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I think a lot about habits.
Habits, and discipline.
Because there are a lot of things I want to accomplish in this life (remember: it’s not a dress rehearsal), and the only way I stand even a remote chance of accomplishing half of my list is by being disciplined with my priorities and intentionally fostering productive habits.
So … when I see a podcast episode titled “9 Daily Habits for Business Success,” you best believe I’m going to listen.
And given that you and I are probably in pretty similar boats in terms of our commitment to doing meaningful work and constantly improving, I bet you’ll enjoy it too.
Episode page: 9 Daily Habits for Business Success
By the way — that is not an episode of The Digital Entrepreneur, as is usually featured here. Sean and Jessica are off this week. But their timing is fortuitous, because I wanted to link to that episode of Unemployable with Brian and Robert anyway.
Sean and Jess will be back soon though, don’t worry.
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Now here are this week’s resources to help you create, sell, and grow — curated by me and members of Digital Commerce Academy.
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Take this example …
Sometimes all it takes is the examination of a successful example to get those creative juices flowing. Look over this success story and find out what worked well for them. Who knows? You may find yourself inspired afterward.
Create a better user experience through integration
“When users find more value in your product and more reasons to use it, they engage more and and are less likely to churn. Integrations can be the conduit your product needs to provide a better user experience and promote engagement.”
This man can speak from experience
Marcus Sheridan knows a thing or two about content marketing — he knows how to use content marketing to rebuild a fledgling business, and he knows how to use it to build brand new, wildly successful business ventures as well. In this episode of Unemployable with Brian Clark, Marcus discusses some of the lessons in his new book, They Ask You Answer.
The art of effective emailing begins with how you end
What could happen if you change just one word of your emails? A lot. [Submitted by Daniel Chohfi]
Something to take advantage of?
It appears that the ever-evolving Facebook is taking a strong step towards video. In fact, it wants to use it to drive sales. Yesterday, the site launched a new ad format called Collection. It’s a combination of a video and four recommended products directly below. This visually appealing ad is something you should look into to boost sales.
Want to sell more on social media? Add emotion
We know that customers make buying decisions based on emotion, then use logic to justify those decisions. So if you want to get more bang for you buck using ads on sites like Facebook, focus on engaging potential customers emotionally.
Nurture Your Relationships
One of the best things you can do to help grow your business is to develop the correct relationships, which are some of the most valuable assets you can have. In this article, you will learn how to go about building relationships and the relationship killers to avoid.
Boost Your Productivity
Even though working at home sounds like an ideal situation, it presents its own set of challenges. Learn from some work-from-home veterans as they share their top tips for staying productive while working remotely.
Even though last week’s newsletter was all about SEO, this is a good read to help out with choosing the best keywords to use on your site. It outlines various ways to research and implement the best ones, which helps you bring more people to your site and grow your audience.
I hope you find these resources to be useful, and that at least one of them helps you take a meaningful step forward during the course of the next week.
Thanks for your attention, and have a great weekend.