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Target Top Subscribers in 15 Seconds or Less

Working with segmentation by engagement levels to boost your email marketing to the next step. Top students in school are easy to identify based on grades. Top sales associates are determined by revenue, and top marathoners are tallied by times. But what about top email subscribers?  Email marketing uses metrics such as open rates, clicks, and shares to identify  top subscribers. (Conversion from a subscriber to a customer is another way to determine top performing… Read Entire Story

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Keys to Greatness (or Just Getting More Great Stuff Done)

This week, we have lots of pragmatic advice for you on how to be a happier, more productive person. Because you’re good enough, you’re smart enough, and gosh darn it, this joke has now been permanently rendered un-funny. On Monday, Morgan Dix (he happens to be one of our Certified Content Marketers) revealed what meditation Read More… The post Keys to Greatness (or Just Getting More Great Stuff Done) appeared first Read Entire Story

7 Smart Tips to Become a Connected Blogger

I scanned my list of 126 eBooks this morning. First up? 13 Tips to Make Your Blogger Outreach Campaign Sizzle If you are struggling to get connected with fellow bloggers, wondering why all the guest posting opportunities and features seem to be evading you, buy the eBook. Anyway, I wanted to dissect the first 7 chapters of the eBook to help you make your blogger outreach campaign go. Connected bloggers with loads of … Read Entire Story

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How to Use Numbers Effectively in Your Blog Posts

You’re a blogger, so hopefully you feel confident working with words. But words alone aren’t enough. Even if you haven’t been blogging for long (or are yet to start), you’ve probably noticed numbers coming up a lot in other people’s posts. You often find numbers in post titles such as: How I Made over $500,000 with the Amazon Affiliate Program (ProBlogger) Marketing Doesn’t Have to Be Sleazy: 5 Real-World Examples (Copyblogger) $453… Read Entire Story

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酵素ドリンクの飲み方にはいろいろある

近年、痩せやすい体質になるために、酵素ドリンクをよく飲んでいる方も数を伸ばしています。酵素ドリンクの飲み方にはいろいろあって、お水で薄くする方もいれば、ジュースや豆乳、飲みやすいドリンクと一緒にいただくこともできます。プチ断食という方法では朝だけ飲んで、食事をやめます。お昼は消化のいいものをちょっとだけ口にして、夜は普通の食事をとります。酵素の働きで、腸の環境を改善してくれるのです。酵素を体内に取り入れて腸内環境を整えると、内臓不良が原因で出てくるニキビや肌荒れ、ニキビのケアになります。同時に、酵素で内臓環境が良くなると便秘解消や口臭を防いでくれるともいわれていて、酵素は健康を維持するためには欠かせない存在です。もし、酵素が胃酸により死滅してしまうのだとするなら、ダイエットの効果は期待出来ません。確かに、ph5、7でしか活動できない酵素も存在します。それでも、だからといって、分解されてしまうので、無意味という訳ではありません。酵素中には強い酸性だって活動が可能なものが多くありますし、一旦胃の中で活動を停めても、再び腸の中で活動を始める酵素もあります。食べ物によって、消化、吸収を目的として重要な酵素の分類は状況によりきりです。具体例としては、日本人の主食であるお米で言えば、米に入っているでんぷんを糖に分解するために、アミラーゼという酵素が必要です。ならびに、タンパク質を分解するにはペプシンという酵素の必要性が求められます。近頃、関心を持つ人が増えているファスティングには、いろいろな方式があります。例えば、土曜日や日曜日などに1日だけ、酵素が入ったドリンクや野菜飲料、お茶などのみを経口摂取するやり方です。また、3回の食事うち1食を酵素が入ったドリンクなどに置き換えて、7日間以上続けるやり方もあります。土、日だけ行う絶食療法は、週末集中断食とも呼ばれています。近頃では、ママ友達間において、アトピーの治療にファスティングが効果的であるらしいと評判になっています。我が子も重いアトピーなので、気にしていますが、いくらなんでも食べ盛りの子供に食べさせないのは可哀想なので、まだ前向きには考えられません。酵素ダイエットとは、酵素飲料を取り入れて断食する酵素断食ダイエットです。酵素ドリンクの摂取の仕方は朝食を酵素飲料にして飲んでいくのが世間一般です。実際、原液でも飲めるんですが、あまりおいしくないとといえる甘味があり、飲みづらい場合もあります。そのような場合は、炭酸水で割って飲むと非常に飲みやすくなります。酵素ダイエットというのは授乳していても、実践することができます。酵素自体が人間の体にしてみれば大切なものですし、野菜や果物から精製されたものということで、仮に母乳を通じて酵素の成分が乳児の口に入っても、害は全然ないので、心配なく実行できます。健康について考えて、減量を開始することにしました。体が重いと膝の関節に大きく負担がかかるので、年をとった時に寝たきりになりやすいと小耳にはさみました。ジョギング等をしたら、それこそ膝が悪くなりそうなので、とりあえずは簡単な酸素ダイエットをしてみようと考えています。断食について知らない人が勝手に始めると逆に身体にダメージをあたえてしまってダメージがありますがちょっとの断食なら自分でも簡単に行うことができます。プチ断食の利点はある程度、短期間、簡単に断食するので断食前後に特に気にすることもなく、たっぷりなデトックス効果が、望めるでしょう。生酵素で口コミやランキングを検索 Read Entire Story

