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...]

Boosting Opt-Ins with Selz

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For the last month, I've been experimenting with a new way to get opt-ins to my mailing list using my free ebook, The Guest Blogging Survival Guide. Selz is a platform that allows you to quickly create an online store without the usual complications of creating an online store. When they reached out to me to review their service, I didn't have any ebooks or other digital downloads for sale, so I decided to try out their platform as a way to get opt-ins instead. The results were pretty … [Read more...]

10 Ways to Make Money Online on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

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If you're just thinking about your shopping plan and budget for this year's Black Friday and Cyber Monday, then you're going to miss out on the best time to increase your online earnings. For affiliate marketers and product creators, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are golden opportunities. Here are my ten tips for making money online with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Photo Credit: Black Friday vs. Cyber Monday Infographic by Exelate Tips for Affiliate Marketers Are you an affiliate … [Read more...]

How to Grow Your Mailing List With Cash & Other Incentives

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After attending an awesome conference on email marketing strategies, it seemed timely to publish a sponsored review for a company that helps you grow your mailing list. Incentivibe helps bloggers and businesses run contests in order to build their mailing list. The best part? You get to give away a $500 cash prize or item - and all it will cost you is $25. How It Works in a Nutshell Incentivibe pools together other bloggers and businesses looking to grow their mailing list. A group of 20 … [Read more...]

32 Experts Share Their Best Blog Post Promotion Tips

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In celebration of the launch of my first premium training course on how to promote your content, I asked some of the top blogging, content marketing, and online marketing experts to answer one important question. What's your most successful method of promoting a blog post or other single piece of content? So without further ado, here are their answers! 1. Empower your readers with social sharing buttons. Empower readers to share your content as they consume it by placing the Digg … [Read more...]

Find Out How to Increase Traffic, Engagement, and Social Shares Today

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One of the worst feelings as a writer, whether you're creating content for your own blog, a guest blogging opportunity, or a freelance client, is when you put your heart and digital soul into a blog post, publish it, and get little response. When you wait for the traffic that never comes. Or the comments that are never submitted. Or the sharing buttons that are never clicked. If you create great content, you deserve to get visibility for it. But you can't expect that you will get that … [Read more...]

Learn How to Create Promotable Content [FREE TRAINING]

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One of the best compliments I receive is that wherever people go when searching for online marketing information, they find my content. There's two reasons for that. One, I write for a lot of blogs. And two, I promote the wazoo out of my content. Of course, you can't get great results if you are promoting content that isn't all too impressive. So I'd like to let you in on the key things I do to make my content promotable and shareworthy. In 8 Days to Promotable Content, a free … [Read more...]

What Happened After I Closed Guest Post Submissions

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While many popular blogs have trended away from accepting unsolicited guest post submissions, not many have shared the results of this strategy. A lot of people are curious - does having less content really hurt in regards to traffic and subscriber rates? In this post, I thought I would quickly share the results of taking over sole authorship of Kikolani since March, comparing eight months of analytics and subscriber data. Analytics Comparison First, let's look at the Audience … [Read more...]

Why You Should Care About Gmail’s New Tabs as a Blogger, Marketer, Freelancer, and a User

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Are you a blogger, Internet marketer, freelance writer, or just someone who likes to get their email? Whether or not you use Gmail, you should be concerned. Here's why Gmail wants you to be excited about their new tabs. It's supposed to help you only get the emails they deem as important in your primary inbox. The rest gets sorted in tabs for Promotions, Updates, Social, and Forums. Meet Gmail's New Inbox While it sounds good, in theory, it's bad. For everyone. Here's why. 1. If you … [Read more...]

How to Organize Finances with FreshBooks

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When I was approached to do a review of FreshBooks, it couldn't have come at a better time. I have to admit, I've never been good with organizing my finances beyond Excel. I tried another name brand accounting product on two different occasions, and both times gave it up because I could never reconcile my accounts correctly. Not to mention that there was no suitable import option for PayPal with it either. Since I love to do everything else on the web, FreshBooks seemed like the best choice … [Read more...]