Category Archives: Online business

Topics covering business start up and starting an online business.

7 High Impact Tools for Running Your Online Business

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We all need a little help from our friends. But with our online businesses we need a little help from software There are paid tools, free tools, paid-ones-posing-as-free-during-a-sneaky-trial-period and then there’s old faithful: spyware junk software. What’s a business owner to do? There’s always a new shiny tool or strategy to try every time you…

The 7 Habits of Driven Entrepreneurs

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Yours truly was in the landscape design and installation field for nearly a decade. It was great to work outside (even in the bad weather – yep, I’m weird) and the customers were, for the most part, pleasant. Most of that time I worked a standard 9-5 job for a company. The management allowed me…

5 Ways to Earn More Money (by Using What You Already Have)

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You don’t need more website traffic to boost your bottom line. You may just need to analyze your current processes in place. You might even get away with not having to optimize every page of your sales funnel or increase your ad spend for Google clicks. You certainly don’t need to drop your prices (unless…

Win at Problem Solving and Shatter Your Competition

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OK, I have a confession. I made a bonehead move. A few weeks back I went to eat at the LongHorn Steakhouse. My order was a delicious 22oz. LongHorn porterhouse complete with mashed potatoes, vegetables and a salad. (My mouth is watering as I type this.) The meal was fantastic. I mean, absolutely divine. The…

Stop Being Shy and Get Your Bills Paid

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Nobody cares more about your personal finances than you. All that Google traffic stumbling across your site? Those visitors aren’t concerned about you earning enough this month to pay your mortgage. Have you even started building or promoting your site yet? Get on it and forget what the naysayers have to say. The paid ad…

Business Strategies Aren’t One Size Fits All

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When was the last time you spent a fistful of money on clothes at the mall? Prices are ridiculous there nowadays but I went anyway. See, I had a couple gift certificates for the local mall from last Christmas, and my recent birthday, so I decided to combine them and go on a spree. I’m…

The Accountability Strategy You Can Use Today

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How do you stay on track with the goals you set? Who is there to prop you up when life can leave you punch drunk with drama and stress? If you don’t include anyone else in your venture or invite them to join you along the way then it’s like going on a roller coaster…