budget Articles

India Makes Changes to Budget

India is increasing the amount of money it spends on education, health and rural infrastructure in an effort to fight poverty.

Hubble Not In the Budget

Washington proposed a 2.5% increase to NASA’s budget, but this is not enough to keep the Hubble Space Telescope alive.

Webinar: Lobbying For Your Search Marketing Budget

Mark your calendars for January 13th. That’s the date that KeywordRanking will be sponsoring a FREE webinar presented by Search Engine Watch’s Chris Sherman.

Overture Germany Introduces Budget Smoothing

Beginning in October, Overture Germany will begin use of an account control feature called Budget Smoothing. Serving as a spending limit option, Budget Smoothing allows Overture to control the amount of appearances member listings make, depending on their daily budget.

Are You Afraid Of A Budget

There’s that horrifying word. The one that makes so many people cringe at it’s very utterance. It seems like they could make a very good spooky movie with the title “You Have To BUDGET!”

10 Tips to Use Giveaways Effectively

Walk around any trade or consumer show and you will be able to collect a bag full of advertising specialties, or giveaway items all designed to promote. But look a little more closely. How many really do an effective job? How clearly do they get a message across? Is the message sufficiently visible? Is the giveaway useful or unique enough that you would want to keep and use it? All these questions, and more, need to be considered before jumping into the giveaway game.

Cutting Down Your Trade Show Budget

Whenever a recession or volatility threatens the economy, companies immediately look at where they can cut budgets. Without much forethought, the first to hit the block is inevitably training, followed closely behind by marketing. Why? Both are viewed on the balance sheet as expenditures rather than income generators, so obviously they’re hot contenders for elimination.

Five Tips for Trade Show Success on a Small Budget
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No matter how small your marketing budget, your business can afford to have a successful presence at trade shows without incurring big expenses. Here are five tips for exhibiting in trade shows inexpensively:

Free SEO Software: Shoe String Budget Search Engine Optimization
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The Cost of SEO

Even more costly than the time performing SEO is the time it takes to learn how to do it correctly. Many people want to sell you things for $10 or $20 which have no intrinsic value. Most of the best SEO tools do not even cost 1 cent.

Attracting New Business on a Shoestring Budget

In a recent marketing workshop I attended, I discovered that most business owners rely on just two or three strategies to attract new business. Even well-established companies tend to rely on one or two strategies. However, there is a multitude of ways to drive new business to your door. Here are a few:

The Budget Webmaster’s 6 Step Guide to Improving Existing Rankings in Google

You know the scenario. You get an occasional click from Google for a certain keyword. You go to find out why you aren’t getting more clicks, and you find out that you’re ranked in the 30’s, 50’s, or heaven forbid, the 300’s. “Great”, you think, “I finally get ranked for a good keyword and it’s a worthless ranking”.

Resolve to Improve Your Finances in 2004

Kick off 2004 with these 7 money resolutions and get a fresh financial start to the new year. At year’s end, you’ll be surprised at how much you’ve reduced your debt load and the money you’ve saved!

Promotion on a Soup Kitchen Budget

You’ve got a killer product and a state of the art website. “Now, how do you get your site noticed and generate the kind of traffic that converts to sales?”

What To Do When Your IT Project Is Late, Over Budget, and Looks Like Its Never Going To Work

Here’s a scary statistic. According to four prominent research firms, only around 20% of all IT projects are finished in a timely manner. By “timely” the researchers mean without loss of quality or being over budget. They go on to say the average project runs approximately 200 percent late, roughly 200 percent over budget, and contains only 2/3 of the original functionality.

Sorting Your Money

For anyone that is familiar with The Complete Budget and Bill Organizer, you already know that I recommend that you use your checking account to pay bills and cash to cover your household expenses.

Budget Leftovers

It is extremely difficult to setup a budget, especially when you are behind on some of your bills. Even if you can make your regular bills and expenses fit neatly into your budget, what can you do if you don’t have the money to catch up?

Why Budgets Don’t Work and How to Fix It

This article is for those families that have sat down at a desk or the kitchen table time after time trying to develop a family budget that they can live with.

How To Stick To Your Budget

I’ve had a lot of people tell me that setting up their budget was simple but when it came to living by it payday after payday they admitted losing interest in a very short time.

How To Work Out Whether A Business Can Afford To Hire You

Can a business afford to hire you? This is a big question for beginning copywriters. It’s vital that you get an answer to this question. If you don’t, you can spend money and time working with someone who’s not in a position to be able to afford your rates.

Promoting a New Product on a Small Budget
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Question: I am trying to sell a uniquely flavored dry cat food & have had no success at it. My URL is http://www.CajunCrawKitty.com
I have very little budget to advertise & I have only tried Google AdWords with a budget of $50/mo. Is there any thing you could think of that I could do with a budget of say $150/mo. or less?

Superior Diversification on a Shoestring Budget

We’ve been preaching the merits of wide stock market diversification for many years, and the advantages should be painfully obvious these days after the bear market that started in 2000. Any investor who loaded up on growth stocks or technology funds a few years ago should now be able to see the advantage of owning some other kinds of assets as well.