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5 High-Impact Strategies for Getting More Traffic

5 High-Impact Strategies for Getting More Traffic | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Maybe you've just sunk time and effort into painstakingly setting up your store, only to open up shop and wonder where your sales are. Maybe you've seen steady growth over the past 6 months, but just hit a plateau. Or maybe you've built a million dollar business and now you're setting your sights on your next big goal.

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If you're wondering how to increase website traffic, you'll definitely want to read these 5 essential tactics for growing your online store... | Read more..
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Learn Creative Business : Etsy 101 *RSVP Free Workshops - Live Broadcast*

Learn Creative Business : Etsy 101 *RSVP Free Workshops - Live Broadcast* | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Online course/ workshops for those who are in the creative business and have (or want to start) a store in Etsy. RSVP for the free Live Broadcast days at Creativelive.
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How to Write a Business Plan Lenders Can't Shrug Off 

How to Write a Business Plan Lenders Can't Shrug Off  | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Gone are the days of the 80-page novella with reams of meaningless hockey stick graphs and business jargon. Your business is new and innovative, and your business plan should reflect that.
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this is an easy to read  piece with some value info - it's something i read (even though i have a business plan) to keep myself motivated..
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Turning Passion Into a Profitable Side Project

Turning Passion Into a Profitable Side Project | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, I decided to start a new art project and take on a challenge. Six days before the popular 100 Day Project started, I shared (mostly to anyone on the internet who may have been listening) that I’d be participating. I decided that I would paint one
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Crikey! Canva Grows Ginormous with $15 Million in Funding

Crikey! Canva Grows Ginormous with $15 Million in Funding | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Australian startup Canva recently raised another $19.8 million in funding, bringing its value to an estimated $458 million.
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Nerdwax Turned Down 2 Shark Tank Offers and Still Built a Million Dollar Business 

Nerdwax Turned Down 2 Shark Tank Offers and Still Built a Million Dollar Business  | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

On this episode of Shopify Masters, learn how (and why) Nerdwax turned down two offers on Shark Tank and still went on to build a million dollar business. #podcast or read transcript

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How Slyde Handboards Landed Shark Tank Investments from Mark Cuban and Ashton Kutcher 

How Slyde Handboards Landed Shark Tank Investments from Mark Cuban and Ashton Kutcher  | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

Slyde Handboards recently appeared on Shark Tank season 7, where they pitched their bodysurfing handboards and won an investment from Mark Cuban and guest-Shark Ashton Kutcher. I had the opportunity to speak with Steve and Angela Watts to ask them about their experience and advice for getting on the show and successfully earning an investment | read more at Shopify

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The million dollar mural makers

The million dollar mural makers | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
A faded billboard advertisement for The Dark Knight movie on an old milk bar in the Melbourne suburb of Preston was the catalyst for the formation of a unique business that specialises in producing commercial murals.

Tyson Hunter, Tristan Minter and Hamish McBride are the team behind Apparition Media, which produces hand-painted murals for its clients.  

They started off in 2014 painting murals for free, but have now painted 100 works. The business has experienced 400 per cent growth in the past 12 months and Apparition, which now has 15 staff, is on track to turn over $2 million this financial year.
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Made Throughout America: How One Couple Funded Their Dream in a Mobile Studio

Made Throughout America: How One Couple Funded Their Dream in a Mobile Studio | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

“We moved to California at the time of the recession. We were creative people but couldn't really find creative jobs so we opened up an online shop as a small hobby business. From there, we grew it for a few years until we saved up enough money to travel. But we didn't want to drain all of our savings to do it. We had an idea inspired by food trucks – maybe we could do a mobile retail store. At the time, we really couldn't find any examples of anyone else doing it. | read more & be inspired..

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How to Use Niche Marketing to Build a Business from the Ground Up

How to Use Niche Marketing to Build a Business from the Ground Up | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

 Specialization is at the heart of kickstarting a sustainable, successful, and scalable business. Whether you’re trying to get your online store off the ground or you’re still looking for the perfect idea, carving out a unique niche for your business is the key to growing your customer base. Niche marketing is all about providing an audience—especially one that might feel ignored or undervalued—with a sense of identity and belonging | read more at Shopify

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5 Pieces of Terrible Marketing Advice You Shouldn’t Follow

5 Pieces of Terrible Marketing Advice You Shouldn’t Follow | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

5. Don’t Ask Customers For ______ (Shares, Optins, Purchases, etc.).

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Can you ever read “too much” marketing advice?

Nowadays, there are a hundred different blogs on any given marketing topic, each with a hundred different articles. The advice and tips are never-ending. - read more |  crazyegg

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7 Methods For Preventing Client Problems Before They Arise

7 Methods For Preventing Client Problems Before They Arise | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it

As a freelance WordPress developer or designer, your goal is to land the best clients. Nothing is more rewarding than successfully finishing a project on time and getting paid equally promptly. Hitch-free projects lead to happy clients and a great chance of a lucrative long-term relationship.  Things...

