Edgar

August 9, 2016

Facebook’s New Weapon In The War On Clickbait

Facebook announced a huge change to its News Feed algorithm – and you won’t believe what happened next! (Okay, actually, you probably will.) Because headlines and links that sound like that – like clickbait – have been around for a long, long time. You’ve probably seen a whole lot of […]
October 29, 2015

3 Disadvantages Distributed Teams Have That Make Them Stronger

Lately, I’ve observed a startling fact about many high-performing teams I admire:  they don’t work together in the same office. In fact, many of them don’t even have an office. Companies like LKR Social Media,37signals, WooThemes, and Buffer used to be the exception, but their success has blazed a trail […]
October 29, 2015

How To Boost Your Social Media Presence by Playing Up Your Strengths

Social media can be daunting. There are so many different options out there that it often feels overwhelming trying to sort through them all. It’s easy to get sucked into believing that you have to use every single social media site that’s available to you if you want to grow […]
October 29, 2015

Too Busy? Too Scared Is More Like It.

I know the feeling. You’re rushing around answering a never-ending stream of emails and finishing up some last-minute details for a client before sprinting out the door. For the next few hours, you hurriedly shuttle around town running errands, while shoveling spoonfuls of macaroni and cheese into your mouth behind […]
October 29, 2015

Make These Small Tweaks To Your Site And Immediately Bump Up Your Opt-In Rate

Watch Derek Halpern of Social Triggers give me the low down on my site. Derek is genius at “knowing what makes people tick online”. Here he gives me the skinny on things I can do better on my site to capture more leads, more sales and make the experience for […]
October 29, 2015

3 Steps to Get More Clients, Sell More Products, Make More Money

You’ve got what most people want: work you love. But doing work you love can come with certain sacrifices. Namely, cash flow. If you’re like most entrepreneurs I know, the beginning of your business journey was rough, really rough. Like, can-I-really-do-this rough. Unfortunately, it’s easier to imagine the success than […]
October 29, 2015

The Surprisingly Simple Secret to Hooking More Devoted Blog Readers

It’s tough. When you spend hours crafting a blog post with great content, helpful tips, and an actionable takeaway, you deserve to get lots of people reading it. But, what happens when you don’t? What happens when no one – or only a handful of people – read it? What […]
October 29, 2015

The 7 Strategies Your Online Team is Missing (And the Tools to Put Them Into Place)

In 2013 I grew my team from 5 people to 8, spread across 3 countries and 8 time zones. You’d be surprised at how few obstacles we’ve had to deal with,  thanks in big part to some priceless online tools. Here are 7 techniques I use to manage my virtual […]
October 29, 2015

Lessons Learned from a Boss in Bunny Slippers

What is a boss in bunny slippers? Well, it’s someone who leads (or wants to lead) a virtual team from the comfort of home in order to support their business. I have had the opportunity to lead virtual teams all around the globe for the past decade and want to […]
October 29, 2015

5 Ways to Run A Mediocre Business

I’m not perfect. I wasn’t born knowing how to run a successful business. That’s something I learned over time from trial and error, and from making a lot of mistakes. Now, when I see and talk to small business owners who are trying to build their own million-dollar ventures, I […]
October 29, 2015

Your Quick and Easy Cheat Sheet for Facebook Link Previews

Alright, guys – you asked for it, and I’m answering! Ever since I wrote this post about the types of social updates Facebook is cracking down on, I’ve been getting AWESOME feedback and questions from all of you out there in Internet Land. On the blog, on social, in emails […]
October 28, 2015

My Take On Ryan Deiss’ Digital Marketer (Video Review)

The program is now back on the market, click here for full info. Transcript: Hey there. I’m Laura Roeder and I’m coming at you today with a review of Ryan Deiss’ Digital Marketer Program. So this is a program that I joined a few months ago. I saw that he is rereleasing […]
October 28, 2015

Drive Major Traffic With The Only Facebook Ad You’ll Ever Need

So you want to try out Facebook Ads for your business. Good idea! Facebook ads can help you drive more traffic to your website, get more Page Likes, and increase your brand awareness. I have a secret to share with you: there’s one kind of Facebook ad that can actually […]
October 28, 2015

Life After B-School: How to Keep Up Your Momentum and Get Over the “Money Stuff” Holding You Back

Raise your hand if you hate dealing with money. It’s the worst! Kind of ironic, right? Because for most of us, part of the appeal of becoming an independent entrepreneur is the idea of being in charge of your own money, and finally making what you’re worth…and then we realize […]
October 28, 2015

The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Uncomplicated Editorial Calendars and Business Blogging

Do you know how to make a Pop Tart? Probably. You probably know that while you can eat them cold, like cavemen did before they invented fire, they’re WAY better if you toast them. But how do you know? Did you see it in a commercial? Did someone tell you […]
October 28, 2015

Self-Promotion: You’re Doing It Wrong (and it’s costing you money)

The number one marketing mistake that I see business owners make is underdoing it. “Underdoing” your marketing means posting one link to your blog post, or sending one email, or tweeting once about your webinar…and that’s it. You never mention it again. Yes, some businesses and people on Twitter and […]
October 28, 2015

Easy, Gorgeous Graphics for Your Business with Free Online Tools

Viral social media posts today are hyper-visual, and your business posts must follow suit. Users online have all the attention span of caffeinated goldfish so it’s even more important to showcase your fabulosity with stunning, beautiful imagery. That makes hiring a professional graphic designer one of the best investments you […]
October 28, 2015

How Marie Forleo’s B-School Turned My Idea Into a Seven-Figure Business

Ever had an AMAZING business idea, but weren’t sure how to turn it into a reality? It happens ALL. THE. TIME. And it’s not because people don’t have the drive to make it happen, either! It’s because they don’t have the TOOLS. After all, what good is a sports car […]
October 28, 2015

Filling Your Books With Clients Fast: A New Twist On An Old Strategy

Editor’s Note: This post from 2012 was a HUGE hit with our readers, so it’sdefinitely time to bring it back. Why now? So you can put this strategy into place ASAP and lay the groundwork for an incredibly profitable 2014. Read all the way to the end to learn exactly how I continue to […]
October 28, 2015

What Marie Forleo Is REALLY Like (Five Lessons From Her Former Business Partner)

If you’ve seen all of the B-School videos going around, or if you’ve watched Marie TV you may have wondered what it’s REALLY like to work with Marie Forleo. Well, I would know! Marie and I were business partners from 2010-2011 while we created and launched B-School. In those two years, […]