Get paid for what you deliver

Donna Maria shares how easy it is to charge a flat fee for some products and services to create more efficiencies for buyers and sellers and new mutually beneficial business relationships.

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A lucky happenstance

Donna Maria shares the cool collaboration between two Indie Beauty Network members who met at the social networking site and worked together on a new project.

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People in glass houses …

Donna Maria interviews Melanie Notkin, the Savvy Auntie, about her experiences with sponsored Twitter conversations for the Walt Disney Company.

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Scale down to scale up

Donna Maria summarizes tips from this week’s Indie Business Radio Show guest, Marc Kramer, author of “The Small Business Turnaround.” Marc advises that sometimes, a business needs to scale down in order to scale up.

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Be where your customers are

Donna Maria suggests that one of the way to “be where your customers are” is to target social networking sites where they hang out and engage with them there by starting conversations based on posts that you re-publish at other sites.

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Your action-oriented website

Donna Maria shares advice that websites are not about pretty pictures, but about attracting the right people and motivating them to take desired action.

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Make yourself findable

Donna Maria encourages Indie Business owners to beef up their online branding efforts to make it easy for everyone to fin them when mentioned online, even without a live hyperlink.

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Black Enterprise Magazine features Indie Business advice

Indie Business is featured in Black Enterprise Magazine in an article about how to use online video to boost your business botton line. The article features 8 specific ways you can use video and at least one is bound to be perfect for your business. Kudos to others featured: Robert Campanell of Blastro, an aggregator of…

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Lurk and learn

Donna Maria encourages Indie Business owners to “lurk and learn” new technologies, embracing the advances and what they can do for their business, instead of avoiding them for fear of doing the “wrong” thing.

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The buzz starts with you

Donna Maria encourages Indie Business owners to invest time in making people feel special, and shares how doing so helps create buzz for your business.

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Your true "net worth"

Donna Maria shares thoughts on the true meaning of “net worth,” and how it’s more than mere numbers reflected on a few pieces of paper.

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Do you believe in miracles?

Donna Maria shares her perspective on giving away no- and low-cost, value added products and services to attract people to your website.

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Freeconomics

Donna Maria shares her perspective on giving away no- and low-cost, value added products and services to attract people to your website.

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