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The Small Guide to Market Your Business With Instagram

Shares 0<p>Nowadays, Instagram is one of the most used social networks by companies.<p>If you are not leveraging its power to market your business, then …

Marketing

How to Design a Homepage That Converts

First impressions matter.<p>When someone visits your website, the first thing they’ll see is your homepage. The way your homepage is set up can make or …

Want to Grow Your Instagram Followers? Here's How I Increased Mine by 3,000 Percent

Here are five methods that I used to increase my Instagram following by 3,422 percent.<p>Initially, I was skeptical when I first heard about the advertising potential of Instagram. This was back in its early days, when it was still an unproven entity. Then I watched as it exploded in popularity …

User Generated Content

Best Exercises to Get Rid of Man Boobs

"Man boobs" can be one of two things: an enlargement of breast tissue due to hormone changes that result in gynecomastia—a condition that occurs most …

This 1 Habit Will Make Your Sunday Less Stressful, And Your Monday More Productive

That's not such a difficult habit, is it?<p>People who don't make progress toward their goals all share 1 thing in common:<p>They never sit down and reflect on what <i>isn't</i> working.<p>Instead, unproductive (and often times stressed-out and unhappy) people stay caught in a vicious cycle of always looking to the …

Profit

5 Instagram Marketing Tips to Increase Your Blog Traffic

People are social animals. We won’t survive without interaction. Fortunately, this reality has transcended even into the virtual world — especially …

Marketing

Passive income: 15 ways to let the money flow in

It's hard to beat passive income. Instead of toiling for it, you can sit back and let the money flow in. Here are 15 examples of how you might collect passive income streams.<p>For many people, toiling for a living isn't fun.<p>There can be lengthy commutes, dress codes, annoying coworkers, unreasonable …

Personal Finance

Research: How Customers Decide Whether to Buy from Your Website

Sally’s finger hovered over the “Purchase” button. After hours of online sleuthing, she was pretty sure the green chair would complete her living room. It was the style and color she wanted, home delivery was guaranteed within three days, she had money in the bank to pay for it, and both the …

Psychology

How to Easily Create Marketing Videos From Images

Wondering how to market with video without being in front of the camera? Have you thought about creating video from product and brand images you …

Infographics

3 Simple Ways to Motivate Your Employees and Make Them Proud | Inc.com

Most leaders are proud of their position and the company itself. After all, they've put in the time and effort and now find themselves in a position of leadership. All those fortunate enough to be in a position of management should ask themselves a simple question that will make them look at their …

Employee Engagement

7 Essentials for Any 2018 Digital Marketing Strategy | Inc.com

In today's tech landscape, a solid digital marketing strategy has become the CMO's new bread and butter; the only question now is how to best serve it up. Your business's success depends on the right type of strategy, and the right type of strategy can in turn lead to higher sales, new customers, …

Marketing

9 Terrible Habits You Need to Stop Immediately

Author Tim Ferriss suggests some common bad habits you should definitely add to your not-to-do-list.<p>Perhaps you’ve heard of a “not-to-do list.” CEOs …

Country Lifestyle

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

FaceTime

10 Instagram Tools to Help You Build Your Following in 2018

Successful brands and influencers have used these tools in order to generate sizable Instagram audiences in no time.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>What do the world's best brands and most successful influencers have in common? One comonality is a massive Instagram …

Marketing

Opinion: 3 ways to transform your 1-person business into a $1 million operation

Many people dream of ditching the hassles of corporate America and starting their own business. Who hasn’t yearned to for the day when they could …

Small Business

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley

10 Ways to Step Up Your Social Media Game in 2018

Social media has the power to make a major impact on your business in 2018. But you need to know all the latest trends and most effective methods if …

Public Relations

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Country Lifestyle

Become a 141 to Achieve Massive Success in Life and at Work

You're reading Become a 141 to Achieve Massive Success in Life and at Work, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If …

Motivation

How I Stopped Chasing Happiness and Started Enjoying My Imperfect Life

<b>“I want to live my life without stress and worries. I don’t need to be rich or famous. I just want to be happy.” ~Unknown</b><p>Have you ever set a goal and …

How to Create a Social Media Marketing Plan from Scratch

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When I went rock climbing for the first time, I had no idea what I was doing. My friends and I were complete newbies about ropes and rappelling and every other bit of jargon and technique that goes with climbing. We saw others doing it spectacularly …

Work Smarter Not Harder: 17 Great Tips

In Dan Pink’s Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself he closes the book with a long, excellent list of “Work Smarter Not Harder” type …

Thomas Edison

The Push-Pull Workout for a Well-Balanced Upper Body

The “show me” muscles of your anterior chain — biceps, pecs, and six pack abs — may get all the attention, but if you’re ignoring the back half of …

Muscle

The 40% Rule: The Simple Secret To Success

There is no shortage of business books on the market (including mine), most of which claim to hold the secrets to success.<p>As a business book writer myself, I’m not inclined to disparage any of these. Most offer useful tactics that entrepreneurs can use to streamline their processes and boost their …

Motivation

What to Post on Each Social Media Platform: The Complete Guide to Optimizing Your Social Content

Not all content needs to be shared everywhere. And not all content is suitable for every social media platforms.<p>It’s all right to post entirely …

Infographics

5 Powerful Mantras to Help You Quiet Anxiety, Beat Self-Doubt, Manage Stress, and More

Use these simple slogans to rewire your thoughts, and feel calmer and more confident every day.<p>What if you could stop worrying (or feel more …

Self-help

15 Must-Read Business Books on Leadership and Personal Development From the Past 5 Years | Inc.com

The problem with producing any "top" business book list is the elimination process. Over the last five years, there have been numerous publications by top authors worthy of mention.<p>For this list, I have focused heavily on science-backed leadership books that teach us where the future of motivation …

Self-improvement

Facebook wants to become the new mobile storefront, unveils new ad tools for brands and retailers

The company believes it can play a unique role in the shopping world-helping people both discover new products and make decisions when they're ready to buy.<p>"In a sense, we are becoming something like the new storefront," Martin Barthel, Facebook's global head of retail and ecommerce strategy, told …

eCommerce

Want to Be A Better Leader? Then Adopt These 9 Habits! | Inc.com

Over the course of my career, I must have spent over 3000 hours reading leadership books, attending training sessions, and studying leadership. From this I learned a lot of things which have worked, many that didn't and several I should have just known better and avoided.<p>I've led large complex …

Leadership

How internet celebrities are making millions on China's biggest social networks

Posts on social media platforms are no longer dominated by amateur writers or part-time enthusiasts, but by a rapidly maturing and lucrative business - some are chains and franchises - of content producers.<p>The popular Chinese messaging app, which boasts 1 billion active monthly users, is now a …

China