Part-Time help wanted: Marketing Intern
stipend+ possible school credit.
Position Description & Tasks: We are seeking an ambitious intern to participate in various marketing, business operations and business development activities. This intern will be also working directly with our clients on various projects. This will be a challenging yet hands-on learning experience.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Intermediate skills in one or more of the following: copywriting, graphic design, MS Office Suite, project management
• Must be familiar with current web design trends and standards;
• Knowledge in HTML and CSS, Adobe Suite or equivalent
• Experience in viral marketing methods
Please email: email@example.com
Subject: MARKETING INTERN
Update: Well Daines was right in that Twitter has surpassed 100 million users. At the company’s developer conference today, Twitter announced that it has 105,779,710 registered users, as well as that it gets about 300,000 new users a day, receives 180 million unique visitors a month, and 75% of traffic comes from outside of the Twitter website.
In March, the total tweets sent increased 29.8% over February, the largest month-over-month increase since July of last year. User registrations rose 19.3% over February. Tweets sent per registered user jumped almost 20% to 13.4.
It’s tempting to buy an iPad if you’re the boss, but is it a good fit for small business? The answer depends entirely on your business needs.
For some, watching movies and listening to music, checking e-mail, and browsing the Web will be enough incentive to buy now. For others, this light touchscreen tablet holds promise for how we interact with computers. It’s a highly portable and easy-to-use device — with the right apps, the iPad could become the only gadget you’ll need, especially if communication continues to be more about short messages and visual data.
Whether it will eventually offer features that help you create business plans with your fingertips, manage sales contacts easily, or research a new start-up idea is open for debate.
Priced at $499 for the entry-level model with 16GB and Wi-Fi, and all the way up to $829 for the 64GB version with 3G that ships this summer, the iPad falls somewhere between an impulse buy and a capital expense. It’s tempting to buy one if you’re the boss, but what about one for every employee?
App selection on the iPad is slim for business users. This makes the ROI harder to quantify because there is no single app that makes the iPad a must-buy today.
There are a few compelling apps, though. LogMeIn Ignition lets you log in to a remote computer and see your screen. Things is an elegant task manager that quickly becomes a project management aid. Apple’s own Keynote, a slimmed down version ofPowerPoint, turns the iPad into a product demo tool. For some, any one of the ten apps for business (and there are only ten) could lead to a good ROI. Of course, you can also install one of the 150,000 apps for iPhone, but they run in a small 1/8-size view.
Most of the potential for business use depends on the device itself, though. The iPad is a slim tablet that weighs just 1.5 pounds. The screen measures 9.7 inches, which is about the size of a man’s hand stretch out fully. (The device looks deceptively larger in pictures than it actually is when you see it.)
ips for Blog Success
Ever since blogging became popular, people have been trying to make a living at it. A few have been successful, but many eventually give up, or if they actually do continue to blog, they aren’t making anything. In a session I attended about blogging at SXSW last month, one of the panelists asked the question, “how many of you have a blog?” Nearly everyone in the room raised their hands. Next, they asked, “how many of you are earning with your blog?” Very few people raised their hands.
That does not mean it can’t be done. It’s just going to take some work. We talked to Darren Rowse, one of the most famous people in the Blogosphere for making blogging profitable (he runs ProBlogger), who shared some tips on how to do it.
It’s Going to Take a While
As Rowse notes, a lot of people jump into blogging thinking they’re going to start earning quickly. That is very likely not the case. He says it’s about finding a good niche - something you’re passionate about. Ask yourself what your interests are, and if your topics are things you can see yourself writing about regularly for years.
As Rowse says, there’s no rule for how often you should blog. People have been successful writing a post a week or less. Still, your chances of growing success are increased along with your frequency. Think about it.
”Every post you write is a doorway into your site,” says Rowse. “If you’re only writing 52 posts a year, that’s 52 places people can connect with you through Google or through Twitter. If you’re writing 365 (one a day), then you’ve exponentially increased the amount of places that people can find you.”
Despite the beliefs of some, blogging is not dead, and it’s not dying by the hands of social media. Social media can be the blogger’s best friend for sharing content, and attracting more readers.
Chat with Website Visitors from Anywhere.
Bold Software has just released a new iPhone Application which lets
users engage their website visitors from just about anywhere. You’ll
never miss a sale with this slick little App that is already receiving
rave reviews. The BoldChat iPhone App is just $9.99 to download.
The iPhone App works across all BoldChat product editions and even
works during the free trial -
The App lets you:
- View your website visitors in real time
- Be notified of incoming chats
- Proactively invite visitors to chat
- Manage multiple chats
- And more…