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New: Drag, Drop and Deliver!

Creating dynamic, functional emails formerly required a graphic designer, or spending hours at the computer editing code yourself. Simple actions such as dropping images where you like, or easily moving elements from one part of the template to another called for multiple steps; adding video in an email-app-friendly form could often be worse with unpredictable results. Things could get very … [Read More...]

A New Free Resource and an Empathetic Approach to Copy

Coming out of the intensity of our annual Certification launch, the Copyblogger team this week has been all about refocusing... Continue Reading The post A New Free Resource and an Empathetic Approach to Copy appeared first on Copyblogger. Article by Copyblogger. Read entire story here. … [Read More...]

How To Create Black and White Backgrounds for Color Images on Paint.net

In this Paint.net tutorial, we are going to show you how to take one of your color pictures and make the background black and white while leaving one element of the image in full color. To follow along this How To for Paint.net you will of course need the Paint.net software (which is free). You will […] The post How To Create Black and White Backgrounds for Color Images on Paint.net appeared … [Read More...]

5 Blogging Lessons You Can Learn from a Small Country Town

The post 5 Blogging Lessons You Can Learn from a Small Country Town appeared first on ProBlogger. Looking for the fast lane to blogging success? Want to join the upper echelons of blogging stardom at the top end of town, and be dazzled by the bright lights of the big city? If you’re exhausted from chasing all the shiny things and trying to keep up with the Kardashians, I’d like you to consider … [Read More...]

A Productive September and October = a Happier November and December

Why planning your holiday promotions now can lead to greater success — and less stress — come November and December. The holiday season seems to move into our lives and stores earlier and earlier. Christmas decorations appear on shelves before Halloween. Stores make space for Halloween costumes before summer’s end. No longer is there an official start to the holiday season. And no … [Read More...]

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The Top 7 Money Excuses That Hold You Back From Financial Independence

One of the greatest obstacles we have to truly achieving financial independence are the money excuses we make for ourselves. I love to talk to people about money!  Yet I can’t help but notice how many times a conversation ends in “I could never do” or “why that will never work for me”. These excuses are the lies we tell ourselves to make it seem better when we’re not where we want to be with our … [Read More...]

How This Couple Was Able to Retire Early After Just 15 Years of Saving

Do you think you need 30 years of saving to make your retirement happen? Do you think you need to make a lot of money? Or know what the best stocks are to invest in each year? Of course not! I’m a huge fan of early retirement stories of the everyday-man; stories that prove that good-ole fashioned saving, simple investing, and living within your means CAN and WILL provide you with not just the … [Read More...]

How to Become a Millionaire – The Simple Way to Save $1,000,000

Admit it – you’ve probably asked yourself “How do I become a millionaire?” more than once in your life. Don’t be shy! With all the images of happiness and security we see associated with wealth, how could you (or most anyone) not. Regardless of what your actual financial goals are, the act of having a net worth of one million dollars or more is still heavily regarded as quite an accomplishment! In … [Read More...]

How Much Passive Income Will a Dollar Saved Today Buy Me in the Future?

Can you “buy” passive income? Of course you can!  Essentially this is the whole point of saving your money and stashing it away for financial freedom (or retirement). “A dollar saved is a dollar earned” … or so the old saying goes. But is this really true? How much is a dollar saved really worth in 10, 20, or even 30 years? Or to be even more practical, how much financial freedom … [Read More...]

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Highlights from TSW ‘18 in Las Vegas

We had a great time at the Technology and Services World (TSW) in Las Vegas networking, sharing ideas, and learning about the latest trends in technology services. It was a valuable and insightful event and the turnout at our booth from prospects and customers plus the successful session with our CEO Guy Nirpaz and Dilip Kumar, COO of Dimension Data, as they presented how Dimension Data has … [Read More...]

Customer Success for the Enterprise Luncheon Creates an Interactive CS Experience in The Bay Area

The Customer Success for the Enterprise, luncheon held on Nov. 6th, in Palo Alto was an invitation-only event hosted by Totango, the leader in Customer Success (CS) software for the enterprise. The event brought together executives from leading enterprises in the Bay Area including SAP, Symantec, Oracle, FireEye, Juniper Networks, PayPal, and Akamai Technologies, enabling them to convene over … [Read More...]

