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Why I Let My Employees Set Their Own Hours

CMS Wire - By Simon Slade · September 19, 2016

Nothing telegraphs how much you trust your employees than the freedom to set their own hours. And that's exactly what I do in my own company.


5 Traits That Would Make this CEO Hire You

Recruiter.com - By Simon Slade · September 15, 2016

There are a few qualities and behaviors that are major sellers for me and many other business owners. Read on to find out what would make me – and probably most other CEOs – hire you.


5 Steps for Better Keyword Research

StartupNation - By Simon Slade · August 24, 2016

Just a few tips and tools can make your keyword research process more effective and ensure you get the best return on your investment.


5 Rules for Retaining Your Email Subscribers

Small Businesses Do It Better - By Simon Slade · August 10, 2016

Sometimes, the easiest part of email marketing is getting the subscribers on your list. But what happens next?


Increase Conversion Rates on Your Site With These 6 Digital Tips

MediaLeaders - By Simon Slade · August 4, 2016

The ultimate purpose of your website is to make you money, and that means you have to turn your visitors into paying customers. You can do it with these 6 tips.


4 Essentials of eCommerce Customer Service

CustomerThink · July 31, 2016

“The e-commerce business has set the bar higher now, regarding customer service standards,” believes Simon Slade, Doubledot Media co-founder and CEO.


Web Optimization: 3 Tips for Link Building

StartupNation - By Simon Slade · July 29, 2016

You want your website to have good rankings and authority, and the way to get it is by creating backlinks. These three tips for link building will help you get the best backlinks for your site while staying on Google’s good side.


8 Simple Rules for Web Design

Website Magazine - By Simon Slade · July 28, 2016

These eight tips will help your website appear professional, inside and out.


10 Free Tools to Streamline Your Internet Marketing Efforts

Businessing Magazine - By Simon Slade · July 20, 2016

These tools can help you simplify and organize your internet marketing strategies, so use the resources available to you to improve your campaigns and get better results.


7 Ways to Inspire Content for Your Blog or Website

Home Business Magazine - By Simon Slade · June 25, 2016

There is nothing worse than knowing you have to create content to be successful, but having zero inspiration. These tips will help you avoid that by stimulating new ideas for your online content and offering some alternative solutions to the content creation grind.


Time Management for Business Owners: 4 Simple Tips

Idealog - By Simon Slade · June 21, 2016

No one is perfect. But if you struggle with managing your time as a business owner, these tips will get you closer to perfection than you are now.


4 Steps to Creating a Killer Content Marketing Strategy

Home Business Magazine - By Simon Slade · June 3, 2016

It’s hard to come up with consistently great ideas and see them through. One thing that makes it much easier? A content marketing strategy.


Video Marketing for Beginners in 5 Easy Steps

Startup Nation - By Simon Slade · May 31, 2016

Looking to tap into the video marketing realm, but not sure where to start? This guide is for you.


Your 6-Step Guide to Successful Outsourcing

CMSWire - By Simon Slade · May 26, 2016

The process of finding, hiring and training an independent contractor can seem daunting, but it can also be hugely rewarding. Follow these 6 steps to make sure you get it right the first time.


22 Experts Share the Best Tips and Strategies for Reducing Inventory Costs

Camcode Blog · May 25, 2016

“One of the best and most effective ways to lower inventory costs is though dropshipping, which eliminates the hassle of maintaining an inventory, packaging the item and shipping it.”
— Simon Slade, CEO and Co-founder of Doubledot Media


Is a Remote Workforce Good for Your Business?

The CEO Magazine - By Simon Slade · May 18, 2016

Shaping a remote workforce to meet your business’s needs will take time and effort, but it’s possible.


How to Create More Quality Content in Less Time

Small Businesses Do It Better - By Simon Slade · May 17, 2016

There are resources that can help you reclaim your time. If you need help creating solid, error-free content that doesn’t take all day, these tools are for you.


The power of outsourcing: Why, when and how?

Idealog - By Simon Slade · May 16, 2016

Identifying a good time to outsource and implementing the strategy effectively can be a challenge, especially for new business owners and entrepreneurs. Read on to make sure it’s the right choice for you and learn how to do it right.


