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New Simplified Pricing Tiers

Email marketing is becoming increasingly more difficult and complex as our field expands. There’s so much to consider when selecting and working with an email service provider – What all can I do? How hard is the setup? How much am I going to be paying? Do I have to pay for extra emails? What if I’m paying for things I don’t even need or use? Is it easy to use? Will I get lost in the mix of … [Read More...]

Marketing Doesn’t Have to Be Sleazy: 5 Real-World Examples

In my youth, a former coworker once told me, “I’d never date anyone who works in marketing.” When I inquired about his reasoning, he replied: “It’s just so sleazy. Choosing that line of work says a lot about a person.” Since I was young and impressionable, that sentiment stayed with me. So I was naturally Read More... The post Marketing Doesn’t Have to Be Sleazy: 5 Real-World Examples … [Read More...]

How To Create Black and White Backgrounds for Color Images on

In this tutorial, we are going to show you how to take one of your color pictures and make the background black and white while leaving one element of the image in full color. To follow along this How To for you will of course need the software (which is free). You will […] The post How To Create Black and White Backgrounds for Color Images on appeared … [Read More...]

How to Smash Your Blogging Goals in Just 5 Days

This post is by ProBlogger expert Ellen Jackson of Potential Psychology Have you ever uttered the phrase, ‘One day I’ll…’? Of course you have. We all have. One day I’ll schedule my social media One day I’ll improve my web site One day I’ll organise my images (a personal favourite) One day I’ll start a podcast… Next we say, ‘When…’ When I have more time When I have more money When inspiration … [Read More...]

Target Top Subscribers in 15 Seconds or Less

Working with segmentation by engagement levels to boost your email marketing to the next step. Top students in school are easy to identify based on grades. Top sales associates are determined by revenue, and top marathoners are tallied by times. But what about top email subscribers?  Email marketing uses metrics such as open rates, clicks, and shares to identify  top subscribers. (Conversion from … [Read More...]

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What’s the Difference Between a 403(b) vs 401(k)?

Have you ever wondered about the differences between a 403(b) vs 401(k)? In our house, we have both.  I work as an engineer and have a 401(k).  My wife is a teacher and has a 403(b). Early on when we first got our jobs, I honestly knew nothing about either plan.  We each just simply filled out the forms and really thought nothing of it. A few years later when I started taking more and more of an … [Read More...]

My Practical Advice for Writing Blog Content That Matters

If you own a website, I’m going to guess that one of your greatest struggles is continuously writing blog content. I should know … This week, officially turns 6 years old.  Can you believe it? And while I don’t have any ultra-impressive five or six-figure monthly income reports to share with you, I do celebrate the fact that we have a ton of blog content to offer you … [Read More...]

What is the Minimum Retirement Savings You Could Comfortably Live On?

Have you ever thought to yourself: What’s the least amount or minimum retirement savings I could get away with? It’s a perfectly valid question to ask; especially when you consider how little retirement savings most people actually have. (Fidelity estimates the average is around $273,600.) While the major media outlets would have you believe that you need somewhere between $2 and $3 … [Read More...]

What Are the 401(k) Withdrawal Rules for Early, Penalty-Free Access?

Is it possible to withdraw money out of your 401(k) retirement plan before age 59-1/2? The short answer is “yes” – of course! But the 401(k) withdrawal rules are not without their obstacles. Remember that the IRS intends these plans to be a way for U.S. employees to save their money for one day when they are ready to retire. And in exchange, savers get a break on paying the taxes … [Read More...]

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6 Effective & Easy Ways to Convert Customers on Instagram

For retail brands with highly visual products or services, using Instagram as part of your layered marketing campaign is a no-brainer. The growing social media platform is a great way to showcase your products, engage and reach audiences that are currently or might be prime consumers. But with a historical lack of conversion, how do Article by Blog. Read entire story here. … [Read More...]

Part 2: How to Measure the Effectiveness of a Customer Health Model

Customer Health continues to be a hot topic among Customer Success professionals for obvious reasons. Getting your customer health model right is critical to the foundation of a great customer success operation. In part 2 of our customer health webinar series, we tackled “How to Measure the Effectiveness of a Customer Health Model” and discussed a more advanced approach to customer health. We were … [Read More...]

The Erotic Playbook of a Top-Earning Sex Worker (NSFW)

“Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.” -Mae West Alice Little (@thealicelittle) is considered the #1 top-earning legal sex worker in the United States. She is a 4’8″ legal sex worker at Nevada’s world famous Moonlite Bunny Ranch.  This episode is definitely not suitable for work (NSFW). In this wide-ranging episode, we cover a lot of ground, … [Read More...]

How to Find Better Converting Keywords

Keyword research is an integral part of digital marketing. It helps in analyzing demand, creating advertising strategy, brainstorming, content creation and more. But did you know that it can also help improving your conversion rate? Yes, if you know how to find those better-converting keywords! Let’s see how to find keywords that tend to convert Article by Blog. Read entire … [Read More...]

