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How to reopen or reactivate your Amazon Associates account

Affiliate Marketing, Amazon Associates

“This account is closed and will not generate referrals. Access to this site is for historical purposes only.” Shortly before I got this “Important Notice”...

In the media: Illegal dumping sites spark action

Adventures

I was interviewed for this story last week about illegal dumping in the Sea to Sky Corridor. I recently created the Sea to Sky Illegal Garbage Dumping Map using Google Maps to...

Ultimate List of 100+ Online Business Ideas

Entrepreneurship

Are you looking for an online business you can start and run out of your home or from anywhere in the world? It’s not a surprise. In a recent Gallup research study, 90% of...

What is Growth Hacking & the 10 books every entrepreneur should read on the subject

Growth Hacking

Sean Ellis coined the term “growth hacker” in 2010 and defined it as: “A person whose true north is growth. Everything they do is scrutinized by its potential...

Why I switched To Convert Kit for my email marketing

Blogging, List Building, Software Reviews

Email marketing is not dead. It still works and in fact, when done right, it can have some of the highest conversion rates out there. Why & How I use email marketing   I...

Psst… Have you heard of Instagress Instagram automation?

Instagram Automation can sometimes get a bad rap and with good reason. People hate bots and spam. Too much of it can have the exact opposite effect you want and can even get your...

Do you know how your brain works?

Goals, Life Hacks

The more you know how your brain works, the easier it is to mold it for success. Mental health plays such an important part in achieving goals and to me, there’s just not...

How to put ads on your web site so you can make money?

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If you’re at the point where you have your website setup, you have some great content and your audience is growing, the easiest way to begin putting ads on...

Ask Craig: What’s the best CMS to use for a new B2B company with an inbound marketing strategy?

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If you are looking for a new content management system for a new B2B company and you plan on using the inbound methodology to power your strategy, I would highly recommend you...

Ask Craig: If WordPress is free, why should I get HubSpot?

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WordPress is free open source software but operating any website, regardless of the platform you build it on is not free. With Hubspot, my experiences is that we don’t have...

2 products you can rebrand & resell for profit

I really like these two products. They’re easy to use and provide huge value to end users. This is always a must when it comes to recommending software. If it’s a bad...

Use this automation to find leads using Twitter & IFTTT

Growth Hacking

Conferences, events and trade shows are great learning, networking & lead generation opportunities. Every day there are hundreds of conferences and events going on for all...

Practice blogging by answering questions on Quora

Blogging

Staring at a blank screen can be overwhelming when it comes to writing. When I first started blogging I used Quora to find topics to write about. If you’ve never used...

Ask Craig: Is it true that marketing it’s about understanding customers?

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Marketing today is about putting the right message in front of the right person at the right time and in order to do that, you need to understand your customers on deep level....

10 questions to ask yourself everyday

Life Hacks, Mindset

Saw a picture a few weeks back on Instagram that had these 10 questions. I thought it was a powerful yet simple daily task to do before ending the day. What did you learn today?...

The difference between Startups & Small business

Entrepreneurship

Startups and Small businesses are not the same thing. They do share many similarities but there is a difference.  The biggest difference between these two company types is in...

Ask Craig: What is the best way to market a site if you only have a launch page?

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The simple answer is setup your social accounts and a blog and start creating content for your target audience/buyer. If you don’t know who your target audience is then you...

How to set SMART goals for your online business

Goals

Successful online entrepreneurs and achievers in all fields all set goals. Setting goals helps you define your long-term vision and they provide you with the short-term...

Why you need Buyer Personas and how to create them

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Every successful product and the sales and marketing strategy supporting it starts with Buyer Personas. They’re similar to what many people call their “target...

6 EPIC Squamish Playground Proposals

Adventures

I read an article in the Chief a few months ago about the skate park under the Quest university bridge where Stuntwood owner Mike Quesnel said this about Squamish. “This is our...