Getting Started

For years now, ‘classic’ Internet marketers and the newer breed of social media gurus alike have preached at the business-owners about the endless virtues of ploughing endless hours into building a huge social network, in a bid to grow the business. But one question always recurs in my mind. In fact, two questions: 1) Really? [...]

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What’s your instinctive reaction to difficult situations? Most of us are genetically predisposed, it would seem, to setting ourselves firm against the task or problem in question; digging in, getting our head down, pushing back. For many, ‘quitting’ is seen as some innate failure… a negative event – damaging to a personal sense of pride. [...]

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When you’re planning, be it a graphical design for a website or a written traffic-generation plan there’s a tendancy (at least I have found, personally) to stress the details to the n’th degree. I can’t count how many hours I’ve spent ruminating possible issues, problems or scenarios that exist only in my own mind. The [...]

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When you’re getting started with your Internet business, you’ll quickly learn how precious your time is. There are so many areas of work to be undertaken, each requiring a distinct skill-set, that it’s an inevitability that you’re going to hit brick walls from time to time. Trust me, even though I pride myself in being [...]

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As an ex-Intellimon team-member, I’ve understandably long-favored the powerful XSitePro website design software over all other contenders for its ease of use and the sheer speed with which a non-techie can bat out great looking sites. But – as with any tool – there are some occasions on which XSitePro can be complimented, and adding [...]

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What seems like a long time ago now, I used to regularly find myself stringing one late night after another over weeks and months, only to eventually find myself (surprise surprise) feeling pretty burned out. Know that feeling? Since setting out on my own as a full-time on-line marketer I resolved that I wouldn’t allow [...]

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One of the problems when you’re starting out as a full-time internet marketer, perhaps having severed ties with your ‘old life/job’, is that inevitably run into a series of walls. Whump! Crash!… Ba-doink!! Some of my earlier posts to this blog have touched on issues including self-doubt, deprecation, and the need for positive thinking – [...]

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When you’re wanting to make a positive life change, which road to take? The safe, long-term play that is making small steps in your spare time? Or perhaps the riskier option of taking massive action and applying yourself full time to your new venture? Both are valid options for getting a new venture underway and [...]

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There’s been a lot of speculation about the future of Apple in recent weeks, what with Steve Jobs’ recent leave of absence and the big hairy question-mark over Jonathan Ive’s continued design contribution (remember, most put the design of pretty much ‘everything great’ at Apple down to Ive – the iPhone, iPad, Macbook Pro, etc., [...]

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Working with a success-coach is an interesting exercise. My wife Cath, who once experienced coaching herself explained; you have to ‘open yourself up to the process’. Easier said than done for someone who (I’ll admit) can sometimes be a little cynical about the ‘touchy-feely stuff’. Regardless, I got stuck into a couple of sessions with [...]

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