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How To Implement The Best Daily Actions For Your Online Business

How To Implement The Best Daily Actions For Your Online BusinessDo you know how to implement the best daily actions for your online business or blog?

It’s really important that you do because otherwise, you’ll be doing the wrong things.

And probably for the wrong reason.

You know that taking action is critical to your success.

Especially if you haven’t learned to break through what seems to be an endless trail of failures.

But you don’t have to be chained to failure.

In fact, failure can really help you learn how to implement the best daily actions for your online business.

So, taking action is essential to break through failure.

Absolutely essential.

However, that doesn’t mean that you always know what actions to take.

And even if you did, it doesn’t mean that have the ability to implement them.

There’s actually a reason I’m writing about this today.

I have been working with a client who has been struggling to grow her online business.

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The biggest problem she has come up against, is trying to figure out where to put her energy on a daily basis.

Let me tell you her story.

CASE STUDY

My client is in the process of putting together a membership site in a micro niche.

It has to do with self-improvement.

First of all, understand that she is already a professional counselor.

She works with people all the time on self-improvement Issues.

So she’s very familiar with what she does.

However, in setting up a membership site, she’s getting overwhelmed trying to deliver a steady flow of material to her members.

She is simply getting bogged down with the weight of creating content.

Now, it’s not easy to overcome overwhelm.

Since her members are paying for this content, her business absolutely requires that she be able to deliver it.

For this reason, she had decided to start relying more on PLR content.

If you don’t know what PLR is… it’s simply articles and videos that somebody else has created, but that she is able to rework in her own voice.

She’s not using PLR in a way that many people do… to be chasing fast money.

Instead, she is trying to grow her business by offering her customers more high quality, self-help content on a steady basis.

That’s why she has decided to start using more PLR services.

PLR stands for “private label rights.”

So she has purchased the “rights” to reshape this material in any way she wants.

This was very helpful to her in the sense that she now possessed a lot of raw material to work with.

But she started working with me because she just had gotten overwhelmed.

She was having a tough time just re-working all of the content she was purchasing.

So what it gets down to is this.

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Even though she had a broad plan and strategy for maintaining her membership site, she couldn’t implement it.

So we had to come up with a daily plan of implementation.

We talked about several solutions, and came up one she could work with.

And she has been using this plan for a while now, and it has really helped her tremendously.

She tells me she can finally sleep at night without worrying about what to do the next day.

I won’t go into the whole plan we devised, but one of the key parts was this.

We set a rule that when she purchases new PLR content, she must publish it on her site within 24 hours.

In other words she can’t buy it and just leave it lying around on her desktop like she had been doing.

By doing that she was accumulating a mountain of work just trying to organize and prioritize all of that.

Instead, part of her new daily plan of implementation requires her to buy PLR content one day, then stop everything and focus just on whipping it into shape.

Within 24 hours she has to actually publish it onto her site, not just “think about it.”

Why has this helped her so much?

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It seems pretty simple and straightforward, right?

Well, it helped because she was taking a problem (creating content) and giving it a big, complicated solution that she couldn’t manage.

By breaking it down into a few simple tasks that she had to do, then she could manage it.

What’s The Big Deal About Being A Daily “Action Taker?”

As you will discover, taking action on your business every single day is what moves it forward.

In fact, it’s the ONLY thing that does.

The problem my client was having (in the above Case Study) was in getting so overwhelmed that she just couldn’t do anything.

That fed into a growing fear that she “couldn’t” do it.

The fear caused anxiety that was keeping her awake at night worrying about what to do next, and whether or not she could.

By setting a schedule of Daily Actions that she knew she had to do, even before going to sleep… she could rest easy.

That’s because she no longer had to run this big membership site.

She no longer had to create a “mountain” of content for it.

Instead, she only had to wake up, complete one task, and know she was keeping her business running smoothly.

She slept better at night.

And at the end of the week, she had produced far more content on her site than she was able to by simply thinking, worrying and spinning into despair.

How Can You Know What The Best Daily Actions Are For Your Online Business?

Okay, so my client had already decided on a broad plan of action before hiring me to work with her.

She had decided on a plan of buying some new PLR content to help her build up her membership site.

But she didn’t know how she should handle all this on a daily basis.

