5 Ways to Write More, Faster, and with Less Stress

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This week on Hit Publish, host Amy Harrison is talking momentum and productivity tricks. If you’ve ever found that things get in the way of your flow when you write and wish you could get more out of your writing time, this episode is for you.

On a previous show, Amy looked at how you could create content consistently, even when life gets in the way. Well, since then, a listener wrote a Dear Amy letter and asked about how to make actual writing time more productive.

Amy has struggled more than once to stay focused when she has a content creation project to do, but she’s found some workarounds to keep her on track.

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How to Map Out the Business that You Want to Build

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Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is an entrepreneur who started, grew, and sold six businesses in five years … without paying for a single ad.

He helps people grow their businesses and his successful exits include WorkoutBox and Synn Clothing. He is the founder of Upshare, which offers simple tools that boost sharing and make websites more viral.

He is also the co-founder of Mentor Mojo, which offers online interactive lessons and mentorship from the world’s top entrepreneurs. On top of all of this, he is the head of growth at Auto Lotto and the author of Viral Hero.

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The Evolution of SEO: Adapt or Die

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This episode of Search & Deploy discusses the differences between SEO consulting for clients and offering a business solution for the SEO industry.

Today’s guest is Melissa Fach, who reinvented herself in the SEO world after years of consulting and training. She now offers community management for companies that provide SEO tools, data, or conferences.

Since pivoting her professional role in the SEO industry, Melissa has managed the blog publishing and community management for companies such as Moz, AuthorityLabs, and now Pubcon.

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A Better Way to Find Big Ideas (that Make You Stand Out)

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Some astronomers and philosophers make the grand, if not absurd, claim that we are 10,000 things but one substance. Perhaps ancient stardust. Fair enough.

Rough Draft host Demian Farnworth has his own absurd claim: behind one single article by a seasoned writer is the weight of 1,000 books, 100 movies, hours of lectures, a litany of song lyrics, countless days of conversations, dozens of poems, and so on.

And it’s this sort of commitment to working, learning, and playing hard that separates the good writer from the great.

So the question for you is: How far are you willing to go to be absurd? How far are you willing to go to find that big idea? Because it is that big idea that will rise above the noise. But where do those big ideas come from? How do you find them?

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Copyblogger Media Rebrands as Rainmaker Digital

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The company formerly known as Copyblogger Media turns five years old today. It was September 1, 2010 that the adventure that began with a one-man blog in 2006 went to a whole new level.

The scene that sticks out in my mind, however, happened a couple of months before the official start date for the company. We had just figured out a plan to merge five separate companies into one, and I was filling the car with gas when I posed a question to Brian Gardner and Sean Jackson.

“What should we call the new company?” I asked.

They both looked at me like I was crazy. “Copyblogger,” they responded in unison.

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The Real Value of Creating Value

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Today’s guest on Hack the Entrepreneur is the co-founder and CEO of GroundMetrics, a unique technology startup in oil and gas exploration.

He began his career in business management and was a strategic marketing consultant. He then co-founded and ran CarCode Corporation, which was acquired by a major toll road management company in 2009.

In 2012, he won the Gold Award at the World’s Best Technology Competition, and the San Diego Venture Group’s Business Plan and Quick Pitch Competition awarded him second place.

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