Ever since practical business applications became mainstay on the Internet, people have been looking for ways to make a quick buck. The harsh fact is that not everyone has a knack for it. Most people want to make money quick or not do the necessary work. There’s a certain level of skill in seeing a situation and knowing how best to approach it from a business angel. There’s an old saying that if people spent half the energy towards a real job they wouldn’t have to work so hard at getting something for free. This is a valuable lesson that can be learned from both online business and others through some of the sage advice of online industry leaders like Neil Patel.
Patel, by the age of 21, was named a top blogger by Technorati. The Wall Street Journal named him as one of the top web influencers. With his goldentouch, he as founded two internet companies, Crazy Egg and KISSmetrics, and by using these companies, has provided invaluable services to corporations like AOL, General Motors, and Viacom. The man has proved noteworthy in the business world and especially through his SEO and SEO consulting. Patel firmly believes that this is what drives online businesses and can often be a deciding factor on whether or not a business makes it.
Patel has an impressive resume of work. Through Qucksprout.com, as well as Neil’s new blog, he offers advice on anything from smart business practices to the need for quality Search Engine Optimization techniques. In fact, SEO is one of the most important aspects of business. You can have the best work ethic in the world but if you’re not employing the best techniques, you won’t get anywhere.
Patel stated that one of the harshest realities of web sites is the simple fact that links are everything. According to Neil, there are two different aspects of SEO. Firstly, there’s on-page optimization. Secondly, there’s the number of sites that link back to you. On-page optimization is something that anyone can manipulate but the second form, sites that link back to you, aren’t. Approaching SEO through link building is what has made Patel the success he is today. That and advice and lessons he learned from his, self-admitted, greatest mentors_hisparents.
Listening to a lot of the words of wisdom he lives by, it’s strange to think of someone as successful as Patel would hearken back to such words of wisdom that some might even call folksy. It’s the marriage of old world wisdom andcurrent online business approaches that has allowed Patel to rise to such great heights. Without his experiences, both good and bad, he admits that he wouldn’t be where he is today.
*This is a guest tip by Kevin Kaiser.*