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How to Eliminate the Echo Chamber and Add New Dimensions to Your Blog

The post How to Eliminate the Echo Chamber and Add New Dimensions to Your Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Jakub Balon on Unsplash One of the better posts I always remember reading is by Chris Pirillo writing about ways to eliminate the ‘echo chamber’. It’s a post that I’m sure many bloggers will find a challenge (I know I did). Here are his main points (in bold) … [Read More...]

What My 4-Year-Old Son Taught Me About Successful Blogging

The post What My 4-Year-Old Son Taught Me About Successful Blogging appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash This story goes back to when my eldest (now 15-year-old) son was just a toddler and I delivered a Keynote at BlogWorld Expo, where I told how my son reminded me of a powerful principle of successful blogging. So many people have since told me how much they enjoyed … [Read More...]

Is Your Blog Ready for the Festive Season?

The post Is Your Blog Ready for the Festive Season? appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash There are only 44 days until Christmas! It’s that time of year: the silly season is almost upon us: there’s only 15 days until Black Friday and 18 days until Cyber Monday. If you start preparing your blog for Christmas in December you’re probably too late. The … [Read More...]

Are You Spreading Yourself Too Thinly?

The post Are You Spreading Yourself Too Thinly? appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Camille Villanueva on Unsplash Today I want to share one last way to let your blog go to round off our 10 part series. It’s something that has at times almost brought my own blogging to a grinding halt. Problem Taking on too many projects and stretching yourself too thinly. There’s a fine line … [Read More...]

How to Avoid Becoming a Single-Minded Blogger

The post How to Avoid Becoming a Single-Minded Blogger appeared first on ProBlogger. Photo by Samuel Berner on Unsplash One of the most common ways that I see a blog ‘go under’ is when the blogger gets distracted from the overall task of blogging by one single aspect of blogging. Here’s the thing – for a blog to become successful you can’t just work on one aspect of … [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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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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Additions and Attractions for Our Feeds-by-Email Service

FeedBurner's email service began delivering updates in April, 2006. The launch was just weeks after scientists determined email and feeds could be safely combined in a laboratory setting. Our public service has since delivered millions of messages on … [Read More...]

Los colores bonitos, or how I learned to stop worrying and compare multiple feed metrics.

If you've been knocking about within FeedBurner using your Google Account, you may have noticed that the original "french fry" chart from the Analyze tab of the original feedburner.com is no more. This venerable bar chart, with its green picket fence … [Read More...]

An important reminder for our MyBrand users

As we detailed in our previous installment, More details on moving to a Google account, if you used the MyBrand service at feedburner.com — our service that allows you to use a custom domain with your feed — you must move to a Google account and … [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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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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How We’re Handling A Sudden Loss Of Income

In the United States many individuals are currently out of work because the government considers their job or business non-essential, or impossible to carry out while maintaining social distancing.  My husband works for a local university and has been home working for weeks now.  I honestly didn’t look ahead enough to see how much universities would be impacted, but that became very obvious to me … [Read More...]

7 Features of the Best Health Insurance For Parents (Don’t Miss This!)

Everybody needs to get adequate health insurance coverage for their parents. And for an obvious purpose — to ensure they get the best medical care without any financial burden. Due to the age factor, parents may require extra medical assistance more often. It is our highest priority job to secure their wellbeing. Thankfully, some good insurance companies in India offer the best health … [Read More...]

What To Look For Before Buying Into An Existing Business (Don’t Forget!)

If you want to speed up the process of starting your own company, you may want to buy another business and turn it into your own. But, you could encounter a few challenges by doing that. Here’s what to look for before buying into an existing business. Is buying an existing business a good idea? You know it can take years to get a new business off the ground and earning a healthy income. What … [Read More...]