Giving it 200 percent: Marketing your product

A common mistake people make is that they’ll spend 500 hours creating a product and then 20 hours promoting it. Then they wonder why no one is buying.

8 traits of successful entrepreneurs: Do you have what it takes?

Starting a business is a lot of work. Anyone who tells you it’s not is either lying or has never actually started one themselves.

How the brain creates the ‘buzz’ that helps ideas spread

How do ideas spread? What messages will go viral on social media, and can this be predicted?

Blogging success cheat sheet: 10 tips from a pro

If you have ever wanted to know how to turn a content site into a virtual gold mine, you’d be smart to ask an expert how he or she managed it.

How to stop being a workaholic

A reader recently asked, “How can an achievement-motivated workaholic learn to back off, relax, de-stress, and feel good about doing it? I am too driven!”

Don’t just wish – make your dream a burning desire

Wishing will not bring riches. But desiring riches with a state of mind that becomes an obsession, then planning definite ways and means to acquire riches, and backing those plans with persistence which does not recognize failure, will bring riches.

What I’ve learned as a writer

I’ve been a professional writer since I was 17, so nearly 24 years now. I’ve made my living with words, and have written a lot of them — more than 10 million.

5 inspiration hacks for creative people

The most common problem faced by anyone trying to create something – no matter what their subject or level of experience – is lack of inspiration.

The secret of impressive writing? Keep it simple

Writers who use long words needlessly and choose complicated font styles are seen as less intelligent than those who stick with basic vocabulary and plain text, according to research from Princeton University in New Jersey.

The little rules of action

Too often we get stuck in inaction — the quagmire of doubt and perfectionism and distractions and planning that stops us from moving forward.

Comments & traffic statistics help empower bloggers

Whether bloggers are writing to change the world, or just discussing a bad break-up, they may get an extra boost of motivation from traffic-measuring and interactive tools that help them feel more connected to and more influential in their communities.

10 tips to help you build and grow a stand-out small business brand

A survey by the Pew Foundation which found that 71 percent of Americans view small business more favorably than any other institutions, including religious organizations.

How to double or triple your personal productivity

Have you ever had the experience of looking back on your week with the sinking feeling that you didn’t get as much done as you’d hoped?

Why your business needs a targeted elevator pitch

From the moment you start-up (when no one has ever heard of you), having a well-rehearsed and compelling elevator pitch can help buyers, clients and potential investors get to know you quickly.

8 important ways gratitude can change your life

It’s amazing how one simple, easy, positive action can change so much in a person’s life. One of the things that has had the biggest effect on my life is the realization of the power of gratitude. Simply giving thanks.