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Should she stockpile PLR content to work on, and when would she have time to do it all, and what was the best way to re-shape it into her own work, etc.

In other words, what were the best daily actions she could take?

Well, it turns out that the best things to do, are things you CAN do.

Don’t overwhelm yourself with plans to do things you just can’t manage.

So, for instance, we decided to adopt the rule that she would buy just one PLR product each week.

But she then had to immediately re-work it and put it on her site.

That’s called implementation.

She agreed not to buy any new PLR until she had 100% processed the previous one.

That worked really well for her.

So, it turns out, that was the best thing for her to do.

If you are struggling with some aspect of your blogging or other online business, you have to come up with your own “Best Daily Actions.”

Remember that whatever you set out to do, it’s only a good plan if you know you can do it within a very specific timeline… like 8 hours, 2 hours, etc.

If you can’t accomplish it within a single day, then do something that you CAN accomplish within that time.

Implementation will only work

  • if you can do it
  • if you can complete it within a single day
  • as long as you are committed to sticking with your daily plan

Do You Implement The Best Daily Actions for your Online Business?

Are you creating a daily plan and sticking to it?

Or do you just dream about what you want to do, or should do, or might do?

The difference between taking daily action and simply dreaming about things you could do is huge.

People who are taking daily action are actually growing a business.

Everyone else is just dreaming about having a business that will never materialize… until they convert their dreaming into implementation.

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So what do you think are you best daily actions to take?

Are you implementing them?

Planning to?

Intending to?

Do you know how to implement the best daily actions for your online business or blog?

I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below, and please, do share this article on your social sites 🙂

-Donna

Donna Merrill
Donna is a well known blogger and creator of "Blogging Magic" - an intensive guide to blogging. "Blogging Magic" is for beginners who are trying to figure out how to bring their blogs to life with tons of visits, comments and social media interaction. It's even for advanced bloggers looking to reach new levels of authority and engagement with their audience.

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37 Responses to How To Implement The Best Daily Actions For Your Online Business

  1. Ryan Biddulph
    Twitter:
    April 23, 2018 at 1:01 pm #

    Small, consistent, persistent actions yield success Donna. Your service and illusion of being everywhere grows, which grows your business. Yesterday here in a small town in New Zealand, I saw McDonald’s. I thought to myself, goodness, this place REALLY IS everywhere on earth. Or in every country I visited, sometimes in small towns. Familiarity and tasty fries goad me to visit and buy stuff there. Ditto for your online business; if you create helpful content daily, for years, and guest post and/or comment on top blogs in your niche – and even outside of it – you appear to be everywhere. Literally, maybe millions of places over a decade. Familiarity plus quality content means people spend money on your blog.

    Ryan

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      April 25, 2018 at 4:58 pm #

      Hi Ryan,

      Just like you have seen McDonald’s in a small town in New Zealand, you knew right away what to expect. This is why we have to be out there …. everywhere we can so that people know what to expect from us.

      -Donna
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  2. Vishwajeet Kumar
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    April 23, 2018 at 1:03 pm #

    Hello Donna,

    Planning is very important in business whether it is online or offline. For instance, we all consider blogging as a business. So, we have to schedule and plan everything from writing posts to promoting it online. These are some of the basic steps to be organized with our work. It also helps us to become more active and successful in our businesses. Consistency and honesty in your work matter a lot. Thanks for sharing these helpful tips.

    Have a Great day 🙂
    Vishwajeet
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  3. Mark Newsome
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    April 23, 2018 at 4:22 pm #

    Thank you for sharing some really sound advice Donna!

    Both in your blog post and accompanying video.

    The situation you freely shared from your client
    case study, sounds all too familiar.

    We sort of seduce ourselves into setting
    some rather lofty and ambitious goals!LOL!

    And then, very quickly we come to the realization,
    we’ve bitten off a little more than we can actually chew.

    Thank goodness in your particular clients case, you
    were able to show them how to turn things around and actually
    make them work to their advantage.

    Because in far too many instances, most aspiring online
    marketers, simply get buried in tons of self doubts and
    constant overwhelm!

    And as a direct result, almost never, ever reach their ptentially
    attainable goals!
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  4. Cori Ramos
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    April 23, 2018 at 4:53 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    You gave your client some great advice for what to do with the PLR articles.