3 Things Debt Free People Do That You Don’t

The Prevalence Of Debt Being in debt is a common thing; according to CNBC.com, approximately 80% of Americans are in debt. Essentially, the majority of Americans are technically debt slaves. It’s uncommon to see people who have no debt whatsoever. And because they are debt free, they are able to do things that you aren’t able to […] Read Entire Story

Free Ways to make Money Online from Home

Lots of people want to know the secrets of making money from home working online for free. However, there are really not any huge secrets but just that you will need to work hard and find the right type of work for you. There are plenty of scams out there as well and so you […] Read Entire Story

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How a Two-Step Opt-In Compares to an Exit Popup [A Psychology Principle & Conversion Data]

I’ve no idea how to actually do the two-step. Apparently it looks a little something like this: It’s way too complex for me. Fortunately, when it comes to marketing, the two-step opt-in form is much simpler. .single-post .card-system-page.section-lib-post.container .lib-container {max-width: none; width: 100%;} .single-product-marketing .card-system-page.section-lib-post.container .card-system-sidebar {display: none;} hr {margin:70… Read Entire Story

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Product Marketing Lessons Learned: An Interview with Shopify’s Hana Abaza [Video]

Hana Abaza runs the marketing show over at Shopify Plus, the enterprise arm of e-commerce software giant Shopify. In the interview, we unpack some of the ways they’re increasing product awareness and adoption of a new product – including the genesis of the idea for Shopify Plus, and some product marketing lessons learned. We also talk about MacGyvering, crazy startup ideas, and a ton of resources you can use for your… Read Entire Story

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Lessons and Warnings From Successful Risk Takers

“Don’t let someone knock you off your course after you’ve put in all the work.” – Soman Chainani This is a special episode of the podcast, which features three guests: author Soman Chainani (@SomanChainani), author Susan Cain (@susancain), and East Rock Capital co-founder and investor Graham Duncan. All three are featured in my latest book, Tribe of Mentors, and all three share something in common: they&#… Read Entire Story

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54 Ways To Lose Weight

54 Tips for Losing Weight Try to add as many of these tips to your daily routine, and you will surely be well on the way to a slimmer, healthier you. We don’t get fat “overnight” so you should expect it to take a certain amount of time to lose that weight again, but don’t… The post 54 Ways To Lose Weight appeared first on Articles. Read Entire Story

Tips For Understanding Personal Finance In Today’s World

Getting your personal finances in order is the first step for many other goals. It leads to having more spending money in the bank, better credit and an overall better quality of life for you and your family. The rest of this article will give you some advice on how you can gain control of… The post Tips For Understanding Personal Finance In Today’s World appeared first on Articles. Read Entire Story

