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ConvertKit vs SendPulse: Which is the Better Email Marketing Service for Bloggers?

Email marketing has long been dominated by a few select players who entered the industry in the late 90s. For a new player to make a mark and establish itself takes time, effort, and fortitude.

As such, it has taken SendPulse and ConvertKit considerable amount of work to reach a position where they can challenge big players such as AWeber, Mailchimp, Constant Contact, and GetResponse.

ConvertKit is a powerful email marketing software that is often compared with premium inbound products such as Infusionsoft because of the advanced email automation functionalities it offers. Compared to other email marketing tools out there, ConvertKit does a few fundamental things such as list management and automation a little differently. It spices things up by giving advanced segmentation and automation options to users. Continue reading

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6 Easy Ways to Inspire Your Readers to Trust You

I watched Spider Man 2 this morning.

Super heroes get away with being masked men and women. Protecting your identity does indeed protect those you love. If you are a super hero.

If you intend to become a professional blogger, hiding away is the last thing you want to do because if people cannot see you as you are, something seems fishy.

Would I wear a trash bag over my head if we met on business at Starbucks?

Probably not. Unless donning trash bags becomes the “in” thing.

Having spent 2 weeks in NYC early last month I don’t see the trend picking up.

Now I’m living in Doha, Qatar for the month with my wife Kelli.

We saw some wicked wind storms earlier this week. Fabulous for branding in terms of videos and pictures. Not so hot for my sinuses. Continue reading

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6 Common Landing Page Mistakes Most Beginners Commit (And How to Avoid Them)

If you’re growing an email list or selling a product or a service on your website, you’ll probably know how inevitable landing pages are for your business.

Everyone knows that landing pages are built for one single purpose—to convert your visitors into leads or customers.

The best part is landing page helps you to keep the focus of your visitors on the opt-in forms or call-to-action buttons placed in it. By this way, you can persuade them to take the desired action on landing pages—like filling up the form or clicking the ‘buy now’ button.

If you’re looking to build a landing page for the first time, likely you will be making most of these common mistakes that most beginners commit. Continue reading

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The 5 Most Annoying Web Design Features!

Though playing around with web design features is fun, it’s easy to go overboard with all the bells and whistles. Resist the urge to include design elements simply because you can or because other websites are using them. It’s more important to design a site that is effective and easy for your users to navigate. Avoid including these five annoying features. Continue reading

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SwissCoin Questions and Answers to help you make real money!

I have been doing SwissCoin for the past five months and so far, it’s been great. While mining coins and getting set for public trading, the network marketing aspect and the commissions make the business a blessing all together.

So far, I have had a series of questions from beginners, most of them coming over and over again. So in collaboration with uplines, I’m publishing here a list of Questions and Answers to help your understanding of the business.

If there are some more unanswered questions, please post them in the comment section. Continue reading

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How to Use Infographics to Get Page One Rankings in Google Search

What if I told you that there was an easy way to achieve page one rankings in Google and you probably aren’t using it?

In today’s post, I am going to share with you how to use infographics to get page one rankings.

I am not only going to share how you can use infographics, I am going to show you exactly how I successfully used an infographic to get to page one in Google for a very competitive keyword.

If you are like most bloggers, you are beating your head against the wall trying to climb the Google rankings and start benefitting from organic traffic.

Day after day you check your traffic stats and nothing… Continue reading