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Email Marketing: The 5 Hidden Secrets For High-Converting Emails In 2020

Email marketing is one the most important tools for anyone with a business, whether you have a product to sell, you’re an affiliate marketer marketing other people’s products, or you are a business owner, if you don’t know how to convert email subscribers into customers and buyers, you are missing out on a lot of potential sales! In this guest post, by Alison Wolf, you will learn the 5 secrets to high-converting emails.

There is a lot of noise (again) about how email marketing is dead. News flash: Email marketing is only dead when you are doing it wrong!

Did you know that Email is the third most influential source of information for B2B audience? While for B2C, 80% of retail professionals state that the biggest driver of customer retention for them is email marketing.

There are about 105 billion emails being sent every day. And reports show that 68% of millennials’ purchase decisions are greatly influenced by the promotional emails they receive.

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The 6 Holiday Marketing Mistakes You Should Avoid In 2019

If you run a small business or if you sell any kind of products online or offline, you must have a proper marketing plan in place for the holidays to make use of this shopping season. Learn the most effective strategies and the mistakes you should avoid when creating and implementing your holiday marketing campaign in this guest post by Emma Cajthaml.

Every holiday season presents its unique set of challenges for small businesses and their owners. New trends, new colors, new social media platforms, and even more competition, which is why how you market your business and when you start your marketing campaign are going to be so important this holiday season.

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Amazon Reviews: Everything You Need To Know As An Author And A Reviewer

If you sell a book or any other product on Amazon, or if you are a reviewer, then you must be familiar with some important review rules and the mistakes that may cost you those reviews. In this post, you will learn 6 of the most common Amazon review mistakes, consequences for violating Amazon reviews, and some workarounds too.

I have recently published an ebook where I discussed the process of marketing and promoting your self-published book, and the things you need to do to make more sales and rank higher on charts. One of the things discussed there was how to get more reviews on your book.

And, as a continuation of that topic, I felt it is important to highlight some of the mistakes that authors and reviewers do which can result in Amazon deleting those hard-earned reviews.

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Tips & Resources To Help You Keep Your Blogging Routine While Doing NaNoWriMo 2019

If you’re a blogger who is also a fiction writer, you decided to join NaNoWriMo this year, and you often wait till the last minute to get things done, then yes this last minute post about preparing for NaNoWriMo one week before it starts is definitely for you.

November is coming and, for writers, you may say this is kind of “our season.” November is NaNoWriMo which is National Novel Writing Month. If you’re not familiar with it, this is a competition that is held online every year where all participant writers dedicate their time to writing every day, starting November 1st to reach the goal of 50, 000 words by November 30th.

And while it has the word “Novel” in it, because that was the idea when they started it I think, creating a novel in 30 days, but you don’t necessarily have to write a novel.

It could be a collection of short stories, a non-fiction book of any type, or anything else; the point of this competition is that you develop the habit of writing every day and, hopefully, also end up with a finished first draft of your project of choice by the end of the month.

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What It Takes To Start Your Own Business As An Entrepreneur In Egypt: A Real-Life Experience

If you are someone looking to start their own business, whether you live in Egypt or not, there is always a lot to learn from someone’s journey to building a successful business from scratch.
Read in this guest post, by Ingy Zahran, a little about her business, what kind of effort and planning it took her to make the shift from full-time job employee to an entrepreneur and a business owner, and what obstacles she had to overcome in order to achieve success with her business.

My name is Ingy Zahran and I’m an artist and a business owner in Egypt. I was really excited when Ray suggested that I write an article about my journey from being a simple Road Design Engineer (yes, you read that right :)) to being a full time artist and starting my own business. 

I remember, for years, I searched online articles and stories of people who made the shift from having a full time job with a stable salary to venturing into the somewhat risky life of an entrepreneur. 

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6 Tricks To Help You Pay Off Your Debt Faster

If you have debts and are struggling to make your monthly payments, or just wish you could pay off that debt faster to get rid of the financial pressure, read in this post 6 tips that can help you do it.

There are a lot of people facing debts, for several reasons, and many of them sometimes struggle to make payments every month. If you are one of those people, or if you know someone who may be struggling with debt, in this post, you will find a few tips that can help you make those monthly payments easier and, hopefully, get out of that debt a bit faster.

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Blogger Recognition Award (x8)

Happy to have been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award!
Read in this post what the award is about, 2 pieces of advice for newbie bloggers, and a list of 10 amazing bloggers I nominate.

blogger recognition award - The Ray Journey TRJ
There is no official badge for the award, so I just designed this one. Feel free to use it or create your own.

I am happy to share this week a few more nominations I received from some of my good blogger friends.

I am always thrilled to receive such nominations, because it makes me feel that my blog is visible, and the material I put out there is being read and appreciated by my peers. In my opinion, that is one of the best feelings for a creator of any kind.

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The Best 10 Email Types To Send Your Email List Subscribers

If you are still trying to build an email list or if you find yourself often running out of ideas for emails to send your list, you will find 10 different email types in this post that will help you find more material for your emails.

Having an email list, whether you are a blogger, a business owner, or a content creator of any type, is crucial to you because it is the only sustainable way through which you can reach your audience and/or customers.

Before starting this blog, I did a little bit of research to see what were the most important points to pay attention to as a newbie blogger. And one of the most common pieces of advice that old-time bloggers had was that they wished they had started building their email lists earlier.

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