15 Entrepreneurs Discuss Why They Love Their Business

Hearpreneur · May 8, 2016

“I love that my businesses, Affilorama, SaleHoo and Doubledot Media Limited, help others to find their own career independence through e-commerce pursuits. Everyone deserves to love their job.”
— Simon Slade, Doubledot Media Limited


4 Strategies for Effective Digital Marketing

NZ Business - By Simon Slade · May 1, 2016

Digital marketing is ever-changing and quickly adapts itself to new technology, new attitudes and new behaviours. Here are four digital marketing strategies to keep you relevant.


4 Time Saving Tools for Business Owners

MediaLeaders - By Simon Slade · April 27, 2016

These time saving tools continue to be integral to my success as the owner of three businesses. If you find yourself wishing for more hours in the day, these tools will help you save time and feel more composed.


How to Nurture a Positive Company Culture with Remote Workers

CMS Wire - By Simon Slade · April 21, 2016

With 24 of my 29 staff working remotely from all over the world, I’ve worked hard to create a virtual office we can all appreciate. Here are my tips for creating a company culture that extends across oceans.


6 Tips for Creating an Expert Website

Work-at-Home Success - By Simon Slade · April 18, 2016

It’s not enough to just have an online presence – that presence has to be recognized as an authority in your field. Here are some tips to help you along.


17 Creative Ways to Kill Boredom in the Office

Lifehack.com

It’s awfully easy to get bored when the work gets mundane and you’ve got no friends around to break up the monotony. Doubledot Media CEO Simon Slade has the cure.


72 Marketing Pros Reveal the Biggest Digital Marketing Trends for 2016

Docurated.com· March 20, 2016

“Facebook Live, Periscope, and even the smaller Meerkat, are rapidly becoming more relevant – people want their information in real time.” — Simon Slade, CEO and Co-founder of Doubledot Media


4 Content Creation Tools to Help You Save Time

MediaLeaders - By Simon Slade · March 14, 2016

Are you spending way too much time creating content for your website, blog, social media or marketing campaigns? Here are four great content creation tools that can help you provide better, more engaging content in less time.


Work-at-Home Success Expert Help

Work-at-Home Success · March 11, 2016

“People who will succeed in a work-from-home environment are people who are naturally self-disciplined.” — Simon Slade, Doubledot Media


How to Make Your Telecommuting Resume Stand Out

Work-at-Home Success · March 4, 2016

“The best resumes for telecommuters have demonstrated work-from-home success. Even if you’ve never been a formal telecommuter, identify a time when you were efficient and productive in a non-office setting, like out of town or home with a sick child.” — Simon Slade, Doubledot Media


5 Ways Ecommerce Businesses Can Improve Customer Service

CIO.com · March 2, 2016

5. Live chat. “The standards for customer service in the ecommerce business are higher now,” says Simon Slade, cofounder and CEO, Doubledot Media. “People expect immediate help, and it’s our job to give it to them. We do that by using chat software that allows the customer to immediately connect with a customer service representative. [It’s] instant, personalized, online communication.”


4 Mistakes for Startups to Avoid (from a 3-time CEO)

The Rich Daily - By Simon Slade · February 23, 2016

The conception and growth of my three businesses — SaleHoo, Affilorama and Doubledot Media Limited — has not been without its speed bumps. Use what I’ve learned to help you move forward by avoiding these four mistakes.


Get That Email Opened: The Dos and Don’ts of Email Subject Lines

The Rich Daily - By Simon Slade · February 16, 2016

The right subject line will get more of your emails opened and read. More emails opened and read will lead to more conversions for you.


Owner of Three Successful Businesses Shares Insight in Exclusive Interview

Home Business Magazine · January 14. 2016

Doubledot Media is all about helping people achieve occupational freedom by building successful online businesses, including retail and marketing websites. There’s something for everyone, whether you’re just starting out and want to make some passive income from the comfort of your own home, or you’re looking to take your online business to the next level.


Malaysians Confess They Are Happier Working From Homes

Malaysian Digest · November 18, 2015

"At Doubledot Media, 19 of our 28 employees work remotely, and I have seen no difference in job satisfaction or work performance. If anything, my remote employees' production rate is higher because they are better equipped to avoid distractions.”


