7 Time Management Shortcuts for Marketers Who Can’t Write

On June 8, 2017
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Marketing today is writing – whether you like it or not.

Ten new ad headlines are due. 4,000 words on the topic du jour are needed by 5 pm. And all you can do is stare at a blank screen. The blinking cursor on a fresh white page, mocking you.

Putting the proverbial pen to paper can be tricky for many. Even the most seasoned writers have days when the Words. Just. Won’t. Come.

But here’s the deal: Writer’s block is a myth. It only happens when you’re not prepared. When you’ve failed to put in the time getting organized. And figuring out exactly where you need to go next.

time management hacks for writers

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7 No B.S. Tips: How to Get Freelance Writing Jobs

On May 3, 2017
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 Finding freelance writing work

Writing is not fun. It’s a daily slog. Sometimes, it’s not terrible. But mostly it’s incredibly difficult. Requiring 100% attention and focus and energy.

And it can be lucrative. But only if you do it right. Change the rules of the game in order to embrace your uniqueness.

Want to be a freelance writer? Here are seven no B.S. tips for finding and getting freelance writing work (from an accidental writer who’s made a lot of money doing it).

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64 Affordable Small Business Marketing Tools

On March 17, 2017
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Keeping all of your marketing ducks in a row is no easy feat for a small business owner. You most likely run a tight ship and don’t have the personnel or budget resources to shell out for countless expensive marketing tools.

The good news is that there are plenty of affordable and effective tools out there to help you optimize your marketing efforts and compete with the big guys.

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7 Social Media Management Tips to Save Time & Improve Results

On July 25, 2016
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As a millennial (but not one of the whiny ones that baby boomers complain about), I grew up in the age of online friendships and followers, which has exploded into a world of digital living. If I want to find a restaurant, I hop on Yelp. Recipes or clothes? Pinterest. Trying to be an adult? LinkedIn. The best thing about these options is that they have already been vetted by other people! I’m going to trust a Facebook friend who recommends a product 1000x more than a description on the product website.

Social Media Management Tips

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3 Ways to Run More Effective Client Meetings

On July 8, 2016
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PPC agency life can be hectic – bouncing from tasks, meetings, phone calls, training, blog-reading. Within a given week, I can average 4-7 meetings per day. Sometimes it’s amazing that we can balance getting all of our tactical work done when comparing the time we spend living in conference rooms or enduring hour-long conference calls. How do we keep our sanity?

Hey, it’s what we do! And we’re (hopefully) good at it! But have you ever finished a meeting and found you were asking yourself, “What was the point of this meeting? What did we just accomplish”? Or worse, have you LED meetings where you felt like that at the end? Trust me, we’ve all been there.

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7 Excel Tricks to Make You a Power User

On May 6, 2016
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What does it take to succeed in business today? Increasingly, one of the most important skills you can have is digital literacy.

 Excel tricks to make you a power user

If you read my blog posts regularly, you'll know I'm a HUGE fan of coding as the most important skill an entrepreneur or employee can have today. Learning to code offers so many valuable benefits, including allowing you to save money on marketing and web design functions, and giving you better perspective when hiring out coding tasks.

But when it comes to specific programs, one of the most important ones to master is that old Microsoft standby: Excel.

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99 Online Marketing Tools You Won’t Be Able to Live Without

On August 24, 2015
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To say that digital marketers have to be jacks-of-all-trades is a considerable understatement. Marketers don’t often get the recognition they deserve for having to master so many different software tools, but if there’s one profession that requires knowledge of more tools than a Swiss army knife, online marketing is it.

Online marketing tools 

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