Mars Dorian

  • 3 Valuable lessons content creators can take from popular fiction

    … improves your storytelling Ugh, listen, I know, the term storytelling has become another hype word in the marketing world. But it’s more than a buzz word, it’s a tool for survival. Whether you want to sell an idea, connect with customers, or explain your mission, storytelling is the fast lane to your target’s brain. The best TED talks, the best pitches…

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  • 3 Lessons I learned from my creative burnout

    … that help clients stand out online and reach their customers. You can find his homebase at http://www.marsdorian.com and connect with him on Twitter @marsdorian Original illustration by the author. The post 3 Lessons I learned from my creative burnout appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. …

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  • Three proven tips on finding niche markets hungry for your work

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist Bestselling author Larry Correia once gave advice on how to be a professional author who actually WRITES for a living. His two-point advice is deceptively simple: 1) “Get good enough at your writing that people give you money for your stuff.” 2) “Find the people who give you money for your stuff…

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  • Three ways to turn client email into new business value

    … clients stand out online and reach their customers. You can find his homebase at http://www.marsdorian.com and connect with him on Twitter @marsdorian Original illustration by the author. The post Three ways to turn client email into new business value appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. …

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  • 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…

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  • Three ideas to end the social media poison

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist Divisive politics span across the globe, robotization threatens to replace millions of workers, geo-conflicts throw people at each other. The future seems so uncertain. The present seems so … harsh. Flipping through your favorite news channels is starting to look like the billboard chart…

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  • Three strategies to take the heat out of customer conflict

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist It’s an uncomfortable topic most of us never want to face, but let’s be real. Working with clients may eventually run you into trouble. We are unique individuals and carry different ideas, and when we don’t communicate them effectively, verbal crossfire ensues. I had my fair share of customer…

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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

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist Since 2017 is about to knock on your screen, it’s important to reflect on your online strategies. For me, the past year has been a paradigm shift in how I treat my personal site and the social networks. I am going to jolt you today with my three most drastic marketing changes I have implemented…

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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

    … a marketing expert had warned solo-preneurs to stop using Facebook and YouTube exclusively for their online biz. His advice was to diversify their income streams at all costs. He was right. Facebook fan page owners who relied solely on their Facebook presence had to pay dearly (pun intended) when the company started charging creators for reaching…

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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

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist It’s the middle of the year and I’ve done a little check-up review of my web business situation. I always try to learn from my peers and good blog posts to bring my online career to the next level. Call it the mid-year version of the New Year’s resolutions. Down below are the top three tips I want…

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