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A Simple Playbook for Writing Badass Blog Comments

    A blog comment can be a valuable reference back to your site, especially if you are commenting on a popular blog that has a good following. In fact, forget the traffic stuff,  this is a way to catch some eyeballs and get some good conversation going on your own site. But only if you don’t suck at it. …

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Innovate or Imitate? The Answer Might Surprise You.

A WHOLE LOT of new marketer’s problems can be traced back to low self-esteem. When you aren’t sure what you’re doing, you tend to want to overcomplicate things… and overcompensate for your lack of previous success by over-delivering and knocking everything you do out of the park.   Now, I obviously don’t mean to say that you shouldn’t give people …

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How to add perceived value to your product

It can be very, very difficult to build your confidence and asks for what your products are worth in the market. Especially if you’re just starting out and you’ve convinced yourself that reputation is value. It can be a big influence on how product is positioned but if you have the courage to ask for what a product is worth, …

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Are repeat clients really that important?

I try really hard to help people who ask me for it regardless of their situation but I have had frequent instances where a person will say something to me that drops my jaw and I just say, ‘No, this person isn’t cut out for it.’     I tell you the story and it’s not a joke at all, …

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5 Ways To Be An Instant Wordsmith

I know that for a lot of people, writing interesting content can be tougher than an outhouse rat. “If you think you’re failing, remember: This owl will always be better than you.”   It’s something that makes people freeze up, it makes them think about high school English, it makes them think about those dreadful presentations at work and being …

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Are You Still Shopping For Success? Big Mistake.

When I run a survey of my subscribers, they very often complain to me about a lack of FOCUS. “That moment when you realize this llama has more focus than you do.”     They have a lot of knowledge, but they are not sure what to do, or in what order to do it in order to get the …

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I Hate Spammers.

Don’t put people on your mailing list without their permission. This entire idea is HOT GARBAGE! “The muppets needed to find other sources of income once they realized they’d all been screwed out of their retirement funds by the Count.”   I keep getting emails from marketers who I have never seen, have never contacted before. They don’t have any …

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Which Online Business Model Is Best? It Depends.

I’m asked pretty often about the best internet model: What should I be doing to make it online? “Gibson was taken aback when someone told him over chat, ‘Shut up and take my money!’ and this happened.”   Well, this is not as simple as it seems because if there was one undisputed and obvious model for internet business that …

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Are You In The Time Wasting Business, Or The Money Business?

Here’s a dark secret that I don’t really like to admit and a lot of other marketers don’t like to admit, either: I’m not superhuman. “We all have THAT moment…”   No matter how much I talk about self discipline, no matter how much I talk about motivation, and no matter how many tips on these two subjects I take …

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Boo Hoo Hoo, A Customer Ripped Me Off…

Too many new marketers complain about the wrong things. “Nuff said.”   You know, I ran into a lot of people on places like WarriorForum that make excuses for not launching a product because they are worried about problems that actually are not that big. Here’s a good example: They’ll complain about customers that are going to rip them off, …