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The (Literal) Startup Bandwagon
San Francisco has long been the startup hub of the US, and even though other regions have made a valiant effort, you just can’t separate “startup” from Silicon Valley. But, forget about getting on the startup bandwagon—get on the...
2015-07-01 20:00:38

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37 Elements of Effective User Engagement #12 – Award Visitors
Welcome to Part 12 and we’ll be discussing how awarding visitors for their participation can increase engagement. However, the trick here is to make sure you have the right strategy in place and how you should award your users. For example, if you...
2015-07-01 08:00:00

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What You Need on Your Blog’s Advertising Page
A topic that we’ve approached so many times on this blog already is how you can go about making money from blogging. There are countless ad networks that you can use to insert a variety of banner ads and display ads, as well as all the affiliate...
2015-06-30 20:00:07

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37 Elements of Effective User Engagement #11 – The Right Type of Forms
We are now at Part 11 of my user engagement series and we’ll be talking about the web forms. These days you have so many different types of forms you can embed into your content all with different features. Some are in the sidebar while others...
2015-06-30 08:00:00

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Realities of Entrepreneurship You Need to Realize
You already know being an entrepreneur isn’t easy, which is why slipping on that comfortable pair of rose colored glasses from time to time is tempting. Unfortunately, the sooner you learn a few hard truths about being a trailblazer, the sooner...
2015-06-29 22:00:40

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37 Elements of Effective User Engagement #10 – Grammar
We are now at Part 10 of my user engagement series and have covered a lot of ground. I encourage all of you to go back and view the previous parts before continuing because you’ll be astonished at some of the cool idea’s I presented along...
2015-06-29 11:00:54

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Tascam DR-22WL and MIC-J Driving Test
In my last video, you saw me take the new Tascam DR-22WL digital audio recorder, and JK MIC-J 044 Lavalier for a walking test. This was a really easy test since it was pretty quiet outside. How would the setup perform in a high-noise environment, like a...
2015-06-28 22:10:38

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How To Get Better Audio for Your Videos
I have always stated that great video starts with great audio. It doesn’t matter how fantastic the video looks, if it sounds like crap, nobody will watch it. I go to extreme lengths to ensure the audio in my videos are top notch. I went so far as...
2015-06-28 01:21:49

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37 Elements of Effective User Engagement #9 – Testimonials
User reviews and testimonials have been a great way to give feedback to others. Business use testimonials to show people the quality of their products. Imagine having to purchase a product and NOT knowing anything about the seller? Testimonials left by...
2015-06-26 11:47:29

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Sony RX100 M3 Review at Eureka! and Stax
I recently received a Sony Cyber-Shot RX100 M3 for review. This is an extremely expensive point and shoot camera that fits in your pocket. However, calling it a point and shoot is really an insult. The RX100 can go toe to toe with a much larger DSLR....
2015-06-25 20:26:49

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Blogging: Why You Should (and Shouldn’t) Stick to Your Vertical
When you first get started with blogging, you’ll have to make a lot of decisions. You’ll need to decide on the topics that you’ll explore in your posts, you’ll need to choose (and find) a domain name, you’ll need to come up...
2015-06-25 13:41:48

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37 Elements of Effective User Engagement #8 – Images and Multimedia
Welcome to Part 8 of my series where we are discussing 37 elements of success user engagement. The journey has been awesome and if you’ve joined me from the beginning then you know EXACTLY what I am talking about. If you have just joined me, then...
2015-06-24 11:17:56

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Running with the Big Dogs of SEO
At the very core of just about every online business model is traffic. If you’re not able to get the right people looking at your content, whatever that content may be, you’re not going to make money online. And while there are countless...
2015-06-23 11:00:36

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Can You Earn Big Profits from Simple Sites?
Making money online can feel like an awfully paradoxical experience. On the one hand, it’s the kind of thing that sounds really easy on the surface and it’s something that just about anyone can do. On the other hand, all of the overwhelming...
2015-06-22 19:06:11

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Hot Deal – HostGator’s 55% OFF Summer Sale!
Have I got a great deal for you. My web host, HostGator, is hosting a 3 Day Summer Sale. Starting right now, and ending at 11:59PM CST Wednesday, June 24th, you can get 55% off all hosting plans that HostGator offers! This is a huge saving. With the...
2015-06-22 02:01:33

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37 Elements of Effective User Engagement #7 – Polls and Survey
Welcome to Part 7 of my awesome series and we have discussed remarkable ways to increase user engagement when they arrive on your blog. I encourage all of you to read parts 1-6 before reading this one because I have written them out in order. Effective...
2015-06-21 18:53:01

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How To Make $4000 During Dot Com Lunch
Normally, the Dot Com Lunch is held on the patio of Pho Ba Co. However, we were forced to dine inside the restaurant, not because it was raining or too cold. We were forced inside because it was too hot outside! Being indoor offered a great opportunity...
2015-06-20 19:58:29

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Free Tickets To Love ~ Connection ~ Money
Next week (June 26 – 28), I’ll be in LA for the Love Connection Money event being held at the Crowne Plaza LAX, and I like to invite all my readers in the Southern California area to join me. This three-day event in June features top social...
2015-06-19 17:54:29

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When You Need a Business Development Director
An increasing amount of companies are hiring, “Business Development Managers,” and when reading the job description, it sounds like a great gig. Wining and dining and finding, “partners?” Well actually, there’s a bit more...
2015-06-18 23:38:16

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37 Elements of Effective User Engagement #6 – Mobile Friendly
Having mobile friendly websites didn’t matter as much as after the Google update on April 21, 2014. During this time, Google officially updated their search algorithm so mobile-friendly websites will have an upper edge on their competition who...
2015-06-18 13:15:57


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