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  1. 5 Ways to Come Up With a Million Dollar Business
    Posted By Charles Ngo on 10/21/2016

      How many of you guys want to start a business, but you’re waiting for that one great idea? I used to think that way. I thought me starting a business would require: 1. A genius business idea that no one’s ever thought about before. (And when I see someone else with a great business […]

  2.   Most businesses seem to be stuck in the technical dark ages when it comes to their company website.  They are stuck in the bubble that has them thinking that their site should come off as a online business card of sorts.  Only bothering to include information such as business name, location, phone number, etc. […]

  3. Pinterest hits 150M monthly users
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 10/18/2016

    Pinterest logoEarlier this week Pinterest, the social blogging / pinning platform,  stated that it had hit a milestone by reaching 150 million monthly active users, up from the 100 million it announced in September 2015. This is substantially lower than what the company projected for 2015. By 50 million or so, at least. This puts the […]

  4. How-To-Make-Money-Blogging  This is a continuation of the previous post “How to start a blog that will actually make you money [Part 1]” in which we went over the basics of: Choosing and purchasing a domain name Securing reliable web hosting (and what hosting actually is) Setting up WordPress on your site If you haven’t read […]

  5. Low on Cash? Here are the Affiliate Tools You NEED
    Posted By Charles Ngo on 10/14/2016

    Monthly Affiliate Marketing Budget: $500 Monthly cost of affiliate marketing services / software: $450 Money leftover for running traffic: $50 If this looks anything remotely similar to your situation then you’re doing it wrong. I know you’re eager to make money, and you want every advantage you can get. The right tool or service can […]

  6. How to enhance your business through WordPress website
    Posted By Guest Blogger on 10/06/2016

    The very purpose of any business is to generate more leads and revenue, to expand its clients base, to make more potential customers. But the question that arises is how? There are marketing strategies that, when worked upon results in the positive outcome and online presence is one of them.     In the digital […]

  7. The Affiliate Marketing Dictionary
    Posted By Charles Ngo on 10/06/2016

    I was so confused the first few months that I tried to learn affiliate marketing. My main source of information at the time was forums. I was like an outsider eavesdropping on everyone’s conversation. I had one big problem – I couldn’t understand any of the terms people were using. It was as if affiliate […]

  8. Email Marketing – Holiday Planner for 2016
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 10/04/2016

    If you have gone in any retail store over the last couple of weeks, you probably let out a sigh of disgust at all the Halloween and Christmas decorations.  Even if  you are a big green grinch you should know that the holiday season is often many retailer’s (eCommerce or otherwise) money maker. And just […]

  9. Target launches new website targeted to tech start-ups
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 10/04/2016

    Target_Start_UpTarget is on the hunt for startups to help improve their customer experience. To make it easier for everyone to get their foot in the door, the retailer has just launched a new website specifically geared towards it’s quest. The Startups-Target website is where start-ups that are interested in running their pilot programs through Target […]

  10. How-To-Make-Money-Blogging  The most common question that I am asked on almost a daily basis, either in the comments of the blogs that I publish on or even in person, is:  How do I start a blog that will make me some extra cash?  My answer always starts with a giggle and a nod, knowing that […]

  11. I’m Leaving Miami…Here’s Where I’m Going
    Posted By Charles Ngo on 09/30/2016

    One of the best benefits of the internet marketing lifestyle is you can CHOOSE where you wanna live. All you need is your laptop and good wifi, and you can set up shop anywhere you want. Where you choose to live is one of the most important decisions of your life. Imagine how different your […]

  12. Guide to The Perfect LinkedIn Profile [Infographic]
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 09/21/2016

    With all this talk this week of LinkedIn and it’s somewhat sleepy uses, this infographic should come in handy.   As was stated previously in 3 Key Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Business, your LinkedIn profile should be vastly different than that of your forward facing Facebook page.  Meaning it shouldn’t be filled […]

  13. Bitcoin is Again Real Money – According to US Judge
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 09/21/2016

    Bitcoin v DollarAccording to a federal judge, Bitcoin is money.  The court decision came in this past Monday in a decision linked to a criminal case over hacking attacks against JP Morgan Chase & Co.  This contradicts the previous ruling by a Miami judge who stated the virtual currency could not be classified as money. The judge […]

  14. 3 Key Ways to Use LinkedIn to Grow Your Business
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 09/21/2016

    HILVERSUM, NETHERLANDS - JANUARY 28, 2014: Linkedin is a social networking website for people in professional occupations. As of June 2013 more than 259 million users in more than 200 countries.Many more entrepreneurs that I have spoke to recently all seem to be screaming the same name:  LinkedIn.  What is coming out of their mouths is shocking!  Most say they would gladly give up access to Facebook, Twitter, or even Reddit before they let go of LinkedIn.  Why? They must be crazy, right? No, I […]

