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- Highlight your (own) comments
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In this article, I’ll explain the tools and techniques domain pros use to determine — or at least reasonably guesstimate — how much, and what type, of traffic a domain receives. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be able to predict approximately how much money a given domain will make, and thus gain a better understanding of the domain’s true value. We’ll discuss three methods for evaluating the traffic a domain receives:
* Trackers/Direct Methods
* Predictors/Indirect Methods
* Traffic Source
The educated buyer always comes out ahead, so read on to unlock the mysteries of domain traffic and learn how to determine scientifically if a domain is really worth buying.
- Hone those Social Skills
- Blow your own Trumpet (No one Else Plays your Tune)
- Get Into Bed With Someone
- Conduct Effective Advertising
- Visualise your Success
- Persistence will Win the Day
Intro from LifeHacker:
Ambitious software developer Brad Isaac makes a convincing argument why you should start a side business you run on weekends and nights for some extra cash, experience and security.
Isaac says a side business (different from a small business, mind you) is a smart use of your free time, diversifies your income stream, gets you an education and gives you a sense of security and self-esteem working for the man does not. With a successful side business, your attitude at the 9-5 will change for the better.
- Play “follow the leader”: good leadership drives customer focus.
- Remind employees of their mission within the organization.
- Shine a spotlight on employees.
- Recognize outstanding service.
- Realize that smart organizations learn from their mistakes.
- Consider using a focus group.
- Keep customers informed of improvements.