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Doing business online?

If you do business online, why not share your thoughts and experiences in a survey? Quick and easy to complete, this survey is finding out how small  business uses the internet in Australia – will the results support the MYOB survey results posted a few months ago?

As well as the survey, we’d love to read your comments here – why did you start an online business (or part of your business)? Do you think it is good or bad, or something in between, that is is so relatively easy to start a business now the Internet is readily available to many of us?

SEO games

SEO (Search engine optimisation) is time consuming but very effective for building the popularity of your website.

We came across a blog post that lists some SEO gamesto play – we haven’t tried them yet, but thought we’d share them anyway. We figure if you’re going to spend some time playing a computer game, why not make it on a topic that is useful and may teach you something? And the whole point of us saving you some time online is so you can choose to play games if that’s what you enjoy doing.

Great deals

Our May newsletter has been sent out to subscribers and included a few special deals on top of May Madness so we thought we’d share them here, too…

Run a business as a sole trader? Then you need to be at THE small business conference of the year! Covering many topics relevant for running a small business, the Business Mums Conference (and Dads are welcome, too!) is in Melbourne on 20 – 21 June. We’ll both be there, and Tash is presenting on promotional articles, so make sure you say hello! Unlike most business events, this one costs  less than $500 – and if you mention Save Time Online when you book, we’ll throw in a newsletter ad for you (half day bookings excluded.)


Cleaning Mum Tee Light BlueReal mums is selling some fun ‘living the dream’ t-shirts for only $12 which is pretty cheap for a practical piece of clothing that is also funny! Or why not grab 5 t-shirts for a measly $50 – we think it’s a great opportunity to save time & money by starting your Christmas shopping early!



 Book Bargains offer massive savings on all titles – so much so that people usually save more than they spend! How cool is that!

 

If you would like to hear about deals like this first, plus see what’s new on our site and enter our competitions, why not subscribe? It doesn’t cost anything and you never know what it could save or win you!

Some May Madness…

The annual Save Time Online May Madness celebration is underway, but here are a few of the specials you can grab this month…

Save Time Online feature listings booked during May and quoting “May Madness” will get a 15% discount on the listing fee and any other advertising booked at the same time.
Precious Water will give a 10% discount for all custom-made water tanks sold to people mentioning May Madness when ordering. Offer ends 31 May 2009.
Every new project booked with Word Constructions during May 2009 will receive a free edit of the content of one webpage.
Business Mums Guides is offering the Easy Peasy Straight Forward Guide to Business Planning for only $5 instead of $12.50. Available via paypal only until the end of May.
The Business Mums Magazine is offering 35 word classified ads for only $5 if booked (enter the code MM-2009) by 31 May 2009.
Baubles, Bubbles & Bags is offering a $5 voucher to spend on our site.  Code to enter is BMNMAY. 
Just us kids is offering FREE delivery – enter the code BMNMAY at the check out.
Vista Print is offering 50% off various printed items – that is MAD!
Lifetime Health is offering a free Wombat Baby Snooze Mate when you place an order over $250 placed before 31 May 2009

 

More listings will be added throughout the month so keep checking for bargains! And if you run a business, you can join the madness*, too, as the more we offer, the more fun it is for everyone!

* Want to join May Madness? All family-friendly Australian businesses and websites are welcome to participate if they meet the following criteria:

  • make a genuine offer to people throughout the month of May
  • promote the May Madness promotion by linking to this page as often as possible 

May Madness!

Yes, It is the first of May and that means the annualMay Madness Save Time Online May Madness Mayhem 

Every year, Save Time Online bring you offers from a collection of businesses so you can save money and time from one place.

To find out about the offers and specials, just visit our May Madness page. Find the specials that will save you time and money, and follow the link to that site to start saving.

Keep coming back as we add offers throughout May as more and more businesses join in the madness.

If you run a business, you can join in, too. Simply make a genuine offer to people during May, add it to your website with a link back to our May Madness feature, then we’ll add your offer to the collection.

Enjoy May!

A Valentines gift with a difference…

We came across a Valentines deal that doesn’t involve chocolates or flowers, so we thought we’d share it with everyone who prefers a gift that gives for longer. Here is what their site says:

Site Build It! (“SBI!”) is the only, all-in-one, site-brainstorming-and-building-and-hosting-and-marketing, step-by-step system of software tools that delivers thriving, profitable business.

The right process, the right tools that remove all the barriers and mysteries, correctly applied at the right time. That is how you grow long-term profits. And that is how SBI! works.

SBI! owners do not just “put up Web sites.” They build genuine, profitable, evergrowing businesses. And that, in turn, delivers life-changing freedom (the “It!” in Site Build It!).

You can do the same, build Web sites that work, with SBI!

Between now and February 14, you can get an extra subscription to give as a gift (for someone else or yourself!) for only $100. Why not check it out?

You can even use it to prepare websites for clients

For other Valentines Day ideas, don’t forget to check our Valentines Day feature

Extending a Compliment

Compliments can change someone’s view of the world. By simply telling someone that they are beautiful can brighten their vision and make their day a lot easier to get through.

You can very easily put a smile on someone’s face by simply telling them what it is that makes them so beautiful to you. By doing this you can spread the worth of an easy compliment further, as for each compliment sent Nivea will donate 50 cents to Look Good…Feel Better. This is a charity to help women who are undergoing treatment for cancer.

Just by sending an “I think you’re beautiful” message you can help others as well.

Big Bang continued

Well the list has grown a lot more but despite repeated attempts to add the remaining details in there, it just keeps disappearing so we suggest you visit the master list to see everyone who joined in.

We’ll also mention that we didn’t get a lot of links from being part of this and it took a lot of time and mucking around to include the list. If anyone esle had better results, please share them with us!