News Flash! Bad Spelling Affects Business

Did you know that somewhere around 50% of all websites have one or more of the following problems?

* typing errors

* spelling mistakes

* grammatical problems

* punctuation problems.

Wow! A whopping 50%!

Hard to believe??

No, I don’t think it is.

In my daily business life I briefly skim or read anywhere up to hundreds of web pages, brochures, flyers, business cards and emails per day.

I’m lucky – I’ve got a *proofreader’s eye* [I’ll give it back soon – haha] which means that mistakes like those mentioned above just JUMP OFF THE PAGE and draw my attention to them.

I can’t help myself – I’m a wordsmith, a lover of words, and despite all those years at school with my eyes rolling back in my head with boredom during the English class, the information somehow seeped into my brain and it stuck.

Now I’m one of those people who wants to correct the mistakes on restaurant menus, much to the horror of my friends and biz associates. I used to carry a red pen [to make corrections…:o>] but I’ve been banned from doing that.

How many times have I seen this doozy, in print, on websites and on big signs and billboards outside stores:

*For all your stationary needs, visit Blahblahblah Company!*

See how they spelt *stationAry*, with an *a*??

Don’t they know this means *standing still, not moving* when spelt this way??

Obviously not. So how to remember HOW to spell it? I have a little saying which I learnt as a child: More details please visit:-https://researchsnipers.com/ https://auroson.net/ https://entrepreneursnews.org/

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E is for ENVELOPE.

A is for APPLE.

StationEry with an E for Envelope.

StationAry with an A for Apple.

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The thinking behind this is that an apple sits still, so therefore is *stationAry*, and an Envelope is one piece of *stationEry* with an E. For more info, visit my website and click the link for Stationery.

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YOUR / YOU’RE / YORE

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If you want to say, *Your shoes are lovely.*, use YOUR.

If you want to say, *You’re late!!*, use YOU’RE, which is the shortened version of YOU ARE.

If you want to talk about historical times, you might say, *In days of yore, there were no motor vehicles.*, and use YORE.

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COMMON BOOBOOS ONLINE TODAY!

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1. I see this one all the time, and spotted this on a top affiliate website:

==> One of the biggest mistakes I see affiliates making everyday is that **their** building a short-term business

The word **their** in the sentence above is used incorrectly.

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