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Where the Internet is Heading…MUST Read for Internet Businesses

Where the Internet is Heading_Internet Businesses If you have an Internet business, or are curious about starting an online business, this Infographic will interest you. You see, it’s important to analyze major trends that are likely to make an impact in the next few years if you're going to stay ahead of the pack in Internet business. Here's an excellent Infographic from the Staff.com team on Seven Shocking Stats & Trends about the Internet, so you can see what's coming. Staff.com – Connecting... [Read More]

Online Outsourcing for Work or Building Great Teams

Comparing_Outsourcing_Platforms  If you're looking to do great work or want to build and manage teams of awesome freelancers, the online global outsourcing arena may just be the perfect fit for you. Online global outsourcing is growing at a rapid pace with a projected growth of over 40% for the industry. The biggest platforms are oDesk, Elance and Freelancer. 99designs is really in a different category as it’s a crowdsourcing site more focused on design, whereas the other... [Read More]

What Should Woolworths Do? Alan Jones and Brand Reputation Management on Social Media

Huh-Face If you live in Australia you no doubt have heard about the comments of radio announcer, Alan Jones over the weekend.  You may have also heard that the response of some of the radio programs advertisers could be costing the station more than $80,00 a day in lost advertising revenue. But are you aware of the fall out for one particular advertiser, "Woolworths" due to actions of a staff member at the same meeting and their... [Read More]

Would You Sell to Your Grandchildren?

Wha, wha, what!!?? That may seem like a strange title for a blog post but recently Mark and I were getting ready for a long weekend with family. We live in a beautiful part of the Sunshine Coast in Australia, and quite often, especially on public holidays, family chose to make the most of our great location and visit, as was the case on that long weekend. We decided it was beautiful sunny weather so we would go upstairs... [Read More]

Has Our Olympic Campaign Gone to the Dogs?

Olympics gone to the dogs   You may well think so based on current news reports in Australia. But is there really a silver lining to our silver haul? Or has Australia really developed an attitude of "If it's not gold it's not good enough"? What do you think? Mark pondered this in his latest post on his Wanderings and Wonderings blog that I have copied below: OLYMPIC DREAMING Over the past week, I, like billions of others world-wide, have been watching the... [Read More]

“Right Off Target” How NOT To Do Customer Service

Hmm - Is this Customer Service? The Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales have come and gone for another year but in it's wake this year I have been left with not only an empty credit card but an empty mailbox!  Today's events have shown me how crucial customer service is to the success of your social media marketing and in fact your business success in general.  Let me explain..... I'm a sale junkie (ask Mark)!  I'm prepared to plan, research (a... [Read More]

Personal Branding on The Internet What’s in a Name?

My new business cards arrived and, as I was going to a networking event, I popped a bunch in my pocket and headed out. It wasn't until later that night when I was asked, "Do you know Zoe deLuca?" (while the person looked straight at my card I had just given them), that the value of a name really sunk in for me. You see my new business cards have my 'new name' on them.... [Read More]

Facebook – not so liked and less friends?

There had been much hype over the last few days about the number of Facebook users dropping  in a few markets. It was claimed that users in the US declined  from  155.2 million at the start of May to 149.4 million at the end of the month, and that its' user numbers in Britain fell by more than 100,000 too. I wonder if the entities making the claims expect everybody in those countries to sign up for... [Read More]

Want to Learn how to Blog? Blogging Ebook Review Successful Blogging in 12 Simple Steps

I attended The Creative Collective's Web Wednesday event last week on Blogging and was inspired by the information the speakers shared.  I got chatting to one of the speakers, Annabel Candy, after the event and we discussed her book "Successful Blogging in 12 Simple Steps".  I know that many of you have started blogs or are planning to, so I felt this would be the perfect resource for you. So if you... [Read More]

Facebook Face Recognition – They Know What You Look Like and it’s Your Default!

Many of us love sharing our photos with the World when we post these on Facebook but do you really want a computer program automatically telling the World who you are based on images posted on the site? Facebook have been rolling out a face recognition feature for some time, but today it was released outside the USA for the first time.  Called “Tag Suggestions” the software tries to match names with people in photos you... [Read More]
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