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Should You Start or Should You Buy a Business

I consider myself an entrepreneur. In the course of my business career I have started three independent internet marketing businesses. I don’t have any plans to start anymore at the moment, but if the right opportunity arises I will. The question at that time will be do I buy an existing business or do I … Continue reading “Should You Start or Should You Buy a Business”

Defining Success

When I was getting my first online business up and running I was very giddy. I was excited and talked about how successful I was going to be incessantly. One night at dinner when I was in the middle of another gleeful rant about the new business my wife asked me a question that stopped … Continue reading “Defining Success”

How to Write a Successful Advertisement

Yesterday I was driving down the freeway to my doctor’s office and I noticed the insane amount of billboards littering my drive. The further I drove I got a little bored so I turned on the radio and wouldn’t you know it, an ad for some local store was the first thing I heard. When … Continue reading “How to Write a Successful Advertisement”

Building Your Business When You're on a Budget

Most “How to Start an Internet Business” guru’s will tell you that it takes time to build a business. That you shouldn’t expect to make any profit from your business for the first year or two. That sucks. Who wants to slave away at their day job and then come how tired and drained and … Continue reading “Building Your Business When You're on a Budget”

Using Twitter to Turn a Profit

With a network of millions of users, Twitter has become a uniquely effective and fast communications tool. Several terms from Twitter have even entered pop culture – you might hear Jay Leno or Oprah talk about “tweets” and “hashtagging” on their talk shows. And more than one celebrity has landed themselves in trouble thanks to … Continue reading “Using Twitter to Turn a Profit”

Making Money as a Social Media Expert

Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn…some of the most popular websites on the Internet, websites that gobble up so much bandwidth and traffic, the mind boggles (at least mine does). And while these sites are great for getting in touch with old friends or watching funny videos, there is one use that not many people know about: … Continue reading “Making Money as a Social Media Expert”

Your Place in the Hierarchy

I just witnessed someone in an SUV slam into the back of a stationery big, bright yellow school bus in a 25 mph speed limit in a school zone. “Hey, who put that school bus there?!” I’m now thinking about suing the driver of that SUV for the psychological trauma that witnessing the crash exposed … Continue reading “Your Place in the Hierarchy”

How to Find Your Personal Money Tree

Money doesn’t grow on trees is the saying. But I seem to have one at my house. Sound impossible? Let me explain. See a number of years ago I quit my cushy nine to five job in favor of starting my own business. I can’t believe I ever had the balls to do exactly that, … Continue reading “How to Find Your Personal Money Tree”

How to Make $10,000 Selling a Simple Product Online with Google and China's Help!

7:01 AM Dear Entrepreneur: Bob Maydonik makes $10,000 to $20,000 every month importing a simple product from China and selling it online.  He also secured a unique partnership with Google to design his AdWords campaign for him.  I talked to Bob on Monday about his little venture. On top of that, Google provided advertising seed … Continue reading “How to Make $10,000 Selling a Simple Product Online with Google and China's Help!”

Products That Sell

Starting your own business comes with a unique set of challenges. When I started my first internet based business I had the challenge of creating products. I had the motivation, resources, capital, and inspiration to start my own business, but not the products. Without anything to sell there is no business or money coming in. … Continue reading “Products That Sell”

Outsourcing-It Makes Everything Easier and the Impossible, Possible

Outsourcing was once something only the big boys did. Corporations like Microsoft, Apple, and Bank of America have all outsourced some part of their business. In today’s world through advances in technology and the globalization of our work force outsourcing is something even the little guys like you and me can take advantage of. For … Continue reading “Outsourcing-It Makes Everything Easier and the Impossible, Possible”

"What's Wrong with This Country?”

I received a ‘great’ question from a reader, and I’d like to base this week’s newsletter around it because, sadly, I hear it a lot, or some version of it. The question goes something like this: “I live month to month, and with no credit, so I have no spare money to make money with. … Continue reading “"What's Wrong with This Country?””

What's Preventing You from Achieving Your Dream?

Before I left my cushy 9-5 corporate job to start my first online business I considered many things. •    Would I be successful? •    How would I fund it? •    What if I failed? •    Would anybody want the things I would sell? I thought about all these objections and more for a long time. … Continue reading “What's Preventing You from Achieving Your Dream?”

Building Your Business When You're on a Budget

Most “How to Start an Internet Business” guru’s will tell you that it takes time to build a business. That you shouldn’t expect to make any profit from your business for the first year or two. That sucks. Who wants to slave away at their day job and then come how tired and drained and … Continue reading “Building Your Business When You're on a Budget”

A Contrarian Take On Setting Goals

I read an article recently about a business owner who said setting goals and benchmarks for his business was doing more harm than good to his business. Naturally this idea intrigued me. I was of the school of thought that setting goals and planning a strategy of action to complete those goals was considered a … Continue reading “A Contrarian Take On Setting Goals”

It Doesn't Always Pay To Be the First

When Christopher Columbus landed in America he declared himself the first to ever set foot in this new land. The truth is the first people to discover America came here hundreds if not thousands of years before him. If you do a search on Google you’ll find articles stating everyone from the Vikings to the … Continue reading “It Doesn't Always Pay To Be the First”

How to Write a Great Headline and Lead

“If you build it they will come.” Most of us remember that line from the movie Field of Dreams starring Kevin Costner. But many entrepreneurs who start web-based businesses mistakenly believe it themselves. They figure all they have to do to make money is create a website and get traffic. The grand vision most entrepreneurs … Continue reading “How to Write a Great Headline and Lead”

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