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Art of the CTA. How Not to Screw Up an RFP Response. Originaly posted by AdrianK, 26-Jan-2010 at: Vendors typically have to expend a huge amount of effort when responding to an RFP.

How Not to Screw Up an RFP Response

This article looks at how they can help themselves (and thus the client), so that the effort isn’t wasted. The short answer is that whist RFP respondents typically focus on the solution they are offering, the real key is to take the human factors of the reviewers into consideration. Ekko.buzz. Why Editorial Calendar is Essential to Your Social Media Success (and How to Create One) How I Stood Out from 437 Applicants To Get Hired At My Dream Company.

How do you get hired at one of the world's best companies?

How I Stood Out from 437 Applicants To Get Hired At My Dream Company

You know, one of those fun companies with great culture, a challenging environment, and has unlimited perks of seemingly everything. With everyone applying for these jobs, I asked myself a question: How can I stand out from the hundreds of other applicants? Well, I'm excited to say with a little bit of luck and a little bit of planning, I figured out how. Now I'm surrounded by incredibly smart (and fun) people, propelling my marketing career forward, and experiencing perks such as unlimited vacation, health insurance, 401k matching, tuition reimbursement, free books, free beer, and more.

How I raised millions of dollars for our startup from famous investors like Mark Cuban: by blogging a lot. Blogging is awesome, it can change your life, it can change the world and I recommend it as a key way to join the global conversation around your area of interest online.

How I raised millions of dollars for our startup from famous investors like Mark Cuban: by blogging a lot

Other people at startups often ask me how I connected with Little Bird lead investor Mark Cuban, among the many other awesome investors we’ve raised money from for our startup. Our technology finds the most influential people in any industry and helps you build relationships with them, it’s used by some of the biggest companies in the world – but our first fundraising relationships were mostly built the old-fashioned way: by blogging a lot.

Blog, blog and blog some more. Compare oDesk.com, Elance.com, Freelancer.com, Staff.com and TopTal.com. Which one is better from a freelance point of view? from a customer point of view? Login to Hire Freelancers, Outsource Jobs, Find Work. Compare oDesk.com, Elance.com, Freelancer.com, Staff.com and TopTal.com. Which one is better from a freelance point of view? from a customer point of view? SEO: The Free Beginner’s Guide From Moz. New to SEO?

SEO: The Free Beginner’s Guide From Moz

Need to polish up your knowledge? The Beginner's Guide to SEO has been read over 3 million times and provides comprehensive information you need to get on the road to professional quality Search Engine Optimization, or SEO. What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? SEO is a marketing discipline focused on growing visibility in organic (non-paid) search engine results.

SEO encompasses both the technical and creative elements required to improve rankings, drive traffic, and increase awareness in search engines. SEO isn't just about building search engine-friendly websites. This guide is designed to describe all areas of SEO—from finding the terms and phrases (keywords) that generate traffic to your website, to making your site friendly to search engines, to building links and marketing the unique value of your site. Why does my website need SEO? The majority of web traffic is driven by the major commercial search engines, Google, Bing, and Yahoo!. Y Combinator. 3 Ready-To-Use Cold E-mail Templates. As the quarter rounds the bend, many of us are feeling the pressure of a sluggish pipeline.

3 Ready-To-Use Cold E-mail Templates

Here are three cold e-mail templates that might be helpful in jump-starting the top of your pipeline. We’ve tested these e-mails with a number of clients following the framework outlined in “Predictable Revenue” (Amazon.com). These three e-mails all ask for an internal referral – someone with whom you can have a meaningful conversation. Using Survey.io. One of the most difficult decisions for a startup is determining when your product is good enough to drive sustainable, scalable customer growth.

Using Survey.io

Trying to scale too early can easily kill your startup. Given the emotional roller coaster of being a founder, the decision can easily be swayed by your mood on a given day. Survey.io, which was developed in collaboration with KISSmetrics, was designed to give you an objective metric that removes emotion from the scaling decision while also giving you other important qualitative information.

The key question on the survey is: If You Want to Follow Your Dreams, You'll Have to Choose a Focus. 9 Keys to Business & Career Success. I'm fortunate enough to know a number of remarkably successful people.

9 Keys to Business & Career Success

Regardless of industry or profession, they all share the same perspectives and beliefs. And they act on those beliefs: 1. Time doesn't fill me. 11 Powerful Tools To Spy On Your Online Competition. Negative SEO with No Backlinks? A Case Study. December 4, 2014 Something was seriously wrong with two of my clients’ sites.

Negative SEO with No Backlinks? A Case Study

They weren’t suffering from Panda or Penguin issues. Their sites were healthier than most of their competitors. Still, I spent 2 months fixing every issue I could think of and still no rankings had changed. How Small Businesses Can Compete With Fortune 500s - Gary Vaynerchuk. It's no secret that the companies that I advise at VaynerMedia have a lot of resources.

How Small Businesses Can Compete With Fortune 500s - Gary Vaynerchuk

9 Keys to Business & Career Success. How Small Businesses Can Compete With Fortune 500s - Gary Vaynerchuk. Slides: Gaining Early Traction by Doing Things that Don't Scale (Hustling) by Zack Onisko.