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7 Online Tools That Help You to Write Faster and Better

7 Online Tools That Help You to Write Faster and Better | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Anyone can start a blog – but not everyone can start and maintain a quality blog that offers valuable insights and advice. Part of running a high quality blog is offering high quality content with high quality writing – see the theme? (In case you missed it, it’s quality…) Not everyone is a natural writer, but thanks to a slew of online tools, everyone can become a better writer.

Here are just seven of the many helpful online tools out there that help writers to improve their final versions:



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Continuous 'quality' writing is a challenge for small businesses. These are some good tools.

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Urban dictionary has been an epiphany at times.

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There are many tools to pave the way for maintaining a quality Blog...Have a look here

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Some folks have ask me if I do a blog. I'm a fairly long winded commenter with lots of opinions and thoughts on the topics I care about. The answer is yes, but not seriously. I thought this article might help me get more serious about that. Why waste your thoughts to be left to fly away with time? Someone might be able to build on them even if you don't. Sometimes sad to say we even forget some of our own best ideas when we have time to work on them. Why not record them and store them on a blog.
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13 Quick Tricks to Drive Traffic to Your Blog in Minutes

13 Quick Tricks to Drive Traffic to Your Blog in Minutes | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
The secret to attracting more traffic is doing what others are not doing. This post offers 13 quick tricks to drive traffic to your blog in minutes.

It happens to the best of bloggers.

You produce stellar content that’s helpful and easy to read.

You even publish a blog post a week – or more – to prove you’re serious about blogging.

You genuinely care about your audience.

But sometimes, despite doing everything by the book, the traffic’s a dud.

That’s when the questions start – am I good enough to be doing this? Heck, does blogging even work as a legitimate business model? Am I wasting my time?

If that’s you, let me clear the air by quoting Jon Morrow, “Each and every one of us decides who we are. No, you may not be ready to be a popular blogger now, but you can become ready.”

Blogging works. We’ve seen a lot of proof around us for that. The problem is not blogging; it is doing things that don’t yield trust or traffic to your blog.

You see, a decade ago you could crank out a 300-word piece and get more content published, left, right and center. In those days, just having something published meant you could attract huge traffic. Because not many were doing it.

Gradually, the world caught up and more people started putting out better content. Longer, more in depth, more useful content. Bloggers started calling it “epic posts”.

Today, most of the world has caught up with “epic”. It’s no longer a differential point. It’s a given.

The secret to attracting more traffic is doing what others are not doing, or unwilling to do yet.

And what if I told you it could be done in under 30 minutes?

To make it easier for you, I have compiled a list of 13 quick tricks to drive traffic to your blog in minutes:




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Jef Bullas always brings excellent tips and information. He really knows how to improve your #blog results and how to set up your #webpage.

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How to Stop Hackers from Stealing Your Data on Public Wi-Fi

How to Stop Hackers from Stealing Your Data on Public Wi-Fi | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

You enjoy “free internet” through Wi-Fi hotspots libraries, coffee shops, at bars, and other public places. It seems harmless. Little do you know, a stranger could know your birthplace, the schools you attended, and your recent search history in 20 minutes.

Just a couple of years ago, strangers could login as you on Facebook if you were on the same Wi-Fi network as them. They’d be able to view and send messages from your account, and even post statuses.

You don’t have to swear off public Wi-Fi for the rest of your life, and it’s not entirely the venue’s fault. Instead, let’s figure out why public Wi-Fi is so attractive to hackers and explore how they steal your information. We’ll share a simple solution that protects you from the vast majority of hackers’ strategies and tactics. Read more: click image or title.





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Protect yourself. Start by understanding how vulnerable you are. VPN's are great for security.

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Entrepreneur Spotlight: How On Earth Was I Going To Start a Website? - The SiteSell Blog

Entrepreneur Spotlight: How On Earth Was I Going To Start a Website? - The SiteSell Blog | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Susan only knew how to surf website, but not how to build one. Now she runs her own e-business from home, selling ebooks and video courses.
Tell us about your website, www.easy-food-dehydrating.com. When and why did you start your site?

