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Boost Sales and Save Time with Email Automation

Generating a side income selling digital products is one of the greatest steps in your journey as a blogger or content marketer. You’re ready to get in the game after hearing from others how awesome it is to have this self-sustaining source of income that practically runs itself. And so you put together a few offerings, maybe a checklist, a How To PDF, or even an ecourse, and start dreaming of … [Read More...]

How to Become a Great Copywriter

Copywriting is not writing. It is assembling. The best copywriters collect the varied parts of their research and assemble those parts into a true story that resonates with the particular worldview of an audience. Then that story is tested, tweaked, and deployed again. A story that enters the conversation an audience is already having, can be a story that travels. The assembly of these parts is … [Read More...]

The Pomodoro Technique May Not Work For Everyone – All Of The Time

Anyone serious about productivity has at least heard of the Pomodoro Technique. But does it work for everyone? Will the Pomodoro method help you become more productive? Let’s take an honest look at the pros and cons of using the Pomodoro Technique for productivity. Affiliate Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate and/or partner links, which means […] The post The Pomodoro Technique May Not … [Read More...]

A Practical Look at Turning Your Blog into a Functioning Business

Following last week’s post on treating your blog like a business, this guest post from Anna Johansson provides some practical ways you can start turning your blog into a business. In many cases, blogging starts out as a hobby or creative outlet for someone looking to have a little fun writing about a topic that interests them. But at some point, most bloggers reach a fork in the road where … [Read More...]

Email Marketing 101, Part 1

Why Email When you think about building your site for the first time, you’re probably also thinking about your Facebook presence. After all, that’s where the people are, right? OK, that makes sense at a superficial level. But there are two problems with emphasizing platforms like Facebook instead of your own site and your own list: Facebook owns Facebook. Building your online presence on someone … [Read More...]

_________________________ Business Opportunities ____________________

Why Do More People Invest In Actively Managed Funds vs Passive Index Funds?

If passive index funds are the way to go, then why does anyone invest in actively managed funds at all? That was the question I received when I was trying to help someone pick some mutual funds for their 401(k) plan.  It’s definitely a good one to ask! Over the years, a seemingly growing number of academics and financial bloggers have really been showing their love for investing with … [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...]

Small Business Scorecard : Optimism Up

SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard®: Optimism Hits New High, Pay Increases 80% of small business owners optimistic about the economy Optimism among small business owners hit a one-year high in March, according to the March 2015 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard. Four out of five (81%) say they are optimistic about the small business economy, with 89% saying business is the same or better than … [Read More...]

Drone Conference Takes Off in Vegas

International Drone Conference and Exposition set for September in Las Vegas.  BZ Media LLC announced the addition of Drone Business, a conference for drone business owners, entrepreneurs and dealers, to the International Drone Conference and Exposition being held September 9, 10, 11th at The Rio in Las Vegas. InterDrone, with more than 100 classes, panels and keynotes in all, will also feature a … [Read More...]

_______________________ Converting Techniques ________________________

How to Optimize Your Checkout for Mobile Devices

Every company must have a mobile optimization strategy. That’s not optional, it really is a must. More and more people do all their web browsing through their phones or mobile devices. They will not put up with less than optimal websites that make it hard for them to browse. That’s why you need to start Article by Convert.com Blog. Read entire story here. … [Read More...]

How to do server-side testing for single page app optimization

Reading Time: 5 minutesGettin’ technical. We talk a lot about marketing strategy on this blog. But today, we are getting technical. In this post, I team up with WiderFunnel front-end developer, Thomas Davis, to cover the basics of server-side testing from a web development perspective. The alternative to server-side testing is client-side testing, which has arguably been the dominant testing … [Read More...]

6 Key Takeaways from Forrester Research Guest Webinar on Customer-Centricity

Kate Leggett, VP & Principal Analyst at Forrester Research and leading expert in customer relationship management and customer service strategy, joined Guy Nirpaz, CEO & Co-Founder of Totango, to talk about customer centricity and the technology that is disrupting the traditional approach to achieving it. Check out the 6 key takeaways from the webinar: The customer controls the … [Read More...]

Design an Insanely Memorable Conference: From Branding to Signage (And Every Detail in Between)

Attendees from last year’s Call to Action Conference From busy trade show floors to professionally-lit celebrity panels, it seems every marketing brand wants a South by Southwest-style event all their own these days. But, with so many conferences for your target market to choose from, it’s risky running a large-scale event as a mid-sized brand. It’s the ultimate faux pas to host a … [Read More...]

