3 Disadvantages Distributed Teams Have That Make Them Stronger

LKR social media staff

Lately, I’ve observed a startling fact about many high-performing teams I admire:  they don’t work together in the same office. In fact, many of them don’t even have an office. Companies like LKR Social Media, 37signals, WooThemes, and Buffer used to be the exception, but their success has blazed a trail resulting in an explosion… [Read More]

How To Boost Your Social Media Presence by Playing Up Your Strengths


Social media can be daunting. There are so many different options out there that it often feels overwhelming trying to sort through them all. It’s easy to get sucked into believing that you have to use every single social media site that’s available to you if you want to grow your business, but that’s simply… [Read More]

3 Traffic Building Ideas You Haven’t Heard Of Before

Liz Lockard

Do you have enough visitors coming to your site each month? My guess is no. (Why? Because who doesn’t want MORE website traffic? Sign me up for even more, please!) But how do you go about building more traffic to your site? Do you just email all your friends? Do you have to buy a… [Read More]

5 launch hacks that save you time, make you money, and serve your customer

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Launching sucks. Yep – I said. It can stink. Big time. I love launching – and yet it sucks the life out of most people. It’s exciting and yet when it’s not working or there’s too much to do – it’s a rollercoaster ride. Going through the process is draining, costs you money you usually… [Read More]

Too Busy? Too Scared Is More Like It.

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I know the feeling. You’re rushing around answering a never-ending stream of emails and finishing up some last-minute details for a client before sprinting out the door. For the next few hours, you hurriedly shuttle around town running errands, while shoveling spoonfuls of macaroni and cheese into your mouth behind the wheel of your car…. [Read More]

Want to grow your business? Stop lying to yourself.

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You can’t write a guest blog post because your own website isn’t finished yet. You don’t want to send anyone to your blog because it’s only got a couple measly things published on it. You can’t even THINK about hiring some help because you don’t have a steady stream of clients yet. You’re just not… [Read More]

“I KNOW I would not have gotten these kinds of results if I wasn’t live blogging the Famous in Five Challenge as well.” Famous in Five Challenge: Day 5

Ann Harris cheers

This is the fifth and final post in a series of posts as part of the Famous in Five Challenge. To catch up on Ann’s progress, start here.  Famous In Five: Day 5 / Approx. Time to Complete: 23 minutes When I started this challenge, I really had no idea what to expect. I am blown… [Read More]

“You MUST give up Comparison-itis for today’s task” – Famous in Five Challenge: Day 4

Ann Harris Famous in Five Day 4

Without slipping into the icky shame feelings from Day 3 (thanks, mom!), I was able to judge all my research sites objectively. If you start comparing your site to those you’re pitching to, you can get really disheartened. When going back through my list, it was tempting to start fiddling with my site based on… [Read More]

“I had to bring in the big guns for this one.” Famous in Five Challenge: Day 3

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This is the third post in a series of posts as part of the Famous in Five Challenge. Click for day 1 and day 2.  Famous In Five: Day 3 – Build Your Pitch / Approx. Time to Complete: 45 minutes (15 minutes was chatting with my mom) All in the Family I had to… [Read More]

“I can’t help but feel really proud of myself.” Famous in Five Challenge: Day 2

Day 2 Famous in Five

This is the second post in a series of posts as part of the Famous in Five Challenge. To read about my first day, click here. Famous In Five: Day 2 – Research / Approx. Time to Complete: 63 minutes With Day 1 and Day 2 behind me, I’m reporting out on my progress. There were… [Read More]