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Tips for Promoting Holiday Marketing with Email

Every year the holiday season seems to start earlier and earlier with more and more competition. The holidays provide a great opportunity to connect with customers both new and old, but how do you get them through the door (or into their inbox)? If you’re looking to promote holiday sales and events, a great answer is email marketing. With early planning and some great promotion tools, you can be … [Read More...]

10 Meaningful Ways to Pursue the Success You Deserve as a Writer

We’re always all about sending love (and useful advice) to our community of writers, but this week we were particularly... Continue Reading The post 10 Meaningful Ways to Pursue the Success You Deserve as a Writer appeared first on Copyblogger. Article by Copyblogger. Read entire story here. … [Read More...]

Got a Boring Niche? Spice it up!

If you think your niche or industry is boring, don’t fret. Not all industries are expected to be exciting, and consequently, their respective audiences don’t expect to find upbeat content written about their niches. I mean, it wouldn’t often sound appropriate to write about a toilet plunger supplier as if they were always hosting a rave, right? via bobvila.com Truth be told, … [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...]

Using Templates and Checklists to Make Your Blogging Life Easier

The post Using Templates and Checklists to Make Your Blogging Life Easier appeared first on ProBlogger. Tell me if any of these scenarios sound familiar: You sit down in front of a blank page to write a new blog post. You make a start, but you’re not sure where to go next. You often find yourself completely rewriting your draft posts because they just don’t seem to work. After publishing a post, … [Read More...]

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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...]

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...]

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6 Ways to Use Personalization to Increase Conversions

6 Ways to Use Personalization to Increase Conversions According to Salesforce, 76% of consumers expect that companies have a better understanding of their needs and expectations. And 84% said that they enjoy being treated as real people, instead of as just numbers. Personalization is not only expected by consumers, but also necessary to help you Article by Convert.com Blog. Read entire story … [Read More...]

How hard is content distribution? Interview with Sujan Patel

“Content distribution is probably the hardest part of content marketing…” In this episode of The Pe:p Show, I interview Sujan Patel, growth marketer and Co-founder of Mailshake & Ramp Ventures on his approach to content distribution. We discuss email outreach, social media blasts, and the importance of building a relationship with other to make better content. [This post … [Read More...]

Scott Belsky — Tactics from The Startup Whisperer (#336)

Photo by Eric Einwiller “In the startup world, resources are like carbs. Resourcefulness is like muscle. When you develop it, it actually stays with you and impacts everything you do going forward.” — Scott Belsky Scott Belsky (@scottbelsky) is an entrepreneur, author, investor, Chief Product Officer of Adobe, and venture partner with venture capital firm Benchmark. Scott co-founded … [Read More...]

What Goes Into Consistent Optimization Success: The Anatomy of an Effective Testing Method

Conversion optimization, if done correctly is one of the most beneficial and impactful things you can do for your business. When compounded – CRO, according to a recent study, returns on average $45 for every dollar spent and those that leveraged an agency saw 1 in 3 tests as improvements as compared to 1 in Article by Convert.com Blog. Read entire story here. … [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: End of Week Charts — 9/14/18

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...]

Take the Fear out of Science Class: Tutoring for Success

Photo by Kaboompics.com from Pexels As the owner of a small business, you understand that your business does not exist in a vacuum. For one thing, you must continue to take care of your personal responsibilities as well as those which pertain to your … [Read More...]

The Bespoke Report — Buyers Strike

The End of Summer Hangover.  The end of Labor Day weekend, when schools are back in session and summer starts to wind down, is always a tough time of year. After a summer of nice weather, swimming, hiking, outdoor sports, and hopefully even a … [Read More...]

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Biggest Bubbles in Economic History

SOURCE: ETX Capital Article by Start Investing Money. Read entire story here. … [Read More...]

10 Ways Bloggers Make Money

It wasn’t all that long ago when bloggers were perceived as geeky people who had nothing to do with their weekend but write down their thoughts. Then something crazy happened. Bloggers started making money, lots of money! Not only are bloggers making … [Read More...]

5 Student Loan Forgiveness Programs for Nurses, Teachers, Military, and Others

Lately, I have been talking to a lot of folks who are heavily burdened by their student loan debts – some of whom have over $100,000 in student loan debt. And while I believe, according to scripture, we are to pay back our debts, if they are forgiven … [Read More...]




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How to Stop People From Exploiting Your Return Policy

If you sell physical products online, there’s nothing more frustrating than customer returns. Best case, it’s just annoying. For you AND for your customers. Worst case… You have to deal with people that EXPLOIT your policies. These people have no intention of buying. It’s borderline stealing. The good news is: I just read interesting new research that may help you reduce customer returns by … [Read More...]

Allianz Life Generations: Millennials Learning From The Past, Seeking Help for the Future

Some people say that millennials are often tagged as irresponsible when it comes to finances. They spend way too much on unnecessary things and eventually end up broke long before the next paycheck. But, according to the Generations Ahead Study from Allianz, millennials are actually positioning themselves to be in better financial shape than other generations. The study found that 77% 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...]

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M1 Finance Review: The Fee Free Robo-Advisor

As a long term investor, I do everything I can to ensure that my returns are as high as possible over the long haul. What sort of things am I doing to ensure that I come out ahead? I'm doing my best to keep my investments diversified, and keeping the costs for my investing low. Typically people can see fees, commissions, expense ratios and account costs eat into their end returns, and it doesn't … [Read More...]

July and August 2018 Blog Income Reports

Believe it or not, I started this blog back in 2010, which means I’ve kept this thing going for over 8 years now! Sheesh! That’s crazy! You might think that by now I’ve covered everything that can possibly be written about in the area of personal finance, but as I continue to learn and grow – both in my exploration of finance and my journey through life (marriage, divorce, … [Read More...]

How to Make Money With Affiliate Marketing and Amazon (Without a Blog)

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Amazon Influencers. All opinions are 100% mine. Can you really make money with affiliate marketing without a blog? Yes! And there are actually a lot of options to do so. Affiliate marketing is basically a referral program that allows you to recommend certain products, tools, or software, and earn a commission from anyone who buys using your … [Read More...]

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