15 Proven Ways to Eliminate Frustrations and Be More Productive

Inc. · October 6, 2015

"I schedule meetings first thing in the morning or straight after lunch to minimize time spent stopping and resuming a task. You'll be surprised how much frustration you avoid by saving yourself the hassle of finding the precise point you left off on a task and acquiring the same mindset as when you left the project."
— Simon Slade, Doubledot Media


Work Email Is Dying. What’s Next?

The Modern Team · September 22, 2015

“Emails arrive chronologically, an inefficient and ineffective organization method. Project management systems allow updates to be made in an organized manner, by project, and employees can review recent posts when they’re ready to work on that project, rather than when their inbox dings, interrupting other work.”
— Simon Slade, CEO of Affilorama, SaleHoo and Doubledot Media


7 Social Media Pros on What They Love (and Hate) About Their Jobs

Business News Daily · September 9, 2015

“What I love most about managing social media is the opportunity to use my noggin. I once labelled animal-antibiotic syringes in a lab — this is significantly more enjoyable than that! Creating a mixture of actionable tips and fun things like humor is what gives me a kick.”


The ABCs of A/B Testing

EContent · September 2, 2015

Epublishers can post content, track visitors' statistics, and be pleased with the results, but simply tracking these statistics does little to show how to improve their efforts, says Simon Slade, CEO and co-founder of Doubledot Media. "A/B testing is necessary for comparing your current tactics with new ideas," Slade adds.


20 of the Most Misguided Beliefs About InfoSec

Art of the Hack · September 2, 2015

“I still hear people inaccurately describe networks as ‘secure.’ Their misconception of network security primarily stems from the fact that they simply don’t understand just how large the network actually is,” said Serge Baluyot, web designer, Doubledot Media Limited.


30+ Founders Share Their Best Career Advice for Millennials

CloserIQ · September 1, 2015

“When considering a job offer, don’t focus too much on the salary and benefits package. Place greater consideration on the company and your potential coworkers, which are integral to your professional development and gaining industry knowledge.”


Seven Biggest Start-up Myths

The Age · August 31, 2015

Simon Slade, chief executive and co-founder of SaleHoo, says loads of start-up bosses believe that you must be based in the U.S. to succeed in its saturated market. "Granted, it depends on how you define 'success', but I don't think this statement is completely true," Slade says.


Seven Biggest Start-up Myths

WAtoday · August 30, 2015

"Modern technology nearly eliminates geographic barriers, and if you're targeting the U.S., market proximity can help but it's not essential." Slade points out that many successful companies excel in that market without basing operations in the U.S.


How Do You Create a Strong Global Marketing Campaign?

Business 2 Community · August 14, 2015

“Because cultures, languages and advertising laws differ so greatly from one country to the next, applying a single global marketing campaign worldwide would never be effective. Instead, marketers must customize the campaign for each country. They should aim to make at least one facet of the campaign noticeably catered to the location.”


Popular SEO Software Solutions of 2015

Website Magazine · July 31, 2015

AffiloTools is a fantastic research tool for monitoring and improving your SEO. It tracks your search engine rankings and those of your competitors', so you can gauge your performance and standings within the industry.


6 Steps to Upgrading Your Website to an Authority Site

My Entrepreneur Magazine - By Simon Slade · July 30, 2015

Earning the coveted “authority site” status means ranking at the top of search engines, enjoying a large, loyal fan base, and of course prestige and recognition. People will seek out your website for expertise and industry insight.


To Outsource or Not to Outsource SEO?

Electronic Retailing Association - By Simon Slade · July 21, 2015

These strategies, while effective, take significant time, so the question becomes this: Should you add this time-consuming task to your colossal to-do list or should you loosen your purse strings to outsource it?


Simon Slade, CEO & Co-Founder, Doubledot Media - Shares Insights

PerformanceIN · July 16, 2015

Doubledot Media serves as the umbrella company for any new e-commerce products or services we decide to pursue. Technology and e-commerce are always changing, so it excites me to be part of a company that’s committed to staying ahead of the industry and to offering new products as the industry demands.


How to Master Content Marketing With the No. 1 Newsletter Strategy

The Rich Daily - By Simon Slade · July 14, 2015

Prospective clients are inundated with advertising, making them experts at ignoring your flashing banner ad or simply using their DVR to fast-forward through your commercial. Because of this, content marketing has become more important than ever.


