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4 Tags to Help You Send Better Emails

On a regular old Tuesday afternoon, two emails show up in Drew’s inbox, both from a software developer, and both to deliver an update on a popular graphic design tool. The first email, sent to an entire email list, starts off: The second email, sent only to a portion of the same email list, goes like this: After reading both emails, which one do you think Drew’s most likely to click through and … [Read More...]

A New Free Resource and an Empathetic Approach to Copy

Coming out of the intensity of our annual Certification launch, the Copyblogger team this week has been all about refocusing... Continue Reading The post A New Free Resource and an Empathetic Approach to Copy appeared first on Copyblogger. Article by Copyblogger. Read entire story here. … [Read More...]

Haters or Helpers? How to Handle Online Criticism

“Your blog sucks!” “No offense, but… (insert deliberately offensive comment here)” “You don’t know what you’re talking about.” “I can’t believe I wasted my time on this rubbish article.” Have you ever received any feedback like this? If so, how did you take it? via framepool.com If you’ve already built your own following … [Read More...]

Potential Income Sources – Becoming A Paid Expert Part 3

Profit From Your Expertise In this final post of our three part “Becoming A Paid Expert” series, I list the most common and practical ways to make money from your expertise – as I see it. In part one we focused on free learning resources to becoming a paid expert and part two we looked […] The post Potential Income Sources – Becoming A Paid Expert Part 3 appeared first on … [Read More...]

5 Blogging Lessons You Can Learn from a Small Country Town

The post 5 Blogging Lessons You Can Learn from a Small Country Town appeared first on ProBlogger. Looking for the fast lane to blogging success? Want to join the upper echelons of blogging stardom at the top end of town, and be dazzled by the bright lights of the big city? If you’re exhausted from chasing all the shiny things and trying to keep up with the Kardashians, I’d like you to consider … [Read More...]

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The Top 7 Money Excuses That Hold You Back From Financial Independence

One of the greatest obstacles we have to truly achieving financial independence are the money excuses we make for ourselves. I love to talk to people about money!  Yet I can’t help but notice how many times a conversation ends in “I could never do” or “why that will never work for me”. These excuses are the lies we tell ourselves to make it seem better when we’re not where we want to be with our … [Read More...]

How This Couple Was Able to Retire Early After Just 15 Years of Saving

Do you think you need 30 years of saving to make your retirement happen? Do you think you need to make a lot of money? Or know what the best stocks are to invest in each year? Of course not! I’m a huge fan of early retirement stories of the everyday-man; stories that prove that good-ole fashioned saving, simple investing, and living within your means CAN and WILL provide you with not just the … [Read More...]

How to Become a Millionaire – The Simple Way to Save $1,000,000

Admit it – you’ve probably asked yourself “How do I become a millionaire?” more than once in your life. Don’t be shy! With all the images of happiness and security we see associated with wealth, how could you (or most anyone) not. Regardless of what your actual financial goals are, the act of having a net worth of one million dollars or more is still heavily regarded as quite an accomplishment! In … [Read More...]

YouNoodle and Denmark for Entrepreneurs

Start-up Denmark Teams Up With YouNoodle To Find High-Growth Startups New partnership aims to attract global entrepreneurs interested in building and growing innovative companies in Denmark Start-up Denmark (www.startupdenmark.info), a new initiative of the Danish Government designed to attract talented entrepreneurs with world-class business ideas and YouNoodle (www.younoodle.com), a startup … [Read More...]

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Totango Hosts Interactive Lunch for Customer Success Thought Leaders in NYC

Customer Success for the Enterprise, held on September 18th in NYC was an exciting chance for Customer Success leaders from around the world to exchange their innovative ideas in this ever-changing space.   Four topics stood out from the discussion: enabling customer centricity, turning insights into action, driving results that last, and deciding to buy a CS solution over building one in-house. … [Read More...]

Customer Success for the Enterprise Luncheon Creates an Interactive CS Experience in The Bay Area

The Customer Success for the Enterprise, luncheon held on Nov. 6th, in Palo Alto was an invitation-only event hosted by Totango, the leader in Customer Success (CS) software for the enterprise. The event brought together executives from leading enterprises in the Bay Area including SAP, Symantec, Oracle, FireEye, Juniper Networks, PayPal, and Akamai Technologies, enabling them to convene over … [Read More...]

Highlights from TSW ‘18 in Las Vegas

We had a great time at the Technology and Services World (TSW) in Las Vegas networking, sharing ideas, and learning about the latest trends in technology services. It was a valuable and insightful event and the turnout at our booth from prospects and customers plus the successful session with our CEO Guy Nirpaz and Dilip Kumar, COO of Dimension Data, as they presented how Dimension Data has … [Read More...]

