I recently started a series of reviews with the goal of answering one question: "what's the best webinar software available?"
As I soon found out, this was the wrong question. There are many tools that bill themselves as "webinar software", but they're made for different purposes and a single term isn't adequate to cover them all.
In this post, you'll discover the 4 different categories of online events, which one is suitable for what purpose and which software will serve you best.
Live chat is a feature in almost all the webinar tools I've been reviewing. Chat is a familiar interface and it gives attendees on your webinar an easy way to interact with you as well as with each other.
But just because something is common doesn't mean it's good or reasonable.
In fact, I think in most cases, you should not use your webinar software's default setting for live chat. In this video, I'll explain why.
If you want to publish better content, you have to change what you do before you start writing or filming.
In this post, I'll show you the content outlining technique that I use to create better blog content, videos, presentations, sales pitches,... whatever form you end up communicating in, the first steps should always be the same.
Check out the video to discover my technique.
“I’ve always been shameless about stealing good ideas.”
Guess what iconic intellectual property thief said that?
The Mac Daddy of computing himself, Mr. Steve Jobs.
As much as you want to be intrinsically creativity on a daily basis, the truth is that your eureka moments are usually sparked by contact with external ideas.
If you’re an internet marketer or solo-preneur, "stealing" good ideas is just a crucial skill you must embrace to successfully promote your online business.Continue reading
If you search for "marketing automation", you might experience some heart palpitations when you start looking at prices. The big marketing automation players like Marketo, Pardot and Hubspot all have pricing plans that range from hundreds of dollars a month to the ominous "contact us". Clearly geared towards large enterprises, rather then scrappy startups.
But don't let that discourage you. Marketing automation is a cornerstone of any successful online business and in this post, you'll discover the tools that are suitable solopreneurs, digital nomads and small teams.
If you’ve been following the Active Growth blog (formerly im impact) for a while now, you might’ve noticed that the site hasn’t been publishing a steady stream of content for the past year or so.
That’s because, ever since Thrive Themes launched as a product to support the online marketing needs of the ActiveGrowth audience, it quickly grew to dominate Shane’s time and business focus.
But because the success of Thrive Themes is such a great example of what can materialize from a value focused website like ActiveGrowth, we decided that it’s high time to direct some attention back to our blogging roots.Continue reading
If you run an online business, you know how much it sucks to schedule meeting after meeting, across multiple timezones, through your email.
Here's a typical back-and-forth email scheduling thread you're probably much too familiar with...Continue reading
Recently, Google rolled out a new “tabs” feature for Gmail users. Your email now gets automatically sorted into several categories like “promotions”, “social” or “forums”.
From reactions I’ve seen so far, for everyone who likes the feature, there seem to be at least 10 people who hate it (and I’m among them).
In this post, we’ll look at how you can improve Gmail sorting or get rid of the tabs altogether. Also, we’ll take a look at how this change affects email marketing and what you should do, if you have a mailing list.
In this post, you’ll find everything you need to know, to speed up your WordPress websites. Here, you’ll find the best ways to tweak and optimize your WordPress site to make it’s pages load faster.
Why bother with optimizing loading times? On the one hand, Matt Cutts of Google has officially stated that Google takes loading times into account when ranking websites. If you have a slow-loading site, that can mean lower rankings in Google and less traffic. Bummer.