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Should I Contract a Marketing Agency or Hire an In-House Marketer? Read more at http://www.business2community.com/marketing/contract-marketing-agency-hire-house-marketer-01901925#c0LHTCcb7y8ytoxI.99

Startups are in different stages and their marketing potential may vary dramatically. Being “pre-revenue” or generating a negligent monthly recurring revenue may pose problems. Reputable professional marketing agencies often come with established process that require months before seeing any results. Hiring a marketing team could be done in two different ways.
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Beginner's Guide to Starting as a Freelance Content Writer

Blogging has been around since the late 90s and there are millions of bloggers earning a good living thanks to their writing efforts. Business owners, marketers, college students and everyone else is actively publishing online. With social media prevailing, a good percentage of the population is now actively producing content online. But what is the difference between a successful writer and a hobbyist? There are various ways to generate revenue through content writing.
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The Main Security Considerations for WordPress Based Enterprises

Security is incredibly important for all the right reasons. However, a small blog or a 5-page business website is less prone to becoming a target as compared to a popular enterprise where competitors, top black hats, and other 3rd parties may have an incentive to receive some proprietary information which may be very, very expensive. WordPress Security is also one of the 15 main obstacles that enterprises report in WordPress. I’ve discussed the list in a separate post based on our sales meeting...
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What Is The Best SaaS Application Framework For a New SaaS?

I’ve seen successful SaaS applications online built on every single web programming language that I’ve ever heard of. Some of the more extreme ones specializing in certain fields do include Haskell, Erlang, Go, Dark and others for certain applications behind the scenes. A subscription-based business can leverage a SaaS framework or proceed with a custom build, depending on the business needs and the long-term goals for scaling the solution forward.
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Make No Mistake: Becoming a Freelancer Means Starting a Business

What's one piece of advice you wish you'd been given before you went freelance / independent consultant? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Mario Peshev, CEO of DevriX, on Quora: If I had to name only one piece of advice, it would be, "Your technical skills are a small percentage of what it takes to be a successful freelancer."
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Never Forget That Becoming a Freelancer Is Starting a Business

If I had to name only one piece of advice, it would be, “Your technical skills are a small percentage of what it takes to be a successful freelancer.” In my case, I was providing web development services, but it’s just as applicable for content writing, digital marketing, design, accounting - you name it. Not only did I jump into freelancing too early, but I had limited exposure to everything else it takes to be a successful career freelancer. Full-time freelance or consulting is simply running a business. It doesn’t matter whether you open a booth selling lemonade or you’re selling websites.
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How the Most Successful Leaders Build Unshakeable Mental Strength

How do CEOs stay calm? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. German philosopher named Friedrich Nietzsche once said, "That which does not kill us makes us stronger." In other words - CEOs grow a thick skin over time. When a major problem happens, you have to options - suck it up and find a solution of the problem, or give up.
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The Definitive Sales Process For a WordPress Development Company

We’ve sold several 6-figure projects over the past few years remotely. I have never met some of our customers, and others we’ve met later on (8–12 months after we’ve already started the business relationship). Selling expensive software remotely is a challenging endeavor. It requires a good amount of reputability in the industry, a terrific track record of successful projects, a portfolio of respectable companies, good reviews and testimonials, great folks running the project, and ongoing...
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The Strategic Role of Digital Consultants for Startups and Small Businesses

Starting a business is a challenging endeavor that requires a lot of industry knowledge combined with know-how in marketing, web design and development, sales, accounting, legal activities (to name a few). As a solopreneur or a small team, covering the most out of all areas is expensive, if not impossible to focus on in the early days. The role of a digital consultant is underappreciated by business owners trying to reverse-engineer the strategies incorporated by competitors and large enterprises.
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What to Do if Your Boss Is a Bad Communicator

What's the best way to deal with a boss who won't communicate with you? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. The best way to deal with a boss who you feel doesn't communicate with you depends on various factors, such as: Some people are simply more introverted and don't engage in regular conversations. That may be okay as long as it's not a direct manager of yours who is supposed to coach...
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Help! My Boss Won't Talk to Me

Some people are simply more introverted and don't engage in regular conversations. That may be okay as long as it's not a direct manager of yours who is supposed to coach and inspire you and ensure that the heartbeat of the team is in tact. Larger companies may have management coordinating work between other managers who distribute assignments between clients and team leaders who work closely with the team. Depending on how "high" you want to go (especially in terms of C-level executives in larger organizations), that communication may be less frequent or simply not possible.
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