences and being invited as a speaker, receiving free schwags from some companies, getting good deals from them, getting interviewed, joint ventures, new friends and good publicity. Overall these are obviously more than what you can make with your blog directly.
And so for today, I’m going to tackle how you can leverage what you have in your blog (audience, expertise, reputation) and make more money from that. I am going to put out a list of ways on how you can capitalize more by leveraging what you have. Without further ado, here‘s now the list:
- Leveraging your expertise to build a consultation service – I’m not really a fan of these consulting services and to be honest I never plan to do it myself. But obviously, it’s a very profitable business. Guys like Jim Kukral, Shawn Collins, Chris Brogan don’t really make anything from their blogs BUT make a really good amount with their consultation services. If you’re an established blogger with a good reputation, it’s good to make good use of your stature and make more money by offering a consultation services to other people
- Leveraging your audience by offering them a product – I can‘t emphasize it more. Creating and selling your own product is by far the BEST way to make money from your blog. If you have a huge audience following you and still haven‘t considered this option, you‘re missing out a lot. By having your own info product, you don‘t just benefit by making sales. You also try to build your own expertise through those various product of yours.
- Leveraging your audience in your blog and using it as a launch pad – Probably another unsung benefits of being a blogger is using it as a launch pad. Having a blog alone gives you a decisive advantage to just launch about everything and have a big lead against everyone simply because you already have the audience. I always consider it like a boost pad where it can simply just put you ahead in the race.
- Leveraging your reputation for joint ventures – Since blogging is a business, getting proposals, joint ventures from other bloggers/marketers in the same niche is always a good thing. Most marketers don’t just negotiate with anyone, they often want reputed bloggers with good audience. Just look at the connection between Darren Rowse, Yaro Starak, John Chow, Shoemoney, Daniel Scocco and other reputed bloggers. They just seem to really bounce it off each other and maximize what they have combined. Imagine the amount of traction they can get from helping out each other.
Blogging brings a lot of good things if done properly. Reputation, huge audience, fame, and many more. As we get more and more of those, make sure to make the most of them. Don’t just be contented with what you’re currently making. After all you worked your butts out real hard to have them, right? What do you think? I would love to hear your opinions.
This post is written by Melvin. Melvin is a young blogger and entrepreneur who blogs at MelvinBlog.com. He aims to share all his best marketing tips to fellow bloggers. If you find this post awesome consider visiting his blog, if not forget about it. Either way follow him on Twitter too.