Internet marketing

Oct 16 2017

Niche Is No Excuse In Marketing

You may think your business is too niche to market, but give we live in a day and age where there are companies who sell socks in threes (Throx), host cuddle parties, rent out mourners for funerals and produce bacon flavored vodka, we’d say there is no such thing as too niche. The trick is to know exactly what is needed to maximise your marketing efforts, which doesn’t have to be as outside of the box as you may have imagined.

May 31 2011

New Referral Networking Website -

A fun way to help friends, build referrals and grow your business
- receive referrals from colleagues
- give referrals and get cash rewards
- tap into the largest referral network
The Boston Globe says “ provides continual streams of leads to its members in a way that sites like LinkedIn and Facebook do not.”
Nov 19 2009

Marketing Warrior Seminar: Nov. 19-20, 2009

Tomorrow I will be attending the Marketing Warrior event presented by Colin Sprake of It's Nov. 19th and 20th. For more info, see

Colin also gives FREE marketing events:

Colin gives excellent advice on making a great first impression with your business card.

Apr 8 2009

How to Grow your Business Online

Here's a great FREE webinar coming up this month. Presented by
Date: April 23rd, 2009
Time: 11 am PST
Topic: How to Grow your Business Online

Jul 4 2008

Top Two Marketing Tips of the Week

Here is my top marketing tip for the week:

Super Duper FREE Online Marketing and PR Resources

including the Free Online Marketing Guide

I found this above valuable resource on
Great name!

My top blogging tip comes from my favourite blogger at

Jun 19 2008

What is a blog?

I recently attended a workshop on Blogging for Business given by Mhairi Petrovic on June 17th.

One of the attendees piped up: What does a blog look like? I imagine little comment balloons popping up when someone makes a comment on a blog.

(By the way, that's a great visual idea - having comments pop up in balloons when commenting on blogs.)

That is a very good question. What does a blog look like?

Most definitions say a blog is an online diary or journal. Sort of but not quite. Does anyone want the whole world to read what's in your private diary? I think not. They forget to add a very important qualifier to their definition of blog. It's a very public online journal. More like a column in a newspaper. I like this definition found on

A blog is a website. (It looks like a webpage.)
It's a website where you write stuff on an ongoing basis.
New stuff shows up on top so your visitors can read what's new right away.

And blogs are more interactive than the normal website. Visitors can comment on each blog entry and add their opinion or facts thereby creating a discussion rather than just a static webpage. And the blog poster can respond to the comments and the visitor can respond again. So then we have a conversation. This builds community.

If you're new to blogging, a good place to start is at

. This blog is built on It's free to sign up and start a blog. They have a tour explaining the features of the blog. And you can restrict you views your blog. If you're a bit shy at first, you can show your blog only to your friends and family. And then later on you can show it to the world.