Home Surveillance Camera System Tips

With crime continuing to be a major problem across the country there are safeguards that you can take to stay protected. More and more homeowners are installing a home surveillance camera system to secure their belongings and to ensure that their family members are watched over. Having one of these setups in your home is… The post Home Surveillance Camera System Tips appeared first on Articles. Read Entire Story

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Bespoke Brunch Reads: 1/21/18

Welcome to Bespoke Brunch Reads — a linkfest of the favorite things we read over the past week. The links are mostly market related, but there are some other interesting subjects covered as well. We hope you enjoy the food for thought as a supplement to the research we provide you during the week. $.get(‘/display_special.php?type=btn’, function(data) {$(‘.disp_special’).html(data);}); HQ2 Here’s How the 20 Contenders for Amazon HQ2 Stack Up by Patrick Clark (Bloomberg) An amusing rundown of the 20 metros shortlisted for Amazon’s … Read Entire Story

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5 Financial Mistakes to Avoid as a Business Owner

Are you a business owner? Are you the type who keeps a close watch on your company finances? Do you slip up every now and again? As a business owner,… Read more » (c) Noobpreneur.com Read Entire Story

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Hitting the Marketing Email Sweet Spot With Millennials (Infographic)

Before you hit send, make sure you check off these boxes. Read Entire Story

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Ukip leader refuses to quit and warns its ruling executive not to ‘pull party apart’

He also said that he may continue to see his former girlfriend Jo Marney, albeit not romantically, despite her being at the centre of a scandal over racist texts she allegedly sent about Meghan Markle. Read Entire Story

What to do as an online trader when the stock market drops

(The following is sponsored content) When trading online, you need to take into consideration the fluctuation of the stock market. Although many claim to be able to predict what the stock market will do next, it is almost impossible to know for sure and there are many outside factors that we as humans have no control over. That being said, the stock market can drop at any time and when it happens all online traders need to be alert. Senior financial analyst at Olsson Capital, Calib Crawford, confirms that stock market patterns… Read Entire Story

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Congressman who helps oversee government ethics reportedly used taxpayer money to settle a misconduct complaint from a former staffer

GOP Rep. Patrick Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a misconduct complaint from a former aide to whom the congressmen repeatedly expressed romantic desires. Read Entire Story

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7 Influencer Marketing Trends That Will Rule 2018

While influencer marketing boomed in 2017, it’s been on the rise for a full decade. In fact, we first posted about it in 2008 after we attended a session at SES San Jose on social media analysis and tracking. Ten years later and influencer marketing has evolved from a rising trend into a proven marketing strategy, causing more and more B2C and B2B companies to start influencer programs of their own. As influencer marketing has gained steam, it’s earned a more… Read Entire Story

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Digital Marketing News: 2018 Creative Trends, Organic Facebook Dead, YouTube Tightens Up

2018 Creative Trends – Shutterstock’s data and creative teams analyzed their customers’ billions of searches for images, footage, and music search and download data to discover the biggest year-over-year increases. What are the top trends? Fantasy, New Minimalism, Space, Natural Luxury, and Punchy Pastels among others. – Shutterstock ‘Organic reach on Facebook is dead’: Advertisers expect price hikes after Facebook’s feed purge. If any brands haven’t already shifted their Facebook strategy entirely to paid, then they may have to soon. Facebook is changing its news feed to prioritize what friends and family share, which will reduce the amount of content that users see from brands and publishers. Open up those wallets folks! Digiday One in three people—2.48 billion—worldwide … Read Entire Story

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Content Marketing Evolution: 5 Major Content Marketing Trends for 2018

