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...]

How Grabbing Drinks After Work is Killing Your Budget

Are you spilling money going out for drinks?

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It’s a common scene after work – a few coworkers leaving the office ask you to join them for a few drinks at a nearby bar or nightclub. You might have a favorite place to go, or there might be a pub that’s just conveniently down the street. However, these regular trips down to your local watering hole might be costing you more than you realize.

It’s common knowledge that drinks cost more at bars than they do at grocery and liquor stores. The alcohol markup can be as high as 400% for draft beers and a whopping 1,206% for liquor. That’s right. Do you hear the sound of your money burning inside of your pocket? Take a look at these four ways to reduce the amount you spend on drinks each week. [Read more...]

Video Marketing More Essential As Mobile Device Usage Grows

Video Pricing - Videos for small businesses from $79 and upVideos are a much better content format on mobile devices. Many sites are a challenge to navigate – as are long blog posts. But video comes across loud and clear.

It is essential that small businesses use video to stay relevant.  They do NOT have to be expensive. There are templates that can be customized with your business name and contact information.  These cost only $79.

Totally original 30-60 second videos can be made just for you for $299. Longer or more complex videos cost $499. You can see many examples of these videos by clicking the image above.

Not sure what to put on your video? If you buy from Julie I will personally advise on how to make it effective.

You MUST grab their attention in the first few seconds!
No long lead-ins or introductions!