NO! I speak from my experience. I started with the most relaxed no-questions-asked polices. And it was so much hassle. Tons of deadbeats taking advantage and doing chargebacks because I didn’t respond in time. (Yes, sometimes they’ll do a chargeback only 30 mins after sending you an email.) When you make thousands of sales, even… Read more Should You Offer Refunds (Policy) on Digital Products or Services?
Stay active in some communities (websites, forums, Facebook, Slack, etc). Ask for lots of help or chime in with insightful answers. As time passes, you’ll get clients you can’t handle and pass them onto the people you met online. And they might do likewise for you. Be friendly and chatty on here and you can’t… Read more How to Network (Meet People) Online – Entrepreneurs
I’ve written probably 300-400 pieces (about 20% of them 10,000-40,000 words) in the past 10 years with thousands of social shares across them. I’ve got some tough answers but I’ve found them to be most true. The first part is you have to like writing. If it’s not fun to you, if it sounds… Read more How to Find Writing Consistency and Motivation for Blogging
I do what I want. I think so many people don’t and that hurts their consistency in the long run. If you hate blogging, don’t force yourself to write. If you hate videos, don’t force yourself to get in front of a camera. Forcing yourself to do anything never works because you’ll quit in the… Read more How Do You Stay Motivated?
I absolutely hate and never recommend MLM’s (multi-level marketing, aka “pyramid schemes”). None of them last long…and a business model built around saturating your market as quick as possible is never going to last. How long would Starbucks last if they put a franchise on every corner? Any business that makes more profit from enlisting… Read more MLM are SCAMS, not real businesses!
QUESTION: How do I find a low-cost, reliable, AND trustworthy remote employee? There are numerous methods. Some business owners will try to find a remote staffing agency that vets all their employees. Others will try to hire directly via freelance sites like UpWork. Others prefer to search from word-of-mouth asking other friends in online communities. I’ve used all… Read more How to Hire Remote Employees
Too many people are lost among-st a million “great” ideas. Here’s my advice: Pretend all the things you want to do are equally easy to do, and equally profitable. With that said, which would you choose? You should do THAT one.
Finding a good coder can take a ton of time and money. The problem is not so much about getting the job done but finding a good coder. For the first job you ever post…always offer based on a fixed price. Over time after you’ve tried out many different coders. Just come back to the… Read more How to Find an Affordable Programmer
A beautifully written article on the benefits and rewards of self-discipline! http://www.raptitude.com/2013/10/the-elegant-secret-to-self-discipline/
After getting bombarded by mentorship requests from people sending me PM’s asking for help like the one below: Hi, My name is Billy and I’ve yet to to find success online but I know a lot about IM. I need a mentor to help me. I am willing to learn and start working and making… Read more How to Get an IM Mentor – help us help you
It really depends on what options you have out there OUTSIDE of college. You should leave college if you have a better option and clearer direction in life. Otherwise, being lazy and staying at home and waking up whenever you feel like is not going to do you any good. It also depends on… Read more Should You Quit College?
Just do it. really, just do it stop worrying about it, and do it it doesn’t matter what others think, do it anyway it doesn’t matter that you’re good at it, it matters that you did it it’s not gonna be perfect, nothing is, just do it stop lagging and do it stop thinking about… Read more Favorite motivational quote
Great article. Learn the difference: http://www.inc.com/shelley-prevost/5-ways-to-distinguish-your-calling-from-your-ego.html
Adsense is the WORST WAY to monetize your website. I’ve used Adsense for years (and still do on my less-developed websites) and also sell my own products. Adsense is by far the WORST OPTION in terms of monetizing a website. Of all the banner ads you could place on your site, Adsense might be the highest… Read more Don’t use Adsense – You’re LOSING Money!
The first breakthrough is creating an online presence where you don’t have to spend all your efforts getting regular traffic (creating content, advertising, self-promotion). It can be on a website (SEO), social media (VIRAL CONTENT), or Youtube (SUBSCRIBERS). For me the best way is to have such great content that it sells itself and gets… Read more What was your first breakthrough in making money online?
The answer is YES! Oh man…at first I thought it was impossible. Like making money online was some secret only others figured out. I started scheming and trying to come up with magical ideas, which were all a total waste of time. It wasn’t until I understood making money online (or doing anything, really) AS… Read more Everything is work!