SEO in 2018 – 15 Most Important Google Ranking Factors

While the fundamental aspects of SEO remain the same, Google makes changes in its algorithm several times a year, aiming toward a smarter and cleaner search experience. The result is – 200 factors determining search ranking! Fortunately, you don’t need all of them. With 2018 in full swing, here are the 15 most important Google Article by Convert.com Blog. Read entire story here. … [Read More...]

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7 Trendy ways to Make Money Online

#1. Turn into a Freelancer If you are a decent software engineer, architect or advertiser then you can discover a considerable measure of paid occupations. You simply should be patient and willing to take in more. You need two aptitudes to wind … [Read More...]

5 REALISTIC WAYS TO MAKE MONEY ONLINE

Regardless of whether you're hoping to make some quick money, or you're after long haul, more maintainable wage creating results, there are surely ways you can profit online today. In all actuality profiting on the web isn't as troublesome as most … [Read More...]

How to Create your Own Membership Site and Premium Content

If you provide specialized knowledge and content about any specific content, you could make a lot of money with building membership sites. Membership sites are websites that provide access to premium content to members who in turn pay a monthly fee … [Read More...]

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Beyond WordPress: Choosing the Right CMS for Your Business

WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS). As a matter of fact, some statistics suggest that it powers around half of the websites on the Internet. Moreover, its popularity is well-deserved. WordPress is a highly functional system … [Read More...]

Mastering All the Basic Ins and Outs of DIY Car Fixing

Whether your company owns a fleet of vehicles or only a single company car, you might need to do some DIY car fixing from time to time. After all, as the owner of a small business, you do, indeed, wear many hats, don’t you? Then, too, you might … [Read More...]

The Closer: End of Week Charts — 10/5/18

Looking for deeper insight on global markets and economics?  In tonight’s Closer sent to Bespoke clients, we recap weekly price action in major asset classes, update economic surprise index data for major economies, chart the weekly Commitment … [Read More...]

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How fintechs are upending the mortgage space and creating opportunities for retail banks

BI IntelligenceThis is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Mortgages are valuable for retail banks, but they're … [Read More...]

How fintechs are upending the mortgage space and creating opportunities for retail banks

BI IntelligenceThis is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Mortgages are valuable for retail banks, but they're … [Read More...]

How fintechs are upending the mortgage space and creating opportunities for retail banks

BI IntelligenceThis is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Mortgages are valuable for retail banks, but they're … [Read More...]




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Why You Need to Take More Breaks (And How to Do It)

Ahh!! The last couple of months have been CRAZY busy… So, I stopped taking breaks because I thought I could get MORE done. The problem? My productivity completely tanked. Something needed to change. And I had a lot of questions… Like, how do breaks help or hurt your productivity? How do you take an effective break? Here’s what I found… Taking a break = being lazy? I used to believe … [Read More...]

Pros and Cons of a Virtual Business

As a startup owner, you’re probably looking to save as much money as possible. It just makes it a lot easier to make money and see the kind of success you’re looking for, right from the start, without making an unnecessary amount of debt. A lot of businesses are moving away from the physical realm, though, and opting for a virtual office instead – but is it really beneficial? Here is a … [Read More...]

Announcing: I Co-Founded A New Company Called Truvani

So, people keep asking me, “Derek, are you alive?” Yes. I’m alive. But I’ve been missing in action. Why? I co-founded a company called Truvani. We create high quality supplements made from real food products. So far we launched 4 products. 1. Daily Turmeric Supplement 2. Organic Chicken Bone Broth Powder 3. Chocolate Plant-Based Protein Powder 4. Marine Collagen Powder … [Read More...]

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Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps: Step 2 – Pay Off All Debt Using The Debt Snowball

In my last post in the 7 Baby Steps series, we looked at Baby Step 1, saving up an emergency fund of $1000. You save up that baby emergency fund in order to insure yourself against the risk of life's little emergencies that have a way of popping up at the least opportune time.   If you don't save up that money as an insurance policy, you can be assured that your plan to get out of debt will be set … [Read More...]

Cheap vs. Frugal and How Not To Be A Cheapskate

Sometimes, people consider themselves frugal, when in reality they’re just cheap. If you’ve watched shows like Extreme Cheapskates or Extreme Couponers, you know the ones I’m talking about — they’ll go on and on about how they like to save money. They’ll do almost anything just to save a dollar or two. There is a huge difference in the terms cheap and frugal, but how can you tell which one you … [Read More...]

How to Improve Your Life by Tracking Every Tiny Business Expense

Improving your life as a small business owner starts by making small but positive changes. There are so many aspects of our lives that need to be taken care of: health, financial, social, personal and business. Some days it can feel overwhelming trying to balance everything and still find enjoyment in your work. One of the aspects I’ve learned to successfully control is business finances, and … [Read More...]