Paul Jarvis on Productivity and Growing Your Online Business


As creative entrepreneurs, we have a tendency to get stuck in the learning process and fail to push the needle by taking action.

Perpetuated by fear and criticism, the failure to launch a product can be crippling. We continually find ourselves spinning our wheels and getting stuck in a place that’s completely avoidable.

It’s a good thing we have pioneers and thought leaders in our space who speak encouraging words that help us take the leap of faith.

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How to Roll Out the Red Carpet on Your Home Page


Your home page makes an important first impression … and you only have one chance to make it.

You have the opportunity to begin a long and fruitful relationship if you set your home page up to meet the needs of the people who land there.

Or you can confuse them and turn them off, never to return.

Hit Publish host Pamela Wilson is betting you’re aiming for the former, not the latter, right?

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Clean Up Your Sidebar!


Does your sidebar look like a cluttered closet that’s stuffed to the gills with distracting ads, images, and text?

Time to unpack your sidebar, look at everything you’ve put there, and consider whether or not it’s pulling its weight.

The result of your efforts? A sidebar that’s good for business.

This week on Hit Publish, host Pamela Wilson invited three Copyblogger experts to share their best advice on cleaning up your sidebar once and for all.

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How to Deal with Creative Block and Creative Envy


There are two things that consistently get in our way of being creative entrepreneurs — and with a little bit of intentional effort, they can both be avoided.

If you’re a writer or designer, creative block and envy can easily limit your productivity.

So what’s the best way around it?

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Button Boost: How to Label and Design High-Converting Buttons


Your website visitor hovers over your button, deciding whether or not to click. It’s the moment of truth!

There’s a lot more to creating a high-converting button than simply getting the design right. Whether or not that button gets clicked depends on the button label, the text around the button, and even the content on the rest of your website.

This week on Hit Publish, host Pamela Wilson invited three Copyblogger experts to share their best advice on creating buttons that work.

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Passion Projects, Clarity, and the Evolution of No Sidebar


As an online entrepreneur, No Sidebar host Brian Gardner is learning just how crucial being agile is to running a successful business.

There’s absolutely nothing wrong with being involved in a personal project — especially when you’re passionate about it — but continually keeping your audience in mind is always a good thing.

Over the last couple months of running No Sidebar, Brian has identified three types of people he wants to specifically cater to …

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