How to Unlock Creativity and Discover Your Personal Genius

Creativity is the key to unlocking your dreams and vision for the future. If you can unlock that creative mindset, you’ll be set for life. August 19, 2018 2 min read This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes How often do you try to look for success and fulfillment through logic? You might be looking too hard and in the wrong direction. Creativity is the key to unlocking your dreams and vision for the future. If you can unlock that creative mindset, you’ll be set for life. Machines and computers can do logical tasks and hard work, but they’ll never be able to be creative. That’s something only a person can do. Some people find their creative passions easily, while others feel a struggle. If you’re one who struggles, don’t worry — finding your unique passions aren’t as hard as you might think. The key is to let go of your […]

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How Augmented Reality Has Changed Selfies Forever (Infographic)

Here’s how AR is changing the selfie game. August 19, 2018 2 min read Throughout their lifetime, the average millennial will take 25,676 selfies, according to research compiled by eyewear company FramesDirect. Not only that, but millennials usually spend a whopping 54 hours per year taking selfies. Typically, a millennial will take nine selfies every week to either post on social media, snap a vacation shot, send to a significant other or celebrate a birthday. Related: Why AR & VR Are the Need of the Hour It’s clear that selfies have been taken to the next level, and with the help of augmented reality, it’s only getting bigger. In 2015, Snap introduced the first augmented reality filter with “rainbow barfing.” The year after, it amped up its AR levels with the highly popular dog filter. In 2017, the company launched Lens Studio, a desktop application that allows any user to create and submit […]

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Impressive Isn’t Always Impactful in Experiential Marketing

Here is a new way to think about experiential marketing. August 18, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In June, a 123-year-old tradition attracted hundreds of thousands of attendees to New York’s Long Island, and brands such as American Express, Lexus and Deloitte flocked. Each engineered a multifaceted experiential activation at the 2018 U.S. Open golf tournament — inviting affluent consumers into specialized relaxation spaces or hooking them up to virtual reality golf simulators. It was an impressive spread, to be sure. But experiential marketing isn’t just about impressing people. It’s about impressing people in a way that galvanizes them to impress others. The experience is a catalyst that sparks conversations and drives conversions. The point is not to have any effect; it’s to have an intended effect. And to be successful, you must define what that is early on, then build every aspect of your experience around it. Related: How […]

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Create and Get Started Blogging Online Part 10 – Important Plugins and Installation

In the previous chapter we went over choosing the right theme, and how to customize a theme you have chosen for your blog. Today, we’ll be looking at important plugins which you should always install with your website because it will help streamline your optimization process. However, some plugins will even help optimize your speed, images and help with visitor engagement. I always like to install these plugins as soon as I setup my blog because I’ll forget afterwards, and this can cause delays in engagement. With that said, Let’s jump into plugins, and go over some of the MOST important ones to install going forward. And remember, the easiest way to start a new blog is with our free WordPress installation service. Plugin Installation When you access your website the plugins can be installed by going to the left menu then clicking on Plugins>Add New. Once the right screen […]

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How to Deal With Fake Negative Reviews (Infographic)

Almost everybody reads online reviews. That’s why it’s vital to weed out the fakes. August 18, 2018 2 min read Online reviews can make or break your business. If you’ve got poor negative reviews, you can almost certainly say goodbye to welcoming new customers. However, if you’re receiving fake online reviews, there’s something you can do about it. Related: 5 Surefire Ways to Improve Your Site’s Online Reviews For starters, it’s important to be able to differentiate between a fake and real review. Typically, fake reviews will have a vicious or even aggressive tone, and they’ll also have general criticisms rather than specific ones. Authentic reviews usually provide specific reasons why they are writing reviews in the first place. If you click into a reviewer’s profile and see other reviews they have posted including overly positive reviews for a competitor, this is a sure sign they are a phony. The next best […]

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Tesla Motors Owners Meetup At Weiss Watch Company

The Tesla Owners Club of Orange County took a field trip to Los Angeles to visit the Weiss Watch Company to see how Cameron Weiss is restoring prestige to American watchmaking. The watches by Weiss start up at $950 and go all the way to $10K. They represent amazing value. Click Here To Download John Chow’s New eBook, The Ultimate Online Profit Model! Read_more Related posts: SPI 301: How a Data Scientist Pivoted into a New Brand (And Won a Tesla Roadster) Tesla Model 3 Moves to 24/7 Production Tesla Made 5,031 Model 3s in a Week How Grant McDonell Earns a New Jaguar from MOBE Motors Effective Facebook Marketing Strategies for Business Owners 7 Ways Site Owners Can Improve SEO Rankings in 2018 SPI 301: How a Data Scientist Pivoted into a New Brand (And Won a Tesla Roadster) 4 Red Flags to Watch Out for on a Resume

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How to Protect Your Personal Brand’s Website From a Cyber Attack

