Welcome to the Online Business Roundup at SoloBizCoach.com.  This roundup was created by scouring the web in order to bring you the best articles of the week in Business, Online Business, Internet Marketing, Blogging, Writing, SEO, Freedom, Education, Life, Productivity, Personal Development, Careers and Social Media.

Online Business, Business, Marketing, and Internet Marketing

Does Every Business Plan Include a Marketing Plan? What’s the Difference?  – every solo business owner needs a marketing plan

How Natalie Sisson Built A Six-Figure Business Helping Women Out Of Her Suitcase – great interview with a lifestyle independent entrepreneur

How to Build a First-Class Email List in 30 Days — from Scratch – interesting way to piggyback off of other people’s success

Easily Create and Market Your Ebook – great ideas

The Perfect Pitch: How to Land a Gig or Job Every Time – honesty and respect wins over a good con job

How I Found My Passion (And How You Can Find Yours)  – find what fuels you’re interest so you will stay with it

Conversation Agent: Everything is Obvious (once you know the answer) – the value of hindsight

Four Content Ideas for Driving Inbound Leads –paths that get you thinking

Why Etsy Stores Are At A Disadvantage Compared To Online Stores That Own Their Domain –why you should break away from the pack if you are a serious online merchant

Social Media, Blogging and Writing

The Secret to Growing Your Twitter Audience  — being active is just part of it

Create A Standard Background Image For Your YouTube User Page With Photoshop – step by step instructions that works

6 Free eBooks To Build Your Social Media Muscle – these eBooks are not a rehash but a new approach

Content Curation – 5 Ways to Succeed…Eventually for those that desire traffic but cannot write good content consistently

5 Powerful Steps To Eliminate Writer’s Block – a sledge hammer that works

My Content Amplification System – using the social media to your advantage

How to Write 35% Better and 45% Faster  –good advice that has positive results but the software can be avoided if you just have discipline

17 Tips to Get More Exposure for Your Blog Posts—some repeats but still good ideas

How To Write Award Winning Blog Headlines – input from an experienced affiliate marketer

11 Interesting Ways to Make Money on Your Blog – good ideas if you can make them work

How To Clone A Blog (And Why) – this is really a good way to backup your site

Learn how to improve your blogging and SEO with Topic Buckets – positive path to help you concentrate on your core topics for improved results

Personal Finance

Send 2011 Out with a Financial Bang –financing tips that can help anyone

Millionaire Investors Leverage Their Knowledge – advice that has worked by those that used it

 Search Engine Optimization

How to Choose Keywords for Your Blog – why long tail keywords are a must

Keyword Analysis Guide—advice that works with links to tools that will be helpful

David Leonhardt: SEO Small Business Writer | BizSugar Blog– being a contributor to other blogs does pay off

Google Panda and User Experience – Good explanation but using the web as an experience was not responsible by Google

Submit URLs to Google with Fetch as Googlebot – new way to get exposure for your blog directly from Google


Thinking About a Ph.D.? – what the letters stand for in plain language so you can decide if this path is for you

Econ Grad School –a helpful resource set of links

News: Hostile Witness – Inside Higher Ed –the absence of morals at law schools is a fact but law schools are not a scam

Education, Anti-Matter, and Black Monday opinionated views that needed expressing

Ask an Economist: What’s the Deal with College Tuition? – advice from a professor in this business that has insight


How to Get Your Kindle Highlights into Evernote – I was already a fan of the Kindle App and Evernote. This just rocks both applications!

Personal Development

7 game-changing personal development exercises you’ll actually love doing—how your interests overlap and influence you in places you never thought they did


Why saying, “This is not part of my job,” is a big career no-no – multitalented employees keep their positions


I am always looking for great articles to share.  If you see anything that should be included in the next edition of the Online Business Roundup, please email a link to fred@solobizcoach.com.

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