When asked what we regret in our careers or life to date, it can be difficult to formulate a response. Not only is it tenuous at best to try to pinpoint the exact moment where we should have pursued this direction instead of that, seized one opportunity over another, or taken a risk over a guarantee, but each decision – whether later deemed good or bad – has led us to where we are today. Regrets may be futile, yet there is a particular variety of wisdom that can only be gained in hindsight. As we move through each decade
Note:This post has been completely rewritten and updated as of 21/06/2017. A landing page, as defined by Unbounce, is: …a standalone web page, distinct from your main website, that has been designed for a single focused objective. Any page on your site could, in theory, be classed as a landing page because visitors land on different pages after clicking on an ad, a link in an email, a call-to-action on social media, or many other sources. Your primary goal is to get your visitors to take action. Perhaps you’re looking to convert them into members, subscribers, or loyal customers.
The alarm on your phone goes off. Time to get up, shower, grab a bagel and coffee for the road, and drive to work. It seems every day you’re on autopilot. There’s no need to think – just do. For many people, having a traditional 9-5 job, while being somewhat secure, is not what they envisioned it would be when they signed up for it. You may only get two weeks for vacation; the pay is lousy, the people are a bunch of gossipers and the work – well, let’s just say you don’t really need your degree to do
Here’s a scenario you’ll likely be familiar with. You land on a site, and as you scroll through the page, you see a section called “As seen in,” which contains logos of the big name websites or publications that website or company has been featured in. Immediately, your opinion of the website changes. You suddenly think it’s more credible and you’re more interested in what it has to offer. Now, if you’re anything like me, you might even think to yourself, “It would be cool if I had something like this on my website.” Sound familiar? You’re certainly not alone.
Let me ask you this: When you first started blogging, did making money from your blog ever cross your mind? Maybe not. Many new bloggers view blogging as only a hobby. It’s not until they generate a decent amount of traffic and develop a loyal following do they even consider monetizing their blog. For some, this journey proves to be highly successful, but for many of us, earning a livable income from affiliate ads, Google AdSense or selling your own product is tough. Amy Lynn Andrews, a blogger, says this about making money from your blog: I’d say give
Following our own advice is one of the most difficult things to do. The bare-naked truth of this is exposed when we try to either break bad habits or create new good habits. Parents are always telling their kids not to do things that the adults do every day. On December 31 of every year millions of […]
I’m the gatekeeper for guest posts on a website that gets a pretty decent amount of traffic. I sympathize with the writers trying to get content published; I’ve been there myself. But the first rule is this: If you can’t write a polished query letter, you can’t get published. Sometimes it’s the little things that […]
I’ve been seeing a lot of sentences like this lately: Pronouns and adverbs like who, what, when, where, and how are often the first words in an interrogative (question); we all know that instinctively. However, just because the first word in a sentence is one of these words, the sentence isn’t automatically a question. I […]
The first paragraph or sentence of a blog: If it doesn’t stress you out, you don’t understand what’s at stake. Here’s why it should be a major source of stress: A killer first sentence needs to accomplish two goals that are usually diametrically opposed to each other: It needs to engage the reader, and […]
I love lazy people and frankly, I consider myself to be a little on the lazy side. Why? Because lazy people find the easiest way to get something done. When Tom Sawyer hooked people into painting that fence for him, he may have become the first recorded example of a solopreneur in classic American literature. […]
I’m the gatekeeper (editor) for a business website that gets quite a few visitors, so the job of sorting through guest blog submissions falls to me. Every so often a wannabe guest blogger writes on the topic of how to create viral content, and it’s not that they don’t occasionally include some good ideas, it’s […]
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