Want More Traffic and Leads? Follow These WordPress Tips

Welcome to another awesome part of our series on Traffic and Leads. We’ve been covering a lot of ground talking about cool WordPress strategies to build a massive site for income purposes. However, it’s important you follow the complete process from start to finish so you can put everything in order from beginning to end. In Part 6, we discussed the importance of setting up an email list so you can start collecting subscribers from the beginning. This is important because through email follow-ups, you’ll be able to generate massive return visitors and promote new content quickly. However, for you to collect email subscribers, it’s important you tweak and optimize along the way. Some marketing methods will work better than others, but you have to test different landing pages for optimal results. Today, we’ll be discussing the importance of landing pages and how testing can double or triple your subscribers. […]

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6 Hobbies That Can Make You Money on the Side

Here’s how to turn your hobby into a side hustle. May 26, 2018 6 min read This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog Work consumes life for at least eight hours a day for most folks. You put in whatever your best effort is for the day and head home in the hopes of a good meal and rest. Where is the rest of your life? What do you do with your spare time? Eight hours of sleep, eight hours of work and the addition of other responsibilities, such as family, can make you feel like you don’t have anything that qualifies as personal time. But it’s possible to have a hobby, make money and still enjoy “me time.” Related: 5 Habits Millennial Workers Should Start Right Now Hobbies benefit you in many ways A post-work routine should add to your life, instead of being a way to zone out […]

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Onboarding Your First Digital (As In Nonhuman) Employee

Taking advantage of powerful capabilities made possible by artificial intelligence is more like adding staff than buying a tool. May 26, 2018 5 min read By now, you are well-acquainted with the four main processes that come with having employees in your company. Depending on the size of your company, the processes of hiring, training, compensating and firing can range from fairly simple to highly complex. But those processes can be simplified. Thanks to Natural Language Processing (NLP), the future is here. Will your next employee come in a box? Today, we are going to talk about these four processes in relation to your next employee, the digital employee. Related: This Is How to Get Started With AI When the Only Thing You Know Is the Acronym Digital vs. human. Your human employees are great. They work hard, and they are dedicated to optimum performance every day. But they have their limits. […]

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Office Relationships Work a Lot Like Those With Friends and Family

Confront problems head on and face-to-face because you are going to be seeing that face every day. May 26, 2018 4 min read I will never forget the moment I realized I will spend more time in an office than in my home. I was about a week into my first “real” job. It’s tough to come to terms with the fact that our time is typically spent more with the people we work with than with the people we love and care about most. When giving advice to my employees, I often ask them questions like “would that approach work in your personal relationships?” because it helps to humanize the problem they may have with a coworker. While you don’t often get to choose your coworkers, you do get to decide how you react to problems in the workplace. The major difference between how you should treat your coworkers […]

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How Much It Would Cost Elon Musk to Become the World’s Next Willy Wonka (Infographic)

With the recent news of Musk’s plans for a candy company, we’ve taken a look at what it would take for the billionaire to become the world’s next Willy Wonka. May 26, 2018 3 min read Move over self-driving cars and traffic avoidance tunnels — Elon Musk’s next big venture is focusing on something new: candy. That’s right — in recent news, Musk tweeted his plans for an “amazing” candy company. I’m starting a candy company & it’s going to be amazing — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 5, 2018 And he’s not joking either. When asked by Engadget his level of seriousness about this new endeavor, he replied, “super super serious.” So, why is Musk creating a candy company? To send candy to Mars? We don’t quite know that answer yet. However, we’ve taken a look at what it would cost for the eccentric billionaire to go full-on Willy Wonka […]

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Klout Is Shutting Down, but Here Are 5 Social Media Tools You Can Use to Replace It