    For me personally, if upload an article and put off formatting and scheduling for another day I know I’ll forget and end up sitting on them like your client.

    Sounds like she had a lot on her plate going from one task to the other in a race to get her to do list done and write content. But I can definitely understand her sense of urgency because of her paid members.

    I tried to be wonder woman and do all these things in one day myself. I was just running myself ragged. 🙂

    Then I broke it down by day and daily tasks and made sure to leave a whole day for writing. It’s made it a whole lot easier for me this way instead of trying to research and write in between other tasks.

    I kinda like the idea of PLR content for my new blog. Right now I’m just posting once a week and growth is as slow as molasses. 🙂

    Thanks again for sharing the advice you gave your client with us!

    Have a great rest of the day!

    Cori
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    • Donna Merrill
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      April 25, 2018 at 5:19 pm #

      Hi Cori,

      Yes, my client was rushing so much she was ending up banging her head against the wall when I first met her. It does take planning to get everything we want to accomplish done. Time is always a huge factor when we are planning. We tend to think we can be wonder woman lol.

      So great to know you are working smart and giving yourself a day to write. When it comes to PLR’s I love putting them into my own words and using them for my e-Commerce sites as well as some emails.

      -Donna
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  5. Neil Agarwal
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    April 24, 2018 at 6:24 am #

    Hello Donna,

    I just enjoy reading your posts. Every time you come up with something interesting. For your online business, you must do the better activities to keep the same and greater position you have right. For that, you must have a plan to follow on a daily basis. Thanks, Donna for sharing this guideline.

    Waiting for more tips to come…

    Thank you
    Neil
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    • Donna Merrill
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      April 25, 2018 at 5:24 pm #

      Hi Neil,

      Deep down, I’m not a planner, but have to be. I had to condition myself to be that planner for my business. I’m pretty lucky because I had an offline business for many years before I came online. I had to learn how to plan just about everything for my one-man-show lol.

      Same goes here for online. Besides my blog, e-Commerce sites and most important my product production and sales, there is a lot of disciplined planning to be done.

      -Donna
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  6. Marquita Herald
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    April 24, 2018 at 8:13 am #

    Overwhelm is a state that is far too familiar to many people, so I really appreciate your tips, especially your point about taking action on the same day rather than letting things slide. I’ve always been big on planning, but it took a long time before I stopped trying to be SuperWoman and that really helped me to find a pretty good balance. Thanks for the inspiration!
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    • Donna Merrill
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      April 25, 2018 at 5:29 pm #

      Hi Marquita,

      Taking action on the same day and not letting things slide is so important especially if we are running our own business.

      -Donna
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      • Anil Agarwal
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        April 26, 2018 at 1:23 am #

        Hi Donna,

        Excellent advice which is really helpful for all kinds of people (not only for bloggers but for everyone who wants to get ahead in their life).

        Success in any field required consistent efforts and lack of consistency is a reason why most people fail. If you are not saying enough group in your field you should start thinking big and take small steps consistently every single day. Achieving small goals consistently is the key to better long term results no matter what industry you are in.

        And I really enjoyed reading your blog posts Donna because every time either I end up reading something useful or get some quick motivation to work towards my goals and that’s the beauty of reading your blog.

        Most people don’t take action because they are afraid of not getting results and that’s why people should find ways to take quick actions instead of waiting for the perfect day (which never comes). Getting up early, working on your todo list and planning your day before night – these are some things everyone can do to increase their lifestyle and productivity.

        So much wisdom and thanks so much for sharing it with us.

        • Donna Merrill
          Twitter:
          April 26, 2018 at 8:46 am #

          Hi Anil,

          Indeed, this can apply to everyone and not only bloggers. To succeed in anything one must have be consistent and realistic. Taking small steps to a goal is the way to do it.

          Indeed, there are those who are waiting for that perfect day to take action, but as you and I both know it is right now lol.

          Thank you so much for expressing how you enjoy reading my blog. It means a lot.

          -Donna
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  7. Mathias Rin
    Twitter:
    April 24, 2018 at 10:56 am #

    I love this part:

    “We set a rule that when she purchases new PLR content, she must publish it on her site within 24 hours.”

