Here we are! My first post (on this blog, anyway!)

Hopefully, you’ve read the “About” bit of the site (because that’s the first thing you generally see when you get here) and have an idea of what I’m trying to accomplish.

The fact is, I’m a small business owner. So I know where you’re coming from and probably why, where you’ve been already and where you’d like to be as well!

So what you won’t get here is:

  • some spotty youth pretending to be worldly-wise
  • hyped up sales pages
  • pushy sales tactics for products that haven’t even been tried in the real world
  • “techie” language that no-one really understands

 That said, I’m not claiming everything on this site will be produced by me, but it will have been tried out in a real business before I tell you about it.

Anyway, enough of that. Click on the headings in the categories list to the right for posts that should give you an introduction to internet marketing for real businesses. 

Or just scroll down until you see something that sparks your interest.

Forget the Phone Book. How to Generate Leads for Local Businesses

Here’s a post from another blog that explains – rather  succinctly – why any small business should start using newer technology to attract custom.

The Talk of the Town

A big, fat Yellow Pages landed in my driveway the other day with an audible whomp. I promptly picked it up and deposited it into the recycling bin with a second whomp. Harsh, right? But when I’m searching for something local–be it a snow shovel or a cinnamon roll–the last thing I’d do is flip through the phone book.

Chances are, you feel the same way. A study last year by Pew Internet & American Life Project found that 51 percent of U.S. adults get information about local businesses from the internet, rather than from newspapers, word-of-mouth, TV reporting or those tragic phone books.

So, the question becomes, How good is your local business at generating online leads? Here are the basics.”

Read the full post here>>>

Email Marketing – How To Design A Quality Email

Email Marketing
Email Marketing



If you’re thinking of implementing an email marketing campaign, and you’ve already chosen your e-mail delivery method, you should take the time to analyse what makes a quality email in an email campaign.




Below you’ll find some great tips that have been gathered from various experts in the field of online marketing and that will help to ensure that your emails are more likely to be opened and read.

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Article Marketing – The Key To Successful Internet Marketing

Article Writing
Keys To Article Writing



“Article Marketing can be the one key you need to finally become successful in Internet Marketing.”




How often have you heard this? Whilst it’s true, thousands upon thousands of other hungry people looking to make an income from the internet have heard the same thing. Therefore, you‘ll have to master the art of article writing to beat your competition.

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