6 Ingenious Growth Hacking Ideas from Quora

Wikipedia defines growth hacking as a marketing technique developed by technology startups which uses creativity, analytical thinking, and social metrics to sell products and gain exposure. In short, growth hacking involves clever strategy…
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10 Must-Have UX Techniques for Entrepreneurs

Although user experience design (UX) is an emerging field with a lot specializations, and new ones that seem to crop up every day, there are some basic UX techniques that everyone who owns a business should know. I've also met a lot of entrepreneurs…
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6 Solopreneur Tips from the Senseis

There is one truth about starting a successful solo business: you'll need plenty of mentoring and coaching. The challenges and obstacles facing a solopreneur are much different from those facing an employee. You’ll need to break the chains…

The Bushido Code of a Solopreneur

What do bushido code and solopreneurship have in common? A rōnin (浪人?) was a samurai with no lord or master. A solopreneur is an entrepreneur who owns his business and his life. And today’s business environment can be as chaotic…
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6 Month Game Plan to Start a Profitable Side Gig

Phil Jackson was one of the most successful coaches of all time. He has won 11 championships as a coach and 2 championships as a player, making his combined total of NBA rings a staggering 13 championships. He also holds the NBA coaching winning…
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How to Boost the Cash Flow of Your Solo Business

Before I even knew what a solopreneur was I was an entrepreneur. A business owner. A guy who created value and who built connections to improve lives. After uncovering the term on Matt's blog here at Search Decoder I did some thinking; wouldn't…
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The Ultimate Guide to Renting Your Place (and Making Money) on Airbnb

Many people have their properties listed on Airbnb, but they just can't get them rented. Are you one of them? I sure was one of those Airbnb users who uploaded a listing and then hoped for the best. Then I did some research, and have run many…
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Top 6 Business Podcasts for Entrepreneurs on iTunes

Entrepreneurship is hard. That's why most (85%!) of new businesses fail. But it's not that the 'businesses' fail, it's the people who built them either give up, make a wrong turn, loose their edge, or fail to pivot/diversify. Persevering -…
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8 Growth Hacking Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

"Build it and they will come" is the biggest startup myth on the Internet. They will not come unless you figure out how to make them. If you are bootstrapping an idea, user growth and traffic development are more science than art, and you…
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20 Resources of 2015 Marketing and Social Media Statistics

Looking for up-to-date marketing and social media statistics in 2015?  Look no further! We’ve identified 20 of the most comprehensive resources on the web featuring roundups of hundreds of statistics in the area of marketing, SEO, social…
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Solopreneur Business Ideas to Help You Break the Chains of the 9 to 5

I remember what it felt like to be bound. I recall how it felt to be chained to a job you dislike. Working a 9-5 job never suited me. I felt grateful for the experience but in the same breath I felt like I was slowly dying. Waking up to work…
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How to Make Money with Your Blog in 6 Months

"How can I make money with my blog?" is a question I get over and over again. You may be stuck at your cubicle right now and looking for a way out. Blogging seems to be the doorway to passive income and freedom, but you don't know where to…