I would have hired out more often. Starting out, I always tried to save money and learn how to do things myself. This is important but even better is to hire a pro and learn by watching his formula and seeing how he works. There were so many steps of the process that took out… Read more What is One Advice You Would Have Given to Yourself If You Started Over
Should you be an affiliate or sell your own product? Being that I have my own product and make a nice bit of coin on it, I can tell you it’s SOOOOO worth the effort to make your own stuff. I can bet you all the other product-creators never regretted making the effort to sell… Read more Be an Affiliate VS Sell Your Own Product
It doesn’t matter what you do, you will ALWAYS have to inspire people. You have to inspire them to want more, to be better, to want to enjoy more in life. Inspire people to care, inspire students to learn, inspire customers to buy. Earlier at WF, somebody said, “Talentless pianists remain talentless pianists no… Read more Your Job is ALWAYS to Inspire
Create the best solution I can think of, assuming there are no obstacles. The first step will result in unlimited answers. From these, I pick the ones that could possibly fit the best in the current situation. I try to implement and work with the best possible solutions. When all else fails, I step back… Read more How to Solve Problems
If it matters, I would suggest to make sure that it feels more like a free consultation rather than a sales pitch. Everyone always seems too busy unless you’re there to help them or do something for them. Instead of asking for “Just 15 minutes of your time”, it could be more like, “Let’s talk… Read more How to Set a Sales Meeting
It’s really hard. Because there are so many things you have to do before you can sell to people. It’s because you have no credibility. If Michael Jordan asks you to buy a pair of shoes, you do it. But if Joe Schmoe asks you to buy shoes, you say BUT WHY?! If you keep… Read more How to Get People to BUY From You
Hahaha, I remember my first 3 months. I thought it would be easy to…. sell stuff online — NOPE (nobody buys from you unless they know you…even if you’re way cheaper) become an affiliate — NOPE (nobody buys from you unless they know you) make money off Adsense — NOPE (I never made more than… Read more My First 3 Months as an Internet Marketer
It could be very little or very expensive. But the price shouldn’t be what matters. If you get what you need (not necessarily what you want) and it helps you make money, the price doesn’t matter. Everyone needs a different type of coaching. Some people need somebody to hold their hand and walk them through… Read more How much should good IM coaching cost?
Maybe not too easy. But certainly doable and success is quite predictable. There’s skills and then constant work and dedication. If you can keep working on one project and believing in it and going along the dream, and not get distracted, you can make money. Just that fact that you make the effort will push… Read more How easy is it to make money online?
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/05/20/bill-watterson-1990-kenyon-speech/ I absolutely love these words and so proud to have aligned my life along these values. Forever working harder, and happier. 🙂
1. Find what you love. 2. Dream big. 3. Work hard. Find something makes life worthwhile. Don’t waste your time on anything that isn’t taking you closer to your life passion. Aim for the biggest reward, the highest peak possible. Don’t settle for second place. You’re giving up your life so might as well go… Read more The Secret to Life (Happiness, Success, Purpose)
This is MY most simple and foolproof way to plan and create an online money-making machine. If you can do this, you WILL make money. I guarantee it, I’ll bet you all my life savings on it. Do what I say and you will make money with your blog. HAHAHA! 1. Start a niche… Read more How to Make Money With a Blog
Some people haven’t decided between the two as a source of income. Here are some comparisons you can make for ebooks vs videos: VIDEOS + cheaper faster to make + can seem more valuable and personal to prospective buyers + can be edited to make a highlight reel – require costly cameras, videos, lighting equipment… Read more Selling Ebooks vs Videos (the better info-product moneymaker?)
It’s amazing how many people think success happens entirely by accident. They might not be actively thinking this but they don’t realize they’re actually living this way. My success was all planned, premeditated, with precision, conviction. I knew what what I wanted to do and then I made it happen. This is what’s going to… Read more Success is NOT a Surprise
I was reading a great article earlier called “Why Following Your Passion is Bad Advice” The article was perfectly written and made a ton of sense. But still, I couldn’t help but feel something more deep inside. This was the comment I left: I’m one of those that believe it starts with passion. But I… Read more How Important is Passion in Business Success?
How much would you pay for the system? How much would you pay for someone to hold your hand and walk you through it for a month? How much would you pay to have a system that could generate $500/month of passive income? How about $5,000/month?
These photos really spoke to me. There’s a winner, an expression, an entrepreneur…a great personality within all of us: http://www.dancersamongus.com/photos/Towson-MD-Rachel-Bell
I used to do that with every website thinking I would somehow magically capitalize on site traffic but it never turned out that way. It turns out I missed one simple detail: ONLY BUILD ONE FORUM! That’s like the golden rule of starting a forum. I got it from reading this: http://www.affiliatebible.com/general-seo/building-a-profitable-forum.php awesome guide for building… Read more Should You Build a Forum?
Watch this warrior succeed when he’s been down 10 times and out of energy.
nSphere contacted me in the Fall last year offering some sort of revenue partnership. They offered to take over a subdomain on my website by building a spammy looking directory on “local.mydomain.com” where they would post regurgitated content from my original site along with ads. They promised to share a certain amount of revenue from… Read more nSphere.net is a Scam
When you want to be great, there’s no time to be scared. Conquer your fear? Put aside your doubt? We don’t have time for that. This isn’t about getting started. You’ve got a long road ahead and more important things to focus on than being afraid. Fear exists, you don’t need to conquer it. You… Read more There’s No Time to Be Scared
…it turns out most people aren’t successful…not because they’re not good enough, talented enough, social enough, smart enough, resourceful enough, didn’t have the right training, born in the right social class, etc. They just don’t want it bad enough. And for those who don’t want it that bad, they’ll never get it. They’ll never make… Read more How Bad Do You Want It?
Lately, there’s been a lot of divided opinions (more against it than for it) about Casey Fenton’s decision to raise money and turn Couchsurfing into a B-corp. It created legions of angry CS’ers and sparked heated debate among the themes of capitalism, altruistic communities, and [corrupted] corporations. How I feel about the anti-corporation community:… Read more Couchsurfing B-Corp Is a Good Thing
So you’re out to save the world. You’re a super-hero, creating a super-hero organization, out there to save the people who can’t save themselves. You have the time, money, and resources to do for others what they could never do for themselves. You’ve got the experience and heart to do it. I won’t be the… Read more The Secret to Helping Others