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Wendy Piersall on Making Money from “Mom Blogging”

Anyone can start a blog, but it takes skill, hard work, and a lot of chutzpah to earn real money from one. Chicago-area serial entrepreneur Wendy Piersall has done just …

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Danny Sullivan of SearchEngineLand on Making the Most of SEO

Renowned “search expert” Danny Sullivan leads the news and information site SearchEngineLand.com, which covers Google, SEO, pay-per-click, and just about everything else related to search engines and search marketing. We …

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Jason Falls on Social Media without the B.S.

Jason Falls is a social media expert, founder of the consultancy Social Media Explorer, and co-author of No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business No-Hype Guide to Social Media Marketing. By …

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James Chartrand of Men With Pens on Being a Woman in the Copywriting World

James Chartrand, a copywriter from Montreal, built a reputation as the chief “man” behind the writing and web design firm Men With Pens. Frequent blogging on both that site and …

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Business Coach Pamela Slim on How to Escape Your Office Cubicle

Pamela Slim is a business coach, author, and speaker who helps frustrated employees break out of their corporate jobs to start their own businesses. Her blog Escape From Cubicle Nation …

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Laura Fitton on Curating Content and Building Community

Laura Fitton (@pistachio on Twitter) co-authored Twitter for Dummies and founded oneforty, a social business marketplace that helps users discover tools to help streamline their social media presence. Here, she …

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Lewis Howes on Social Media and Business Success

A former pro athlete turned author, speaker, and angel investor, Lewis Howes (@LewisHowes on Twitter) sustained a career-ending injury and wound up sleeping on his sister’s couch before starting a …

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Fostering More Female Tech Entrepreneurs [VIDEO]

When it comes to women working in Silicon Valley technology businesses — particularly women at the helm — the numbers remain painfully small. Less than 5 percent of tech startups …

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Always Be Closing: Meet Michael McIntyre, The Quintessential Salesman

Michael McIntyre is a rags-to-riches example of classic American success. After building a $3 billion dollar insurance benefits business, recruiting and training thousands of salespeople, and opening offices in 40 …

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John Jantsch on Being “Referable” and Building a Following

John Jantsch (@ducttape on Twitter) is a marketing consultant, creator of The Duct Tape Marketing Complete Small Business Marketing System, and the author of Duct Tape Marketing and The Referral …

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Liz Strauss on Successful Blogging and Social Media Strategy

Liz Strauss (@lizstrauss on Twitter) is a leadership trainer and branding strategist who founded SOBCon (hashtag #SOBCon on Twitter), a social media think tank where business owners, marketing execs, and …

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Realtors in America’s Worst Housing Markets Share their Success Secrets

Since the economic bubble burst in 2007, housing markets all over the country have taken a huge hit — particularly in once-booming places like Florida, California, and Arizona, where average …

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Ann Handley: Enjoying Tweet Success at MarketingProfs

Most people know Ann Handley much better as @MarketingProfs. At least, that’s her Twitter handle for over 100,000 followers. She’s a prolific tweeter, blogger, promoter, webinar host, and the co-author …

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Street Smart Sales: 5 Tips on Hand-Selling from Ex-Con Randy Kearse

With the rise of social media and e-commerce, selling your wares by hand, person to person, may seem like an outdated approach. But it’s worked for Randy Kearse (pictured), a former …

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Chris Guillebeau on the Art of Nonconformity

Chris Guillebeau (@chrisguillebeau to his 60,000-plus Twitter followers) has the kind of lifestyle that many people only dream of. This globe-trotting entrepreneur is on a five-year personal quest to visit …

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