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If you’ve thought of starting an online business or if you’re already selling online, here’s how to get your share of online customers. This second edition of Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies covers everything from creating a business plan and building a customer-friendly site to marketing with Facebook and MySpace. There’s even a section about setting up shop in the virtual world of Second Life. Eleven handy minibooks cover online business basics, legal and accounting, Web site design, online and operating, Internet security, boosting sales, retail to e-tail, storefront selling, fundraising sites, niche e-commerce, and e-commerce advanced. You’ll learn to: Build a business plan that translates your ideas into a profitable enterprise Choose software to help you manage taxes, balance sheets, and other accounting chores Create a Web site that helps your business make money Fill orders, pack and ship merchandise, and manage stock Set up, budget for, and implement a plan to protect vital computer equipment Use PR and advertising tools that best promote your business online, including Google AdWords Choose what sells best in Second Life and earn real money from your virtual store Market through niche communities, find and use special marketing tools for nonprofit organizations, and apply successful mobile marketing techniques Inside the book, you’ll even find a Google AdWords gift card worth $25 to help spread the word about your online business!

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Profitable ideas and techniques for advertising on Facebook Tap into the explosive growth of social media and reach your customers with effective Facebook advertising campaigns and savvy insights into how to use this social media phenomenon effectively. It’s all here and more in this detailed, easy-to-follow guide from two award-winning marketers. You'll learn what makes a good Facebook ad, how to apply the latest strategies and tactics for effective pay-per-click and cost-per-impression advertising, how to test your ad results, and much more. Explores Facebook advertising inside and out; there are now more than 400 million active Facebook users and over 1.6 million active Pages on Facebook Works as an all-around, hands-on guide for both experienced and new Facebook advertisers Walks you through planning and creating an advertising campaign Explains writing effective ad copy, how to use landing pages, and how to test and optimize your ads Shows you how to use Facebook Insights to understand your results and how to create reports that analyze data Put your company's best face forward with the sound advertising tips and techniques in Facebook Advertising For Dummies.

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The all-in-one guide to everything you need to know to start an online business Starting an online business can be a tricky undertaking. Luckily, Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies, 4th Edition gives you the business savvy needed to make your online business boom. Cutting through technical jargon and hype, this plain-English guide arms you with everything you need to succeed, from developing a business plan and designing your website to making the most of marketing through social media—and everything in between. Plus, you'll get ideas for funding your online start-up, tips for moving your brick-and-mortar customers online, ways to breathe new life into a tired business, the latest on trademarks and copyrights, and much more. Includes updated information on web page design with HTML 5 and CSS, new analysis tools, and search engine optimization Gives you trusted information on Internet security Covers niche and advanced e-commerce topics If you're in the exciting position of planning, launching, or maintaining a successful online business, this all-encompassing guide will make you an online entrepreneur in no time.

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Start a successful online business—and be your own boss! Being an online entrepreneur means more than just building a website—and this book breaks down everything you need to know to be successful. Inside, you'll get plain-English explanations and easy-to-follow instruction on online business basics, legal and accounting issues, website design, Internet security, boosting sales, e-commerce, and so much more. While the ideas and concepts behind starting an online business are tried and true, the tools available to entrepreneurs change and evolve quickly—and often. Starting an Online Business All-in-One For Dummies gets you up to speed on the best new tools, resources, and communities, and shows you how to best leverage them to up your chances of success. Discover your niche and create a business plan Design your website and storefront Increase your reach and market with social media Choose the best web host for your needs If you're a budding entrepreneur with dreams of running your own online business, this book has everything you need to get started and grow your company to extraordinary heights!

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Build your network, find a job, and been seen as a thought leader LinkedIn is your number-one personal branding tool, and this friendly guide shows you how to harness it to build connections and relationships—and stand out in the world's largest professional network. LinkedIn For Dummies walks you step by step through creating an eye-catching profile and demonstrates how to successfully expand your reach by connecting with colleagues, customers, and like-minded individuals from around the globe. Plus, you'll discover how to become a thought leader by publishing your cutting-edge research on LinkedIn's native publishing network, Pulse, and interact with your connections through updates. Connections have never been more vital to a successful career, and this new edition of LinkedIn For Dummies is here to make sure you don't miss out on your next big opportunity! From keeping track of your LinkedIn activities and writing and requesting recommendations to finding a job and using LinkedIn to cultivate sales leads, this friendly guide is the missing piece you've been waiting for to take your career from good to great—all with the click of a few buttons. Create a LinkedIn profile that showcases your skills and attracts contacts Find and connect with colleagues and industry leaders Understand LinkedIn etiquette and best practices Use LinkedIn to find a job, develop sales leads, and market your services Don't be left out—link up with this fully updated introduction to the Internet's hottest professional networking tool.