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7 Surprising Things Ultra Successful People Do Differently

If there were a way for you to multiply your odds of being successful, would you do it?<p>Experts tell us that if we want to be in the best position to succeed, we need to come at it from all angles: mentally, physically, and emotionally. One will not work without the others, and with all three in …

Self-improvement

How Social Media Marketing Generated $7 Million in Affiliate Sales for This Entrepreneur

It's easy to make money with a massive social media following. The hard part is getting the massive following.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Father's Day is usually a day for celebration. But on this particular Father's Day in 2014, Jason Stone's home was burglarized. …

SEO Copywriting: How To Write Content That Both Google And Your Visitors Will Love

Building an audience for your company can be achieved in a couple of different ways. In the old days, you would buy ads in your (local) newspaper; …

Houzz raises $400 million, doubling valuation to $4.3 billion

Houzz, which provides a home remodeling and design service, just closed a $400 million round led by Iconiq Capital, according to a report published today by <i>The</i> <i>Wall Street Journal</i>. Previous investors Sequoia Capital and GGV Capital also participated. Equidate, a stock market for private companies, …

How to Write an Email Subject and Opener That Will Actually Make People Pay Attention | Inc.com

How many of these emails have you deleted this week? Maybe this one...<p>Hi John, I hope all is well. Wanted to reach out to you about the useless crap we are selling and that I really don't care about but want to get my quota bonus so I can save up for the new iPhone 17.<p><i>So</i> weak. On every …

Creative Writing

You Need These Skills to Succeed, Says Musk, Branson and Others

Develop an area of expertise, but understand what you lack, too.<p>Staff Writer. Covers media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.<p>What skills will you need to succeed in an uncertain future?<p>Alibaba founder Jack Ma was in Detroit this week for the Gateway '17 conference, and during an …

10 Books Worth Reading for Entrepreneurs

What are some of the best books that an entrepreneur should read? These 10 are a good start for inspiration and guidance for your venture.<p>If there’s …

8 Things Successful People Do Day By Day

We all think about success, and we should, because the road to self-improvement comes from within, not from some exterior source. It is a good idea …

Motivation

Build Your Personal Brand Online for Business Success

Taking the time to grow and build your personal brand along with your business brand can help to boost customer confidence in your organization and …

How To Become A Social Media Marketing Pro In 12 Days

Recommended for You<p>Author: Sahail Ashraf<p><i>An award-winning writer and content marketer, Sahail is a teacher, but still writes content for brands like</i> …

Color Psychology-Marketing Strategies For Social Media

92.6% of people say that visual stimulation was the reason they pushed the buy now button.<p>In visual marketing, color reigns supreme.<p>Color brings …

5 Tips for Effective Integration of Sales and Content Marketing (Infographic)

Sales and marketing on social are most effective when integrated, and creating customer experience teams allows your company to make the most of its …

Why You Should Invest In Multilingual Digital Marketing | SEJ

As a marketer, can you honestly say you were aware that 75% of internet users will only make important purchase decisions when product and service …

Marketing

We’re At The Beginning Of A Venture Capital Revolution

Backers of startups worldwide are looking for the next “disruptive trend” that can overturn industries. Ironically, the venture capital industry has begun to resemble markets that investors themselves are looking to disrupt.<p>Speculation about the “next dot-com bubble” abounds weekly; …

Venture Capital

7 Essential Qualities for Building a Business Empire | Inc.com

It's easy to look at the world's wealthiest people and marvel at their accomplishments. They can afford to buy multiple houses and cars and luxuries that most of us can only dream of. In some cases, this wealth might be inherited, but the vast majority of millionaires and billionaires are …

Entrepreneurship

This Entrepreneur Created a Hangover Cure on Wheels

This story appears in the August 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p><b>Entrepreneur:</b> Jason Burke worked as an anesthesiologist in Las Vegas for seven years before he decided to launch a company that would help people with hangovers get back on their feet.<p><b>“Aha” moment:</b> While on duty in the recovery …

How to see all the companies tracking you on Facebook — and block them

It's free, of course, but that doesn't mean it comes without a price. If you're using Facebook, you're giving the company a ton of information about yourself that it is selling to advertisers in one form or another.<p>Most people forget that when they download an app or sign in to a website using …

13 Quick Tricks to Drive Traffic to Your Blog in Minutes

It happens to the best of bloggers.<p>You produce stellar content that’s helpful and easy to read.<p>You even publish a blog post a week – or more – to …

Marketing

Say "No" to These 10 Things to Increase Your Success

“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to almost everything.” – <i>Warren …

10 Things Successful People Do to Motivate Themselves | Inc.com

<i>Answer by Nelson Wang, CEO of The Blink App, on Quora</i><p>When I was 20 years old and studying at UCLA, I flunked an Economics class. I was devastated. Guess what happened? I bounced back. I got an A when I retook the course.<p>When I was 22, I interviewed with 4 different managers at a Fortune 100 company …

Motivation

How to Create a Social-Media Marketing Plan From Scratch (Infographic)

This story originally appeared on Buffer<p>When I went rock climbing for the first time, I had no idea what I was doing. My friends and I were complete newbies about ropes and rappelling and every other bit of jargon and technique that goes with climbing. We saw others doing it spectacularly well. We …

6 Google Apps Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Be Using

Efficiency is your best friend if you are trying to squeeze as much productivity as you can out of a 24 hour day. When you are building a lean …

Google Apps

9 free things rich people do that make them more successful

Sure you have.<p>A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits.<p>Here are nine habits that have helped place them on the top:<p>Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, told The Huffington Post in 2013 that "Meditation, more than …

How to Succeed at Building a Million-Dollar Home Business | Inc.com

Are you one of those people that find hiring an office space and employees counterproductive? Would you rather build and run your business from home single handedly or with a co-founder/partner?<p>If yes, then you're not alone. As per the last recorded US Census Bureau statistics, there were just over …

Entrepreneurship

10 Ways to Go From Millennial to Millionaire

<i>By Stefanie O'Connell, Contributor</i><p>With record student loan balances and rampant underemployment, millennials have largely become known as the recession generation. Despite low levels of income and a median net worth below that of their predecessors, a 2014 report from The Shullman Research Center …

Content Marketing Examples From 10 Top Brands

When you think about your favorite brands, what comes to mind? An image? A person? A story?<p>The most powerful brands ingrain themselves into our lives …

Marketing

9 Frequently Asked Questions About Pay-Per-Click Advertising

<b>5. What are the components of a PPC ad?</b><p>To start, you might want to opt for a text ad. However, you can create a PPC ad that’s a banner, video or …

AdWords

Thinking beyond entrepreneurship: Inspire, Inform, Innovate

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p><b>Creating a culture of creativity and Innovation</b><p><i>“Innovation is the specific instrument of entrepreneurship...the act that endows resources with a new</i> …

7 Email Newsletter Design Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

One of the best things about using an email marketing service to do your email marketing is that you can create awesome-looking emails even if you …

5 SEO trends every entrepreneur needs to know for 2015

If you look back on the SEO industry from 2011 to 2014, you will see remarkable changes not only in content strategy but in digital marketing as well.<p>…