    Setting rules and constraints for yourself may seem weird at first. But it works wonders.

    I’ve used this a lot lately with things like:
    – How many words to write daily
    – Setting 5 todo tasks and completing them in order
    – Going to bed and getting up earlier (I do my best work early in the morning)

    Rules, challenges, etc., are great for improving your daily productivity.

    Thanks for the post,

    Mathias

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      April 25, 2018 at 5:33 pm #

      Hi Mathias,

      I too love that rule. PLR’s are great as long as we don’t duplicate the entire thing lol. But tweaking it or just getting an idea from it, writing it up and publishing it within 24 hours is necessary. Otherwise procrastination sets in.

      Your “rules” are great ones to live by!

      -Donna
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  8. Moss Clement
    Twitter:
    April 24, 2018 at 4:45 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    I resonate with your article. The point is that for any business to succeed, you must put in place a system, strategy, or plan to follow through with your business.

    Take, for example, your client as mention in your article. She was overwhelmed with work because she had no strategy to implement in her business. Although she bought the PLR right, she could still not do more with it until you came on board with a system.

    Then things fell into place for her business. This article is a reminder for me because i used to be in the same situation as your client, but i was able to get past it with a remarkable plan.

    Thank you Donna. Great!

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      April 25, 2018 at 5:39 pm #

      Hi Moss,

      Great to know you were in the same place as my client was and you found a way to get passed it. People who don’t will either wallow in procrastination or experience overwhelm. When that happens they tend to eventually give up.

      -Donna
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  9. Praveen Verma
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    April 25, 2018 at 7:14 am #

    Hello
    Donna,
    Such a nice post as always. I am always happy to read your content and always learn something new. Yes, it is very important to know how to implement the best daily actions for our online business and blog because it directly impact on our success also.

    Totally agree that taking action is critical to get success, whether it is for online or offline work. I like the ways you have explained this post and there are lots of things to learn from here.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes,
    Praveen verma
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    • Donna Merrill
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      April 25, 2018 at 5:45 pm #

      Hi Praveen,

      Happy you have enjoyed this post! We have to take action from all those ideas we may have. We can keep them in our heads, or write them down, but when push comes to shove, it takes action to be able to get things done.

      -Donna
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  10. Lisa P Sicard
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    April 27, 2018 at 7:27 am #

    Donna loved this post and watched your video as I was sick in bed and it made me laugh. I don’t remember seeing that video you did like that. But you did inspire me to get my periscope back on my mobile. Once I am better I will get to it. (You would not be able to recognize my voice right now with pneumonia).
    I also love when I do write daily to do lists. They really help you to accomplish what is important and to drop the rest. Imagine, there is some things you can drop – it is called prioritizing. Very important.
    Action is key to success. People can talk, talk and talk but if they don’t do a thing what good is it? I’ve always said “Actions speak louder than words.” So true!
    Have a good day and a great weekend Donna! Warmer weather is on the way I hear.
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    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      April 27, 2018 at 5:00 pm #

      Hi Lisa,

      Oh no you have pneumonia! I had a bout with it this winter and it really sucks. It keeps you in bed for the longest time. I hope this finds you well.

      Indeed, action is the key to success.

      Enjoy your weekend and fingers crossed you feel better soon.

      -Donna
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  11. Bhawna
    Twitter:
    April 27, 2018 at 2:21 pm #

    Hey Donna,

    I am falling in love with your content. You provide the best solution to the most common problems. Planning and execution is really important in any kind of work or business.
    Another important thing is to stick to that plan.

    All the success stories started with a plan ( Maybe on paper)

    🙂
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  12. Dr. Erica Goodstone
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    April 27, 2018 at 4:32 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    I am all about taking daily actions. This year I joined a course “52 Weeks of Momentum” and I had taken another course “Bridge to Unstoppable”. Both of these courses remind us to create daily routines. In Bridge to Unstoppable the routines include tapping to release negative associations that interfere with success, vision boards, affirmations, dousing, and other techniques. The other course is providing inspiration every week, assigning books to read, projects to do, and different groups to give and support.

