12 Social Media Tools for Scheduling and Publishing Updates Compared

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In the never ending search for tools to make social media management simpler, I decided to research several tools that help you update multiple social media networks in one place. In this post, I wanted to share my findings for others who are also in the process of choosing a social media publishing tool for their business. Want to learn how to effectively promote your content? Sign up for the waitlist for my new premium training on content promotion! Social Media Tools Compared The … [Read more...]

Webinar Software Comparison: 9 Popular Services Reviewed

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One of my goals for 2015 is to incorporate webinars into my online marketing to promote some courses I have in the making. So I decided to research the different webinar software, services, and platforms that are available. In this post, I wanted to share my findings for others who are also in the process of choosing a webinar solution for their business. Webinar Software Compared The following are the webinar software, services, and platforms I chose to research. AnyMeeting … [Read more...]

Simple and Affordable Resources for Creating a Website

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There are a lot of myths that hold people back from creating their own website. You have to sign up for a ton of services. You have to learn how to design and code, or hire high-end consultants to design and code. You have to spend hundreds a month. Fortunately, none of these are true for those who are looking for something simple. In this post, I'm going to share some easy-to-use and affordable resources for creating your own website. Hosting If you're looking for affordable web … [Read more...]

2014 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sales for Marketers

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It's that time of year again! If you are in the market for new tools and platforms for your business, then Black Friday & Cyber Monday are the days to take advantage of. Here are the best deals I've found so far for marketers - be sure to bookmark this page and check it frequently to see when new deals are added! Also, be sure to check out deals that may be listed as expired - some will extend the offer for an additional time at the last minute! Available Now OptinMonster Description: … [Read more...]

7 Awesome eCommerce Platforms For Small Businesses

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The 'click and order' trend is undergoing a major shift. As consumers increasingly turn to their PCs, smartphones, tablets, etc. to make buying decisions, small businesses are starting to realize the need to keep up with online operations to cope with the plunges and peaks of consumer demand. The solution? An online store. Take a minute to think about it now. Where would your customers shop after closing hours? What's the one thing you could do to please customers? What's the one step … [Read more...]

How to Choose (and Use) the Best Tools for Your Business

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I must confess - I am a tool junkie. Apps, services, platforms - I like them all. I love trying out various analytics tools, SEO tools, social media tools, and so forth. Tools have the power to either make your life simpler, or more complicated, depending on what you choose. That is why making the right choice is important. Here are my top tips on finding what tools are right for your blog or business. Start by defining your needs. Most people look at price or features, and just assume if … [Read more...]

Creating Online Courses with Kunerango

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Are you ready to start teaching online courses, but not ready to setup a membership site on your own website or share 50% of your profits to another company? If so, then Kunerango is the platform for you. Kunerango - the Shopify of online courses - allows you to create your own online school for free with no contracts, and only charges you 10% when you make a sale on your course. No hidden fees, credit card required, or startup / hosting costs. Best of all, setting up your own online school is … [Read more...]

50+ Filters to Keep Your Gmail Inbox Squeaky Clean

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Have you always wanted to maintain Inbox Zero, but found yourself falling short as email upon email piled up in your inbox? Are you not a fan of Gmail's new tab system? If so, then filters may be the solution to your problem. Filters allow you to tell your email service exactly where you want specific emails to go. The emails that clutter your inbox the most are the ones that are from automated sources - newsletters, notifications, press releases, social media updates, and so forth. They are … [Read more...]

How to Create a Latest Posts Portfolio Page with WP RSS Aggregator

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If you write for a lot of different websites like I do, whether it is as a guest blogger or freelance writer, then you have probably struggled with finding a way to share your latest posts from all of those sites with your audience. Fortunately, there is an easy - and free - solution for anyone who uses WordPress on a self-hosted domain (sorry WordPress.com users). Why You Need a Latest Posts Portfolio Page Before we get into the how, let's look at the why. A page like this can be used … [Read more...]

Find Great Apps for Your Nokia Lumia Phone with AppSocial

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One of the things I find is missing about mobile app stores is the ability to find suggestions from people you know and trust. Sure, an app may have 1,000 reviews, but you don't know who these people are. For example, I'm more likely to trust a review about a social media app from someone who is a social media professional vs. an average user. This is where AppSocial by Nokia comes in. AppSocial is exclusively for Nokia Lumia users with Windows 7 and 8. It allows users to create lists and add … [Read more...]