Hi gang & welcome
As the nights draw in Autumn has clearly arrived [well it has here in the UK] and before you know it Christmas will be upon us, which in turn means lots of opportunities to make huge sales.
Last month I told you that my eldest daughter was off to university, well at the last moment she decided it wasn’t for her!
She is hoping to get a job as a chalet host for the ski season and then move on to Australia…….never a dull moment!
So if you have any contacts, it would be fantastic for her mum and me, & of course Grace.
Be aware that if you choose to use free hosting platforms for your membership sites or forums you don’t own them and have no say in how they are managed, improved or maintained.
Generally these platforms are for the less technically minded marketer and on the whole very good.
Unfortunately though one such company Lefora [http://www.lefora.com/ ] decided to completely overhaul the forum platform recently and in doing so pretty much wrecked it.
Whilst it is still there it is a completely different platform and not very user friendly, hopefully this is something they will look at and improve upon.
The issue for you is that you could lose all your blogs, posts which ultimately results in your income.
The recommendation is to use WordPress, here you host your own blogs, membership sites and in turn you control your business.
Why would you place your business elsewhere?
Perhaps I’m missing the point here, yet again Facebook have been criticised for not paying corporation tax in Britain.
This is on sales of £220 million
Whilst they are working within the law surely all it needs is for the British government to join with France and the rest of Europe and adopt a corporation tax ruling which would ensure all companies such as Facebook paid the taxes relevant to the countries where they trade……
Or as Richard Branson would say “let’s do it!”
As you would expect Facebook said it paid “all taxes required by UK law “.
The social network company based in San Francisco is hoping to raise $1 billion floating its stock.
Not bad considering the company revealed that it lost over $69 million in the first six months of 2013.
This was mostly due to a huge expansion of its infrastructure and staff requirements.
The company doubled its turnover from 2011 – 2012, 87% of the cash coming from adverts.
Receipts for 2012 were $317 million.
According to statistics twitter had more than 215 million users at the end of June, this being 44% up from the previous year compared to Facebook’s 1.2 billion and LinkedIn’s 240 million.
It will be interesting to see how the sale goes when you consider that Facebook faltered somewhat after all the hype.
Just to remind those of you who are based in the North West UK [or indeed anywhere if you don’t mind travelling] our monthly Internet Meeting is scheduled for Friday October 18h 2013 at The Castlefield Hotel, Manchester.
Informal & friendly meeting open networking from 12.30hrs. Includes a two course lunch 13.30hrs with a further networking opportunity afterwards, coffee served in the lounge area. We invite you to come along you might actually enjoy it and get some great information and meet new contacts.
Click here for location.