  15. Join Me for a FREE seminar in Singapore
    Posted By Charles Ngo on 09/20/2016

    I’m in Berlin right now getting ready to fly to Singapore! For the past two years, I’ve been conducting a free seminar in Singapore. The good news? I’m going to do another one. From last year in 2016. I’m not kidding when I say tickets always sell out.  Here’s the deal: I pack the room anytime […]

  16. Should you be obsessed, or work on finding balance?
    Posted By Charles Ngo on 09/16/2016

    Obessession is what lazy people call dedication You hear conflicting advice as an entrepreneur about how hard you should be working. On one hand, you have the camp that tells you that you need to find “balance” in your life. Don’t work on the weekends Sleep 8+ hours a day Make sure you spend time […]

  17. MyAdMarket – Ad Serving Platform with the X Factor
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 09/15/2016

    What is MyAdMarket? MyAdMarket is an all-in-one ad serving platform that offers everything that ad networks, advertisers, publishers and affiliates need, to run a successful advertising business. MyAdMarket’s integrated ad serving solutions enables them to manage, report and optimize all of their online advertising campaigns. All of this is done with MyAdMarket’s attractive and clear […]

  18.   The FTC recently announced that 2017 fees for telemarketers accessing phone numbers on the National Do Not Call Registry will increase from 2016, and are set forth in a Federal Register notice. All telemarketers calling consumers in the United States are required to download the numbers on the DNC Registry to ensure they do […]

  19. 9 Tips to Prevent Your Facebook Account From Being Banned
    Posted By Charles Ngo on 09/09/2016

    I have a love / hate relationship with Facebook. * I love that it’s great for networking. * I hate that it’s so distracting, so I deactivated my personal Facebook. * I love that it’s the best advertising platform in the world. * I hate that they can ban your account for any reason and […]

  20. Desperate Chipotle – Tweets About Marijuana and Sex
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 09/06/2016

    chipotle mainChipotle just may have tried to jump the shark with their recent tweets.  They seem to be desperatly trying to regain (or gain) the appeal of it’s younger consumers with a tweet referencing sex and marijuana. The restaurant chain posted a poll on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon asking “How many burritos?” People were asked to […]

  21. 20 Habits of Highly Unsuccessful Entrepreneurs [Infographic]
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 09/06/2016

    Gordon Tredgold, founder and CEO of Leadership Principles recently published an article that focused on the bad habits that you should avoid on your road to success. He later then turned the popular article into an infographic. The article was based of his 25 years of experience in leadership, highlighting some of the most detrimental […]

  22. Content Marketing – Top 4 Items to Consider
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 09/06/2016

    Hand writing Content Marketing concept on whiteboardIt has been heard time and time again, “Deliver valuable content to your readers” “Master the art of storytelling” “Build relationships with your customers and they will be loyal for life.” Seth Godin, one of the finest marketing minds of our time, said “Content marketing is the only marketing left.” The tips, tricks and best […]

  23. Exterior of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in Washington, D.C.In the wake of a federal and state enforcement sweep dubbed Operation Mis-Modification, the principals of a mortgage relief operation and their companies have been banned from the mortgage loan modification and debt relief business pursuant to court orders obtained by the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC charged the Florida-based operation with a scheme that […]

  24. “The key is not the will to win… everybody has that. It is the will to prepare to win that is important.” It’s a new month! I’m always excited every time it’s a new month because I LOVE to plan. You know that feeling everyone has when it’s the New Year? No, I’m not talking […]

  25. Humans inherently hate to use checklists. It reminds me of those TV shows where men would take road trips and refuse to use maps or ask for directions. They’d get lost of course, and end up getting into a pointless adventure. Why would they be so stubborn? I think it’s because of how simple some tools […]

  26. A Guide to Web Hosting [Infographic]
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 08/23/2016

    Web-Hosting-Header-ImageLet’s face it, without web hosting there would be no internet.  When someone visits a website the data that is shown is actually stored on an external host / server somewhere in another part of the country or even world for that matter. Just today this conversation came up with one of my friends.  “I […]

  27. 6 Simple Ways to Master the Distraction Monster
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 08/23/2016

    It’s been awhile since I touched on the old productivity subject, so I’m thinking it’s a good time to put out some friendly reminders to help us all stay on track.  In fact the “Monkey Brain” is a relatively new term that happened across my desk the other day.  It’s a term that is being […]

  28. Checklist – Content Marketing Basics
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 08/23/2016

    content-marketing-1Content marketing may look and sound easy enough, but when it comes right down to actually sitting down and churning out relevant articles the task can seem downright daunting to most. Before we dive into the do’s and don’ts of publishing your own content marketing, let’s take a step backwards and define what content marketing […]

  29. Wouldn’t you agree that making money would be a lot easier if you didn’t have to deal with competition? There are two major ways to make money. The first one is to compete based on price (such as being the cheapest). But competing on price can be dangerous… what if someone were to undercut you […]

  30. Instagram-Marketing-Infographic-HeaderInstagram made headlines this past week with their blatant copy of Snapchat’s Stories, however don’t put them into the scum pile too fast.  Their platform is growing at an alarming rate, recently surpassing 500 million monthly users.  Those users being responsible for more than 95 million posts daily, including images and video. This should shine some […]

