Generating Email Leads with TryInteract

Generating Email Leads with TryInteract

The short version is that Interact provides you with a quiz to post on your site and everyone who takes the quiz is generated to an email list of your choice.

The long version is that Interact offers both premade and completely customizable quizes to attach to your website via an HTML code. When readers pop over to the page you have specified (I chose to make it the first things readers see), they will be able to take whatever quiz you have designed. With Interact, you can literally design a quiz about absolutely anything because you can completely customize the questions. So whether it's how well they know how to knit or how much they love Johnny Depp, the quiz possibilities are endless! 

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My Weekday Morning Routine

My Weekday Morning Routine

Even during the summer, my morning routine is one of the most important parts of my day. It sets the time for the rest of the day, and often, the whole weeks mood can be determined by a successful Monday morning routine. 

 

Ideally, I could wake up, grab my coffee and begin my work day. Before I can eat my frogs, I first have to set up for success. So here's the skinny on how I get the weekday balls rolling.

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Back to Business & 6 Lessons Learned

If you are on my mailing list (what do you mean you don't subscribe? Clicky click to get yourself on the list now!), you already know that I am in the process of building a business. A new business. Taking EAE in a new direction. I'm excited and scared but I am definitely ready this time. There is nothing standing in my way anymore. I have ideas and ways to implement them so why not seize the opportunity? Strike while the iron is hot?

Yeah, I love metaphor ;-)

So it's time to get back to business. Back to doing what I love - no matter how much I had to tweak it - and back to helping others. 

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Rebuilding A Brand | The 3 C's

Rebuilding A Brand | The 3 C's

When you have spent as long as I did out of practice and out of touch with your business, you'll start to find it more and more difficult to rebuild your brand. This is the issue I am currently facing and, trust me, the struggle is real. After many months away, I am having to establish trust through consistency with my readers. And that, my friends, is hard! Still, considering all the problems I recently faced, this task feels pretty light.

So what do I need to be focused on?

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Don't Recreate the Wheel, Improve It!

Don't Recreate the Wheel, Improve It!

The wheel was invented in 3500 B.C. I can't math so I don't know how many years ago that is but I do know that our species as we know it didn't even exist then. And we (that is, humans) have been improving it and finding a million other uses for the wheel. If generations of homo sapiens can continuously re-imagine the wheel then you can re-imagine an idea and make it better than anyone has ever seen. 

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Planning Session: 2017 Goals & Plans

Planning Session: 2017 Goals & Plans

Right now you hold in your hot little hands (or scrolling across your screen anyway, sue me, I like the phrase!) the inaugural post in what will become The Planning Sessions! My aim is to make this series as informational as possible while still staying my light and airy self. So what better way to kick off than with goals & plans, right? After all, it is the new year and people everywhere are rife with resolutions! So let's get started shall we?

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My Secret Google Analytics Weapon: Quill Engage

My Secret Google Analytics Weapon: Quill Engage

I am betting that every one of you reading this either has Google Analytics set up on your blog or at least knows what it is (for those of you who don't, head on over to GA directly and check it out). The real question is this: Have you ever heard if Quill Engage? I thought not. Well my friends, I am here to introduce you to the absolute best way to get your GA information, in bite sized pieces that actually make sense and will save you nearly every ounce of time you spend trying to decipher GA to put towards better use. Like on actually posting content your readers want to see.

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3 Reasons You Are Being Seen But Not Heard

3 Reasons You Are Being Seen But Not Heard

Have you ever heard that expression about children? "Children should be seen and not heard". Personally, I have a lot of dislike for that saying. Because it implies that children have nothing to say until they become adults. I think that in order for children to become adults with something to say they need to be heard at a young age. But I digress.

Much like those children people don't want to hear, your blog can be treated in much the same way. Maybe you have mastered a great look and overall feel and people enjoy looking at your blog. But they're not really sharing. Here's why

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How I Avoided Burn out with My Last Launch

How I Avoided Burn out with My Last Launch

Launches are stressful. In the back of my mind I always think about old videos of the first space launch and remembering how every one misquoted "Houston we have a problem" (correct quote: "Houston, we've had a problem"). In that tiny space where this image lives, I'm afraid that when I launch something (product, coaching course, whatever) that those words will be coming out of my mouth.

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4 Ways to Grow Your Blog (without paying a dime!)

4 Ways to Grow Your Blog (without paying a dime!)

Every one of these methods has been tried and true for every blog I have owned in the past 3 plus years. Although it will take time and energy I definitely recommend the following ways to get more eyes on your blog, increase your page views without paid searches and to even gather more followers on your social media platforms!

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Why I Dislike "How To Start A Blog" Posts

Why I Dislike "How To Start A Blog" Posts

Let me preface this post by taking a minute to tell y'all how difficult of an article it is to write. The overabundance popularity of "How To Start A Blog" type posts on Pinterest absolutely astounds me. Not only has just about every blogger in the blog-o-sphere written on the topic but they perform exceedingly well on social media.

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5 Alternatives to Email Marketing That Bring In Results

5 Alternatives to Email Marketing That Bring In Results

There are two kinds of people who blog: those who live and die by their newsletters and those (like yours truly) who find them to be nothing but an inconvenience. And then there are those of you reading this post because you haven't chosen to yay or nay a newsletter for your own blog yet.

And to those of you still on the fence, I want to just let you know that it's ok. I was once exactly where you stand. I too was once devouring posts on newsletters hoping to understand the benefits of creating a newsletter and where I would find the time to put one more thing together.

If you spend 30 seconds on Pinterest looking up newsletters you will fall prey to information overload, just as I once did. Although this post will provide you with my thoughts on newsletters and the alternatives to sending one out, ultimately you have to make the choice yourself.

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