Case Study 'Blacksburgbelle' - I am struggling to start a creative online business? Where should I start?

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In this case study, we are going to study www.blacksburgbelle.com .  I came to know of her blog through  creativelive.com. Creativelive has some amazing video tutorials on various subjects. The teachers are very knowledgeable. So after scanning through the site and seeing what tutorials might interest me, "building a successful creative blog with April bowles-olin" caught my attention. Immediate ...

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Case Study 'Wpcurve' - Does your blog have these 5 key elements?

Case-Study-'Wpcurve'---Does-your-blog-have-these-5-key-elements?-

Are you struggling to get traffic, gain a fan following and make conversions? Many of us bloggers want to blog, but some fail to get traffic or get a following or maybe even fail to blog at all.  I want to breakdown a few successful blogs and see what makes them successful. In this article, I will be breaking down www.wpcurve.com/blog  as I have been following them for a while now. They have a ...

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Blog Review: Ed Latimore's Mind and Fist

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This is his opening header: "My name is Ed Latimore. I'm a writer, physicist, and a professional heavyweight boxer from the steel city."That is one of the most compelling headers I've ever seen on a blog. Why does it work so well? Because you don't expect someone to be able to do all three. This juxtaposition automatically makes him seem like a very inte ...

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Antninja Talks

Antninja-Talks

Unfiltered talks with real entrepreneurs. Roy OsingRoy Osing (@royosing) a former President and CMO with over 33 years of leadership experience covering all the major business functions including business strategy, marketing, sales, customer service and people development. He is a blogger, content marketer, educator, coach, adviser and the author of the book series Be Different or Be Dead. ...

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Six tips to escape your small business from dying early

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By Roy OsingStarting a company is no walk in the park. Entrepreneurs and small business owners will tell you growing a business requires dedication, hard work and strategic planning to succeed. A recent Industry Canada studyconcluded that 30 per cent of small businesses won’t survive longer than two years, and only half make it to five years. While daunting for some, this doesn’t have to ...

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Skill Stacking Books

Skill-Stacking-Books

"What's the one good advice you get from the rich and powerful?"Read great books.That's it. The article doesn't need to be longer than that. The trouble lies in identifying great books and avoid reading crap.We've done the "Read a book a week for One Year" challenges. We've read books of vastly different genres, from 19th century French literature to linux programming textbooks. So we've read enou ...

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Business startups must avoid these 6 mistakes

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Written by Roy OsingGot an idea you think can make you lots of money? Good. Chalk one up to you for coming up an innovative thought.But the REAL challenge you have is to figure out HOW to monetize it. If you can't get people to buy it, your idea is wasted.Here are 6 mistakes entrepreneurs absolutely MUST avoid:1. Not determining how your idea is DiFFERENT than your competition. Ultimate success wi ...

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TO BE ON (TWITTER) OR NOT TO BE? BLADE RUNNERS OF TWITTER

TO-BE-ON-(TWITTER)-OR-NOT-TO-BE?-BLADE-RUNNERS-OF-TWITTER

IS IT WORTH IT TO HAVE A TWITTER ACCOUNT IN 2016?We have always been reluctant to use Twitter for Golden Point Solutions’ social activities. Paulina has used it successfully in the past to promote charity events and to connect with the small community of New Westminster. Other than that it seemed pointless to post any tweets that would immediately get drawn into this humongous pond of informatio ...

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How virtual reality improved my public speaking

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A few days ago I went to my Toastmaster meeting (it's a place to practice public speaking) and decided to record my speech. Recording my speech isn't new to me or anything. I've done it before. But this time, I was going to use a 360 camera, the Ricoh Theta S. Using a normal camera to record yourself is fine for seeing how you present yourself to people. But the problem is that you only get to see ...

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Day 6 - Challenge: Ideas on how to make conversions

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I have not written my blog since the past two days.  Our job is to get customers and make $$$$. How are we doing in that regard? Still, a far way to go. I have 3 - 4 more weeks of my challenge left, and we have to start thinking of money. Since the past few days, though, there have been a few things that we have worked on. 1. We can now insert media anywhere in the editor.2. I have given a speec ...

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