How to thrive during quarantine.

Yes, for some, being stuck at home sucks. But we should also keep in mind, working from home is the lifelong goal of many. Tons of people have been yearning for the opportunity to break free from the monotony of the office life and start a business of their own… well, now you have a chance. So, instead of thinking about everything you could possibly miss out on during this crisis, you should think of the money you will be missing out on by not taking action NOW. Because, I…

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A message from our CEO.

In times like these, we all need to take a step back and evaluate what is important to us. For some, it’s business, for others, family, for few, it’s our legacy – what we will leave behind, as well as be remembered for. As I sit here writing this, my mother is in the hospital, and cannot have visitors, because the hospital cannot risk allowing the virus into its doors. What an eye-opener – being turned away from visiting someone you love. When I created Smartr, the entire purpose of…

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Stuck at home? Get your side hustle on.

I never knew getting toilet paper would be such a difficult task. After visiting 6 stores, I was losing my motivation, but that doesn’t stop an entrepreneur, right? In fact, once I felt that sudden urge of discouragement, it was followed by an immediate surge of energy and determination. I am going to find some paper for our family to wipe their butts, no matter what I have to do. As I walked into the 7th store with my new feelings of success, I found toilet paper. Suddenly, I am…

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Skills You Should Learn to Stay in Competition

Are you a digital marketer or in field of digital marketing? You know things keep changing every day in the digital marketing arena. Do you fear that your skills will become outdated in upcoming years? Well, you have the chance to change that and upgrade your knowledge and skill base. Here are seven digital marketing skills you should master. Otherwise, you could get left behind by the competition. Media Buying Media buying is not just about Facebook, Google, or Bing ads these days. It’s about the purchase of ad placement…

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Over 95% of Shopify businesses fail.

Is it surprising? It may be to some, but not to me. I walked into the local pizza place the other day to pick up our pies, and the team behind the counter had 6 different tablets and screens in front of them. When I asked why so many, the manager told me, “Well, this is our POS, this is for GrubHub, this one is for Favor, this one is for….” She named off a few delivery models I had never even heard of before. I was stunned! As a…

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Facebook Marketing

Having over 2.4 billion active users monthly, Facebook has been the largest social media used. Facebook has turned to be where we receive news, update status, have fun, and for marketers, it is growing to be their best social media platform. What if you had a good percentage of the Facebook users viewing what you post? For a marketer, this could be Christmas every day. Every marketer should learn to work with what is available. With this social media platform, you should be able to achieve the best since it…

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Guide to Affiliate Marketing and Mistakes You Should Avoid

Affiliate marketing is the main practice by which you can earn while blogging or from your website. To earn a handsome amount from affiliate marketing, first you have to learn about the affiliate marketing so you can do it like pro. In affiliate marketing, product owner or seller provides the links with unique affiliate ids and tracking code with you, so that the sales generated can be tracked easily and effectively. Next, affiliates (bloggers and website owners) have to share these links or use marketing tactics to generate leads via…

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The Game of Entrepreneurship

I’ve come to realize this entrepreneurship thing is not easy. I don’t know what I was thinking when I jumped into this game, like I was going to be great at it in my rookie season. But, how often are there great rookies?  You have prodigies that come in the league that are just heads and shoulders above everybody else, but most of the time, rookies suck! For example, Tom Brady is an 18-year NFL veteran who plays for the New England Patriots, now 6-time Super Bowl winner. Brady went up against Pat…

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Sales 101: What is a prospect?

If you said “small businesses” are your prospects… you are wrong. If you said “everyone” is your prospect, you are very, extremely, outrageously wrong. “But Jason, we have a product we sell to small business owners. How can I be wrong?” The truth is, while we wish EVERYONE could be a prospect, sales is a numbers game. So, if you are out and about looking for leads the old fashioned way, you need to clearly separate who are your leads and who are prospects. A lead is a person you…

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Can you be your own boss?

PICTURE OF A QUESTION MARK

“Be your own boss” is the clarion call from big name entrepreneurs, motivators, and life coaches. It is a call to action that leaves a lot of people tongue tied, speechless, and even springs some to action. A lot of people stay rooted in their spot in the face of this call to action, because they find it difficult to imagine another way of earning other than the ones they are used to. Some take the advice of life coaches and quit their jobs, make an attempt to make it…

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