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Like Warren Buffett’s In This To Lose Money

You see, kids, back in 1982, color photography hadn’t yet been invented Humans are atrocious at assessing risk. That’s why there are mothers who won’t let their kids visit the house of a friend whose parents own a gun, but who have … [Read More...]

Carnival of Wealth, Mad Jack Churchill Edition

Now this is the face of a man who just loves killing Nazis. Presenting the only World War II soldier confirmed to have killed an enemy with an arrow. When the Krauts invaded Poland, Lt-Col Churchill reenlisted at the age of 34. He’d left the … [Read More...]

Carnival of Wealth, Ockham’s Razor Edition

Includes an attachment for those hard-to-reach places So the Malaysian government has determined that an airliner that was lost over the ocean did, in point of fact, crash into the ocean. Thanks for that. Next up, how was the Empire State Building … [Read More...]

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The Closer: End of Week Charts — 11/17/17

Looking for deeper insight on global markets and economics?  In tonight’s Closer sent to Bespoke clients, we recap weekly price action in major asset classes, update economic surprise index data for major economies, chart the weekly Commitment … [Read More...]

The Closer — Industrial Output, Output Gap, Capex, And Trade Prices — 11/16/17

Log-in here if you’re a member with access to the Closer. Looking for deeper insight on markets?  In tonight’s Closer sent to Bespoke Institutional clients, we review today’s data releases in the US: industrial production, Philly … [Read More...]

The Closer — Online Falters, Prices Punchy — 11/15/17

Log-in here if you’re a member with access to the Closer. Looking for deeper insight on markets?  In tonight’s Closer sent to Bespoke Institutional clients, we review today’s retail sales report, CPI data, EIA weekly storage … [Read More...]

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Why God’s way takes longer

It is kind of like becoming a tree I was staring at a tree the other day just day-dreaming and kind of worrying about how long it was taking to get answers to prayer for a few issues in my life. I was reminded of… Psalm 1:1-3 How blessed is the … [Read More...]

The Trump administration’s extreme vetting plan is being blasted as a ‘digital Muslim ban’

Tech experts say the Trump administration's extreme vetting plan will likely be riddled with inaccuracies and target innocent people who pose no threat. Article by Feedburner. Read entire story here. … [Read More...]

How I made $2,145 Last Month by decluttering

A few years ago I began a journey towards minimalism.  And not the weird kind where you sleep on the floor and only have one plate and one fork, but a kind where I question all my possessions and get rid of the stuff I don’t need. I had read a … [Read More...]

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Getting Your Startup Started When You Have No Cash

Lots of people have a dream that sees them leaving their mundane nine-to-five work and becoming a successful entrepreneur. Sadly, the dream doesn’t always become a reality. There are simply too many obstacles. Money is one of the biggest! You need to have the cash to put into your startup and then cash to live on while your business builds momentum. Sounds expensive? Don’t let cash worries prevent … [Read More...]

Careers To Keep The Home (And Inner) Fires Burning

Career choices in life are rich and as varied as they come in the modern world, if you wanted to be a famous blogger, it seems that all you need to do is put in the 10,000 hours that is required! But seeing as most of us don’t have 10,000 hours to spare, you may want to start thinking about what careers you can do that will ignite your passion, put some fire in your belly, and, more … [Read More...]

The Professional Services You Never Expected to Use as a Freelancer

Everyone knows that the path of a freelancer is one paved with riches, fame, and freedom. However, it takes a while until you can reach that stage because it’s going to cost you a lot of time and effort before you’re able to reach a level of exposure that guarantees you work, let alone well-paying work. As a result, it’s important to rely on other services to help you get exposure and promote your … [Read More...]

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Do You Know What REALLY Affects Your Credit Score?

Many consumers are aware that a credit score is an important part of their finances. In recent years, a credit score has become an indicator of your financial wellbeing and reputation. Even companies that aren't lending you money might be interested in your credit score. As a result, it's important to keep tabs on your credit score, and understand what is likely to impact your score. … [Read More...]

4 Personal-Finance Lessons From NASCAR

Note: This is a post from Joan Concilio, Man Vs. Debt community manager. Read more about Joan. For those of you who didn’t spend Sunday watching the Daytona 500 – and bemoaning its 6.5-hour rain delay and multiple 8-car-plus crashes – well… you have my sympathy. (And my apologies, because you probably aren’t going to like today’s post if you’re not a … [Read More...]

Top Reasons to Pay Off a Mortgage Early – by the Mortgage Mutilator

I met Alex about a year ago when he reached out to me for the first time. He had recently started a website (like I always encourage ALL of you to do) and wanted to reach out to, and help, as many people as possible. I agreed to let him write an article for me, and quite honestly, it was fantastic. Since then, he’s reached out again. And this time he had even more material – the top … [Read More...]

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