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.
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?
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 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.
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. Welcome to your SEO learning journey!
You'll get the most out of this guide if your desire to learn search engine optimization (SEO) is exceeded only by your willingness to execute and test concepts. This guide is designed to describe all major aspects of SEO, from finding the terms and phrases (keywords) that can generate qualified traffic to your website, to making your site friendly to search engines, to building links and marketing the unique value of your site. The world of search engine optimization is complex and ever-changing, but you can easily understand the basics, and even a small amount of SEO knowledge can make a big difference. Free SEO education is also widely available on the web, including in guides like this! (Woohoo!) Combine this information with some practice and you are well on your way to becoming a savvy SEO. The Basics of Search Engine Optimization.
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.
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). 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.
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: How would you feel if you could no longer use [product]? 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.
Regardless of industry or profession, they all share the same perspectives and beliefs. And they act on those beliefs: 1. 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.
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. Something else, something new was suppressing their search visibility. I explored everything I could. What was it? Looking Beyond Backlinks I was forced to look beyond their link profile for the answer. After auditing everything I could think of, I started to crawl their website hourly. 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.
Probably a lot more than you do. So when I go on and on about how important content production is, you might very well think "whatever, Gary, that's easy for you to tell PepsiCo, but what am I supposed to do!? " I get that. I really do, but… As a business owner in this day and age, you HAVE TO start focusing your energy on pushing out content rather than the other things you would otherwise be doing. If you’re a small business that doesn’t have the resources for content creators, editors, and whatever else is needed to run those operations, I say do what I did in 2006 when I had the wine show: Take hours away from staffing, strategizing, selling, and all the other things you’re doing, and put one, two, three hours into becoming a media company. The way these ‘media’ companies will work are of course going to be wildly different. 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.