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How to Turn Your Hobby Into a Profitable Business

We’ve all had that moment. Whether it’s painting, stamp collecting, baking or rock climbing, in the middle of enjoying our favourite pastime the question “Why can’t I get paid for this?” pops into our head. Well, why can’t you? Turn your dream into reality by turning your hobby into a bonafide career or at the very least, a part-time one to supplement your income. There are loads of ways to monetise your hobbies, and with a bit of know-how, hard graft and studying it is possib..

6 of the Best Hobby Farm Animals for Beginners

  We all know what a farm is, and that it is no joke to be in charge of one. While the farm life can be both hard work and rewarding, there's one kind of farm that really is just for fun: the hobby farm. And in our ever busier lives, the number of people setting one up is on the rise. However, one of the most common questions asked by those setting up a hobby farm is what are the best hobby farm animals to populate your new project? Firstly, congratulations on starting in exactly ..

Hobby Farming for Beginners: Starting A Hobby Farm

If you've ever thought about ditching the endless driving-to-work traffic jams and mindless 9 am clock-ins, you're not alone. It's a lovely thought, but there are actually plenty of people who have thrown in the towel, embraced the sniff of fresh country air and kept paying the bills with an all-new and totally fulfilling lifestyle. How did they do it? They started a small farm. It's not as out of reach as it sounds. The Department of Primary Industries in Victoria reports that no fewer t..

How to Get More Google Reviews For Your Business

If I told you that there was a way to rank higher in Google for local search terms and appear more credible to your customers all in one fell swoop, that would be something that could really help your business, right? Those are the types of benefits that getting more reviews, specifically Google reviews, can bring to your business. Positive reviews make 74% of consumers trust your local business more. Beyond building trust, though, reviews are also a major factor in helping your business r..

Employee Retention Strategies Every Employer Should Know About

Engagement, education, encouragement, and excitement. These are four words to keep in mind when keeping your new and veteran employees around for the long haul. Discover the 10 things you can start doing to make every person more productive and dedicated. 1. Accomplishment Emails Sometimes it’s just the little things. You don’t have to spend a fortune on constant pay incentives to show your appreciation. Let the office know what they’re doing right. Send out emails when three or more..

5 Super Ways to Promote Your Local Business Online

In a digital era, it would be a crying shame if you were never to discover the true marketing potential of your local business. Many local entrepreneurs believe that the key to long-term success lies in connecting with your community on a personal level, and while that might be true, the way to achieve this should not only be via traditional marketing methods such as flyers and billboards. Instead, you have the opportunity to harness the power of the web and use it to attract customers fr..

5 Long-term Benefits of Gaining Customer Loyalty

Customer loyalty is an action that requires time and effort. It is something that takes effort and of course, good products and services. In addition, customer loyalty is a choice customers make when they buy a certain product instead of buying other products made by other companies. Customers show customer loyalty when they consistently buy certain products over a long period of time. There are many benefits of customer loyalty besides customers returning to buy your product or service. ..

7 Dos and Don’ts of Creating a Funny Brand Voice

What’s your brand voice like? It dictates how you express your brand through the words you choose. While things like logos and website structure are the visual part of branding, the voice is the way in which you communicate with your audience. Every time you write content or post on social media you're using your brand voice, and it shapes consumer perceptions of what your business is like. Are you professional, laid back, snarky, or maybe smug, or funny? Choosing a Voice Humor is an opti..

4 Effective Branding Tactics To Overcome The Industry Crisis

Four Branding Tactics That Will Help You Handle A Brand Crisis Branding tactics for companies can help you have the best possible strategy when you go through a brand crisis. You are having problems because your company has not updated itself, or you might have had some bad press that you need to deal with. You can change the way that people view your business, and you can avoid issues with your company that typically come up when you are trying to improve your company or you have been through ..