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Creative Business Owner Titles: Give Yourself A Job Title that Attracts Clients

One of the best perks of being a business owner is you get to craft your own job title. You can replace “CEO” with anything else you want and stand out from your competitors. Having read similar advice in Michael Port’s Book Yourself Solid, I created my own job title and description. It’s a simple process but not necessarily easy. Using my experience as a guide, here’s some advice for creating your own job title and …

The Product Marketing Strategies of Best Selling Toys Can Make You Money (Sooner Than You Think!)

The toy industry is no child’s play. Aside from being a multi-billion dollar industry, it delivers some of the most innovative products year in and year out. In this post, we’re going to look at some of the bestselling toys for kids, and what their product marketing strategies can tell us about creating a product that’s perfect for your customers. We’ve picked these toys because each of them illustrates a valuable marketing lesson. These products …

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10 Hottest Marketing Trends in 2018 (And What They Mean for Your Business)

“Alexa, what’s the temperature outside?” I say as I juggle my daughter and son into their clothes for daycare. Five years ago, I didn’t think I’d end up asking a little round gizmo to give me information. Especially since I already had a mini-computer in my pocket—my phone. But here I am talking to a machine… and getting a response back! That’s how quickly our world is changing. Artificial intelligence, voice-based search, augmented reality…. Those …

The World Works Better: From Idea to Published in 2 Months, 22 Days

Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 9:38 am. An email pops up in every Mirasee team member’s mailbox. A project memo from Danny Iny, Mirasee’s founder and CEO. “I’m really excited about this, Danny,” I emailed him back, “but the timeline is TIGHT!” Others weren’t so subtle: “No self-respecting illustrator is going to agree to this deadline!” they warned. While we speculated about whether or not we could pull it off, Mirasee’s content editor, Sophie Lizard, had silently …

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5 Retention Strategies to Keep Your Students From Churning

Here’s an interesting statistic for you: 65% of a company’s business comes from existing customers, and it costs five times as much to attract a new customer than to keep an existing one satisfied (source). This means that, as a course creator, you’ll want to focus more on keeping your existing customers happy versus constantly investing in marketing initiatives to attract new ones. If your current customers are happy, they will buy from you more …

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On Challenge, Failure, and the Diffusion of Innovation (4 Course Building Mega-Trends)

A menacing thought sits in the back of every course builder’s mind. For some, it lurks in the shadows and only rarely ventures to the forefront, where it sends shivers of doubt down their spines. And for others, it is powerful and ever-present. It paralyzes them and keeps them from ever finishing their course, let alone launching it. It taunts with questions that cut straight to the bone: “Why would anyone pay money for this …

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We Put 200 Students through a Survivor-Style Bootcamp (And 124 Made It Through)

No less than 700 wanted to get in. After a stringent screening process, only 200 went through the doors. Every two weeks, those who didn’t deliver had to leave. It was a test of commitment, determination, and drive. But only the most steadfast could stay. When the dust settled, 124 were left standing. They survived. They won. It sounds like something straight out of a reality TV show. But, no, it wasn’t Survivor or The …

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The Nightmare of Business… and the Dream of What It Could Be

Your eyes open with a start. Drenched in cold sweat, you shudder, as you try to piece together the images swirling through your mind. They’re hazy, taunting you with the threat of vanishing forever. But slowly, they coalesce. You know this feeling. You were having a nightmare. Your mind frantically examines the fragments as they reassemble, looking for clues. Did something really happen? Or was it all just a horrifying dream? As it all comes …

On the Magic of Connection, Searching Our Souls, and the Humbling Devastation of Losing Your Way

Sometimes the hardest things are surprisingly simple. Not easy, but simple. We set goals, and we strive to achieve them. We work, we reach, and we stretch in the direction we’re trying to grow. Sometimes, we find greater success than we ever expected. Sometimes the goal posts move and, without realizing what happened, we just keep on chasing. And sometimes we find that, in pursuit of those goals, we’ve veered off-course, to a very different …