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Is it worth using offline marketing in 2021?

Is it worth using offline marketing in 2021? According to a recent study, 78% of marketers said digital marketing was important, while only 39% said the same about offline marketing campaigns. But, digital marketing isn’t the only way to get results. Although offline marketing is often disregarded, it’s still a vital tool that can have

Urgent! Online Business Is Your Way to Build Wealth Post Pandemic in 2021

Why an Online Business? The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the world as we know it in several ways. The need to quarantine and socially distance to avoid the spread of the virus left many brick-and-mortar businesses empty for months. Many businesses had to shut down to prevent further losses and many are hanging on to

Tips For Building A Successful Self-Sustaining Business in 2021

Much like idle games where the user generates fake currency while doing other things, aspiring entrepreneurs often dream of generating income without having to visit the office every day or spend time overseeing menial business tasks. However, creating this type of self-sustaining business isn’t easy, but it also doesn’t require any complex strategies or adding

7 Common Mistakes to Avoid As An Affiliate Marketer Post 2020

Affiliate marketing is a great opportunity for individuals looking to make money online. If you are looking to become an affiliate marketer, you need to come up with a foolproof strategy and plan to succeed at it. Beginner affiliate marketers or even people that have been doing affiliate marketing for years continue to make some

Affiliate Marketing, How to Find the Most Profitable Niches for Success in 2021

The growth of affiliate marketing is undeniable. It’s estimated that its growth rate will stay at 10% through 2020. It isn’t surprising for people to take notice, especially since affiliate marketing is now on par with email marketing for its 16% contribution to e-commerce sales. It’s ahead of social commerce and display advertising, making it an increasingly

How to Start Affiliate Marketing in 10 Easy Steps

Affiliate marketing currently accounts for 16% of all e-commerce transactions, trouncing both display advertising and social commerce. A figure that’s expected to rise given the current 10% annual growth rate is expected to persist till 2020. There is indeed no better time to join the affiliate marketing business for those who have an interest in it. Affiliate marketing allows

Develop a Strong Promotion Strategy for Your Business in 2021

Promoting your business is a lifeline to keeping it healthy, but creating an effective promotion strategy can be challenging. In the past, choices for promotional channels were limited. And although ads in newspapers, radio, TV, and billboards still have their place today, the internet has opened up a world of opportunities for today’s entrepreneurs to promote their

Online Business, Top 10 Productivity Tools and Apps to Grow Quickly

There is no successful online business owner right now who doesn’t use productivity tools to ensure their company’s healthy operation. Why should yours be any different? The trend of productivity apps rose just some years ago when people realized that technology is not useful only when you want to waste time online. It can be

How Company Blogs Help Drive Traffic and Increase Sales

Small businesses have one powerful tool that puts them on par with the heavy hitters of their industry — the Internet to drive traffic. But, you must learn how to drive traffic and use the Internet correctly if you want to make the most of it. While every company should have a website, they should

10 Important Brand Development Tips You Need to Know About

Brand development is one of the most important keys to success. It’s also one of the most misunderstood business concepts. A brand isn’t just a logo or a slogan. It’s not a persona projected on billboards with the sole intention of “doing better business.” It’s too easy to get carried away. Using complex, flashy strategies

8 Digital Marketing Solutions to Increase Visibility

Welcome to the 21st century, where if you’re not using digital marketing solutions to make your website sing like a canary, you’re getting left behind in the dust. Seriously. It’s that important to your brand experience. For those who have yet to catch the wave, here are 8 ways to make digital marketing work for your website

The 10 Best Affiliate Marketing Sites

Did you know that 16% of all online transactions are generated through affiliate marketing? Most of those sales go through some of the best affiliate marketing sites worldwide. Affiliate marketing generates millions and millions of dollars for companies on a monthly basis. That’s no small amount. Wouldn’t you like to carve out just a small slice of

5 Reasons to Hire a Social Media Strategist

In 2018, social media is a critical part of your greater marketing strategy. But it’s difficult to engage new customers and differentiate from competitors. Partner with a social media strategist to maximize your social media success. Creating a social media presence is simple. Facebook makes it easy to build a page for your company. You

Top Tips to Make Money Online With Affiliate Marketing

You’ve heard that you can make money online with affiliate marketing, right? You might have looked it up on Google. Then you’re turned off because everything seems like a get rich quick scheme or a scam. The truth is that you can make money online with affiliate marketing. There are also scams and schemes out

6 Successful and Inspiring Social Marketing Campaigns

Social marketing campaigns are quickly becoming the most successful marketing tools for companies worldwide. 900 of the worlds biggest brands spent more than $130 million US dollars advertising on social media platforms this year. But advertising on social media isn’t only for the big brands. Even smaller companies can do it, and the barrier to entry

10 Ways to Improve Your Website Conversion Rate

How can you improve your website conversion rate? You’ve figured out how to increase traffic to your website. Yet, despite the increase in traffic, your sales are still flat. The issue is the conversion rate. What is a good conversion rate? It depends on who you ask, your industry, and about a dozen other factors.