5 NBA Strategies to Inspire Startups, Featuring Jordan & the Mavericks

Examiner.com · July 9, 2015

"Basketball's zone defense suits successful employee management. If you use a man-to-man approach, each employee is responsible for just one facet of the business, which discourages collaboration and innovation. Instead, a zone defense allows staff members to apply their talents on a range of tasks, depending on where their skills can best be utilized…”


The Demise of Facebook “Like Gates” and Alternative Marketing Strategies

The Social Media Monthly - By Simon Slade · May 22, 2015

Facebook would love for you to buy advertising and exposure now that Like Gating isn’t an option, but first consider the other more cost-effective alternatives: Although you can’t mandate users like your Facebook page in exchange for an incentive anymore, you can still require them to join your mailing list in order to access the incentive.


10 Flexible Side Gigs to Bring in Extra Income

POPSUGAR · April 27, 2015

"When people think of making money on eBay, they usually think about selling the junk in their garage and basement, which of course offer limited products," says Nisa Schmitz, media relations manager at Doubledot Media, which offers drop-shipping on eBay.


SEOlympics: Top Marketing Blogs of the Philippines

Search Engine Journal · April 14, 2015

Jason Acidre is a Manila-based SEO strategist who has contributed for the likes of Moz, Search Engine Land, Intuit, Bloomberg Businessweek, Technorati, and AdAge. Jason also co-founded the online marketing agency Xight Interactive in 2011 and worked as a search marketing consultant for Doubledot Media Ltd.


Is the Hard Sell Dead?

The Sydney Morning Herald · April 13, 2015

"While overusing the hard sell can alienate prospective customers because of its commanding overtones, used strategically, it can be quite advantageous."


7 Ways to Get Your First Freelance Client

The Work at Home Wife · April 12, 2015

“Although my master’s degree and six years’ experience likely helped land me the job at Doubledot Media, I think ranking in the top five percent of Elance’s relevant skills tests set me apart from the competition. Employers appreciate seeing measurable statistics that corroborate the skills you claim to have, so take advantage of these opportunities on the freelance websites you may be using. “


30+ Digital Marketing Tools to Engage Customers

MediaLeaders · April 8, 2015

“We use AffiloTools so that issues can be addressed before they become problematic to our customers.”


Sell Online to Achieve Financial Independence

My Making Money Magazine - By Simon Slade · April 8, 2015

Many think selling on eBay means selling the junk in their basement and garage. Although people do sell these items, your house offers a finite supply of items and minimal profits. But by working with suppliers, sellers open the floodgates to high-income potential.


How to Create Affiliate Marketing Websites that Run on Autopilot

My Making Money Magazine - By Simon Slade · April 8, 2015

“Autopilot” sounds incredibly enticing, and it’s true your affiliate marketing websites can earn tremendous income without your assistance. But you must first invest the time, effort and money to successfully establish these profit-making powerhouses.


5 Myths About Learning to Code You'd Be Better Off Ignoring

The Daily Muse · April 7, 2015

“Developing definitely involves solving problems, but I liken it more to building something out of Legos,” explains Paul Webster, horticulture laborer turned web developer for Doubledot Media Limited. “You can try different pieces until the right one fits, and at the end, you’ve built something that is actually in most senses a ‘creation.’ As such, I find you do get a significant amount of creative fulfillment.”


11 Startups Share Their Friday Rituals

Tech Cocktail · March 27, 2015

“Every Friday, Doubledot Media has a barbecue, come rain or shine. Each staff member takes a turn cooking. We have fun, but it also helps us work better together as a team.”
— Simon Slade, CEO and cofounder of Doubledot Media


10 Flexible Side Gigs to Bring in Extra Income

Yahoo! Finance · March 18, 2015

“When people think of making money on eBay, they usually think about selling the junk in their garage and basement, which of course offer limited products,” says Nisa Schmitz, media relations manager at Doubledot Media, which offers drop-shipping on eBay.


10 Flexible Side Gigs to Bring in Extra Income

DailyWorth · March 18, 2015

“When people think of making money on eBay, they usually think about selling the junk in their garage and basement, which of course offer limited products,” says Nisa Schmitz, media relations manager at Doubledot Media, which offers drop-shipping on eBay.


Entrepreneur Interview: Simon Slade, Doubledot Media Limited

Business Info Guide · March 9, 2015

Doubledot Media is the parent company of several e-commerce ventures, most notably SaleHoo, Affilorama and Traffic Travis. At SaleHoo, we have developed a wholesale directory of 8,000 suppliers offering 1.5 million products, which members can search by product, name brand or category...


