Say Hello To Ileane Smith: Contributor of The Week!

Woo-hoo! Meet our latest “Contributor of the Week,” Ileane Smith.

Ileane started her small business adventure two years ago when her daughter Nikki convinced her to start a blog. Since that time, Ileane hasn’t looked back.

Though she originally began her blogging efforts as simply a way of relating stories and connecting with others online, it didn’t take long for Ileane to identify a real need in the online community, basically a source of blogging and social media tutorials for people just like her.

Ileane describes her epiphany:

“After a few weeks, I became frustrated as I searched for blogging and social media tutorials and all I could find were long-winded support threads and dead-end forum posts,” she said.

In answer, Ileane created Basic Blog Tips, a Website dedicated to delivering tutorials in a variety of formats including blog posts, audio and video podcasts. Though Ileane has created much of the content herself, she has also hosted over 30 guest bloggers who have also created quality content for the site.

While building her business, Ileane has been quick to use resources like BizSugar.com too.

“I’ve always been an advocate of small business and BizSugar helps put me in touch with how businesses can successfully leverage social media and email marketing campaigns,” Ileane said. “Recently, my daughter launched Estava Morioka, an online clothing store for women along with a companion magazine-style blog, and I’m able incorporate the lessons I learn from BizSugar and apply them to help build effective strategies for the business.”

So, how can you become a BizSugar “Contributor of the Week” just like Ileane? It’s simple, really. First, if you haven’t done so already, sign up for a free account on BizSugar.com and begin posting helpful tips and information on small business either from your own blog or Website or from other authoritative online resources by following our guidelines.

Then be sure you “like” our Facebook fan page, comment on and share posts you find there with the rest of your Facebook network and who knows! You could be our next contributor of the week. We’ll see you right here on BizSugar!

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