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Friday, October 18, 2013

you can always write on the side for extra cash

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My Latte With Oprah, the Ultimate Networking Dream 


Writing for LinkedIn's Influencers program as well as here on Inc. has changed my life in the past nine months. Somehow, I've been fortunate enough to have the most popular post on LinkedIn, ahead of Bill Gates and Jack Welch. Instead of being stopped on the streets of New York City by people who recognize me from my reality TV stint of 10 years ago, I've been stopped by people who read my column on LinkedIn as well as this one on Inc. But by far, the most valuable aspect of writing these columns for LinkedIn and Inc. has been the amazing people I have met and whose work I've read--brilliant thinkers, experienced leaders and world-class writers have inspired me, taught me, motivated me and challenged me.

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How To Use Your Day Job To Get Freelance Writing Gigs

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Your boss is a demon from the depths of Hades.

Your coworkers are his demonic minions.

You'd love nothing better than to say sayonara to your job and pursue your dream of becoming a freelance writer.

But whether it's due to golden handcuffs or crushing debt, many aspiring writers simply can't quit their day jobs to freelance full-time.

But you can always write on the side for extra cash—and the great news is that you can leverage your job to land writing gigs. Here are 3 ways.

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10 Reasons You Should Attend Social Media Marketing World 2014


Do you attend conferences?

What if you could rub shoulders and soak in knowledge from the social media pros you follow online?

Imagine networking with 2,000 fellow marketers in beautiful San Diego, California.

Now add the waterfront Manchester Grand Hyatt, an opening-night party on a naval aircraft carrier and 60 expert-led sessions.

You can now bring this vision to reality.

Here are 10 reasons you should attend Social Media Marketing World 2014.

#1: Amazing Content

The most valuable and inspiring social media marketing content will be at your disposal at Social Media Marketing World. And the best part is there's something for everyone! Whether you're a social media rookie or a pro, you'll have your choice of 60+ expert-led sessions to attend.

Tracks will include social tactics, social strategy, community management and business development, and content marketing. You'll leave incredibly energized and inspired by the amount of knowledge you'll gain.

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Stuff we like 17 October 2013

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​This week we've all been waking up to this blue banner across Google's homepage.

What is it? Well If you click learn more, then you'll find information on Google's updated Shared Endorsements. From 11 November Google says "we may show your name and profile photo in shared endorsements that appear in ads." Shared Endorsements cover comments, "follows" and other actions people do on Google+ a development from their 1+'d "likes" on ads that have been in place since 2011.

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Karen Finerman "Tells All" To Sallie Krawcheck

To a standing room only crowd and a waiting list almost as large (note to self: bigger room next time), acclaimed hedge fund manager, tv host, and author Karen Finerman candidly shared her "secrets" with Sallie Krawcheck.  They ranged from how she trades (6-12month view), how she now sees markets differently (thanks to 24-hour financial media!), and when she knew staying home with the kids was not an option for her (age 12). The chat had an intimate quality of two friends discussing what it is like to be a successful woman (very) in the male dominated (very very) world of financial services, in particular trading.

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200+ Stock Photos That'll Put the Cheer in Your Holiday Marketing [Free Download]

by Anum Hussain

Whether it's hosting the perfect Halloween party or planning your Black Friday shopping, many businesses assume that holiday spending happens in-store. But a new survey from Accenture shows that 65% of shoppers will be searching online before deciding to make a purchase in-store. Meanwhile, 42% of consumers surveyed plan to spend at least half of their holiday shopping dollars online.

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The (nearly) Ultimate Guide to Better Writing

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