One of the easy pitfalls when you're first starting your business (or really at any time) is to say Yes to a client and take on a job that you really didn't want and should not have taken on in the first place. There are all kinds of reasons why we do this; we need the money is typically the culprit. But it's also easy to give in to situations where you think you're helping the client, or perhaps you think it might lead to future opportunities, or other mistaken and misguided reasons.
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LinkedIn has said time and time again that its desire is for its members to only connect with other members with whom they have had previous interaction, either through a shared work experience, school, or as a vendor. Members who don't yet know each other are encouraged to connect only after having been introduced or referred by a shared connection.
EDITOR'S NOTE: With the demise of Google+, and an increased role in the social media space, how I use social networks has changed significantly since I originally published this article. If that interests you, let me know in the comments and I'll publish a more extensive outline. ~ Mike, March 2019
"OK, so now that you have a website for your business, it's time to get active on social networks. Go ahead and create accounts for yourself on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn, and don't forget that Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn also have special pages for businesses that you need to set up and be active on. Next, create profiles on YouTube, Flickr, SlideShare, Quora, Foursquare and Yelp, MySpace, Bebo, Orkut, Viadeo, Vine, Pinterest and Instagram, and spend time each and every day engaging followers on every network.
"Nearly 8% of school-aged children in the U.S. have received a diagnosis of AD/HD and nearly 1 in 5 U.S. school-aged children have some form of dyslexia." According to Joan Brennan, creator of the patented Reading Focus Card, there's a growing segment of our population, both children and adults, who are dealing with these kinds of issues and struggle to read.
Guild Wars is an MMORPG. That stands for Massive Multi-player Online Role Playing Game. If you're not familiar with Guild Wars, or games like World of Warcraft, you create an account and with that account, you can create one or more characters. These characters start at basic levels of competency, and as you play the game, the characters gain experience and resources.
Forums, Groups, Communities... Bulletin Board Systems... Discussion forums have been around the Internet in one form or another for over 20 years. The concept is simple: give people a place to post questions and discussion topics, and respond to posts from other people. The problem is, virtually every discussion forum has and continues to be inundated with spammers, even on the major social networks.
If you're like me, whenever you're at a coffee shop, or anyplace else that offers free WiFi, you probably take advantage of that and connect your phone. While the free WiFi isn't always faster than my 4G cell phone service, connecting to WiFi makes sure I don't impact my cell phone plan's data quota, and some apps and downloads will only work on WiFi. So what's the problem?