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Allen Taylor
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Don't wait until you become an executive to follow these professional networking tips. Develop good networking habits now and position yourself for future career success.
Don't wait until you become an executive to follow these professional networking tips. Develop good networking habits now and position yourself for future career success.
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Time management matters. For content marketers as well as for anyone else. If you can’t manage your time effectively, then you can’t be effective in promoting your business, your book, or anything else you are promoting. It’s imperative to master time, to seize it, to control it–not manipulate it, but to own it and manage it well.
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Content re-purposing is one of the most important things you can do for your business. But what is it?

In a word, content re-purposing is taking your existing content (a blog post, an e-book, an infographic, or something else you’ve already created) and re-using it in another format. For instance, you could take an 80-page e-book and turn it into a slideshow. Or you could take a collection of blog posts on a certain topic–say, a category–and turn those into an e-book. This type of re-purposing of your content is a way to reach new audiences with the content you’ve already produced.
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Search engine optimization (SEO) has both a good and a bad reputation. The good reputation is this: Anyone with a solid SEO strategy geared toward improving a company’s search rankings and authority without gaming the system or spamming the search bots with keywords and other questionable tactics can increase their search engine rankings and subsequently the traffic to their website. Here’s the bad news part (I mean, the way in which SEO has a bad reputation): Too many professional SEOs claim to know the secret to search engine rankings and end up hurting their clients more than helping them.
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Another name for white paper is special report. Some industries prefer the latter over the former, and for certain practical reasons, it is a better term. When targeted toward businesses (B2B), I prefer the term “white paper,” especially when the topic is technical in nature. For business-to-consumer (B2C) marketing, however, “special report” is easier to understand for the average lay person, therefore, I prefer that term for B2C targeting.
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There are huge misconceptions about book publishing today. But I want to talk specifically about non-fiction books, just for a minute. There has been a lot of hype around fiction writers publishing their own books, some of them even achieving a level of success they could never dream of with a traditional publisher. Most of them aren’t household names either. They’re just regular joes and janes who have managed to earn a full-time living doing what they love. More power to them.
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When 92% of recruiters are using social media to find qualified candidates, is a resume still necessary for today's jobseeker?
When 92% of recruiters are using social media to find qualified candidates, is a resume still necessary for today's jobseeker?
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Publishing an e-book to promote your business is one of the most rewarding projects you can take on, and it doesn’t have to take a long time. It can, of course, take several months, or it can take a couple of days. It really depends on a number of factors.
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Content marketing is intrinsically dependent on staying on schedule. If you want to keep your content on deadline, posting and distributing across all channels seamlessly, then you need a system for managing the operation from brainstorming to social media distribution. Here are eight essential tools to help you think up great content, organize your content, manage the content production process, and stay on schedule.
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Case studies are a popular marketing tool these days because the word is out: They are one of the top three most influential types of content.
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Whether you want a white paper designed to generate leads for your business or simply to spark a conversation in your industry, there are certain steps you have to go through to write and publish the white paper. This post was written to remove the mystique of writing white papers and to provide you with some food for thought regarding how they are produced. For the purpose of this discussion, the term “white paper” is used interchangeably with “special report.”

