Email Success Profile: The Residual Entrepreneur

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OK, maybe you’re not in show business, and Hollywood may seem a million miles away. But a fascinating trend has emerged in the arts, one that might give you a new slant on your business. Put aside notions of actors surviving as waiters so they can show up for auditions. You’re about to meet Michael Simpson Jr., a new breed in the entertainment business. Let’s see what we can learn from his business model. Read more

21 Email Marketing Tips For Coaches

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Every online marketer has a different approach, that is why we have decided to start a series for individual types of email marketers. Today, we start with coaches! There are a lot of coaches around. If you’re a coach, you know this all too well. And while it might sound like I’m about to say “coaches are a dime a dozen”, I’m not. There’s a reason why there are so many coaches around. It’s because there’s a need for them! Read more

2 Startups from Web Summit 2014

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This year’s Web Summit was held once again in Dublin and I was lucky enough to be invited along. The event is the second biggest tech summit in the world and is now in its fourth year. The Summit saw 22,000 attendees each day from 109 countries, had 2,160 exciting startups exhibiting for 700 investors and enjoyed talks by 614 of the world’s leading technology company representatives. Alongside the tech talks were entrepreneurs and public figures such as Bono discussing a wide range of technology and business related subjects. Read more

6 Email Insights From Usability Research: All You Need To Know

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There are several ways to learn and improve your newsletter. I am a big fan of A/B testing, because it can give you real, usable results based on data. Usability research is a completely different game (and more expensive). Usability research can give a brand insight into the expectations and opinions that users have. In case of email marketing, a marketer would be looking at their own subscribers. What can we learn from usability research in email marketing? Read more

Designing The Perfect Mobile Landing Page

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Landing pages are – or at least they’re supposed to be – one of the most powerful conversion tools in the online marketer’s arsenal. Done well, and that’s exactly what they are. Done badly, and they’ll generate more bounces than the NBA. Their effect needs to be instant – you literally have mere seconds for the landing page to load, seize the user’s attention and induce them to act.  Read more

7 Steps to Writing a Killer Customer Survey

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Surveys are a great way to learn more from your subscribers. Knowing your subscribers can in turn improve service, products and the targeting of your marketing emails. Through a survey a marketer can gauge customer satisfaction, fuel legitimate follow-up contact and identify opportunities for sales. Those are some compelling outcomes! A solid customer survey starts with a great invitation. Here are 7 ways you can improve the success rates of your customer survey invitations.  Read more