Brother CreativeCenter “Back to Business” Contest $500 Prize Suite

Brother Creative CenterBrother has created a free way for anyone to design professional business cards, mailers, calenders, posters, and much more by editing templates provided in their CreativeCenter.

If you can point and click you can create beautiful marketing materials. Print them out on your own printer or save them as a PDF file. Easily upload and use your own photos to make them even more special.

Even if you have no graphics skills to create marketing materials,
you can make beautiful documents like the ones below.

This is an example of a mailing created [Read more...]

3 Reasons Bloggers Should Create & Sell Their Own Products

Create your own products to monetize your blog

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For many bloggers, monetizing can be quite a pain. It’s no easy task to regularly create and share high quality content, keep your followers engaged, build your own mailing list, and cultivate a steady stream of traffic.

Despite the difficulties that come with monetization, there’s one surefire way to make sure that you’re generating revenue from your blog—start creating and selling your own products. Here are three reasons why: [Read more...]

One Foot on the Golf Course: The Facts About Partial Retirement

Born to Golf ~ Forced To Work

So you’ve worked a long career at your job and put away plenty in your retirement fund…but is it enough? With prices steadily rising over time and your likely hope for a long life, it can be difficult to know when you’ve finally stored away enough nuts to go home for the winter.

If your retirement fund fades away before you do, [Read more...]

How to Make Readers Love Your Blog in 5 Simple Steps

How to Make Readers Love Your Blog in 5 Simple Steps
92% of the companies who blogged multiple times a day acquired a customer through their blog.

A blog can boost your business especially if you know how to convert a new visitor into a real-time reader, and then a “lead” who subscribes to your blog.

The “stickier” you make your website and the more wow factor you deliver in your content, the better chances they’ll stay around for longer.

Here are a few ways to do just that. [Read more...]

5 Ways to Encourage Social Media Sharing #smm

Sunglasses symbolizing getting eyeballs on your content by using multi-media to encourage social sharing

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Once you get your company’s social media accounts running and generating content, the next strategy your marketing team will need to tackle is engagement. This analytics concept is a culmination of how many people share, comment, like, retweet, or otherwise interact with your social media posts.

Engagement is crucial because it can build promoters outside your usual social media networks and company channels. Here are five ways to boost engagement rates through calls to action, multimedia content, and hash tags. [Read more...]