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How to Get the Word out about Your New Blog

The post How to Get the Word out about Your New Blog appeared first on ProBlogger. Last week I talked about the four stages of warming up your readers and turning them into raving fans. Well, today I’ll show you how to smash through that first stage: getting the word out about your blog. As a teenager, you may have once pined over a boy or girl and thought, They don’t even know I exist. Well, it ca … [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...]

International Start a Blog Day Class of 2020

The post International Start a Blog Day Class of 2020 appeared first on ProBlogger. How long have you been blogging? Is it days? Weeks? Months? Years? Or are you yet to start? Do you know that 2020 represents my third decade blogging? No, I haven’t been blogging for 30 years, but I started in the ‘Noughties’ and continued through the teen years of this century and now it’s … [Read More...]

Imposter Syndrome: What It Is, and How to Overcome It

The post Imposter Syndrome: What It Is, and How to Overcome It appeared first on ProBlogger. This post is based on episode 121 of the ProBlogger podcast. Today I’m going to talk about imposter syndrome. Do you ever fear you’re about to be found out? That it’s only a matter of time before everyone realizes you’re not as smart as they thought you were, or that you don’t really know what y … [Read More...]

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 rea … [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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Nutmeg Review

In this Nutmeg review we take a close look at the UK digital wealth manager, to help you decide if they are the right robo-advisor for you. We look at who Nutmeg are, the products they offer, how they work and importantly how much they charge. At the … [Read More...]

You Can’t Grow Your Startup Without Understanding Your Audience

Many entrepreneurs like to blame the challenges of business development on economic struggles. And while there is a degree of truth in this theory, it does not explain why some startups are more successful than others. The fact is you can’t … [Read More...]

6 Things Self Employed People Shouldn’t Forget Today!

For Self Employed people, January 31st is a very important date in the calendar. As we live such busy lives, though, it can be easy to forget some important things at times. With this in mind, here are 6 VERY important things you shouldn’t … [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 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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Expect the Unexpected: 3 Reasons to Start an Emergency Fund

It won’t happen to me… That’s what you might tell yourself anyway. And because of that mentality, you might spend the majority of your earnings each month, and make little effort to put money aside into an emergency fund. It might seem worthless, but there are actually 3 very important reasons to start an emergency fund. 3 Reasons to Start an Emergency Fund Life, as you will know … [Read More...]

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 are? … [Read More...]