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Day of Business Advisor

February 5, 2021

What Is a Day in the Life of a Business Advisor Like?

What a day is like in the life of a business advisor primarily depends on the category of the business advisor. There are different categories of business advisors out there depending on the type of business engagement (and their availability): Industry experts who offer advisory services as an added value proposition Business advisors employed full-time

How Can You Apply Productivity Techniques In Content Production

January 22, 2021

How Can You Apply Productivity Techniques in Content Production?

I’ve been compiling productivity techniques for a while now and most of them are applicable in content production as well. Pomodoro Pomodoro revolves around 25–5 blocks—25 minutes at 100% focus (no interruptions) 5-minute breaks, run a few rounds, and take a longer break. If you break down your content process into different sections or headlines,

social accounts for your business

February 7, 2020

Should You Have Separate Social Accounts For Your Businesses?

Keeping separate social accounts for your businesses would be best unless you already have established an influencer brand. If Ronaldo or Mark Cuban or Obama decides to write about skateboarding or run a separate video gaming channel, millions of users will get hooked, because they *love* their brands already, they respect them; they want to become

SEO agencies

November 1, 2019

Why Do Small Businesses Use Overseas SEO Agencies?

Location does matter only if you are running a brick and mortar store or want to position yourself in a local market (speaking a language different from English). In any other case, the actual location of the SEO service provider is irrelevant. Different vendors across the world can handle targeting an international business with an English website. With

what type of music works best

October 25, 2019

What Types of Music Work Best When In A Creative Zone?

I’m pretty sure it’s a personal preference for the most part, but I have a couple of suggestions for the types of music work best when in a creative zone. While you’re in the creative zone — coming up with the content, editing for better readability, gathering stats — avoid lyrics. Lyrics are generally distracting unless

gift ideas for your business partners and employees

October 4, 2019

What Are Some Amazing Gift Ideas For Your Business Partners and Employees?

What gift ideas for your business partners and employees do you currently have? I’m really fond of backpacks. A hosting company I worked for as a brand ambassador branded a nice camouflage Dakine backpack for a Christmas party, which I believe also contained a pack of Converse sneakers. I still remember both and really appreciated the gifts.

leverage smartphone for work activities

September 24, 2019

How I Leverage My Smartphone for Different Work Activities

Other than calls and messaging, I try to leverage my phone for different work activities. Tethering is one of the obvious go-to actions when I’m working from a coffee shop. This process is a VPN for security purposes which also lets me connect to our intranet (accessible from a static IP). I run a VPN for

techie startup founder sell product online

April 5, 2019

How Can A Techie Startup Founder Sell Product Online?

How can a techie startup founder sell his product online? Since hiring costs too much (not suitable in too early stage), then what else? Great startup founders are obsessed with their businesses. As uncomfortable as it may be for you, closing the first customers is your job. Unless you have a co-founder who is strong in

How to Reject Sales Proposal

February 10, 2019

How To Reject Sales Proposals While Keeping Your Door Open

Generally, most of the cold emails and calls we receive (dozens every month) are automated and provide no value for us whatsoever. Some of the remaining exceptions are just not a good fit for us. And every 3–4 months we receive an interesting one that may be worth pursuing. Whenever we want to politely put a

Freelancers

February 4, 2019

Upwork’s IPO Impact On Freelancers Who Use Their Platform

As a former freelancer, I’d generated over $60K back in the day. As a company owner, we’ve already invested 6 figures through Upwork. Increase The Profit Margins While the long-term strategy of Upwork may shift, going public will mean stricter compliance reported to investors and finding opportunities to increase the profit margins (and profit as a whole). The