Monthly Archive: October 2013

Oct 24

3 Pitfalls to Avoid When Working to Monetize Your Content

For some blogs and online publications, there comes a point where you transition from a hobby to a source of income. On the surface, monetization is easy. There are methods that are simple to implement and to maintain. However, making money from your content can also mean making pennies per day, or making hundreds of …

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Oct 15

15 Things I Am Horrible at Doing, and Why

things I'm horrible at doing

This exercise is another snippet from Hacking Your Education: Ditch the Lectures, Save Tens of Thousands, and Learn More than Your Peers Ever . The point is to find things that we may be horrible at doing because we never really made the effort to be good, or we decided in our heads that we …

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Oct 14

Las Vegas, Learning, and Other Updates


I spent five days in Las Vegas, and came back with a cold. That’s the main reason why I didn’t blog right when I came back. It’s hard to blog when you’re stuffy and having trouble sleeping. I also came back a winner, but when you have a cold you can’t enjoy the winnings right …

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Oct 10

Content and SEO are the Same Thing!

Get That Into Your Head Already! An interesting problem that we run into regularly is that a client hires us to do business communications, such as press releases, blog posts, web content etc. That’s great, but what the client also does is hire an SEO firm to do whatever it is they need to do. …

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Oct 09

Tips and Tricks to an Attractive Job Description

attractive job description

With the recession and high unemployment, it would seem that finding quality candidates would be easy. The conditions are right for an employers market, where hiring managers have the best pickings when hiring someone for a position. But, if that’s the case, then why are your pickings still below par? The problem could be in …

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Oct 07

Guide to Small Business Phone System Brands

small business phone systems

There are many phone system brands and companies out there. In fact, there are no fewer than 50 different companies out there that provide business phone systems. Of course, there are the big, well-known brands like Panasonic, Cisco, Samsung, and Toshiba. Surely, they are good brands and can provide you with a good business phone …

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Oct 06

Technology for the Traveling Professional

technology for the traveling professional

Employees are much more on-the-go these day, whether it’s working out in the field, working from home, or working away on a business trip. Nonetheless, you and your employees definitely need technology, or access to technology, in order to do the job. This doesn’t necessarily mean a mobile phone or a laptop (although those do …

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Oct 05

A Few Places to Get Your Tech Essentials (For Less!)

tech essentials

Sure, your business may not necessarily need tablets or the latest mobile phone models to operate. But, there are some technologies that are essential to running your business. You probably need at least one computer or laptop, a phone system, and a quality web presence. All that costs money to purchase and to maintain, but …

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Oct 04

The Next Few Posts are Pre-Scheduled for My Convenience

scheduling blog posts

I do leave for Las Vegas tomorrow morning, so while I’m out-of-town, I’ve scheduled some posts for the next few days. I don’t want to worry about posting while I’m visiting family and playing poker, so I’ve posted some articles that I’ve written for previous clients a year or two ago. Might as well, right? …

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Oct 03

A Short Guide to Online Browsers

guide to online browsers

To PC users, Internet Explorer is the online web browser to use. For Mac users, it’s Safari. After all, those are the ones that come pre-installed to those respective operating systems. But, after a conversation with my brother, I learned that not everyone realizes that there are more Internet browsers out there than just those …

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