A SaaS Company’s Guide to Converting More Across All Stages of the Funnel

If you’re running a SaaS business, you’re most likely working hard to present your product in the right way and get your name across to your potential market. In my years as an optimizer who has worked with several SaaS businesses, I have noticed a very disturbing imbalance. Companies either invest all their efforts in Article by Convert.com Blog. Read entire story here. … [Read More...]

How to Bring Authenticity to Your Influencer Marketing Campaign

Unlike traditional marketing methods, influencer marketing isn’t about directly persuading consumers to buy a product. It’s about building relationships with consumers and leveraging their trust to recommend products to them instead. The focus is on creating authentic, engaging, and informative content about a brand’s products or services. These opinions, of course, come from industry … [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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Beyond WordPress: Choosing the Right CMS for Your Business

WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS). As a matter of fact, some statistics suggest that it powers around half of the websites on the Internet. Moreover, its popularity is well-deserved. WordPress is a highly functional system … [Read More...]

Beyond WordPress: Choosing the Right CMS for Your Business

WordPress is the most popular content management system (CMS). As a matter of fact, some statistics suggest that it powers around half of the websites on the Internet. Moreover, its popularity is well-deserved. WordPress is a highly functional system … [Read More...]

Mastering All the Basic Ins and Outs of DIY Car Fixing

Whether your company owns a fleet of vehicles or only a single company car, you might need to do some DIY car fixing from time to time. After all, as the owner of a small business, you do, indeed, wear many hats, don’t you? Then, too, you might … [Read More...]

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MediShare Review: A Christian Health Insurance Alternative

My MediShare review below was originally written in 2009 when I was investigating them, but has been continually updated (now for 2018) as I’ve been using them for almost 10 years.  Hope it helps!  If you are in a self-employed situation like … [Read More...]

How fintechs are upending the mortgage space and creating opportunities for retail banks

BI IntelligenceThis is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Mortgages are valuable for retail banks, but they're … [Read More...]

How fintechs are upending the mortgage space and creating opportunities for retail banks

BI IntelligenceThis is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Mortgages are valuable for retail banks, but they're … [Read More...]




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How to Be More Patient (For Impatient People)

I’ll be the first to admit: I’m impatient. Is this good or bad? (especially as an entrepreneur) The answer might surprise you… First, let’s make one thing clear: When I have an idea for a new video, I want it filmed. YESTERDAY. If I need a graphic for a new article, I’ll give my designer exactly 27 seconds to find the perfect image. (Sorry, Craig.) So, yeah. Patience is not my biggest … [Read More...]

Pros and Cons of a Virtual Business

As a startup owner, you’re probably looking to save as much money as possible. It just makes it a lot easier to make money and see the kind of success you’re looking for, right from the start, without making an unnecessary amount of debt. A lot of businesses are moving away from the physical realm, though, and opting for a virtual office instead – but is it really beneficial? Here is a … [Read More...]

Announcing: I Co-Founded A New Company Called Truvani

So, people keep asking me, “Derek, are you alive?” Yes. I’m alive. But I’ve been missing in action. Why? I co-founded a company called Truvani. We create high quality supplements made from real food products. So far we launched 4 products. 1. Daily Turmeric Supplement 2. Organic Chicken Bone Broth Powder 3. Chocolate Plant-Based Protein Powder 4. Marine Collagen Powder … [Read More...]

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Dave Ramsey’s 7 Baby Steps: Step 2 – Pay Off All Debt Using The Debt Snowball

In my last post in the 7 Baby Steps series, we looked at Baby Step 1, saving up an emergency fund of $1000. You save up that baby emergency fund in order to insure yourself against the risk of life's little emergencies that have a way of popping up at the least opportune time.   If you don't save up that money as an insurance policy, you can be assured that your plan to get out of debt will be set … [Read More...]

Cheap vs. Frugal and How Not To Be A Cheapskate

Sometimes, people consider themselves frugal, when in reality they’re just cheap. If you’ve watched shows like Extreme Cheapskates or Extreme Couponers, you know the ones I’m talking about — they’ll go on and on about how they like to save money. They’ll do almost anything just to save a dollar or two. There is a huge difference in the terms cheap and frugal, but how can you tell which one you … [Read More...]

4 Tax Programs to File Self-Employed Taxes Online (for Less than $100)

Learning to file self-employed taxes online may seem daunting at first. Especially if you don’t have any tax experience or much knowledge. But that doesn’t mean you should miss out on saving money. In fact, you can easily create systems for your business income and expense, while saving $500+ in tax filing fees. By the time you’re done reading this post, you’ll be able to file your … [Read More...]

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