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The Future of Written Content (and Why It Has One)

The post The Future of Written Content (and Why It Has One) appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 187 of the ProBlogger podcast. The internet landscape has changed a lot of the years. In the beginning, nearly all the content was text. But these days we can get our message across with videos, podcasts, infographics, animations and more. Which begs the question: What does the … [Read More...]

The Pros and Cons of Having Multiple Blogs

The post The Pros and Cons of Having Multiple Blogs appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 188 of the ProBlogger podcast As you probably know, I have two main blogs – ProBlogger and Digital Photography School. And I’m very fortunate to be in a position where I could devote all of my time to either one of them and still earn a full-time income. But while are definitely benefits … [Read More...]

The Key to Long-Term Traffic and Profit for Your Blog

The post The Key to Long-Term Traffic and Profit for Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 201 of the ProBlogger podcast. “How do you create content that goes viral?” I remember getting this question from a new blogger. They wanted a post to go viral on their blog, thinking it would suddenly shoot their blog’s traffic and profit into the stratosphere. And who knows? … [Read More...]

How I Created My Profit Streams and Became a Full-Time Blogger

The post How I Created My Profit Streams and Became a Full-Time Blogger appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 153 of the ProBlogger podcast. Last week I talked about my profit streams – what they were, and what each one earned as a percentage of my total business profits. In case you missed what those percentages were, here’s a summary: affiliate commissions – 46% product sale … [Read More...]

How ‘Warming up Your Readers’ Helped One Blogger Earn More than $28,000

The post How ‘Warming up Your Readers’ Helped One Blogger Earn More than $28,000 appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 117 of the ProBlogger podcast. Over the past four weeks I’ve talked about the four stages of warming up your readers and turning them into raving fans: 1.           Getting the word out about your blog 2.           Getting first-time visitors inter … [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 mo … [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 m … [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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Like Warren Buffett’s In This To Lose Money

You see, kids, back in 1982, color photography hadn’t yet been invented Humans are atrocious at assessing risk. That’s why there are mothers who won’t let their kids visit the house of a friend whose parents own a gun, but who have … [Read More...]

Carnival of Wealth, Ockham’s Razor Edition

Includes an attachment for those hard-to-reach places So the Malaysian government has determined that an airliner that was lost over the ocean did, in point of fact, crash into the ocean. Thanks for that. Next up, how was the Empire State Building … [Read More...]

March’s (F)RotM. You’re in Trent Hamm’s House.

“Qwirkle.” “Belfort.” “Ingenious.” These aren’t even real words! The biggest problem with Trent Hamm of The Simple Dollar – aside from his repetition, impractical advice, stubbornness in the face of … [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 o … [Read More...]

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4Paws Pet Insurance Review

In this 4Paws pet insurance review, we look at what the company has to offer pet owners like us. We’ll see what types of cover 4Paws* offer, as well as what levels of cover they have available. Then we’ll take a look at some of the vet fee limits and … [Read More...]

How to Hire the Right Marketing Team for Your Startup?

You just launched your startup. You are excited. And you cannot wait to grow your startup. Do not rush. It is important to look for a good marketing team to help you promote your startup. By the way, a good marketing team will take your marketing to … [Read More...]

Does Your Startup Really Need A Physical Office? Is It The Right Time For Your Startup To Move Into A Physical Space?

Most businesses nowadays don’t start with a physical office. Entrepreneurs tend to begin this journey by running their businesses online. As businesses continue to grow, so do business needs such as labor, operational needs, and the demand for … [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 tha … [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 han … [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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How To Survive Unemployment (When You Weren’t Prepared)

Sometimes, bad things happen when we least expect them. And if you’re on a financial journey, losing your job can feel like a major strain. But there are ways to manage, even if you’re worried and even if you don’t think you can make it work. Here’s how to survive unemployment, even if you weren’t prepared. 1) Apply For Unemployment Your first step in how to survive … [Read More...]

How to Make Money Managing and Growing a Twitter Account

Have you ever found yourself mindlessly scrolling on Twitter instead of side hustling to earn more money? I have found myself doing this plenty of times. As a matter of fact, I thought about deleting my account. What stopped me is learning you can actually make money with Twitter – namely, but managing Twitter accounts. There are companies out there that are willing to pay you to increase … [Read More...]

Another Stimulus Payment Coming?

Many of us have received our first round of stimulus checks – approximately $1,200 per person (with an additional $500 per child)! However, was it really enough for all of us to weather this recent economic storm? Likely not, which is why it’s leading to additional conversations on Capital Hill. Naturally, this leads to the inquiry, “Is there another stimulus coming?” What … [Read More...]