Freshly Picked: Weekly Link Roundup Jun 3, 2016

June 3, 2016


We round up the best links we’ve clicked on this week.

Newsy and Resourceful

Digital Doughnut: What Adele Can Teach Your Business About Content Marketing
“Rich content will sell itself and drive up your revenue. Author and cofounder of Contently, Shane Snow puts it best when he says, “Gimmicks are fleeting; quality builds loyalty.” (read)

Digiday: Why buy buttons on Pinterest and Instagram haven’t taken off for retailers
“On Pinterest, the intersection between what people want to buy and what is available to buy is huge,” said Mulpuru. “The majority of most popular pins are not buyable.” (read)

TechCrunch: Y Combinator announces basic income pilot experiment in Oakland
“In our pilot, the income will be unconditional; we’re going to give it to participants for the duration of the study, no matter what. People will be able to volunteer, work, not work, move to another country—anything. We hope basic income promotes freedom, and we want to see how people experience that freedom.” (read)

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Help Scout

Help Scout: 75 Customer Service Facts, Quotes & Statistics
“It takes 12 positive experiences to make up for one unresolved negative experience.” (read)

Thought-Provoking

Thomas Oppong on Medium: How to Prepare Yourself for the Future of Work
“So far, humans are vastly superior at any work that relies on creativity, entrepreneurialism, interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence.” (read)

The Middle Finger Project: You Can Have Fun Now!” <—The Universe is Never Going to Send You This Telegram
“…my business needs to bend around my life, or I don’t own a business—it owns me. I must be able to USE the asset I’ve created to my advantage. How many times did you tell yourself you’d start a business so you could be home more? Think more? Laugh more? BE more? …and how many times have you actually done those things?” (read)

10 Million Small Business Owners Love FreshBooks – get started for free

Corey Eridon on Medium: It’s Time to Stop Glorifying the 80-hour Work Week
“The 80-hour workweek has become the startup world’s perverted version of keeping up with the Joneses.” (read)

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HubSpot: 16 of the Best Website Homepage Design Examples
Thanks HubSpot for the shout-out in this great round-up! (read)

ICYMI: Our Posts This Week

Have a great weekend!


about the author

Content Director, FreshBooks Jane Flanagan is the Content Director at FreshBooks. Follow her on Twitter @seenandsaid.