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WHY YOU MUST SELF-PROMOTE YOURSELF

If you don’t promote yourself, who will? I. Promote yourself, or die. Okay, so the worst lie you’re told is to not self promote. First of all, why …

How my $1.5 million summer home more than paid for itself in a year

Steve Siebold is the author of "How Rich People Think" and a self-made multimillionaire who has interviewed more than 1,200 of the world’s wealthiest people over the past 30 years.<p>The best investment I ever made was purchasing our 7,000 square-foot summer home on Lake Lanier, just north of Atlanta. …

Wealth

39 Essential Google Search Operators Every SEO Ought to Know

In SEO, it’s often the little things that matter.After you’ve learned the basics, you can’t stop. You need to push yourself and learn more and …

SEO

How To Apply Psychology To Design An Optimized Landing Page

As a digital marketer, you know that landing pages are essential for creating great first impressions and generating leads for each marketing …

Inbound Marketing

Apps

All stories in Apps<p>eBay is adding image recognition to find items with your camera<p>eBay is adding two new features this fall that will take advantage of image recognition AI and allow you to share images ...<p>Tristan Greene<p>Windows 95 running natively in your browser is a sight to behold<p>Someone figured …

Apps

55 Freelance Businesses You Can Start For Free Tomorrow Morning

Thinking about becoming a freelancer? You’re not alone.<p>Many people around the world are sidestepping their fears, ditching the 9-to-5 lifestyle, and setting out to make money on their own off of their skills and passions. Now’s the perfect time to do so – the demand for creative freelancers has …

Freelancing

7 Questions That Lead to an 'Aha Moment', According to Research

Breakthrough thinking isn't magic, it's science.<p>At the heart of any successful business is a great idea. But how do some entrepreneurs dream up game-changing idea after game-changing idea while others fade into mediocrity?<p>Cracking the code on "aha moments" and creative epiphanies is a topic …

Creativity

The 15-minute weekly habit that eased my work anxiety—and made my boss trust me more

I once had a boss who would send me a series of two-word emails throughout the day, each one bearing the same message: “Call me.” Each time I received one of these emails, the hairs on the back of my neck would stiffen and my stomach would churn violently. This reaction made no sense—I was reliable …

Peter Drucker
Entrepreneurship

20 Tiny but Powerful Ways to Accelerate Your Personal Growth

Small shifts lead to big results.<p>When it comes to self-development, it's the small stuff that often makes the biggest difference.<p>Too often, people think about big changes in terms of big decisions. They think it's a sweeping action that moves the needle, when really it's the incremental steps made …

Self-improvement

The Secret to Getting 10 Times Your Return on Facebook Ads

Thanks to a creative ad strategy, one brand now consistently achieves 5-10x return on their Facebook ads and has grown their annual revenue by more than 900 percent.<p>In the eCommerce world, mobile is becoming an increasingly important environment. Primarily, shoppers use their smartphones as …

Advertising

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

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

Advertising Industry

8 Calls to Action that Initiate New Relationships with Customers and Collaborators - Copyblogger

I know. I know. I know.<p>“Viral” is an actual term people use to describe wildly popular content that has spread across a variety of distribution …

Digital Marketing

This 1 Word Will Instantly Make You More Successful and Productive

You'd be surprised at how rare and hard it is to use.<p>Turning down opportunities might not seem like the best way to get to where you want to go in your career, but one thing we don't talk about enough is the value that comes from recognizing that we don't need to say "yes" to everything that comes …

Self-improvement

How to Get Your Writing on the Road to Being Read and Spread - Copyblogger

I’m going to let you in on a little secret.<p>It’s something the immortals — from Aristotle to Ogilvy to Mamet — have known, but few have stated it as …

Writing

10 Steps to Creating an Engaging Digital Experience

In order to be effective, websites need to be multifunctional in design. They need to be built like a house: protecting against the elements, providing a comfortable living space with ample storage, meeting basic needs, etc. Your website should be designed to improve user acquisition, lift …

$9 billion startup Stripe is automating the complicated process of starting a company

When Stripe Atlas launched a year ago, it wanted to level the playing field for entrepreneurs in emerging markets so that they could have access to the same tools as people in Silicon Valley.<p>Now the $9 billion payments company has realized that Atlas is something entrepreneurs throughout the United …

Startups

10 Podcasts That Will Make You Smarter

Feed your brain at the gym, in the car, or whenever you have a few minutes to spare.<p>Hate your commute? Struggle to motivate yourself to hit the treadmill? Perhaps both these problems (and many more) have the same solution. Why not turn these odds and ends of unpleasant time into opportunities to …

Podcasting

5 Mistakes I Made Launching My Podcast (And What You Can Learn From Me)

Late last year, I teamed up with a buddy of mine, Aaron Agius, to launch a show we’re calling the Growth Mapping Podcast. Aaron’s technically a competitor of mine, but he’s got a great mind for marketing, and I really appreciate the value he brings to the table as a co-host.<p>To date, we’ve put out …

Podcasting

3 Tips for Turning Your Customers Into Your Marketing Team

How can a startup generate awareness and attract new customers without the resources necessary to pursue traditional marketing or public relations efforts?<p>Get creative and use these three tips to turn your customers into an effective marketing channel:<p>1. Reward users that recommend your …

Digital Marketing

To Be Entertaining, Relevant And Engaging, Hit Refresh

Consumers have high expectations for marketing content from entertainment brands, especially when it comes to being entertained. This is why social …

Advertising Industry

What Quality Content Really Looks Like Today

Here's why the old definition of "quality content" is wrong and how you can start picking up more wins by playing content marketing moneyball.<p>How do you get more website traffic, social shares, leads, and visibility in Google?<p>The popular answer you'll hear from marketing experts is: "create quality …

Digital Marketing

Earn Extra Money: Our 100 Most Clever Ways to Boost Your Income

A big reason why Ben and I started this blog was to help people learn all about the different ways you can <b>earn extra money</b>. <br>From simple side hustles, …

Money

Learn all the tricks of the SEO trade — and earn search engine certification

Literate tech users probably know how vital Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is to getting content discovered on the web. But there’s a world of difference between understanding SEO’s importance and being able to manipulate it. You can harness the power of SEO yourself with the Expert Lecture …

The Death of Traditional Advertising and the Rise of Originality

Companies that can't afford TV ads are finding they can do a lot on online for a lot less money.<p>Traditional advertising is dead.<p>I don’t mean that it’s waiting on deck for the Pearly Gates in hospice, or being read it last rites. I mean the era of Mad Men has full-on flat lined. With a Super Bowl ad …

PROCRASTINATION: Stop Procrastinating and Laziness with the Habit of Discipline (Habit of Success Book 1) Kindle Edition

100 Bullet Proof Ways to become an Entrepreneur

2017 is just around the corner, and with a new year comes a new space for great business ideas.<p>But what if you can’t come up with any business ideas? …

How to Write a 2000-Word Article in 2 Hours

Just imagine being able to write a 2000-word perfect blog in 2 hours.<p>You could create more content, drive high-quality traffic with search engine …

Digital Marketing