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7 Unusual Signs on the Path to a Breakthrough

It’s easy to envision that other people’s paths (career or otherwise) are somehow smoother than yours. Have you ever had thoughts like that? Notions that everyone else who has some form of success achieved it by taking smart, consecutive steps that always led them forward, while you: Take two steps forward, one step back Stop
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How to Find Your Own Path to Creative Productivity

I remember when I first discovered David Allen’s book Getting Things Done. I was holding down a challenging corporate job and working on a side hustle. I had a toddler at home and a mountain of stress at work. I was managing a team of writers (this is an oxymoron) and juggling complicated deliverables for
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Marketing 101: What is the happy path?

The happy path is a quick, linear path to the purchase of a product or service where the customer doesn’t get sidetracked, either by their own distracted actions or by a poorly designed process by the company, or because the customer has a more complex use case. Let’s take a closer look at why this is important and how it might look.
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The Path to Freedom, More Creativity, and … Really Good Audio Quality

The Path to Freedom, More Creativity, and ... Really Good Audio Quality

We kicked off the holiday week on Monday with your July creativity and productivity prompts.

Each month this year, we’re suggesting practical ideas to improve your content and help you get more done. In July, we’re challenging you to select two content types that are new to you and schedule an extra hour each day to work on something meaningful.

(If one of your new content types is audio, be sure to check out Wednesday’s post this week as well.)

Tuesday was U.S. Independence Day, and I shared my latest thoughts on three steps toward greater economic and time independence: growing your audience, creating a revenue stream, and committing to growth and learning.

Each of those three is a big topic, which is why it’s our privilege to help you with them throughout the year.

On Wednesday, Toby Lyles, who was instrumental to the development of our Rainmaker FM podcast network, gave some of his best tips on how to get that smooth pro sound from your audio — without killing your budget.

Toby has given me some fantastic tips for improving my own recordings over the years, and I’m so glad we convinced him to write a post for us!

That’s it for this week — have a great weekend, and we’ll see you Monday. :)

— Sonia Simone

Chief Content Officer, Rainmaker Digital


Catch up on this week’s content


2017 Content Excellence Challenge: The July Prompts2017 Content Excellence Challenge: The July Prompts

by Sonia Simone


How to Carve Out Your Own Slice of IndependenceHow to Carve Out Your Own Slice of Independence

by Sonia Simone


your sound should be a welcome mat that invites the listener in for what feels like a face-to-face conversation10 Easy Tips for Professional Audio Quality

by Toby Lyles


How to Attract Your Ideal Customer with Perfectly Positioned ContentHow to Attract Your Ideal Customer with Perfectly Positioned Content

by Jerod Morris


How to Create Stability and Success as an ArtistHow to Create Stability and Success as an Artist

by Sonia Simone


How Award-Winning Short Story Writer Abigail Ulman Writes: Part OneHow Award-Winning Short Story Writer Abigail Ulman Writes: Part One

by Kelton Reid


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How Blue Oceans And Disruptive Innovation Can Be Your Path To Startup Success

Walter and I have a very strategic discussion on today’s Everything Entrepreneurship Episode #14 as we look to concepts like the Blue Ocean Strategy and Disruptive Innovation as methods to carve out big profits by creating new markets. [ Download MP3 | iTunes | Soundcloud | Raw RSS ] The two books we mentioned during the call were…

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The Myth Of “Being Everywhere” And The Smarter Path To Traffic

This is part one of a trilogy on the fundamentals of growing your blog traffic, when your goal is to make $ 100,000+ a year selling your own products and services. To get all the articles in this series, click here to subscribe to my FREE Blog Traffic Email course. I…

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Google Replaces A Site’s URL From The Search Results & Uses Their Site Name & Breadcrumb Path

After years of testing, Google has replaced the URL with the site name and breadcrumb trail in the mobile search snippets.

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Fixing “full path disclosure” issues

Whether you’re running a web service or a blog, you should always keep your software fully patched to prevent attacks and minimize your attack surface. Another smart step is to prevent full path disclosures. For example, if your blog or service throws an error like

“Warning: require(ABSPATHwp-includes/load.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/horace/public_html/wp-settings.php on line 21″

then by noting the full pathname from that error, an attacker could reasonably infer that your username is “horace” and use that try to guess your password. It’s not the end of the world if your attacker has that information, but why not make an attack as hard as possible?

