Next Steps NEWSLETTER February 2010
(c) iBusinessSite Publications
Course in March - Link
Building for Traffic
CONGRATULATIONS on your
Startup business, and
to the first Next
Aim of this Newsletter is to SUPPORT and HELP you to GROW your business.
will be educationally brief, and as much as possible to the point.
the important areas to focus on, with only a brief narrative.
receive much to read and digest these days, and I will strive to make
good use of your valuable time.
a Newsletter PACKED with GREAT IDEAS for YOU may be too brief, you may
need a little more explanation.
this to me, and let me know.
ideas you wish explored in FUTURE Editions also.
items from this Newsletter will be developed further in future
help find any Item/Tool mentioned, where it is found is written beside
inside the dashed lines.
is YOUR Newsletter,
enable you to GROW your business.
Advanced Course is scheduled for March - A Coffee Get-Togethers is
planned in March
me what you need - Use the Form at the bottom
with GREAT IDEAS for YOU
Footer - its power is often overlooked
Look & Feel - is it right for you
HomePage - how to entice a Visitor to click through
Getting Traffic - consider a BLOG - TAKES 30 MINS!
Links - how to get them
MEET over a Coffee - meet SBIers - share - laugh - swap best
ADVANCED Course - HERE THEY COME !!
FEEDBACK FORM - on the Newsletter, on a Topic in the Newsletter, on
future Topics, on anything !!
Australian Customers - finding me
Images - sizing them up easily
Tips and Resouces ... and MORE
most difficult thing is the decision to act,
rest is merely tenacity.
fears are paper tigers.
can do anything you decide to do.
can act to change and control your life; and the procedure,
process is its own reward." ~ Amelia Earhart, Aviator
Find it at ..... SiteCentral -
forget to Update your Footer to 2010.
Footer can be made Clickable and so can take a Visitor to a page where
you can use Links to other pages or to lower down THIS page to say YOUR:
Terms & Conditions
... or to another important Topic.
Find it at ..... SiteCentral - Look& Feel
the Course you may have selected a Look and Feel (L&F) that
enabled you to quickly move on to writing the all important Homepage,
and then to build the T2 and T3 pages.
you have NOT reselected a L&F Template for your business, NOW
is the time.
can take 15 minutes to select one as there are many from which to
choose, another 15 minutes to customise and Preview, and seconds to
in 30 to 60 minutes you could have a new L&F and a NEW Look
business, that neatly fits your business concept.
YOU and YOUR VISITOR, this could your most valuable 45 to 60 minutes as
you could better capture their attention with your Look and Feel.
am also working on my L&F on some of my sites.
April, the new Design3 Competition Winning Templates are expected to be
available for the SiteBuilder.
it is not hard to change, these will be well worth looking over and you
may find an even better fit for your business idea.
Find it at ..... SiteCentral - Edit Homepage
you looked at your Homepage lately?
you read the INCITEFUL words in Chigago Part 2 at this
will be asked for your SBI Login details.
has ... have a look at her Spanish Travel business at http://Discover-Nerja.com
whilst you are there have a look at the image on the Homepage which has
been organised in Picnik which can be accessed from
Upload Graphics button in your SBI SiteCentral.
is a simple message to you from a recent Webinar I attended with
Sitesell, and a REMINDER to me ...
Engines can assist TRAFFIC generation, with the simple use of Blogs,
Content 2.0 and most important XML SiteMap
to your Site
SiteCentral - BusinessCentre - BlogIt
are looked at favourably by Search Engines as they are still "new" on
the Internet despite a beginning in about 1998 with the beginnings of
serious Blogging occurring from 1999.
can help your site to be listed well in Search Engines.
set up your Blog you will need about 30 minutes or less, and then you
will be able to Blog a paragraph, or announce when a new page is
published (and a problem solved!) as it is Blogged.
are excellent for your Visitors, as they are PUSHED out to all those
with Readers who have subscribed to your Blog. They KNOW when
you have changed your site, or have an announcement as it is read in
your Blog in their Reader.
SiteCentral - SiteBuilder - Libraries - Content 2.0 Libraries
2.0 will allow your Visitors to WRITE for you, and this Button opens up
resources that will illustrate just how creative you can be.
am creating a new site at the moment, and I am exploring using C2 in a
very unusual way - to create a mini-Forum.
