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PPC VS SEO. How About Both?
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Dig deeper into those keywordsSo, you’re a small business owner, running your own business for the first time, and you want your company’s website to be on the first page of the Google search results. Unfortunately, you haven’t the slightest idea how to get there, right?

Well, we’re here to tell you that through a combination of search engine optimization (SEO) and strategic advertising with Google AdWords, you can get to the top.

The first step in most SEO plans is on page optimization. SEO ensures that your website gets ranked high in the Google search results, using a combination of your website’s content, your keywords, authority, and backlinks leading to your content.

This is great and absolutely very important, but what if you are unsure which keywords to use?

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16 Email Productivity Hacks to Unchain You from Your Inbox
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16 Email Productivity Hacks to Unchain You From Your InboxDo you wish you had more time?

Or rather, do you wish you spent less time on mind-killing, boring stuff like managing emails?

Staring at dozens, hundreds, or thousands (in some cases) of unread messages in your inbox, two things usually come to mind:

A. “Please kill me now, I don’t want to deal with this”

B. “Where can I get some hardcore energy drinks, or better yet, a time machine, to actually deal with this?”

Here at Firepole, we rely on email extensively for communication. And the way we make it work, apart from a healthy sense of humor in the face of mountains of unread messages, is by using some productivity hacks.

Today, I want to walk you through some of these. Some of them we use as a team, others I’ve come across online. By the time you finish reading, you’ll have a plan to incorporate some of these (if not all 16) into your email management plan.

So let’s start off…

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The Hidden Key to Business Success
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HikerAs a small business owner, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day grind: deadlines, bills, maybe even another job. We focus only on the urgent tasks that are right in front of us and forget everything else.

This is a huge mistake, especially if you are just starting out.

As a business owner, your primary job is to see what could be (not just what is). That’s what separates the innovators from the copycats. It’s also what separates successful entrepreneurs from the ones who fail.

So let’s talk about how you can learn to see your business’s potential early on, and the primary benefits it will bring you.

Here are three key areas where you might not be “realizing your potential”:

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CEI 115: Joint Venture Management with Andy Hussong
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It’s not always easy to approach JV partners to help promote your product or business. Is your first instinct to find a potential partner whose audience would be a perfect fit, and use that as your pitch? The truth is, approaching a potential partner from that angle is one of the biggest mistakes newer entrepreneurs make. Today, Danny talks with JV Attraction Coach Andy Hussong, and he walks you through the do’s and don’ts of building JV partnerships.

So let’s get started! All you have to do is click the play button below.

Podcast runtime: 25 min 52 seconds | Transcript

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7 Guaranteed Ways to Ruin a JV Proposal
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Two business men shaking hands, close upIf you read this blog then you most likely have some sort of online business.

So assuming this, you’ve picked out a target audience (or at least you should have). And you either have a product to sell, or decided to promote someone else’s as an affiliate. And you’ve probably set up your website and written a few blog posts as well.

But then you realize all of this is useless unless you get eyeballs onto your website, i.e. traffic.

The problem you encounter, though, is you have to pay for ALMOST all forms of traffic either through time or money.

Unfortunately it’s one or the other.

Obviously guest posting is a great way to get free traffic, but you have to invest a lot of time and be patient to benefit from that. But what if you want something much quicker?

Is paid advertising the answer?

Well, the important thing to realize is…

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