______________________________ Blogging ______________________________

The Best Way to Brand Your Blog

The post The Best Way to Brand <em>Your</em> Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 206 of the ProBlogger podcast. So you’re about to start a new blog. It might be first, or it might be one you’re setting up to try something new. And you’re just about to buy the domain name for it. But now you’re hesitating, because you still haven’t decided whether your new … [Read More...]

The Secret to Writing Effective Sales Copy

The post The Secret to Writing Effective Sales Copy appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 105 of the ProBlogger podcast. This week I want to talk about writing sales copy. Now chances are you’d much rather write a blog post than try and sell something. You may have even become a blogger so you can avoid writing sales copy. But it’s an important skill to have, especially if … [Read More...]

7 Habits of Lucky Entrepreneurs

The post 7 Habits of Lucky Entrepreneurs appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 45 of the ProBlogger podcast. How many times have you heard or read about an entrepreneur’s latest opportunity and thought, How lucky were they? And yes, in some instances it may well have been luck that gave them that opportunity. A simple case of being in the right place at the right time, and … [Read More...]

How to Structure Your Blog Posts with Subheadings

The post How to Structure Your Blog Posts with Subheadings appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 132 of the ProBlogger podcast. I’m willing to bet that every blog post you’ve ever written has a main heading at the top. (If you use WordPress, it’s usually the title.) But how many of them have subheadings? Even if you’ve never used them before, chances are you know what they … [Read More...]

How to Decide Where to Spend Your Blogging Time

The post How to Decide Where to Spend Your Blogging Time appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 65 of the ProBlogger podcast. A lot of people ask me how I manage to fit everything in – blogging, social media, speaking appearances, product development, family life, and so on. Well, the truth is I don’t get to do everything I’d like to. But over the years I’ve developed skills … [Read More...]

_________________________ Business Opportunities ____________________

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...]

_______________________ Converting Techniques ________________________

Differentiation Strategy (and the Sea of Sameness)

Legendary Harvard Business School professor Michael Porter defines competition in business as the struggle to attain a profitable, unique position in the market. Instead of “competing to be the best,” you should “compete to be unique.” Differentiation is about standing out from the noise and giving people a reason to choose you over others. You’d think companies would be all about that. Curiously, … [Read More...]

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...]

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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...]

_______ Entrepreneurship _______

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...]

_____ Finance and Investing _____

Fineco Review UK: Low Cost Investing, Trading and Banking

Are you looking for new ways to invest your savings or handle your cash? In 2018, a study found that a quarter of Brits don’t save money regularly. So, any new options that might tempt more people to be careful with their cash have got to be worth … [Read More...]

Switchd Review: Find the Best Energy Deals

Are you fed up paying too much on your energy bills? Switchd is a new type of energy comparison service that promises to let you take a smarter approach to saving money. At the start of 2020, the National Audit Office said that British households had … [Read More...]

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...]




______________________________ Resources ______________________________

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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20 Purchases That Will Make Life Easier

As a huge personal finance lover, I’ve learned to save my money and not buy a lot of stuff over the years. Not only has this saved me thousands of dollars, but I’m also happier without all the clutter. However, there are a few things that have been able to make life easier for me, and I wanted to share them with you. These tools, gadgets, and purchases aren’t wasteful or … [Read More...]

10 Ways to Actually Stick to a Budget

When you’re trying to stick to a budget, it can be hard, especially if you’re not used to having one. But, if you truly want to reach your money goals, having a budget is super important. Here’s how to actually stick to your budget, without feeling like you’re sacrificing your lifestyle. 1) Make It Realistic Let’s be honest, a bare-bones budget is not realistic … [Read More...]

How To Get A Raise (Even During A Pandemic)

Many Americans are overworked and underpaid. And while this isn’t a fact for everyone, statistics show that median wages have fallen and are in a steady decline. With that in mind, it doesn’t have to be that way. Especially if you’re able to negotiate a better pay raise. But, how to get a raise during a pandemic? Let’s talk about it. Be Graceful First things first, always … [Read More...]