Archive - May 2016

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Uncovering The Truth: Does Social Media Act As SEO For Your Site?
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How “Side Hustle” Can Lead To New Business Opportunities
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Leaving Your Job to Work for Yourself Just Got Real

Uncovering The Truth: Does Social Media Act As SEO For Your Site?

Could Social Media Act as the New SEO in Your Entrepreneurial Network?entrepreneurial network

SproutSocial reminds us that the tools needed to build an entrepreneurial network can be easy to leverage if you know how. They share, “the competition for visibility has never been stronger. With more businesses building out their content strategies and the rising advertising costs, optimizing your organic content is at its highest demand. Although social media doesn’t directly influence your search ranking, greater social signals (such as people sharing your content and sending more traffic to your website) can help you rank higher. Why is this important? Because 33% of traffic from Google’s organic search results go to the first item listed.”

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“Not just that, but social content is becoming increasingly more visible in search results”. Take a look at your social followers – are those people interested in your services or buying your products? Now is the time to check in to your entrepreneurial network to get rid of what’s not working and focus your social efforts into your own sales funnel. Your social networks are about to matter a whole lot more! “Google already has deals in place with Facebook and Twitter—you’ve likely already seen a …

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How “Side Hustle” Can Lead To New Business Opportunities

Kevin Strasser, Social Media Marketing Entrepreneur, Saw a Specific Need With His Social Media Marketing And Filled It

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What Ignited the Spark in You to Start Tribeboost? How Did the Idea for Your Business Come About?

Kevin Strasser, Founder of TribeBoost and ThoughtFlame connected to Biz zealot through Twitter. It turns out, Kevin’s experience with Twitter runs deep. He is a savvy social media marketing entrepreneur who builds services to help others in their social media marketing efforts. I caught up with Kevin recently to better understand his entrepreneurial journey. He shares some great, practical advice.

What Ignited the Spark in You to Start TribeBoost? How Did the Idea for Your Business Come About?

I have always had the spark to start various side projects and that is how TribeBoost started.

Over the past years I always had something on the side going on. Sometimes [I’d do it] for extra money…but more importantly for opportunities to learn new skills and work on things that interested me. 

You cannot always work on things that interest you in your day job. That is just how it goes sometimes. So side businesses have always been great for my own personal

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Leaving Your Job to Work for Yourself Just Got Real

4 Truths About Leaving Your Job to Work for Yourself

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If you’re considering leaving your job, then you’ve probably done some research on how to properly execute that transition. But you’re still sitting there wondering what you’re supposed to do while asking google “how do I become an entrepreneur with no money”, right? We’ll give it to you straight. There are probably lots of factors you haven’t considered – and if you prepare properly – you can overcome the challenges of entering entrepreneurship. Here we go…

Truth # 1: Leave your Job with a Skill

“Passion isn’t enough to start a high-earning business — you need to have skill. Susie Romans knows all about how to leave your job and earn real money, she says, “Get good at something, because you need something to bring to the table. I don’t want to mock the idea of following your passion, but you really have to have a skill, or expertise, or a story. Really highly skilled people and people with a high level of expertise can charge premium rates. You have to bring something to the table that’s impressive.”

Truth # 2: You’re Not an Accountant

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Get an accountant (yes …

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