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How I Market Feedback Army

Recently I was asked via email for my methods marketing my online business. I’ve tried a lot of things to promote Feedback Army. Here is a quick list of the methods I’ve tried and how well they worked for me.

Posted in business musings on April 7, 2010 | 5 Comments »

Confidence and Entrepreneurship

Recently, I was looking for an accountant using Yelp. I came across a review where the reviewer asked simple questions and the accountant kept avoiding straight answers. Worse, the accountant was non-committal and kept exclaiming “I’m an honest accountant” as a reply to every question. This woman’s behavior didn’t give her customers confidence in her [...]

Posted in business musings on March 30, 2010 | No Comments »

Selling Advertising – Cold Email Do's and Don'ts

I receive quite a few direct messages from folks asking me to consider advertising with them on messages are almost always examples of poor marketing. I feel for you. If you want to get better, read this post. If you follow these tips, you’re bound to generate more good will and find some buyers. [...]

Posted in business musings on March 23, 2010 | 1 Comment »

5 Tools to Improve Your Writing Process

Last week I wrote about how to stay motivated and keep blogging. Something I didn’t touch upon is the need to make it easier to blog. Writing a blog is tough work. Not only do you have to create good content, you also have to spice it up, and promote it. Sometimes these side tasks [...]

Posted in business musings, usability testing on March 9, 2010 | No Comments »

How to Keep Blogging – Motivation Tips from Top Writers

I find my relationship with blogging is much like my relationship with running. Once a year I go to the running store. I’m greeted by someone with a slender build, clothes made of Thermax or DryFit, and endless enthusiasm. I try to act like I’m one with him by bringing in my old running shoes, [...]

Posted in business musings on March 2, 2010 | 1 Comment »

The Secret of Social Media

According to B.L. Ochman, there are over 15,740 folks on Twitter who list themselves as social media experts. I’m now going to write a post about social media and you should listen to me because I’m not one of those 15,740 people. What’s your impression of social media? When I think of a guru, I [...]

Posted in business musings on February 16, 2010 | 1 Comment »

WordPress Site Integration Made Easy

Feedback Army continues to grow and do well. It’s my privilege to serve you. Despite this growth I noticed Feedback Army’s search engine traffic is poor. I looked at some options to improve SEO and settled on a strategy of adding quality content to this site. Step 1 of this meant getting a blog up [...]

Posted in business musings on February 9, 2010 | 1 Comment »

Be a Good Turk Boss – Mechanical Turk Tips

Earlier I wrote about my impressions using Mechanical Turk to run the Feedback Army Usability Testing Service. Here I write about my favorite part, dealing with the workers and taking care of them. What to Pay on Mechanical Turk What you pay will affect the turn around time of responses and to some extent their [...]

Posted in business musings on January 5, 2010 | 4 Comments »

Mechanical Turk – Software API and Support

I’ve used Mechanical Turk for several projects including Feedback Army. I’m often asked for my impressions of the service and what worked for me. Here are my thoughts on the API and support behind Mechanical Turk. Software Integration I use Amazon’s Mechanical Turk Java SDK to deal with the service. I’m able to do what [...]

Posted in business musings on December 29, 2009 | No Comments »