Five Friday Links: A Million Dollar Idea

Hello!

Another Friday, another set of links! As you prepare for the long weekend ahead, here’s some business brain food that will hopefully provide knowledge and inspiration.

Facebook and Twitter User Behavior Changes: New Research
How do you stay updated on current events? The newspaper? The 6-o-clock news? Or if you’re like most people, you’re probably getting your news updates from Facebook. A July 2015 study from Pew Research Centre has revealed new research on when users are turning to Twitter and Facebook for information.

This Designer Water-Bottle Startup is Making Millions Thanks to a Shrewd Merchandising Strategy
A picture says a thousand words, or at least it did for Katie Cutler and Tal Winter of BKR. After marketing their glass water bottle as a beauty product rather than a water bottle, with the help of Instagram, social influencers and celebrities quickly changed the future of their company.

5 Tips for Responding to Negativity Online
As a business, having an online presence is great method to market yourself to a broad audience, communicate with your customers and network with other businesses. It also opens you up though to criticism and negative feedback from unhappy customers. This link provides a guide on how to turn a negative comment into a positive one.

9 Ways to Do Super Effective Marketing Without Spending a Cent
Marketing can be expensive, but thankfully there are a lot of inexpensive and even free ways to get your name out there. This article provides some tips on how you can raise your business’s profile without emptying your bank account.
Exactly How I Launched and Marketed my E-Course: What I Did, What Worked and What Brought the Highest ROI
Are you looking to generate extra revenue? Are you able to offer an e-course or an e-book on your website? This can be a great way for some businesses to to bring in some extra cash.This article share tips and tricks on how to be successful at it.

Have a good long weekend and Happy Thanksgiving!

– Ashley Wood