Online entrepreneur, founder of EditorsKeys and Studio Series. Nominated for 8 business awards. Live in England, loves coffee.
Marks businesses have been nominated for 8 business awards and with over 20,000 followers he can show you how to grow your business and plan a strategy from customer service to product development.
Great question. We use Skype services. It allows you to purchase a local number (in Florida for example.) Then using the Skype app on your iPhone you can call out. (saving your iPhone cell plan.)
People accepting your calls will see the business number rather than your iPhones own number.
Hope this helps
Sounds like you've been working really hard on this project. Well it seems you've built the right foundations to make good revenue from this online blog.
What made you choose Adwords as your way of generating income?
There are many different ways in generating incoming and I would personally advise dealing direct with brands which are most suited to your audience. Don't simply sell them advertising space, generate an entire campaign based around their brand, including articles and competitions, (something they can get involved in and also help promote too.)
I would be more than happy to offer more advice (or to be involved.) I'm based in England so could help grow your business around the world.
I've run a business myself for 10 years (which I started aged 20) so I know exactly how you feel.
It can be very hard to stay motivated, especially if you go through some hard times, or if you can't seem to get the right staff.
What I'm about to advice may sound strange, but actually taking time out of your business to do fun things and hang about with other people in your industry (or even other like minded business people) often spurs me on. You get to hear new ideas, as well as business tactics which you may have never thought about to really boost your business.
It sounds like you're working too hard. Sometimes you can be more productive by actually taking a step back and looking at removing the things which take up most of your time.
I agree with a couple of the other experts comments, the idea is the least of your worries. Most people are too busy to want to copy someone else's ideas. I would advise speaking to someone else who runs a non-competitng business for advise. (I'm happy to help.)
You may have heard friends say "I thought of that idea 10 years ago" about a business which they seen on the news which is the next big thing. However it's not the idea which makes you the money, it's the execution and dedication to making it the best product or service possible. No one else can copy your passion or originality.
My advice... Go for it!
Mark is a pleasure to work with : )
Organisation is his middle name. During my time at Editors Keys Mark was a fantastic person to work with. Hw is a result driven and open minded guy who's main priority was and still is total customer satisfaction. He leads confidently, but without arrogance. Perhaps even more impressively, he can also take direction and advice well himself. Mark is highly respected, as both a person and a professional, by colleagues, employees, suppliers, and customers alike. I wish him all the best with his future in business.
I have been working with Mark for almost a year now. Mark is a true professional and is always forthcoming in sharing new ideas. His creativity as businessman is just commendable. I look forward to continue working with Mark and would not hesitate in recommending him to anyone.
I have always found Mark to be polite,punctual and well attired. I have used his editors keys equipment and it always does the job whilst coming in at an acceptable and reasonable price.
I have recently started up Lizardfish TV and was looking for a full range of high end editing and recording equipment. We found the Editors Keys site and purchased a portable vocal booth, teleprompter for use with ipad and a Macbook pro keyboard cover for final cut X. We found all products great value, arrived on time and really helped us with production values of our corporate and broadcast production work. I would highly recommend Editors Keys for anyone working in television production if they are looking for affordable and high quality equipment.
Working with Mark Brown has been a completely positive experience. A very responsive, creative and productive business manager, Mark has been a pleasure to work with and I certainly hope to continue to work with him in the future!
Mark is a true professional and one of the industries true creatives. I would recommend him to anyone.
Unsurpassed expertise in his field, a creative and innovative individual with a passion to developing great solutions. A true professional in the industry and happily endorse his work and look forward to working with him again.
I purchased the Editors Keys Logic and pro tools keyboard cover. Such great products and a great UK company.I will be buying a vocal booth very soon as the reviews seem to be great!
I have been using Mark Brown's expertise and services for almost one year. I really can recommend Editors keys products in assisting users with their home studio recording, voiceovers, etc. Products such as the brilliant reflection filter, the shortcut keyboards are a boon to any operative of audio or video editing software. I have been a reseller of these excellent solutions and a number of my clients to my docklands studio have been very impressed with the results. Peter Andrew Dudley, Director at Logic Training