That’s a Wrap! What We Learned from Prosperity’s Kitchen

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The process began in July 2012 with the seed of an idea. An idea that I hoped might improve engagement and completion rates in online learning environments. Nine months later, the experiment complete, the contestants shared what was best about the project for them (via a survey): I’ve begun to seriously create “real” systems, game plans and focus on gaining market share. I’ve learned tons about internet marketing and while I still have lots to learn, I also know that {Read More}

Alternative Wedding Planner, Ang Jandak Takes 1st Place in Online Reality Show

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For New Hampshire entrepreneur Ang Jandak, her creativity and drive to succeed were two of several ingredients that helped her earn a spot on the Premiere Season of the groundbreaking online competition reality show “Prosperity’s Kitchen.” They were also the traits that helped her win First Place and a prize package worth nearly $10,000 after competing for 13 weeks against 14 other contestants. “I thought the stress had gotten to me and I was just hearing what I wanted to {Read More}

5 Crucial Budgeting Tips for Every Solo Entrepreneur

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Vintage Cash Register Image ©mikdam Marketing your small business without using a budget is just asking for trouble. And now that our contestants have thoroughly explored their goals, strategies and tactics for the coming year, it’s time to knuckle down and make sure it’s all going to work by crunching the numbers. Luckily, our presenting sponsor Big Stock recently published a helpful post on the topic of budgeting. Here are the five tips from that article: 1. Put Yourself on {Read More}

How to Find the Perfect Image

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Finding the perfect image can be as easy as 1-2-3. And since most of our remaining missions here at Prosperity’s Kitchen focus on content, we thought it might be helpful to share some tips from our Presenting Sponsor, Big Stock. The following tips originally appeared on the Big Stock blog. Keep the steps below in mind to make your search even more effective. 1. Enter Basic Keywords Let’s say you want to find an image of a dog. But not {Read More}

Email Marketing Q&A

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Both our public contestants and our Play-at-Home members are tasked with finding their best three questions about each week’s topic. And since there’s no way we’d ever get to all of them during a live episode, I’m answering ‘em here. Did I miss one of yours? Please leave it in the comments and below and either Nick or myself will get to it lickety-split. What are your suggestions for enticing freebies? How do you stand out from all the noise of free {Read More}

What’s An Editorial Photo?

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This is a guest post by our presenting sponsor, Bigstock Consider this situation… you’re designing a brochure that will be used to promote football uniforms and you’d like to include some dynamic images in the design. You search through Bigstock’s extensive library of over 3 million images and see a great photo of football players that would fit perfectly in your design. However, you notice that below the photo it reads “Editorial Use Only” in the release information. What Exactly {Read More}

Deborah Anderson

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Accomplished Jazz Singer, Deborah E, is also Deborah Anderson, of Social Web Café. Her versatile experience has included music, teaching, writing, and Chief Technology Officer in the corporate world. More recently, Deborah has blended her stage skills and ability to build a fan base, with the skills gained in corporate America. As a community building strategist, she joined Ann Smarty’s team at MyBlogGuest, where she contributes her social media strategies as well as hosting the monthly MyBlogGuest Google+ Hangouts on {Read More}

Product Development Q&A

Tea Silvestre, aka the Word Chef

Our Play-at-Home members are also tasked with finding their best three questions about each week’s topic. And since there’s no way we’d ever get to all of them during a live episode, I’m answering ‘em here. Did I miss one of yours? Please leave it in the comments and below and either Nick or myself will get to it lickety-split. How do you put together a focus group to review new products? Great question! Actually, the best time to hold a focus {Read More}

Who Cares? Making Meaning of Metrics (and Sex) for the Solopreneur

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This is a guest post by our co-host, Nick Armstrong. This week on Prosperity’s Kitchen, the same question came up time and time again: who cares about all these metrics? In College, did you care about your edgerank on Facebook? Me either. Mostly because it didn’t exist. You know what metrics I cared about? How many credit hours I could take without having a meltdown (my “peak conversion rate,” maybe). How long I could ogle a beautiful undergrad before she noticed (my {Read More}

Metrics Q&A

Tea Silvestre, aka the Word Chef

Our Play-at-Home members are also tasked with finding their best three questions about each week’s topic. And since there’s no way we’d ever get to all of them during a live episode, I’m answering ‘em here. Did I miss one of yours? Please leave it in the comments and below and either Nick or myself will get to it lickety-split. The number of comments generated on a blog post is a commonly watched metric. But when you a have a {Read More}

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