6 Secrets to Achieving Work-Life Balance, According to HubSpot Marketing Managers

6 Secrets to Achieving Work-Life Balance, According to HubSpot Marketing Managers

Have you ever heard the phrase, “If you love your job, you’ll never have to work again.”? Well, that myth is both false and incredibly misleading. In fact, research shows that the more passionate you are about a job, the more work you’ll actually do. The truth is, a successful career takes time, initiative, and hours of hard work. And, while some companies enable employees to successfully execute on their roles within 40 hours each week, you’ll occasionally need to work later or longer to excel at other organizations When you think you have the perfect job, you might tell yourself, “I clock in 70 hours a week because I’m […]

Where to Find Public and Private Small Business Funding in 2020

Where to Find Public and Private Small Business Funding in 2020

With the recent passing of a $2 trillion U.S. stimulus package, small business owners impacted by COVID-19 have been given options for low-interest loans, financial assistance, and other aid that can help them in this uncertain economic time. Aside from this stimulus package, a number of private, state and local institutions have also stepped up to provide aid, assistance, and loans to small business owners suddenly facing unforeseen challenges. With a number of different options emerging, small business owners might be asking themselves, “Which options am I eligible for?” and “Which funding option is right for my particular business?” To help business owners and entrepreneurs looking for financing options, we’ve […]

How Small Businesses Can Take Advantage of the U.S. Stimulus Package

To aid small businesses and individuals impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States government recently passed three landmark acts, including the largest economic stimulus package in history. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (or CARES Act), passed March 27, directs more than $2 trillion to the U.S. economy. The history-making stimulus package allocates funds to citizens, relief-oriented aid, government departments, and businesses of all sizes. Notably for small businesses the package offers low-interest loan options, tax deferrals, and other financial aid opportunities to help companies stay in business during this time. The passing of the 800-page CARES Act comes after the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations […]

On-Page SEO 101: Tips for Keyword Optimizing the Most Critical Parts of Your Website

On-Page SEO 101: Tips for Keyword Optimizing the Most Critical Parts of Your Website

SEO can sometimes feel like it stands for “Something Extremely Obscure.” As marketers, we’re responsible for staying on top of what can feel like endless Google algorithm updates. And if we fail to do so, we run the risk of not showing up in search for important target keywords. But keeping pace with all of those changes isn’t easy. Thankfully, when it comes to achieving SEO success on your website, there’s one rule of thumb that remains a tried-and-tested technique: optimizing your website with relevant and targeted keywords. By having a well-optimized site, you’ll start to see results like improved visitor quality, higher conversion rates, and in the end: more […]

A Step-by-Step Guide to Advertising on Instagram

A Step-by-Step Guide to Advertising on Instagram

With 500 million active monthly users, Instagram offers a unique opportunity for marketers to reach their target audiences through ad campaigns. The other perk of advertising on Instagram? The ads can look almost no different than regular posts, making them much less invasive than other ad types. But setting up ads on any platform requires a lot of thought: What should your target audience look like? What should your copy say? What image should you use? There are a number of ads tools available that can help you create your ads and targeted audiences, but there’s still the more technical aspects to consider like what size your image needs to […]

How to Reduce Page Weight on Your Website [Quick Guide]

How to Reduce Page Weight on Your Website [Quick Guide]

When it comes to your website pages, size matters. The smaller the file size of a page, the faster it will load for anyone who requests it. And people do notice how long a page takes to load. In fact, according to data from Pingdom, 24% of users will abandon a site that takes four seconds to load, and 38% of users will leave the page if it takes five seconds. Not to mention, Google has admitted to using site speed in web search ranking, as faster sites tend to create happier users. Additionally, nowadays, plenty of searchers use their mobile phones to find and explore websites —where spotty internet […]

How HubSpot Built a World-Class Conversational Marketing Program

How HubSpot Built a World-Class Conversational Marketing Program

Over the last few years, HubSpot’s audience has gotten chatty. Chatbots and live chat became some of the most popular ways to reach HubSpot and the humans here. For years, prospects have wanted to ask questions and get direction while navigating the website. In the past, we met this need with live chat that handed off to “coaches”. These coaches answered questions about pricing and features; they also helped free users better use their tools. Demand on this channel grew faster than our ability to hire coaches, so we scaled our live chat programs with chatbots. Those chatbots triaged, qualified, and routed prospects to the right team or content resource. […]

The 5 Best Podcast Editing Software, According to HubSpot’s Senior Podcast Producer

The 5 Best Podcast Editing Software, According to HubSpot’s Senior Podcast Producer

You’ve had the thought. You know — the one that kicks in on your way to the store, during the daily traffic jam, or underneath your subconscious before you fall asleep each night: I should make a podcast. One of podcasting’s most endearing qualities is its accessibility. Not only can anyone make a podcast, but everyone should make a podcast. Yeah, I said it. Hot take around some circles. Hitting the record button and talking into a microphone isn’t exactly going to land you on NPR. Your supportive aunt Janet might throw you a listen, but most audiences today expect a higher level of quality than an unedited, forty-five minute […]

8 Strategies for Writing Product Descriptions That’ll Generate Revenue

8 Strategies for Writing Product Descriptions That’ll Generate Revenue

I’ll admit it — I love online shopping. Recently, I’ve been shopping online more than ever. And I’m not the only one. In fact, last year annual online sales were over $3 billion. In 2020, online sales are projected to reach $4.2 billion. That’s why product descriptions are more important than ever. As a marketer, it might be time to rewrite your product descriptions to increase online sales. Below, let’s review what a product description is and how to write one. Then, to help guide your own writing process, we’ll look at some examples and templates to get you started. Usually, a product description will include product details. Additionally, it […]

25 Stats That Prove Why Workplaces Need to Embrace Diversity

25 Stats That Prove Why Workplaces Need to Embrace Diversity

As a legally blind person who’s held roles that involve editing, design, and highly visual tasks, I thought I had it easier than a lot of other visually impaired people in my field. I’d never been blatantly discriminated against or felt like I didn’t receive an offer due to my vision. In fact, I’ve been lucky enough to work on teams run by women or diverse leaders. However, as I got older, I realized that I hadn’t completely evaded misjudgments related to my eyesight. While I’ve had a handful of great experiences, I’ve run into a few subtle job interview scenarios that seem more and more unacceptable each time I […]