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Rick Warren: A life of purpose

Pastor Rick Warren, author of The Purpose-Driven Life, reflects on his own crisis of purpose in the wake of his book’s wild success. He explains his belief that God’s intention is for each of us to use our talents and influence to do good.

“What do you have that you’ve been given…What are you doing with what you have been given…. That to me is what Purpose driven is all about.”

How to Monetize Your Podcast

How to Monetize Your Podcast

Not many people podcast just for the fun of it – most podcasters are looking to get some sort of return from it. Whether this is free advertising for a website they are trying to monetize, or commission for a product or service they’re attempting to promote, getting some form of monetary return is important. Other people start podcasts just to experiment and then realize they can earn money from it and start trying to utilize this as much as possible. Here are some of the ways you can earn money from podcasting.

5 Benefits of Podcasting vs. Blogging

5 Benefits of Podcasting vs. Blogging

When setting up a website or new business, many people instantly think about creating a blog through which they can promote new products and services. However, blogging isn’t necessarily the best way to do it, although having a blog is an important aspect of any website. Here are the benefits of using podcasting to reach out to your visitors.

6 Tips for Coming Up with Podcast Content Ideas (& Why You Should Plan Your Content)

6 Tips for Coming Up with Podcast Content Ideas (& Why You Should Plan Your Content)

When creating a podcast, the most difficult thing for most people is coming up with a good idea to podcast about on a consistent schedule. You can have a great voice, lots of followers and listeners and bags of confidence, but without the content to accompany it, your podcasts will fail.

Ways to come up with great podcast content ideas

In order to come up with good ideas for your next podcasts, you need to start thinking about the type of things that you want to talk about. It should be something which interests you, but there are many different ideas that you can use.

How to Overcome Your Podcasting Fears

How to Overcome Your Podcasting Fears

Podcasting can be a great way of promoting your business, regardless of what you’re trying to sell or make money from. You may not even have a business, but want to use podcasting and video sharing as a method of earning some extra cash. However, many people have fears and reservations when it comes to podcasting, so here are some of the most common ones you might be feeling and how you can overcome them.

6 Tips for Marketing Your Podcast

6 Tips for Marketing Your Podcast

You’ve created a great podcast, or you’ve got an amazing idea for what you’re going to say in your next videos, but if you’ve no way of promoting it to people who might be interested, there’s no point in creating the podcast at all! Before you even make a podcast, you should think about potential ways to market it. Here are six top tips to get you started.

Podcasting for Beginners

Podcasting for Beginners

More than 100 million US residents of all ages listened to a podcast in 2016, a number that represents an 11% rise over 2015. While the movie industry is still booming, 5 times as many people listen to podcasts as opposed to going to a movie. In the US, the largest demographic of podcast listeners are 25 to 54 years old, a segment of the population with money to spend.

Over 4 million adults regularly listen to podcasts in the UK. In technology-friendly countries around the world, podcasts are becoming more and more popular. However, industry experts agree that the golden age of podcasting has yet to be realized. This means now is the perfect time to get in on a growing marketing method that makes you more of a real person to your audience than a static website or blog.

6 Tips for Outsourcing on a Budget

6 Tips for Outsourcing on a Budget

Outsourcing might sound like a great idea for saving your business time and money. Rather than doing everything yourself, you can outsource the work to somebody else. If your client pays you $100, you can pay somebody $50, making a 50% profit and saving yourself probably 90% of the time you would spend doing it yourself. When you’re on a tight budget, here are six ways you can keep outsourcing.

9 Task Ideas for Bloggers to Outsource

9 Task Ideas for Bloggers to Outsource

Blogging can be a full-time job, and at times there’s not enough time to do everything that needs to be done without help. You may need help regularly, or just on occasion when your work load builds up. If you normally do everything for yourself, you may not even know where to start outsourcing your tasks. It’s not always easy to know which tasks to outsource and which to do yourself, but it’s not difficult once you get the hang of it.

There are no right and wrong answers when deciding how to manage the tasks related to your blog and business, but there are ways to figure out what’s right for you. Think about what you feel is important for you to handle and what is less important. Also, think about what you’re good at and what you need improvement on. Consider these things when deciding what to outsource. If you’re not sure what can be outsourced, below there are 9 tasks to consider outsourcing so that you can do what is most important in your business.

How to Manage Your Team When Outsourcing

How to Manage Your Team When Outsourcing

Outsourcing is a great tool for many businesses, both online and offline. It’s great for saving time for you, and it’s also a good way of allocating specific jobs and tasks to people who are trained or more experienced in that particular area. For example, if you don’t have a lot of web management experience, you can outsource certain tasks to a skilled webmaster who will be able to do it with ease and more capability.

Managing a team of people you’re outsourcing work to can be tough at first, especially when everybody is starting out and just getting used to what needs to be done.

What is a Virtual Assistant and What Could They Do for You?

What is a Virtual Assistant and What Could They Do for You?

A virtual assistant is like a secretary or personal assistant that you communicate with online. Virtual assistants are normally independent contractors who work from home. Some work independently and some work through various websites in order to more easily find clients. Hours and tasks are typically flexible, and services offered vary among personal assistants. They can charge by the hour, by the task, or can charge a monthly fee for services. Many virtual assistants are willing to work with you to come up with a pay structure that you’re both comfortable with, especially if they work independently.

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