That’s right, it’s BlissFire Media’s CEO Angela Atkinson! She’s committed to be on cam for 30 days this month, so make sure you catch her scopes. She’s sharing all of her secrets about how to build, manage and grow a small business website that helps you to earn real money. And she’s doing it free.
While an active online presence is key for any small business to grow its success these days, many owners and managers find themselves overwhelmed when they begin the process of building a strong online brand and reputation. After all, in addition to your regular business and work, you have the added weight of trying to connect with your target audience in an often sterile, faceless, nameless environment. You might not even know where to begin – or you might already have a good start, but you’re not sure what to do next.
When it comes to your clients and customers, the days of dealing with little more than a domain name and product image online are gone.
We are always thinking big at BlissFireMedia, and we are thinking bigger than ever as we look ahead to 2016. Around here, we have done a lot in publishing and the surrounding areas – and honestly, who can blame us? We LOVE our work!
Do you need a newsletter? A newsletter is different from a standard advertisement email or mailer in that it offers up-to-the-minute content which is of interest to your target demographic. But what do you need to include in a newsletter?
You know how sometimes your smartphone or laptop gets all laggy and draggy? And then it takes like 17 times as long for the dang thing to function. And you feel like throwing it across the room, but you don’t usually because you aren’t totally careless with money. After this goes on for a minute or two, what do you do? Probably, you restart the phone or computer and assuming all else is well, the thing inexplicably starts working right again. Continue Reading →
If you’re a blogger (or you want to be one), check out these freebies for bloggers at OnlineWritingPro.com – and there are even more actually on the site if you have a minute to look around. Continue Reading →
I’m pleased to announce that my business, BlissFire Media, officially opened today. Here’s the official press release. BlissFire Media, LLC
St. Louis, MO–BlissFire Media, based in St. Louis, MO, officially opened for business Thursday. Continue Reading →
After having my sites attacked by spam bots, I had a problem. Google thought my sites were malicious and had blacklisted me. I got together with my web host/tech guru, who helped me by essentially gutting the sites and allowing me to start over from the bottom up, but since I didn’t want to lose my content, there was an additional concern. It seemed that, at least on some of the sites, I had thousands of already-approved spam comments, and they were causing issues with my hosting service. If you have WordPress, you know that the standard issue CMS doesn’t allow for bulk deletion of already-approved comments. Continue Reading →
Are you looking for a way to save money and get the job done right? Then you might consider hiring a freelancer or a contractor. What’s in it for you? All kinds of good stuff–but mostly, dedicated, focused professionals who believe that your business is as important as their own–and they stake their reputations on each job they accept. Read more: 9 Reasons to Hire a Freelancer
Better yet, there are a large number of types of freelancers out there you can hire at a reasonable price (and without having to pay benefits or other typical employee costs). Continue Reading →
What an interesting week it has been. As I may have mentioned, after my contracts with Patch and Scrubs & Suits ended, I’m happy to be back on the freelance road. In addition to picking up some new clients, I’ve resumed my post as the St. Louis Family & Parenting Examiner and picked up a couple of new titles, including St. Louis Celebrity Headlines Examiner and National Crime Examiner. Continue Reading →
“If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” ~Gail Sheehy
Change is, once again, in the air. I said farewell to my friends at Scrubs & Suits late last year when my contract ended. And more recently, I said farewell to my friends at Patch when that one ended. Continue Reading →