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Email Marketing 101, Part 1

Why Email When you think about building your site for the first time, you’re probably also thinking about your Facebook presence. After all, that’s where the people are, right? OK, that makes sense at a superficial level. But there are two problems with emphasizing platforms like Facebook instead of your own site and your own list: Facebook owns Facebook. Building your online presence on someone … [Read More...]

Email Marketing 101, Part 2

When to Start Email Marketing In the previous Email Marketing 101 post, I talked about why email marketing is vital. Today I’ll talk about when - when to start your email marketing efforts. Good news! It’s a one word answer: Now. No, I’m serious. Don’t delay because “I’m not big enough” or “I don’t have enough traffic.” You simply don’t know when and which subscriber will be the one … [Read More...]

Email Marketing 101, Part 3

How to Start with Email Marketing Honestly: Don’t over think it. Sending blog updates by email is not only great, but also very much good enough – you’re saving your blog’s subscribers the time and effort to remember to go back to your site. Your content is already great, and now people have invited you to send it to them whenever you write. That’s what they want; so go ahead. Give it to them. … [Read More...]

Email Marketing 101, Part 4

How to be Successful with Email Marketing 101 The previous three articles in the “Email Marketing 101″ series dealt with three core concepts: Why you should be email marketing; When to start email marketing; and How to start email marketing. But email marketing isn’t an end point, or a static goal. It’s an ongoing process. While automation can and does yield significant … [Read More...]

SmartForms: The Email Subscription Form Wises Up

Today I’m delighted to announce the introduction of FeedBlitz “SmartForms” – responsive, adaptive, flexible subscription forms available now, for free, with every active FeedBlitz publisher account. To view the video online, go to https://animoto.com/play/Pvhh0ATjCknt0EUyD700yw What’s Wrong with Email Subscription Forms Today There are several problems with almost … [Read More...]

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YouNoodle and Denmark for Entrepreneurs

Start-up Denmark Teams Up With YouNoodle To Find High-Growth Startups New partnership aims to attract global entrepreneurs interested in building and growing innovative companies in Denmark Start-up Denmark (www.startupdenmark.info), a new initiative of the Danish Government designed to attract talented entrepreneurs with world-class business ideas and YouNoodle (www.younoodle.com), a startup … [Read More...]

Small Business Scorecard : Optimism Up

SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard®: Optimism Hits New High, Pay Increases 80% of small business owners optimistic about the economy Optimism among small business owners hit a one-year high in March, according to the March 2015 SurePayroll Small Business Scorecard. Four out of five (81%) say they are optimistic about the small business economy, with 89% saying business is the same or better than … [Read More...]

Drone Conference Takes Off in Vegas

International Drone Conference and Exposition set for September in Las Vegas.  BZ Media LLC announced the addition of Drone Business, a conference for drone business owners, entrepreneurs and dealers, to the International Drone Conference and Exposition being held September 9, 10, 11th at The Rio in Las Vegas. InterDrone, with more than 100 classes, panels and keynotes in all, will also feature a … [Read More...]

RoadLok Secures Your Motorcycle

RoadLoK designs, manufactures and distributes the world’s only physical motorcycle immobilizer. Its product offering includes a retail product line for end users along with private labeled product for major OE manufacturers and licenses on RoadLoK technology. Before RoadLoK, based in Santa Monica, California, made it to market, the only option a rider had was to use a dangerous disc lock to … [Read More...]

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[Webinar] Live Website Teardowns by Liston Witherill

“Copywriting is writing copy for the purpose of advertising and marketing. The copy is meant to persuade someone to buy a product, or influence their beliefs.” So you want to get your reader to read the next word…and the next…until they take action, right? Go To Webinar Registration Liston Witherill is a marketing strategist, copywriter Article by Conversion Optimization Blog - A/B Testing … [Read More...]

How To Turn Clicks Into Customers

Learn more about conversion rate marketing from a podcast justified by a marketing expert, Bobby Hewitt of Creative Thirst, together with the Convert.com team. The podcast discusses insights on how to turn more clicks into customers as part of the conversion rate marketing episodes. Read more and learn about how to deliver a better customer experience, Article by Conversion Optimization Blog - … [Read More...]

[Infographic] The Anatomy of a High Converting Landing Page

In this infographic, QuickSprout has given us the anatomy of a high converting landing page. Converting, or the marketing technique of Conversion, is when marketers try to turn or convince casual traffic into becoming paying customers. A landing page, on the other hand, is the page where most visitors land when they visit a site. Article by Conversion Optimization Blog - A/B Testing Software. … [Read More...]