SiteCentral - Search Engine HQ
Sitemap can be ... a List of the pages on your Site on a special
Sitemap page, or
sitemap can be ... the FILE that automatically informs the major Search
Engines (Google, Yahoo!, Bing (formerly Live Search and MSN) and Ask)
about changes to your site.
a little time has passed since your site was first created, you may
already have been found by all of the BIG FOUR Search Engines (Google,
Ask, Bing and Yahoo)
is easy to check .. simply go to the Search Engine HQ in SiteCentral
and see if there are numbers under the Search Engine Headings.
not, then it is in Search Engine HQ that you tell the Engines that you
the very TOP of this page is a Note in the Box on how to do it.
coming INTO your Site are important for Search Engine rankings.
Links and Content are the two most important activities for your
is an Advanced
Course on 23 March on
- HOW TO BUILD LINKS on 23
and get together with other SBIers !!!
Advanced Courses are in response to your feedback during the Courses -
you remember those Surveys? How could you forget.
am working hard to ensure great value in the Startup Course as is now
running. More focussed with introductions to the advanced
tools and systems.
will enable you to focus on starting the business and know the tools
exist for when you are ready.
good learning the techniques of driving when you are learning to walk.
Advanced Courses will develop the other tools and also cover topics
that are your needs.
under consideration include:
Building, Content 2.0, Helpful HTML Code, Monetisation (need 30 pages)
Traffic analysis, Uploading Your Own HTML ... and more.
will be Workshops ... involving active discussion, etc and time online
on your business and time to discuss with me.
Tuesday 23 March 2010
6.30 pm - 9.30pm (3
Carlingford MBTC Campus Room 2
How to Build LINKS
Using SBI and have more than 5 pages published and on the way
to 10 pages.
and Inbound Links are two of the biggest SECRETS to online success.
Advanced Workshop will take you through what needs to be done to get
Inbound LINKS, building a strategy, and also provide ample opportunity
to start building incoming Links.
and Paypal Payment can be made at this
number is LIMITED, and I am using Paypal to count Enrolments.
So be EARLY so you do not miss out.
LINK will provide more details of this Course.
will also be the LINK to all up and coming Courses.
your Diary - Future Advanced Courses
Advanced Workshops are booked for Tuesday 27 May and Tuesday 24
June 6.30 - 9.30pm at Carlingford campus of MBTC
will be announced in the next Newsletter, so let me know using the Form
below what areas you wish covered.
all goes well in Terms 1 and 2, I am looking to plan them out through
2010 as the natural extension to the new designed Startup Course.
half day, and maybe a full Saturday. I think a half Saturday
morning is most valuable. What do you think?
"WHAT HAVE I DONE TODAY TO IMPROVE MY BUSINESS?"
Audette (founder of Internet News Bureau and Multimedia Marketing
Group), says ...
something every day to improve your business - no matter how small."
a question at the end of each day is "What have I done today to improve
my business? Either large or small."
is so easy to get bogged down in the trivia of a day, but this simple
question zeros in on what I have DONE TODAY to improve MY business.
of improvements over time aggregate into a great business.
in a New Tab - when Opening a LINK, use a Right-Mouse-Click and Select
"Open in a New Tab"
The HyperLinked page opens in a new TAB, and not ON TOP OF the original
You no longer get lost, or spend time clicking the Back Arrow to return
to a page.
to come along and meet other SBIers? Have some questions,
need some answers?
what others are doing.
like talking over a cup of coffee and swapping news and views.
when you need to leave ...
you for your meeting place suggestion.
The Loft at Macquarie Shopping Centre - we'll see how we go
Saturday 10am on 6 March 2010
INTERNET: Have a
FREE Internet Hotspot if you wish to bring your laptop
DO I GET THERE?
this ... Google Map
Hours FREE. Be aware of the Express Parking with only 1 Hour
head right to the top of the Shopping Centre, adjacent Borders
Books. Just keep going up - escalator or lift.
new trains stop right next to the Shopping Centre. Alight at
Ideas to this Page
for up-coming Newsletters
on this Newsletter
I have the Coffee Morning in my Diary and can attend and learn more
about SBI FREE
for the next Advanced Course after March
through to this page to Feedback
EDITION of Next Steps
An exciting new innovation is probably happening right near and about
YOU that you can utilise for LOCAL Visitors to your business.
Will Australians Find Me?
More insights, and important areas to consider for TRAFFIC.
you for coffee on 6 March, The Loft Restaurant, the top of Macquarie
Shopping Centre near Macquarie Uni.
you for next time.
Instructor & eLearning Instructor | Macquarie Business Training
Centre | Macquarie Community College
Using SBI as a business owner since 2004 | Training in Internet
Business since 2005
Training in SBI in Sydney since 2007 (2nd in the world after
1st Course trialled in Montreal Canada)