WebinarJam is a webinar hosting platform that seems to have been conceived as a marketing tool, first and foremost.In this WebinarJam review, we'll have a look at what it's like to both run and attend webinars on this platform and we'll examine whether it lives up to its promises.Is this the best webinar solution for marketing & sales? Or even the best overall? Let's find out!What You'll Discover in This ReviewAs with all of my webinar software reviews, I tested ...

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“114,585 leads in less than 30 days!”“We collected over 100,000 new subscribers in our first month!”“We gathered 20,000 leads in 14 days!”These are the kinds of claims used to advertise viral giveaway or contest apps. When you read such statements, it’s easy to think that launching a viral contest might be all you need to boost your mailing list to the next level. Well, in true ActiveGrowth fashion, we hosted our own viral giveaway to find out how effective this ...

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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. ...

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Information doesn't sell anymore. In the age of Wikipedia, Google and Quora available at the click of the finger, anyone can expand their knowledge for free - Tom Libelt points out. Yet, he believes that online courses are one of the greatest ways to make money and most people fail simply because they lack marketing skills to promote them. Tom helps people market their courses, and in today's episode, he revealed why many struggle with selling their courses, how to find your ideal ...

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You’ll agree that every time a visitor to your website subscribes, it’s a moment to celebrate.But are you actually treating that conversion with the proper respect it deserves?I mean, are you just lazily delivering your new fan with a one-and-done “Thanks for signing up, here’s your content upgrade” email? Or are you treating every new subscriber like a VIP and dropping automated value bombs in their inbox every few days after signup?Look, if you’re not using automated emails to educate, ...

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Email is a powerful marketing tool and a mailing list is easily an online business' most valuable asset.It makes sense, then, to ask yourself which one of the many email marketing tools available is "the best". Unfortunately, this question is difficult to answer. Email marketing tools tend to be highly complex and packed with features. Testing even one of them is time consuming and it's impossible to cover all possible business cases.In this post, we'll ​use an 80/20 approach to ...

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Every social network that gets popular inevitably declines. They all decline in the same way. And the decline happens for the exact same reason.If you don't know about this, you'll fall into the "trending traffic" trap again and again. You'll be lured in by "social starlet" success stories, jump on a new platform when it's already too late and experience yet another disappointment.Read on to discover what drives the inevitable decline of social platforms (and why you need to own ...

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Do you ever catch yourself staring out of your window, getting dragged away by thinking about your future life? You visualize the successful empire you're going to build, the fame and recognition, the infinity pool in your villa's backyard, the private jet you're going to fly your loved ones to the Bahamas every Christmas...Wake up! While having these pictures in your mind is highly satisfiying, getting carried away by these daydreams is actually hurting your progress big time. If you're one of those who ...

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The most important thing you need to grow your online business is more traffic to your website, right?Well, here at ActiveGrowth, we say...forget about traffic altogether! In our first full podcast episode – Forget Traffic! Part 1 – we're going to tell you why.It turns out that web traffic is overrated when it comes to pulling success levers for your online business. In fact, traffic is such an over-emphasized performance indicator that it usually distracts you from much more important things that actually help to grow your business.In Episode 1: Forget Traffic! – Part 1, Shane and ...

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It turns out that marketing teams and online business owners don’t have superhuman hearing when it comes to detecting whispers about their products and services online.So how do they manage to always respond to comments every time their company or products are mentioned in blog posts or forum discussions or social media blasts?Well, it’s not by manually scrounging for data on a daily basis.Instead, they have automated tools that listen to buzz on the internet for them.Now, you might think ...

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