Mars Dorian

    • 3 Important relationship lessons I’ve learned from offline businesses

      By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist Sometimes the best online marketing advice comes from the offline world. You know, that strange, physical realm inhabited by carbon-based lifeforms that occasionally look up from their square-shaped magic boxes. In this post, I want to reveal the top three relationship lessons I’ve learned from my three favorite local businesses.

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  • Three ideas to end the social media poison

    … the most positive year ever. Mars Dorian draws funky illustrations and pens sci-fi thrillers for the Internet Generation. His latest novel is available on Amazon for just $2.99! Consider his artwork for your next project: http://www.marsdorian.com Original illustration by the author. The post Three ideas to end the social media poison appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. …

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  • Three strategies to take the heat out of customer conflict

    … specifically? Why do you think I’m the best for the job? What do you think our collaboration can look like? The goal is to agree on a common guideline which is as clear as a glass crystal in the azure sky. So when disagreements happen, (hint: they will) you can always point to your initial agreement and refocus. A common guideline in my illustration work…

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  • Three New Year Business Resolutions You Should Steal

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist I’ve watched a volley of Youtube videos about making New Year’s business resolutions and realized they’re… A) too complex and cumbersome to follow through B) too focused on specific measures which you can’t control Without further ado and blahblah, let’s kick-off 2017 with a bang of viable…

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  • Three drastic marketing changes ahead for 2017

    … to survive and thrive in the online world. Goodbye website For the longest time, I have believed that your personal website was the most important part of your online presence. The holy grail. The mother base of all missions. Every social media network and blog was a means to drive traffic to your self-hosted site, where the real conversion of clients…

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  • 5 Marketing Lessons I learned from the dystopian “Black Mirror”

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist A viciously addictive series has taken my mind hostage and filled it with warnings about the future. The culprit is Black Mirror, a dystopian sci-fi show from the UK, now bought by Netflix and prolonged to a third season. Each episode works like a standalone cautionary tale and deals with ordinary…

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  • 5 questions you should ask yourself every day before bed

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist I’m a vampire. No, not the solar-phobic Transylvanian bloodsucker with his campy cape, but the graveyard worker who spends all night hitting the keyboard and dropping into bed when the first sun rays sneak through my curtains. You see, I’m what the German government now calls the digital solo-self…

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  • Social media giants tighten their grip on small content producers

    …. The newest social media giant to limit one’s content marketing is the video platform — and second biggest search engine — YouTube. The platform has become more strict on how videos are allowed to make money. Within a couple of days of the announcement, many YouTube stars with millions of subscribers have lost the ability to monetize their videos…

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  • Four online business rules that don’t exist any more

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist A few days ago, I was working my face off in my creative cave, realized my social battery was drained, and decided to join a bar meet-up in my hometown of Berlin. I had a chance to talk to online entrepreneurs from all over the world and listened to their unique business stories. It reminded me how…

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  • Five ideas: Constructive engagement in destructive times

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist I’m not a kind man. It’s hard for me to easily connect with people, as I prefer to live & work inside my creative cave. But whenever I hear about a tragedy and the killing of innocent people, no matter their ethnicity or job, it makes me hold still and ponder. With all the destruction going…

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  • 3 Business tips to make the second half of your 2016 count

    …) customers to drive sales. Tools change with time and can become useless, but value never goes out of business, only the delivery changes. Always remember the business you are REALLY in. Conclusion The second half of the year can be an ‘Ode to Joy’ for both yourself and your wallet. What seldom-heard tip can you share? Mars Dorian draws funky…

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  • 4 Lessons learned from super niche marketing

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist It’s frustrating to work your face off and release a product online that no one wants to buy. (X___X ) < That was me about two years ago, when I uploaded my first sci-fi book to Amazon where it vanished into the algorithm of the digital abyss. Disappointed but not defeated, I wrote my next book…

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  • 3 Social media lessons I learned from my painful hospital stay

    … the very recent past: 1-Scan Facebook and Twitter feeds 2-Stumble upon statement I (strongly) disagree with and get triggered 3-Engage in threaded debates I don’t know about you, but I have never changed my opinion because of a Facebook or Twitter debate, and I doubt I have changed anyone’s mind, either. A neighboring patient I talked…

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  • 3 Unusual networking lessons I’ve learned from improv

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist The grrreat peak and performance coach Tony Robbins once said, “If you want to get results no one’s getting, you have to do things no one’s doing.” To power up his statement, Tony mentioned golf-giant Tiger Woods lifting weights(!) to up his game. Golfers lifting weights? Wasn’t normal, that’s why…

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  • The business benefit of setting your knowledge free

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist This is the story of how I became a “web missionary” and learned how setting your knowledge free is the key for building online businesses. When I was starting out as a digital illustrator padawan, I was desperate for online advice. As a German living in Berlin, I wanted to know how to snatch up…

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  • Personal business lessons from 2015 and what you can learn from them

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist The end is nigh for 2015, which has been an interesting year for the online world, to say the least. Blogging has been declared dead, before it was revived, after it has been dubbed micro-blogging, but before it was dead again. Today, I want to share the most important personal business lessons…

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