How Successful People Go From 6 to 7 Figures

Are you staying true to your New Year’s resolution? Vitagene reported that 14.8% of New Year’s Resolutions are to ‘save money.’ While this a great resolution, there might be a better one: make money and grow your profit margins in new and uncharted ways. If you’re looking to build on your success, to upgrade your money mindset and go from six to seven figures this year, these resolutions are for you. 1. Invest in a mentor or coach Many start off the new year with high hopes, then find it hard to remain…

4 Ways Do-It-Yourself Entrepreneurs Can (and Should) Keep Things Simple

The world of entrepreneurship can seem extremely complex. After all, entrepreneurs have a lot of different responsibilities on their plates. From developing products and services to managing contractors and marketing campaigns, the to-do list can seem never-ending. Despite this, the oft-quoted cliche, “Keep it simple, stupid,” still has great meaning for entrepreneurs — especially those who bring a do-it-yourself attitude to their work. By streamlining your focus and keeping things simple, you will avoid getting stressed out and burned out. Here’s a guide for tapping into your inner DIY entrepreneur.  1. Focus…

11 Ways to Build Links Through Content Marketing

Let’s face it: link building is tough. And it’s only getting harder. Long gone are the days when you can get away with buying links, yet links remain one of the top 3 ranking factors. If you want to rank in 2020, you need a great link profile pointing to your domain. However, given the fact that earning links isn’t getting any easier, it can often be hard to know where to focus your efforts to gain maximum returns. Say Hello to Content Marketing For those running SEO campaigns in the majority of industries, your…

New: Google Search Console Removals Tool

Google has just launched a new tool within the new Google Search Console named the removals tool. This tool lets you temporarily block search results from your site, it shows reported via other Google public removal tools (i.e. Outdated content) and you can manage SafeSearch filtering in this tool. You should be able to access the tool by clicking here – if it doesn’t load for you, then it is still rolling out, give it some time. At 8:28am ET it started to work for me, so hopefully you will see it soon. The…

Five Top Marketing Trends To Pay Attention To In 2020

As we’re ringing in a new year — and a new decade — now is the perfect time to reassess your marketing strategy. The number of new tactics isn’t coming up short, even into the 20th year of the 21st century. While a complete overhaul might seem daunting, I believe focusing on even a few of these five marketing trends will help your brand stand out in 2020. 1. Influencer Marketing Working with social media influencers to promote your brand isn’t a new concept, but the way brands are choosing…

10 Reasons Why WordPress Is the Best CMS for SEO

Since its release in 2003, WordPress has never stopped growing. In fact, it now powers 34% of the web. WordPress 5.3 (released on November 12, 2019) has already had 8,088, 611 downloads! So what are the reasons behind WordPress’s popularity? There are many. But to you as a marketer, there’s one that stands out: WordPress is the best CMS for SEO. Here are 10 reasons why. 1. WordPress Focuses on User Experience WordPress’s themes and plugins work together to make websites professional, user-friendly, and attractive. The result? Visitors enjoy the experience they…

The Top 10 Mistakes That Keep Women Entrepreneurs From Scaling to $1 Million

Where are the million-dollar women? In 2018, just 1.7 percent of women-owned businesses generated more than $1 million in revenue, and the challenges are even greater for women of color entrepreneurs. Why is it that even though women own 40 percent of all businesses in the U.S., making “real money” is more the exception than it is the rule? What’s getting in our way when it comes to business ideas that make bank?  As a scaling coach and founder of Million Dollar Women, I work with hundreds of women across the country who are scaling up, and I interviewed dozens of…

9 Highly Successful Entrepreneurs Reveal the Biggest Startup Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

What separates the entrepreneurs who make it from those who don’t? These uber-successful business founders and Advisors in The Oracles share the most common mistakes they see from aspiring entrepreneurs and explain how to overcome those mistakes. Here’s why some will never make it — and how you can. 1. They believe everyone’s advice. Image credit: The OraclesMarla Beck Entrepreneurs often struggle because they listen to others’ advice instead of their instincts. Everyone has opinions. When you’re getting started, you’re going to hear a lot of people tell you no because “That’s…

Telltale Signs That You Shouldn’t Be Raising Venture Capital

Standing outside of the Mercy Virtual facility in St. Louis on an unusually cold fall day, I was on the phone with two founders who were pitching me on a new blockchain startup. They had a few customers and some early traction, but nothing to indicate product-market fit. And yet, they had raised $3.5 million from crypto investors in an Initial Exchange Offering (IEO) to grow the team and build product. Remarkably, the $3.5 million they raised was non-dilutive, meaning they didn’t have to give up equity in their business the…

Starting a Business Isn’t What You Think. Here’s What to Expect Instead.

According to recent research, 24 million Americans want to become their own boss by 2021, but they may not really know what they’re getting themselves into. Freshbooks collected data from more than 3,700 full-time American workers for it’s 2019 Self-Employment in America report. Many of them had recently become small-business owners or wanted to become one. It turns out many budding entrepreneurs have high expectations, but they aren’t being realistic.  The data shows people anticipate better work-life balance once they start a business. They think they’ll be healthier and less stressed. At the same…