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7 Web Content Strategies to Speak to a Target Audience

Written by 9rules Blog on April 12, 2016


When it comes to web content, one of the biggest secrets to potential success isn’t really a secret. In fact, it’s a pretty common piece of advice. The problem is, most content marketers either don’t take it seriously, or they don’t understand how to act on the advice in a meaningful way.

What’s the advice? Write for a specific target audience. On the surface, this seems self-evident and straightforward, but if you think about it: Are you certain your content is tailored to one audience specifically? Or could it just as easily be applied to everyone? (more…)

6 Websites, Directories, and Social Media Sites Your Business Should Be On

Written by 9rules Blog on March 4, 2015

If you’re a business owner, you have to make a lot of difficult decisions with regard to where to advertise your business and how to position your brand. Thankfully, many websites, directories, and social networking platforms are completely free for anyone to use.

That means there’s no excuse for failing to put your name out there and claim your profiles. At a very minimum, you need to make sure your business can be found on the following six websites:


1. Facebook

If you could only pick one off this list, Facebook would be the wise choice. The popular social networking site has 1.35 billion active monthly users now — a number that was hovering below 250 million only six years ago.

Aside from being able to position yourself in front of a large chunk of the world’s population, Facebook enables you engage with customers in unique ways and even implement effective and highly targeted PPC ads. (more…)

How to Choose the Right Doctor

Written by 9rules Blog on February 16, 2015

Regardless of the type of doctor you need, you should never take the decision process lightly. Assuming you live in a populated area, you likely have anywhere from a handful of choices to dozens of alternatives. Knowing how to choose the right one will ensure you get the best medical treatment possible when you’re sick or injured. On the other hand, hastily accepting the first doctor you run across could diminish your chances of receiving quality care.

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Tips for Choosing a Doctor

Whether you’re trying to compare the differences between two different medical facilities, looking to learn more about the strange symptoms you’ve been having, or want to know more about a doctor, it’s always best to educate yourself on how to proceed. While every patient is unique, these are some general tips that should help you in your quest for an experienced, honest, and reliable doctor:

Start with insurance. Your insurance provider will have a directory on its website explaining which doctors are in your covered network. While you’re not technically restricted to just these doctors, you are required to use the services of a participating doctor if you want your insurance provider to cover you. It’s also a good idea to double check with any doctor you’re interested in to make sure they still accept your insurance plan, as doctors frequently add and drop plans. (more…)

How to Hire the Right SEO Company for Your Firm

Written by 9rules Blog on November 10, 2014

As the fight for search engine supremacy becomes ever more competitive, the pressure to find the perfect SEO consultant has skyrocketed to unprecedented levels. Most of us can longer just look up some do-it-yourself SEO tips online and get away with trying to execute on our own.

Now, you’re essentially required to invest in professional assistance.

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Reasons People Fail to Make Money Online

Written by Elvis Michael on November 5, 2014

Managing a home business can potentially be more successful and lucrative than working a typical office job. For starters, startup costs are often minimal and the business can be indefinitely scalable, among many other benefits. Sadly, many startups still fail to make money from home due to certain patterns and mentalities that ultimately prevent owners from reaching their full potential.

Failure to Establish a Firm Idea

Making money online can be approached in virtually endless ways, thus making the very opportunity a double-edged sword. For example, while many of us focus on a passionate subject matter, we often fail to acknowledge its profitability in the long run. Passion can certainly help you maintain momentum and exceed within your niche, but ensuring that your market is in high demand will ultimately determine your level of success.

Failure to Network

Engagement is all the rage these days, and most home businesses largely depend on user outreach to maintain a successful online business. Not making a prominent social splash can eventually come back to haunt you; therefore, ensure that you build close relationships with your followers on all major social media platforms and establish relationships with other business owners in your field. Reciprocation can go a long way.

Quitting too Soon

This is perhaps the biggest reason people fail at making money online and running a business successfully. We have so many opportunities available that staying focused on one market is next to impossible if you are too desperate for success. Treat your home business as a marathon as opposed to a sprint, acknowledging that success will only come gradually after consistent effort and perseverance.

Whatever your goal is, tackle it professionally and give it your full, undivided attention. This could mean spending sleepless nights building your online business, reinvesting most of your earnings, and most importantly leaning through trial and error.