Why Content Is King (and Promotion Is Key)


Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is a nomadic entrepreneur, bestselling author, travel blogger, and adviser.

He has been traveling since 2006 and has created a site, which offers tested travel tips and advises visitors on how to see more of the world for less. He’s helped 16-million people realize their travel dreams and helped those dreams become realities.

His books include The Ultimate Guide to Travel Hacking, a step-by-step guide on getting free travel in six months, and How to Travel the World on $50 a Day, which was called “The Bible for Budget Travelers” by BBC Travel.

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How to Onboard New Clients the Smart Way with Paul Jarvis


If you’re familiar with the term “onboarding,” it’s likely in the context of software as a service (“SaaS”). It’s all the rage in the growth hacker world.

The term actually originates from the world of human resources. When large enterprises need to ramp a new employee into the processes, procedures, and culture of the organization, onboarding is critical.

When you think about it, taking on a new client is also inviting a new person into your processes, procedures, and culture. So a smart onboarding process can make for happier clients and less time and hassle for you.

Today, Paul Jarvis, a guy with a lot of smart ideas for freelancers and anyone who takes clients, joins Brian Clark on Unemployable. They’ll talk about identifying your onboarding elements, setting parameters that define client expectations, and automating key elements that make your life easier and more lucrative.

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The Perfect Anatomy of a Modern Web Writer [Infographic]

The Perfect Anatomy of a Modern-Day Web Writer (Infographic)

High school was an era of my life I never really want to repeat. Not because it was a nightmare. Yes, there was a little turbulence, but mostly bewilderment and embarrassment.

  • Why do I have to read The Old Man and the Sea while my gym teacher sleeps behind a newspaper?
  • Why do I have to stand in the cold with other lackluster teenagers waiting for a bell to ring?
  • And why am I wearing a white leather jacket with padded shoulders?

To this day, I have no clue why they gave me a diploma:

Me: Did I do something to earn this?

High School: No. Just leave, please.

Hey, not a problem. Happy to oblige. Yet, there was at least one high point during my dim career in secondary school.

Biology class. Specifically, the anatomy portion of biology class.

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How Andy Weir (Bestselling Author of ‘The Martian’) Writes: Part One


The New York Times bestselling author of The Martian dropped by The Writer Files to chat with host Kelton Reid about his writing process and the upcoming movie adaptation of his hit book, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon (release date October 2, 2015).

The author’s journey to #1 on the New York Times Best Sellers list began as a humble series of blog posts that grew enough interest to demand self-publishing to Amazon. When The Martian’s popularity sky-rocketed, traditional publisher Random House called, and the rest is history.

From software engineer to sci-fi phenom, Andy is a down-to-earth writer and self-described “space nerd,” who still answers all of his fan mail.

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How Local Businesses Can Use Content to Build Buzz about Their Brands


If you are a small business working in a specific geographical location, can you still benefit from hitting publish and creating content to market your business? The answer is yes, and Hit Publish host Amy Harrison has some specific ways to help you build your local profile through content.

This week’s show is inspired by a Dear Amy letter from a Hit Publish listener from the city Amy was born in: Hull.

He runs a local business and wanted to know whether it was possible for small local businesses to create the type of content that builds authority and attracts attention to the company.

The topic of creating local content is huge, so there are links to more in-depth resources in the show notes over on Rainmaker.FM, but today you’ll get an idea of where you can start with your local content creation.

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Mentorships, Delegation, and the Difference Between Managing and Leading: A Conversation with Chris Ducker


Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is a virtual CEO, serial entrepreneur, keynote speaker, host of The New Business Podcast, blogger, and four-time bestselling author. His businesses include Virtual Staff Finder, Live2Sell, and now his latest, YouPreneur.

His book, Virtual Freedom, has sold more than 30,000 copies on Amazon. Virtual Freedom is the essential guide to running and growing a business with the help of virtual staff.

In fact, if it wasn’t for this guy and his Tropical Think Tank conference, Hack the Entrepreneur would not exist.

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But Facebook Doesn’t Work for … (waily waily)


There’s a new article every day claiming that this or that tool “doesn’t work” to market your product. Sometimes it’s a fair statement … and sometimes it isn’t.

In this ranty little episode of Confessions of a Pink-Haired Marketer, host Sonia Simone talks about how to use Facebook (or any other tool or platform) in a smarter way and how different communication tools work together to attract an audience and get your message across.

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How to Craft and Deliver Captivating Presentations

craft a story that steals the show

You’re great at writing copy, articles, and other long-form content. But do you stare blankly at the computer screen when it comes time to write a speech?

Maybe it’s because you are nervous about actually giving the speech live — which produces much more anxiety than clicking “publish” to make a blog post go live.

You can always go back and edit the post if you find a mistake or get an idea that will improve it. You can’t do that when giving a speech, though.

Once the words come out of your mouth, they’re out there and the moment is gone. And when giving a speech, the only thing that matters is the moment when all eyes are on you.

In this post, I’m going to address how to create content that is ready for prime time and how to be ready to steal the show when it’s your moment.

You’ll find these topics and more detailed in my new book, Steal the Show.

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How to Consistently Take Action (and Allow Your Business to Emerge)


Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur started building websites for real estate companies at 22. He initially started doing this from his parents toy closet, after he was scammed out of $12,000 from a sham online business.

Starting over again with almost nothing, he asked countless questions and passionately learned about his clients’ problems and, as a result, his business grew rapidly.

Now he wants to help people like you and me.

He describes himself as the “Head Honcho” of The Foundation, a six-month online mentoring program through which entrepreneurs learn about starting and scaling software companies.

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The Counterintuitive Truth About Working Hard


You can stay on top of your content production schedule without getting burned out.

Listen to this week’s episode of Editor-in-Chief to get digital publishing tips that help you manage your workload.

You’ll discover why taking a break is part of hard work. What type of breakthrough will you have when you take a break?

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