The True Value of Top Publisher Links

I’m often asked about what results are earned through content marketing and digital PR. So I decided to take a data-driven approach to quantifying the value of links from top-tier press mentions by looking at the aggregate improvements seen by a group of domains that have enjoyed substantial press attention in the last few months. Then I examined which publishers can have the biggest impact on rankings. My goal was to answer this question: What sort of median bump can be expected when your brand secures media coverage? And how can you potentially get the biggest organic lift? First off: Top-tier links matter a great deal This chart represents the correlation between the number of times a site was linked to from within the article text of publishers and its rankings and traffic. Considering the sheer number of possible variables that contribute to rankings changes (on-site factors, amount and quality […]

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Why Being Kind to Yourself Is Key to Entrepreneurial Success

Once we silence our inner critic, we’re free to live on our own terms. January 19, 2020 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” — Jack Kornfield I remember sitting in the middle of a tech conference years ago when I first founded my company, JotForm. I watched as, one by one, established entrepreneurs took turns in sharing their stories of success. Every time one would get up to speak, I heard this small, nagging voice in my head tell me: You’re not good enough. I had fallen into the trap of comparison and self-pity, which then led to a snowball effect of self-criticism. Why can’t I reach my goals faster? Why am I the only one struggling to scale up my startup? Not only was I beating myself up over my perceived shortcomings, I wasn’t seeing the […]

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How to Make Money as a Stay-at-Home Mom

Virtual tutoring is a good way for moms to create convenient schedules and use their expertise in subject matters or test preparation from the comfort of their own homes. Virtual tutors use FaceTime, Skype, Google Hangouts and other technologies. Tutoring doesn’t require in-state teaching certification, but the majority of companies hiring ask for a bachelor’s degree and some sort of demonstration of expertise in a subject through an exam or other type of assessment. Many tutoring companies offer convenient online training modules. If you already have some experience either in teaching or tutoring, that’s an excellent start and experience you want to emphasize. The median hourly wage for a tutor is $23.23. Do a quick online search of tutoring wages in your area to manage your expectations and set your price. Tutors in math (all grades, as well as the math used on the SAT and ACT) are always in […]

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Crafting a Powerful Pitch With the 3-Minute Rule

Producer, director, and author Brant Pinvidic provides insights on mistakes people make when pitching their ideas to others. January 19, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Brant Pinvidic, producer, director, and author of The Three Minute Rule, shares his thoughts on the best approach to deliver a clear and concise pitch that leads your audience to your desired conclusion. Pinvidic and The Playbook host David Meltzer discuss the art of storytelling and how asking the right questions will lead to the proper solutions. The pair chat about topics such as why a good idea does not always mean there is a good opportunity, the difference between social media popularity and actual influence, and how assumed impending proficiency can cause you to fall short of your goals. Related: The Tennis Champion Who Serves Others Read_More Related posts: A Powerful Key to Prolific and Potent Writing A Simple Plan for Writing […]

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Listen to Everything You Love Offline with Audials One 2020

You don’t need an internet connection to stream your favorite audio. January 19, 2020 1 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. You love to listen to your music while commuting or traveling, and streaming services make that easier than ever. However, when the connection cuts out, you’re left with silent headphones and the screeching sounds of the world around you. Don’t tether your listening experience to the internet. Audials One 2020 is the recording software for music, radio, movies, and TV that lets you take all of your audio offline. Audials One 2020 helps you reduce data and battery usage by bringing all of your favorite audio directly to your device. It lets you find and save […]

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Make Smarter Investment Decisions with These Courses

Learn how to gain a competitive advantage and work toward financial independence. January 19, 2020 1 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. They say you have to spend money to make money, but that doesn’t mean you should spend with impunity. Investing is all about making smart, educated decisions so you can maximize your ROI. Of course, knowing how to make those decisions takes some practice and training. Training you can get in The Learn Business Finance & Valuation Master Class Bundle Ft. Andrew Stotz. Andrew Stotz co-founded CoffeeWORKS, Thailand’s leading B2B specialty coffee roaster, and now runs A. Stotz Investment Research, which provides research tools for institutions and high-net-worth investors. Safe to say he knows a […]

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Why This Vegan Protein Powder May be Better for You

Vegan protein powder offers the same benefits of whey proteins without the drawbacks. January 19, 2020 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. People have long used whey isolate protein powder to help recover after workouts and build lean muscle but it’s also not without its downsides. Whey protein is particularly rough on the digestive system, and too much of it can lead to nausea, indigestion, acne, and many other negative side effects. However, you don’t have to use whey protein. In fact, vegan protein powders may be even better for you than traditional whey protein. Vegan options provide clean alternatives to whey that can help your system beyond just building muscle. They’re much better for your […]

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5 Management Rules for Being a Thoughtful, Effective Executive