Here are several ways you can effectively protect your website and online reputation. August 18, 2018 3 min read This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog Your personal brand’s website is your calling card to attract loyal followers, and an unexpected cyber attack can cost you both time and money. What types of activity are you currently monitoring from the back end? With the right tools and knowledge, your brand can increase its security levels and help prevent an attack. Related: Why Employer Branding Is So Important To avoid becoming the next victim of this online crime, it’s time to take a fresh look at your website and discover what’s a potential threat and what’s not. Here are several ways you can effectively protect your website and online reputation. 1. Find out what your host provider offers. It is important that you have access to a long history of logs. […]

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My Book and Baby Are Due the Same Day! Follow Along on My Journey. Episode 9: My Due Date

August 17, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. This video is part of a series brought to you by Entrepreneur’s book division, Entrepreneur Press, the publisher of Jessica Abo’s book Unfiltered: How to Be as Happy as You Look On Social Media. Well, here we are! My book and baby’s due date. It’s been a wild ride, and I can’t thank you enough for watching. I hope you have fun plans to celebrate if your book is due today, too Related: My Book and Baby Are Due the Same Day! Follow Along on My Journey. Episode 8: Sometimes You Need to Cry It Out. Watch more videos from Jessica Abo on her YouTube channel here. Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, education and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and thought leaders. We provide expertise and opportunities to accelerate brand growth and effectively monetize video and audio […]

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How to Make Your Rebrand Boring (In a Good Way)

The most important lesson: Don’t rush a rebrand. August 17, 2018 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Ever heard something described as “never boring”? This is usually code for “things are constantly going wrong and I am constantly scrambling to fix them.” While that can make for good TV, it’s not what we wanted when we decided to rebrand our company last fall. Related: Why You Should Launch a Brand, Not a Product To be clear: I didn’t want our new brand to be boring; I wanted the process of conversion to be boring. Predictable. Secure. No down time. No broken links. No death plummet in organic traffic. Here’s how I got what I wanted — and how you can, too. Phase 1: Plan, plan, plan. Experts agree that one reason a company may need to rebrand is that it’s outgrown its original mission. That was […]

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60-Second Stress Busters for Very Busy Entrepreneurs

Try these quick practices the next time you feel that freight train of stress coming on. August 17, 2018 7 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Asking an entrepreneur if she feels stress is like asking a fish to tell you if it ever gets wet — it kind of goes with the territory. However, just because stress is normal doesn’t mean it’s something we want to keep experiencing. Related: Get Back to Center: How to Deal With Stress in the Workplace Every entrepreneur has her own reaction to, and definition of, stress. For example, some entrepreneurs break into a cold sweat when they hear the word “spreadsheet” — whereas others never met a pie chart they didn’t like. (Fine, I admit it: I’m raising my hand on that last one.) Yet, there’s another, more sinister problem with stress. While intermittent doses of stress can lead to inventive […]

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Elon Musk Is Sounding Very Unhappy and Assumes His Life Will Get Worse

The entrepreneurial icon has gone on the record about his personal problems and his unwillingness, or perhaps helplessness, to solve them. August 17, 2018 5 min read In the pantheon of entrepreneurial tales of success, Elon Musk is ranked with Edison and Ford, but the billionaire is unhappy with the price he’s paid for his pedestal. In an interview with The New York Times that is candid to the point of vulnerability, Musk was repeatedly at the verge of tears describing a self-enslavement he admits is unhealthy but which he has no intention of altering. The interview comes in the wake of Musk’s bombshell tweet on Aug. 7, in which he offhandedly said he had “funding secured” to buy back shares of Tesla for $420 and take the publicly-traded company private. The unvetted tweet, issued when markets were open, sent Tesla shares soaring but also triggered an investigation by the Securities Exchange Commission […]

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This Week in Weed (August 13-17)

Lyft Offers Credits For Sober Drivers, and a Dispensary in Hot Water for Prices too Low?! August 17, 2018 2 min read Welcome to Green Entrepreneur’s video recap of the cannabis news you might have missed the week of August 13th, hosted by our very own Conrad Martin.  Lyft Offers Discounts to Sober Drivers Lyft is teaming up with Massachusetts, as the Bay State comes closer to opening recreational dispensaries. In anticipation of a bump in high driving, the rideshare service is offering riders a $4.20 credit if they sign a pledge to not drive while zooted. Related: How High is Too High to Drive? Facebook Stashes Weed Posts Cannabis industry regulators and companies are accusing Facebook of shadowbanning weed related pages on the platform, making them invisible to users search. Aside from business losing contact with customers, regulators are expecting a negative impact on their ability to share news and events. […]

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Use These Strategies to Carve a Path to Your Dream Job

Former VC Risa Stack shares how she created a role that never existed before. August 17, 2018 3 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. Risa Stack, general manager of New Business Creation at GE Ventures, says her current position didn’t exist before she spoke up. “I’m a big believer in trying to create my own job,” she says. If you ever feel at a loss for what to do next in your career, Stack challenges you to try this exercise: write out a description for your dream job. You never know who might be in a position to help you make it happen. Stack was a partner at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins for […]

