______________________________ Blogging ______________________________

How to Personalize Your Emails

Increase Personalization by Adding a First Name to Your Emails If you’re looking to create a personal touch to your emails, adding the subscriber’s first name is a great place to start. Before beginning we recommend brushing up on your Custom Field Knowledge and working in our Advanced Template Editor. In order  to add  a subscriber’s first name to an email, you will need to have the custom field … [Read More...]

The Subterranean Foundations of Any Good Content Marketing Strategy

Let’s go deep for a moment. Below the surface, not in the 20th-century French existentialist sense, but to a much more simple understanding of depth that can actually start to make things happen for your content marketing strategy … whatever it is you’re trying to do online. As Mr. Sartre once said, “Words are loaded pistols.” I happen to believe that is a true … [Read More...]

5 Ridiculous SEO Myths Every Blogger Should Ignore

SEO scares or confuses most bloggers and for very good reason. Google makes it a challenge for you to understand what they are doing, and they keep changing the rules. If that were not enough, there is also a lot of half-baked information out there and blog posts filled with the wrong information. So, in this post I want to highlight five ridiculous SEO myths you should ignore and, what you should … [Read More...]

Working with Images in Your Mailings

Using images in your content can do wonders when it comes to increasing engagement. Many publishers will feature their main image with only a short line of text in their emails to encourage readers to click-through to their website. These images can really draw a reader back to your site, as long as they behave properly when converted to email. All FeedBlitz EZ templates are responsive which … [Read More...]

Connect with Your Audience, Connect to Your Power

You may have noticed that our content this week shifted forward a day — we took Monday off to honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Then on Tuesday, we started talking a lot about connections — especially the connection with our audiences. Brian kicked things off with a post about one of my favorite topics — our ability to attract the kind of customers and clients we … [Read More...]

_________________________ Business Opportunities ____________________

Our Plan for How to Achieve Financial Freedom – January 2017

Welcome to the annual edition of our plan for how to achieve financial independence and retire early (aka F.I.R.E.)! Every year at least one time, I like to take everything I’ve learned about aspiring to a level of financial freedom and meld it all together into one big plan – OUR plan – my “money design”!  It’s possibly one of the most brilliant things I’ll ever create … [Read More...]

Planting the Seeds of Human Capital: Your Greatest Investment

As the year comes to a close and I become another year wiser, I realize more and more how secondary money really is in the grand scheme of life. “Most of us” know this to be true about all the cliché things like bigger homes, more expensive cars, luxury jewelry, and so on. But what’s harder to define is that grey area in the middle … the place between having just enough for both now and the … [Read More...]

Our Next Travel Hacking Scheme: How to Get a Free Hotel Stay

Hello! And welcome to the next phase of my attempt to become a travel hacker. For anyone who’s not familiar with that term, “travel hacking” his when you get to travel for free or at a seriously reduced price by strategically signing up for various credit card offers and optimizing the value of your points. In my last post on this topic, I wrote about what a steal I got by scoring free … [Read More...]

Is There Merit to a “Percentage of Remaining Portfolio” Retirement Withdrawal Strategy?

Even after writing my last ebook “How Much Money Do I Really Need to Retire & Achieve Financial Independence?” which talks a lot about retirement withdrawal strategies, I still like to actively comb through the Internet and see what sorts of other ideas are out there. One of the least talked techniques that I’ve come across (but I see them mentioned in forums like the … [Read More...]

_______________________ Converting Techniques ________________________

[Case Study] How Conversion Rate Experts increased their SaaS client conversion funnel over to $1.5M extra revenue

Conversion Rate Experts is a world class agency known for the quality of the results they get for their clients. They are a forerunner in the Digital Marketing Industry and in fact coined the term “conversion rate optimization” (CRO). They have clients around the world, offering their services in nine different languages. Conversion Rate Experts (CRE) is so Article by Convert.com Blog. Read … [Read More...]

9 Online Tools That Will Improve Your Website’s Conversion Rates

The landing page of a business website is an important component to any business plan. The landing page needs to make a highly translatable and communicative first impression. After all, without customer conversions, you would have no business in the first place. Any strong sales webpage should include an enticing call to action, striking visuals, Article by Convert.com Blog. Read entire story … [Read More...]

Design and UX Trends to Boost Conversions in 2017 [INFOGRAPHIC]

As more of our interactions — both business and personal — migrate online, intuitive design and user experience have never been more important. The fast pace at which the digital world is changing means there’s always a new trend on the up and up promising to skyrocket our results. Last year we saw the rise of mobile-first design, full-width hero images and user-driven storytelling. This year … [Read More...]

Ancient Rhetoric for the Modern Persuader: How to Argue for Conversions

Here’s a common phrase that perhaps you’re familiar with: “Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.” As an optimizer, you’re in the business of arguing. You’re constantly arguing with your visitors about whether they should leave their email or not, buy something or not. Improving your argument, even just a little bit, can have a huge impact on your … [Read More...]