The popular social scoring tool is closing shop, so here are some other options for those who care about online influence. May 25, 2018 4 min read Recently, Lithium Technologies announced on its website that it would be shutting down its social scoring service, Klout, on May 25, 2018, which it had purchased for a reported $200 million back in 2014. Lithium Technologies’ reasoning for closing down this once-popular platform was that “Klout as a standalone service is not aligned” with its long-term strategy. For those not familiar, Klout was a tool that allowed users to link up their social media accounts and even their blog sites to see how influential they were online. It gave everyone a score out of 100, so you could see how you measured up against other influencers and thought leaders online. (All of a sudden, we’re realizing the influence behind Black Mirror’s episode, “Nosedive.”) One of the good […]

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Seattle Is Taxing Amazon to Help Solve Its Homeless Problem: Bad Move.

Amazon paid zero federal income tax on a 2017 profit of $5.6B. It received a $784M rebate from the new federal tax law. Seattle’s “head tax” will cost it $12.4 million yearly for five years. May 25, 2018 4 min read Hundreds of cities have bent over backwards to court Amazon for a new HQ2, offering enticements such as massive tax breaks: New Jersey has offered as much as $7 billion in tax breaks to land the company, hoping it might give Newark an edge over its 19 competitors on the shortlist. They’re doing this for good reason—whatever city wins the Amazon bid stands to see explosive growth, as the company brings billions of dollars in construction and infrastructure improvement to the area, and will hire as many as 50,000 jobs over the next decade—with average salaries over $100,000. Related: How Amazon and Entrepreneurs Can Pay Zero Federal Income Tax, and […]

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3 Ways to Make Money Online From Your Blog or Website

Want to start a blog? Here are three proven ways to make money from it. May 25, 2018 10 min read If you’re thinking about starting a blog or website, but you don’t have an online store, you might wonder how you can actually make money online. Entrepreneur.com has a shop where readers can buy merchandise like hats and hoodies, but this article isn’t about moving merchandise. It’s about what how you can make money online through content — like Entrepreneur.com does — whether you’re a social media influencer, subject or industry expert or blogger. The first step, of course, is to build an audience. Your brand should attract readers that other businesses want as customers. That’s why TV networks spend so much time focused on attracting the 18-to-49 demographic — that age range are more likely to buy products based on advertisements. For you or your online content, you […]

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To Be a Better Salesperson, Master Your Ego and Bend Time

Our perception of self and our perception of time can undermine or aid our success. May 25, 2018 5 min read In the early ’90s, my first job out of law school had me selling legal research at Westlaw, where I was trained by Mike Bosworth, a solutions selling expert. He taught me that a good salesperson needs to have two important characteristics: empathy and ego. Related: 7 Key Selling Habits All Sales Professionals Must Develop I believe that this approach is outdated, as ego and empathy are related in my view, and this formula certainly needs to be upgraded. There’s another important factor to be added that Bosworth did not consider when it comes to achievement in business: time. There are two things that often get in our way when it comes to sales, business, or life: our perception of self (our ego) and our perception of time. Leggo […]

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How the New Tax Law Affects Your Real Estate Business

Tax reform should have a positive impact on the real estate sector. Make sure your business is prepared for these major changes. May 25, 2018 4 min read The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) brings big tax changes to the real estate sector, the likes of which haven’t been seen since the Tax Reform Act of 1986. Fortunately, the impact on real estate businesses should be mostly positive. That said, there are some crucial changes that business owners and entrepreneurs in the real estate sector should look out for moving forward. Related: The New Tax Law Has Made It a Great Time to Invest in Real Estate. Here’s How to Get the Most From Your Investment. Pass-through entities You have probably heard about the 40 percent reduction in the corporate tax rate to 21 percent under the TCJA. However, if you operate as a sole proprietor, or in a pass-through entity such […]

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5 Ways to Real Make Money with Legalized Sports Betting