For WordPress, here’s a couple ways to prevent full path disclosure vulnerabilities:
– In a php.ini file, you can add a line like “display_errors = off” (without the quotes).
– In an .htaccess file, you can add a line that says “php_flag display_errors off” (without the quotes).

It sounds like the php.ini approach might be slightly better, because some web hosts run PHP in CGI mode which might not allow php_flag or php_value directives in .htaccess files.

After you’ve made this change, php errors shouldn’t be shown to web clients. If you’re developing live code on a PHP installation, that can make debugging slightly less easy. But if you’re running (say) a blog, it’s probably better to turn off display errors for a little extra protection against attacking hackers.

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Following A Greener Path: What You Must Understand About Solar Power

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Going forward, people will be using oil less and less. Luckily, you can join this transition by making good use of clean, renewable solar energy today. This article is filled with useful tips and helpful information.

When you are just transitioning to solar power, pick something small to start with. There are outdoor lights that are completely run on solar energy. It’s easy to find this sort of product online, at home improvement stores and at big box stores. Installing this sort of lighting system is a no-brainer. Walk down your garden path and poke the lights into the ground!

To maximize the effectiveness of your solar panels, opt for installations that are independent of the sun’s movement. Newer systems can store energy from the sun while it is up, and then let you use that energy later. This can come in very handy if you use home power at night.

You can help the environment by heating your water with solar energy. Choose a water heating system that fits your needs and your budget. They can easily be installed up on your roof to take advantage of the sun’s energy.

To go partially solar-powered, look at smaller applications that use solar energy. This can be done in two ways. You can find small-scale panels to prop on your window to recharge electronics. Camping equipment like lights and cooking gear can also be solar powered. These products will help you save a little but the savings will add up quickly.

After you recoup your initial investment, you can save a lot of money using solar energy. Solar panels are costly and will take some time for them to be paid off and saving you money. This project is best postponed until you are sure you are not going anywhere.

Think over your budget carefully before you start thinking about buying solar panels. Depending on your location, the costs of solar panels will outweigh the potential output of your system. If you race into solar without looking into the data, you may be in for a bad surprise when the numbers really pan out.

You could get a tax credit if you switch to solar power. You may receive tax breaks up to 30 percent of the initial cost of the system. Just check some online sources or get in touch with a local agency representative to see if you are eligible.

If going green is a top priority for you, consider switching to solar energy. The sun is a renewable resource, so you are not deteriorating the environment. Go with solar energy rather than using fossil fuels.

Solar panels can be costly, so you may want to buy the smallest number possible. Have an expert do an audit of what your energy usage is. This can help you find the ways you waste energy so you can change them. As a result, you can reduce the amount of solar panels required.

Before installing any form of solar panels, be familiar with local rules and regulations. There are many areas in which permits will be required. It would be horrible to set the system up, only to have to move it again.

With regards to solar panels, bigger isn’t always better. There are many considerations that go along with the effectiveness of solar panels, such as materials, construction and warranties. All of these things should be considered when looking into this large purchase.

If you are unable to afford a complete solar-powered system, solar water heaters are a more affordable option. An electric water heater could represent up to 35% of your energy consumption. With the upfront costs of solar water heaters being less than a full power system, more people are able to install these rather than full systems.

Dry clothing outside. Even though this idea has been used for many years, it’s still efficient. Instead of using machines when it’s sunny, take your clothes and hang them in your yard. Your clothes will have a nice scent while saving money.

You may be able to have a solar energy system installed at a huge discount, or possibly even for free. Since the government is beginning to reward those who use solar energy, you may be able to get a grant for the costs.

It is important to understand your needs when purchasing a solar panel. You should know your electric usage, optimal areas of sunlight and make decisions for the sizing and shape of the panel. Once you look at your situation you may want a few efficient panels as opposed to a larger, cheaper installation.

As energy costs increase and reserves get depleted, it makes more and more sense to choose renewable power sources. However, you need not wait for solar energy to become completely standard. Research solar power today and discover great ways to save money on power while doing your part to help the environment.

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The Myth Of “Being Everywhere” And The Smarter Path To Traffic

I may make enemies of some of my fellow bloggers by saying this, but it has to be said…

The current best-practice idea that you need to “be everywhere” in order to build traffic is bad advice.

It’s bad advice because most people follow it at the wrong stage of their business development and lack the capabilities to pull it … Read the rest of this entry »

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