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FREE : Productive Entrepreneur Course Bundle - Business & Lifestyle Tutorials

FREE : Productive Entrepreneur Course Bundle - Business & Lifestyle Tutorials | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
The Productive Entrepreneur Freebie Bundle - Hack Your Way To The Top With These Business And Lifestyle Tutorials
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What you get in the bundle : 

 

Connect and Sell to Local Businesses Course | Unlock The Power of Cold Emailing to Create Business Opportunities

 

Land a Startup Job & Become an Entrepreneur Course | Gain The Skills to Land A Startup Job

 

Crack Cold Emailing Course | Master Cold Emailing with This Step-by-Step Guide

 

Gmail Productivity System Course | Escape Your Inbox w/ These Gmail Productivity Strategies

 

Biz Dev For Startups & Tech Companies Course | Unlock Massive Growth for Your Company

 

Optimize Your Sleep Course | Employ These Sleep Hacks & Take Charge of Your Sleep

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How to Manufacture Desire – Psychology of Stuff 

How to Manufacture Desire – Psychology of Stuff  | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Type the name of almost any successful consumer web company into your search bar and add the word “addict” after it. Go ahead, I’ll wait. Try “Facebook addict” or “Instagram addict” or even…
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How To Turn Your Negative Reviews Into Lifelong Customers

How To Turn Your Negative Reviews Into Lifelong Customers | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Negative reviews are scary. We've put together a toolkit that will help you conquer the world of negative reviews and build a community of dedicated loyalists.
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19 Free Facebook Marketing Tools to Increase Organic Reach

19 Free Facebook Marketing Tools to Increase Organic Reach | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Which tools do you use to manage your Facebook marketing activities?

Could there be a way to enjoy the efficiency and effectiveness that come with using tools, at no cost?
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Discover How to use Color Psychology in Social Media Marketing

Discover How to use Color Psychology in Social Media Marketing | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
In the business world, color psychology plays an importance in social media marketing and branding. Color association can stir up negative or positive emotions with each individual.
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13 Entrepreneurial Women and the Women Who Inspire Them 

13 Entrepreneurial Women and the Women Who Inspire Them  | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
The number of women-owned businesses in the US jumped an incredible 45% between 2007 and 2016. Why? We’re good at it. 
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Don’t get angry when a client asks for a discount, do this instead 

Don’t get angry when a client asks for a discount, do this instead  | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
When a client you for a discount, it can be tough to know what to say, especially if you need the work. Today Keith Dugdale shares why you should say no, and what to say instead.
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A magic business model: Sell your leftovers 

A magic business model: Sell your leftovers  | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
There are opportunities everywhere to build a product that helps someone package up a leftover and sell it.
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How To Sell More: 25 Shopify Store Owners Share Their Insights

How To Sell More: 25 Shopify Store Owners Share Their Insights | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Do you want to know the secrets behind some of the best Shopify shops out there? Here are tips from 25 of Shopify's top merchants.
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How One Man Escaped to the Woods and Gained 116,000 Instagram Followers 

How One Man Escaped to the Woods and Gained 116,000 Instagram Followers  | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Facing your fears in life and business   
Lots of people want to follow their dreams, start a business, or perhaps fly off a cliff like you did below. But fear holds us back. How do you decide to take the leap?
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Outsourcing your most personal and private tasks

Outsourcing your most personal and private tasks | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
Do you need a wedding speech written? Or have you left an important item in 100 unlabelled boxes and need someone to find it for you?  Or is there is a block of chocolate that you need desperately that they simply don't sell in your state?
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Meet the small businesses that can help you write a wedding speech, do a last-minute dry-cleaner run or find a missing legal document.

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5 Time-Saving Smart Business Tools For Artists

5 Time-Saving Smart Business Tools For Artists | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
5 time-saving tools to help you run your art business, so you have more time for what’s most important: creating and selling your art.
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- great post via Creative Biz : If you’re struggling to keep things in order, you can also use tools to increase your efficiency–and we know some of the best. Here are 5 terrific time-saving tools to keep you and your art business on track. (read more..)

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Are Women Worse at Self-Promotion Than Men? (The Abundant Artist)

Are Women Worse at Self-Promotion Than Men? (The Abundant Artist) | Artdictive Habits : Sustainable Lifestyle | Scoop.it
— The Abundant Artist
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found via The Abundant Artist : Many women struggle to promote themselves. Of the top 100 selling artists in the last year, only one was a woman. Why?  a really great discussion that was put out as a podcast.  Check it out here: http://theabundantartist.com/podcast13/

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