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How to Use Trello Like a Badass, Part 2: Creating Kick-Ass Content

​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.

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How To Steal Top Email Marketing Secrets From the World’s Best Internet Marketers

“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.

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11 Tools to Automate Your Marketing (Without Breaking the Bank)

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.​

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Been Craving More ActiveGrowth Content? Well You’re in Luck Because We Have an Announcement…

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.

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Eliminate Your Frustrating Email Scheduling System with This Free Service

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...

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Gmail Tabs: What Email Marketers Need to Know

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.

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Ultimate Guide to Site Speed Optimization for WordPress

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.

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