I got my wish for Christmas, a new Kindle! Because I spend a lot of time reading, this is one of the coolest gifts I've gotten this year. The Kindle has a lot of fun features and it's added a whole new experience to reading.
But even with all the Kindle cool features, most of which I never knew it had, I actually had one very specific reason for wanting a Kindle this year… Read More →
Since my last video, I've gotten lots of email from folks that want to get started making their own video but they're just not sure how to get started, but I also think that if you don't have a camera it's just something else you have to think about and do.
Well, a few weeks ago I was in the same situation, I didn't have a camera either so I used my laptop camera which I found was extremely awkward because you can't situate a laptop just anywhere and the angles aren't really good.
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If you have your own online business you don't want to be a slave to it; that causes burn-out. That's where online outsourcing comes in. It's how you will improve your efficiency and experience the freedom to do the things you enjoy. After all, isn't that why you decided to have an online business in the first place?
Online outsourcing is offloading the menial, time consuming tasks that prevent you from doing the things that earn you actual money, things like product promotion, marketing tasks or connecting with others.
I have several websites, a family and a home to look after and I can't do it all; and I don't want to. There was definitely a time when I tried and what happened? I got nothing done, I also got burned out. There just comes a time when you have to improve your efficiency by working smarter.
But not everyone knows 'how' or even 'what' to outsource. But there's also the question of "How do I outsource when I'm not making enough money to pay someone?" Read More →
I'm always considering new ideas for my business, not only in the technical aspects like SEO, finding great content and tools but I like to think about new directions and finding new ways to make money and then help others do the same.
The problem for me is I do too much thinking, tinkering and jumping around from one idea to the next, so much so that I sometimes lose focus, by the way, email is a big culprit. I'm also guilty of not stepping out of my comfort zone and connecting with others enough.
Well today that changed in a big way. After listening to Nicole Dean's success casts the other day at 'Nicole on the net' I really started to think about what I'm doing and not doing with my business. This kind of thinking can be life altering because it forces you to think about the direction you're going and the decisions you're making. Don't get me wrong, I love what I do but it's good to reassess now and then. Read More →
In case you haven't heard 'Stomping the search engines 2' has just recently been released. There's been a lot of buzz around about it and it's gotten quite a bit of attention and it's brought to you by the Stompernet folks Brad Fallon and Andy Jenkins.
You might recall that Stompernet offered an e-biz training and coaching membership that charged $800/mo. of which I've been a JV partner for and I had no doubt in my mind that this was a service that offered extreme benefit to its members, after all if you know anything about Brad Fallon, he's extremely knowledgeable in Search engine optimization and he makes thousands a month from his sites, so suffice it to say he knows his stuff and his monthly service was, no doubt, full of powerful information.
But I had a problem with the $800/mo. price tag – who starting out online can really afford that? It just wasn't attainable for most online business owners.
Just recently, however, Stompernet hosted their live event 'Stompernet Live6' in Atlanta, I didn't attend but I did hear rumors that something big was about to happen. I did however keep my fingers crossed that Andy and Brad would come to their senses and bring their pricing to a more realistic level or at least come out with something that would be affordable for everyone. Read More →
If you've been paying attention to the internet's social behavior lately you've probably noticed that social networking has become a big part of the internet's makeup.
Sites like eBay and Amazon have been highly active in the recent past but they've slowly been surpassed by social networking sites like Myspace and Facebook, in fact Facebook was just recently valued at over $15 billion.
So what does that mean for you?
These sites aren't just for high school kids or college students to gather, they have become incredible marketing tools. As these social networking sites continue to grow, and they are growing at a phenomenal rate, they are precisely what the Web 2.0 revolution is about.
As marketers complain more and more about dismal traffic rates, low eBay sales, problems with Google cracking down on Adwords advertisers, and SEO getting more difficult we're seeing sites like Myspace and Facebook rise to the occasion. Why? Because they are making it easy for us to tap into the immense amount of traffic they generate so we as business owners can turn it into revenue. Read More →
I've just installed the latest and greatest version 3 of BANS (Build a Niche Store). If you're not familiar with BANS, I did a Bans Review earlier in the year. Since then the BANS folks have made substantial updates to the product.
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As promised, I wanted to give you an update on my Build a Niche Store eBay BANS website which I called Guitarstruck.com.
I just made my first sale …Whaahoo!
This morning after getting my first cup of coffee, I took a look at my Commission Junction status and low and behold, I made my first BANS website sale!
OK, you might say, big deal, one sale, not too exciting. I agree, but this is a good indication that the site has potential. It’s on the right track. As the website matures, as I add content on a regular basis and promote it, it should do quite well.
So what makes Build a Niche Store such a great deal and how does the product work really. Read More →