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from http://directmarketingobservations.com 544 days ago

I promise you that what I’m about to say is worth reading. Before I elaborate though, let me stress that I am qualified to post something so link-baitish as this. I’ve been knee deep in social for the better part of 8 years. So much so, that it seems that ...

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from http://directmarketingobservations.com 544 days ago

I’m cutting to the chase. and feel free to disagree with me at any point when you think I’m wrong. Content curation tools are great. No really, they are, except all they do is pull the content in and that really is just half the battle. The content game played ...

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from http://directmarketingobservations.com 544 days ago

You’d think brands would know what the customer wanted at this stage of the game, right? It’s 2015 and companies left and right keep talking about their new mandate of delivering on a quality customer experience. providing a powerful and memorable customer experience, etc. etc… It’s almost as if what ...

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from http://directmarketingobservations.com 544 days ago

The short answer is no. The easy answer starts with Google’s Nest. Which is a smart thermostat. From there things have quickly spriraled out of control so to speak. In a short time The Internet of Things has become akin to what it was like when social media became a ...

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from http://thinktraffic.net 863 days ago

It was a successful business making good money, a few thousand a month. And then, suddenly, poof — the whole business is gone. This is the allure and the danger of a business ideas that’s “not the most legit thing,” and this is the situation one of our podcast guests ...

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from http://thinktraffic.net 863 days ago

“That can’t be right…,” I muttered. +1,000% conversion? How could that possibly be right? A 4-digit increase? I checked and re-checked the data; but there were no mistakes. Having read countless books and blog posts, I’d heard about the paradigm from other startup case-studies. This was the first time I ...

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from http://thinktraffic.net 863 days ago

Here at Fizzle, we’ve spent the last couple weeks in full-on year review mode. We have some new ideas to share (and some time-proven designs as well). We talked in an episode a long time ago about how we do these reviews and, more specifically, how we find the plan ...

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from http://thinktraffic.net 863 days ago

Do you know what we do for a living? We make things for self employed people, for indiepreneurs and solopreneurs and bloggers and podcasters and mediapreneurs and all the great names the news labels us with. We write an article every tuesday morning… publish a podcast every friday morning… release ...

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from http://thinktraffic.net 863 days ago

On the show today, something completely new to us: a collection of current events that, remarkably, wove themselves around a common theme. One of the biggest regrets of those close to dying is this: that they didn’t speak their mind more throughout their lives. If you’re careful, you’ll hear that ...

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from http://thinktraffic.net 863 days ago

As Chase says so often on The Fizzle Show, even as an entrepreneur, it’s so easy for your business to become just another job. You get down in the weeds, working on the never ending to-do list and before you know it, you’re wondering why you ever started a business ...

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from http://thinktraffic.net 863 days ago

Several listeners asked questions about choosing between multiple business ideas. What can you do to tell which ones are viable and which aren’t? We get into that, a youtube video editing hack, Barrett’s “LPC” strategy and a couple other bits on the show today. Enjoy! It’s better to listen on ...

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from http://thinktraffic.net 863 days ago

Blogging has been one of the most valuable things I’ve ever done in my life. As I said back in August (when I wrote Should I Start a Blog?), I don’t know of many other ways to spend your time that can lead to a bigger impact or payoff. I’ve ...

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from http://thinktraffic.net 863 days ago

Click play on the video above. Staying motivated and changing ineffective habits are both essential skills for anyone working to become self-employed. When you don’t have a boss or team to keep you on track, being able to change your behavior yourself can literally equal the difference between success and ...

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from http://jimsmarketingblog.com 863 days ago

I was doing some gift shopping at a local store yesterday, when I decided to go for a coffee in their café. I noticed that a salesperson was speaking with the store owner, a couple of tables away from me. Now, if you asked the salesperson what he was doing, ...

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from http://jimsmarketingblog.com 863 days ago

Yes, your prices or fees could be too high. Alternatively, you could be marketing to the wrong people. Insanely expensive or a wonderful deal? I was with a friend yesterday, who has just bought a car. Someone overheard him telling me what he paid for it and immediately told him, ...

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