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5 Tactics to Drive Website Traffic That Aren't SEO

Although all businesses with an online presence should invest in search engine optimization, it isn't the end-all, be-all when it comes to driving traffic to a professional website.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It's no surprise that driving traffic to your website is …

Marketing

How the plus sign can save your Gmail inbox from becoming a pit of doom

Everyone — with the exception of old people still clinging to their AOL addresses decades after their 500 free hours have expired — uses Gmail. At this point, it’s almost a byword for email, with individuals and workplaces embracing it enthusiastically.<p>That’s because it’s really good, and offers a …

7 Bad Habits You Need to Kill to Be a Better Leader

Why are some people in the workplace, so...dysfunctional? It may be due to a lack of self-awareness.<p>Just about any leader or entrepreneur who's ever failed at some point understands the importance of inviting feedback.<p>Yes, it's powerful because gaining new perspective and wisdom from, perhaps, …

5 Reasons You Should Use Wordpress To Start Your New Business

So you’ve decided to start a new business and need a platform to launch it. There are various platforms that cater to new businesses depending on …

Web Design

Here are 100 PowerPoint shortcuts that'll make your life a lot easier

Well, get ready to be even fancier (and more productive) because we've curated 100 of the best PowerPoint keyboard shortcuts.<p><i>Courtesy of GoSkills .</i>

Keyboard Shortcuts

Should You Use Paid Ads to Promote Your Small Business?

Paid advertising can be a great way to guide more traffic to your site and increase business, however it can be an expensive endeavor if you don't really know what you are doing.<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>Paid advertising can be a great way to guide more traffic to your site and …

Social Media

Apps | The Next Web

All stories in Apps<p>Why the lobster emoji has become an unlikely ally to the trans community<p>The trans community have teamed up with an unlikey ally for representation, the lobster emoji. #ClawsOutForTrans campaign ...<p>Cara Curtis<p>All Android phones should run stock OS (including you Samsung!)<p>Countless …

Apps

How to Optimize Your Website for Local Search

<b>Make a list of local regions you’d like to rank for:</b> This will include your city, your major metropolitan area, county, and province or state. Think …

30 Simple Ways to Increase Your Profits

Which of these 30 simple ideas to increase your bottom-line profits can you apply right now?<p>When you give lots of keynotes or public talks to business owner and entrepreneurial groups like I do you get hit with the same questions over and over.<p>One of the most common questions I get is, "<i>How do I</i> …

Small Business

These Are the Tools Required to Build a $3 million E-Commerce Brand

Insights from the journey of a founder who's built a $3 million-plus e-commerce business through perseverance and focus.<p>At the age of 21, Patrick Barnhill started Specialist ID, an e-commerce business, because he wanted to "sell while you sleep." In 2015, his company was named the eighth-fastest …

eCommerce

4 Social Media Marketing Trends for 2017

In the present digital marketing landscape, social media marketing hasThe post 4 Social Media Marketing Trends for 2017 appeared first on iamwire.

75 Ideas for Businesses You Can Launch for Cheap or Free

It takes courage and dedication to start your own business, but not much cash.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today, many people today are looking to leave the daily grind for something that feeds their passion. People do not want to retire at the age of 60 (or older) …

Small Business

5 Tips to Improve Your Local SEO in 5 Hours

Make sure potential customers can find your business locally on Google.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort makes all the difference.<p>I’ve helped hundreds of local business owners bolster their SEO. In many instances, …

To Get Paid What You're Worth, Master This 1 Thing

Here's the one thing you can do to always be in demand, and always paid at a premium.<p>Over the years, I've consistently fielded the same question: How do I get paid what I'm worth?<p>It is a good question. It's one we should all ask more often.<p>How do I get paid what I'm worth?<p>It's No Secret: Master One …

How to Set Up Your Own Completely Free VPN In the Cloud

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is a great way to add security to your browsing while also preventing snoopers (including your internet service …

Think You're Too Old to Start a Business? This Is Why You're Wrong

Don't buy into the idea that kids own innovation. Use age to your advantage.<p>Something's been bothering me more and more over the past couple of years. It's the notion that older entrepreneurs don't have the skills and talent to compete with those in their 20s. It's disappointing to me that the …

Why Nextdoor Believes It Can Be Social Media’s Next $1 Billion Advertising Machine

Nextdoor is an online communities platform that essentially combines classic message boards with Craigslist. The startup spent its first …

5 Tips to Improve Your Personal Brand on Instagram

Build a following around your passion with these tactics.<p>Instagram is a great platform for creating deeper relationships with your customers, connecting with like-minded creators, and creating a dynamic visual feed. But doing it well can be a challenge.<p>To help discover some of the secrets to …

16 Things Entrepreneurs Should Stop Doing (to Avoid Looking Like Amateurs)

You look ridiculous<p>Entrepreneurs are the rock stars of the modern era.<p>Pioneering new business ventures and building tech start-ups is the contemporary equivalent of tight leather pants, big hair, and sold-out concerts of the 1980s. Even if you disagree with the idea that Gary Vaynerchuk shouting …

18 Quotes That Will Inspire a Meaningful Relationship With Yourself and With Others Around You

It's much more than just a buzzword. 'Mindfulness' is your ticket to emotional freedom.<p>The topic of mindfulness has garnered a great deal of attention in behavioral science literature in recent years, including industrial and organizational psychology. The reason for this is partly due to the …

Mindfulness

Ecommerce Entrepreneurs: Use This Psychological Trick to Sell More

It's called social proof -- looking to others when you are unsure what to do.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I recently started training in jiu-jitsu, a martial art focused on ground fighting. On my first day of class, I walked onto the mats and was greeted by a dozen …

eCommerce

12 tried-and-true money tips, whether you're living comfortably or paycheck to paycheck

The best financial advice tends to apply to pretty much everyone. You don't need a spreadsheet of pros and cons and complex scenarios. What you need …

A Small-Business Guide to Facebook Advertising (Infographic)

Facebook is one of the most effective marketing tools today.<p>As a small business, you don’t need to spend loads of money on advertising. There are plenty of free or low-cost tools that you can use to effectively market your company.<p>One of the biggest opportunities is through social media, …

Small Business

The Free Social Media Tools You Should Already Be Using

If you want to learn more about a situation or get to the bottom of something important, you’ve probably been told to “follow the money.” You can apply this advice to business and leadership, too.<p>If you want to keep a pulse on industry trends and stay ahead of the curve, one of the first things you …

Social Media

Construct your perfect website by dragging and dropping

Building websites doesn’t need to cause you to tear your hair out as you try to decipher code. It can be as easy as dragging and dropping with …

Web Servers

Opening for business: How to set up your first online store

<i>With technology increasingly intertwined with all aspects of business,</i> CNET@Work <i>can help you -- prosumers to small businesses with fewer than five employees -- get started.</i><p>So you've decided you want to start your own e-commerce business, but you're probably asking yourself, "Now what?" Assuming you …

How I Came Up With a Million-Dollar Ecommerce Idea in 20 Minutes

If people are lining up for a product, figure out how to make the line shorter and they'll buy from you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Several years ago I started a hip-hop jewelry ecommerce store. My most popular products were “grillz.” For the unfamiliar, those are …

eCommerce

3 Easy Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Online Store

Unique domain names, great content and influencers can help your store compete.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As consumers, we are overwhelmed with choice when it comes to satisfying our shopping needs. Giant retailers like Amazon and eBay carry almost everything we …

Marketing