How to change your mindset so you don’t get stuck

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Looking at getting stuck as a mindset can help you stop being indecisive or second-guessing yourself. Being stuck is metaphorical. It’s a mental construct. Of the reactions one can have to something negative—fight, flight, or freeze—being stuck falls into the “freeze” camp. But unless you find yourself superglued to your chair or sinking in a pile of quicksand, you aren’t actually stuck. Loosely defined as a perceived inability to move, getting stuck can take on various traits including indecisiveness, second-guessing, and fear. It’s worth looking at each one individually. Read Full Story

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30 Ways to Become a More Successful Entrepreneur

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Whether you’re just starting out or are an old pro, who doesn’t want to be a more successful entrepreneur? Owning a business gives you a sense of freedom and empowerment. You can build things and watch them grow. Entrepreneurs make decisions for themselves, realize their creative visions, and develop lasting relationships with other entrepreneurs, customers, and vendors. It’s a great way to live. That’s why I’ve founded so many companies — I can’t get enough. I’ve put together these tips to help you to become more successful, too. 1. Get Gritty Grit is perseverance. Grit is the go-get-’em attitude that we expect of entrepreneurs. Grit is the ability to keep working when everyone tells you that you should give up. If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you have to be gritty. Honestly, without hard work and perseverance , you’re not going anywhere in the entrepreneurial world. 2. To …

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The 6-Step Guide to Make Your Mobile Site Load Faster

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Your users expect your site to load fast. If it doesn’t, you could lose a ton of traffic. How fast, you ask? Some research suggests that if a page doesn’t load in the literal blink of an eye , people could lose interest. That’s about 400 milliseconds. Just a one-second delay can reduce customer satisfaction by 16 percent and one in four visitors will abandon a site if it takes more than four seconds to load . Not to mention the mighty Google says site speed is a ranking factor for mobile sites. So if your site isn’t fast, both your audience and Google will think poorly of it. You’ll lose visibility and traffic. So, how fast is your site? Because if it takes longer than one or two seconds to load, you’re losing traffic right this moment. It’s okay if your site is slow. There are steps you can …

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How to Get More Organic Traffic Without Doing Any SEO (Seriously)

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You all know SEO is a long-term game… at least when it comes to Google . And yes, who doesn’t want to be at the top of Google for some of the most competitive terms? But the reality is, we don’t all have the budget or time. So then, what should you do? Well, what if I told you there were simple ways to get more organic traffic and, best of all, you don’t have to do one bit of SEO? Seriously. So, what is it? And how can you get more organic traffic? Well, this story will help explain it… The old days When I first started my journey as an SEO, I got really good at one thing. Getting rankings! Now to be fair, this was back in 2003 when it wasn’t that hard to rank on Google (or any other search engine for that matter). Stuff some …

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The what, why, and how of TikTok’s advertising gold rush

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30-second summary: TikTok is emerging as the next social media powerhouse—so the platform represents an incredible opportunity for marketers. It’s a particularly powerful method for engaging with younger audiences (such as Gen Z). Brands need to take advantage of both organic content creation and paid advertising. Get started as soon as possible to avoid missing out on the gold rush. For years, Facebook and Instagram ran the social media show. Twitter certainly has its niche, but when it comes to user-generated content—the supposed ‘ Holy Grail ’ of marketing—Facebook and Instagram ruled the roost. However, there’s a new hotshot in town: TikTok. The video-sharing social media platform has certainly been gaining plenty of traction in recent months. This, combined with Instagram’s steadily declining reach and the fact that fewer teenagers are using Facebook than ever before, make TikTok an attractive prospect for global marketers. But what exactly is TikTok? How …

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3 reasons why people tune you out—and what to do to be heard

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If you’re frustrated that your message isn’t getting through, you should ask yourself if you’re guilty of one of these common things. If you think you’re not being heard, the natural reaction can be to keep talking. But the more you say, the more likely it is that people will tune you out, says Joe McCormack, author of Noise: Living and Leading When Nobody Can Focus . Read Full Story

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SEO Copywriting: How to Write Content For People and Optimize For Google

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One of the biggest challenges that bloggers and content marketers face is writing content that’s optimized for search engines, yet will also appeal to people. If you want to build your blog audience , you’re going to have to get smarter with your content. The principal way to accomplish this is SEO copywriting. Though SEO may sound complicated, it’s easier than you think; especially if you understand that writing for people, and not search engines , is a best practice. To thrive, your online business must go beyond simply “writing content.” Your content needs to accomplish two goals: solve a particular problem appeal to the end-user (customers, clients, prospects, readers, etc.), How do you create content that meets those goals? How do you create content that ranks well with Google and also persuades people? That’s what SEO copywriting is all about. Don’t worry if you can’t afford an expensive SEO …

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How to Make a Website in 6 Easy Steps

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Disclosure: This content is reader-supported, which means if you click on some of our links that we may earn a commission. The website you’re currently on gets over 2,530,346 visitors and generates over $1 million in annual revenue through its blog. Now, that’s a lot of visitors and certainly a lot of money. But what did it take me to achieve this? Taking the giant leap of faith and launching my website. Making a website has gotten much, much easier over the years. It’s cheaper, faster, and more straightforward than ever before. But what do you really need to build a website? Detailed knowledge about web development, web design, and coding? Loads of capital? Not exactly. Don’t get me wrong, it would be amazing if you have the capital and the ability to speak fluent geek, but having a stable internet connection and just an hour or two of your …

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The New Way to Blog

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Blogging has changed over the years. When I first started blogging, it wasn’t that competitive. You write an article… on pretty much anything… and you get some social shares. And then you would try to build links, but even if you weren’t great at link building you would still naturally generate more backlinks overtime. Just take a look at one of my first blog posts that I wrote on August 31, 2005. Here are the first few paragraphs… SEO Made Easy The hardest thing for any site owner these days is getting the search engines to properly list their website. Making a site search engine friendly is the key to the success of search engine optimization. A site must be written in a language that the search engine will recognize such as HTML. In addition, the site must have defined keywords that are going to be used in classifying the …

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