Life as an Internet Entrepreneur

Fearing Failure in Business Fearing Failure in Business

During a recent mastermind, some of us were discussing why people don’t want to succeed and I suggested that it was probably due to the fact that they might be fearing failure and did not know how to overcome their self-imposed barriers.  This got me thinking… Fearing Failure is a Choice! Have the courage to fail big and stick around. Make... 

Switchback Entrepreneurial Planning Switchback Entrepreneurial Planning

In case you don’t know what a switchback is, it’s a road that swings sharply in one direction, and then sharply back in the opposite direction. You may be thinking this is going to be yet another lecture about finding one thing and sticking with it and not jumping around switching business models every other week… or day…err…... 

Are You Confident or Arrogant? Are You Confident or Arrogant?

There is a huge difference between being confident or arrogant.  This is a fine line that we often walk as we manage in our personal and business relationships. For the purposes of this post, I will focus on professional relationships but the information does apply personally too. It is completely true that we must have confidence in our abilities... 

Heroes and Villains Heroes and Villains

As our nation pauses to reflect on the events that occurred a decade ago, we are reminded of the qualities that define us as humans and leaders.   Standing up in bravery during a time of utter chaos is not an uncommon.  The heart of humanity does tend to pull together time and again, so history has proven. The tragedy of that event will never be... 

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Marketing and Branding Your Business

Social Media for Business – Implementation Social Media for Business – Implementation

Social Media is just one of the many marketing channels open for the promotion of a business and its products or services. As such, it’s important to ensure that it’s done in such a way that it will always reflect positively on the business, enhancing the image you want to project. The sad truth is that most businesses that attempt to use... 

Social Media for Business – The Plan Social Media for Business – The Plan

There can’t be many people left in the online world that haven’t realized how social media activity has increased, and how much can be gained by a business that does a noteworthy job of handling their social media presence. Most of us have heard some horror stories of some business that tripped over its own social feet, as well as the occasional... 

Building your Personal Brand Building your Personal Brand

When building your personal brand, it can sometimes seem like a painfully slow process, but that slow as molasses feeling is often deceiving. Don’t believe me? Try saying something stupid or callous and see how quick that spontaneous comment is etched in stone for all eternity! That’s why you should carefully consider several things before you ever... 

Branding – What Exactly Should it Accomplish? Branding – What Exactly Should it Accomplish?

Part 1 – The Goals Branding is essentially no more than establishing an automatic recognition of your brand name and a positive identification of that brand with a particular product or service. The stronger and more widespread that recognition and association is, the more effective your marketing efforts can be. The effect has been achieved when... 

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Business Basics

Content, Content, Content! Content, Content, Content!

A good friend of mine was recently driving around with a real estate agent, looking for a spot to open a new store. The agent kept saying, “Location, location, location.” In real estate, that’s the key, since you want people to see your store and shop there. If we were driving around in cyberspace, I would be saying, “Content, content, content.”... 

How to Create Blog Content that Attracts Subscribers How to Create Blog Content that Attracts Subscribers

The goal for any blog is to build a following. There are many different ways to attract new visitors to your blog, but convincing them to become repeat readers and subscribers requires one thing – great content. Some of the results of more subscribers are: · More profitability. Whether you are selling your own products and services, promoting... 

Free Programs and Fine Print Free Programs and Fine Print

Yep! It happened again today. I was invited by a Skype friend to look into a free program. Their claim was that it was free to join and I would not have to pay anything to earn money. I’ve been around the internet long enough to not believe claims of overnight wealth and to distrust “free” joins but I indulged their request to click on the link... 

Eliminating Blog Spam on Your WordPress Website Eliminating Blog Spam on Your WordPress Website

The longer your wordpress website is online, the more pages that are listed in search engines.  Getting pages listed is good for your business, for sure, but it also makes it easier for blog spammers to target your site in their efforts to get links to their own sites.  One method of doing this is referral spam.  Perusing some of the comments blocked... 

With all the outsourcing, is anything made in the USA anymore? With all the outsourcing, is anything made in the USA anymore?

Enough with all this outsourcing talk!  This is the season where many of us are overtly shopping.  Economic circumstances may be forcing greater frugality but, as you are scanning shelves for stocking stuffers and gifts, take a moment to read the labels.  When I did this yesterday, none of the products on the shelf were made in the USA. If you’re... 

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