Selling Socially for Higher Conversions

By Kate Buck Jr.

One of the biggest challenges that businesses face today is figuring out how to develop rapport with their customers when marketing to them online.

How do you get people to know, like, and trust you when you're not meeting them face-to-face or even over the phone?

Inject Your Personality into the Conversation

The more authentic [...]

By |Thursday, June 25, 2015|Categories: How-To, Issues, Marketing|Tags: , , | Comments

Dirty Laundry is Good for Your Business

By MaryEllen Tribby

"I love working from home, I get so much laundry done and today I even cleaned out my refrigerator."  This was a comment I overheard the other night while waiting for the PTA meeting to start at my daughters' school.

Unfortunately that was far from the first time I have heard a work at [...]

By |Monday, June 22, 2015|Categories: Issues, Time Management|| Comments

4 Quick Rules of Split Testing

by LeadPages

If you haven't run a split test in a while, here are a few best practices to consider.

Always test against your control: Your control....is the page or pages that are already working on your site. Whenever you test a particular tactic in this book, you should be running an A/B test vs. your existing [...]

By |Thursday, June 18, 2015|Categories: How-To, Issues, Marketing|Tags: , , | Comments

Open Yourself Up to Empowerment and Bloom

By MaryEllen Tribby

I find that many women confuse the issues of self-esteem and self-empowerment. They believe it is the same thing. Although there is a significant overlap, they are NOT the same.

However, you cannot be empowered until you have rode and conquered the self-esteem train.

So let's explore that first since self-esteem is an important element [...]

By |Monday, June 15, 2015|Categories: Health & Well Being, Issues|| Comments

5 Reasons Why I Don’t Give Away My Products

By Bob Bly

Do you remember Wimpy, the character on the cartoon Popeye?

He was always mooching from the luncheonette where he ate, asking the proprietor: "I'll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today."

Well, QN is the Wimpy on my subscriber list! A few weeks ago, he e-mailed me this message:

"I hope this note finds you [...]

By |Thursday, June 11, 2015|Categories: Business, Issues|Tags: | Comments

Twice is Extra Nice: Use it to Your Advantage

By MaryEllen Tribby

Isn't it interesting how ideas can come from the most unexpected place?

I found that to be true after receiving the following email.

"Hi Mary Ellen,

I really used to enjoy reading your content and found it to be very helpful. However, lately I'm finding the emails to be an exact repeat of last years. Are [...]

By |Monday, June 8, 2015|Categories: How-To, Issues, Marketing|Tags: , , , | Comments

Get More Done in Less Time (with Less Stress)

By Craig Ballantyne

My day begins between 3:30 and 4 a.m. I slip stealthily from under the covers and drape my feet over the edge of the bed.

Bally the Dog, alert to my slightest of movements, takes this as his cue to get up from his mat. He wanders over from the corner of the bedroom [...]

By |Thursday, June 4, 2015|Categories: How-To, Issues, Time Management|Tags: , , | Comments

Are Mondays Killing Your Business?

By MaryEllen Tribby

It's a deadly habit that we all have to stop. It's that constant mindset that we will start a new habit on Monday.

You know what I am talking about. We have an ice-cream cone on Tuesday and profess to start our diet again on Monday.

Or, we actually get up and go to the [...]

By |Monday, June 1, 2015|Categories: Business, Issues|| Comments

7 Steps to Conscious Creativity

By Jon Butcher

Break out of your established patterns, illuminate your life with imagination, and look at your world in whole new ways. These 7 steps are sure to get your creative juices flowing!

1.  Seek Variety

"Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns
in order to look at things in a different way."
-Edward de Bono

"Variety is the spice [...]

By |Thursday, May 28, 2015|Categories: How-To, Issues, Work/Life balance|| Comments

How to Profit From a True Sense of Urgency

By MaryEllen Tribby

"I can't believe she just gave up," commented my doubles partner Fran.

All I could say at the time was, "It is so incredibly sad."

You see, it went down like this...

We were at three-all in the first set of our tennis match. We broke our opponents serve and took the lead at 4 - [...]