The housing bubble had burst and people were getting laid off from their jobs.  To be honest, that didn’t really affect me because I’ve always had that entrepreneurial streak … since the young age of 15 when I worked on dad’s farms for pocket money and learned that hard work pays off. My dad is a great teacher and a hard worker, himself being self-employed since leaving the (British) Army.  His work ethic rubbed off on me.

In 2008, I was working from home doing mechanical engineering design (with my brother) and then the recession began. Work dried up. What to do? I tried selling stuff on Amazon à la “FBA” (Fulfillment By Amazon) but the only ones being fulfilled were Amazon themselves …

Fast-forward to 2010 … I was watching Glenn Beck when he was on Fox News and he stated that his family had stored dehydrated food down in his basement – for emergency food purposes. The light bulb went off in my head.  You see, we’d been through back-to-back hurricanes in 2004 and we were without power for a couple of weeks. Fresh food ran out and frozen food languished in the freezer … what a waste.

I researched the food dehydrating topic and realized I wouldn’t be the first to start a website on food dehydrating.  I must admit I was a little scared of starting my own website … but excited too.

And then it hit me. How On Earth Was I Going To Start A Website?

I didn’t know a thing about websites, aside from how to surf! And on other websites I noticed “become an affiliate and sell our items on your website.”  What’s an affiliate? I wondered. I then did what we all do: I Googled “get a free website” …

The results yielded what I deserved to see from the search – but seeing as this is a family show I won’t repeat what I read here.  I then did a more realistic search “build a website” and up came a nice young lady who had an SBI! site.  I thought, What’s SBI? I continued reading the lady’s home page, and I was hooked, or rather I was persuaded with common-sense information that SBI! was the “real deal” – chock full of business guidance that “the other” website hosts just don’t offer.

On December 23, 2010, I became the proud parent of a brand new bouncing baby website I’d decided to call Easy Food Dehydrating.  And the rest, as they say, is history! Read more: click image or title.



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My favorite too, I like SBI for its complete package and step by step building of a great looking site.

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35 Actionable Tips to Grow Your Medium Blog

35 Actionable Tips to Grow Your Medium Blog | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
1.T I M I N G

Publish on a Saturday morning to increase your chances of standing out. You will quickly notice you will even be able to make it to the Medium Top 20 during some weekends with just a few recommendations.

2.P U S H

Bring your first audience from outside. It is way easier for your story to get noticed on Medium after some initial exposure. Email your close friends and also share your article on your social media accounts.

3.B A C K L I N K

Place links back to your website (or CTAs) at the end, or integrate them smoothly into your story. Use Google’s free UTM tool to track links to see which posts drive the most traffic back to your website.

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Writing great content is not enough to get the word out in a big way. Ali Mese has shown that he can write great articles that become viral. I do like his tips.

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How to Profit from Your Blog

How to Profit from Your Blog | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Looking for ways to make money from your blog? Here are 7 ways to profit from your blog.

About to give up blogging?

Or….

Are you going to continue but you’re not sure how to get a great return for the time you put in?

You can make money with a blog…

Do you want to know some ways on how to make money blogging?

… read on!  Click image or title.




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Creating content has value. How do you monetize that value ? This article describes the main ways you can use.

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How to name your startup

How to name your startup | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
No one knows the value of a great domain as much as a startup. That is why some of the most successful new startups shell out upwards of $500,000 for a category killer premium name. But where does that leave everyone else? According to Wakefield Research, 52 percent of people would change their name if they had a chance to.

A Google search for ‘anchor host’ will display anchor.host as the first result. The company has now redirected its earlier page anchorhost.com to anchor.host. Virtualservers.host outranks virtualservers.com significantly in Alexa rankings, which provides analytical insights and rates the top websites.

