Hilal Bakanay

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14 Personal Branding Tips for Aspiring Freelancers

Here are some ways you can set yourself apart in the highly saturated freelance market.<p>This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>The gig economy is bigger than ever, and it shows no signs of slowing down. With more professionals in virtually every industry going the freelance route, …

Small Business

App Store Optimization Tips for Startups (iOS)

12 Ways to Master Your Calendar and Manage Your Time for Maximum Results

Getting more done is all about assigning sufficient time to work without distraction on what is most important.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Charles Darwin once said, “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Some people, and …

Time Management

Our Top 10 Tips to Create a Beautiful, Attention-Grabbing Report Design

Whether it’s for marketing, sales, clients, or accounting, every report is created to communicate valuable information. The best reports, however, …

UI Design

11 Best TED Talks For When You Feel Burnt Out

The signs are all there: you feel depressed, anxious, and detached; you keep getting head and back aches; your job performance and relationships are …

The Only 3 Types of Writing People Actually Want to Read

I remember the first time a piece I wrote was rejected by an editor.The piece I wrote was about my porn addiction in my early teens. It was deeply …

How to Become a Millionaire by Your 30s, According to Millennials Who Have Done It

'Cancel Netflix. Stay off Instagram.'<p>By any definition, becoming a millionaire by your 30s isn’t easy, unless you happen to come from a lot of money. …

Entrepreneurship

How to Curate Content Like A Pro: 8 Lessons [Examples]

<i>Editor’s note: Even if you read this title when CMI published it three years ago, you’ll find the updated information and new examples helpful to</i> …

Marketing

How Storytelling Can Elevate You Above the Competition | Inc.com

Storytelling is an integral part of being human, and it's the way we've emotionally connected with one another for thousands of years. It should come as no surprise that brands use storytelling to connect with their consumers to great effect. After all, 92 percent of consumers say that they want …

Marketing

How To Do Content Marketing Without Writing Blog Posts

Content marketing is all the rage right now. And for good reason. It’s the best way to bring in new organic traffic to your site. If you want a piece …

Marketing

The founder of Instagram makes a 5-minute deal whenever he catches himself procrastinating

Five minutes doesn't seem like enough time to accomplish anything of real importance. That's why, when we have these little scraps of time to spare, we often just throw them away on social media or cat videos.<p>But according to Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom five minutes is actually all the time …

25 Interesting CMOs Worth Following on Twitter

It’s really surprising that more chief marketing officers (CMOs) aren’t on Twitter.<p>Don’t get me wrong — some CMOs totally get it. In fact, this …

50+ Split Test Ideas for A/B Testing Your Cold Email Campaigns

Need some ideas for improving your cold email response rates? Here are over 50 different split test ideas you can implement!<p>There are two rules when …

How to Reach Your Customers with These 3 Storytelling Principles

Episode Description<p>How can a professional storyteller help you grow your business?<p>Business is about persuasion. You need to convince people they need …

11 Insightful Content Marketing Books From 2017 for Newcomers and Seasoned Pros

No matter how large or small your business rois, or how experienced you are in content marketing, these recently published books can help you take …

Marketing

12 of the Best Business Books of 2017, According to the Stanford Business School | Inc.com

A good book is like food for the soul. When you want to curl up by the fire with a truly great one, look no further than this list furnished by members of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.<p>If you've got an entrepreneur or two in your life, these might make good holiday gifts, too:<p>1. Good to …

Self-improvement

10 Steps to Start a Business While Working a Full-Time Job

In the US, approximately <b>543,000</b> new people start a business each month. However, even more shut down. That’s an incredibly insightful statistic, …

7 Social Media Tools That Simplify Content Marketing

Your content defines your business. It also sets you apart from your competitors. In today’s age of social media engagement, it’s imperative for …

Marketing

7 Successful Ways to Establish Trust and Generate More Conversions | Inc.com

Trust is a key component of any relationship, whether it's between spouses, an employer and employee, or in this case, a company and its customers. By cultivating trust with your site visitors, your brand becomes less of a logo and more of a personable entity. Your site users may even come away …

Marketing

Basic Presentation Tips for Startups

Startups

10 Free Tools That Will Help Your Content Creation

Content drives business success and it also drives customer satisfaction in the digital world we live in today. Behind every successful marketing …

Infographics

Five PR Hacks for Startups and Small Businesses

If you run your own business and are launching a product or service, you may think you need to hire a PR firm. Think again. With a little bit of …

Public Relations

5 Powerful Writing Books For Mastering The Art of Web Copywriting

Words sell your wares online… it’s true! Even if you load your website with images and rely on a high-res Instagram account, you still need …

30 Seconds to Killer Storytelling Anytime, Anywhere

<i>March 2, 2017</i><p>by Carla Johnson<p>I’ve written about how high-quality storytelling can take companies out of the commodity conundrum and actually help …

Health Care

82 Content Marketing Tools to Make Your Life Easier

Content marketing is hard.One of the reasons it’s hard for so many people is the fact that they don’t know where to start.If you want to be …

Marketing

10 Marketing Influencers That Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From

Keep up with the trending social media topics with these influencers.<p>Founder, Market Domination Media®<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Digital marketing constantly changes. New trends like behavior-based email workflows, multivariate testing and influencer marketing are …

The Best Podcast Search Engine

Finding a podcast is easy; finding relevant episodes is harder. If you want to find, say, all of Paul F. Tompkins’s guest appearances, or podcast …

What Is A Sales Funnel? And How To Create Your First One

Recently, I was sitting with a client — we’ll call her Amanda — when the topic of sales funnels came up.<p>Here’s how it happened: I mentioned something about a sales funnel and Amanda looked at me as though I’d just stood on my head whilst singing the alphabet.<p>“What’s a sales funnel?” Amanda asked …

Marketing

Never Run Out of Content to Share: 70+ Places to Curate Great Content

For example, we grew our Facebook reach tremendously with high-quality content from third-party sources.<p>But where do you start with curation?<p>There …