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I did a little experiment yesterday using some strategically targeted hashtags to promote my art on Instagram. How did it work out? Lets just say the results were instant and dramatic. BTW, If you are not using Instagram yet to promote your art, you should jump on it! As you will see below, including some …

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I have been doing a bit of research about which products sell the best on Zazzle, so here are a few thoughts. 1. Context One key aspect of a successful Zazzle product is context. This is a topic that I discuss quite a bit with my consulting clients and is an increasing focus for most …

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As an artist or creative professional, having a website or blog that shows off your portfolio is an absolute “must have” these days. Where many artists fail, however, is in making sure that their website also has a clear set of actions that they want their customers to take once they get there. In other words, a …

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Writers, authors and publishers have been influencing technology and culture since the written word was invented. I am constantly reminded of this every day on my commute to work, when my train crosses over the river and passes thought Mainz Germany, which is the birthplace of Johannes Gutenberg, the father of the movable type printing …

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I am officially an author. On July 17, 2012 I published my first book on Amazon Kindle. It took two years to write, and a majority of it was done using a mobile phone or an iPad, while standing on the train from Wiesbaden to Frankfurt Germany, during my long commutes to and from work. …

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Thought for the Day: While innovative thinking is a much discussed, rare, valuable and sought after skill these days, sometimes thinking INSIDE the box can be the hardest thing to do. My advice would be that before you go spending valuable time, energy, money and resources dreaming up some BIG idea and glorifying the need for “new, creative, crazy …

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I like to collect things. Throughout my entire life, I have always had some sort of collection going.  It started with comic books and Matchbox cars, then model rockets, then tropical fish, then action figures, then guitars, then mexican art, then books, then Harley Davidson t-shirts, the list goes on and on. You see, much …

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Here’s a little story about how I made $97 in less than 5 minutes. Now, you’re probably thinking, “Wow, dude… strippers don’t even make that kind of money!” right? I know… it sounds pretty incredible, but that’s just what I did, and as a result, I get FREE web hosting. Curious? Well, check out the …

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I am always on the lookout for new ideas and niches and magazine stands are one of the BEST places to discover new things. I love magazines. They are nice little bundles of targeted demographics and are full of even more targeted advertising for products within those niches. One of my most favorite things to …

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Who is Ed Dale and what is the 30 Day Challenge? If you are not familiar with Ed Dale, he is one of the world’s top internet marketing gurus and the mastermind behind the 30 Day Challenge, one of the greatest, most comprehensive, free internet marketing training programs available today. For people wanting to learn …

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