The fact remains that when selecting a good domain it is important to look at the process from all angles to ensure that your company will be discoverable no matter what. After all, a good domain name can set the tone for a brand.

Below are five things that businesses can do to get the right domain name for their brand from the start. Read more: click image or title.




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The time of #dot.com is over. New #domain names open up a wide series of choices. Be creative, be seen, make it recognizable.

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7 pillars of minimalist Web design

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To balance aesthetics with functionality, minimalist web design is defined by fearless use of space, stunning visuals, striking typography, and an overall focus on the content itself – and nothing else.

When it comes to minimalism, don’t think it’s easier just because it’s simpler. Because there are fewer elements, you must provide the same level of usability (perhaps even better) with less interface. To balance aesthetics with functionality, minimalist Web design is defined by fearless use of space, stunning visuals, striking typography, and an overall focus on the content itself – and nothing else.

We call these techniques the pillars of minimalism, and below we’ve listed the seven most helpful based on our experiences building and appreciating websites. It’s no surprise that minimalism is becoming a popular style today – it correlates directly with many of the modern web design trends, which you’ll also recognize below. Read more: click title or image.




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Your website is your portal to communicating with the world. Make it easy, simple, clear and convincingly attractive. Minimalist web design is a great approach, take a look at this article, you might get some ideas.

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The Mindset of a Lifestyle Entrepreneur, 12 Startup Success Secrets

The Mindset of a Lifestyle Entrepreneur, 12 Startup Success Secrets | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Before he realized that what he actually wanted out of life was financial freedom and the perfect lifestyle, Eddie Yu (@Eddie_Yu) spent three years in the software industry.

Not wanting to spend the rest of his life working for other people, he gave up his job and set about the task of finding something that he could do for himself, and which would give him both the financial freedom and lifestyle that he desired.

Unsurprisingly, due to his previous background in the IT industry, after reading an article about online gambling and affiliate marketing, the author saw the possibilities that the Internet offered and set about the task of creating an online business of his own.

“12 Startup Success Secrets — Mindset and Strategies Workbook for Building a Successful Online Business” is aimed at anyone who aspires to, or is already attempting to achieve their own financial freedom by doing business online, whether it is through selling a product or by providing an online service.

The book passes on the lessons learned by the author during the 13 years that he has been building his own online businesses and it comes in the form of 12 chapters which each conclude with a useful workshop exercise where the reader is able to personalize the ideas that the author has put forward. Read more: click on image or title.





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Everyone would love to make a living with an online business. It provides freedom and a great lifestyle. Finding the right ways to set up a business like that is often trial and error. Reading what successful people have done can create valuable shortcuts. Take a look at what this book has to offer.

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how to get more business thanks to google maps?

how to get more business thanks to google maps? | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

More and more users prefer Internet to Yellow pages to find a company or service online or offline. Search engines have adapted to offer targeted results by location.

Internet giant Google understood the business stakes to be present on Internet and today the search engine geolocates the position of each researcher to propose him the best results and promote local businesses. So your potential customers can easily find you and go to your shop or office.

For example, you are walking on the street and you are looking for a pizzeria or a dentist, Google will display results based on your location through Google and Google Maps with reviews and useful information such as address or open hours. 

To be visible on these results, you can now add your business on Google through Google My Business.

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Getting your business on Google maps is very important for small and medium businesses. The amount of potential business gained is incredible, and the best thing is that it's free. If you're not there yet, here is the recipe!

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10 Tactics for Launching a Product Using Social Media - HBR

10 Tactics for Launching a Product Using Social Media - HBR | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

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Get customers excited with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Meerkat, and more.

I’ve witnessed a seismic shift in the way new products are launched over the past decade. As the founder of a firm that helps launch products, services, businesses, and communities, I’ve watched the days of an embargoed launch date and a single exclusive media story disappear. The Internet has changed the launch process—now companies seed products with influencers, leak information to reporters, bloggers, and consumers, live-stream launch events globally, and reward brand advocates with exclusives. The insatiable 24/7 news cycle and the dominance of social media makes launching a new product far easier in some ways—and more difficult in others.

