Finding your purpose and making a living at it

Overall I am really happy. It is in my DNA. However sometimes I wonder why am I doing what I am doing. Do you know the feeling?

On a day like this I just start answering these questions again.

Why am I doing this?
How can I attract a great community?
What is my strategy?

Find your purpose

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Do you feel you are missing updates? Add no more than 150 connections.

  • How many people do you follow on Twitter.
  • How many friends do you have on Facebook?
  • How many connections do you have on LinkedIn?

Do you feel the need to keep on eye on their updates in these social network sites? Do you feel you are missing updates of friends?

You could be right.

A study by researchers at Indiana University pegs the maximum number of friends a user can truly keep in contact with on sites like Twitter and Facebook at 150-200 people.

LinkedIn connections

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Convert Traffic to subscribers with these 10 – Derek Halpern – tips

Do you want to convert more visitors of your website?
Listen to how the expert reviews some very high traffic and effective sites to make these even more effective.

From the moment I listened to Derek Halpern in 2011 at SOBCon in Chicago I have been following what he does. I love what he writes and how you can learn so much from his blog socialtriggers.com.

Magnifying Glass Derek Halpern

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The perfect profile photo for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ and more – 5 tips

Earlier today I was reading Buy•ology by Martin Lindstrom and it reminded me of an article I wrote last year on ErnoHannink.nl. With Martin’s book I now found research to support my post.

In Chapter 3 of his book, Martin talks about mirror neurons (Mirror Neuron on Wikipedia). Interesting part of the book on how we experience feelings by looking at others doing something.

True Passion Duchenne Smile

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Becky McCray on small towns and making rural entrepreneurs prosper #30DTC

Inspiration on rural entrepreneurs, small towns and rural areas. How can you help small towns prosper? Make sure that the rural entrepreneurs prosper. This is Becky’s life goal. An interview with Becky McCray.

Becky McCray photo by Rebekah Workman www.rebekahworkman.com/

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30 best male bloggers #30bestof #30DTC

In January I announced a monthly series of the 30 best of #30bestof. This is the second overview in this series. After the ladies beginning March it is now the gentlemen’s turn. An overview of the 30 best male bloggers on marketing, social media and entrepreneurship.

Here they are, in alphabetical order, the best male bloggers. Psst it is not 30 but 36.

30 best of male bloggers

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Breakthrough your imaginary boundaries #30DTC

You and I, we both have boundaries that are holding us back. These boundaries insure us that we stay safely in our comfort zone. How do you breakthrough these barriers to build a bridge to your next playing level?

Boundaries you can't see

Do these boundaries sound familiar

You have 190 subscribers in your newsletter and you will add some new subscribers every week, but when you send a newsletter you will also lose some. It feels like you can’t get past that 200 subscribers boundary.

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Change the name of your Facebook Business Page #30DTC

You have a successful business page for your company, but your company name changed and you have more than 100 people following your page.

Before you had to keep the name or create a new page.
Now you can request a name change with Facebook.

Change your Facebook page name

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What do you want to know about LinkedIn? #30DTC

In my 7 month program Attract Cients and Grow Your Business I will talk about LinkedIn this month.

In preparation for this session I have created the outline below.

LinkedIn your business

LinkedIn Your Business

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Do you want more visitors to your website? Join the 30 Day Traffic Challenge #30DTC

You want more clients via your website. The basis is more traffic, then you can convert visitors into subscribers, subscribers into fans, and fans into clients. Let’s see how you can this.

Most of the time it starts with the question

“I want to get more clients. How do I do that?”

write every day with the 30 day traffic challenge

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