Say Goodbye To Stacks Of Paper, Desktop Clutter, And Other Business Headaches…

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Businessman Overwhelmed with Paperwork“There are very few services that I real feel I could not live without. Evernote is one of them … I use it 10 to 20 times a day. Evernote literally saves me hundreds of hours.” ~ Tim Ferris, author of The 4-Hour Body

Tim Ferris is a huge fan. Something like 50 million other people are too. You may have heard about the power of Evernote, but did you know how effective it can be for managing projects and other aspects of your business?

“Evernote saves and synchronizes your life across all your digital devices.” – Evernote introductory video.

Evernote is a software that you can download to your computer, to your smartphone as an app, and as a plugin for your web browser (more on that later). Capture anything and everything – lists, images, even documents and PDFs as attachments – in “notes,” which can be organized inside “notebooks.”

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Beyond The Smartphone: Why Mobile Is Affecting Every Marketing Channel – And How To Capitalize On This To Increase Sales

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iStock_000010347782SmallIn order to effectively reach your target market, consider the effect of smart phones across every marketing channel . . .

1.82 billion smartphones are expected to be in use worldwide by the end of this year. And, smartphone use across the world’s top 19 digital markets will double (to nearly 72%) by 2015.

With statistics like that, it’s no wonder that so many people are talking about mobile marketing. However, most of the articles I’ve seen about this are missing a critical point:

The rise in smart phone usage is affecting every marketing channel.

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How To Use Affiliate Marketing And Make Money While You Sleep

Posted in Down to Business, Insider Secrets, What's Trending.

42-15530314Affiliate Marketing: “a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts.” ~Wikipedia

Affiliate marketing is one of the fastest ways to generate enormous profits online – without spending the time and money to develop your own products or services.

Put simply, affiliate marketing means finding one or more brands you believe in, signing up to be an affiliate for them, and then marketing their products and services to your list (through email, social media, or other online outlets) using your unique tracking link.

Whenever someone clicks your tracking link, that information gets recorded automatically. Then, if that person purchases (during that visit or at a later date), you get credited a pre-arranged percentage or flat fee (your “affiliate commission”) for that sale.

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Scaling Your Business For Optimum Growth

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Everyone – and every business – hits a “growth ceiling” at some point in time. In order to explode your income/profits, you need to push that ceiling out farther than it will ever go on its own . . .

Is your business scalable?

If your business doubled tomorrow, could you realistically handle the growth – or would things start breaking down?

Everyone says they want to grow their income/business/profits. But few people stop to think realistically about whether they are ready for that kind of growth.

Entrepreneurs especially tend to get stuck in this trap of “doing it all yourself,” which leaves little-to-no room for exponential jumps in profit.

What happens when you run out of time? How is your business supposed to get to the next level – if you’re the one doing everything?

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How Video Marketing Can Skyrocket Your Sales

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MP900178712A recent report by YouTube and DG Mediamind predicts that 90 percent of internet traffic will be video by 2015. Another report by Cisco indicates that two-thirds of the world’s mobile data traffic will be video by 2016.

Video is here to stay. But can it help you boost sales for your business?

The answer is a resounding “YES.”

Consider this:

Enjoyment of video ads increases purchase intent by 97%, and brand association by 139%.

The keyword in that statistic is enjoyment. If your viewers don’t enjoy the video you create, it’s not going to sell anything for you. In fact, it could have a negative effect on their opinion! The same goes for technical challenges:

4 out of 5 online users will click away if a video stalls while loading.

A lot of people ask me about how to use video marketing effectively in their business. There’s no one-size-fits-all answer to that question, but I have learned a few things through trial and error that I’d like to share with you today (so you don’t have to learn the hard way!):

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5 Tips For Building Fast Membership Sites That Bring In $$$ Immediately By Ansel Gough

Posted in Down to Business, Insider Secrets, Tech Tools.

mid adult man using a laptopMembership websites are a great way to deliver your online products or programs in a sleek, professional way – without having to spend any extra time on fulfillment.

Picture this: You develop an online program consisting of 8 lessons – each with an audio and a PDF worksheet. You sell your product for $27 online, and when someone comes to your website to purchase, they automatically receive a confirmation email with their login and password for your unique membership site. They log in and voila! All 8 lessons are laid out in a stylish membership site template to be browsed or downloaded at your customers’ leisure.

Oh and once you have it set up, you never have to touch it again! You could literally sell thousands of these and just watch the money roll in.

But how do you go about creating your site in the first place? It must be pretty complicated, right?

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How Knowing Your ‘Why’ Can Make or Break Your Success

Posted in An Even Better YOU, Down to Business, The Good Life.

One of the biggest reasons entrepreneurs fail is that they don’t know their “WHY” . . .

A couple of weeks ago I posted this quote to my Facebook page:

What drives you?

There was a lot of response to this post – I could tell it really resonated with you.

Which got me to thinking . . . what is it that “most people can’t” do/have that we want so badly?

In other words – what drives you to be an entrepreneur?

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The Secret of Successful Entrepreneurs

Posted in An Even Better YOU, Down to Business.


When I discovered this secret it completely changed the way I approached my business – and skyrocketed my results and profits . . .

Do you ever think about the careers of successful entrepreneurs – Richard Branson, Rachel Ray, or your personal entrepreneur role-model – and wonder how they do it?

What do they do differently from you that’s helped them achieve such incredible success – while you’re struggling to even get your business off the ground (or take it to the next level)?

In my personal experience, one of the most powerful “insider secrets” of successful entrepreneurs lies in their approach to turning ideas into money-making projects and businesses.

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How to Stay Motivated and Productive Working From Home (Or a Coffee Shop)

Posted in An Even Better YOU, Down to Business, Life Hacks, The Good Life, Uncategorized.

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“I’d never be self-disciplined enough to work from home.”

“Isn’t it hard to focus on work when you’re traveling the world and working out of coffee shops?”

I hear these kinds of statements and questions a lot. In my opinion, the benefits of having a business you can run from your laptop far outweigh the challenges.

Think about it: instead of putting on a suit every day and sitting in traffic for an hour listening to bad radio commercials, you could wake up by the beach in Thailand, put on your bathing suit and check emails from your laptop while you lounge under a cabana.

Seems like a no-brainer to me.

That being said, there are some strategies I’ve learned over the years for how to manage your time and stay motivated and productive when you work from home/coffee shops.

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Working From Home: A Little Effort Leads To A Wealth Of Success by Russ Taylor

Posted in An Even Better YOU, Down to Business, Insider Secrets.

What would you do if you no longer had to worry about money?

Where would you go?

How would you spend your time?

If you’re like most people, you rarely stop to think about these kinds of questions. Too busy caught up in the day-to-day rat race, you’ve forgotten the dreams you had for yourself and your loved ones . . . or at least put them on the back burner for “later.”

Meanwhile, your life is passing you by. Birthdays come and go. Days blend into weeks and months, with only the occasional vacation or major life change to mix things up.

You know there must be more to life, but you’re not sure where to even begin making a change.

Here’s a thought for you: what if you could work from home?

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