3 Common Reasons Why People Procrastinate

3 Common Reasons Why People Procrastinate

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There can be several reasons why people procrastinate. Some people procrastinate without realizing that they are already doing it, while others are well aware yet do not take any course of action to stop it. We’ll be checking on some of the most common reasons as to why people end up procrastinating rather than doing tasks the way they should be. 3 Common Reason Why People Procrastinate   Reason Number 1: The Immense Fear Of Failure There are individuals that treat failure as a stepping stone towards learning and ultimately success in life. Others, on the other hand have a different viewpoint on failure. It seems that failure has a devastating effect on most people, making them fall through the cracks and causing them to procrastinate instead. For a procrastinator,…
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The Anatomy of an Optimized Web Page [Infographic]

The Anatomy of an Optimized Web Page [Infographic]

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To optimize or not? Is it really a question? Not so much. In the digital era, it's more of a to-do than a question. The real question for most entrepreneurs isn't whether you should optimize your web pages, but rather, how in the h-e-doublehockeysticks are you supposed to do it?! Let's start at the beginning. What is optimization? And why should you care? According to Webopedia.com, Also called search engine optimization (SEO), website optimization is a phrase that describes the procedures used to optimize – or to design from scratch – a website to rank well in search engines. Website optimization includes processes such as adding relevant keyword and phrases on the website, editing meta tags, image tags, and optimizing other components of your website to ensure that it is accessible to…
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Finding an Online Community for Women in Business

Finding an Online Community for Women in Business

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As a businesswoman, it's very important to have a good support network.  You need fellow businesswomen to share experiences and tips with.  You need women who are in fields related to yours to ask questions.  The sense of community provided by a group of businesswomen can help see you through the tough times. But finding a group in your area isn't always practical.  Maybe there are networking groups that you could join, but they might meet at times that are not convenient for you.  Or if you're not in a metropolitan area, there may not be any groups that are especially for women in your area.  That doesn't mean that you're left out in the cold, though. There are plenty of online communities designed for businesswomen and female entrepreneurs.  …
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How to Increase Your Productivity When You Create Your Own Schedule

How to Increase Your Productivity When You Create Your Own Schedule

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Time management is one of the biggest challenges today's workers face, no matter the job or industry. New technologies have given us more freedom to have flexible schedules, while at the same time providing many more opportunities to slack off. How are we supposed to be more productive at work when our phones are constantly pinging with the latest social media updates and those never ending emails seem to ding a notification every minute? These constant interruptions create even greater challenges for people who work from home, especially entrepreneurs who don’t have to technically ‘report in’ to anyone at a set time. Here are a few tips you can use to get yourself on track to be more productive at work, at home. [Tweet "Learn a few productivity tips to help you…
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Ten Do’s and Don’ts of Website Copywriting

Ten Do’s and Don’ts of Website Copywriting

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There are a lot of things to know about effective copywriting. I am by no means and English teacher, nor is copywriting my forte. However, if you're a decent writer, you can learn how to become an even more effective writer by following a few copywriting rules, particularly as they pertain to selling online. Ten Do's and Don'ts of Website Copywriting  If you put this list near your desk before you write any copy, you'll improve your copy exponentially.   First, the Do's of Copywriting 1. Know Your Audience Are you sick to death of hearing this yet? I know I am! But alas, it's just the facts and it bears repeating. You must know your audience so well that you can create audience personas and write your copy directly to…
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How to Make It Through Emotional Days In Your Business

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Business and emotions don’t really seem to mix very well. But as emotions are a daily part of our lives, short of becoming robotic, you may be faced with the two intermingling at some point in your career. As an entrepreneur, you may face rollercoaster emotional days more often than you ever expected! With the new year upon us, it's time for a fresh start. After a hectic holiday season and rush to accomplish our final goals of the year, it's even more important for us to maintain emotional stability and focus on what truly matters in our businesses, and in our personal lives.   Here are a few tips to help you stay on track and overcome emotions in your business life. #1 – Take a deep breath If you’re…
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Three Key Website Elements That Impact Every Brand

Three Key Website Elements That Impact Every Brand

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If you're running a business in today's economy, whether it be big or small, you need a website. Gone are the days where you could just get by on word of mouth or hopes that someone might find you in the telephone book. In today’s digital age, search engines on the internet are the modern equivalent of the telephone book and that’s where you want people to find you. Why Your Website Is Your Brand's Window to the World   Presentation Is Key A website can display a healthy amount of information about your brand in just a few minutes. It’s true that you only get one chance to make a first impression, so it's essential to get it right. Websites come in all different shapes and sizes but if…
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Easy Ways to Make Your Small Business Stand Out From the Crowd

Easy Ways to Make Your Small Business Stand Out From the Crowd

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When it comes to starting a business it's certainly a challenge. Getting your feet off the ground and establishing your brand is no easy task, but it's not impossible either. In order to get some attention in the business world you need to think out of the box and find ways to set your business apart from the rest of the pack. There are some simple things you can do to achieve this, and we’re going to take a look at some ideas that will help people identify your brand. 1. Know Your Audience First and foremost you have to know who your audience is. You don’t want to be selling car parts to someone that’s looking for gardening supplies. Identify your audience. What are they looking for? What do…
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