The Top 4 Reasons to Build an Email List

If you were to ask business owners the number one thing they wish they had done right from the beginning, many of them will say that they wish they had focused on building an email list, from day one.

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But why is it so important to build an email list? Why I’m glad you asked! This post will explain the top reasons to build an email list, and will also provide information on the email service provider that I recommend.

How to Come Up with Enough Blog Post Ideas for an Entire Year

Platform Expertise

This is a post on how to come up with enough blog post ideas for an entire year – in only 10 minutes. Let me admit that I’m a bit doubtful about this being accomplished in only 10 minutes, but it’s a fantastic post that’s worth checking out. So what if it ends up taking you an hour instead of 10 minutes? An hour for a year’s worth of blog post ideas would be well worth it!

Lessons from Marcus Lemonis that I Applied to My Business

I’m always on the lookout for people to mentor me in my business. Sometimes that mentorship comes in the form of face-to-face interactions, and other times it comes through books, but seldom has it come (for me anyway) via T.V. The exception is Marcus Lemonis, a.k.a. The Profit.

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There are many things I love about the him, but a huge thing is that the principles he presents are universal, and apply to any business — including mine.

Here are some quotes by Marcus that I love, and how I’ve applied them to my business. No doubt my business is different from yours, but I hope you can see how they apply to you as well.

When it Comes to Content Creation (and Everything Else in Life) Consistency Matters

Sparring Mind

This time of year, everyone’s talking about goal setting. I definitely believe in goal setting, but this article on Sparring Mind touches on something that is more important than setting goals, and that is doing specific actions consistently.

Applying this to what I do as a blogger and author, I would, for example, make a practice of writing four hours a day, rather than setting a goal to publish a certain number of blog posts or books in year. The focus is on the process, rather than the outcome — but the outcome is almost guaranteed if you do the process.


How to Link Your Kindle and Print Book on Amazon

This morning in one of the Kindle Facebook groups that I’m in, someone asked how to link your Kindle and print book on Amazon. In addition to answering his question, I thought I’d write a quick blog post in case any of my readers have the same question.

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This is a great question, because for the following two reasons, it’s really important to have all versions of your book (print, Kindle and if you have it, audio) linked together:

Whether for business or personal use, Twitter provides a unique platform for staying connected. In this class that I’m teaching at Arapahoe Community College you’ll learn how to set up or improve an account, discover Twitter terminology, Twitter etiquette, and how to get more Twitter followers.

Date: January 28, 2015
Time: 06:00-09:00 pm.
Event: Community Education Course (registration required)
Topic: Twitter 101
Venue: Arapahoe Community College
Location: 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, Colorado
Public: Public

How to Use Images in Email [Infographic]

Building your email list is one of the most important things you can do to grow your business. At this time, my email list is still pretty small (though thankfully, it’s steadily growing!), but even though it’s small, it has a big impact.

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For instance, I’ve been able to build relationships with my fans via email because that gives me an opportunity to communicate with them personally.

But a challenge that I’ve always had with email is what in the world to send to people. I also haven’t always known how to best optimize images for email.

Because of that, I was delighted when I came across this infographic on why and how to use images in email.

Level Up Your Day

Level Up Your Day: How to Maximize the 6 Essential Areas of Your Daily Routine (2014)

Having a hard time getting the most important things done each day?

Working hard, but not really getting anywhere?

Do you have goals or aspirations that seem like nothing more than a pipe dream?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, chances are, you don’t have the routines in place to become and do all that you desire.

Top 100 Content Marketing Articles for 2014

Kristi Hines
December 22, 2014

This is a GREAT  list compiled by Kristi Hines on the best content marketing articles in 2014.  I was happy to see that one of my articles is listed (see #72). I haven’t yet read most of the articles and the list, and you can be sure that I’ll make my way through the list and read many of them. If you don’t want to have to find great posts on your own, be sure to check out the post!