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4 Steps To Effectively Testing Your Marketing Strategy



We need to ask “Why?” before we ask “What?” Marketers must have a sound strategy for testing why their strategy is or isn’t working. Instead of “What headline should I be testing?” we should be asking, “Why is our current headline underperforming?”

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Topics: Marketing

3 Things You Can Learn From Rio 2016 Olympics


Trust the process

While I am not even close to becoming an Olympian, I can see how much trust they have in the process. These athletes dedicate their whole lives to training and staying in shape to shine on one of the biggest stages in the world. There are many times I come across life and ask myself is it really worth it and question why I am doing something. I can only imagine the thoughts that come across these athletes minds and becoming discouraged when things are not going their way. From the beginning, they set a goal in mind which is to win a gold medal and do whatever it takes to make it happen. With hard work and the right coaching only part of the equation to achieving the dream, it’s definitely a difficult road.

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Topics: Articles

5 Steps To Creating A Marketing Plan



How do you tell your company’s story? You’ve made a business plan, but creating marketing plan is just as vital to the success of your marketplace. A marketing plan is a vital part of acquiring and maintaining customers, which includes specific objectives to measure your efforts.

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Topics: Marketing

Meet the Fashion Entrepreneur Thriving on Etsy



Welcome to the Near Me Entrepreneurs in the Marketplace series. I look forward to connecting with up and coming freelancers who have been positively impacted by technology and peer-to-peer marketplaces. My first guest is Sandy Barnes, a fashion designer from Fayetteville, North Carolina, now creating one of a kind handbags out of San Francisco. We recently had a chat to discover insights on how to become a freelance designer, and why an online marketplace like Etsy is such an asset.

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Topics: Entrepreneur

What Outsourcing Services do we use at Near Me?




Is there ever enough time in one day? Many of us run into this problem and get so busy with others tasks that we push it off. Well luckily for us, we live in the time of the collaborative economy! With hundreds if not thousands of marketplaces out there to help with your projects or tasks to get the job done. Here at Near Me, we like to experiment with different services to see how and what we can leverage to grow our marketplace. So far, we have come across these 3 great services that are known as Fiverr, Growth Geeks, and Writer Access. Now what exactly do they all do? Well I am here to share with you exactly that and a little about our experiences with them.

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Topics: marketplace

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