Open communication and reasonable expectations are among the attributes of any admirable leader. January 18, 2020 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. I’ve been in executive positions for about a decade now. While it’s been an incredibly rewarding experience, I can’t say that I started out as the CEO I am today. In fact, I got off to a pretty inauspicious beginning: The first person I ever hired ended up stealing from my company. Every leader is going to make mistakes somewhere along the line. Leading a company is a trial by fire, and you simply have to reflect and learn from your mistakes as you go. That being said, creating some general rules can help guide you through difficult decisions. I’ve had plenty of ups and downs over these past 10 years, and I’ve learned a great deal from both the highs and the lows. Here are […]

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The Tennis Champion Who Serves Others

Murphy Jensen, co-founder of Weconnect Health Management, shares how understanding your ego can help to end destructive decision making. January 18, 2020 1 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Murphy Jensen, co-founder of Weconnect Health Management, talks about how winning the 1993 French Open Doubles title shined a spotlight on him that he felt unworthy of and how the mantra “I am responsible” aided in his recovery from drug addiction. Jensen and The Playbook host David Meltzer discuss topics such as why so many people deal with discomfort by turning to drugs and alcohol, how to find a person that you can open up to and why asking for help is the best thing any addict can do. Jensen also shares a story about how Tommy Lasorda helped him coach a tennis team that went on the longest winning streak in the history of American professional sports. Related: Enabling Greatness […]

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How to Empower Your Employees to Be More Customer-Centric

A five-step plan for ensuring teams take the reins on consumer relationships. January 18, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Customer centricity without empowerment is like a power-generating dam without water — you must have both to achieve the desired result. Empowerment taps into the potential of a human being to do more than what is typically defined by their job description. Empowerment allows that individual to take initiative, to show courage, to speak up and to make things better. Also, it allows them to act as capable adults, not machines on a prescribed path.  When employees are empowered, organizations can adapt, flourish, respond immediately to outside forces and identify key factors it would never have known about before they become problems or issues. This type of organization allows its people to focus on the customer experience in a way that cannot be achieved with standard customer-service policies and […]

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3 Reasons You Should Finally Get ClassPass in 2020

It’s is more than just a better bang for your buck. January 18, 2020 3 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. If you live in a major city, you’ve likely been hearing the pros and cons of ClassPass for years at this point. On the plus side, it allows you to try a wide variety of workouts and studios. On the downside, the classes and times you want aren’t always available. The thing is that ClassPass has changed quite significantly since it was first launched in 2013. Even if you tried it out in the past, you might find the experience totally different today — and for the better. Here are three reasons why it’s a better […]

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This App Is a Complete Business Suite for New Entrepreneurs, and It’s on Sale

Scale your business without scaling your overhead. January 18, 2020 2 min read Disclosure: Our goal is to feature products and services that we think you’ll find interesting and useful. If you purchase them, Entrepreneur may get a small share of the revenue from the sale from our commerce partners. When your business is just starting out, you’re hanging on by a thread. With every new customer comes some new expense and, as your business grows, so does your overhead. Whether you’re increasing your marketing budget, expanding your product offerings, hiring more employees, or moving into a larger space — the costs seem to grow exponentially. Zuitte is the toolbox built by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs to help your business scale without vastly expanding your team or your overhead. Zuitte was designed from the ground up by dropshippers, Amazon FBA sellers, SMMA owners, YouTubers, private brand label owners, and more modern […]

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Live Podcast From The CBD Saturday Farmers Market

Listen in as vendors and industry experts share their wisdom on the business of CBD. January 17, 2020 1 min read Didn’t have a chance to make it to the first-ever Saturday CBD market? We got you covered. Green Entrepreneur Editor In Chief Jonathan Small sat down with a number of participants to find out more about their company’s origin stories, the challenges they face, and where they see this whole CBD craze going in the future.  Guests include: Ryan Beers, Nonnies Nectars Savannah, Whispr Catherine Bander, Halsa Botanicals Jon Bradford, CBDee Arianna Zadourian, Pure CBD Boutique Mike Hannegan, 19Forty Harrison Baum, Daily High Club Chef Matt Stockard, Chef Matt Read_More Related posts: Behind the Scenes At The CBD Saturday Farmers Market Can The Black Market Be Stopped? Black Market Weed Is Still Popular In Some States, But It’s Also Very Dangerous Cannabis Is Taking Away From Beer Market Share Following […]

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4 Ways Tech Can Improve Your Investment Strategy

Innovations have radically democratized investing, making it more transparent and easier to engage in. January 17, 2020 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Investing has always had the feel of being a traditional affair that’s done by older people or the extremely wealthy, and it’s often an intimidating activity for many people to consider getting into. That has been changing in recent times, and one of the most important factors is the attention that has come from the tech industry. From new fintech innovations like blockchain to apps that help people make myriad investment decisions, you can now proceed with full confidence that there are several tech aids to help you navigate the markets and come out unscathed and with a fuller pocket. Here are a few of the options you have and how to leverage them properly. Financial-Planning Software When it comes to investing, there […]

