Almost Free Online Advertising: Thumbtack.com

You know about Thumbtack.com, right? This is what my friend Snowden McFall, a successful professional speaker and author, asked me recently when we had one of our support-each-other phone calls. I didn’t, and she was delighted to share. “It’s a wonderful service for matching what you do with people who need your services. It’s brought …

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How To Increase Your Productivity by 30%

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How do you spend the first hour of your day? Brendon Burchard is a business mentor, motivational speaker, teacher, and founder of the High Performance Academy. Watching this video on his Charged Life website recently, I was struck by something I’d heard before but not really paid attention to: the way we spend the first …

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Get A Custom URL For Your Google+ Account

Google+ (Google Plus) is a popular social media platform that many Internet marketers enjoy because it hasn’t yet gotten as spammy as some of the others. Some hard-to-reach personalities active on Google+ will actually respond to you in person when you comment on one of their posts. When you first get a profile on Google+, …

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Become Your Own Ad Maker With This WordPress Plugin

Easy Ad Maker Plugin (For Monetizing your Blog Posts Better) I use WordPress for all my websites, and I’ve created WordPress sites for several clients. One of the things I love about WordPress is the ability to add functionality through a simple plugin, and like many apps, the value often greatly exceeds the cost. That’s …

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You Can Get Better At Connecting

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends & Influence People Click on over to my other blog to see a recent article called “Five Secrets To Connecting With Almost …

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What is Hootesuite and Why Should I Care?

Hootesuite is one of my favorite tools for juggling more than one social media platform for your business. If, like me, you’re managing social media  posts for clients or as a volunteer, it becomes even more critical to have everything all in one place. Its main value to me is being able to schedule posts …

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When Should You Pay For Professional Help?

Most small business owners find it very difficult to call in professional help with their website or other aspects of their business. There are many reasons for this, depending on the situation: We think we can figure it out ourselves. We don’t want to pay someone else to do something we can do for ourselves. …

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Friday Quick Tip: Is Your Website Easy To Use?

It’s almost impossible to be a good critic of your own website, because you’re so familiar with its content and with your business, you won’t realize if your website is hard to navigate. Ask a friend or fellow business owner to do a quick test of your website by pretending to be a customer coming …

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Friday Quick Tip: What’s All The Fuss About WordPress?

WordPress is highly regarded My clients know I’m a huge fan of using WordPress.org as the foundation for your website. Unfortunately, many still think of it as primarily a blogging platform, but it is actually a very robust content management system (CMS). You can create Pages or Posts (what you’re reading now is a post) …

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Friday Quick Tip: Small Business Success Resources

Learn from the start-ups Whether you’ve been in business two months, two years, or two decades, it pays to reevaluate the basic foundation for your business. One way to do that is to think like a start-up entrepreneur. To that end, I was delighted to find a website called EpicLaunch.com that contains a treasure trove …

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Get Joan Stewart’s Free Publicity Tips

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In case you missed it during the crazy holiday, be sure to download Joan Stewart’s (The Publicity Hound) handy ebook that includes her best 34 tips from last year. Here’s the link: “The Best of The Publicity Hound’s Tips of the Week of 2013.” She’s even created a handy app you can use with your mobile …

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Free Mind Mapping Software Captures Your Genius

What’s your favorite way to sketch out a project or idea? I’ve always been partial to pen and yellow legal pad, but some prefer a napkin or piece of notebook paper. At the Internet Marketing conference I’m attending in Atlanta (http://mynamsliveevent.com), mind mapping software is all the rage. A clear favorite seems to be one …

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Friday Quick Tip: Expand Your LinkedIn Network

You’re a business person, so you should have a personal profile on LinkedIn. It’s not difficult to do. It’s free. And it is an important part of creating professional visibility in today’s world. Assuming you’ve already got a LinkedIn profile, have you put it to work yet? “People you may know” It just takes a …

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Avoid These Outsourcing Nightmares

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Leverage your time by outsourcing I want to get you thinking about how to work smarter by delegating or outsourcing those tasks that you either hate or those which someone else can do better and more quickly than you can. Experts say the time to hire someone or outsource some of your work is when …

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