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Want To Monetize Your Blog? Follow This 3 Step Process (And Don't Mess Up On #3)

It doesn't have to be complicated.<p>Do you have a blog?<p>What was once a confusing and even frowned upon hobby (remember back in the mid-late 2000s?) has now become an income stream and even a full-time career option. However, building a successful blog with a stable reader base that actually makes …

Marketing

Spanning the Decades: How to Market to Each Generation on Social Media [Infographic]

There are over 2.3 billion active social media users in the world, across all generations, but each generation interacts with social media …

Social Media

The top 3 things startups in Asia need to succeed

I recently overheard someone lamenting at a social gathering that it’s easier to meet someone who works at a startup than to find a date these …

Startups

One of the hottest startups in finance has suffered a big setback

Deutsche Bank, Algomi's biggest client, has all but stopped using the service in the US, according to two people familiar with the matter.<p>The German bank is still using Algomi in Europe, the people said.<p>Algomi runs what it calls a Honeycomb Network, a kind of social network for bond market …

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

Steve Case on What the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs Needs to Be Successful

The AOL co-founder's commencement speech at Georgetown University touched on what causes companies to thrive and what it will take to make it in the next era of the Internet.<p>In his commencement speech on Saturday, Steve Case, the co-founder of AOL and CEO of venture capital firm Revolution, …

Entrepreneurship

Why We Need Sleep--And How To Get Enough Of It

Sacrificing sleep for work doesn't just make you tired.<p>The tech industry is a sleep-deprived bunch that seems to worship insomnia.<p>There's Marissa Mayer admitting to 130-hour workweeks at Google, pulling at least one all-nighter a week and sleeping under her desk when she had to.<p>There's Twitter and …

Jack Dorsey

Top ten experiences in Tasmania

Tasmania is still Australia, but beguilingly and bewitchingly it’s just that little bit different. It’s compact enough to ‘do’ in a week and layered enough to keep bringing you back. The island state produces gourmet food and wine, and a flourishing arts scene and a burgeoning urban cool point to a …

Australia

Why Some Companies Will Never Win With Content Marketing

Brand communication has undergone a fundamental shift in the last five years. We have officially left the age of propaganda (read: advertising), when brand messaging was carefully curated and funneled through one-way communication. Brands were able to conceal reality behind the façade of …

21 Steps to Create an Awesome LinkedIn Profile - Jeffbullas's Blog

Attending a conference, a networking event or a dinner party often leads to “that” question. “So what do you do?”<p>It used to be easy.<p>You trotted out …

The 80/20 Rule and Listening to Your Inner Procrastinator

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A decade ago, my friend Bill said, "Perry I've got a million-dollar idea for you. There's just one catch: If you sell a million dollars, you have to give $10,000 to my favorite charity."<p>"OK Bill, you're on," I said. He insisted …

Procrastination

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

Hiking

Facebook Is a Fundamentally Broken Product That Is Collapsing Under Its Own Weight

6 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>In 2008, Mark Zuckerberg laid out his theory about people sharing content on Facebook.<p>"I would expect that next year, people will share twice as much information as they share this year, and [the] next year, they will be sharing twice as …

Social Media

7 Tips for Improving Your Ecommerce Strategy

As customers increasingly turn to the Internet and smartphones for purchasing decisions, economies are seeing brick and mortar evolve into "click and …

The 15 Best Websites, According to Redditors

Unraveling the ever-changing World Wide Web to find the very best sites can be a daunting and time consuming task. Or, you could just ask …

The battle for Tasmania's wilderness

<b>AUSTRALIA’S WORLD HERITAGE</b> areas are having a tough time. In 2013 it was revealed that the Great Barrier Reef had lost half its coral cover since the …

The Most Successful Leaders Do 15 Things Automatically, Every Day

undefined<p>Leadership is learned behavior that becomes unconscious and automatic over time. For example, leaders can make several important decisions about an issue in the time it takes others to understand the question. Many people wonder how leaders know how to make the best decisions, often under …

5 Small Workspace Changes That Will Make You More Productive

It’s two o’clock in the afternoon and your mind has gone blank. Your fingers hover over the keys as you struggle to capture your last thought. You can’t think of an immediate reason for your lag in productivity, but you suddenly feel distracted and restless.<p>Often when we feel tired or blocked, our …

7 Super Tips for Creating Powerful Infographics

1 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With the rise of the "visual web," content marketing is becoming more image-centric. As we embrace this trend of marketing without words and communicating visually, infographics have become one of the most effective ways to …

Infographics

7 Marketing Truths Every Business Leader Should Know

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>"Marketing is too important to be left to the marketing department."<br>– David Packard, co-founder, Hewlett-Packard</i><p>If you ask 20 business leaders to define marketing, you’ll probably get 20 different answers. Why is marketing so …

Marketing

How to travel with friends (and not want to kill them)

I have two permanent, oddly positioned bald spots on my head. Though my mother claims they’re from a scalp thing I had as a kid, I have it on good authority from my oracle that they’re probably where the Martians attached the electrodes.<p>However, spontaneous balding frequently has nothing to do with …

Travel

Take to the skies: the world's greatest airborne adventures

To mark Lonely Planet’s sponsorship of the iconic 1917 Curtiss JN-4 ‘Flying Jenny’ Biplane’s commemorative air tour this summer we’re exploring aviation's history and continued impact on travel. Here are 10 ways to soar into the ether in some of the world's most inspiring locations, adapted from …

Paragliding

Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots for a soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs.<p><b>Blue</b> …

European Travel

Round the world with kids – what to know before you go

Fed up with the stresses and strains of a working life in London that left little time to spend with our two boys (then aged 6 and 3), my partner and I decided to do the modern equivalent of running away to join the circus: we let the apartment and took the kids travelling the world for a couple of …

Rainforests

How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

Buenos Aires

How to Build a Business Plan For Your Personal Brand

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>The following is the sixth in the series "Personal Branding For A Better Life," in which marketing expert Jim Joseph applies big brand marketing lessons to help you build a successful personal brand.</i><p>If you were marketing a big …

Marketing

7 Steps to Finding Success as a Millennial Entrepreneur

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Older generations say millennials have short attention spans, a sense of entitlement, and little patience. The fact is, those qualities are not necessarily bad -- especially for young entrepreneurs.<p>What some call faults can …

Entrepreneurship

Save Time on Small Business Accounting Tasks | Inc. | Staples | Business Hub

<i>by Abigail Tracy,</i> Inc. <i>Magazine</i><p>For most small business owners, the luxury of an accounting department is just that — a luxury. While keeping track of …

4 Lessons in Success From Millionaire Entrepreneurs

3 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How great would it be to be a fly on the wall as some of the biggest companies are developed? Or to hear about the challenges entrepreneurs have faced on the road to their first million? Last week at the third annual Chicago …

Entrepreneurship