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Gmail Labs Features You Need to Enable Right Now By Michael Kwan April 23rd, 2017 The Net Most of us use Gmail to manage the majority of our email. Many people recognize that Gmail is useful for so much more than just your actual @gmail.com email address, because it can easily handle the email for your professional domain too.
Social media can be a wonderful and glorious thing for businesses of all sizes. In theory, it levels the playing field because everyone has access to theoretically the same audience; you just have to get their attention. Whether you’re a mom and pop shop on the corner or you’re a mega corporation, you still have to play by (mostly) the same rules.
Some people blog for fun and have zero interest in actually making any money from their blogging exploits. Some people blog professionally as a means of networking and growing their business, so the blog itself doesn’t make any money directly. For all the other blogs out there that at least have some ambition to make some money, advertising is going to enter the conversation.
Do you know what’s the surefire way to spot a newbie affiliate marketer? It’s the person using affiliate links straight copy-and-pasted out of the affiliate dashboard. Not only are his affiliate ID and offer ID in plain site as part of the URL, but he’s not taking advantage of all the other opportunities for tracking and optimization. Don’t be that guy.
Game of Thrones has become an incredible cultural phenomenon all around the world. Everyone can’t stop talking about Tyrion’s wit, Daenerys’ dragons, and Jon’s parentage. The biggest breakout star of season six may not have been a main character, but she stole every scene where she appeared. Played by British child actress Bella Ramsey (the irony of her last name is not lost o ...
By far two of the greatest challenges you will face in your professional life as an Internet marketer are finding more effective ways to reach a wider audience and then figuring out how best to monetize that reach for maximum profit. As the web continues to change, evolve and mature, so must your methods. In today’s review, we take a look at a new product called ReachMobi.
Major life events can completely change your perspective on everything. You probably noticed this when you moved out on your own. Getting your first job, getting married, buying your first home, these are major milestones for a lot of people and they make you think about the world in a different kind of way.
Depending on your definition, I’ve been blogging for 17 years. That’s a long time. In the last ten years, I’ve published thousands of posts on my personal blog, Beyond the Rhetoric, not to mention the countless others I have written for a number of other websites. One of the most persistent challenges that I have had to face along the way is coming up with new and interesting ...
Making money online as an affiliate marketer sounds like a pretty straightforward affair when you break it down to its fundamental principles. You find an affiliate offer that you think is worth promoting. You drive traffic toward that offer. The traffic converts and you get paid. That’s all pretty basic stuff. Of course, there are innumerable nuances you’ll have to face along the way.
How do you attract visitors to your website? How do you grow your tribe? How do you convert casual followers into diehard fans? Many traffic sources exist, of course, and they all have their respective pros and cons. Search engine traffic can be good for that first-time hit, but how are you going to convince those people to stick around? Email traffic can be great, but you’ve g ...
No real standard for the perfectly successful blog post really exists. Some bloggers enjoy tremendous reach and success by sharing personal stories, working their blogs as if they were personal diaries filled with entries exploring their personal journeys through life. Other bloggers work to establish themselves as experts in their field of interest, generating pillar content a ...
With most other social media platforms, there are tools and analytics in place so that you can track the performance of your posts. You can see how many “likes” your Facebook post received, how many “retweets” your Twitter post received, and how many times your YouTube video was viewed. These are quantitative measures of your social media marketing.
One of the biggest and most popular platforms on the Internet today is YouTube. The video sharing and streaming site is ripe with opportunities to make money online, but you have to know where to start, how to build your audience and how to maximize your earnings. If you’re new to YouTube, or even if you’ve been uploading cat videos to YouTube for years, you might not have any ...
There is an inherent danger in building your business on rented land. In the context of Internet marketing and making money online, this could mean relying too much on social media as a means of generating traffic and revenue. Even so, the power of Facebook simply cannot be denied, even if Mark Zuckerberg is severely limiting your organic reach.
The dot com lifestyle can be pretty great. Unlike many other professions, you don’t need any sort of specific education or certification in order to be an entrepreneur. And since practically the entirety of your business is online, you can still run it from nearly anywhere in the world you have reliable Internet access.
Blogging can unlock a world of possibility for you, but have you ever had the experience of sitting down in front of your computer and just staring at a blank screen for hours on end? Maybe you allow yourself to get distracted with Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. And then, nothing gets written and you feel pretty crummy about it.
There are many ways you can go about making money on YouTube, including more indirect channels like building up your online brand presence. What’s important to note is that YouTube is much more than a simple system where you just upload your videos and hope for the best. You should be taking some time with your video titles, descriptions and tags.
No matter the niche or industry that you want to cover, there are basically two main content strategies you can take with your blog. You can focus on writing as much evergreen content as possible. These would be blog posts that should be practically as relevant a year from now as they are today. Alternatively, you can focus on writing blog posts that are as timely as possible, ...
One of the more popular ways to build up your online audience and generate some positive buzz around your brand is to run a contest. People love entering contests almost as much as they love winning them. You could run a giveaway directly on your blog, perhaps using a third-party utility like Rafflecopter, but then you’d have to deal with all the logistics of the contest yourself.