_________ Earning Money _________

Binary Options Trading Signals – The Worlds Largest Live Binary Options Signal Provider |

Binary Options Trading Signals – The Worlds Largest Live Binary Options Signal Provider | http://www.binaryoptionstradingsignals.com/ review Binary Options Trading Signals Is The Premier Signal Service For Binary Options As You Watch A Live … [Read More...]

The Insiders Guide To The Business Of Fitness Modeling

Los Angeles Fitness Photographer Natalie Minh is internationally recognized for her work. Her images have appeared in global advertising campaigns and the NYC Times Square billboard, model portfolios throughout well known European and American … [Read More...]

Black Diamond Trader | Black Diamond Trader

Black Diamond Trader | Black Diamond Trader http://www.blackdiamondtrader.com/ review Black Diamond Trader Is A Real Trading System That Works On Any Market (forex, Futures, Stocks, Binary Options) And Comes With Live Support From A Cftc Registered, … [Read More...]

_______ Entrepreneurship _______

Job Creation By President

One of the first promises President Trump made when he announced his candidacy over a year ago was that he would be the “the greatest jobs President God ever created.”  So, just how many jobs is that?  Payrolls data only goes back as far as 1939, so … [Read More...]

Looking For A Reliable Garage Door Service In San Diego

Garage doors are more prone to getting damaged than other doors in the home; the reason being that they are used more frequently and are in close proximity to automobiles all the time. It is important to thoroughly inspect these doors on a monthly … [Read More...]

The Closer 1/19/17 – Strong Starts, Weak Wages

Log-in here if you’re a member with access to the Closer. Looking for deeper insight on global markets and economics?  In tonight’s Closer sent to Bespoke Institutional clients, we break down monthly residential construction data, also … [Read More...]

_____ Finance and Investing _____

People noticed that Trump basically quoted Bane in his inauguration speech

A line from President Trump's inauguration speech was weirdly similar to what Batman villain Bane says about Gotham in "The Dark Knight Rises." Article by Feedburner. Read entire story here. … [Read More...]

8 Tips to Save £1000 This Winter!

With the aftermath of the Brexit vote now playing out and inflation starting to rise, the last thing people need is for the winter frost to start driving up their energy bills too! Unfortunately, as temperatures drop it is inevitable that we will see … [Read More...]

The Internet of Everything — $12.6 trillion ROI expected over the next decade [SLIDE DECK]

BI Intelligence has created a slide deck exploring the most disruptive trends in the IoT including an analysis of consumer, enterprise, and government markets. Article by Feedburner. Read entire story here. … [Read More...]

______________________________ Resources ______________________________

Before you write one word of a sales page, do this first…

And a failure to do it can be the difference between: I know. “CLICKBAIT MUCH?” Put down the pitchfork a sec, and let me explain. When I sell something, I often use the generic “Introducing Product Name,” as the headline on my sales page. And if you’re the type of person who reads and analyzes what other people do, you might come to the conclusion: “Oh! Derek … [Read More...]

“Why are sales pages so long? Do people even read it?”

Have you ever stumbled on one of those long sales pages where you have to scroll and scroll and scroll to get to the actual product? “WHY IS IT SO LONG?” “DO PEOPLE EVEN READ THIS?” A natural reaction. Especially to the untrained eye. But check this out… It appears those sales pages can actually work, right? “But just because it works doesn’t mean I want … [Read More...]

Why You Should Never Mix “Business” and “Politics” (Business + Politics = Disaster)

A friend of mine is very political. He also runs an online business. I asked him a simple question: Me: “Why do you mix the two?” Him: “I just can’t keep quiet about…” And I get it. One of the BEST things about “freedom of speech” is having the option to speak up when we believe something isn’t okay. …but when you run an online business, … [Read More...]

_____________________________ Saving Money _____________________________

How to Apply Maslow’s Heirarchy to Your Money This Year

You might vaguely remember your psychology teacher talking about Maslow.  He pointed at a picture of a triangle as you nodded off in the back of the school room.  But that triangle might mean more than you think.  Today, I’ll give you a refresher course on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and tell you how this applies to your money.  If you’re missing a rung in this ladder, this might be the “aha” … [Read More...]

What If I Had a Zero Credit Score? The Pros and Cons…

Do you have a credit score of 740 or more? Well then you must be a financial success! Or maybe not….What does that credit score really mean?According to MyFICO.com, a credit score is made up of five categories:Payment history – do you pay your bills on time?Amounts owed – the lower the balance the better (but not stagnant at zero)Length of credit history – the longer the … [Read More...]

100+ Ways to Make Money on the Side

Is your salary lower than you’d like? Are you dissatisfied with your job? Have you ever wondered how you could make money on the side?I had these same exact thoughts 6 years ago and that’s exactly the reason I started my blog. This single decision bumped my side income up to $10,000+ a year and it also improved my day job salary because I was proving my interest and skill in finance. … [Read More...]