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Infographic: The best words to grab audience attention online

Content might be king, but a well-written headline can be the crown jewel of your online marketing.Whether you are posting industry insights on your …

Social Media

5 Steps To Building A Million-Dollar Business With No Employees

Nearly seven years ago, Michelle Schroeder-Gardner started her blog, Making Sense of Cents, to share her experience of paying off student loan debt and holding herself accountable. The last thing she expected was it turning into a million-dollar business.<p>But in 2017 her business brought in …

Small Business

5 Entrepreneurs Reveal How They Acquired Their First 1000 Customers

Acquiring your company’s initial customers can be the first indication of whether the business is viable or not. That’s why it’s critical to build a customer base from day one, and nurture those client relationships to turn customers into loyal fans of the brand.<p>Early adopters can give you …

Marketing

12 Ways Your Sales Process Is Alienating People

Getting meetings and closing deals is already hard. You might be making it a lot harder without realizing it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Like it or not, business demands schedules and organization. This is especially challenging for sales reps who have to make their …

Selling

Infographic: Tips for creating dazzling marketing videos

In a content landscape teeming with visuals, how do you get yours to stand out?<p>Simply shooting and posting a video to one of your platforms isn’t …

Want to become a multi-millionaire? Do these 15 things immediately

“The greatest reward in becoming a millionaire is not the amount of money that you earn. It is the kind of person that you have to become to become a …

Self-improvement

7 Money-Saving Content-Marketing Tricks Every Marketer Should Try

Think about reposting your old content; and, yes, there are ways to make sure that's not as cheesy as it sounds.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Content marketing is one of the most popular and cost-efficient marketing strategies available, but that doesn't mean that …

Marketing

These 3 habits can completely transform your confidence

Most people misunderstand confidence …<p>They think that people are just naturally confident.<p>This is false.<p>People who have unearned levels of …

Seven deals to help launch your online business

Starting your own online business isn't for the faint of heart, but for the brave and bold. It's a solid way to make a living on your own terms. Granted, not all of us are blessed with the entrepreneurial insight of Steve Jobs or Andrew Carnegie, but the web is filled with tools and resources to …

Online Life

16 book recommendations for when you have absolutely no clue what you want to read

There's a funny thing that happens when you tell someone you write about books. Almost always, they immediately ask, "Do you have any book …

Books

8 books that teach you to be rich

What’s your money strategy? Do you even have one?<p>If not, it’s not uncommon. Until two years ago, I didn’t have a financial plan, whatsoever.<p>Even …

Investing

How to use Facebook while giving it the minimum amount of personal data

The Cambridge Analytica revelations illustrate why we can’t trust Facebook to police its own platform<p>Facebook has found itself embroiled in yet another colossal controversy related to how its sprawling, multibillion-person social network has been abused by bad actors. This time, the culprit is …

23 Shoe Hacks You'll Wish You'd Known About Sooner

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How I Make a Full-Time Income in My Spare Time -- And How You Can, Too

Affiliate marketing is simple, but it's not easy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a young man, I learned how to make money online, initially to pay off my mother’s debt. I’ve used these same skills to create a lifestyle that many dream about, flying 96 times just this …

Marketing

15 Genius Tricks For Working Smarter, Not Harder

Trouble focusing? Listen to Baroque music and rub some rosemary oil on your pulse points.

Pitching an Investor? This Is Exactly How Many Slides You Should Have in Your Pitch Deck

A killer investor presentation only needs to convey these key things.<p>When I sit down with new startup founders, most ask me about one thing: raising money.<p>This is smart of them, because, as I've stated previously, fundraising needs to be one of the core competencies of any young company. Yet for …

Investing

How to Use Storytelling to Sell Your Brand and Vision

People remember how you make them feel, not the information you give them.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The reason why the Bible is the bestselling book every year is because it delivers its lessons as a series of stories. And if you don't want to use the Bible as an …

If You Want to Actually Get a Response to Your Email Pitch, Here's What You Need to Do

Do these five things to woo your leads into responding.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Pitching has always been a key aspect of building a successful business. You simply cannot do without it in today's work environment. Given that the average office worker receives 121 …

Marketing

17 Inspirational Quotes from Oscar-Winning Movies

To get excited for the Academy Awards this weekend, here are some of the best quotes from Hollywood's top films.<p>The Oscars are just around the corner and that means on Sunday March 4, the famous awards show will reveal the top films of 2017. With Jimmy Kimmel as its host, the 90th Academy Awards …

John F. Nash

A photographer who took pictures with people she met on Tinder and pretended to love revealed a lot about true intimacy

The product of her search is a breathtaking project titled Lifeconstruction, a series of photographs that show Hyld embracing, kissing, and spending time with various individuals. While their intimate poses may suggest that these people are Hyld's lovers or longtime partners, they're actually all …

Relationships

10 Tech Tools That Will Help You Get Instagram Followers

Build your audience with these 10 tips.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Any business serious about long-term success needs to focus on increasing its brand visibility through social media. However, with so much competition, many struggle to navigate through the …

Social Media

Are You Socially Awkward? Use These 20 Tips To Help You Communicate with Confidence

Say goodbye to awkward and say hello to confident.<p>Not everyone has the ability to walk into any room, job interview, dinner party or public gathering and "own it."<p>If you struggle in social situations, here are 20 tips to help you become a more confident communicator.<p>Never forget, when in doubt, the …

12 Daily Reminders We Need to Read Every Morning for the Rest of the Year

<i>Where you ultimately end up this year is dependent on your daily attitude and response.</i>This morning one of our course students, Monica—a recovering …

Meet the Female Entrepreneur Who Went From Taking Notes for Tony Robbins to Building a 7 Figure Business Online

From working with Tony Robbins to building herself an engaged following of 250,000 entrepreneurs, Amy Porterfield shares how to grow your audience online.<p>She was just there to take notes.<p>A few years later, however, Amy Porterfield had built an online following of more than 250,000 entrepreneurs and …

'Million Dollar Listing' Real Estate Guru Explains the Secret Psychology Behind a Successful Sales Pitch

Set up your successful sales pitch by using the psychological principles of persuasion.<p>If you've seen Bravo's <i>Million Dollar Listing</i>, you've probably heard of Fredrik Eklund. For the past 11 years, Eklund has been the most successful residential real estate agent in New York, selling more than $2 …

Any Startup Can Blow Up Their Website Traffic for Free With a Single Blog Post. Here’s Exactly How To Do It

Here’s the situation. You run a startup. You have a website. And your website has basically no traffic. Except your mom. (Thanks, mom.) Like any …

Marketing

The Secret to Successful Content-Marketing In 2018 Is Having a Strategy, So Get One.

Content-marketing is the most powerful engine driving sales, but few businesses have a plan.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>With only a few weeks remaining before we bid 2017 goodbye, now is the time to finalize marketing strategies for the coming year. It's time to …

Marketing

Influence: The 4-Step Process for Selling Anything to Anyone

People only buy when they trust the person selling.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Influence is described as <i>"the capacity to have an effect on the character, development, or behavior of someone or something."</i> However as subtle as some forms of influence might seem as …

Selling