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Google+ App Update Eases Page Management

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Google has released an update to both Android and iOS that brings much-needed ease to the management of Google+ Pages, and several other enhancements.
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3 Critical Ways to Build Your Blog and Newsletter Audience

3 Critical Ways to Build Your Blog and Newsletter Audience | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
In the early 1600’s, a young man by the name of Johann Carolus was trying to build a career for himself and his new family in the bustling city of Strasbou
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Thrilled to have a new guest post published on the Wishpond​ blog today! In it I run through 3 ways to use your blog to grow that ever-important email list.
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How To Plan Your Blog Around Holidays and Seasonal Events

How To Plan Your Blog Around Holidays and Seasonal Events | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Whether you’re creating a 30-second TV spot or a blog post, a Facebook story or a tweet, you have opportunities throughout the year to plan ahead and create your content, and advertising, and overall message so that it will resonate with whatever season they’re heard in.
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Throughout the year there are holidays, seasons, and special events. Things like Christmas and March Madness and Tax Season. Are you read for them? Today's article walks you through the steps you can take to plan ahead and prepare campaigns for your blog and business that are timely and relevant and, therefore, more effective!  You can also download free calendars that have all of 2018's major holidays, sporting events & seasons, as well as a free Campaign Planner!
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The Top 10 Most Popular Articles and Resources of 2017

The Top 10 Most Popular Articles and Resources of 2017 | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
These are the most popular articles of 2017 as chosen by you, my readers. Also learn what The Social Media Hat accomplished in 2017 and has in store for 2018.
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As we rush toward a new year, it's gratifying to look back on the past year's successes, and appreciate those who have helped along the way.
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What Do You Say When Their Eyes Glaze Over?

What Do You Say When Their Eyes Glaze Over? | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
It’s party season, and the inevitable question will arise: “So, what is it you do for a living?” How do you answer that as a solopreneur?
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It's almost Christmas, which, among other things, means many of you will have to once again try to explain to your family and friends what it is, exactly, you do. Instead of stumbling through an answer, why not give this technique a try!
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How She Used Her Online Business Experience To Succeed Offline

How She Used Her Online Business Experience To Succeed Offline | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
In the spirit of A Christmas Carol, we're looking back at stories of successful SBIers, sharing key lessons for your own solopreneur business. Let's learn from Melissa Makris.
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How He Went From America-Poor to America Top 3%

How He Went From America-Poor to America Top 3% | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
In the spirit of A Christmas Carol, we're looking back at stories of successful SBIers, sharing key lessons for your own solopreneur business. Let's learn from Travis Wilkerson.
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"I measure success by how many lives I can change, not by how much money I make from selling." - Travis Wilkerson Love that message, and this story!
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Solo Build It! Holiday Special

Solo Build It! Holiday Special | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Whether you're starting a new business, or looking for a fresh start, there's no better time to jump in than right now.
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Always wanted to start your own online business? Now's the time.
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Blogging - The Foundation for Pinterest Marketing Success

Blogging - The Foundation for Pinterest Marketing Success | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Discover how blogging can support a successful Pinterest presence to drive real traffic, leads, and sales.
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For the best results on Pinterest, you need a blog. That doesn’t mean you need to spend thousands (or even hundreds) to set it up or spend hours and hours a week writing. But you do have to write.
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7 Easy Steps To Create An Amazingly Successful Blog

7 Easy Steps To Create An Amazingly Successful Blog | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Ready to see how to create a successful blog for your business? Mike Allton breaks down the 7 essential steps to create a killer blog starting from scratch.
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I'm very pleased to have new guest post live this morning on the Social Quant, Inc.​ blog, outlining the 7 Core Steps you need to take to make sure you set your blog, and yourself, up for long-term success. Please take a look and let me know what you think!
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The Best Sales For Marketers This Year!

The Best Sales For Marketers This Year! | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
While consumers are interested in gadgets and appliances, savvy businesses and marketers know that Black Friday is a GREAT day to get deals on the tools and services we use every day! Check these out:
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Steady Income From The Arts? This Calligraphy Lover Shows It's Doable

Steady Income From The Arts? This Calligraphy Lover Shows It's Doable | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Instead of forcing her creativity into a 9-to-5 job, this artist uses her calligraphy skills to teach a global audience and produce a steady income online.
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"At a certain point along the way I realized two things about the internet. It was a way (a) to earn steady, passive income and (b) to provide useful, needed information and skills to an audience according to their demand." Love this solopreneur success story!
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Tailwind Officially Launches Tribes To Help Bloggers Expand Their Reach

Tailwind Officially Launches Tribes To Help Bloggers Expand Their Reach | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
One of the biggest challenges facing bloggers is getting other people to share your content. Tailwind Tribes can fix that.
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Big news for Bloggers, Business Owners & Pinterest users today! Tailwind's new Tribes feature is now open to the public, and it's amazing! Check it out below:
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How To Share All Your Evergreen Posts To Every Social Network Forever

How To Share All Your Evergreen Posts To Every Social Network Forever | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Using just a couple of tools, you will be able to set up an unlimited recurring queue of evergreen posts to all of your social networks.
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If you've been blogging for a while, you're really going to appreciate today's article. Learn how to make sure that EVERY evergreen blog post you've EVER written gets shared to EVERY social network, forever.
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How Do You Start A Blog For Free?