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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...]

Private Advertising vs Google Adsense

Private Advertising vs Google AdSense – which is best? Lately more and more bloggers are starting to sell private ad space on their blogs and have stopped using Google AdSense altogether – some because they feel that they are not earning … [Read More...]

The Guide You’ll Need to Make Money with Advertising (if you’ve got your own blog, this is for you)

If you already have your own blog, or if you are planning on starting your own blog, you could easily make money with advertising. You could make use of Google Adsense, Bidvertiser or private advertising. I will be exploring all three options in this … [Read More...]

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The Closer — To EEM Or Not To EEM — 5/9/17

Log-in here if you’re a member with access to the Closer. Looking for deeper insight on global markets and economics?  In tonight’s Closer sent to Bespoke Institutional clients, we review the outlook for EM equities in the form of the … [Read More...]

Food Grade Metal Detectors Ensure Your Customers’ Safety

Food Grade Metal Detectors Ensure Your Customers’ Safety Nearly a million pounds of breaded chicken were recalled in the US recently because of reports that minute pieces of metal—from the conveyor belts in the processing facility—had possibly ended … [Read More...]

What’s Driving Performance During This Rally?

The average stock in the S&P 500 fell 2.91% in January, but the average stock is up 5% since then. So which stocks have led the way higher, and which ones are underperforming? Below we have run our decile analysis on the S&P 500 to find out. … [Read More...]

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How To Consolidate Your Debt With Lending Club

Technology is changing everything – even the well-worn process of getting a loan through a bank. You can now streamline the whole borrowing process and consolidate your debt with Lending Club. Lending Club is the largest and most well-known of the … [Read More...]

Here’s how a special prosecutor investigating Trump and Russia would get appointed

Expert: "The thematic issue here is the tension between the political considerations and getting the facts out." Article by Feedburner. Read entire story here. … [Read More...]

Apple is investing in Solar Energy!

This Post was Originally published at Apple is investing in Solar Energy! on Start Investing Money Tim Cook: New solar farm will be Apple’s ‘biggest and boldest project ever’ – ZDNet ReutersTim Cook: New solar farm will be … [Read More...]

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How to Make People Like You In 5 Seconds Or Less… (No Gimmicks. No Tricks. Just 3 Quick Tips).

There’s one thing I do that makes people like me. I never realized I did it. I just did it. I don’t want people to think I do this to be manipulative. FAR FROM IT. I just noticed that I often did it in social situations and it works like a charm. Especially if you’re meeting someone new. I’m Derek Halpern, and I’m the founder of Social Triggers. A top destination for … [Read More...]

Balancing The Books: How To Take Back Control Of Your Finances

Worrying about money is a pretty natural thing to do. In fact, money is probably the most common cause of anxiety among many people that there is. Unless you happen to be in an incredibly fortunate position, you’re probably going to need to be aware of your finances all time, just to make sure you can survive. Of course, that’s often far easier said than done. There are plenty of … [Read More...]

Is this the NEW way to build an email list? Survey says…

…YES. If you want to create – and sell – online courses, you NEED an email list. And for the last decade, building an email list usually went something like this… You would send people to an optin page. Maybe you’d offer them an ebook, or a free download, or something like that. And it worked. But there may be a NEW way to build an email list… Is This The NEW … [Read More...]

_____________________________ Saving Money _____________________________

5 Reasons to Refinance Your Mortgage Now

The perfect combination of rising home values and low interest rates is here. Conditions are ripe for refinancing a mortgage. Rates now average close to 3.5 percent nationwide. A household can cut its mortgage payment $60 per month, per $100,000 in loan balance, with just a one percent reduction in interest rate. Thirty-year mortgage rates have fallen by more than 50 basis points (0.50%) since the … [Read More...]

4 Reasons Millionaires Are Not The Scum of the Earth

Here is society’s view on the rich and the poor:Rich people are greedy, underhanded sleazeballs and share their money with no onePoor people don’t have the opportunity to get ahead and are stuck in poverty foreverIt’s up to the government to redistribute the wealth and make everything fair again…My face is getting red just writing out those statements. Each one of them just … [Read More...]

Work-Life Balance: How to Have a Better Life as Your Own Boss

As freelancers we aim to have a better life while doing meaningful work. For many of us that means being our own bosses! The thing is though, that we also want to be attentive friends and parents, and provide for our families. And trying to do all of these things at once can seem impossible. According to a Pew Center Research analysis, over 40% of American households with children under the age of … [Read More...]

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