Mars Dorian

  • How to build a better, more robust online career

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist You may have read Mark Schaefer’s inspirational and impressive post about his 18 sources of online revenue. I wow’d all the way. Not only is it an incredible example of diversifying your income, it’s also the smart way to conduct your online business in 2018. This inspired me to think of what I…

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  • Three inspiring content monetization case studies

    … and reach their customers. You can find his homebase at marsdorian.com and connect with him on Twitter @marsdorian Original illustration by the author. The post Three inspiring content monetization case studies appeared first on Schaefer Marketing Solutions: We Help Businesses {grow}. …

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  • Heed these 3 social media lessons in politically-charged times

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist I fondly remember pre-2016 when my tweet stream consisted mostly of posts from authors, bloggers, and creative entrepreneurs. Now in 2017, my Twitter follower list still consists of these types, but one major thing has changed. The newsfeed has become political. I’ve unfollowed people over…

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  • 3 Timeless tips for selling your online product in an overcrowded market

    … it better. If you want to serve a hungry market, don’t fear the abundance of products already available. Study them, learn from them, and know how to differentiate yourself. Which brings us to the second point. 2) Same same but different It’s often said that people like something completely different, but that’s only partly true. As mentioned…

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  • 3 Valuable lessons content creators can take from popular fiction

    … By Mars Dorian, {grow} Contributing Columnist When I traveled to Italy for a month to recover from my creative burnout, I launched through 13 books and watched four complete anime series in a month. Swiss travel thrillers, futuristic health dystopia anime, justice thrillers about the death penalty, young students teaming up with death gods…

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  • 3 Lessons I learned from my creative burnout

    … a content piece every breath you take and unfortunately, a lot of people do. The result? Social media channels get flooded with samey samey content you have seen a dozen times before. It’s just adding more ammunition to the content shock, you see it every day: Average how-to advice articles shared on Twitter. A rambling political post on Facebook…

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  • Three ways to turn client email into new business value

    … in online marketing. He told me the potential client was probably confused and unsure. He told me to approach the client and eliminate worries, so I wrote: Hey (client name), Tell me more about your budget and what works best for you. If there’s something unclear, feel free to ask me. I’m a pretty approachable guy Mars Simplistic…

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

    … three favorite local businesses. The interactions have changed the way I conduct my online business, and I hope they inspire you to do the same. 1) Even if your service is banal, you can make it meaningful I’m in love with the ‘Späti’ around my corner. It’s a family-run, kiosk-like shop that’s open 24 hours. In case you don’t know, Späti is German…

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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”

    … people abusing technology to ruin their lives. Hence, it’s just like our social media world:) Below, I’ve revealed my top five lessons I’ve extracted from the hauntingly real dystopian hit series, spoiler free of course: Becoming technology’s tool In “The Entire History of You” episode, citizens wear their ‘smartphones’ as implants behind…

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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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