How Do You Start A Blog For Free? | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
If you're new to blogging, you might want to find a way to get started for as little money as possible. Here's how.
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One of the questions I get asked a lot is this: “How do I start my blog for free, Mike?” And I completely understand why. You’re new to blogging, and you’re not sure if it’s going to work. Rather than shell out thousands of dollars for nothing, why not find a free or inexpensive approach that lets you test the waters? The good news for you is that I’ve tried them all, and with my help and guidance, you’ll be able to sort out what your options are and how to proceed!
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How Your Small Business Can Benefit From Social Influencer Marketing

How Your Small Business Can Benefit From Social Influencer Marketing | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
While some small businesses are still scared to try influencer marketing, there are plenty that are using it to sell their products. Businesses hesitate because they think influencer programs are expensive. There are several other myths associated with influencer marketing that keep away small businesses.
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Four Steps to Better Decision Making

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While decision making engages many different centers of the brain and starts a chain of events long before we become conscious of it, there are things we can do which can make a significant impact on how the decision-making process inside our head, works.
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Ever made a bad decision? Yeah, me too. It happens to all of us, even in situations where we think we ought to have all the right answers. That's because even the simplest decision facing our minds is actually a complex thought-process filled with motivations and emotions that we barely realize are there. Fortunately, we have David Amerland​ to guide us! In today's guest article, he maps out four steps we can take whenever we're faced with an important decision. Four steps that will help us get to a super-calm, focused state of mind. Take a look and give these a try next time you have to make a decision!
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How To Use A Blogging Planner

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A Blogging Planner includes calendars and worksheets to help you organize your blog and keep you focused on positive goals. Here's how to use one.
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Ultimate Blogging Planner for 2018

Ultimate Blogging Planner for 2018 | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
This is a beautifully designed printable planner that includes 41 worksheets in all, plus additional assets, plus bonuses! Make 2018 an incredible year for your blog.
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I am thrilled to announce that my 2018 Blogging Planner is now available! 

With this planner and accompanying worksheets, you will *Plan to Succeed* in the coming year. It is designed to be printed and customized to suit your needs, while still providing much-needed structure for even the most accomplished blogger. 

Ana Hoffman​ says the 2018 Blogging Planner is, "Practical. Tactical. Will leave you with no excuse not to get things DONE.” 

And that's the whole idea - to give you a tool that you can use each and every day to get more done! 

 "If this is the year you’re going to get serious about blogging, get this planner NOW", says Alisa Meredith​. 

 Click through to see everything that's included in this planner, including several special bonuses, and more testimonials from Jenn Herman​, Rebekah Radice​ & Peg Fitzpatrick​!
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When Is The Best Time To Start An Online Business? (Hint: NOW)

When Is The Best Time To Start An Online Business? (Hint: NOW) | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Get SBI! or SBI! for WP on sale and save 33% when you start your online business today!
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3 Innovative New Tools To Discover Promising Blog Topics

3 Innovative New Tools To Discover Promising Blog Topics | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Savvy bloggers know their audience, have researched their niche, and have a publishing schedule set out well in advance. With these tools, you can generate blog topic ideas and get ahead of the game as well!
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5 Strategies to Frame Your Buyer's Website Experience

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This article will break down five high-impact strategies you can implement to influence your visitor's buying behavior and improve the chance of a purchase.
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How Long Before You Start Making Good Money Blogging?

How Long Before You Start Making Good Money Blogging? | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
The answer may not be simple, but with the right guidance, you will get a reasonable timeframe for how long it will take to make money once you start your blog.
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The first question nearly every new blogger asks.
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How To Start A Blog: The Ultimate Free Guide

How To Start A Blog: The Ultimate Free Guide | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
If you’ve been thinking about starting a blog, this is the place to start. How to determine your audience and focus, get your blog running, build an audience and make money.
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Everything you need to know to not just start a blog, but build a successful online business and passive revenue stream for yourself.
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How Facebook Is Improving Communities To Bring Us All Closer Together

How Facebook Is Improving Communities To Bring Us All Closer Together | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Facebook has determined to develop "the social infrastructure for community -- for supporting us, for keeping us safe, for informing us, for civic engagement, and for inclusion of all." Here's how they're doing it.
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3 Lessons From Harry Mudd, The Most Famous Intergalactic Solopreneur

3 Lessons From Harry Mudd, The Most Famous Intergalactic Solopreneur | The Content Marketing Hat | Scoop.it
Before Q, before the Ferengi, before Kivas Fajo… there was one man who served as a constant foil to Star Trek’s bold vision and heightened sense of nobility. Fans of the original Star Trek, as well…
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