3 Mistakes Affiliate Marketers Should Avoid


If you’re already doing business online, then affiliate marketing can be a tremendous way to grow and develop an additional revenue stream. That’s the reason why so many bloggers, for example, choose to participate in affiliate marketing programs. There is, however, a common belief that making money through affiliate marketing is as simple as participating. This is not the ... [Continue Reading]

Forget Profit. Here’s What Really Makes an Entrepreneur Happy


Money doesn't buy happiness. And neither does being your own boss, apparently. To what extent an entrepreneur feels satisfied (or unsatisfied) on the job has to do with a variety of subtler factors, according to a recent Wall Street Journal article, which parsed key studies in psychology and economics conducted over the past few years. Sure, revenue and profit margins tell ... [Continue Reading]

Your Massive Guide to Small Business Marketing on a Budget


If you’re reading Small Business Trends on a regular basis, you know the importance of marketing your business online. You likely have an online presence, and perhaps a brick and mortar location too, and you want to establish online visibility for best results and so people can find you. It’s pretty important to consider a variety of factors, many of which you may not ... [Continue Reading]

Top 10 Tips for Starting a Business That Will Succeed

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1) Do what you love. You're going to devote a lot of time and energy to starting a business and building it into a successful enterprise, so it's really important that you truly deeply enjoy what you do, whether it be running fishing charters, creating pottery or providing financial advice. 2) Start your business while you're still employed. How long can most people live ... [Continue Reading]