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Not all is lost when your coach cushions begin to sag. Whether your couch is a beloved hand-me-down or an exceptional thrift-store find, sagging cushions can be fixed in a number of ways. The manner in which you fix them depends on your immediate needs. If you just need the couch to last until you …

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30 Cleaning Products That'll Give You Immediate Results

Responsibilities are hard: these stain removers, carpet cleaners, and powerful sponges make cleaning go by FAST.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate</b> …

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10 Proven Ways to Make Millions on Social Media

Sales and marketing is a numbers game. With 2.5 billion people online and more added every day, are the numbers working for you?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Marketers go where the people are, and marketing dollars follow. Last year, for the first time ever, marketers …

10 ways to make money just by living your best life — literally

Snagging a side gig is a typical way to earn extra cash, but let’s be honest: A second job can be so time-consuming it could mean the demise of your …

10 Universal Truths About Selling That Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know (and Practice)

You're putting your heart and soul into your business. Try putting some of it here instead.<p>You've put your heart and soul into your business--but that's not enough.<p>You need to be able to sell.<p>If that makes you shudder, get over it--fast! In order to succeed you have to be a salesperson. The brutal …

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Send Them to School a Year Later, According to Science

A Stanford study of kids who started kindergarten a year later showed surprising and persistent results.<p>We all want to succeed in life, and when we become parents, we want to do everything we can to make sure our kids are successful, too. Now a new study says there's a single decision many parents …

How to Build an Audience for Your Company’s Blog

Most marketers know how important blogging is, but if you have ever managed a blog for your company, you know how difficult it is to build a …

Hundreds of Vintage Posters Are Now Available to Download and Print 100% Free

Soviet propaganda, old liqueurs, and advertisements for 60s airlines— start your printers!<p>If the posters of today still had the look of those of yesteryear, would they still get tagged and trolled as often? Much work today, it seems, lacks the graphic audacity of yore, opting instead for forms and …

8 Money Mistakes You Want To Avoid In Your 30s

I’m looking forward to turning 30 this year. I’m older, wiser, and eager to leave the money issues of my 20s behind (bye, student loans!).<p>I also know, based on what I’ve observed from my friends and family, that the way I think about money will begin to shift. With so many major milestones that …

Personal Finance

How 3 Social Superstars Built Huge Followings Fast

Build an audience of millions in record time with these secrets.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Bodyguards, supercars, models, playboy mansions, helicopters, private jets, and "baller" lifestyles. Sound like a movie—or the dream of every 16-year-old teenage male? Think …

9 Easy-to-Use Budget Templates

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Whether you're single, part of a couple, or even head of a large family, creating a budget is a great way to track expenses and income to keep you on track toward your financial goals. Although a simple home budget worksheet can be scribbled out with plain pencil, paper, …

3 Great Dividend Stocks with a Clearance Sale Going on Now

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Nothing beats scooping up a great bargain in the stock market, especially if the stock offers both a solid financial outlook and a dividend that keeps growing. You will not only get more income you can take to the bank, but buying at an undeserved price-slash sets you up …

Make the Wind Work for You: DIY Wind Generator

Lately I’ve been spending a great deal of time working on ways to generate my own electricity. It isn’t a necessity for me yet, but someday being …

20 Free Must-have Tools for your Zero-budget Content Marketing Campaign

According to the <b>Digiday Content Marketing Summit</b> in early 2016, one of the biggest challenges most content marketers have been facing is the shortage …

How to build a bed frame with drawers | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

This step by step project is about <b>how to build a bed frame with drawers</b>. Building a bed with drawers will create a significant storage space for your …

Purchasing a Home with Bad Credit Is Possible: Here's How

Bad credit, which generally is reflected by a credit score of 600 or lower, can make getting credit cards and loans more expensive and difficult, but …

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DIY Poo-Pourri {Bathroom Scent Killer}

Okay. Here’s the thing. I went back and forth in my head on whether it was appropriate to post this on a food blog, but then I remembered, you guys …

Easy peasy home DIY projects you can manage

Have you been hiding a love of DIY? If you have, and you love nothing more than getting a little crafty in your home, now's the time to unleash …

10 DIY Smart Home Security Ideas: Keep Your Family Safe

Alysa Kleinman<p>10 DIY Smart Home Security Ideas for Keeping Your Family Safe<p>Monitored professional security systems usually cost around $60 per month …

How to Make Compost: Homemade Fertilizer Made Easy

If you're wondering how to make compost and <i>why</i> -- well, read on for all the dirt. As gardeners can attest, we grow very attached to the stuff. In fact, when I moved to my new house many years ago, I took the dirt from my previous place with me, shoveling it into huge bags and hauling it on the …

Platform bed frame plans | HowToSpecialist - How to Build, Step by Step DIY Plans

This article is about <b>platform bed frame plans</b>. In the past years, the platform bed frames have gained market share due to their nice appearance and …

5 Reasons Your Sales Team Isn't Selling

Sales is a numbers game. Except when it's a people game. This constant dual-brain thinking can cause imbalances on your sales team that lead to down cycles. How should the team know what to prioritize? Maybe the numbers are good, but the prospects aren't biting. Or perhaps the relationships with …

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Learn From The Pros: 5 Lessons From 3 Creative Marketing Campaigns

I’ve worked with numerous companies of varying sizes – startups to Fortune 500 companies. Do you know the common theme among them that prompted them …

Inside the boot camp that teaches startup founders how to raise millions of dollars

Dennis Pilarinos was frustrated and a little "pissed off" after his first day in a special program that teaches startup CEOs the delicate art of raising money.<p>The CEO of Buddybuild was eager to go deep into the specifics of his company, but he was told he was doing it all wrong. Instead, he was …

How One Entrepreneur Grew Her List of Email Subscribers to 75,000

Edgar's Founder Laura Roeder has put the company's focus on growing its email list. Discover her process and tactics that produced successful results.<p>Edgar, a software tool for social media, has an email list with more than 75,000 subscribers. That's thanks, in part, to Founder Laura Roeder's …

5 Tips to Get Your Brand Some Serious Press

If you're a product based business, service based business or blogger... you KNOW how important getting press can be for your brand. One major media mention can completely turn your world upside down, in a good way!!! If you don't already know, check out THIS post.<p>So today I'm giving you a few tips …