A collection of 101 specific productivity hacks that I have learned over my 23 years as an online entrepreneur working from home.
In this episode, David talks about the “new” blog monetization. He compares the mindset of the typical blogger to the mindset of a typical business owner, then draws conclusions. 🙂
Many bloggers are trying to grow their blogs effectively while holding down a full-time job. In this episode, David talks about 7 tips to leverage your time effectively so you can make the most of your available time. Put these 7 tips to use – some of them are looking forward into things we will discuss in upcoming episodes – and get started on the right footing.
Over 2,500 years ago, an ancient Chinese military strategist named Sun Tzu wrote The Art of War. In that book lies the answer to how you can grow your online business. In this post, I’m going to talk about what it is and how you can immediately apply it. The result of this mission – if you choose to accept it – will be less overwhelm, less confusion, and more structured action to get the revenue and traffic you want from your blogging.
Breaking the process of building an online business into 7 clear stages, so you can what you need to do next and where to spend your time. This infographic and process is designed to make what seems complicated… simpler.
You could be sitting on a goldmine with your blog, even if you have what you consider to be “small” traffic numbers. In this post, I talk about a very unfortunate mindset that too many blog owners and marketers get into, and it DIRECTLY contributes to their own failure.
If you just hate doing marketing for your business, then you may want to stop and consider where that feeling is really coming from.
In this post, we talk about how re-evaluating what you really need – and want – in your life can make it much easier to cut the cord to your day job.
A look back at 2013, and the huge realization I had about how businesses begin – and how they are destroyed. What is the entrepreneurial cycle, and how do you know when you’ve taken things too far?
In “internet years”, I am an old goon when it comes to blogging and online business. I’ve been at it now for 15 years. I got started as a technology blogger, built that into a six-figure business, then started this site about 10 years later. In doing it myself, by helping other people do…
Ever got that feeling as if you’re working your ass off, but not much is changing? Let’s equate this to the world of online marketing and blogging: You’re sending emails to your subscribers about some offer you have, but sales are low and you can’t figure it out. You’re writing your face off for…
Why do people fail? Why is it that people who come into online business are engaging in all this random motion and not getting anywhere? Why are they left confused on what to do next, with everything looking the same? The answer lies squarely in an understanding of systems.
There is a TON of information out there about how to make money with a blog, yet people are falling all over themselves failing left and right. What the heck is wrong? Well, as I said in my last post, an “undercut” is necessary. Obviously. Those blog owners who are looking to make money from it are going about it in a way which doesn’t work.
It has been estimated (depending on where the stats come from) that between 50% and 70% of businesses started will fail within the first 18 months. While I don’t have numbers to back it up, I can almost guarantee you that once we go online, the failure rate is higher than that. And, 18 months? Pfft. It happens a lot sooner than that, usually. Most never get off the ground in the first place.
I recently sat down and created a Getting Started page for the Blog Marketing Academy blog. The purpose of this page was to help new arrivals to this blog get oriented, get connected, and know what I stand for. And, in doing this, I decided to list out some of the big “key points” that I have echoed many times throughout the years in various ways.
One of the absolute most important help mechanisms available today is the mastermind group. If you’re not a member of one, then I want you to drop everything right now and read this post. OK, everything dropped? Do I have your attention? OK, then. Let’s move forward… The idea of a mastermind group was…
There’s a lot of people these days looking for alternative ways to make money. Some people have lost their jobs and are looking for alternatives. Some aren’t having much luck finding a job and are, too, looking for alternatives. Some just want to make some extra money. And, you have some more who just want…
I want to talk a little bit about what success actually means for a blogger. Now, this is an item that can generate some debate and, in fact, what brought it to mind for me was actually a question that Deborah Ng (she’s the community director for the New Media Expo) actually brought up on…
Since when did internet business or internet marketing become a different kind of thing from what people have been doing for hundreds of years?
The Internet is a new medium, yes. But, on that medium, we conduct BUSINESS. And we conduct MARKETING.
Are you a blogger with a smaller blog… looking to grow your revenue into something worth your time? Then consider this…
When you spend your time chasing “chump change”, then chances are that’s all you’ll ever make. Chump change is basically some amount of money which is insignificant.
How can you actually apply the idea of minimalism in the real world? Is it practical to throw out all your stuff? Of course not.
Lifestyle design is simply creating the life that you want and doing the things which are necessary to empower you to have the life you want.
Do we, as bloggers, have any responsibility as opinion leaders and not contributing to mediocrity and fear in society?
Is it better to have a full-time job or be self-employed? What about retirement? Health insurance? How does a person who has been self-employed for 2 decades look at all this?