The new launch landscape levels the playing field for brands of all sizes and industries when reaching consumers–yet the ability for consumers to share their opinions freely on social media can provide huge hurdles for brand messaging. Consumers can quickly activate other like-minded consumers to rev up the online discussion to a level anywhere from highly positive to tanking a brand.

When it comes to choosing media to support a new product launch, consider the target market. Schneider Associates 2014 Most Memorable New Product Launch survey found that each generation uses a unique media mix. Seniors, Boomers and GenXers still like to curl up with a magazine. Millennials are turning to Facebook and Twitter, while GenZ, or the iGeneration, is skeptical of brands and places more value on peer-to-peer reviews–even from strangers. Consumers now look to six or more sources for information before buying a new product. This fractured media consumption trend makes it difficult for brands to build brand awareness, earn consumer mindshare, and drive sales.

According to our MMNPL survey, Facebook is now the second-most used source for new product launch information behind TV commercials. Brands are using Snapchat to provide exclusive, limited-time opportunities to fans, closing the gap between virtual and in-store retail experiences. Meerkat, which was the darling of SXSW 2015, allows people to experience anything virtually through live video streaming on their smartphones. More apps of this nature are surfacing every day.

Brands must be creative and nimble in their approach. Here are some tips brand and marketing managers can use to leverage converged media to their advantage: Read more: http://snip.ly/Andv




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Social media have changed the marketing landscape in a big way. This article contains some strategies and ideas that have been used by major companies such as Taco Bell, P&G, etc. Companies like this employ savvy media specialists.

All of these tip can be used by smaller companies too.

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Twitter Officially Launches Its “Retweet With Comment” Feature | TechCrunch

Twitter Officially Launches Its “Retweet With Comment” Feature  |  TechCrunch | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

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Twitter just officially launched its “retweet with comment” feature, which it began testing last summer.

“Retweet with comment” allows users to embed a tweet in their own tweets, which lets them get around Twitter’s 140-character limit when they write their own commentary. The feature is now available on Twitter’s site and iPhone app and will be available on its Android app soon.

Twitter previously let users embed quoted tweets by cutting-and-pasting its URL, but “retweet and comment” lets you do that by just pressing a button. The feature’s arrival has been heralded with much (somewhat ironic) rejoicing by Twitter users. Unfortunately, you can’t embed the full retweet and comment, as I just found out to my disconcertment while preparing this post (click on the embedded tweets to see how they look in the wild).

As my colleague Sarah Perez pointed out last year, however, the feature serves a serious purpose. For one thing, it allows people to share and comment on tweets without having to shorten the original tweet, which means that its context and meaning is preserved.

Forcing users to truncate their rambling thoughts into pithy soundbites was one of Twitter’s original charms, but as the platform matures, many influential users have been devising ways of getting around the character limit so they can use Twitter as their main public communication platform instead of, say, a blog. Hence the rise of “tweetstorms,” which were initially derided by many long-time Twitter users, but show no signs of abating.

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Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains | Popular Science

Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains | Popular Science | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

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A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys.

You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.

It’s a place where online information is password protected, trapped behind paywalls, or requires special software to access—and it’s massive. By some estimates, it is 500 times larger than the surface Web that most people search every day. Yet it’s almost completely out of sight. According to a study published in Nature, Google indexes no more than 16 percent of the surface Web and misses all of the Deep Web. Any given search turns up just 0.03 percent of the information that exists online (one in 3,000 pages). It’s like fishing in the top two feet of the ocean—you miss the virtual Mariana Trench below.

Much of the Deep Web’s unindexed material lies in mundane data­bases such as LexisNexis or the rolls of the U.S. Patent Office. But like a Russian matryoshka doll, the Deep Web contains a further hidden world, a smaller but significant community where malicious actors unite in common purpose for ill. Welcome to the Dark Web, sometimes called the Darknet, a vast digital underground where hackers, gangsters, terrorists, and pedophiles come to ply their trade. What follows is but a cursory sampling of the goods and services available from within the darkest recesses of the Internet.

