Amanda Nel

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Why Snapchat Is the New LinkedIn for Tech Startups

While Snapchat is by design a communication mobile app platform, it has also evolved into a social content platform.<p>Snapchat's core interaction is simple; users take a picture or video and send that content to select individuals or broadcast that content to all their followers through the …

Social Media

They can make thousands from an Instagram post - but how transparent are Irish bloggers?

Image: Shutterstock/baranq<p>Image: Shutterstock/baranq<p>TOP IRISH BLOGGERS and social media ‘influencers’ can reportedly make up to €3,000 for posting …

Social Media

16 Gorgeous Home Decor Tips from A-List Decorators

Just a few weeks ago, the townhouse at 19 East. 61st Street in Manhattan was a concrete box that resembled a parking lot more than a residence of any …

Home Decorating

How to make a cute personalised burp cloth with a cloth bias

One of the 'perks' of becoming and being a grandmother, is the privilege of time and skill to make something unique for a new baby!<p>If you are not as …

How I Started Blogging Full-Time

<i>If you want to be successful in business, you need to take risks.</i>A few years ago, I took a life-changing risk.And today is the first time I’m finally …

Video is the Future of Content Marketing

You are probably catching on, and yeah - Video is the next big thing. You see it on your social media feed and you can see it on your metrics. And for us, changemakers, purpose driven <i>entrepreneurs</i>, this is also a game changer.<p>How many <i>kickstarters</i> campaigns have you engaged with because they had a …

3 Brilliant Marketing Automation Hacks for Content Marketers

For the last few years, automation has been a buzzword in content marketing circles.<p>If you’ve been under the impression that it’s just another fad …

5 Quick and Easy Ways to Triple Your Social-Media Following

Need a social-media-following boost this quarter? Try these 5 tactics.<p>Generating visibility and traffic for your brand and your content used to be a lot easier. It wasn't that long ago that we could generate links to get the job done. Now a lot more human interaction is required.<p>In 2014, Google …

Social Media

10 Blogging Infographics to Achieve "All-Star Blogger" Status

If you want to make it in the world of blogging, you need to know what it takes to stand out from the crowd.<p>Actually, it’s a whole lot more than just …

How to Integrate Long-Tail Keywords in Your Blog Posts

Make no mistake: Long-tail keywords are still important to search engine optimization.<p>However, this is not a license to stuff long-tail keywords into …

Mobile Devices

Social Media Is Too Important to Be Left to the Marketing Department

When customers need help, they expect companies to offer it quickly and through multiple social media channels — but most companies aren’t set up to do that. Some companies increase their social media staff to offer live responses during big events like the Super Bowl or the Grammys, but then they …

Public Relations

How to make an adorable printed fabric tag for Mothers Day

Mothers Day fabric giveaway! We're delighted to once again team up with the lovely Susan from Smuggler's Daughter to offer a $50 fabric …

6 Ways to Convert Prospects into Clients with Emotional Intelligence

People may believe that decisions are based on logic only, but the brain doesn't work that way. Here's how to make your prospect's decision easy with emotionally intelligent marketing.<p>A few weeks ago I attended an event as a guest expert with my radio co-host Kevin Harrington, one of the original …

Emotional Intelligence

How the Web's Biggest Blogging Platform Just Made Readers More Secure

Good news for the secure web: WordPress will now encrypt the traffic for over a million more websites that are hosted on its servers.<p>WordPress is a …

Not sure about making money with affiliate marketing?

There is nothing secretive about sharing fees for marketing a product or service:<p>Lawyers do it by sharing fees (as regulated);<p>Estate agents pay for …

Not sure about making money with affiliate marketing?

Since 2013 I've made a living online, I've been making money online with niche sites. Tutorials and strategies on how to make a passive income.<p>A few …

Meet the Man Running Bernie Sanders' Twitter Account

Last August, Bernie Sanders sat on a Craigslist-bought beige couch in his Washington office plotting to steal the social media spotlight from 10 …

How to Increase Website Traffic - A Guide For Beginners

There is no way around it. If you have a website, your business needs visitors. The more, the merrier.<p>But, quantity is not the most important thing …

Marketing

Want to Start a Freelance Business? 12 Successful Freelancers Share Their Best Advice

Experience is a great teacher, but so is learning from people who have been there and done that -- extremely well.<p>You have the skills. You have the desire. You have the persistence, work ethic, and belief in yourself required to start your own business and become a successful freelancer.<p>But what …

Entrepreneurship

Before & After: How One Popular Photographer Edits His Photos

Photographer Peter Stewart is an internationally published photographer who’s also popular on photo sharing sites, boasting tens of thousands of …

Photography

Developing a Winning Content Strategy for 2016

If you’re new to content marketing or just plodding along with a less-than-effective content plan, you’re not alone. Content is still king—88 percent …

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Everything You Need to Know About Snapchat

20 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>Snapchat is the latest platform taking the social media world by storm.<p>Since its launch, in September 2011, Snapchat has shown incredible growth. The Ghost now boasts over 100 million daily active users and 7 billion video views, daily. Even The …

Social Media

Content Marketing Is the Future of Online Marketing

“How do I get new customers?” This age-old question is never an easy one to answer. With a plethora of options available – digital, print, referral, …

Marketing

9 Ways to Grow Your Startup With Social Media

I’m sure you are getting tired of hearing it.<p>Everyone is telling you to proliferate your brand, get out there on social media and grow an audience, …

4 simple note-taking extensions for Chrome

I finally realized that Google Docs isn't the best note-taking app. It's too clunky for quickly jotting down notes about a project or interesting things I come across throughout the day.<p>So, I went to the Chrome Web Store and searched for a solution that was simple, easy to access, and had only the …

Google

4 Social Media Sites Small Businesses Should Use More Often

4 min read<p>This story originally appeared on PR Newswire's Small Business PR Toolkit<p>As a small business owner or entrepreneur, you’ve likely already tapped into Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Pinterest to push your brand. Sure, these networks work great, but there are others out there …

Social Media

5 Things to Do When Your Side Business Isn't an Overnight Success

If you're like me, or any of my clients, when you first got the idea to go into business for yourself, I bet it felt like a mixture of exciting and also a little scary at that same time, right?<p>And you probably felt a pretty big pull to make this exciting, scary thing work no matter what.... nothing …

3 Ways to Strengthen Your Email Marketing Impact

10 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Despite your best efforts to keep customers up-to-date with the latest brand news and offers, you’re seeing flat lined open or click-through rates, an unsubscribe mass exodus, and -- worst of all -- emails tagged to funnel …

Marketing

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Personal Facebook Page

In today’s world of social media, we upload just about every moment of our daily life. This means it’s increasingly difficult to separate your work …