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Avoid These 7 Success Sabotaging Mistakes

No matter how much you believe you want to be successful, it’s possible that you are unconsciously doing things that are sabotaging your chances to experience true success. It may be fear of success or fear of failure causing it, but you can nip it in the bud if you know how to recognize it, stop it and turn it around. Learning without Implementing At some point in the learning

How to Write if You’re Not a Writer

As a business owner you’re called on to manage a variety of tasks. Due to the importance of content, one of those tasks is writing. You have content to create. This can be a scary and potentially overwhelming concept. Many people fear writing or put it off because they don’t consider themselves to be writers. Good news! You don’t have to be a “writer” to write good content for your

Is Contract Work Right for You

Working as a contractor can be an amazing way to earn money and have a career. You don’t have to work in a job to be successful. You can be very successful as a contractor – but only if you know the pitfalls, and what to expect and how to deal with it. You Must Be Self-Motivated You need to be the type of person who can get work done

How to Convince a Company to Let You Intern Even If They Aren’t Looking

Internships are time-honored traditions for some types of work, but sometimes they’re less popular for other types. People have interned for years at the White House, in not for profits, churches, schools and other businesses. The reason is that it’s a great way to learn the ropes of any new venture you want to be part of. If you want to learn how to bake the best bread in the

How to Achieve and Sustain Business Growth

One of the most important things you can achieve as a business owner is sustained growth. This basically means you’ll be secure in your business for the long term, luckily there are a few strategic ways to achieve what you want. Know Your Why Even though you may have been in business a while, you still need to go back to your why. Your reason for being is very important.

Mind Your P’s and Q’s – How to Maintain Your Reputation Online

It can take years and years to build a good reputation online, but only minutes to destroy it. It’s imperative that as a business owner you do what it takes to maintain and grow your good reputation. Thankfully, there are easy ways to ensure that you keep your good reputation online if you focus on it. Sensationalism Rules Online Being an online business owner and part of the online business

Key Components of a Sales Funnel

As a business owner you will have heard about sales funnels, chances are you also think that your sales funnel is different from someone else’s after all your products and services are different. However, the first thing you need to realize is that the whole point of a sales funnel is the same regardless of the products or services that you are promoting. That point is to acquire new leads,

Ignorance Is Bliss – Hiring a Customer Support Virtual Assistant

As a business owner you’re obviously building your business, however as your business grows, you will find some things more difficult than others. In my opinion the number of thing people have the most difficulty with is dealing with criticism. Much of this criticism will come in the form of customer support emails, social media comments, online reviews and telephone calls. Because you’re so involved and close to your business,

What Is Visual Advertising?

Other than a radio ad, today most advertising is highly visual in nature. Thanks to platforms like Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest, with Facebook and Twitter getting on board with visuals, it’s becoming even more popular online. Some examples of visual advertising are: YouTube videos Instagram posts Certain memes on Facebook Twitpics Snapchats Each of these are very good examples of visual marketing and advertising. Today, online marketers can’t hide behind


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