Read more: http://snip.ly/YT13




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There is a huge world out there with products and services that we normal humans have no idea about.

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How to Promote Your Most Prestigious Content

How to Promote Your Most Prestigious Content | Internet Presence | Scoop.it


Think about a scenario where you’ve come up with content that you know adds tremendous value to the lives of your target audience. You’ve spent time, money and effort on groundbreaking research for your industry and created an evergreen resource.


But, there is a problem – it doesn’t seem to be delivering the returns you’re looking for.


Why is that happening? Are you failing to market your marketing? Are your optimizing content distribution? One of the most common means of content distribution is owned media like a website. There are plenty of brands making good use of a website to publish content and market it across their social channels. What’s stopping you from doing the same?

How to Promote ContentLearn from the Greats ...Read more: click on image or title.



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All the right tips to make your content read and distributed.

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How to see all the companies tracking you on Facebook — and block them

How to see all the companies tracking you on Facebook — and block them | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
If you're using Facebook, you're giving the company a ton of information about yourself, which it is selling to advertisers in one form or another.

Facebook is a great utility if you want to stay in touch with friends and family, share photos, and see what other people are up to in their lives.

It's free, of course, but that doesn't mean it comes without a price. If you're using Facebook, you're giving the company a ton of information about yourself which it is selling to advertisers in one form or another.

Most people forget that when they download an app or sign-in to a website using their Facebook login, they're giving those companies a look into their Facebook profiles. Your profile contains a lot of personal information that can often include your email address and phone number, but frequently also your work history and your current location. And most people don't realise that if you're sharing any of that data with your friends then apps used by those friends can see that data too!

Advertisers, Facebook app developers, and Facebook ad tech partners don't get a direct look at your personal data. They won't see that my name is Jim Edwards, my phone number is 07xxxx, I'm male, and I work at Business Insider — Facebook hashes and anonymises all the data to protect user's privacy and gives it back to partners in bulk so they can't identify individuals — but nevertheless, this data is being used in order to serve you better-targeted ads.


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Great info to check once in a while. Some of this may be surprising.

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This is VERY important to protect your privacy. You never know who is watching you!!

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A Quick Reference Guide for Social Video (Infographic)

A Quick Reference Guide for Social Video (Infographic) | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Uploading a video in the wrong file type, or incorrect aspect ratio could result in wasted time. An infographic from Italian video production company Communic Animation provides a handy cheat sheet.




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4 Ways to Increase User Retention

4 Ways to Increase User Retention | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Attaining user retention is not easy. The competition is fierce, the web is crowded, users are constantly demanding more to prove you’re worth their time.

The following is a guest post by Nadav Shoval. Nadav Shoval is the CEO & Co-Founder of Spot.IM, an on-site community that brings the power back to the publisher. Prior to Spot.IM, Nadav has developed and founded 4 technology startups. Spot.IM is his fifth venture. Nadav is a technology erudite and a sports addict.

Depending on your industry, a high bounce rate can be your SEO team’s worst nightmare. Practically speaking, it is reasonable to assume that if a significant portion of the traffic that comes through your site leaves without action, your content must not match user expectations. Therefore, when people visit your site, but fail to perform actions within 30 minutes, your bounce rate will likely increase. Read more by clicking on image ot title.



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Getting your visitor interested and engaged is the requirement for better retention. Learn about a few methods that do exactly that.

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Startup Branding Basics | 7 Tips To Help You Build And Grow An Out...

Startup Branding Basics | 7 Tips To Help You Build And Grow An Out... | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Startup Branding Basics | Small business owners often consider branding an expensive form of marketing. They think branding requires a big budget to hire an advertising agency or a branding expert to develop effective campaigns, and mass media to improve brand awareness. However, branding is one of the most important elements of any business, big or small, retail or B2B. A powerful brand strategy gives you a considerable edge in increasingly crowded markets. But, what does branding exactly mean for a small business like yours?

