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5 Content-Distribution Tools for Writers, Marketers and Thought Leaders in Tech

It doesn't matter how good your content is if no one sees it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Marketers, writers and thought leaders in tech write to gain the attention and respect of their specific audiences and ideal customers. But the challenge they face is a big one: …

8 great business cards for marketing professionals

To work in marketing, you must be able to market yourself. So for marketing executives and agencies, a business card design has to work even harder …

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 …

21 Most Effective Free Online Marketing Tools for Small Business

Google Analytics, Trends, and Trello are the best and essential free online marketing tools for small business. But, there are a lot of free …

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Want Potential Customers to Remember You? Try One of These 6 Unusual Sales Tactics

These six approaches to sales conversations can refresh your selling style and improve your customer relationships.<p>One of my favorite things about sales is that you don't need to go to school to learn how to stand out from your competitors. Don't get me wrong--business school has lots of uses and …

Amazon’s Amazin’ In-House Brands for Guys are Making Us Very Happy

With around 300 million people clicking away on Amazon, cardboard boxes have replaced shopping bags as a status symbol. Being the ever so savvy brand …

Shopping

9 business cards for graphic designers you’ll want to keep

Much of the work of graphic designers today exists only in pixel form. But that doesn’t mean the appeal of print design has gone away; quite the …

This Tool Will Help You Automate Your SEO

All business owners should know that digital marketing is the future of advertising. Gone are the Mad Men days when businesses had to spend a fortune …

REI and Patagonia Launch Websites Selling Used Gear

In the future, a large selection of your new gear might be used. At least that’s what REI and Patagonia are pushing for, with two new resale sites: Used Gear Beta, from REI, and Worn Wear, from Patagonia.<p>Everything listed on REI’s used site, which launched this week, came from regional stores that …

eCommerce

How to Write Product Descriptions That Sell

At one point or another, your company will need to craft product listings, and they need to be as persuasive as possible.<p>This story originally appeared on Bizness Apps<p>At one point or another, your company will need to craft product listings -- whether it’s for a menu, merchandise items or services. …

Keyword Rankings Are Meaningless: Learn How to Grade Your SEO

Measure organic success with relevant metrics.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Like many business owners and managers, you probably test the effectiveness of your SEO campaign by Googling the keywords you think are most important to see if you show up on the first page. …

12 Great Georgia Hikes

Georgia’s landscape has everything from the rugged Appalachians to granite monadnocks and shady creekside trails. We whittled it down to 12 great …

Most SEOs Prefer Using Ahrefs to Monitor Competitor Backlinks [POLL] by @A_Ninofranco

Which tools do SEOs prefer for monitoring competitor backlinks? Find out how our Twitter community answered our latest poll question.The post Most …

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9 Solar Lanterns for Giving Off Light When You're Nowhere Near an Outlet

Why spend money on batteries or electricity when you can steal light from the sun?<p>Solar lanterns are the perfect accessory for outdoor hangouts. They harness the sun's energy to give you light, so there's no need to replace batteries or plug anything into the wall. Hang a few on your back patio, …

Tai Lopez's 7 Steps to Start Your Own Marketing Agency

The social media master builds and scales multimillion-dollar businesses using these strategies.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people dream of starting their own business and creating a life that lets you travel and have fun while getting paid. The problem is that …

Gear Closet: Yeti Panga 75 Waterproof Duffel Bag Review

Yeti has built itself a reputation for creating products that are designed to survive in the outdoors while performing at an incredibly high level. …

17 Tech Tailgating Gadgets and Gear For The Season

With college football kicking off this weekend and NFL football not far behind, it’s time to get ready for tailgating season. That means dusting off …

Top 10 trends that will transform digital marketing in 2017

Predictive marketing, content marketing, marketing automation and artificial intelligence have hit their stride. In 2017, they will completely …

Where to Buy Inexpensive Hiking Gear

That New Backpack Doesn't Have to Cost Too Much<p>Brand-new hiking gear can cost an arm and a leg, but sometimes it's worth it for the warranty, or just …

10 Best Lightweight Tents for Backpacking

I’ll Fly Away<p><i>Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL2 mtnGLO, 2 lbs 6 oz, $439</i><p>The last thing you want to do in a deluge is pound tent stakes into soggy ground. Big …

The Easiest Way to Get Into a Porsche Is With a New Pair of Adidas

Porsche Design and Adidas have a near-decade-long history of getting together and creating minimalist-style shoes that Porsche Design says “continues …

The Best Multitools Under $50

You don't need to overpay for one of these ultra-useful gadgets<p>The appeal of the multitool is obvious: it's like an entire toolbox in one, tiny package. The possibilities for problem solving are endless, and they can even save your life: just ask Aron Ralston.<p>Here are five of our favorites that …

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The Three Books That Taught Me How to Survive

Survival doesn’t have to be this ridiculous overblown thing you obsess over: the best way to prepare for it is to build a solid base of fundamental outdoor skills, then to remain calm and confident if you ever do find yourself lost in the woods. Also: it helps to have something sharp with you.<p>Here …

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A Pocketknife So Good It Hasn't Changed in 62 Years

Over the past 125 years, the Opinel No. 8 has undergone just one upgrade. Some designs never go obsolete.<p>Joseph Opinel first built his eponymous single-blade pocketknife in 1890 while living in the Savoie region of France. With its carbon-steel blade and elegant beechwood handle, the knife has …

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Georgia:​ Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail​

The beautiful state of Georgia is often celebrated on the trail as the first state for northbound thru hikers, and the finish line for southbounders. …

The Real SEO Resources You Need to Stay Up to Date With

A wise man once told me that you should spend half of your work day doing work, and the other half of the day learning. In an industry as ever …

Marketing

How to Optimize Your Website for Multiple Keywords

In today’s SEO, where context is more important than keywords, performance measurement often still comes down to specific keyword terms and phrases …

How to Learn SEO in 2017 (and Stay Sane)

Teaching you everything you need to know to go from SEO newbie to competent SEO in one article is next to impossible. Beginner SEO: Knows Title …

8 Free Content Marketing Tools You Should Be Using | Inc.com

When starting out with a content marketing strategy, it can seem intimidating to go at it alone, especially without tools, resources, or help from a content marketing agency. I mean, would you ever throw someone into the ocean without a life jacket? Of course not. But when you task your marketing …

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Common Mistakes When Presenting Design Ideas to Clients, and How to Avoid Them

You’ve spent weeks working on a client design, churned through the requisite nine terrible designs to get to that lone good one, tested iterations …

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