Business News – From Newspaper to Internet

News media has evolved a great deal, from newspaper to television, and from television to Internet. Online media has played a large role in taking the news to much wider audience. Business media caters to a section of the society that is interested in this kind of news.

News, as some believe, tells what’s happening NEW and the NEWS word is just the plural of it. However, as per folk etymology, the word NEWS stands for all the four directions – North, East, West and South. In any case it tells us an update of what’s going on.

There was no proper media for news until the 17th century, when the newspapers came into being. The typesetting technology fostered the beginning of newspapers. Before that, it were the couriers who circulated the news. With time the new media kept on evolving. In 20th century, Business News emerged as a distinct stream of news.

The technology has evolved a great deal and so has the media for news, from Paper to Television, and from Television to Internet, more advances have come in the late 20th century than the rest of the history. With the advent of Internet, News has made its reach much wider.

Business news, as the name tells, is all about the business and commerce. Today, there are dedicated news channels, newspapers, magazines and digital media groups. This section of media caters to a section of the society that is interested in this kind of news.

With business news one can get

Updates about the Stock Market: There was a time when people lost a lot of their money in stock market through ignorance and carelessness. Now, with the stream of stock market news and experts’ advice on disposal, there is little chance that an updater investor would lose his/her money. News channels keep giving the updates about the trends in stock market. There are interviews with people who know as well about the markets as the back of their hands. This helps the medium and the small investor to minimize the risk while putting in their hard earned money. One also can check how particular stocks stand in the market and get instant expert advice by contacting the experts.

Information About Corporate World: These news networks keep a full coverage to what’s going on in the corporate world. They keep track of all mergers and takeovers and keep interested people informed. As the goings on in the corporate world have bearing on the stock market, it is important for the people to keep themselves updated about the corporate sector.

Budget Analysis: The budget gives an idea about the government policies regarding industry. This is the reason people are interested in knowing about the government’s outlook regarding various industries and budget gives enough indication. Hence, whenever the government announces the budget, there is full coverage on the TV, with complete analysis. Reactions from the common citizens are also accommodated in the budget. News channels simplify the budget report so that a common man can also understand what the budget aims for and what impact it would have on the industry.

Product/Service Reviews: Business news media provides the product/service reviews which tell us about particular products or services and advice whether they should be bought or not. These programs are very useful for the people who have little or no knowledge about new gadgets and services. More aware is the consumer, better is the service.

How To Get Free Business Advice From Quora

Get Free Small Business Advice With Engaging Social Communities

Why it’s so great: Quora is a Q&A site where experts actually take the time to seriously answer your questions. You can follow topics like “startups” and “entrepreneurship” and people like Fred Wilson or Mark Zuckerberg

“Answers get voted-up by by the highly populated community.”

So what is Quora anyway? Quora is a platform where questions and answers can be asked and then answered by experts. You can follow any topics on business, small business and marketing. The platform is essentially self policed by up voting like Reddit. The community is highly active and it is an excellent way to learn and ask questions.

“All progress takes place outside the comfort zone.” – Michael John Bobak

So what is Quora, is it like Wikipedia?

Everyone is very familiar with Wikipedia, it’s used by millions worldwide every hour – if someone is looking for information in Google the first results are typically Wikipedia sites. However I am noticing a change with more options like Quora.

Wikipedia was founded by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger in January 2001. The organization is a non-profit organization that collects donations at its annual fundraiser and through individual donations in order to provide Wikipedia.

Quora is more web and app based with an interactive upvote action.

Quora is question-and-answer site. Quora was founded in June 2009 byAdam D’Angelo. Users can ask personalized questions and these are answered by registered users. The answers can be evaluated by the upvoting system. It is a for-profit company.

So how can I use Quora to help with my Small Business?

How many people use Quora: 200+ million monthly users – 100+ million U.S. 5/10/17

Quora is a question-and-answer site where questions are asked, answered, edited and organized by its entire community of users if one such user should choose to engage.

Every day this happens on Quora
Somebody gets some life-changing advice.
Somebody gets inspired by people’s real-life stories.
Somebody gets professional insights.

