Check Out the New StudioPress.com

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Sometimes your house needs a cosmetic update.

Other times you just want one. This is one of those times.

We recently unveiled a brand spanking new design for our StudioPress WordPress theme shop, and invite you all to head on over and check it out.

If you’ve been over to StudioPress before, you’ll certainly notice the new light and bright look. This is a near top-to-bottom re-imagining of the site design and a stand-alone showcase of what’s possible with the Genesis Framework.

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How the Buddha Solved His Marketing Problem

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When you think of the Buddha, you don’t think of marketing.

At least I hope not.

The Buddha was a spiritual teacher, with zero interest in profit. In fact, he forbade his ordained followers from even handling money.

But if we agree with Seth Godin that marketing is about spreading ideas, then you could say the Buddha was one of the greatest marketers of all time.

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Copywriting Essentials from A to Z

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Where do you begin?

I wondered that as a fresh-faced, new copywriter, staring at the blank page and a phone that wouldn’t ring.

There was so much information online — and I didn’t know where to start.

Today I offer you the guide I wish I’d had back then: an A to Z of the absolute essentials of copywriting — plus a good bit of further reading for each.

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The Art of Enchanting Online Marketing with Guy Kawasaki

What’s the driving force behind effective online marketing?

  • Is it self-centered promotional messages?
  • Manipulation?
  • A secret hard-sell method that social media won’t reject?

Nope.

So what is it?

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10 Lessons from My First Million-Dollar Launch

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I was amazed.

Jaw-on-the-floor astounded.

I’d been imagining what it would feel like for a long time, and truly believed if I put my mind to the task and nose to the grindstone, it was sure to happen.

But the reality was like seeing a six-pack after 100,000 crunches (not that I’d know anything about that).

I never thought I would know what it felt like to hit a million dollars with a first launch.

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6 Questions to Ask Before You Spend a Dime on Graphic Design

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I’ve helped businesses craft effective marketing materials for almost 25 years now, and I’ve had every type of client.

There are the clients who want their website to appeal to everyone — no matter if that means making the design and content so bland it might as well not be there at all.

There are clients who don’t really know why their service is good, or the ones who don’t have a marketing strategy beyond “pitch this product.”

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