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April 6, 2011 - Duct Tape Marketing News

Duct Tape Marketing Contest

Tell Us The Business Buzz Words You Want to Choke

Share your most dreaded or bizarre buzz word or phrase (social media fanatic) in the comments of this post - I Want to Choke the Word Synergy - by Thursday April, 7th and I’ll pick 3 winners to get a full enterprise edition of inDinero accounting software courtesy of Appsumo. ($1,200 value)

Cool Tools

Tools, links and services we found this week

Premise – a tool from copyblogger that allows you to easily create and optimize a number of landing pages in any WordPress theme.

Nurf – Twitter add on that allows you to create a chat room on the fly and bring real time live chat to any conversation. Conversations are still public, just gives you space to go longer.

TriberrInteresting looking tool that allows you to create private networks or what they call tribes and create a group that amplifies each other’s content and social media activity.

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Featured Story

7 Ways To Severely Limit Profits In Service Businesses Or Consulting Practices

By John Jantsch

photoI witness service business and consulting practices all over the world handicapping their success and limiting their profits by making the same avoidable mistakes. It’s not hard to understand really as so many business people have been trained to think in terms of selling their time as service or expertise rather than selling what they really provide—value. Read the rest at AMEX

Marketing Links
Posts from my personal blog reader

The Old-School Content Marketing Strategy That Scores Freelance Writing Clients
I recently wrote about the benefits of direct mail for garnering new copywriting clients. from coppyblogger

The 5 Minute Guide To Cheap Startup Advertising
Imagine that you've just completed version 1 of your product and you're preparing for launch. You’ve greased the wheels with a few bloggers, targeted some keywords with SEO, created a bit of linkbait, and scheduled the press release to launch in the morning. from

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Social Media Buzz
Listening to the conversation online

Turn Your Facebook Profile Into a Fan Page
Facebook recently enabled what seems like an obvious tool that allows you to migrate your personal page to a Fan or Business Page. from ducttapemarketing

Small Business
Trends in Small Business

When You Can't Pay Your Taxes on Time
Maybe cash flow is a little light this year, or maybe you just didn’t set enough aside. Whatever the reason, you don’t have enough money to pay your taxes on time. from