Make the Internet work for your business

If you’re trying to start building your web presence, then chances are that you’ve heard of Network Solutions and the array of services that they offer, perhaps most notably being a registrar of domains. They are also pretty well known for trying to support small businesses in their effort to get their web presence off the ground. And while I don’t consider them the cheapest priced company in town, they are one of the most well-established.

So? What’s that mean for you? Well if you are a contractor, freelancer, interested in web technology, or planning on starting your own business and aren’t fully aware of the awesome power of the Internet in this day of age, then set aside some time on October 29, 2008 and log into to check out a webinar that showcases 32 of the world’s leading Internet marketers to help show you how the web can work to your advantage. Now before you think that it’s all going to be web 101 type material, they’ve laid out some of the topics that they will address during the 2.5 hour interactive discussion – and I mean interactive…they’ll have discussions and Q&A for you to trade back and forth to make sure your questions are answered.

The topics that they’ll rant on about include:

  • Building Web Presence
  • The Social Opportunity
  • Start by Listening
  • Strategy Drives Outreach
  • You Need Social Networks
  • To Blog or Not to Blog
  • Visibility through Search
  • Rising above the Noise
  • Time Demands

I think that it’s a pretty well-rounded curriculum that I think will give you a pretty solid foundation on how you can start your marketing online. Will you learn best practices? Most likely. Hear case studies on success and failures? Probably. Learn something you didn’t know before, but from a famous web marketer? Undoubtedly.

Okay, so you’re probably wondering what’s the catch (or most likely the fee) associated with this webinar. There is none. No registration is required to hear advice from folks like Guy Kawasaki, Chris Brogan, Rohit Bhargava, Brian Solis, Toby Bloomberg, Lorelle VanFossen, and many others. So don’t forget…on October 29, log onto and learn something!

By Ken Yeung

Ken Yeung is a journalist fascinated with the stories of the tech industry and internet culture. He's currently the Technology Editor at Flipboard, where he observes what's happening in the space while also identifying new topics of interest. In addition, he co-hosts the weekly internet show "The Created Economy," which focuses on what's happening to creators and influencers. Previously, he was a reporter for VentureBeat and The Next Web, covering tech startups, the industry's innovations and funding. Ken also has a newsletter you should also subscribe to called "Filed."