Research, Research, Research your Market!

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I can’t say it enough. Do your research! Starting a business is not easy. Don’t go in blind. The digital age continues to create information on all of us. There is no excuse!  It would be straight up stupid not to figure out your target market, right?

There has been one time in my life where I watched a business rise and fall. It was two years of complete failure. A simple internet search would of told the owner of the business what to do. Instead, he did not do his research. He basically had to lay off the employees that he trained at his expense. The only good outcome was that the employees that he trained went off and worked for other businesses and made hundreds of thousands of dollars for those businesses. It was a harsh reality, but this happens all the time. Do your research and don’t watch your business slip away.

If that is not a good enough reason for you to do your research . Check out some more reasons why market research is important in the Tips and Update section at allshousedesigns.com. 

Weekly Update with our SEO Experiment

We are in our third week of the experiment and if feels like we are climbing a very steep mountain side. The plan is to be at the peak of the mountain in another 9 weeks. Well that is when the experiment will be over. It will be very exciting to see what the data will show us. Find the formal update message in the Tips and Updates section at allshousedesigns.com.

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#SEO experiment update from Allshouse Designs

Are you Thinking of Starting a Business?

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It’s no secret that starting a business is not easy. Many business consultants that I have talked with have mentioned that the biggest problem with failed businesses is a lack of planning and or the founder just gives up too soon. Do you want to have a successful business? Well, I have put together 8 steps that will help you create a business. These 8 steps are important and should be taken in account before you open your business. See the 8 steps on the tips and updates section on our website. 

Hey, need a Press Release?

A press release is a perfect tool to show the world what your business is doing and how you can solve people’s problems. If you think you have something that will change someone’s life in an exciting way. You should consider writing a press release for your business or idea. You never know what will happen if you tell the world your idea. Don’t know how to write a press release? See the 4 elements of a successful press release. 17380958 - portrait of busy secretary typing in working environment

Yes or no for WordPress

wordpress-pro-cons-allshouse-designsWordPress is a great CMS platform and I have managed and designed plenty of WordPress sites in my day. Over the years, I learned quite a bit. The one major lesson that I learned is that it is better to host a WordPress site on a WordPress owned server. Now it does cost a bit more then hosting it on a private server, but the chances of being hacked becomes a lot less. Once a WordPress site gets hacked it can be very difficult and costly to fix. Last time I checked it was around a $100 per year to have a WordPress site hosted on wordpress.com and it can be between $250 to $1000 to fix a hacked site. Do the math and decide. WordPress is awesome, but it may not be the right fit for your business. There is a great pros and cons of WordPress post located in the Tips & Updates at allshousedesigns.com that you should check out. It should help you decide. If you have more questions about WordPress. Please feel free to post them in the comment section.

Think about Yelp.com for your Business

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Sometimes it can be difficult to decide where to list your business on the internet. Yelp.com is one of the largest review sites for business. Through the years I have heard a bunch of mixed reviews about Yelp. The cool thing about Yelp is that it is still free to have a profile that features your business and a ton of people still use the platform. Yelp does provide a paid service to put your business in front of more of it’s users, but it’s a little old school. Basically the contracts and commitments are hard to swallow when you have so many other choices that are more controllable and cheaper. It’s sad to see they still can’t see the disadvantages of their contracts. Anyway before you put your business on Yelp read the Pros and Cons on my Tips and Update section on Allshouse Designs.

Weekly Update for our SEO Experiment

We are about two weeks into our experimental SEO program for allshousedesigns.com and it appears that it continues to show good results. The program continues to bring in new users to the website on a daily basis. Read more about it -https://goo.gl/xZpP8h

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Weekly Update for Allshouse Designs