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Increase Your Website Traffic – High Paying Affiliate Programs

The first thing to do before you start putting effort into increasing your website traffic is to get a detailed insight into your current traffic, of course. The best way to achieve this is by using Google Analytics and the following essential metrics: pages per visit, unique visitors, average session duration (or the time spent on your website), page views, traffic sources, bounce rate, and exit pages. Once you have done this, you are advised to check your traffic on a regular basis – no less than 3-4 times a week. This regular checkup will help you determine whether you should be making some improvements, and it will show what is working the best for you. In addition, you need to come up with a documented content marketing strategy. In fact, according to a research conducted by the Content Marketing Institute, more than 60 percent of business organizations that have […]

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How to Choose Affiliate Products

In one of my recent posts, I touched on picking a product or service to use for affiliate marketing. It should be something that you have both used to your personal satisfaction and believe it can help your readers solve some of their problems. This is ideal, but there are many other factors to consider. The first thing you want to do is choose a niche. Then build out your site to see how it looks. Write some starter content and build your readership. Only then should you start to consider what kind of products you can or should offer. If you’re on the fence about what kind of products or services you want to use on your blog or niche website, here are a few tips for you to consider. Choose a Network, Not a Product Individual companies don’t really care if you get paid. In fact, I personally […]

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Why I Replaced 99 Percent of My Team and Restarted My Startup

Cleaning house isn’t the most linear path to growth, but sometimes it’s a necessary step. August 17, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Tell me if you’ve heard this one before. Startup A launches, garners a sizable amount of traction and buzz and subsequently flames out before making a lasting impact. Those in the startup community know this scenario all too well. A Harvard Business School study by Shikhar Ghosh found that 75 percent of all venture-backed startups fail. After five years, U.S. companies have a failure rate of over 50 percent. Related: 8 Ways To Pivot Your Business To Kickstart Growth There are many reasons a startup might not make it past year five. The company could have a brilliant product or platform, but the funding just isn’t there. A CEO might have a vision for a service that will fundamentally change industries, but lacks […]

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This Is How Good Leaders Build Trust With Their Teams Every Time They Communicate

Your relationship with your employees translates to their relationship with your customers. August 17, 2018 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. In case you’re wondering why having a healthy relationship with your employees is important, I’ll let you in on a little secret. Your relationship with your employees translates to their relationship with your customers. Providing a conducive work environment filled with trust and security for your employees will translate to commitment, dedication and loyalty on their part. A healthy relationship is not bought, but earned. And although it will take time, dedication, sacrifice and resources to build a healthy relationship, it is one that comes with the power and knowledge to build more. Related: Investing in Your Employees Is the Smartest Business Decision You Can Make Here are six practical tips to help build and improve your relationship with your employees, teammates and colleagues. 1. […]

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Create and Get Started Blogging Online: Part 9 – Theme Customization

Thanks for joining me on my “Blogging Series” and today, we’ll be looking at theme customization. You have several options when setting up your theme, but it’s important to choose one that has the highest conversions. You want to make sure you choose a theme that represents your brand, and that people feel comfortable navigating through. WordPress offers thousands of free and premium themes to choose from so it’s important you go through to find one you’re happy with. Let’s go through some of the theme selection fundamentals. Please let me know if you have any questions. Let’s jump right in. And remember, the easiest way to start a blog is with our free WordPress installation service. Searching For Themes WordPress themes are kept within the left column in the “Appearance” menu. You can then go to Theme>Add New. Here, you will find thousands of free themes available to you. […]

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Take Control of Your Money Goals With These 4 Key Personal Finance Apps

It’s vital for women to take control of our finances. Here are four of the best apps to help you do just that. August 17, 2018 6 min read Mind over matter? Try mind over money. The more you believe you can accomplish your financial goals, the more likely you are to actually do so, suggests a newly published study that followed millennials over the course of 10 years, starting with their freshman year in college.   When researchers looked at subjects’ overall well-being, they found that the concept of financial self-efficacy (or believing you can accomplish your money goals) had the strongest correlation not only with financial well-being but also with peer relationships, psychological well-being and satisfaction with life. So, yes — believing you have the ability to meet your money goals could help you turn them into accomplishments. But more than that, it could help increase your happiness in […]

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Which Is Better, Day-Trading or Investing Long-Term?

You can get rich quick through day-trading, but it carries significant risk. August 17, 2018 2 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. There is more than one way to approach the stock market, and many different schools of thought exist on how best to make money when buying and selling securities. One method that often gets a lot of attention is day-trading. On one hand, day-trading is lauded as the best way to get rich quick. On the other hand, there are countless warnings about the dire risks of day-trading. In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Phil Town breaks down the differences, benefits and risks of day-trading and long-term investing so you can figure out which is best for you. Click play to learn more. Related: Intimidated by the Stock Market? Try Trading Index Funds. Entrepreneur Network is a premium video network providing entertainment, ewitducation and inspiration from successful entrepreneurs and […]

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