5 Signs You Need to Improve Your Coding Skills

Tech Cocktail · February 27, 2015

“If a developer is constantly taking significantly longer, this is an indication he or she may need more help. This, along with peer code reviews, help identify areas of weakness, and we can then offer targeted training and development by senior developers as needed,” Simon Slade of Doubledot Media...


10 Email Marketing Essentials: How To Get That Mail Opened

SavvySME - By Simon Slade · February 11, 2015

Your marketing strategy may include social media, traditional advertising, media exposure, affiliate marketing, event marketing and celebrity endorsement, but the only essential method it must include is email marketing...


9 Ways to Improve Employee and Customer Communication

CIO · February 9, 2015

“Employee communication is a challenge at Doubledot Media because we literally have employees all over the world,” says Simon Slade, CEO, Doubledot Media. “To bring everyone together, I created a Skype virtual watercooler…”


5 Steps to Improve Conversion Rates

StartupNation - By Simon Slade · January 19, 2015

Driving all the website traffic in the world to your website means nothing for profits if no one is buying, which is why maximizing conversion rates is paramount. Follow these five crucial steps to increase conversions while leaving nothing to chance..


5 Essential Inbound Marketing Tactics – How many do you do?

StartupNation - By Simon Slade · December 15, 2014

Optimizing your website for search engines is just one way to drive traffic. Don’t forget these under-utilized inbound marketing methods because if you leave these platforms untouched, their users will leave your website untouched...


Simon Says “Rinse and Repeat”

NZBusiness · December 2014

Ask Simon Slade why he has had such quick success in the web app development market and he’ll recite his tried-and-true motto. It goes like this: “Build it, test it, learn from it, fix it. Then rinse and repeat as fast as possible!”


5 Steps to Creating a Content Strategy

StartupNation - By Simon Slade · November 26, 2014

For each of your medium selected, decide how frequently and when you will contribute content. Be specific and plan the article title if possible, but if not, select the type of content for each contribution. How-to articles, like this one, provide step-by-step instructions...


How Do Employers Feel About Telecommuting?

SkipTheDrive · November 22, 2014

“...It doesn’t matter if an employee is doing laundry in between writing blog posts or checking Facebook. All that matters is that my employees complete their work on time.” - Simon Slade, CEO and Co-founder of SaleHoo


Staying Connected with Simon Slade

Griffith University · November 2014

“My goal is to empower, teach and provide the resources to help others be successful online. Whether they want to earn enough money to quit their current job or just earn some extra spending cash, SaleHoo can help them sell better online and h, Affilorama can teach them to affiliate market. Helping others achieve financial freedom is an extremely rewarding profession...”


Simon Slade Cofounder of SaleHoo: Wholesale Suppliers Directory

Billion Success · October 30, 2014

“Success is exceeding your own expectations. For one person that might be selling enough online to afford that extra vacation, but for another, that might be earning six figures through affiliate marketing and covering the cost to quit your full-time job and pay off your debt…”


10 Questions with Simon Slade

New Zealand Entrepreneur · July 17, 2014

“Mark Ling and I each contributed $500 to a company bank account to start SaleHoo. The majority of our initial expenses, including Web hosting, office space, Internet fees, etc. - we either begged, borrowed the money or promised an “IOU.”


Simon Slade-Who You Know or What You Know in Sales?

The Price of Business · June 12, 2014

That same year, Deloitte Technology recognized Doubledot Media, the parent company of SaleHoo, as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in Asia Pacific, as well as the 23rd fastest growing company in New Zealand...


“Entrepreneur Helps People Kick the 40-Hour/Week Grind”

Hearpreneur · June 10, 2014

From there, we launched Doubledot Media Limited, which is now the parent company of both SaleHoo and Affilorama, an affiliate marketing training portal with free video lessons and paid premium products...


“Simon Slade – CEO of Doubledot Media Limited”

IdeaMensch · May 27, 2014

Doubledot Media offers seven different training and software applications designed to help customers develop successful retail and marketing websites, without requiring any technical knowledge. Doubledot Media’s flagship products include Affilorama, an affiliate marketing training portal with free video lessons and paid premium products, and SaleHoo...

 

 

 

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