Quorum’ (of whom in Latin) itself is genitive plural of ‘Qui’ which means “WHO”. As usual, the intended definition of ‘Quorum” & “Quora” has morphed into a diluted one but understandably so. “Quora”, not surprising, has come to mean a ‘select group’.

Running a business can feel intimidating and sometimes eving isolating, especially in the beginning. With the internet and online communities with professionals, you can ask questions and search related topics and learn.

Discover How Easily You Can Start Home Based Internet Businesses

A lot of us dream of starting home based internet businesses. The goal is endless streams of passive income to support our dream lifestyles. Money coming into our bank accounts whether we work that week or not, when we are sleeping or while we’re away on holiday.

Home based internet businesses are probably the best way to create passive, or residual income. Once you’ve set up your home based internet businesses, they will run themselves with minimal input needed. So, what exactly do you need to start your home based internet businesses?

I use the plural because setting up an internet business is easy when you know how, and once your site is monetized you simply rinse and repeat the formula, and start the next one in the same way. Most people find that once they start a home based internet business and realise how easy it is to follow the process, they are inspired with ideas for more internet businesses.

The basis of any home based internet businesses is a mixture of passion, the ability to write basic English, and a willingness to put a lot of hard work in at the beginning. Plus a love of learning because the internet is evolving at a very fast pace. While this can seem overwhelming to some, the secret is to build your site, with the best tools and knowledge currently available to you and then, only then, allow yourself to read about the latest plug-ins and techniques. Once you have an established website you can tweak away, upgrading and improving it to your heart’s content. But, if you allow yourself to get swept up in the tidal wave of “must have” latest software and clever techniques, before your site is launched, you’ll fall into the “information overload” trap of never quite being ready to launch your home based internet businesses.

Equipment and investment-wise you do not need anything more than a computer with internet access, basic office tools and an internet browser. Mozilla Firefox is the recommended browser for internet businesses and it can be downloaded for free from the internet.

There are four main steps to creating your home based internet businesses.

The first is to find a profitable niche. Since you will need to spend a lot of time and energy on your site it’s best to choose a topic that you feel passionate about, or have good knowledge of. Imagine yourself blogging on your topic in 2-3 years time and that shows the level of interest you need to have in your subject. If you’re targeting a particular market, make sure you understand, or have first-hand experience of that market. Or better still, be a member of your own target market, so you can get into the mind of your readers and empathise with their issues. They will eventually become your loyal customers.

Step 2 is to do plenty of research. Find out what your market wants and needs. What are its pains and problems? What issues keep your readers awake at night? Where do they congregate? Use the Google external keyword tool to find out which search terms your market is using to search in your niche. To find buyers, not browsers, look for long-tailed keywords. These are keyword phrases of 2-3 words. Look at the competitors in your niche. How have they monetized their sites? What do their sites look and feel like? Is your market local or international? Young or old? Male or female?

Once you understand your market and its problems, you can create a product or service that provides the solution to those problems. That can be an information guide, an ebook, a video, a membership site, a training course, or a niche website providing a central source of information on a certain topic. Or you can become an affiliate and market other people’s products to your market.

Next, build your website or blog. Personally I use, and recommend WordPress, a free blogging software, used by millions. It is very easy to use, and comes with lots of free plug-ins and extras which will boost your traffic generation or “search engine optimisation (SEO)”, link your blog posts to Facebook and Twitter, enable you to have an opt-in box on your site so that you can build a list of loyal followers, and much, much more.

The final step, and one much written about, but probably the most challenging, is to generate traffic to your site. There are two basic ways to generate traffic. One is to pay for it, although this can be very expensive and not always easy to get right.

The other way is using natural search engine traffic. Much has been written about search engine optimisation and the ultimate goal of any home based internet businesses is to get on the first page of Google for a particular search term. If you can achieve that you will get hundreds or thousands of targeted visitors to your website for free.

The key to generating visitors this way is to build up traffic over time by providing good quality content on your site, consistently and regularly, and using the keywords researched earlier, to attract traffic to your site.

If you can provide solutions to your market’s problems, and they can find you when typing their queries into the major search engines, you have the beginnings of successful home based internet businesses which will generate you an income, on autopilot, for years to come.