Design Websites With Marketing Psychology

In recent years, the Internet activity has moved more and more towards social media sites. We have Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and many more as social tools which marketers can use to drive conversion. With these in mind, understanding marketing psychology and social proofing becomes even more important, as it really helps turn your website to become Article by Conversion Optimization Blog - A/B … [Read More...]

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How to Create your Own Membership Site and Premium Content

If you provide specialized knowledge and content about any specific content, you could make a lot of money with building membership sites. Membership sites are websites that provide access to premium content to members who in turn pay a monthly fee … [Read More...]

Private Advertising vs Google Adsense

Private Advertising vs Google AdSense – which is best? Lately more and more bloggers are starting to sell private ad space on their blogs and have stopped using Google AdSense altogether – some because they feel that they are not earning … [Read More...]

The Guide You’ll Need to Make Money with Advertising (if you’ve got your own blog, this is for you)

If you already have your own blog, or if you are planning on starting your own blog, you could easily make money with advertising. You could make use of Google Adsense, Bidvertiser or private advertising. I will be exploring all three options in this … [Read More...]

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What’s Driving Performance During This Rally?

The average stock in the S&P 500 fell 2.91% in January, but the average stock is up 5% since then. So which stocks have led the way higher, and which ones are underperforming? Below we have run our decile analysis on the S&P 500 to find out. … [Read More...]

Happy Birthday Bull?

On Monday, you'll likely hear lots of talk about the 6th birthday of the current bull market that began on 3/9/09. But keep in mind that unless we make a new high on Monday, the bull market won't actually be six years old. Right now the top of the … [Read More...]

Historical Bull Markets for the S&P 500

In this week's Bespoke Report, we published the table below ahead of Monday's six-year anniversary of the S&P 500's 3/9/09 bear market low. As we noted Friday, the bull market will have to celebrate its sixth birthday retroactively unless a new … [Read More...]

_____ Finance and Investing _____

Apple is investing in Solar Energy!

This Post was Originally published at Apple is investing in Solar Energy! on Start Investing Money Tim Cook: New solar farm will be Apple’s ‘biggest and boldest project ever’ – ZDNet ReutersTim Cook: New solar farm will be … [Read More...]

TopCashBack Review

TopCashBack is described as the UK’s highest paying Cashback site, so it definitely seems worth taking a look at it to see what it is all about. The site states that it already has a whopping 4 million members and is growing all the time. So … [Read More...]

Top Tips for Saving Money During a Divorce

Divorce is one of the most stressful things that people can go through during their life. Apart from the emotional and mental toll that a divorce can take, splitting up a marriage can also have a big impact on a person’s finances. From hiring a … [Read More...]




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Is this the NEW way to build an email list? Survey says…

…YES. If you want to create – and sell – online courses, you NEED an email list. And for the last decade, building an email list usually went something like this… You would send people to an optin page. Maybe you’d offer them an ebook, or a free download, or something like that. And it worked. But there may be a NEW way to build an email list… Is This The NEW … [Read More...]

5 Ways to Outshine your Competitors

Competition is a reality in today’s tough economic climate. No matter what type of business you are in you are sure to be facing some hefty competition. How do you stand out in the pack? How do you get noticed in an overcrowded marketplace? How do you outshine your competitors? Make a Brilliant First Impression If you manage to snag a meeting with a potential client, make it count. You may only … [Read More...]

Turn Your Trash to Cold Hard Cash

The world will turn to one giant trash bin if we don’t help save it. Some people doesn’t care about the world they live in and just throw bits and pieces in the streets which eventually clogs the drainage systems and we will have flooding in any parts of the world. Well, I’m sure you’ve all seen that on the news recently. So, how can you/we help? Have you heard of the … [Read More...]

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Watch Out for Interest-Only Home Loans

Now that the economy has picked up some, the housing market is recovering a little, and memories of the financial crisis are fading, some lenders are re-introducing a few “creative” financing methods. It’s possible to get an interest-only mortgage again, or get a loan with a low, low rate at the beginning. An interest-only loan is tempting because the borrower only pays the … [Read More...]

Why I’d Rather Pay $10,000 to Unload My House Than Become a Landlord

There are people out there who are made to be landlords. They like the idea of having someone else pay the mortgage on a home or apartment building and enjoying the ability to build equity on the property without using their own money. Once the property is paid off, the monthly rent is income (offset by the cost of taxes, insurance, and keeping the property up). I totally get why some people love … [Read More...]

What Do You Do With Your Savings?

One of the basic pieces of advice that we are often given about money is to save more. But where do you put that money? And what should you do with it? Create Goals for Your Savings While saving money just to save money does make sense in some ways, the reality is that few of us are willing to keep doing something “just because.” As a result, it makes sense to carefully consider your … [Read More...]

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