The foundation of your brand is your logo. Your website, blog, tweets, packaging and various other promotional materials, all of which should feature your logo are your tools to reinforce your brand. Get smart about branding and you’ll quickly be on track to make your brand a household name! Here are some guidelines for building a strong brand that positions your small business clearly and effectively in your particular niche, and helps you attract the attention of your potential clients. Read more: click image or title.





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Starting a small business requires a lot of savvy marketing these days to differentiate yourself from the masses. Follow some clear tips to stand out.

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Branding is not costly. It's time consuming but you have to do it naturally on day today basis. 

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Why You Need to Reinvest Half of What You Earn Back Into Your Company

Why You Need to Reinvest Half of What You Earn Back Into Your Company | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
By putting money back into your business, you can help it grow quickly, learn from your mistakes and allows you to hire people to scale it even more.

Just a few years ago, I was saddled with $30,000 in student-loan debt after dropping out of college and taking on freelance jobs just to get by. Now, at the age of 28, I run a website that’s on pace to bring in millions of dollars this year.

People often ask how I turned a hobby blog into a lucrative business, and the answer is simple: Since the blog began bringing in money in 2011, I’ve reinvested half that revenue back into the business each year.

Here’s why reinvesting is the best thing you can do for your business, plus examples of how I’ve applied this strategy to my company. Read more: click image or title.




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You can either reinvest in your own company or work with outside money: loans, investors, VC money... Your own investments will always pay of better in the end.

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How I setup an online course worth $100k

How I setup an online course worth $100k | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
There are so many options for membership sites and online course software that seem great, and their pricing models seem decent, but when you run the numbers, it does not work out in your favour.

I’m sick of hearing from friends that their online course costs more money to run than the revenue it’s generating. Or that they have to shut their course down because the ongoing fees are much higher than the price they charged members in the first place. Or that they want to create an online course, but have no idea where to start, so they stay stuck in the “oh shit, I’m really overwhelmed” stage.

There are so many options for membership sites and online course software that seem great, and their pricing models seem decent, but when you run the numbers, it does not work out in your favour.

I don’t have a magic bullet for building online courses, but because I’m a cheap bastard, I’ve figured out a way to run a course that makes sense financially, regardless of whether 20 people buy or 2,000. Read more: click image or title.





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I posted this article not to promote Paul Jarvis, but mainly to show how many decisions and choices need to be made when setting up such a venture. You may have the ideas, inspiration, knowledge  and creativity to put an online course together, but then come all the practical steps. How do you put it all together? This article gives a good idea of the whole process and some great tips an how to make it work. Personally I wouldn't work with Wordpress, it's far to complicated to master all of its aspects. There are many more good alternatives these days. The idea though is that this is very possible once you do it the right way.

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5 Helpful Pre-Launch Resources for Online Startups

5 Helpful Pre-Launch Resources for Online Startups | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Generating buzz for your company in the beginning is a make-or-break task.

Many startups have failed over the years, and a horrible product or service isn’t always to blame -- it’s often because nobody knew the product or service existed. Attracting users early on, either during the pre-launch beta or on the actual launch date is great for two things: feedback and revenue.

While creating an early buzz and attracting a user base can be difficult, there are many tools that can help, including the five listed below. Read more: click title or image.




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Growthink, Inc. daily article emails and newsletter are furthering my business education...better than any business school. Keeps me excited about growing and expanding my business. Education+Inspiration+Motivation+Innovation = Success. Thanks Dave for helping me to create my own "formula" for success/profit.
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Never run out of ideas for Blog Topics! 5 simple Tips that Work

Never run out of ideas for Blog Topics! 5 simple Tips that Work | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Creating new topics, titles and headlines can be challenging for content marketers. Here are 5 tips to make sure you never run out of ideas for blog topics

To help content producers and bloggers create lists of article topics and create great headlines when they face writer’s block, I’ve listed five topic creation techniques you can use to make sure you never run out ideas for blog topics. Read more: click title or image.





