With the state of today’s job environment, the notion of entrepreneurship is becoming increasingly attractive. However, knowing where to begin and what to expect are two of the main concerns facing would-be entrepreneurs. The infographic below will give you a good idea of the current… Read More »46 Facts Every Entrepreneur Should Know
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Email as a communication tool is taken for granted and even abused on a regular basis. I’m certainly guilty of this! However, using this tool carelessly not only leads to missed business opportunities, but can also undermine existing relationships with clients, partners, supervisors, etc. Dan… Read More »Have You Forgotten Your Email Etiquette?
In this final post of the Newbie Blogging Mistakes series, I’ll take a look at one of the most important things that you need to do in order to be a successful blogger: creating and sticking to a blog posting schedule. The point of such… Read More »Newbie Blogging Mistake 6: Forgetting to Have a Schedule
A single decision can be responsible for the success or downfall of your business. That may sound a bit extreme, but the agony of knowing whether or not you made the right choice in any given situation is unavoidable, and something that business owners have… Read More »How to Make Better Decisions for Your Business
It’s quite depressing when you invest time, money and energy into producing what you think is a great piece of content, only to have a few or even zero users engage with it. Despite research and trying new strategies, this fruitless process can soon become a… Read More »3 Trends to Revive Your Content Marketing Strategy in 2017
In the other posts in this series, I discussed newbie blogging mistakes such as ignoring the design of your blog, overdoing SEO, not having a niche, etc. This time, I want to take a look at the mistakes that new bloggers make after they get… Read More »Newbie Blogging Mistake 5: Not Promoting and Not Engaging
The last newbie blogging mistake I discussed was ignoring or overdoing SEO. This post will delve into what should (and shouldn’t) happen once you’ve written the blog post. It’s tempting, especially when it’s taken you a long time to write, to hit the “Publish” button… Read More »Newbie Blogging Mistake 4: Hitting “Publish” Too Soon
The previous post in this series discussed the newbie blogging mistake of not writing for a niche. Now, I’m going to talk about the one thing that can be both a gift and a headache for bloggers: search engine optimization (SEO). If you’re just starting… Read More »Newbie Blogging Mistake 3: Ignoring or Overdoing SEO
In my previous post on newbie blogging mistakes, I focused on overlooking the visual aspect of your blog. In this post, I’m going to discuss not having or not sticking to a niche. Writing for everyone is a nice (and somewhat impossible) idea, but it’s… Read More »Newbie Blogging Mistake 2: Writing for Everyone
In this series on newbie blogging mistakes, I’ll be taking a look at some of the most deadly blogging sins that first-time bloggers make. This first post focuses on a common oversight: thinking that looks don’t matter. The reality is that when a reader first… Read More »Newbie Blogging Mistake 1: Thinking that Looks Don’t Matter