Marie Hunter

93 Added | 14 Magazines | 16 Likes | 10 Following | 4 Followers | @mhunter | Entrepreneur, digital marketer who is also passionate about personal development & increasing online visability. Follow me on Twitter @mariehunter604

Best Credit Cards for Every Type of Traveler

<i>Photo via Shutterstock</i><p>For a long time, we here at SmarterTravel have been recommending plastic as the best way for travelers to spend money: credit cards for big-ticket purchases, debit (ATM) cards for cash. But which cards to choose? Clearly there is no single best card. What's best for you …

Credit Cards

5 Ways Big Data Will Change Sales and Marketing in 2015 | Inc.com

The era of "Big Data" is clearly upon us as sales and marketing professionals. For those of you who've been checked out of Hotel Reality for a while, big data is a bit of a catchall phrase and definitely one of the more hyped terms of the past couple of years.<p>Simply put, big data refers to a …

Big Data

4 Ways to Market Your Business for Free

CEO and Founder of Tack<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Ask any entrepreneur that’s just starting out what the most difficult aspect of their business is and they’ll likely point you to the challenge of reaching and retaining customers. Yes, marketing a new business or …

Small Business

5 Tips for Boosting Sales on Pinterest

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you are selling anything online while not leveraging Pinterest, you are losing out. Pinterest converts very well. According to Venture Beat, Pinterest generates four times more revenue (per click) than Twitter and 27 percent more per …

Infographics

Two Simple, Scientific Approaches to Motivational Leadership

Whether you’re directing a small team or an entire company, you already know that one of the most persistent challenges of leadership is motivating people. You’ve probably experienced a host of universal frustrations: “Why do they lose steam when I’m not here? Why aren’t they pushing themselves …

Set up Your Google AdWords Campaign in 9 Steps

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In their book Ultimate Guide to Google AdWords, online advertising and Google AdWords experts Perry Marshall, Mike Rhodes and Bryan Todd offer information that</i> <i>will help you get more clicks from Google for less money, convert more visitors</i> …

AdWords

The 8 Fundamentals for a Successful Inbound-Marketing Strategy

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>An entrepreneur’s responsibilities reach far and wide. You wear a number of hats on a day-to-day basis, none more important than marketing. To succeed, you must learn the strategies and practices that work best in 2014.<p>A deep …

Marketing

Learn the Basics of Color Theory to Know What Looks Good

Colors are important to making things look good, whether it's the clothes you wear or the presentation you give at work. But not everyone …

UI Design

Motivational Quotes For Success

HOW TO NEVER GIVE UP ON BECOMING AN ENTREPRENEUR @PandianAMS

Powerful Ways to Overcome Creative Block

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” <i><br>- Maya Angelou</i><p>It’s 11 p.m. on a Wednesday night. You’ve been digging away for the past six hours and this might be your best work yet. You’re so close to breaking through …

Creativity

Have Writer's Block? Here Are 5 Ways to Come Up With New Story Ideas.

This story originally appeared on Visual.ly<p>When it comes to creating great content, storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to engage and persuade an audience. But not if you’re telling the same old stories we’ve all heard a thousand times before. You need to tell truly original stories -- …

Grand Canyon

Why not even exercise will undo the harm of sitting all day—and what you can do about it

A large review recently published in The Journal of the National Cancer Institute confirms what we’ve been hearing for years: Sitting can be fatal.<p>It’s been linked to cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. In this latest meta-analysis, Daniela Schmid and Michael F. Leitzmann of the …

Ergonomics

How to Make Yourself Work When You Just Don’t Want To

There’s that project you’ve left on the backburner – the one with the deadline that’s growing uncomfortably near. And there’s the client whose phone call you really should return – the one that does nothing but complain and eat up your valuable time. Wait, weren’t you going to try to go to the gym …

5 Tips to Creating a Successful Content-Marketing Campaign

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The phrase “content marketing” is all over the web these days. Content has become a conglomeration of many things: webinars, blog posts, videos, social network shares and more. It sounds like a great idea. If done right, a well-executed …

Marketing

4 Link Building Tips for Surviving the Upcoming Google SEO Apocalypse | Inc.com

Getting a penalty from Google can mean lower search engine rankings, your site’s removal from its search index–even the death of your business. As Google continues to step up its war on spammy, over-optimized links, businesses must be more vigilant than ever in protecting their link profiles.<p>The …

SEO

Social media engagement: the surprising facts about how much time people spend on the major social networks

Social platforms have become the new leaders in the digital media industry, evolving well past their beginnings as digital communication networks and becoming full-fledged media distribution channels and entertainment centers.<p>Today social dominates users' attention. Nearly 20% of total time spent …

Mobile Devices

ELON MUSK: We're Only A Decade Away From Putting Humans On Mars

The electric car tycoon recently announced his intention to revolutionize the solar energy industry. Now Musk is setting his sights on a goal that was considered science-fiction until recently: putting humans on Mars.<p>Yes, Mars. In an interview with CNBC, Musk declared that it was "certainly …

Space Exploration

5 Extremely Effective Content Marketing Formats

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are two approaches when it comes to content marketing. You can throw a bunch of crap against the wall and hope that some of it sticks, or you can create well thought-out content that connects with your audience and results in …

Marketing

5 Secrets to Creating an Impactful Brand

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a little fish in a big pond is scary, as it takes patience, perseverance and ambition to make any sort of impact. Impact is something The Mars Agency has in spades.<p>Launched in 1973 by Marilyn Barnett, Mars Advertising (initial name) …

Employment

5 Tips for Building Strong Relationships With Clients

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Forming strong relationships in every area of life is an essential component to success. The relationships you've formed with various types of people in many different areas of your life can serve as a foundation for your creating strong …

Relationships

13 Social Media Rules You Should Never Break | Inc.com

Social networks are now commonplace in sales, marketing, and general business communications. Unfortunately, some people still don't know how to use social media in the workplace without landing in hot water.<p>Here are the rules, loosely adapted from IBM's social networking policy with an extra …

Networking

35 Of The Best Dessert Recipes Of All Time

When it comes to dessert, the HuffPost Taste editors have got you covered. Between chocolate brownies, homemade ice cream, chocolate chip cookies, layer cakes and fruit pies, we got dessert on our minds all day long. (And this is not an overstatement.) You could even say that we’re somewhat of …

How to Diagnose the Health of Your Social Media Strategy

When you’re sick it’s very easy to tell. You may have aches and pains, a fever, sore throat … the list of symptoms goes on and on.<p>Online marketing …

7 Tips to Finding "Your" Writing Voice

Have you ever stumbled upon a blog and thought…”<i>Was this written by an android, a robot or was it a Martian?</i>“<p>Maybe it was produced by someone that …

Give Me 10 Minutes and I'll Make You an SEO Expert (Kinda)

Are you an Internet marketing expert? We all are. In fact, just a quick cruise around Quora or LinkedIn reveals that at least 1 out of every 4 or 5 …

Is Google's love affair with content marketing usurping SEO?

SEO is the mathematics of marketing. The science, the algorithms, the numbers, the data... you know where you are with the measurable beauty of SEO. …

How to Become a Content Marketing Expert - Copyblogger

You hear everyone talking about online content marketing, because with today’s Internet-empowered prospect, content marketing is <i>what works</i>.<p>And yet, …

Content marketing best practice: three examples

<b>The end of last year saw Forbes comment that “brand marketers who develop focused content plans with clear objectives in 2013 will reap the rewards</b> …