Rob Freeman

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The 7 essential rules of saving

<i>This story is part of a broader Chase initiative to encourage Americans to save more money.</i><p>We all know that having a healthy savings account and …

First-time investor? Here are five ways to get started

Investing in the stock market for the very first time can seem a daunting task. But a decade of low interest rates has caused returns on cash savings to be greatly diminished, forcing many people to consider shares if they want a decent return on their money.<p>In 2017 the FTSE 100 index gained …

6 Awesome Lead Generation Techniques That Work

This column is authored by Amberlynn Adam, Blogger, Content Developer & EditorThe post 6 Awesome Lead Generation Techniques That Work appeared first …

Marketing

6 ways to secure paid speaking opportunities

1. Determine your expertise.<p>When I was starting out, I identified the areas that excited me most and built a brand around them. I had a passion for litigation, diversity, and business development, and I felt extremely comfortable leveraging social media, which allowed me to distinguish myself from …

Joel Osteen

6 Marketing Strategies to Make Your Startup a Raging Success

The vast majority of new companies fail over the long haul.I’m not trying to bum you out or anything.But you need to know what you’re up against.One …

Marketing

13 Habits Of Exceptionally Likable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good looking, the fiercely social, and the incredibly talented. It’s easy to fall prey to this misconception. In reality, being likable is under your control, …

6 Innovative Ways to Attract New Customers

Trouble luring in new business? Check out these insights from entrepreneurs about how they did it.<p>This story appears in the May 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Attracting new customers is no easy task. However, there are certain new and innovative strategies you can employ to make your …

Why The Solopreneur Economy Is The New 'Buy Local'

Solopreneur ventures are on the rise, and I’m excited. It has never been easier to make a great living full of profit and freedom by working for yourself. And when you execute a solopreneur career effectively, it has an incredibly positive impact on the greater community.<p>This wasn’t always possible.<p>…

Small Business

9 Helpful Affiliate Marketing Plugins For WordPress Bloggers

If you’re reading Blogging Wizard, I think it’s a safe bet that you’re a fan of blogging. But as fun as blogging is, do you know what’s even more …

Marketing

10 Unsuspected Secrets for Growing Your Business to Ridiculous Success - Small Business Trends

Once you’ve started your business and got all the basics covered, you still need to work to constantly improve. Whether you need a little push when …

Small Business

10 Ways to Market Your Business Online for $500

You won't worry that your budget isn't big enough when you know how to squeeze the most from every buck.<p>Founder, Market Domination Media®<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The internet provides unlimited potential in terms of customer reach and opportunity, and while there …

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4 ways people make money blogging

"Kayla, how do you really make money blogging?" If I had a dime for every time I've been asked that question, I could give up my blog and live off those dimes instead. But life doesn't work that way. At least, not until after I start actually charging my friends and family 10 cents to answer this …

Marketing

7 Automated Email Campaigns That Win Customers and Keep Them Coming Back

<i>This is a guest post by John McIntyre. John is the founder of</i> <i>ReEngager</i><i>, an agency that helps ecommerce stores increase total sales by 15-30% with</i> …

eCommerce

Your easy 8-step guide to becoming an online influencer

When using this strategy, watch your analytics carefully to see which sites are most effective in terms of targeted traffic. It may be tempting to post to big-name sites, but if you’re not getting results, you’re wasting your time.<p>And don’t discount smaller, niche sites just because of their size! …

Marketing

4 Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners in 2017

Being a small business owner is not always easy, especially when you constantly need to stay up to date on all the new trends, strategies and algorithm updates in marketing. How can you continue to ensure that your business operations are running smoothly, while also growing your audience and …

10 Top Internet Marketers Who Will Help You Keep Your Competitive Edge - Small Business Trends

One of the best ways to stay highly competitive in the online marketing field is to learn from thought-leaders who get results. Those who’ve earned …

Marketing

Passive Income Blueprints: 5 Business Models for Any Niche - Small Business Trends

Have you ever looked at people who claim to earn tons of money for very little work and asked yourself, “What’s their secret?”<p>Well, I’ll tell …

Small Business

Meet the Man Who’s Making Good Eggs Profitable

How do you turn around a failing food e-commerce business? What does it take to run and scale a profitable online grocery business specializing in …

eCommerce

4 Ways to Create a Marketing Strategy for Your Small Business

As a former CMO, I often consult with small business owners and startup founders regarding their marketing strategies. Usually these conversations …

Marketing

Top 10 Free Business Plan Templates For Small Businesses

If you are struggling to transform your startup ideas into action than it’s a wonderful thought to start an entrepreneurial career. All you need to …

Small Business

10 Surprising Statistics About Content Marketing in 2016

It's time to step up your content marketing game.<p>2016 is gearing up to be a game-changer for content marketing, and there's finally plenty of data to back it up. I forecast some big purchases of media platforms from major brands aiming to start pushing niche content to already-loyal audiences.<p>But …

Marketing

These 4 Emails Will Help You Increase Online Sales

Use these email marketing tactics to drive your online sales without increasing your advertising budget<p>Would you like to know how you can increase your online sales without spending a ton of money on advertising?<p>There's a lot of ways you can drive sales, but some methods are more powerful than …

Marketing

How NLP Can Boost Your Marketing Influence

In the movie <i>Groundhog Day,</i> Bill Murray’s character, Phil, must repeatedly face Ned, an obnoxious man attempting to sell him life insurance. Ned is so obtuse (although perhaps deliberately so) that he seems utterly oblivious to the fact that Phil has no wish to talk to him. Arguably, most people are …

Marketing

How to Market Your Startup on a Budget

No one ever said running a small business was easy. However, when asked what they find most difficult about being business owners, …

5 Entrepreneurs Used This Platform to Make Million-Dollar Businesses

Most people view this social network as a way to connect with and keep in touch with friends, not a platform to make millions. But if you knew how to do it, would you?<p>It's no secret that Facebook is a powerful platform for marketing a business. But so few companies are using the platform to it's …

How We Grew Our Web Traffic By 5,000% In 3 Months (With Zero Advertising)

<i>554.</i><p>That’s how much monthly website traffic we had to our website three months ago.<p>20 visitors a day may sound encouraging if you’re starting a personal project, but when your goal is to build a successful business with a team counting on you…<p>Well, you’re probably screwed.<p>And if we continued at …

Marketing

Why Small Businesses Should Use Facebook Advertising

When it comes to marketing, there are two things we know for sure.<p>1: You have to do it.<p>2: It costs money. Sometimes lots of money.<p>Now, that cost might not matter so much if you're, say, Coca-Cola who brings in little over $40 billion annually.<p>But if you're one of the 27 million small businesses …

25 Visual Content Marketing Tools To Engage Your Audience

Visual content marketing skyrocketed in the recent years. Brands are looking for ways to enrich their digital storytelling and market their products. Photos, videos and infographics are crucial in bringing experiences to life.<p>According to CMO Council, 65% of senior marketing executives believe that …

Infographics

How 10 Small Businesses Used Content Marketing to Drive Sales

Sometimes the best way to understand how to get more ROI from content marketing is to learn from others. Use these case studies to boost sales and growth at your small business.<p>Americans absolutely love small businesses. And that's not just because we have anannual support day for local businesses, …

Marketing

Marketing your small business is now easier than ever

<b>Q: Steve, I know you love to talk marketing. Do you have a very favorite way to market a small business? – Jennifer</b><p><b>A</b>: A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I had a business the old-fashioned way, the pre-Internet way. It was a worse way that’s for sure, especially with regard to marketing. …