Do you remember upgrading from an old square TV to a high-definition model? It was an amazing leap forward in the viewing experience. Then came 3D televisions…and no one really cared. Then even bigger screens, then curved displays, OLED, smart TVs, 3D and 4k. None of these advances have really fired up the imagination of the TV-buying public. These incremental improvements just aren’t compelling enough to inspire me to upgrade. The same thing happened with smartphones. The iPhone’s touchscreen-only design was revolutionary, and now every modern phone is a sleek rectangle. Since then, it’s been incremental change and vanity features. I can unlock this phone with my face instead of my fingerprint? And I can … Read Entire Story

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How to Crush Local Search in 2018 with Google My Business Page Optimization

Are you having trouble cracking into the local map pack – those coveted three prominent positions in local search? With competition growing increasingly difficult, your Google My Business (GMB) profile can make or break the success of your local SEO campaign. And with even Google themselves reporting that 76% of local searches result in a same-day visit to a store, it’s easy to see how a strong search presence in your area is more critical than ever before. Using these exact tactics to optimize our GMB profile, we have seen a large increase in new local leads to our own business and higher visibility, so these strategies are tested and proven to yield results. If… Read Entire Story

8 Benefits of Outsourcing Game Development

You know a key to making your business successful is deciding which tasks to do yourself and which to hire out. It can be different for every industry and can even change during the course of business. In the beginning, most entrepreneurs do all the work of the business themselves, especially if they are short on capital. However, as the company grows, it’s usually cost-efficient to outsource some work to other sources. If you work in the gaming industry, you may have heard about outsourcing development to offshore software companies. Is this a good strategy? Of course, the answer depends on the exact details of your unique business situation, but it can be a good option for many small business… Read Entire Story

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What’s Happening With Your Blog?

If you are a writer, then no doubt you have a blog hosted somewhere on the internet. The chances are you have used either WordPress or Blogger (perhaps both), and make have even taken the extra step to self-host your blog, on the account you have much more freedom to make changes to your website. Blogging can be lonely, especially in the early stages when you feel as though you are writing content that nobody is ever going to read. Aside from the jolt… Read Entire Story

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SPI 290: Affiliate Marketing: An Insider Look at My Most Successful Long-Term Campaigns

This whole month is all about affiliate marketing here on SPI and I couldn’t be more excited about today’s episode. Affiliate marketing is something I’m incredibly passionate about: It’s helped me make millions of dollars and it’s absolutely changed my life. Today I’m taking you through my process for getting started. I’ve learned so much in my time as an affiliate marketer, and most importantly I’ve learned how to do it right—and by do it right, I mean doing it in a way that isn’t slimy. That kind of affiliate marketing annoyed me when I was getting started; it just didn’t feel right and it made… Read Entire Story

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Strengthening Your Business Startup: The Ultimate Guide

If you’re planning to start a business, you should be proud – it takes a lot of guts, a vision, the willingness (and ability) to get an enterprise going with the aim of long-term success. Starting a business is an exciting journey, but it’s a stressful and sometimes a tricky journey as well, as confirmed by the experts from Next-Insurance.com. It requires plenty of planning and even more work. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it. Having said that, however, there are no reasons … Read Entire Story

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How to Generate a Passive Income with Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is one of the easiest ways to make money online, and when done right, can also create a passive income.  Affiliate marketing basically involves advertising somebody else’s products or services, usually on your own blog or website.  Within the advertisements you publish, you will link to the product or service in question using an affiliate referral link.  If anyone who visits your website clicks on one of these links, and goes on to buy the product, you will receive a percentage of the sale. But how do you get … Read Entire Story

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The Professional Services You Never Expected to Use as a Freelancer

Everyone knows that the path of a freelancer is one paved with riches, fame, and freedom. However, it takes a while until you can reach that stage because it’s going to cost you a lot of time and effort before you’re able to reach a level of exposure that guarantees you work, let alone well-paying work. As a result, it’s important to rely on other services to help you get exposure and promote your business. To assist… Read Entire Story

Stop being cheap. Seriously.

