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Tips for Using Images to Enhance your Content

An article with compelling images averages 94% more total views than one without. If that wasn’t enough, research indicates that our brain processes visual content 60,000 times faster than text. So, it’s fair to say that visuals should be a large part of your content marketing strategy to make the biggest impact on your audience, captivate new fans, and increase engagement…

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eVoice Reviews: A Virtual Phone System Made For Small Businesses

eVoice reviews

Has your small business grown out of its current phone system? Are you looking to save time and money? Cloud-based eVoice is a great place to turn. eVoice helps you create the look of a well-run, efficient business for your customer base and your competition. And with their extensive features, eVoice can actually same you time and money — eVoice’s VoIP phone systems do a great job of managing all your business calls leaving you room to concentrate on other areas of your business…

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Interview with Russ Fujioka, Xero US President

Russ Fujioka Interview

Russ Fujioka has quite the resume making a career out of building companies and their brands. His latest venture is heading up the United States division of one of the world’s leading account software companies. Xero is a global company with hundreds of employees, yet it caters to small to mid size businesses. Learn more about his advice and the future of accounting for small businesses for one of our top picks for best accounting software.

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4 Ways to Use a Virtual Assistant to Keep You From Panicking

Help on keyboard

If you’re part of a large and busy team or just started your own business as an entrepreneur or co-founder, you know that there are a lot of things that keep you busy during the day. Sometimes, the things that keep you busy are the very same things keep you away from your work. These tasks can easily handled by someone else, giving you back your time, your energy, and your creativity to work on bigger (and probably more important) projects. If you work at a corporation, you may or may not have an assistant already, but even if you do, it’s likely that you share the assistant or that he/she doesn’t have any marketing experience. With the increasing importance of having a digital presence and existing in an online work environment, a VA with social media/marketing experience is key. Here are four ways that a detail-oriented virtual assistant can help you reach your goals (and lower your stress levels!)…

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Indiegogo vs Kickstarter: Crowdfunding Your Idea

Indiegogo vs Kickstarter

Crowdfunding takes the “crowd” element that has been applied to many Internet based ventures (such as cloud computing, online petitions, etc.) and applies it to the funding of dreams and projects that would not be able to raise the needed funds with just typical, local connections. We compare two of the leading crowdfunding platforms, Kickstarter and Indiegogo, and give you the pros and cons for each, so you can maximize the chances that your project will get funded…

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9 Social Media Best Practices Tips

Social Media Best Practices

Social media got your head spinning? Tweets and likes and pins – what does it all mean?!? Likely, you have already jumped in and are doing a great job of creating followers and fans for your pages, but now what? We have put together nine steps that we think are crucial in creating a successful, strategic social media marketing plan…

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Affiliate Marketing for Advertisers: Affiliate Networks vs Tracking Software

Are traditional advertising approaches too expensive or not driving consumers to your online business? Looking for a way to spread the virtual “word of mouth” on the web to market your products or services? Affiliate marketing could be your solution. It’s a relatively easy and often less expensive way to drive your business, without you having to pound the virtual pavement yourself. All you really need is to find a good affiliate network (or several networks) and/or affiliate management software. Here we’ll give you an in-depth look into how you, the merchant, can use affiliate marketing to boost your sales. And we review some of the top affiliate networks and software to help get you started…

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Interview with Peter Coppinger, Teamwork Founder & CEO

Peter Coppinger

Peter Coppinger went from an idea of creating a project management tool to a company with 20+ employees and more than 1 million customers in nearly every country around the globe. What started as a tool to compete with the likes of Basecamp has evolved into a full suite of products including time management tracking, chat, help desk and more. He began coding the first version of the software on his sister’s sofa and hasn’t looked back since. The business has evolved, re-branded and experienced explosive growth with no plans of stopping anytime soon. Learn more about Peter’s background, find out what’s in store for the future of Teamwork (our #1 pick for the best project management software) and get some advice from this Irish businessman who rocks the web…

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How to Hire an Amazing Virtual Assistant

Virtual assistant sitting at desk

If you’re part of a large and busy team or just started your own business as an entrepreneur or co-founder, you know that there are a lot of things that keep you busy during the day. Sometimes, the things that keep you busy are the very same things keep you away from your work. These tasks can easily handled by someone else, giving you back your time, your energy, and your creativity to work on bigger (and probably more important) projects. If you work at a corporation, you may or may not have an assistant already, but even if you do, it’s likely that you share the assistant or that he/she doesn’t have any marketing experience. With the increasing importance of having a digital presence and existing in an online work environment, a VA with social media/marketing experience is key. Here are four ways that a detail-oriented virtual assistant can help you reach your goals (and lower your stress levels!)…

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Social Media Timeline Cover Size List

Facebook cover photo size

Branding your offline experience is important, so why not make branding your online experience a priority too? It is important that you take advantage of the updating your social media pages with the right timeline cover sizes to capitalize on your already captive audience of fans and the new universe of potential customers who might find you via search.

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A Complete Guide to URL Escape Characters

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In order to prevent the misinterpretation of special characters such as a space, bracket (< and >), or % in the URL (which stands for Uniform Resource Locator – it is the address you see in your browser’s address bar indicating the location of the website you are visiting), browsers parse certain special characters using escape characters. This explains why when you click on a link such as: domain.com/page one.htm you see it parsed in the address bar as example.com/page%20one.htm. In this case the %20 is the escape character for the space…

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Elance vs Odesk: Find the Best Freelance Opportunities

Elance vs Upwork

Freelancing offers individuals an opportunity to define their own schedules while pursuing projects of their choosing. From writing to mobile app design work, more and more companies are looking to hire out creative work to individuals online. Elance and oDesk are two major players when it comes to connecting companies with freelance writers, designers, marketers, and much more. If you can do something, and do something well, there is a good chance someone is looking for you to step in and tackle projects both large and small. Elance and oDesk provide a marketplace for individuals to showcase their talents, and companies to mine talent pools for the right fit for the job they have. We reviewed both companies and have detailed our findings, offering you our insights on everything from getting paid to finding the right niche for your freelance work…

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How Design Can Help You Grow Sales With Customer Driven Marketing

Where the magic happens

In today’s super-competitive business world, you have to work harder than ever to stand out. There are tons of other companies who provide the same services you do. So to get more customers, you have to find a way to shine brighter than the competition. The less you look and sound like everyone else, the more you’ll be seen and heard. You have to stand out to be outstanding. (Note: our NEW logo was designed by Stephen Lockwood – easy to work with and super talented and strategic) The right graphic designer can help. But how?…

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