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Writer, writing instructor and blog consultant. I enjoying helping and inspiring others. I love providing blogging tips that help us all blog better and build better communities around our blogs.
The best way to grow you business page is to make sure you're updating it often. If you've got a blog, share your links on G+, but also share other people's articles. Interact with people and cross promote across social network sites.
Giveaway are also a great way to get people to take notice - make following you or adding you to their circles a requirement for entry. Seek out sponsorship to help you fund the giveaway or to supply the item(s) to giveaway.
There really is no one answer, but I hope this helps.
Ralph, I'm always open to friendship and I'm never one to hold a grudge, so no hard feelings on my part either. :) Is that you at myrun.com.au ? I used to run track, but have terribly neglected fitness lately... :( I think I definitely need to browse around your site.
I'm not ashamed to disclose that this is an affiliate link - the disclosure is on my blog, which is where this post was originally published. What makes it an affiliate link is that if someone decides to purchase the ebook that I talk about in this post, I could earn a commission. I'm not getting rich by all means, though. No scams here, only a reference to a great ebook that I bought, learned from and wanted to share with my readers.
You say post a link to my own site? I think you're forgetting that this post was written on my own blog and I had no part in it getting chosen here. It's sad that you'd say you're less inlined to read my other posts because this is just one out of many posts - the sole purpose not to earn affiliate commissions, but to inform and educate my readers. I was helping a friend promote her new ebook - not a crime, nothing illegal, and nothing done wrong here.
Most of my blog posts offer extremely valuable information for free - but are you insisting that bloggers should blog completely for free with no compensation whatsoever? Information is power, yet I share it freely for the most part. You pay for college courses to teach you information that you could find yourself for free - You watch television - even if you don't pay for cable, the shows you watch must be sponsored some way right? Yet you don't stop watching TV because the networks are getting paid...
I'm sorry that you feel this way, I value people, I go out of my way to help people, and it bothers me when one person who doesn't know me makes a rash decision about my character based on double-standard views. If you'll pay for college and you watch TV, yet think it's wrong to post an affiliate link, you're operating on a double-standard. Not fair.
I'm sorry you guy(s) are disappointed - but I obviously had no input or control or the pubication of this post here.
But it's not as if I wrote the post in a manner that removes or disrupts anyone's choice about whether or not to click the link or purchase - it's not like the link takes you directly to the shopping cart, but rather to a post where you can get more information and make a decision on your own. Is that not tasteful enough? I genuinely bought the book and gained valuable knowledge that when applied actually works. There are no scams or tricks here.
So glad you found it to be a help! :)