community, freelancing, marketing, networking, writing

Networking with fellow writers is great, but it doesn’t pay the bills

Generally, no one in our writing communities is looking for our services. Let’s talk about where we should be spending time if our goal is to get more freelance work. Image via Pixabay I’m curious, what percentage of your time are you spending in writing and freelancing communities (online or offline)?
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entrepreneurship, marketing, self-improvement, startup

Why Startup Pivots Almost Never Work

When things go south, you can only pivot once. Here are four reasons why. Failure happens. To everyone. Every year we hear new tales about how entrepreneurs made mistakes that killed promising startups. Few companies will become unicorns — most will be donkeys. Perhaps it’s for this reason that, in the startup world, failure
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entrepreneurship, intelligence, marketing, self-improvement

7 Easy Ways to Improve Your Intelligence Every Day

Brain training isn’t a new concept. It can help us retain information, recall facts more quickly, and sharpen our focus. Even a brief course of brain exercises can help older adults improve reasoning skills and processing speed for 10 years after the training ends, according to a recent federally sponsored
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betalabs, development, launch, marketing, product-hunt

It’s never been easier to build digital products.

The rise of support communities for makers. It’s hard to build startups. It’s hard to develop apps. It’s hard to market them. That’s why only a few people succeed at doing it. Even though building digital products is really hard, I believe it’s never been easier to do it. There’s never been
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entrepreneurship, growth-hacking, marketing, solopreneur, startup

Signs that you’re a solopreneur in need of marketing help — and how to get it.

Signs that you’re a solopreneur in need of marketing help — and how to get it Originally published on GENM.CO It’s not easy to break away from the pack and go out on your own — but it’s easy to forget that you don’t have to do it alone. You don’t need to be struggling to need
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confidence, entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, marketing

Which of These 6 Types of Entrepreneur Are You?

What type of entrepreneur are you? Hopefully a successful one, amirite? Maybe the billionaire kind. Well, if you’re not today, you could be someday! And knowing what type of entrepreneur you are just might help get you there. See, social scientists have found that most successful entrepreneurs fit into one of six
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entrepreneurship, marketing, non-verbal-communication, psychology

7 Ways You’re Nonverbally Telling People Bad Things About You

Scientific studies prove that each of us have biases that basically create a filter through which we see the world and people around us. It’s great to know what those biases might be, but it all feels a bit out of your control then, doesn’t it? I mean, it’s one thing
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data, entrepreneurship, facebook, marketing

You Won’t Believe All the Personal Data Facebook Has Collected on You

As much as consumers claim to have concerns around Facebook privacy issues, we sure don’t mind handing our information over to it left and right. Every single day, more than a billion active users share their thoughts, photos, news, videos, memes, and more with friends and connections on Facebook. Sure, we
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google-ads, google-adwords, marketing

13 Facts You Need to Know about Google Responsive Search Ads

Google never disappoints at their annual Google Marketing Live event, and this year was no exception. Among the many new ad features and tools they announced Tuesday, one stuck out as a real potential game-changer — Responsive Search Ads. Responsive Search Ads are potentially the most revolutionary change coming to your search campaigns
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