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John Rampton
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John Rampton is a entrepreneur, online marketing guru and startup addict. He is currently the founder of online invoicing company Due.

Best known as an Entrepreneur and Connector. John was recently named #3 on Top 50 Online Influencers in the World by Entrepreneur Magazine as well as a blogging expert by Forbes. Awarded Top 10 Most Influential PPC Experts in the World for the past 3 years. He currently advises several companies in the bay area.

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Entries by John Rampton

12 Tips to Being Productive as a Stay at Home Freelancer

(2) Comments | Posted January 22, 2016 | 1:29 PM

Despite enjoying the freedom and flexibility of being a freelancer, it takes a lot of self-motivation to stay productive. There are mornings when we wake up and would rather binge watch Netflix than talking to clients and working on an assigned task. But, if you don't work, you...

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7 Tips to Not Getting Distracted as a Freelancer

(0) Comments | Posted January 19, 2016 | 1:04 PM

Whether you're working from home or going to another location like your favorite coffee shop, you're bound to run into a number of distractions. When you get distracted, that interrupts your workflow and makes it more challenging to complete a project.

If you follow then use seven tips though, you'll...

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13 Tips to Ensuring Getting Paid

(0) Comments | Posted January 8, 2016 | 4:57 PM

If you're one of the 54 million freelancers in the U.S. you're completely of the importance of getting paid on-time. If not, how can you expect to pay your expenses?

Unfortunately, it's a very common occurrence for freelancers to get screwed over by a client. And, that's never good...

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Common Qualities of Successful Freelancers

(0) Comments | Posted January 1, 2016 | 1:37 PM

Are you interested in joining one of the 53 million freelancers who want to break free from the daily 9-to-5 grind? Make sure that you possess the following qualities that successful freelancers share before making the leap.

Self-Motivated


Freelancers will proudly tell you that they love...

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Habits of Unicorn Entrepreneurs

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2015 | 10:11 AM

In 2013, Aileen Lee, founder of Cowboy Ventures, gave billion-dollar startups a special name, the "Unicorn Club." Lee defines this exclusive club as "U.S.-based software companies started since 2003 and valued at over $1 billion by public or private market investors." At the time of her TechCrunch article,...

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5 'Almost-Funded' Kickstarter Campaigns Doing It Right

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2015 | 12:05 AM

It's no secret that browsing around Kickstarter.com offers tons of great lessons about business pitches, marketing, content, investing, and more. It's a plethora of business plans and ideas, and you'll always see examples that show both the good and the bad. Even if you're not thinking about launching a Kickstarter...

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Top 5 Reasons Customers Churn

(0) Comments | Posted December 15, 2015 | 8:46 AM

Have you calculated your customer retention rate lately? Because all data points in one direction: your business' most profitable source of long-term revenue isn't new customers. It's keeping and maximizing the ones you already have.

For instance, acquiring a new customer costs 6-7 times more than retaining and...

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Content's Role in Attracting New Clients in Service Industries

(0) Comments | Posted December 9, 2015 | 7:51 PM

When you look at what's fueling the growth of businesses within service industries, you'll realize quickly that content marketing almost always plays a role in modern business success. In fact, you'll be hard-pressed to find a successful business that hasn't at least dedicated some resources to this valuable lead-generation tool.

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Make Yourself Sound More Intelligent With These 10 Phrases

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2015 | 4:56 PM

No one wants to sound dumb. However, texting and emojis have taken over the world -- so it becomes difficult to remember how to use the English language to its fullest extent. I find this happening in the business world. I've been getting a lot of emails from professionals that...

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6 Critical Ways Social Media Influencers Can Expand Your Brand

(0) Comments | Posted November 20, 2015 | 2:28 PM

Today's market is saturated with content. Unfortunately, this means there is more competition than ever for the eyes of a target audience. Relying on Facebook for visibility is less and less reliable with their changed algorithm that limits what appears in news feeds, and other traditional methods are costly and...

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10 Crucial Steps to Becoming a "Pre-Entrepreneur"

(1) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 3:36 PM

So you want to start your own business, but before you do, there are some steps you need to take to get in the right position and mindset to become an entrepreneur. I know because I was once in your shoes.

Here are some of the steps I took when...

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How to Promote Your Restaurant Through Mobile Apps

(1) Comments | Posted October 21, 2015 | 6:44 PM

There seems to be a new restaurant opening up every other day. Regardless of how big, or small, the place you live in is, there is always a new local grill or chain opening up. So how do you differentiate yourself from every other food joint opening up?...

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Employee Morale: 5 Tips For Happier Employees

(1) Comments | Posted October 13, 2015 | 7:53 PM

In a recent article, I was quoted saying a great leader knows the importance of surrounding himself with even smarter team members. This is a hard truth too many entrepreneurs ignore. Hiring smarter people will help you build a successful, efficient, and incredible team, capable of taking your start-up to...

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How the Rover App is Revolutionizing How You Find Content

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2015 | 6:59 PM

Flipora has rebranded to Rover as it launches new apps for iPhone & Android. Rover is a content discovery app that connects people with stories from over 15,000 topics that are carefully personalized to their specific taste. It's an app that I use personally on a daily basis to...

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To Block or Not to Block: The Ad Is the Question

(0) Comments | Posted September 29, 2015 | 5:22 PM

To block or not block (ads)? That's the question in the Digital Age. Any way you slice it, users have become accustomed to free content on the Internet. It's a plain fact that we all want - no, expect - everything digital to be free. However, the problem...

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How to Guest Blog Anywhere

(4) Comments | Posted September 25, 2015 | 3:04 PM

Guest blogging is one of the best ways to expand your brand's reach, yet it's also one of the most under-utilized marketing strategies among business owners. The practice of guest blogging has come under fire over the past few years, largely because of how many marketers were using it as...

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How Your Small Business Can Automate Social and PR

(0) Comments | Posted September 23, 2015 | 12:29 PM

Small businesses often feel at a disadvantage when it comes to creating an effortless social media and PR plan that engages with the audience and has an actual ROI. It's a daunting task, and most small businesses end up throwing spaghetti at the wall and seeing what sticks.

However, it can...

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Rock Health's Halle Tecco: The Many Challenges Healthcare Tech Startups Face

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 8:10 PM

Rock Health sees the future, and healthcare technology is an integral part of it. The company, founded by Halle Tecco, funds startups in the field of digital health. Last year was a record year for digital health funding, with more than $4...

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5 Ways of Helping You Visualize Your Success

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2015 | 5:08 PM

While it's not a new concept, visualizing success can easily be derided or met with skepticism as simple flights of fancy, or as an exercise in futility. However, for generations, it has been a common practice of athletes, entertainers, and entrepreneurs have also been using visualization as a...

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9 Ways Search Engine Marketing Is Changing

(0) Comments | Posted July 30, 2015 | 3:15 PM

Every year since 2012, SearchMetrics has released an annual report titled, "SEO Ranking Factors Study". This exhaustive report analyzes the top 30 search results for 10,000 keywords and going through almost 300,000 URLS to find changes in SEO ranking pattern from the previous year, track marketing data and see how...

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