How to Generate More Traffic with Google’s New Features

You’re probably already familiar with Google My Business. If you aren’t, as a quick recap, Google My Business is a simple way to claim your office address or storefront on Google. That way, when someone searches for your business, you’ll show up on the right side of a Google search like the image above. Or better yet, when someone searches for a product or service you’ll offer, you’ll show up in the local pack. What’s interesting, though, is Google has been making changes to it, which means it just got easier to generate leads and sales for you. Best of all, very few marketers are even leveraging these features. Welcome Offers What’s one of the easiest ways to generate more sales? By offering discounts and coupons, right? Just think of it this way, if it didn’t work, Cyber Monday wouldn’t bring in $7.8 billion in sales. Google knows that people are looking for ways to save money and find good deals. With this new feature, businesses can reward their customers by giving them welcome offers. By[…]

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5 Freelance Tech Side Hustles That Pay the Big Bucks

When people think of freelancers, they may think of creative jobs such as editing, writing, social media, and other marketing gigs. While many freelancers do find success in these fields, there are still plenty of other freelancing opportunities out there. During our free webinar training, we often talk about the endless amount of freelance jobs on the web, and specializing in technology is one of them. Here are 5 freelance tech hide hustles that pay big and pave the way to online freelance success! 1. Web development  SkillCrush first discusses web development, and if you plan to go into this field full-time (remember, freelancers can work full-time for any company), check out the salary! It’s impressive! Becoming a web developer is the end game for a lot of people learning tech skills, and for good reason. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) lists the 2017 median web developer salary at nearly $70,000 per year and projects a 15 percent job growth rate (much faster than average) between now and 2026—all of which means web development[…]

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The Ultimate Guide for Finding & Reaching Out to Bloggers

The blogosphere has been a major online marketing medium for years now. Bloggers are trusted voices who can bring in customers and help you build your community. They’re capable of exposing others to your message and getting the buzz started — but only if you approach the task diligently. Reaching out to potential bloggers is a more intricate process nowadays than it was even five years ago. Great bloggers are constantly getting pitched by marketers, making it all the more important for you to stand out from the crowd if you want them to pay attention. Trust me, though: It’s well worth it to invest time in building connections with high quality bloggers and turn them into a brand advocates who will be willing to help you out over and over again. Want to achieve worthwhile results from your blogger outreach efforts? In this post, I’ll go over a few tips for reaching out to bloggers effectively. Then, I’ll talk about seven great blogger outreach tools that will help you connect with bloggers in your[…]

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9 Critical Tips All Entrepreneurs Should Practice

New entrepreneurs who want to be successful must listen not only to themselves but other successful businesses who are making their companies work. Starting any business is challenging, and there are various issues that a new entrepreneur may encounter, which we often discuss solutions during our free webinar training. As opposed to getting overwhelmed with everything that entails excelling as a new entrepreneur, follow these critical tips to regularly practice.  1. Be passionate No brand can succeed without being passionate about what you’re doing for a living, as Neil Patel reminds us.   If you don’t love what you do, don’t do it. I truly believe it’s as simple as that. As an entrepreneur, you’re going to have to put in long hours and make sacrifices for your business. When you’re passionate about what you do, putting in the long hours won’t feel like a sacrifice anymore. If you’re not passionate about what you do, you’re not going to have the motivation to keep going when you’re stressed and tired. Have you ever noticed those entrepreneurs[…]

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How to Rank New Content Faster

If I write a blog post on any topic, what do you think happens? It typically gets indexed by Google the same day I publish the content and within a week it tends to rank high on Google. Then again, I have a domain score of 94 and I have 633,791 backlinks. Just look at the image above. (If you are curious what your link count or domain score is, put in your URL here.) But if you have a lot fewer backlinks and a much lower domain score, what do you think would happen? Chances are your content won’t get indexed fast and it won’t rank as high as you want. But there has to be a way to change this, right? Especially without building more backlinks because we all know that’s time-consuming and hard. To find the most ideal solution, I decided to run a little experiment. Around five months ago, I sent out an email to a portion of my mailing list asking people if they wanted to partake in an SEO[…]

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