So, I went on a double date. We hit up a nice restaurant and bar down in Soho, NYC. And let me tell you: the bartender was great! Service was great. He was likable and fun. And bonus? He even hooked us up with a few things for nothing. When the bill came, my friends and I decided to split it. And I left about a 45% tip. I don’t often tip that high, but again: the guy was fun. He hooked us up. And you know what? My mom worked in the service industry for much of my childhood and I always like to tip well. And … Read Entire Story

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How I Made $88.71 For Each Person Who Visited This One Single Page On My Website

So, I made $88.71 for each person who visited this one single page on my website. What page was it? My checkout page. Here’s a screenshot of what it looks like: It’s simple. It’s clean. And it works like a charm. Now let me breakdown why it works… And then show you how to make one yourself. The “Human Psychology” Behind A Checkout Page That Converts Your checkout page is the page people visit to “make an order.” It’s where they enter their name, their email, their address, and of course, their payment information. What’s going on inside their mind? Well… I’ve talked about this before, but people … Read Entire Story

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The Absolute Simplest Way to Become Wealthy

Wanna be rich? Want to know the secret to accumulating great wealth? Then it’s time to stop reading about penny stocks, and it’s certainly time to stop watching Mad Money (spoiler alert, Jim Cramer doesn’t beat the market, which means you probably won’t either).  Instead, let’s look at the absolute simplest way to become wealthy and learn how almost everyone can do it!The Absolute Simplest Way to Become WealthyThis post contains affiliate links.You’re not going to win the lottery. You’re probably not getting a massive inheritance. And chances are, you’re not going to win that high-profile lawsuit either. Money normally doesn’t come in a windfall, and if it does, you’ll likely… Read Entire Story

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10 Simple Time Management Tips to Rock Your Workday

Finding simple time management tips that actually work is harder than you might think. Should you strive for better focus management, or a good morning routine? When trying to take back your time it can be confusing with so many bits of advice available. How do you know which ones will actually work? There’s no one-size-fits-all answer, but I’m here to give you some much-need help. As someone who works with business owners to increase productivity and organize their day, I’ve learned a… Read Entire Story

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Michelle Made Almost $1 Million Blogging Last Year…So I Asked Her a Few Questions… ;)

Michelle Schroeder-Gardner has earned more money in just a few years than most people do in their lifetime. And that’s not even the most amazing part. She didn’t earn this pile of money by becoming a doctor or lawyer. She did it by blogging….!I aspire to do the same – and many of my readers do as well – so why not ask one of the most amazing bloggers of all time a few questions about how she did it??If you… Read Entire Story

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Why You Don’t Feel Confident (& How to Fix it) FS224

How can we decrease the volume of fear in our head and increase our feeling of confidence? Because, for many of us, if we can do that, won’t our work have a better chance of succeeding? “I got this!” That’s the feeling we want. “I got this. I can do it.” You know what I think of when I think about confidence? I think about the difference between “this MIGHT work” and “this might NOT work.” Which way does the voice in your head normally … Read Entire Story

"SEO Is Always Changing"… Or Is It?: Debunking the Myth and Getting Back to Basics

Posted by bridget.randolphRecently I made the shift to freelancing full-time, and it’s led me to participate in a few online communities for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and small business owners. I’ve noticed a trend in the way many of them talk about SEO; specifically, the blocks they face in attempting to “do SEO” for their businesses. Again and again, the concept that “SEO is too hard to stay on top of… it’s always changing” was being stated as a major reason that people feel a) overwhelmed by SEO; b) intimidated… Read Entire Story

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Here’s One Tip to Make Your Podcast Interviews Truly Excellent (FS222)

If you make a podcast or need to interview people at all, there’s a trick you can use to get deep into interesting material. You know that’s how your podcast or youtube channel or interview posts get popular, right? By having incredibly interesting content? That’s the trick. And this tip is going to help you get that interesting moment into more of your content. You simply have to hear this tip in action… honestly, it makes it so easy to understand. In the podcast episode here Steph shows us three moments in her own show where she used this trick to find “the moment” for each of her guests. It’s better to listen on the go! Subscribe on iTunes Subscribe (how to) iTunes Overcast … Read Entire Story