  31. Average Person Only Uses 5 Apps Regularly
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 08/09/2016

    Geo_mobilemarketingIt is astonishing to think that there are millions, yes millions of apps avialable for smartphone users. Yet, we only spend about 80 percent of that time on just five apps. Studies have recently shown that an average smartphone user from the US or UK  “use an average of 24 apps per month but spend more […]

  32. Instagram Ripped-Off Snapchat – But it’s Okay!
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 08/09/2016

    InstvSnapInstagram is getting a lot of not so positive feedback after their latest update. They are being accused of ripping off Snapchat with a “Stories” feature of their own. In 2013 Snapchat introduced Stories, which lets you group snaps into one smartly edited (ok maybe not too smart) narrative that then disappears after just 24 […]

  33. A website with a blog is ahead in many ways as compared to a website without a blog. Researches prove that the sites with blogs are 434% ahead in indexing. A page is optimized well when there are loads of contents to search and index. Plenty of information appeal to search engines. Contents are the […]

  34. Email? Social? You know what they say about putting all your eggs in one basket, that’s my feeling on deciding to use only ONE marketing avenue to boost your presence in any given niche. To unleash the full potential to any marketing strategy, it is my belief that these two channels can live together as […]

  35. Bitcoin Not Considered Currency, As Ruled by Judge
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 07/26/2016

    justice-law-e1469478965240On Monday a court in Miami, Florida threw out criminal charges against a man accused of illegally selling Bitcoin. The judge stated the virtual currency cannot be classified as money. The defendant, Michell Espinoza from Miami Beach, was charged with illegally selling and laundering $1,500 worth of the virtual currency in a deal with customers […]

  36. 3 Video Platforms to Boost Your Livestreaming Game
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 07/26/2016

    Live-Stream-Worship1These days it’s down right impossible to turn a blind eye at just how powerful video (especially livestreaming) is to your business. Or can be if harnessed correctly. Livestreaming apps seem to be taking over social media conversations. With new avenues such as Periscope, Blab, and Facebook Live Video it should be awfully tempting to […]

  37. How many of you either laughed at Facebook when it first hit the scene, thinking it to be no more than another pretty face for what MySpace already was. Come on! Way back then, we all just used Facebook to look up old high school buddies or even flames in the hopes of reliving what […]

  38. Should Your Business Have an Instagram Prescense?
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 07/12/2016

    With over 400 million active users to date, businesses are quickly starting to take a closer look at having a presence on Instagram.  As with any social networking platform you must first do your due diligence to see if the booming platform would be a good fit for your brand.  Of course you will then […]

  39. Small Businesses are Catching Some Ups from Pokémon Go
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 07/12/2016

    pok goIf you haven’t heard the words Pokemon Go in the last week, then you have likely been living under a rock.  Nintendo’s surprise hit mobile app seems to be what everyone is talking about at one point or another.   The location based game, which came out last Thursday, uses augmented reality to place Pokemon […]

  40. Intro-img-1The digital marketing world is heavily dependent on good, search engine optimized content today. Whether it is blogs, explainer videos, images, or infographics, good original content is the basis of all forms of marketing online. One such marketing method which can prove very fruitful for your business, is eBook marketing. An eBook is nothing but […]

  41. Improved Share and Save Options Coming To Facebook
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 06/28/2016

    Facebook introduced today several improved ways for developers of applications and more traditional websites to enable their users to share and save to the social networking platform. In a blog post Facebook announced that it has released Save to Facebook and Share to Facebook buttons for Google Chrome. This is a redesign of it’s social plugin […]

  42. Out of all the questions that I get regarding the content of this site, “What blog platform are you using?” is probably the number one sought after answer. To this my answer is always the same: “Before you go searching for the best looking WordPress theme, take a few minutes to consider how a theme […]

  43. Are you and your business ready for a doomsday scenario?
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 06/28/2016

    Legacy-5With all this talk of of the EU and Britain’s divorce, it got me thinking: What would you do if our current currency was to fall? Will you be able to avoid the mess that most people will be in when the dollar fails?  I’m not just talking about the inevitable depression and unemployment shock […]

  44. When it comes to being ranked at the top of Google, hell even on page one, advertisers are willing to shell out the big bucks to get that first click. In this “One Hundred Most Expensive Keywords on Google” infographic, provided WebpageFX and put together through data from SEMRush, we get to take an insider’s […]

  45. Twitter Refuses to Give Up – Invests $70M in SoundCloud
    Posted By Caitlynn Cush on 06/14/2016

    twitter_soundcloudDespite numerous roll outs of new features and tweaks to it’s service, Twitter’s share price has continued to slip down to an all-time low over the past year.  So journalist and business analysts all around are considering it’s latest $70 million investment in the audio file-sharing service SoundCloud as another Hail Mary. It’s reported that […]