    My usual daily routine includes some working out but once I start creating a virtual summit, the daily routine gets shot for awhile because the summit takes over – so many details to handle that my usual routine gets put on the back burner. My new summit starts on Monday but at this point my load is a little lighter and I finally went for a nice walk today.

    In your example, you talk about someone not buying a PLR product until she used the one she had and put it on her web site.
    I have been guilty of that. I have purchased so many video products, and other products, that I never even opened because I got caught up in the next great new thing.

    I find that when I am following my routine, I am not so prone to purchase new items – I just delete them.

    Warmly,

    Erica

    • Donna Merrill
      Twitter:
      April 29, 2018 at 1:55 pm #

      Hi Erica,

      What an exciting routine you are on! I like the “52 weeks of momentum” and “bridge to unstoppable.” Great reminders not only of daily routines needed to take for business, but I like the part of tapping, vision boards, affirmations and other techniques. This is so important to include in our daily lives.

      Indeed, sometimes we have to change the routine…like you need to do with your new summit, but it is instilled in you all the things you need to do besides that.

      You are Awesome!

      -Donna
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  13. Gaurav Kumar Joshi
    Twitter:
    April 28, 2018 at 1:11 am #

    Hi Donna,

    It is the need of the time that your business should be present everywhere.You need to understand how you will be growing your presence and presence. Small and well planned consistent actions help to grow in real time.

    Thanks for sharing the case study.
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  14. Chidiebere April 28, 2018 at 9:20 am #

    This is an excellent submission.

    Without adequate planning, we will achieve nothing. For me, I focus on the money-making tasks first before anything else. If I can get that done, anything else can follow.

    An understanding that we have a limited time to work with will make things so easy for us.

    Thanks for sharing. I got so much value here.

  15. Rachel Lavern
    Twitter:
    April 28, 2018 at 5:52 pm #

    Hi Donna,

    I love reading case studies, so thanks for sharing this one.

    I, too, run across a lot of people who just don’t know where to put their energy on a daily basis.

    I like to plan my days. Every evening, I plan the following day. First thing in the morning, I pray to God’s guidance for that day and then I plot my strategy. Leaders have always done this; however, only about four percent of the population does it. I write down my priorities and select my daily actions.
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    • Donna Merrill
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      April 29, 2018 at 2:12 pm #

      Hi Rachel.

      I like to throw in a case study here and there so others can learn from it.

      You sure are practicing a great way to plan your day. I too wake up, thank God for so many things and ask what can I give to people today? Then I have my written list of to-do’s for my business. After that it is Me time! I always like to plan for that one lol.

      -Donna
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  16. Johanna Galyen
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    April 30, 2018 at 9:19 am #

    Donna,

    That was beautifully said. Implementation only works IF YOU CAN DO IT. You have to be able to break it down and do it every single day. I love the case study illustration because it is so easy to get bogged down and overwhelmed so quickly. Especially when your mind starts to look at every single pretty thing and jump from one to another.

    ToDoIst has helped me a lot, and so has to have a dedicated blogging schedule. Occasionally I change things up by switching around the blogging days, but I still keep it at a twice-weekly blog. I feel that Consistency and quality are more important than having excessive items up for my customers. They too get can get overwhelmed and need direction and focus when they see my work. ~ Johanna
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    • Donna Merrill
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      April 30, 2018 at 12:38 pm #

      Hi Johanna,

      You put it so wisely when you mentioned that consistency and quality are more important than having a bunch of items up for your customers. Indeed, they need direction and who the heck wants to overwhelm people?

      -Donna
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  17. Maria Tayler
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    May 2, 2018 at 7:03 am #

    Hey Donna,

    Amazing content. This is really inspiring. Planning is a first important thing to start anything. This is actually what, I’m looking for. Thank you for sharing.

    Regards

  18. satvindersingh May 19, 2018 at 8:20 am #

    This was really a very interesting & informative read. Back linking is indeed great for SEO and what can be a better way than doing it at well-known blog sites! And not only for SEO purposes, it also helps to build a connection between people belonging to the same industry. Thanks for the article!

  19. frank
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    August 22, 2018 at 4:14 pm #

    thanks Donna Merrill for sharing the suggestion of which actions should we take on online business
    i think its really effective i suggest everyone to follow your suggestion
    thanks for sharing this great article
    and i would love to read again and again

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