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Your BP template help me achieve the goals I've been trying for 5 years. The template led me to produce an effective tool to attract the investors I need.
Thanks
Robert



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How to Write Content That Engages Mobile Readers

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Google’s new emphasis on mobile-friendly search results doesn’t require just good mobile design, it requires great mobile copywriting–Content Marketing Institute.

You’ve got a responsive site with a kick-ass mobile design. You’re ready for Google’s “mobilegeddon,” right?

Wrong.

With all the excitement over Google’s upcoming mobile-friendly search-results update, marketers are neglecting one of the most critical features: copywriting.

Those focusing too much on mobile usability are giving short shrift to mobile copywriting. Content marketers must understand how and why mobile content matters, and how to create content that mobile readers will love.

Mobile copywriting. It’s a thing.

Smashing Magazine makes the provocative point that “you may be losing users if responsive web design is your only mobile strategy.” The Smashing contributor makes the point that under-the-hood coding is an integral part of the equation. I agree.

I would take his argument in a new direction. You also need to know how to write for mobile users.

How do you create mobile-optimized copy? Following are six critical lessons in the pursuit of better mobile content.

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Hello Dave,
You are a treasure to the Business community.
I have completed my business plan on the second day with your template.  And I had tried and failed for a year before.
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Copywriting evolves as the internet evolves. Writing for mobile changes your style and the way you make your point. How to become a better copywriter? Check out a few tips from Neil Patel.

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How to Create Awesome Infographics Without Being a Designer

How to Create Awesome Infographics Without Being a Designer | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Well, I’m here to tell you that it’s definitely possible to create some awesome infographics in any category that you choose, EVEN if you’re not a designer. In this blog post, I’m going to introduce you to three awesome tools to create the best infographics, tell you how to use them AND how you can share your infographics in different channels all over the web. So, let’s get started!..


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Infographics



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Hey Dave,
Your BP template help me achieve the goals I've been trying for 5 years. The template led me to produce an effective tool to attract the investors I need.
Thanks
Robert



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Creating a nice #infographic is a skill that will please your visitors. It is also something that easily gets shared. Take advantage of this.

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Infographics makes statistics visually interesting and more palatable.

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Info graphics are the norm. Get onboard!

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New to infographics and want to get a handle on how to make complex data speak to your clients then read on.

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Meet the man behind FontDaddy.com Great products! Great service!

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FontDaddy.com is the best online resource for free fonts for PC and Mac. Download great looking free fonts fast and easy.



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Hi Dave, (Growthink CEO)

You are a wonder. Your Financial Business Modelling put in the Excel format is an excellent way to make entrepreneurs understand the basic concept of finances. Your direct involvement and assistance in my case is very much appreciated.


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Find that special font that goes with your idea or website personality. Very creative.

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10 Ways to Get Your Blog Posts Seen and Shared More

10 Ways to Get Your Blog Posts Seen and Shared More | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

So what can you do to make sure you feel good about every blog post you publish? Well, many things.


Content creators have a lot of control over whether or not their content is seen and shared. There are several variables, like how frequently you post and what SEO methods you’re using, that controls how much traction your posts get.


To learn 10 tried-and-true ways to get more eyeballs on your blog posts, check out today’s featured infographic from the tech blog Bit Rebels below....  click image or title.



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To Growthink: "Thank you for all of your assistance. You have a lot of integrity, do good work and deal straight up when there are problems. Please feel free to have prospective clients contact me as a reference."
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Getting good content out is so important... It defines to your public who you are and brings them back over and over again.

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A lot of brands and folks who maintain a blog measure the success of their blogging efforts by how many people see and share their content. When a blog post gets read and shared a lot, it's easy to feel good. Unfortunately, that's not enough.


This infographic provides an excellent blogging blueprint. Recommended reading.  9/10