What is your favorite entrepreneur or celebrity success quote that really gets you going? Mine is short and simple — it’s “Get Shit Done!”. I’m sure you have a favorite of your own. It might be super original, one that’s not well known, or might even be a common saying from a well-known celebrity or entrepreneur. No matter what it is, or who it’s from, I’m sure it’s super inspiring! To help spread that inspiration and dedication to success, today we are going to look at 57 different success quotes from other top bloggers, entrepreneurs, marketers, and business owners from around. Not only will they be sharing what the quote is, but also why they love it and how it inspires them to find even more success in both life and business. 57 Entrepreneurs Share their Favorite Entrepreneur Success Quotes One of my favorite motivational quotes is from Earl Nightingale, […]

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How Blockchain Technology Is Helping Remodel the Private Equity Industry

A number of industries are benefiting from blockchain technology — including private equity. May 25, 2018 5 min read This story originally appeared on Due Private equity investment funds have made many people and institutional investors billions. However, structural issues prevent all parties from experiencing the full benefits of this powerful investment vehicle. Real estate investment has proven inaccessible to many investors across the marketplace. It has required massive initial buy-ins and/or intimate market knowledge for profitable participation. Private equity today Historically, private equity funds have been a reliable and steady source of income for investors and fund managers. Unlike public companies, a limited number of in-the-know partners hold private equity. Shares can’t be bought and sold on the stock market. Now, this is where shareholder governance and reporting are significantly easier. Unlike venture capital, private equity is traditionally used to invest in established businesses seeking to expand or restructure. Therefore, a […]

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Has Major Employee Churn Just Hit Your Company? My Experience Says It Will Bounce Back.

If a bunch of your employees just left, these four suggestions will get you through it. May 25, 2018 7 min read It hasn’t been Uber’s year — or years, let’s be honest — and its latest hurdle involves employee retention. Not only is the ride-sharing company struggling to find new recruits, but it’s also struggling to keep its current ones, according to a February 2018 Recode article. In fact, maintaining its existing drivers has become one of Uber’s main priorities for profitability — against the fact that it’s still losing almost $1.5 billion quarterly. Uber plans to clean up its act, in part, by reducing high employee turnover by offering fairer, better treatment. The Recode analysis suggested that, historically, drivers who attempted to work for Uber showed a churn rate as high as 30 percent quarterly. So, action is warranted. But, even as the ride-sharing giant strives to keep its workforce fat and happy, I can’t help […]

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What Is the Amazon Influencer Program?

As far as affiliate programs go on the Internet, one of the best known and most easily accessible is Amazon Associates. This makes sense, given the instant name recognition that the Amazon name has with just about everyone, whether or not they are interested in making money online. You can buy just about anything on Amazon these days and, as an affiliate, this means you have the opportunity to earn a commission on just about anything too. The potential earnings from the program will depend on a great number of factors and there are plenty of strategies you can employ to boost your revenue. You should at least experiment with the various tools that Amazon provides you, like Native Shopping Ads, ad banners, direct linking, bounty programs and so on. One of the newer developments that’s been flying under the radar is the Amazon Influencer Program. It’s an extension of […]

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Find an Athlete to Market Your Brand With This Matchmaking App

The founder and CEO of OpenSponsorship sits down with Jessica Abo to discuss her marketplace, which connects brands and athletes. May 25, 2018 2 min read If you’ve ever thought a certain celebrity could be a good fit for your brand’s next marketing campaign, you might have been stopped in your tracks due to the many go-betweens, lack of price transparency and not really understanding the whole process. That’s why Ishveen Anand started her company OpenSponsorship, to make sports sponsorships more accessible. Anand calls her platform the “Match.com or Airbnb of sponsorships” and has made almost 3,000 connections to date for athletes such as Rob Gronkowski and Draymond Green and brands like Vita Coco and Birchbox. You can learn more about Anand and other tips to help you put on a successful event in Jessica Abo’s book Unfiltered: How to Be as Happy as You Look On Social Media. Related: Why This Entrepreneur Says It’s Smart to […]

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Here’s a Step-by-Step Guide for Picking the Right VC