10 Must-Know Tips for Affiliate Marketing Success

Nowadays, it seems everyone is looking for additional income streams. Some want to quit their nine-to-five jobs and have more freedom. Others are seeking ways to earn more revenue. Either way, the Internet offers many opportunities for starting your own business. A great choice is affiliate marketing. At the most basic level, it involves promoting other

5 Social Media Marketing Trends to Watch For in 2018

5 Social Media Marketing Trends to Watch For in 2018 Social media is leading the way into a new era of marketing. Experts expect social media spending to make up over 20% of a brand’s marketing budget in the coming years. That’s why it’s so important for brands to have their finger on the pulse of social

How to Accelerate Business Growth as an Online Entrepreneur

Conducting business online is already a $200 billion industry. Did you know that it’s growing by a whopping 15% every year? The facts are clear — online business is here to stay. If you want to make the next decades financially prosperous, it’s important to move into the age of the online entrepreneur. Once you’ve made

Get Paid In Your Sleep With These Residual Income Opportunities

Starting your own business can be a great way to earn a living while also becoming your own boss and setting your own schedule. But building your own brick-and-mortar business requires a big investment of time and money. Luckily, starting an online business is much easier. There are tons of residual income opportunities that only require a

Business 101: How To Become An Internet Entrepreneur

Business 101: How To Become An Internet Entrepreneur Imagine full control over your business and schedule and direct access to a global customer base. Envision endless channels for marketing and expansion, with minimal expenses. This defines the work environment of the internet entrepreneur. But how do you use these factors to your advantage? Continue reading

How You Can Use Your Blog To Make Money Online

How You Can Use Your Blog To Make Money Online In 2015, there were 28.3 million bloggers posting new content at least once a month. By 2020, it’s estimated that 31.7 million people will be running a blog. Not all of them are monetized. Many people write their own blogs because they enjoy blogging as a hobby,

Guide To Understanding Website Affiliate Marketing

A Beginner’s Guide To Understanding Website Affiliate Marketing Website affiliate marketing seems like that unattainable American Dream: making money while you sleep. Far from impossible, website affiliate marketing can actually earn you some passive income, at the least. And if you treat your affiliate marketing like a job, then you can stand to make a

How To Invest in Bitcoins

Bitcoin has become a hot topic in investment circles as the coin surges to over $5,000 in value per coin. This amazing growth has led to tremendous interest in this new digital asset. The value has risen from a few cents five years ago to thousands of dollars today. It is used to pay bills,

Top 9 Benefits of Having a Personal Coach or Mentor

Let’s be honest. Life is tough. Entrepreneurship without a mentor is a challenge for the best of us. And making money online requires a lot of effort and hard work. But none of them are impossible. In fact, for some of us, the challenge itself is what makes them all so interesting. But if we’re

How to Make Money Online

Did you know that it is both easier and more lucrative to make money online and earn money from home than ever before? In fact, many people are actively making more money online than they were on their previous jobs. They wake up, enjoy their mornings (or afternoons if they are the late sleepers), open

3 Characteristics of Real Entrepreneurs

Being an entrepreneur has almost become cliched in today’s society. Everywhere you look someone else has just become yet another entrepreneur. With so many entrepreneurs rising up, you may feel like you don’t fit the bill. If everyone is an entrepreneur then who is going to be the employee? The problem, however, may not be

Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Successful Entrepreneur?

Let me ask you two questions – When you think of an entrepreneur, what skills come to mind? Why is it that 50% of all new businesses fail within the first five years? Surveys have been taken to get the answers to the first question. If you answer the following, you’re in agreement with what

Discover How to Use Social Media to Market Your Business

In this article you will discover how to use social media to market your business. Social media is no longer considered an option when it comes to marketing your business. People are discussing your brand, products, and services online. If you’re not taking part in that conversation, you risk harm to your reputation and losing

The Best Tips and Tricks to Increase Website Traffic

If you ask any entrepreneur or marketer what they want the most, they are likely going to tell you more customers. What do you think came in a close second on their wish list? It is almost always more website traffic. The two just go hand in hand. However, entrepreneurs often feel that the deck

Why Entrepreneurship Is Becoming More Popular

Why Entrepreneurship Is Becoming More Popular Are you ever surprised by the number of new websites you find? It is not just e-commerce websites either. You can find websites for all sorts of independent online businesses from professional services and freelancers of all types. These entrepreneurs will often start working out of their garage or

Got Website Traffic? An Explanation Of Where It Comes From.

