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5 reasons to start a business during the holidays

The holidays are usually such a busy time of year, with no chance to stop and focus on your career or long-term financial situation. But this year’s different. With the COVID situation limiting everyone’s activities and get togethers, you can utilize this extra downtime to start and build the foundation of your new business so you're ready to hit the ground running in 2021. 
 
If you’ve been thinking about starting your own business, but are waiting until AFTER the holidays, you might want to think again. Here are 5 reasons to start a directory website this holiday season…


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5 reasons an online business is a smart move

If you’re thinking about starting a business, consider starting an online business. You might assume that a brick-and-mortar or traditional physical business is the only way to go, because that’s what you’re accustomed to or have been exposed to the most over the years. However, as more people spend more time online, aided by the COVID pandemic especially, entrepreneurs are switching their focus to businesses that can be run from home, online, on their terms. If you’re contemplating entrepreneurship, here are the top 5 reasons why starting an online business is a smart move right now: 


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How to promote your directory website using facebook

October 9, 2020

There are literally hundreds, if not thousands of ways to market a local business directory website, but one of the most popular ways is social media, especially Facebook. Since it provides instant access to both consumers and local businesses, it’s the perfect way to market a local business directory and coupon website for your area. You can promote your directory site on Facebook anytime from the comfort of your home or mobile device, and best of all: it’s free, making it a very attractive marketing option for anyone just starting out or on a tight budget.


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How to Sell Listings on a Directory Website with Little to No Traffic
Learn how to sell listings on a directory website that doesn't have a lot of traffic.

Here at Ideal Directories, one of the concerns we hear from people looking to start their own business directory website is: How will I sell listings on my site when I’m just starting out and I don’t have a lot of website traffic?

That’s a legitimate concern…. but an easy one to overcome. Here’s what you can do if a potential advertiser asks you about the traffic your getting to your site.


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Start a directory website

If you're like most people, starting a new business venture can often be confusing and even overwhelming. Not knowing where to start can leave you feeling “stuck" or result in unnecessary and costly mistakes.  Here are 7 tips for launching a successful business directory and coupon website in your area with Ideal Directories.


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Selling during covid

Whether you recently launched a directory website or thinking about starting one, don’t let concerns about COVID-19 prevent you from being successful and reaching your goals. Despite the new challenges we face, starting a business directory website is still a great opportunity for anyone looking to run their own business.  In fact, an online business might be the safest business to operate amidst the pandemic. Here are 6 tips for selling listings on your directory website during COVID-19.


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Best part time business opportunity

If you’re hesitant about starting your own business, consider a business that you can run part-time or on the weekends. Starting a local business directory and coupon website is a great way to earn some additional income while learning the ropes of entrepreneurship, and it doesn’t require a full-time commitment. Here are 11 reasons why a directory website is a great part-time business for inspiring entrepreneurs. 


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How to sell directory listings

The key to running a successful directory website is being proactive with sales. Whether you are selling listings yourself or managing a team of sales reps, here are 6 techniques you can use to help you become a sales superstar and sell more listings on your directory website.

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Businesses are constantly looking for new ways to bring in customers. While print advertising, direct mail, and social media are all great ways to promote a business, directory listings offer businesses an easy and economical way to reach customers online. If you’re looking to start your own directory website and make money selling listings to businesses in your area, here are 8 reasons directory listings are important for all businesses.

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Ideal Directories Live Platform Demo & Opportunity Overview Webinar

Watch a recording of a recent webinar as we walk you through some of the features of the Ideal Directory platform and how to make money running your own business directory and coupon website.

What We Cover:

- How it Works
- Suggesting Pricing
- Platform Demo
- Live Q&A
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3 Inexpensive Ways to Market a Business Directory Website

Part of launching a successful business directory and coupon website is finding ways to market and promote your site to potential advertisers and visitors. While marketing in general can be time-consuming and expensive, you don’t need to spend a lot to get your site off the ground and on the path towards success. If you’re just starting out and tight on cash, consider these 3 inexpensive ways to market your directory on a shoestring budget.

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7 Reasons to Start a Local Business Directory & Website During COVID-19

Think it's a bad time to start a business? That might be true for some industries who have been negatively impacted by COVID-19, but many businesses are flourishing. Here are 7 reasons why right now is a great time to start a directory website for your community.

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Whether you are looking for a full-time gig or to generate some additional income, running a local business directory website can be extremely profitable and provide multiple streams of recurring revenue. From selling listings and ads, to offering complimentary services, the opportunities are endless. Here are 5 ways you can make money running your own business directory and coupon website with Ideal Directories.

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How to Market Your Online Business Directory

When it comes to marketing your business directory, we wrote the book on it (literally). We compiled a list of 100 Ways to Market Your Online Directory and put together an easy-to-read eBook.

Here are a sample of some quick, practically FREE tips, to help you get started. We’ll share the rest when you sign up.

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How to Start Your Own Local Business Directory Website in 5 Easy Steps

Are you interested in starting your own online business directory? A local business directory website is great way to support local businesses, help local shoppers find relevant information and make money online. Follow these 5 simple steps to learn how you can start your own local business directory website today.

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