Painted Picture: How to Travel into the Future with Your Business and Thrive

Success Starts Here Freeway Style Desert Landscape

I listened recently to one of Kate Northrup’s webinars called The Anatomy of Making Money Online.

All packed with interesting, inspiring and thought provoking information. For those of you who haven’t heard of Kate yet, she is the author of Money: A Love Story, a book that covers Kate’s fun and proven approach to creating absolute financial freedom.

While she shared her simple strategies of making a profit and a difference, Kate talked about how important it is to “paint” a clear picture of your business (and life) for the next three years, and recommended the Painted Picture exercise.
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How to Structure a Blog Post To Boost Sales [Infographic]

Picture this.

You’re sitting down ready to start writing a new post for your blog.

You’ve written hundreds already, and yet you hesitate.

You borrowed so many voices and styles writing for clients and guest posting. And now, you feel self-conscious about your own voice and style.

Are there still new ideas left uncovered? Or can you,  at least, create something sticky from a topic that’s been covered oftentimes, by giving it your own spin?
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Top 10 Slideshare Content Marketing Presentations of 2013

Online content marketing has been *the* topic marketers feverishly discussed throughout this entire year.

93 percent of them have been using content marketing in 2013 out of which 44 percent have had a documented content strategy.

While we prepare to welcome the holidays and the New Year, the predictions for 2014 look pretty good.

Confidence is growing with most tactics, social media has been used more frequently than the year before, and brand awareness keeps being the main organizational goal for B2B content marketing.

Having said that, here are the related top 10 Slideshare presentations that I found the most interesting this year.
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November Content Marketing and Social Media Roundup

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Case Study: Advanced Content Marketing

By Jeff Bullas at jeffbullas.com

“Content is a two syllable word that has become an online marketing strategy. Its impact has far reaching effects that belies its verbal simplicity. It influences search engine results, drives online engagement and can create brand awareness at velocity when it goes viral.

“With Google’s recent updates, the role of content has increased in priority. The search giant is now rewarding sites with higher rankings that offer unique content that delivers a quality user experience. …” Read more >>

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The Science of Gratitude [Infographic]

This is another piece than what I normally post on this blog.

4291193035_b893df8d66_mIt was prompted by the below beautiful infographic (courtesy of Mindvalley Academy) about the power of gratitude and the science behind it.

It reminded me that, in 45 years on this planet, I only started practicing gratitude in the past year or so.

Thank you, Oprah, for opening my eyes!
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How to Get Viral with a Content Marketing Rant

1589875058_17c89cdb92_mA couple of months ago I came across a rather unsettling series of predictions about content marketing, published in January 2013 by Doug Kessler, Co-founder and Creative Director of Velocity Partners, a small London-based B2B marketing agency.

That rant was an eye-opener as much as it was a kick in the ass.

10 months and lots of more content later, Kessler’s slideshow continues to make marketers and content creators squirm in their seats. Here’s why.

Titled “Crap, Why the biggest threat to content marketing is content marketing,“ it looks at how important it is to create quality content, and how to rise above the noise.
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Social Media: Why Pinterest is Good for Your Business [Infographic]

Have you ever wondered what Pinterest can do for your business?

I admit, as a major Twitter fan, I was rather skeptical about using Pinterest as a potential marketing channel for sharing my content. I wondered how it would work for me. One of the things I’ve learned through my online endeavors is that I shouldn’t start with a channel in mind, but with an audience.

At first, being a visual person, I thought that just sharing various images is what it’s all about. So I created one board at a time based on my personal preferences and interests (food, travel, photography, entertainment), and waited to see what would happen. A like here, a repin there. It was kinda fun.
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October Content Marketing and Social Media Roundup

ID-10091675Here are a few must-reads I liked reading last month that I wanted to share:

3 Ways to Promote Blog Posts

By JoAnn Milivojevic at joannmil.com

“Promoting your blog post is just as important as writing good content. If you build it they MAY come but if you promote they more likely WILL come. So, how can you attract more viewers? Andy Crestodina, Co-Founder/Strategic Director of Orbit Media says publicize your post through:

Social Media

Email Marketing

Search Engine Optimization” Read More >>
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The Secret of Being Productive

ID-100208085Do you often ask yourself what would do the trick for you to start that project you’ve been putting on hold for so long?

What makes you procrastinate?

Is it something that seems too daunting to accomplish?

In my experience, knowing that I have to accomplish a big task ahead (like writing an ebook or 30 guest posts in three months – ugh!) makes me anything but productive.

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September Roundup: How to be Number One on Google, Audience and More

ID-10080598My August weekly roundups got me two things that I’m really appreciative of: more eyeballs on my blog and new connections with fellow marketers and writers.

Some peeps whom I constantly read may have been vacationing this summer, but others were still hard at work.

Since my plate is getting considerably full, as of September I opted for putting together a monthly roundup, that will include 10 of the most engaging, results oriented and inspiring posts I come across.

There were lots of them this month and my mission to choose the best 10 posts wasn’t easy!

Here they are:
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