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The Hottest Cannabis Brands Of The Week (1/13-1/17), Powered By Pioneer Intelligence

Discover the most influential brands in the cannabis industry with Pioneer Intelligence’s marketing analytics platform. January 17, 2020 1 min read Brought to you by Pioneer Intelligence Introducing The Hot 25, a new weekly editorial feature powered by Pioneer Intelligence highlighting those consumer-facing cannabis brands whose marketing is moving the needle. Leveraging a rich data set, Pioneer Intelligence benchmarks performance of U.S. based, THC-selling brands across three areas: social media, earned media and brand-owned web properties. RELATED: Five Best Brands For The Canna-Curious RELATED: The 9 Best Weed Strains For Anxiety To stay up to date on the latest marijuana-related news, make sure to follow Pioneer Intelligence on LinkedIn and Instagram. Read_More Related posts: The Hottest Cannabis Brands Of The Week (12/23-12/27), Powered By Pioneer Intelligence The Hottest Cannabis Brands Of The Week (12/30-1/3), Powered By Pioneer Intelligence The Hottest Cannabis Brands Of The Week (1/6-1/10), Powered By Pioneer Intelligence This Week in Weed: […]

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How Startups Helped Birmingham Bounce Back

An abandoned Sears and a $550 million sale to Target are driving this Magic City. January 17, 2020 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. The most interesting place I visited in 2019 was Birmingham, Alabama. It wasn’t my first time. I spoke at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2015 and had a great experience, but what changed over the ensuing four years was an absolute shift in energy, an upward trajectory.  Chances are, you’re not in the market to move to Alabama, but plenty of startups have. And the most important takeaway from this mid-sized surge city’s story is how each city, your city, can support startup growth going forward.  Shipt is the most notable, homegrown addition to Birmingham and its skyline. Walk around downtown and you won’t miss its green spaceship logo. Selling to Target for $550 million in late 2017 was the kind of […]

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5 Leadership Strategies to Improve Team Performance and Grow Your Small Business

The best ways to react when your team members seem uninspired and unmotivated. January 17, 2020 9 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Every small business owner aspires to grow, but that process involves challenges that are not easily fixed just by talking about goals, budgets and weekly tasks. Sometimes, a subculture of dissatisfaction creeps in, and employees start to feel uninspired and unmotivated. Conflicts start to arise, and your team feels divided and uncommunicative, especially during times when you are struggling with cash flow, capacity and the realities of growing a small business.   So you decide to put your leader hat on — because you know that your employees are the lifeblood of your company — and try to take action by re-engaging your troops. You hold meeting after meeting to promote teamwork, encourage cooperation and talk about what you are all trying to accomplish together. Still, in […]

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Why Emotional Fundraising Is Bad for Your Business’s Health

Bespoke Investment Group co-founder Paul Hickey on how to stop the capital killers inside each of us. January 17, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. I recently had the opportunity to chat with a fantastic entrepreneur, Bespoke Investment Group and Bespoke Market Intel co-founder Paul Hickey, about his wealth of experience raising capital and making it work for him. In that process, Paul has also learned a lot about human emotions and their connection to business performance, which is why I want to share with you his story and advice — advice that will change the way you approach fundraising and emotional awareness altogether.  “I started my first company 25 years ago,” Hickey recalls. I threw $30,000 into it, and it started producing profits and positive cash flow the very first quarter we were in business. This continued for the next four years. Then, the […]

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Here’s How I Started the Business That Appeared on ‘Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch’

Recess & Results is a faith-based kids fitness program and turn-key business opportunity. January 17, 2020 6 min read Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch invites ambitious entrepreneurs to step into the Entrepreneur Elevator, then gives them just 60 seconds to pique the interest of a group of judges. It’s a high-pressure, fast-paced environment in which startup founders need to race against the clock while maintaining their composure to make a clear, deliberate pitch that covers at least three essential components: Defining the company Making the request Specifying what the investment money will be used for The investors watch the pitch via a video livestream while the elevator ascends to the boardroom floor. Once the 60 seconds are up, the judges vote on whether to open the doors or send the founder back down and pass on investing. The fifth season of Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch offers a dynamic change in the show’s format. Before, our four judges needed […]

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‘The Bachelor’s Tayshia Adams Explains How CBD Has Helped Her Deal With The Anxiety Of Fame

The reality TV star talks about how she got into CBD and why she’s become an advocate as she launches her own beauty line. January 17, 2020 11 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Tayshia Adams may have made a name for herself on the hit reality show The Bachelor, but she’s far from being the type of person seeking fame. In fact, although she got plenty of face time on the dating competition for the world to see, Tayshia was ill-prepared when it came to dealing with millions of people knowing who she was, judging her every move and, generally speaking, being in the spotlight.  As one might expect, that kind of exposure brings lots of anxiety, which is part of the reason why Tayshia began using CBD regularly — which she’s become a serious advocate of. From using CBD oil in things like smoothies […]

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