First, let me ask a question: Do you know how many different types of white papers there are?
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E-mail marketing has become an essential form of marketing at the beginning of the 21st century. But there are different kinds of e-mail content. You don’t want to use the same type of e-mail for every promotion or encounter with your audiences. In fact, different audiences might require different approaches. Here are eight different types of e-mail content you should add to your arsenal so you can use the appropriate one for the right audience at the right time.
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Internet Publisher, Freelance Writer
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Writing, editing, WordPress setup and design, business management, storytelling
Employment
  • Taylored Content
    Owner, 2013 - present
    Freelance content writer, ghostwriter, and blogger. I create unique premium content designed to get other noticed.
  • Garden Gnome Publications
    Writer, Poet, Publisher, 2005 - present
    Published fiction writer and poet. Take submissions, read work, and publish what I like from others.
  • Curved Marketing
    Chief Operations Officer - Overlord of the best content creators on the planet, 2011 - 2013
    Chief Operations Officer. Managed blogs, articles, social media, website content creation, and various online marketing processes for the business and our clients.
  • Taylor and Associates
    Internet Marketing Consultant in Adams County, Pa., 2012
    Local Internet marketing consultant for small businesses.
  • Blog Content Provider
    Content Production Manager, 2006 - 2010
    Managed blog content ghostwriting for a variety of clients in a variety of industries.
  • Article Content Provider
    Content Production Manager, 2006 - 2006
    Managed the article marketing process for clients.
  • U.S. Army - served in Iraq
    Battle Captain, 2004 - 2005
    Battle Captain. Served as eyes and ears of the battalion commander and supervised staff of enlisted men who collected information from our area of operations and routed it to the appropriate department within the battalion for action. Managed the information hub for the battalion around the clock.
  • Today Newspapers
    Editor In Chief, 2000 - 2004
    Researched and wrote news, feature, and sports articles for weekly community newspaper. Also assigned articles to staff writers and photographers. Attended public meetings and reported on them. Edited the newspaper and laid out each edition before sending it to the press for production. Wrote columns and editorials. Won major and minor industry awards.
  • Texas National Guard
    Armor Officer, 1997 - 2005
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Full-time freelance writer. Published author. Fiction writer, poet, essayist, award-winning journalist, and Web content writer.

I have written more than 10,000 blog posts and edited more than 30,000. Chief editor and publisher at Garden Gnome Publications.

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I've never participated in NaNoWriMo, though I don't judge people who do/have. I won't be participating this year either. It's just not me. But if you want to add me to your NaNoWriMo circle, I won't hold it against you. :-)

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Thrice consecutive winner of the Stephen Philbin Award for Excellence in Legal Reporting by the Dallas Bar Association; Poppy to 3 awesome grandchildren, "Dad" to 3 incredible young ladies, and 3 is my favorite number.
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Gettysburg, Pa.
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Dallas, Texas - Tacoma, Washington - Waco, Texas - Indianapolis, Indiana - Iraq - York Springs, Pa.
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau took action against online payment platform Dwolla for deceiving consumers about its data security

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I called these guys and they came out the next day. They were right on time and gave a good estimate. Super proficient in cleaning up my mess and disposing of it properly. I would definitely use their service again.
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reviewed a year ago
I grew up in Texas and consider myself somewhat of a connoisseur of authentic Mexican food. Tanias Mexican Restaurant is one of the best Mexican food restaurants in the area. The food is excellent.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
T.J. Rockwell's is one of the nicest restaurants in this area. At least, that I've seen. I live in Adams County - Latimore Township to be exact - and we have to drive a good ways to eat nice food at a reasonable price. Being from Dallas, Texas originally, T.J. Rockwell's reminds me of the type of restaurants I would eat at on a regular basis, but those restaurants are few and far between in Adams County. You have to go to Gettysburg, York, or Harrisburg. I'm speaking more specifically about atmosphere, though the food at T.J. Rockwell's is good and not overly expensive. The service can sometimes be slow, but the wait staff is courteous and friendly.
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Public - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 years ago
I love this little Irish pub. The wait staff are cordial and fast (most of the time). The food is awesome and the atmosphere is friendly and welcoming.
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reviewed 5 years ago
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Being from Texas where steak is the state food, it's not really fair of me to give a review, but I do like Hoss's. It's got a good atmosphere and the prices are reasonable. The food isn't bad.
Public - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 years ago
Flapjacks isn't anything to speak of. The food is cheap so it won't bankrupt you, but you won't write home about it either. The service is a little shoddy. I probably wouldn't go back there except that I attend a monthly group meeting there. I wouldn't recommend it, but it's not so bad that you'll get sick.
Public - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 years ago
I love the Ragged Edge. Good sandwiches and good coffee. Above all, it's a nice friendly atmosphere with great monthly poetry readings a little artwork with style.
Public - 5 years ago
reviewed 5 years ago