Resolutions, new beginnings, a fresh start.
It’s that time of year, and January is an excellent time to dust off your website. Welcome in the new year by refreshing website content, updating site links and smartening things up. (Admit it. When was the last time you REALLY looked at your own site.)
Sometimes, a good healthy review will determine that a complete website redesign is in order. But when a little housecleaning will do, follow these quick tips to help you greet the months ahead with a website that’s refreshed and ready for business:
You may be poised to launch a well-planned, well-supported business.
You may boast a top-notch skill set to back it up.
You may even have cut the ribbon and thrown open the doors.
And you may not have the foggiest what your niche is.
Finding the “sweet spot” – your place in the marketplace – is vital to your small business success. Discovering and developing your niche can take time, however, requiring trial and error. Surviving long enough to recognize growth can make or break your business venture. Competition, particularly in today’s economy, is fierce in virtually any given market and even the best laid business plans can be impacted by shifts and realities of the marketplace.
- Know thy niche – How to stand out from the crowd
But going in with a clear sense of the challenges can give you the advantage from the start. Ideally, you’ve given yourself the upper edge by checking out the competition, doing your research, and absorbing everything you can about your industry before even thinking about a company name or logo, let alone setting up shop. Even if you’ve already taken the plunge and your doors are open, you can still find your own unique way to success by putting the following into action:
“Come on in, the water’s fine.”
But dipping that first toe in when it comes to blogging and committing to an online presence can be daunting to some.
Here, then, is the Top Ten Go-to List of Beginner Blogging Tips for novices to the blogging pool – a reference list of content-based blog basics to get you going and keep you focused.