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How a Mummy Helped This Egyptology Fan Become a Published Author

Started "just for fun," Leena Pekkalainen's Egyptology website turns into a springboard for her career as a novelist and children's book author.

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Leena Pekkalainen

Leena Pekkalainen began to write stories as soon as she learned to write. When she wasn’t writing, she illustrated her writings. After having fulfilled her childhood dream of studying Egyptology at the University of Manchester, she focused on launching her career as a writer. She published several novels (the Nephilim Quest fantasy series, the humorous Space Witches series) as well as illustrated children's books. Leena divides her time between researching ancient Egypt, writing novels and painting. Occasional lectures about ancient Egypt keep her busy too. She lives in the southwest corner of Finland, in Finland’s oldest city, Turku. Her author website is at www.leenasbooks.com.

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How to Add by Subtracting

A content writer isn't done when there's nothing left to say. She's finished when there's nothing left to remove. But how do you know when you're really done?

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Cath Andrews

Cath Andrews

Cath is Head of SiteSell's Content Team, where she writes on a wide variety of topics for new and experienced Solopreneurs. She lives between her homes in Italy and Scotland, and in her spare time writes prolifically for her two SBI! websites.

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From Online To Offline – How To Be Profitable From Day One

Melissa's online business provided the training wheels for successfully launching a local massage therapy clinic; plus it gave her a nice cash injection.

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Melissa Makris

Melissa Makris is the creator of RelaxBlacksburg.com. After getting her feet wet with a successful online business in the natural health niche, she and her husband Brian launched their massage therapy clinic "Relax Blacksburg." Due to their prior online business experience, they managed to make their brick-and-mortar business profitable from day one. Melissa also still has a full time career managing a specialized core research laboratory. In her spare time she enjoys sewing, nature activities, gardening, raising chickens, and woodworking.

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The Most Winnable Social Network

The standard social network advice is to go where your audience is. For most, that means Facebook. After all, everyone is on Facebook, right? Don’t let its ginormous number of users be such a huge factor in your decision-making. Use this most "winnable" network instead.

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Margit Streifeneder

Margit Streifeneder is the Communications Manager at SiteSell. She handles the Editorial Calendar, coordinates marketing initiatives and is renowned for her organisational skills. She's passionate about helping solopreneurs achieve success, and enjoys interviewing SBI! members about their achievements. Her personal goal is "never being cold again," so she chose to settle in Nicaragua, for now.

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Out of Africa – Finding Online Success After Losing it All

Thanks to their online business, this Zimbabwean family gained financial freedom and was able to return to their beloved home country.

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Tony and Boo Peel

Tony and Boo Peel are travel agents living in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. With knowledge, passion and first-hand experience, they guide travellers on everything there is to know and do at this magnificent destination and surrounding region, creating personalised “Dream Come True” holiday itineraries for guests from all over the world. Their self-built website, www.victoriafalls-guide.net, has become one of the most valuable guides and resources on the area, attracting thousands of visitors per day. They love their country and its wildlife and spend any free moment visiting the numerous national parks and reserves in and around Victoria Falls, gathering more information and experience for their website and clients.

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The Second Best Way to Keep Readers Reading

When your readers land on your latest article, they're ready to click away. Not because of an immediate assumption that your article won't interest them. You've hooked them with your headline but... they just aren't committed yet. Don't scare them off by this one common mistake!

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Margit Streifeneder

Margit Streifeneder is the Communications Manager at SiteSell. She handles the Editorial Calendar, coordinates marketing initiatives and is renowned for her organisational skills. She's passionate about helping solopreneurs achieve success, and enjoys interviewing SBI! members about their achievements. Her personal goal is "never being cold again," so she chose to settle in Nicaragua, for now.

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Boost Your Income: 52 Influencers Reveal Their Best and Worst Monetization Secrets

Banner Ads? Email Marketing? Your own products and services? Learn which monetization techniques work… and which ones don't… from over 50 of the best bloggers and entrepreneurs on the planet.

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Mike Allton

Mike Allton is the Chief Marketing Officer for SiteSell. He has spent years helping solopreneurs achieve success online through the precepts of content marketing: write great content, share that to social, and drive new leads & sales.

Mike’s focus is to reach people who have a passion for something and show them how it’s possible to turn that dream into a real online business and income.

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Need More Email Addresses? There’s a Hack For That!

Time is the most precious resource you have. Don’t waste it on needless tasks like managing multiple email addresses. Instead, use these little known hacks to create an infinite number of addresses all going to one inbox.

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Margit Streifeneder

Margit Streifeneder is the Communications Manager at SiteSell. She handles the Editorial Calendar, coordinates marketing initiatives and is renowned for her organisational skills. She's passionate about helping solopreneurs achieve success, and enjoys interviewing SBI! members about their achievements. Her personal goal is "never being cold again," so she chose to settle in Nicaragua, for now.

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