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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th April 2005, 10:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,350
Posted By WiteKnite
Old Welsh Guy, um...

I don't think you'd have any problems describing YOUR haircut over the phone. ;)
Forum: New Member Introductions 28th April 2005, 07:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,763
Posted By WiteKnite
I've been painting for about 10 years now... I...

I've been painting for about 10 years now... I had to turn it into a business, because as a hobby, I've filled up all the walls in the house and have stacks of paintings in the basement! :laughing:...
Forum: New Member Introductions 27th April 2005, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,763
Posted By WiteKnite

Welcome to the forum.

There seem to be lots of entrepreneurs who are also artists. I paint, and I know several other entrepreneurs who are into music, crafts, painting... there's one who draws...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 27th April 2005, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,037
Posted By WiteKnite
I agree with David...

Woe to her husband! Just make sure that you don't take clients by phone in the future. After she figures out that no other wedding planner can stand to work with her either, she might be back for her...
Forum: New Member Introductions 25th April 2005, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,187
Posted By WiteKnite
Something to think about...

As computer installations in home get more complicated (routers, firewalls, wireless networks, voip, etc.) this is definitely a service whose time has come.

There's just one technical challenge...
Forum: Chat 20th April 2005, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,154
Posted By WiteKnite
Talking Happy Birthday, Jenn!

Best wishes!
Forum: General Small Business Issues 17th April 2005, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,785
Posted By WiteKnite
Expert opinions wanted...

Hello fellow entrepreneurs,

I've been a member of the Small Business Ideas forum for a few months now and I have always found my fellow forum members to be very helpful so now I've got a favor to...
Forum: Website Development 14th April 2005, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,784
Posted By WiteKnite
Can't get the link to work...

I tried every combination I could think of and I can't get the link you provided for your site proposal to work. You might want to double check it and let us know when it's working.

Forum: Chat 7th April 2005, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,721
Posted By WiteKnite
Niche, niche, niche...

I have had an idea for a travel planning business in the back of my mind for a long time. I'll share it with you in hopes that I'll get to be your customer someday, and then when I retire and have...
Forum: Viral Marketing 7th April 2005, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,369
Posted By WiteKnite
An electronic card?

Has anyone tried posting a vcard on their site? Outlook (and some other contact managers) use an electronic business card that many people send as e-mail attachements. When you receive such an e-mail...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th April 2005, 07:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,686
Posted By WiteKnite
So could we say...

The best traffic for any Web site is traffic that delivers your most desired result. Your landing page is focused (or should be) on producing one primary result (subscribing, joining, buying, logging...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 6th April 2005, 07:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,194
Posted By WiteKnite
Another thing Walmart doesn't have...

The don't have passion. I fully agree with targeting a niche, and I'm sure most of the members of this forum would agree that you should choose a niche you're passionate about... why? So that when...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 6th April 2005, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,540
Posted By WiteKnite
Glad I can help...

Of course, the only way you'll know for sure if any of these ideas work is to test them... so don't go thanking me too quickly. ;)

I definitely would go with separate landing pages for each...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 4th April 2005, 08:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,540
Posted By WiteKnite
Oil and water don't mix...

And neither do target markets, necessarily. I'd love some input from some of the other members of the forum... but I think the approach that first bugged me and started me thinking about this hasn't...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 4th April 2005, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,540
Posted By WiteKnite
Actually, I don't think you're pushing Excel...

I didn't find you were pushing Excel too much... I actually found you were not pushing it enough for some people, or I wondered why you were mentioning it at all. If you are using Excel as one of...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 1st April 2005, 07:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 8,540
Posted By WiteKnite
Excel personal budgeting...

After reading your posts from yesterday (not in this thread, but hopefully it will be clear why I replied here) about articles that position higher in other search engines than in Google but that...
Forum: New Member Introductions 31st March 2005, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,866
Posted By WiteKnite
Love to hear more...

Hi Wayne,

I agree with JeanM... I'd like to know more... a lot more... about your business. Share your Web site address at least. :)
Forum: New Member Introductions 30th March 2005, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,006
Posted By WiteKnite
Web Site?

Without taking it to the NBA level, I think your travelling might give you an opportunity to develop an interesting Web site. This is just the tip of the iceberg of an idea and I'm sure you could...
Forum: New Member Introductions 17th January 2005, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,628
Posted By WiteKnite
You might find this useful


I'd invite you to visit our site. http://www.ridethewaveonline.com/. I think you might relate to the story of our of our customers....
Forum: General Small Business Issues 13th January 2005, 02:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,644
Posted By WiteKnite
E-book, only larger...

I like the idea of an e-book too. Your expertise is very valuable to the people who don't have it.

Not to put a damper on things, but because your business went bankrupt, it might be a little hard...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 12th January 2005, 12:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,893
Posted By WiteKnite
Just some ideas...

I'm not convinced that your URL is too long... but it may be hard to remember. www.ineedinsurancetoday.com is available. You might want to try www.I-Need-Insurance.com (which is available.) The "-"...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd July 2004, 06:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 11,671
Posted By WiteKnite
Posting is a lot of work

Couldn't agree with you more... posting is a lot of work... I thought I'd "get rich quick with little or no work" and it turns out that's not true! ;)

When I started, I used to set a goal of X...
Forum: General Small Business Issues 21st July 2004, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,418
Posted By WiteKnite
Not Off Off line, but still...

Here's some ideas... with a warning... you get what you pay for, and I'm giving these away free! ;)

1) If this is an import auto repair shop, they've probably got some really cool (for people...
Forum: Chat 17th July 2004, 10:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,850
Posted By WiteKnite

I always thought weekends (named thusly for precisely this reason) was the time to get all the work done before the deadline you created when you promised to do something "this week" and haven't had...
Forum: Link Development 15th July 2004, 06:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,756
Posted By WiteKnite
Getting the most out of an article...

Like most Web site owners, I write a lot. Many (MANY!) people would say I write too much. ;) However, there are limits to how many articles I can write in a week...

For a typical article, I...
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