Traffic=Getting Attention. Traffic when driving and website traffic are polar opposites. The first we avoid. The second is something craved and cherished by websites and internet businesses. Website traffic, visitors to a website, can occur many ways. Here are the 2 main ways: 1. Natural (“Organic”) Traffic A website will receive visitors when its content

The Invention of the Sales Funnel

Sales Funnel Not new: In 1898, American advertising advocate, Elias St.Elmo Lewis developed a model that mapped the consumers’ journey from the moment a brand or product attracted their attention to the point of action or purchase which was the first sales funnel. He mapped the journey as passing through stages of: Awareness, when the

Making Money like the Instagram Influencers: Five Tips to Help You Get Started

Companies are increasingly turning to social media influencers as a valuable part of their marketing strategies. Influencers — who share their knowledge and expertise about particular topics with their loyal followers– are present on a variety of social media platforms, including Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter. Instagram, which allows users to share pictures and videos with

Blogging Can Be the Voice of Your Brand

Blogging Can Be the Voice of Your Brand Why blogging? People are social animals. One might argue that even our method and ability to communicate stems from our need to connect with other people. To tell stories.  To share our experiences. Early on, communication might mean the difference between life and death.  Which berries were

7 Tips for Building Stronger Relationships with Followers

How to Build Stronger Relationships with Followers Convincing someone to follow you on social media is only half the battle. Unless you nurture your relationship with him or her, they may stop following you. So, how can you build stronger relationships with your followers? Post Content at the Right Time of Day Normally, users follow

Top 12 Best Free Apps And Software That Every Internet Marketer Should Have

In this article I go over the best free apps and software that every internet marketer should have. Consider these tools the foundation of your online toolkit, or the most fundamental apps and pieces of software you’ll always want to have on hand. While there are certainly other free tools that are extremely useful, the

Blogging Lessons from Psychology

Psychology has a lot to teach about the world of blogging in general and business blogging in particular. How do you maintain motivation to write blogs in the face of the slow awakening of reward? How do you keep your blog content from vanishing in the crowd? How do you make sure your blog is readable? How do you present the information so

Top 5 Digital Marketing Strategies for Small Businesses

In this article I will be talking about digital marketing strategies for small businesses. Marketing is a fundamental component of running a successful online business. While certain offline promotional methods can attract clients, they typically pale in comparison to online methods. Top 5 Digital Marketing Strategies #1) Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Arguably, one of the most effective

Want To Live The Ultimate Dot Com Lifestyle? What Is It? How Can I Achieve it?

The online world is abuzz with the ultimate dot com lifestyle. It’s something many entrepreneurs strive for. What is it and how can you have it? What is the Ultimate Dot Com Lifestyle? The Ultimate Dot Com Lifestyle is about freedom: freedom of time, finances, and movement. It’s about running your business from where you

Pokemon Go Case Study at Dot Com Lifestyle Lunch

I tried Pokemon Go today at Dot Com Lifestyle Lunch So today at Dot Com Lifestyle lunch John had me install Pokemon Go. Trust me, I never would have done on my own. He said let’s test it out and create a case study. Luckily his daughter was there to help me set it up.

5 Benefits of Blogging For Your Business

Benefits of Blogging For Your Business While blogging might have begun its life as little more than a digital form of keeping a journal, the practice has grown and evolved into one of the most successful tools modern businesses have available to them. If your business doesn’t have a blog, or the blog always falls

How to launch a business blog in 2016: A step-by-step guide

What you need to know when you’re ready launch a business blog Maybe you aren’t starting from scratch, but let’s pretend you are. What follows is a step-by-step guide to launch a business blog in 2016. Because let’s face it: even your mom now talks about blogging. (Feel free to send her this link.) 1.

How to Position and Differentiate Yourself for Strong Business Branding

Strong Business Branding Many entrepreneurs understand the link between strong business branding and a successful business and aspire to build an effective brand for themselves so they can emulate this success. They realize that branding is not simply slapping up a logo. Branding defines who you are and what your business represents, who your team is

Planning Retirement

What to do when planning retirement When you work at a brick and mortar company for someone else, planning retirement isn’t as big of an issue as when you work for yourself, online or off. Typically, companies have a 401(k) plan their employees can opt into. Often, employers match a certain amount of contribution, making

How to be Successful in Affiliate Marketing

You scratch their back, and they’ll write you a check. Sounds easy, right? Affiliate marketing is a popular means of growing income. There’s good reason for that: it works. However, there are right and wrong ways to do it. Read on to find out more. What is Affiliate Marketing? Simply put, affiliate marketing is promotion of a

WordPress Plugins to Build Traffic and Promote Your Brand

The right WordPress plugins can make your website or blog more attractive, improve connections with readers, and keep them coming back. The big question is how to pick the best ones when thousands of them are available. Let’s look at some popular and well-regarded ones. Jetpack Jetpack is a very useful plugin, supported by

Social Media Strategies 101

Where do I start with my Social Media Strategies? Regardless of whether you work in a small or large corporation, most companies are familiar with using social media strategies as a part of their business plans. Whether most of their customers are on Twitter and the company owner is looking for ways to bring more

Social Media: Choosing Your Platform

Social Media: What platform should I use? In today’s era of technology, especially with how the industry is always evolving, social media networks are something every business should consider. Between using unique content on Facebook to attract customers, building an audience on Twitter, or even sharing pictures on Instagram, there’s no doubt that social media

How to Create Content That Attracts More Links

Building a network of quality backlinks is an important part of any online marketing strategy.  It is true that Google and other search engines frown on black hat SEO tactics like linking schemes. And you can suffer delisting if you’re caught engaging in such shenanigans. However, even Google can’t deny that backlinks are an important