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It Took 21 Failures to Earn $100K in 5 Months

ecommerce motivational Mar 27, 2020

Benny Hsu bought a course on how to make money designing and selling t-shirts. Soon he had his first t-shirt designed and uploaded, ready to sell.

He set a Facebook ad budget at $10. If no one bought his shirt at the end of his $10 spend, he would stop. No one bought.

But he liked the process, so he tried again.

In fact, he tried 20 times more with 20 new t-shirt designs and 20 new ad campaigns. On each one he spent $10 to test it out, and still no one was buying.

Well, that’s not...

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How to Get Started in Blogging & Podcasting

blogging podcasting Mar 25, 2020

If blogging is writing, and podcasting is speaking, then why lump these two things together?

Because they both involve you communicating with a (hopefully) ever-growing tribe of people who log in to see what you have to say today.

In fact, you might choose to start blogging and podcasting simultaneously. I read a post the other day that asserted you have no business doing a podcast if you haven’t already blogged a certain number of times and blah blah blah.

Nonsense. If you know your...

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From Strangers to Customers in 3 Steps

A Proven Facebook Video Marketing Strategy

If you’re on Facebook, then you’re probably - or should I say hopefully - using videos in your Facebook marketing.

Here are a few stats to put video marketing and especially Facebook video marketing into perspective:

  • According to Forbes, over 500 million people are watching videos on Facebook EVERY DAY.
  • 92% of mobile video viewers share videos with others.
  • 51% of marketing professionals name video as the type of content with the best...
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Bad Product? Reposition It

motivational sales tips Mar 20, 2020

This doesn’t always work, but when it does… it’s magic.

Here are three examples, one of which you may have heard before, two of which I’ll bet are new to you.

Lousy Glue

I remember hearing that the glue on Post-It Notes was a mistake. The inventor was trying to make the world’s strongest glue and instead made what might be the world’s weakest adhesive.

He could have thrown it out. But instead, some enterprising individuals thought of a way to use it...

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Beginner’s Guide to A/B Split Testing

“Help! I’ve been doing online marketing for some time now, but I still don’t fully understand this whole ‘split testing’ thing I keep hearing about. What is it, why is it so important, and how do I do it?”

Split Testing, also known as A/B testing, is an experiment in marketing where you ‘split’ your audience into two or more groups to test variations of a campaign or website page. Your goal is to find out which variation works better and thus...

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Marketing Jokes and Puns (Because… why not?)

jokes Mar 16, 2020

OK, here is a break from all the Coronavirus news. Just for marketers...


Q: Why couldn’t the marketer sell his baking equipment?

A: He had a leaky funnel.

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Q: What’s a pirate’s favorite content format?

A: WebinARRR! Preferably one that’s B2Sea.

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Q: Why can’t the marketer go see live musicals anymore?

A: He keeps trying to capture the leads.

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Q: What do you call a cow with a blog post stamped on its skin?

A: Branded content!

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Q:...

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How to Market Like Tesla

marketing strategies Mar 15, 2020

I love to look at markets outside of the online marketing niche to see what others are doing.

For example, Tesla.

In 2008, the electric car manufacturer was worth about $15 million.

According to the New York Times, today Tesla is valued at $100 billion. Yes, BILLION with a “B”.

Do you think we, as online marketers, could learn something from their success?

In 2016, the company rolled out a compact sedan named the Model 3 and priced it at $39,000.

Before the car was even available,...

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College Professor teaches marketing in 60 seconds

jokes motivational Mar 14, 2020

1: You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and say, “I’m very rich. Marry me!”

That’s Direct Marketing

2: You’re at a party with a bunch of friends and see a gorgeous girl. One of your friends goes up to her and pointing at you says, “He’s very rich. Marry him.”

That’s Advertising

3: You see a gorgeous girl at a party. You go up to her and get her telephone number. The next day, you call and say, “Hi, I’m very...

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Email Sandwiches Equal Big Profits

I’m on a lot of mailing lists simply because if something is working in another niche, there’s a good chance it’s going to work in my niches as well.

One of the lists I’m on is for dating advice – specifically, dating advice for people who want to date men. (I’m also on lists for people who want to date women, married couples having problems and recently separated couples. As I said, I join a lot of lists because I’m always in learning mode.)

Today I...

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Best Flow Chart Makers for 2020

lists tools Mar 09, 2020

Do you want to diagram out how your business is going to grow in the next year, and what you need to do to get it there?

Or would you like to have a flowchart of each activity in your business, so that you can outsource these jobs without worrying about whether or not each detail is taken care of?

Flowcharts are diagrammatic representations illustrating a solution model to a problem or process. You can use them to document, analyze, design or manage your work.

And once you start using them,...

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