Blog posts by Sonia Thompson around the web

In case you missed them, here are posts I’ve written on entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and making life better around the web:


Follow this superstar’s 7-step example to dominate your industry

Mirasee (formerly Firepole Marketing)

The Bruno Mars guide to quickly growing a massive audience of raving fans

The missing manual:  The proper care and feeding of your customers 

Smart Blogger (formerly Boost Blog Traffic)

Demystifying epic content:  How to actually create it (Not just jabber about how important it is)

How to accelerate your blog’s growth with a simple content strategy

The epic content cycle: 10 Steps to 10X content [INFOGRAPHIC]

Write to Done

The simple, super-sexy, and science-backed way to improve your writing skills 

How to keep writing even when you feel like a fraud


7 Essential steps to start making a living doing what you love (Finally!)

How to make your dreams come true in 9 simple steps 

Why you shouldn’t quit your dream

The Huffington Post

What if you were brave? Here’s 3 ways life could be different

5 Reasons to become unemployable

How to live a life without limits

The 5 gifts of failure

Team Project Mayhem

23 Ways to get your customers to love you

Social Quant

3 Proven ways to go from social media dud to social media stud


 4 Lessons learned during my two-month adventure in breathtaking South America (photos)

The truth about empathy


On keyword research, magic words, and creating content your audience will love

Big Brand System

Your secret weapon to winning your customers’ loyalty

How to find calm in the chaos and dedicate yourself to priority tasks


5 Simple strategies for conquering self-doubt

5 Ways stepping outside my comfort zone made me a better person

7 Ways to persist when everything in you wants to give up

Addicted 2 Success

5 Ways to stay motivated while building your business on the side

Black Enterprise

5 Things you need to successfully reach your business goals

How to build a tribe as fiercely loyal as Beyonce’s Beyhive

Stephen Guise

The simple strategy to get smarter, boost your productivity, and gain more opportunities

Navid Moazzez

7 Mental barriers that hold entrepreneurs back (and how to overcome them)


6 Proven ways to discover your next breakthrough business idea

The art of brain picking: 5 Ways to do it without looking like a jerk

Science says saying these 3 words will improve your performance

How these business amateurs built their multi-million dollar product

Why tons of failure is key to success, according to Seth Godin

5 Lessons I wish I’d known before quitting my dream job

Stressed out? Here are 7 ways to beat it before it kills you

Want to propel your business forward in 2017? Stop doing these 17 things

Your biggest productivity killer isn’t what you think. Here’s how to fix it

The essential Martin Luther King, Jr leadership lesson all good leaders should master

You’re not a fraud. Here’s how to finally stop feeling like one

The new way to build a multi-million dollar business

Want to be successful? Start setting embarrassingly small goals

Science say you can make your team better just by believing in them

Science says doing this will make your team happier and more productive

Science says this will make you a master negotiator

5 Ways to transform your mind into a creative powerhouse

7 Habits of highly connected people

This approach to customer service will save your business

How to stop being the best-kept secret in your industry

Emotional intelligence: The skill your business can’t live without

Increase sales (even with a tiny budget) with this winning old-school strategy

How to create the best emotional connections with your customers

“Black women at work” hashtag proves ever-present diversity problem. Hiring diversely isn’t the solution

How to get better at taking risks. According to a former pro-poker player

How to build a culture of entrepreneurship in your business

Pepsi’s ad debacle is a perfect example of the 1 thing many companies get wrong

How a disconnected corporate culture cost United Airlines $800 million overnight

This is the culture you need to keep customers coming back

How to make everyone on your team feel like they belong

I tracked my productivity for a week. Here are the habits that changed

The business world ignored these women for decades. This hot new startup is benefiting

Need a confidence boost? Science says taking action and failing often will help

You may be holding your daughter back with this common practice. Here’s how to raise a confident leader

147 Entrepreneurs told me their keys to success. Here are the top 3

These 3 kinds of friends will help you get ahead

Twitter spoke. Rihanna and Netflix listened, proving that tuning into your customers is always a smart strategy

Uber burned more than $1 million a week because of this common mistake

Why people can’t stop thinking about this burger joint

12 Unusual productivity hacks to help you write faster

Uber’s toxic culture on display with board member’s sexist remark (during a meeting about sexism)

Why naivete is one of the most crucial traits an entrepreneur can have

Kim Kardashian gave a masterclass on customer loyalty at a Kanye West concert, and we should all pay attention

This CEO just admitted why he can’t hire a diverse team — you might have the same problem

Kids who stick to this activity for 2 years have higher self-esteem, according to science

Ann Coulter went on a 24-hour Twitter rant about Delta. Their response was perfect

This is how you stand out, according to a Harvard professor and Gary Vaynerchuk

3 Mental toughness traits that separate Olympic swimmers from the rest of us

Want to build a high-performing team? Science says focus on these 3 things

Jeff Bezos credits Amazon’s success to this 1 thing. Too bad most companies aren’t willing to do it

Why Amazon still acts like a startup (even though it makes more than $100 billion a year)

11 Things your company can do instead of acting like Charlottesville didn’t happen

Jeff Bezos just explained how to achieve customer loyalty in 1 sentence

According to Gary Vaynerchuk and 150 other entrepreneurs, this is what you need to resist quitting

Looking to move? 100 Founders are getting paid to launch startups in this exciting international city

1 Common mistake makes customers run away. Here’s how to avoid it

11 Ways to cultivate a winning startup culture