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Forum: Website Development 15th May 2013, 10:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,957
Posted By samirbalwani
I'm a huge fan of UserTesting.com -...

I'm a huge fan of UserTesting.com - http://www.usertesting.com/

They're pretty cost effective and overall been simple to use. Definitely figure out what your key task you want users to do and...
Forum: Website Development 15th May 2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,222
Posted By samirbalwani
I definitely think having a mobile website is...

I definitely think having a mobile website is super important. That said, I think there are priorities. Make sure it works and you have all the basic information in place before you start to focus on...
Forum: Website Development 15th May 2013, 10:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,236
Posted By samirbalwani
Question Interested In Beta Testing Our Hosting Platform?

We recently launched a WordPress hosting platform that we're building for small businesses. The idea is to give small business owners the education and tools you need to make your website a success. ...
Forum: Website Development 15th May 2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,718
Posted By samirbalwani
Dynamic pages are good for SEO because they...

Dynamic pages are good for SEO because they change. Google likes fresh content and pages that are updated.

So if you have a page that is dynamic, in that it is updated with the latest information...
Forum: Website Development 15th May 2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,436
Posted By samirbalwani
Take a look at some of the Project Management...

Take a look at some of the Project Management tools here: http://community.freshbooks.com/addons/

I'm a huge fan of Freshbooks for managing estimates and invoices, so maybe a project management...
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 8th February 2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 27,545
Posted By samirbalwani
I would recommended WordPress (although I'm...

I would recommended WordPress (although I'm biased). Here's the reason why. At the end of the day, your website is your asset. You should own it.

By using blogger and tumblr, you're tied to their...
Forum: What Type of Business Should I Start? 7th February 2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,376
Posted By samirbalwani
If you go the bakery route, definitely be...

If you go the bakery route, definitely be prepared for very early hours. It can be a bit rough. (I know nothing about butcher shops, it might be the same).
Forum: New Member Introductions 7th February 2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,477
Posted By samirbalwani
Welcome!!

Welcome!!
Forum: Small Business Finance 7th February 2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,633
Posted By samirbalwani
Going to follow up and say I love FreshBooks....

Going to follow up and say I love FreshBooks. It's awesome, definitely worth a try.
Forum: Small Business Finance 7th February 2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,451
Posted By samirbalwani
Definitely talk to your accountant. LLC vs S-Corp...

Definitely talk to your accountant. LLC vs S-Corp can really have an impact on your taxes.

Also, for getting started, take a look at bridal shows and make relationships with venues. It's going to...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 7th February 2013, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,053
Posted By samirbalwani
You should also take a look at unbounce.com. If...

You should also take a look at unbounce.com. If you're doing free reports, they make it easy to create a landing page that includes a downloadable pdf.
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 7th February 2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,917
Posted By samirbalwani
Relationships and mentors. Finding people that...

Relationships and mentors. Finding people that could answer questions for me and connect me with people that were either potential customers or worked with potential customers.

I think most...
Forum: Social Media 7th February 2013, 12:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,088
Posted By samirbalwani
Yeah, not really trusting it here much either......

Yeah, not really trusting it here much either... I'd probably steer clear.
Forum: New Member Introductions 7th February 2013, 12:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By samirbalwani
Indoor golf sounds awesome! Never have to worry...

Indoor golf sounds awesome! Never have to worry about the weather.

Welcome!

:welcome:
Forum: General Small Business Issues 5th February 2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,258
Posted By samirbalwani
Definitely start a blog, in the real estate world...

Definitely start a blog, in the real estate world it's super important. The reason is because most listings are duplicated across hundreds of sites; having a blog gives you unique content. Search...
Forum: General Online Marketing Information 5th February 2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,413
Posted By samirbalwani
I'm going to agree with Ronald, email is awesome...

I'm going to agree with Ronald, email is awesome for b2b. One of the sites I've been using to find email lists has been: newsletterdirectory.co
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 5th February 2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,705
Posted By samirbalwani
How big is your list? How often are you emailing?...

How big is your list? How often are you emailing?

Also, what do you mean by autoresponding? I thought MailChimp has an autoresponder system that you can use - even on their free account. It should...
Forum: Newsletters and Email Marketing 5th November 2012, 01:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 34,945
Posted By samirbalwani
We've been using MailChimp for pretty basic email...

We've been using MailChimp for pretty basic email blasts and love it.
Forum: New Member Introductions 26th October 2012, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 714
Posted By samirbalwani
Hi Everyone!

My name is Samir, I'm a blogger and marketing consultant. I'm hoping to be able to help out; share my experiences and hopefully learn a few things too!

Don't hesitate to PM me or message me if...
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