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Newbie Blogging Mistake 4: Hitting “Publish” Too Soon

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 as soon as you’ve put the content together. However, this Read more about Newbie Blogging Mistake 4: Hitting “Publish” Too Soon[…]

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Newbie Blogging Mistake 3: Ignoring or Overdoing SEO

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 out with blogging, it’s easy to focus on only the Read more about Newbie Blogging Mistake 3: Ignoring or Overdoing SEO[…]

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Newbie Blogging Mistake 2: Writing for Everyone

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 not realistic and it probably won’t build you a loyal Read more about Newbie Blogging Mistake 2: Writing for Everyone[…]

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Newbie Blogging Mistake 1: Thinking that Looks Don’t Matter

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 clicks on a link to a blog or a specific Read more about Newbie Blogging Mistake 1: Thinking that Looks Don’t Matter[…]

Investors

Why Investors Are No Good for Your Startup (and Vice Versa)

Getting people to invest may seem like the logical next step for your startup. But here are some very valid reasons by Tim Berry for why you shouldn’t seek investors’ help: It’s extremely difficult to get investment for your startup, especially if you don’t have previous startup experience. Getting investors involved in your company means Read more about Why Investors Are No Good for Your Startup (and Vice Versa)[…]

Storytelling: Getting to the Heart of Business Strategy

“Stories are the oldest and probably the best way to communicate ideas, truths, and beliefs. Stories are powerful.” Stories appeal to most—if not all—audiences, and storytelling is the most genuine way you can sell someone the idea of your business. In his post on Lean Business Planning, Tim Berry talks about “stories as strategy”—specifically business Read more about Storytelling: Getting to the Heart of Business Strategy[…]

budget

What to Do When a Client Won’t Budge on the Budget

It’s easier for big companies to be firm with their fees. But for small businesses, startups and budding entrepreneurs, budget negotiations can be the most dreaded part of interacting with a potential client. If you’re selling tangible products, it’s usually not so bad because these normally go for a fixed price. But if it’s a Read more about What to Do When a Client Won’t Budge on the Budget[…]

small talk

7 Things to Remember When Making Small Talk

Do you struggle with making small talk? Do you cringe at the thought of it, or—like me—even miss out on opportunities because you avoid it? Well the great news is that it’s actually not that frightening once you start, and chances are that it will lead to much more good than bad. That being said, Read more about 7 Things to Remember When Making Small Talk[…]

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Small Talk Plays a Big Role in Business

I can’t stand small talk. For me, it’s an awkward waste of time, regardless of whether we’re chatting about the weather, your kids or something that’s going on in the news. But maybe it’s also because I’m not very good at it. So I’ve opted for a straightforward, no-nonsense approach to anything business-related… which works Read more about Small Talk Plays a Big Role in Business[…]

business and politics

Why Your Business Should Not Engage in Politics

As the U.S. presidential elections draw closer, I’ve noticed that many businesses, whose products and services have absolutely nothing to do with politics, are either posting about or interacting with political content on social media. And I’m not talking about office politics here. I am referring to real-world—“Is Trump the reincarnation of Hitler?”—politics. I’ve been Read more about Why Your Business Should Not Engage in Politics[…]