The VC relationships you gain are far more important than the money, so choose wisely. May 25, 2018 7 min read Venture capitalists should court you into doing business with them, begging you to let them invest, not the other way around. Just like any dating situation, it’s all about finding the perfect fit. So, if you meet investors who do not understand you or your business, take in their queries and criticism and use them to help you better your positioning and business plan, but don’t let it deter you from moving forward. There are plenty of fish in the sea, so look closely and pick wisely. Related: When an Investor Bailed, Finery Founders Brooklyn Decker and Whitney Casey Had to Do Major Damage Control If you are a female founder, first-time or experienced, do not be discouraged by the occasional “mansplaining” or perceived resistance from firms that are not […]

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4 Ways to Reinvent the Facebook/Google Data Model in the Wake of Cambridge Analytica

The traditional model of collecting user data is hurting us all. Let’s change it, with blockchain. May 25, 2018 7 min read The Cambridge Analytica scandal, as CNBC reported, marked an important tipping point in how many of us view tech giants like Facebook and Google. Related: How to Tell if Cambridge Analytica Scraped Your Facebook Data To briefly recap what happened: Facebook allowed a third party (the British political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica) to access huge amounts of Facebook user data and use it for political ends. This data contained details about the identities of millions of Facebook users and was shared without their direct knowledge. A massive controversy ensued and is still in full swing. Just this week, Mark Zuckerberg tried to address the European Parliament’s concerns. This and other recent events have confirmed what many of us have known for some time: Our data is not safe with the Facebooks and Googles […]

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Creating A New Internet Marketing Product

On this episode of the Dot Com Lifestyle vlog, I show you the trials and tribulation of trying to create a new Internet marketing product at the MOBE Titanium Mastermind. Those challenges include audio video problems and a blackout. But I got it done! How To Live The Ultimate Dot Com Lifestyle I have many internet products and services that makes me money while I’m sleeping. Continuity affiliate programs like Aweber, LeadPages, ClickFunnel, MOBE, and others ensure a steady flow of income no matter what I’m doing or where I am in the world. Of all the programs, MOBE has consistently been one of the highest earners. It’s the program I recommend for new and experienced Internet marketers. The best way to start is by applying for the 21 Step System. This is a step by step system that I created with MOBE to help you make your first $1,250, […]

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Angie’s List Founder Leads with Her Introversion — and Has Thrived For Two Decades

To be a great leader, you don’t need to be anyone but yourself. May 25, 2018 8 min read In this series, Open Every Door, Entrepreneur staff writer Nina Zipkin shares her conversations with leaders about understanding what you have to offer, navigating the obstacles that will block your path, identifying opportunity and creating it for yourself and for others. When you’re starting a new venture, even if you think it’s a great idea, when you look at the competition, and some of the most successful entrepreneurs, it can be so easy to doubt yourself — especially if you don’t see other leaders who look like you or approach things the way you do. In 1995, with her economics degree in hand, Angie Hicks found herself at a fork in the road. Did she go the more conventional route and take a gig as a business consultant or take the leap […]

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5 Best-Practices B2B Content Marketing Strategies to Implement Right Now

Failing to understand the difference between B2B and B2C content marketing is an important reason why many B2B content strategies fail. May 25, 2018 5 min read Creating a B2B content marketing strategy to target businesses is much more different than creating a B2C content strategy. One involves creating content to target the decision-makers of companies and the other involves targeting broad audiences. Related: 4 Simple Steps to Creating an Effective Content Marketing Strategy Even though as many as 82 percent of B2B marketers in one survey, said they employed “content marketing” as a strategy, failing to understand the difference between B2B and B2C content marketing is an important reason why many B2B content strategies fail.   With the right strategies, you can generate continuous traffic, build trust, brand awareness and drive more conversions. Below are some of the best strategies you can implement to create a more successful B2B content marketing strategy for your business. Create […]

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