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How To Test Your Idea For Success

Richard Crouse and Pamela Phillips had an idea for a product that had never before been offered to the public. Their first prototype got positive feedback from both of their families and all of their friends but Richard and Pamela knew that kind words and praise from the people closest to them wasn’t enough to … Continue reading “How To Test Your Idea For Success”

The "Specifics" You Need

Today I would like to help answer one of the most common questions I receive on starting a business. The question of what type of business should I start? While there is no exact answer to this question there is one thing that will greatly increase your chances of success. That’s focusing on a specific … Continue reading “The "Specifics" You Need”

Your Businesses Worst Enemy

Every now and then I stumble across some wisdom that I think can help my readers succeed. The wisdom I’d like to share with you comes from an unlikely place, a TV show. Especially since TV is something that stifles many moonlighting entrepreneurs I’ve talked to. Though I’ll save that rant for another issue on … Continue reading “Your Businesses Worst Enemy”

Low-hanging fruit

No More One Size Fits All First there was word of mouth. One caveman would tell the other cavemen he has eggs to sell in exchange for a new bear hide blanket. The deals were direct and fast back then but finding a buyer was a formidable obstacle. Then society progressed to print advertising to … Continue reading “Low-hanging fruit”

2 BILLION Visits A Day

“Watch” This Grow Your Business As a culture we all love TV. The average American watches four hours of TV a day, that’s nearly 30 hours a week! We’re basically suckers for visual stimulation. So how do you use this to benefit your online business? You create a video and put it on YouTube. First … Continue reading “2 BILLION Visits A Day”

6 Ways to Avoid Feeling Burned Out On the Job

August is a great month. Summer is at its peak. The call of the beach and the smell of the eternal barbecue can sometimes be hard to avoid this time of year. Good times like these make it difficult to stay inside and focus on growing our businesses and being productive. It happens to all … Continue reading “6 Ways to Avoid Feeling Burned Out On the Job”

Path To Free Money

Everyone wants to find the path to easy money. We are always looking for jobs or projects that provide the most amount of money for the least amount of effort. I know the path to getting money for doing practically nothing. It’s not a joke and there is no catch. Think about how many different … Continue reading “Path To Free Money”

Ask And You Shall Receive

Happy Birthday America! Fireworks, food and fun times abound. How did you spend the holiday? I spent yesterday at my sister house lighting off fireworks and barbequing. It was a delightful day but also one that gave me great insight into my business. It’s always the times when I’m not thinking about my business that … Continue reading “Ask And You Shall Receive”

How to Beat a Case of the Mondays

You can always tell a person who likes their job apart from someone who doesn’t. People that see their nine to five as just a job say things like, “I’ve got a case of the Monday’s” and “TGIF!” People who see their job as just a job are doomed. They think of their jobs as … Continue reading “How to Beat a Case of the Mondays”

Walk The Line

Try walking down the sidewalk with your eyes closed. You won’t get very far before you stumble and get off course. You rely on your eyesight to get you from point A to point B safely. When you are walking, you are doing more than simply moving your legs and watching where you are going. … Continue reading “Walk The Line”

The Perfect Business

What is the perfect business to start up? I often get asked this question by customers or audience members at conferences I speak at. Every time my answer is the same, but this time the question was coming from a good friend of mine. I knew my usual answer would not be good enough because … Continue reading “The Perfect Business”

How To Find Money In Your Free Time

When it comes to generating income most people tend to focus on their work.  Though increasing your income doesn’t just need to happen between the hours when you punch in and punch out.  Your free time can become just as valuable when it comes to making a few bucks. If you look around your house … Continue reading “How To Find Money In Your Free Time”

I've Got The Cure

The Antidote For Writers Block “The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.” -Mark Twain Constantly having new content is not only a good business rule it’s also a great marketing tool. You … Continue reading “I've Got The Cure”

Money in Niches

I want to reveal a secret to you that could change the way you look at business from now until eternity. But first, I want to tell you the story of John. John was a marketer. There wasn’t anything super special about John or the work he did. He was an average joe, just like … Continue reading “Money in Niches”

A Purple Cow!

In the book “Purple Cow”, Seth Godin talks of what he has dubbed… well, purple cows. A purple cow is something extraordinary. Something new and innovative. In today’s market, if you want to succeed anyway, being new and innovative is a must. The world is done with being hammered at with advertising. What you need … Continue reading “A Purple Cow!”

The 5 Questions to a Successful Ad

Over the years I’ve placed hundreds, if not thousands of ads across the globe. I’ve put them online. I’ve put them in newspapers and magazines. I’ve even mailed them directly to prospects. I’ve had a lot of failures, but I’ve had more successes. Using my experience, I’ve devised a simple skeleton that you can use … Continue reading “The 5 Questions to a Successful Ad”

How to SLASH your advertising budget

In the early 1900’s, an Italian economist named Vilfredo Pareto noticed that 80% of the land was owned by a mere 20% of the population. Joseph M. Juran later took that piece of information and started seeing it all over. He coined it the “Pareto Principle” or as most know it today, “The 80/20 Rule”. … Continue reading “How to SLASH your advertising budget”

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