Daniel has posted this great question his blog – Does having a business partner improve your chances of success? He has posted examples of various online business that have done well and have been pretty successful and were founded by two more people. Of course, there are lot of benefits of having a partner and Daniel has posted various arguments that are given by those who are in favor of having a partner -

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Recently, I was thinking that it’s been a while since I’ve discussed “small business talk or inbound marketing” on this blog and then I read this wonderful article – “why small companies will win in this economy?” that I came across through Jim Kukral’s post – “We don’t trust companies anymore…we trust people“. The moment I read this post, I knew that I had to write something about it as not only this was a great article to share with all of you, it’s one point that definitely deserves commentary from almost all the bloggers -

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At WordCamp India 2009, I met with lots of people and many of them did something unique that was setting them apart from the crowd. In the last post about WordCamp India, you would have noticed the Tattoo guy – Ankur Banerjee (who conducted a very cool quiz too). I also met with team technospot i.e. Ashish Mohta and Manav Mishra, they were wearing Technospot.net branded t-shirts and same was the case of Ankit of Instablogs (who inspired me to order a hoodie with Blog Design Studio logo on it).

All these examples on the top were of branding, where Ankur managed to brand himself as “the tatoo guy” and was easily able to draw Matt’s attention and then the team “technospot” & “instablogs” were good enough to draw people’s attention towards their work.

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In my whole blogging career and thing which I’ve learned from the blogging gurus is that when you start a blog, one should treat it as a business. When you start a business, you generally come up with a business plan and this fact is true for every blog as well. Instead of calling it a business plan, we’ll call it Blog Plan!

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In my last post I discussed that what should one do in case they are finding it difficult to stumble across a good blog topic idea and today, while going through my feed reader, I came across this post from Laura Spencer which discusses that who should write for a business blog?

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As most of you know that I’ve been professional blogger for more than couple of years and many people ask me that what’s the best way of monetizing a blog. Well, the simplest way is of course, through ads however, they have lately been pretty slow for most of the people as the blogging industry is growing the competition is getting stiff.

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If you’ve been in the blogging industry for long or have maintained a blog, then How to blog question will only make you laugh. If you do come across this question often, then just remember the days when you were trying to learn that How to Blog ? I meet lots of people and even those who’ve been in tech industry for long often find themselves in difficult situation when I talk about blogging and the next question they ask me is that What is a blog or how to start blogging ?

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