William Merrick

165 Flips | 5 Magazines | 2 Likes | 1 Following | 211 Followers | @eMaybachMoney | Keep up with William Merrick on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “William Merrick”

How To Build A Large Following On Google Plus (And Why You Should)

Google Plus is the Rodney Dangerfield of social networks: “it don’t get no respect.” I used to have little interest in it myself until I started experimenting with it earlier this year, and now I am duly impressed. In my case, I don’t use it for personal purposes, but as another unique social …

4 Entrepreneurial Cult Classics to Cultivate Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a habitual one-hour-a-day reader, I become excited when I find a book that catches my attention. Too many books offer the same old regurgitated advice leaving me to flip to the cover wondering if this is a title I've already read in …

Entrepreneurship

10 Steps to Stop Living Paycheck to Paycheck

View Gallery<p>10 photos<p>Goran Bogicevic / Shutterstock.com<p>Living paycheck to paycheck makes it nearly impossible to achieve your financial goals. …

10 Ways to Quickly Generate Leads

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve printed flyers, you’ve sent out mailers, you have blasted your social-media followers, but you’re still not getting the lead flow you need to grow your company into the next billion-dollar brand. Well, there are hundreds of ways to …

3 Eastern Practices to Tame 'Monkey Mind'

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Keeping your thoughts together can help you be a more peaceful and organized entrepreneur. When you’re thinking clearly, you’ll act more confidently and decisively.<p>The Buddhist term “Monkey Mind” stems from the observation that left …

Mindfulness

15 Twitter Hacks to Turn You Into a Tweeting Ninja

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Admit it. Sometimes, your Twitter life is messy. You follow hundreds of people — maybe thousands. Staring at your timeline is about as intelligible as reading a stock ticker.<p>How do you bring organization to your Twitter life? How do you rise above …

Take professional photos with your phone in 3 easy steps!

9 Secrets Your Debt Collector Doesn’t Want You to Know

Photo (cc) by Atilla1000<p>Owing on balances you can’t afford is bad enough, so the last thing you need is a debt collector hounding you about it. And …

17 Tricks Stores Use To Make You Spend More Money

You may not have been planning on it, but the store certainly was. From supermarkets to clothing boutiques, shopping hubs are carefully engineered to get you to spend the most money possible.<p>Want to beat retailers at their own game? Then you'd better learn how they think.

Customers

5 Ways to Trick Yourself Into Getting Out of Bed for a Morning Workout

You can totally wake yourself up for a.m. exercise! You're just going to have to pull a fast one...on yourself.<p>You've tried to become one of those morning workout people (gotta love 'em!), but when that dreaded alarm goes off, your body is all, 'No. Just no.' And by the time your mind remembers …

Seven Deadly Sins of Mobile Marketing [Infographic]

Are you sabotaging your campaigns by committing grave mobile marketing sins? Here's a look at a few of them, courtesy of an infographic from Text …

Social Media Strategy: How Much Time Should Planning Take?

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>I have a blog post to write. This blog post, to be exact.<p>And in the course of researching, outlining, writing, editing, and writing some more, I also have other hats to wear. Email marketing. Social media strategy. Blog promotion, blog design, and …

Power Networking in 3 Steps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Business can be difficult and tricky, but it doesn’t have to be.<p>By establishing and maintaining relationships with people, you can encounter business opportunities and still other lucrative connections. Here are three steps for building …

Networking

5 Tools to Help Make Your Data Visualization Look Stunning

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>The last few years have brought data visualization deeply into the world of design. It used to take highly technical designers or a team of developers and designers to create data visualizations that were both accurate and beautiful. Recently, several …

Data Visualization

More Proof That YouTube's Top Stars Are Getting Filthy Rich

Need more proof that YouTube’s top content creators are increasingly pervading mainstream entertainment? And becoming filthy rich in the process? Look no further than Timothy DeLaGhetto, whose comedic videos have garnered him 2.5 million subscribers as well as a regular spot on MTV’s <i>Wild ‘N Out</i>.<p>But …

Advertising

Fight Off the Summer Slump With These 3 Marketing Tips

This story originally appeared on Salesforce<p>The term “summer slump” presents a pressing problem for a lot of small businesses. It seems like there’s always a point during the summer when sales begin to dwindle, productivity winds down, and everything sort of grinds to a halt until fall. This can be …

Marketing

How to Use Google Analytics: Getting Started

Do you need a deeper understanding of Google Analytics?<p>Do you know what data each section of Google Analytics offers?<p>A few important details and …

Analytics

​How to Optimize Your Income, in 6 Simple Steps

When it comes to your income, you probably know that your ability to earn a paycheck is your most valuable asset. Although we talk about how much to …

11 Ways to Get More Followers for Your Google+ Business Page

Do you want to grow your Google+ Page?<p>Are you looking for ways to get your Google+ Page noticed?<p>Most people broadcast their content on Google+ and …

A Scientific Guide to Writing Great Tweets: How To Get More Clicks, Retweets and Reach

Last week Buffer had the great pleasure of co-hosting a webinar with Twitter (yes, THAT Twitter!)<p>During the webinar, I talked with Jimmy Hang of …

What You Should Measure in Your Marketing—and Why

If you're like most marketers, measuring marketing is among your top priorities. With little effort, you have no shortage of things you can measure: …

12 Things You Should Do on Your Personal Google+ Account Right Now

This story originally appeared on KISSmetrics<p>Like it or not, Google+ is becoming more important in the digital marketing landscape. Google+ is not just a Facebook redux. Instead, it comprises a huge part of the social milieu of your online existence. Google+ has subtly creeped into your emailing, …

Digital Marketing

The Tools That Helped One Man Skip the Daily Staff Meeting

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Steven van Wel felt like he was always on the lookout for wireless service. But the places he could stay connected weren’t always the places where he wanted to work. Two years ago, he launched Karma, a mobile wireless service, to solve …

The Skills Leaders Need at Every Level

A few weeks ago, we were asked to analyze a competency model for leadership development that a client had created. It was based on the idea that at different points in their development, potential leaders need to focus on excelling at different skills. For example, in their model they proposed that …

5 Surefire Ways to Maximize Your Life, Starting This Morning

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many of us have heard the adage, “How you spend your day, is how you spend your life.” I believe it’s even more micro than that. How you spend the first two hours of your day will determine how you live your life and how productive that …

Weight Loss

How Most Startups Mess Up Their Marketing

<i>Katie Burke is the Director of Media & Analyst Relations at HubSpot.</i><p>Recently, a startup called Pressfarm launched, promising to provide the names, emails, and Twitter accounts for journalists so that entrepreneurs could get outstanding coverage for their business.<p>Have you visited TNW's hype-free …

5 Examples Your Brand Can Follow to Build an Online Community

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Digital breakthroughs are making it increasingly easy for brands to communicate directly with end users. To encourage two-way communication, many brands are going to social media to talk directly with users.<p>However, if your brand wants to …

Marketing