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3 Email List Growth Hacks You Can Do Now!

We’ve all seen the articles where the author claims to have grown an email list from zero to 10,000 names in two months. Frankly, I’m skeptical. So I’m not going to make any claim like that. However, these three email list growth hacks will do a lot to jumpstart your list. And that’s no bull. ..
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Evernote Tip: Don’t Miss a Step – How to Use Audio Notes

I’m kicking off a new series of short video tips on using Evernote with a quick “how to” and also “when to” guide to creating audio notes. I’ve been using Evernote for years. If you read very many articles about apps and productivity, Evernote is always included, and for good reason. In my business, which is ..
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This Idiot’s Guide to Clickbait

  Not long ago I installed the Downworthy plugin in my browser. It “translates” those hyperbolic, viral, clickbaity headlines you see on about 87 percent of the web pages you browse and it will restore you faith in humanity. However, within about two hours I turned it off. Although it’s clever and what it did ..
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Headaches eliminated, productivity increased: New Router, Modem, ISP

  Because I’m a freelancer, I’m pretty obsessed with personal productivity. Every tweak I make to improve productivity boosts my bottom line. For that reason I’m always on the hunt for the latest and greatest apps that will give me an edge. Recently, utter frustration with AT&T and my home network, along with a desire ..
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Two Things You Must Sell Before You Can Ever Sell Your Product

If you’ve been around sales and marketing for more than half a day, you know that you’re supposed to sell your solution, and not let yourself get side tracked by touting the features of your product or service. This is true, but it misses a much more important truth: First you must sell yourself and ..
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Are You Making These Fatal Flaws On Your Mobile Site?

UPDATE: Just after I posted this, Google announced that mobile searches have surpassed desktop searches in volume. There’s a restaurant within walking distance of my home that I want to try but I haven’t seen a menu yet, so the other day I pulled it up on my iPhone. I’m reproducing the screen (and the ..
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Build a Digital ‘Company Town’ and Start Selling to Its Residents

The quaint hamlet of Scotia, nestled among Northern California’s tall redwoods, was the country’s last company town. Since 1863 the entire community was owned by the Pacific Lumber Company. After a 2008 bankruptcy, the town fell into the hands of a Manhattan hedge fund and residents weren’t pleased, but that’s another story. I used to ..
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Do you hoard books? Here’s the help you need!

I love buying books but I don’t like reading. Am I a hoarder? I came across that question in an online forum this morning. My first reaction was to respond, “Of course you are!” – which, by the way, was how most people had responded. Yet as the question soaked in a bit more, my ..
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How to Discover the Ideal Jobs To Launch a Strong Freelance Career

With your profile and portfolio in place and signed up with an online service, you’re ready to start seriously hunting down work. Sites like oDesk, Elance and the others have fairly good ways to search for jobs. Among the writing jobs that I typically search, there are all kinds of subcategories or tags that help ..
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Secrets to establishing your professional freelancer profile

When you create your account with one of the popular freelance websites, you’ll be required to write some promotional copy about yourself, enter educational information, list jobs you have held and more. All of these things together, along with some work samples you upload, will comprise most of your public profile. The 80-20 rule governs ..
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