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...]

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...]

RoadLok Secures Your Motorcycle

RoadLoK designs, manufactures and distributes the world’s only physical motorcycle immobilizer. Its product offering includes a retail product line for end users along with private labeled product for major OE manufacturers and licenses on RoadLoK technology. Before RoadLoK, based in Santa Monica, California, made it to market, the only option a rider had was to use a dangerous disc lock to … [Read more...]

Sensoglove Is First Digital Golf Glove

Sensoglove has developed the world’s first digital golf glove Patented Wearable Technology with Sensors throughout the Glove – No App Needed Brings Digital Training to Golf to Avoid Bad Habits — Corrects “Death Grip” for Accurate & Powerful Swing, Realtime Audio & Visual Info at 80 Times per Second Easy to Use, Based on Feedback from International PGA Professionals … [Read more...]

How Not to Be a Dirty, Rotten Spammer

Email is an incredibly effective way to nurture prospects and leads, and pave the path for those folks to make a purchase. But so much marketing email goes horribly, horribly wrong. If there’s one thing nearly everybody hates, it’s spam. It wastes our time, it insults our intelligence, and sometimes it can even trick or scam us. But not all spam is created on purpose. Lots of … [Read more...]

How to Avoid the ‘Idea of Entrepreneurship’

Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is a freelancer turned agency owner and entrepreneur. His first introduction to working for himself was doing side-work after hours. Eventually, he was able to quit his job and freelance full-time. He expanded to a physical office and had 11 full-time, salaried employees with clients all over the world. Family and health reasons forced him to step away … [Read more...]

Proof That Grit Is the Only Way to Reach Your Potential

In our culture, much is made of natural ability. But natural ability is nothing without grit. In fact, without grit, natural ability can actually be wasted. Recent science tells us that grit can accurately determine who will graduate from high school or West Point or even win a spelling bee. In other words, grit is an indicator whether or not someone will reach his or her potential. But what is … [Read more...]

What to Do When You Absolutely, Positively Must Know if Your Content Will Rock

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on June 29, 2011. We’re running it again today to honor DIY media and the endless possibilities for your business when you’ve built a loyal audience. Ever had a great idea, and then started to doubt yourself? Or maybe you’ve already executed on that great idea, but you’re hesitating to launch. Maybe it’s an article, or an ebook, or a new product or … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Write a Seductive Sentence

Here’s the thing: Your sentences don’t have to say much. They just have to say the right things. When you are trying to get people to respond to your articles, subscribe to your email newsletter, buy your products, or donate to your cause … you need to write seductive sentences. And you need to do it naturally. Here’s how to do that. In this episode of Rough Draft with … [Read more...]

Deadly Conversion Busters: Building a Targeted Audience

Lots of people talk about “traffic,” but how can you attract more of the right people? How can you grow an audience of people you can help the most — people who will see success from using your products and services, and who will be long-term, loyal customers? In this episode of The Mainframe, hosts Chris Garrett and Tony Clark reveal: Why you need to constantly look for ways to … [Read more...]

Passion Projects, Clarity, and the Evolution of No Sidebar

As an online entrepreneur, No Sidebar host Brian Gardner is learning just how crucial being agile is to running a successful business. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being involved in a personal project — especially when you’re passionate about it — but continually keeping your audience in mind is always a good thing. Over the last couple months of running No Sidebar, … [Read more...]

Why Your Mom Was Right About Blogging

It’s a good thing your mom taught you everything you need to know to become a well-respected, successful blogger, isn’t it? What’s that? Your mom never taught you anything about blogs? Because blogs didn’t exist when you were growing up? I beg to differ. I’m going to bet that she really did teach you everything you need to know. She just may have forgotten to say … [Read more...]

What Does It Mean to Be a Showrunner?

So … what exactly is a “showrunner” anyway? And what does it take to be a successful one? The Showrunner hosts Jerod Morris and Jon Nastor define the term and explain what separates successful Showrunners from all the rest. In this episode of The Showrunner, hosts Jerod Morris and Jon Nastor discuss: What essential lesson about building an audience can we learn from the very … [Read more...]

This startup raised $220 M Even Before Its Launch

Fundraising is definitely the most terrifying and exhausting process. You have a brilliant idea, you know it will work, you know how to make it work, you believe in it but that doesn’t matter. What matters is what the investor thinks of your startup. You need to work a lot to sharpen your selling skills and impress an investor. But maybe some start-ups are really lucky. What else can you say about … [Read more...]

Small Business Ideas 2015: Set up an Online Store

Are you looking for small business ideas but get overwhelmed by the amount of ideas? Your clueless state of mind needs more assistance. You need more information on each of the small business ideas you come across. Only that can help you take a right decision. Therefore we’re going to help you understand the topmost small business ideas in a clearer manner. Today, we are going to talk about … [Read more...]

Farm Stores Launches Franchise Program

Farm Stores Launches National Franchise Program Nation’s Largest Drive-Thru Grocer to Capitalize on Families Constantly on the Move Farm Stores®, the largest, most innovative drive-thru store chain in America, announced today that it will begin franchising for the first time. The brand is targeting qualified single-unit and multi-unit candidates, as well as area developers nationwide. Farm Stores … [Read more...]

LAST DAY: Claim Your Rainmaker Platform Pro Upgrade Option Before It Expires

On Monday, Brian and I hosted a webinar that focused on the fundamentals of smarter online marketing and how the new Rainmaker Platform Pro features help you execute them. Specifically, we went through a live demo of the Learning Management System and Marketing Automation features, which I used myself to develop The Showrunner Podcasting Course. We got overwhelmingly positive feedback on the … [Read more...]

Google is sorry for peeing on Apple

Google has apologized for having an image of their Android mascot peeing on Apple’s logo. The image was posted on Google Maps through map maker by a user and went viral within minutes. A spokesperson from Google said that the team is trying to curb such bad edits from being online. This is what Google had to say in response… “We’re sorry for this inappropriate user-created content; … [Read more...]

When Will Be Next Google Pagerank Update In 2013?

New Year is here; and all bloggers and webmasters are eagerly waiting for the next Google Page Rank update, which is expected anytime soon. Many forums are already buzzing the rumors of Google PageRank release, but the truth is Google hasn’t rolled out any PageRank update for 2013 yet. However, based on last updates one can predict when Google will roll out its next PageRank update. But … [Read more...]

How to Know if You’re Entering a Viable Niche

When western companies first visited a deregulated India, they were licking their fingers in anticipation. India was a country of just under one billion people at the time, and businessmen were seeing dollar signs everywhere they looked. But, numbers alone don’t make sales. Many companies burned themselves trying to get off the ground, because the vast majority of people simply … [Read more...]

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