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Here's a List of the Top Internet Marketing Strategies for Your Business

As digital marketing is becoming more and more necessary for a company, not understanding the best way to drive your business forward can really hurt …

Launching a New WordPress Site – Part 1: Off-Site Tasks

While WordPress and other content management systems <b>make launching a new website much easier</b> than before, it’s still not an easy thing to do. This is …

How to Show Up on the First Page of Google (Even if You’re a Nobody)

There’s a joke that asks, “Where should you bury something that you don’t want people to find?”Answer: On the second page of Google.Sure, it’s corny. …

David Ogilvy's 10 tips for clear, concise writing

<i>This article first appeared on PR Daily in 2014.</i> <br>David Ogilvy is widely hailed as the father of advertising for his ability to communicate a clear …

Writing Tips: The Importance of Character When Plotting Your Novel

It’s impossible to talk about plotting your novel without discussing character as the two are inevitably intertwined throughout your book. I also …

14 acne myths you need to stop believing

As adult acne can be VERY confusing, we'll let a skin doctor tell us the truth<p>When do spots of bother become 'adult acne'? Can you blame diet, lifestyle or genetics? Is makeup your friend or foe? And how can you <i>really</i> rid acne? Instead of getting conflicting responses from a Google search, here …

How to Organize a Descriptive Paragraph

Drafting a Description<p><i>Once you have settled on a topic for your descriptive paragraph and collected some details, you're ready to put those details</i> …

In the Era of Digital Composition, What Should a Writer Keep?

A friend of mine was driving around one day when he noticed a pile of cardboard boxes in front of the house of one of our teachers, a poet who had been at the university for decades. My friend pulled over and got out and lifted the flaps of one of the boxes. It was full of paper — typescripts of …

If You're Easily Stressed Out, Develop This 1 Habit for a More Fulfilling Life

This forgotten and timeless habit could be your secret weapon for improving your life.<p>In a world that preaches hustle nonstop, and advertisements send messages of not having enough--it's easy to lose sight of what you already have in your life.<p>This is especially common with entrepreneurs and …

Personal Branding: How to Go from Zero to Hero in No Time

Do you remember when only celebrities and major companies had personal brands?Actors, musicians, Fortune 100 businesses, and athletes got all the …

3 Ways to Create a Compelling Villain For Your Next Story

Whether you’re writing a novel, novella, short story or a work of flash fiction, sometimes you need an eye-watering source of evil to spice things …

6 Ways Social Media Can Help Build Customer Loyalty [Infographic]

The digitally connected age has brought a ton of opportunities for many people - ranging from personal endeavors, business goals, to other activities …

6 Fantasies Standing Between You and Writing Success.

<i>Writing Success happens, but you need to leave Middle Earth, Hobbitses</i><p><b>by Ruth Harris</b><p>Whether we write Space Opera or Women’s Fiction, Romance or …

How To Give Your Hero Some Personality

Image: Matthew Loffhagen<p>Shares 183<p>Despite what Isabel Briggs Myers has taught us, real people’s personalities can usually be difficult to fit …

Choosing description words: 10 questions to ask

There are endless ways to describe someone, from physical description to verbal tics, personal views and more. Here are 10 questions to ask about …

What Is an Unreliable Narrator and How Can I Identify One?

In fiction, as in life, an unreliable narrator is a character who cannot be trusted. Either from ignorance or self-interest, this narrator speaks …

What is a Story Concept?

How can you put story concept and premise to use?Today’s post includes excerpts from <i>What’s the Story? Building Blocks for Fiction Writing</i>, chapter …

Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 60: Flat Plots

One of the most deflating criticisms authors hear is that “they’re writing flat plots.” Not only does this (seem to) indicate a certain lack of …

How to keep motivated after the first draft

Some writers struggle through first drafts and thrive on revisions, but for those who don’t, staying motivated after the first draft can present a …

Here's What You Do If Your Car Overheats

It’s Independence Day weekend, meaning thousands of Americans will drive cross-country. And many of us will wind up on the shoulder of the road next …

Extreme internet use linked to mental illness in teens

More than one-third of 15-year-old children in the UK could be classified as ‘extreme internet users’, or those who are online for more than six hours daily outside of school.<p>A report from UK think-tank Education Policy Institute (EPI) states that children in the UK have a higher rate of extreme …

Is Your Organic Traffic Falling? Here's What to Do.

Ever hear of a "manual penalty" from Google? That could be the root of your problem.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In a search engine optimization (SEO) campaign, the ideal result is a steady, ongoing and reliable increase in organic traffic -- meaning the measure of …

World’s Best-Selling Author James Patterson On How To Write An Unputdownable Story

James Patterson’s books account for one out of every 17 hardcover novels purchased in the United States. The wildly prolific author talks to Co.Create about how to tell a story that will hook people in.<p>They call it beach reading–the kind of ultra-accessible mass market paperback that nestles inside …

5 Winning Social Media Strategies From a Master Marketer

Real content from real people develops real relationships.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people who have their businesses on social media are looking hard for answers to solutions for more traffic, engagement and conversions to build their brand. While great …

What Posting More Than 300 Articles in a Year Taught Me About Freelance Writing

Making yourself valuable begins with making yourself available.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>My freelance writing journey started about six years ago in my penultimate year as a law student -- and after failing at so many other business attempts. I always said I would …

12 Awesome Tips From Ecommerce Experts

Top tips from some of the best ecommerce entrepreneurs in the field.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In today’s world of ecommerce, there are dozens of ways to scale. While some businesses focus on high ticket items, others focus on dominating hyper-specific product …

3 Ways to Get People to Buy Your Product (Especially if They're On the Fence)

Leads are the lifeblood of any small business.<p>Without paying customers, a business cannot grow revenue and succeed over the long run. And without enough leads, a business won't have prospects to convert into those valuable customers.<p>In a poll of small business owners, my company found that growing …

How to Add Color and Richness to Your Writing ... Without Making Us Want to Barf - Copyblogger

Your job as a writer is to make your subjects clear and interesting.<p>Assuming you aren’t working on the next <i>Waiting for Godot,</i> you’ll work to make …

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This 13-year-old programmer is on a mission to educate 100,000 aspiring coders

When most of us were making our way through first grade, Tanmay Bakshi was a programming prodigy.<p>His love affair with computer programming started out as fun and games at the tender age of five. “Computers just fascinated me with how they could do anything. They were like magic,” Bakshi told Quartz …

John Grisham’s Do’s and Don’ts for Writing Popular Fiction

<i>Since advice is usually ignored and rules are routinely broken, I refer to these little pearls as merely “suggestions.”</i><p><i>There is nothing original about this list. It has all been said before by writers much smarter than me. I’ve just arranged things differently, and I keep changing them as the years</i> …

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