“Promote what makes you the most money and makes the most profit for the time spent on it!” Frank Deardurff If you’re serious about succeeding in anything whether it be in life, fitness, health, etc., you need more than just a goal. You need goals…plural—more than one. One definition of the word goal is “the…

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Your email account gives you access to the people in your life, but it can easily get out of control. connie regan green Do you receive hundreds of emails each  day?   You must be able to  communicate  in this  way  in  order  to  maximize  your effectiveness  in  the  shortest  amount of time. That’s why…

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Recently one of  my  students  asked a great question: We have a  product we want to sell online – and we need  to make money fast. We already have a domain name. What should I do in the next 10 days? Here are some ideas: Take *good* photographs of your product. The picture will allow…

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Procrastination and overwhelm are two things that probably cost you time and money more than anything else. It’s so easy to check e-mail on your smartphone, get text messages or read your latest Twitter alerts instead of doing the only thing that really matters on your computer… making money! robert plank Here are three ways…

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Regardless of your business model — be it online or offline — the concept of autopilot income is attractive. You remember “autopilot income” — that’s the income that comes in regardless of your efforts. Once established you can set it and forget it. So what’s the secret to setting up an autopilot income? It lies…

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“You don’t get any points for working too many hours and getting no results.” Think back to when you had a day job and you had a boss. Maybe you still do. When that boss made twice as much money as you, do you think he worked twice as many hours? Even worked twice as…

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Increasing our personal and business productivity can be a daunting task and sometimes we don’t even know where to start. There’s so much information coming toward us, and the list of things to do seems to grow while we’re sleeping. Maybe it’s time to stop trying to do it all right now, and take a…

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Do you ever feel bogged down? Look ahead at the possibilities. You need to think about  what  you are doing today, but don’t lose your vision. Many say, “I don’t have a vision, I don’t know what’s ahead.” That‘s called a “fuzzy vision”. If you look out ahead and don’t see much coming, it’s because…

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One of the blessings of the Internet is that it’s accessible anytime, anywhere. But one of the curses is that, as a business owner, you have access anytime, anywhere. What that means for a lot of people is it’s hard to “turn off” work. After all, it’s easy to walk down the hall to the…

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When you think about your online business and its assets you can clearly see that selling information on the Internet is a much better way of keeping your car in the garage. By this I mean that if you were selling tangibles on a site like eBay, your car would be out in the rain…

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Where are you in regard to your goals? This is a question you should stop and ask yourself throughout the year. The year has flown by and we’re in December already, so this question is even more important right now. You need to know where you are before you can make New Year’s resolutions for…

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Building a business that keeps growing strong takes a  lot of work. It takes your heart and soul and almost all your time, especially at the beginning. There are periods of time that seem very intense and then other times that seem to go pretty smoothly. How do you know the difference between working really…

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Have you ever felt like you have plenty of puzzle pieces to work with but the picture just never seems to fit? This happens to most of us. We work and work to put all the pieces in place, but we just never seem to quite get the outcome we desire. So what do we…

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It sounds like a simple question. The reason I ask this particular question is because a lot of people just don’t think about this and when they think they know what they do, their actions often say they do something else. For example, many people in the Internet marketing industry have products that don’t relate…

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The last few weeks I’ve shared the importance of turning your wishes into wants and being willing to do the hard things in order to succeed. Well, there’s a saying that goes like this: “the proof is in the pudding.” I prefer to say, “the proof is in the performance.” Talk is cheap. You can…

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Creativity is something we all use on a daily basis in one form or another. Successful people know how important creativity is. There are some simple thing you can do to jog your creativity such as looking at other people’s solutions, ideas or things that other people have created. We critique before we admire. This…

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Creativity is something we all use to one degree or an- other. Some people use it more some less, but nonetheless, creativity is an important part we need to harness to become more successful in our lives. The question is, how do you increase your creativity? I’m going to tell you something that you’ve probably…

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A few years ago I looked over and realized that my unread message count had reached 56,000 emails. Yes, your read that correctly…and that was just the unread messages frank deardurff If you are like many professionals you run into this problem where your inbox grows and grows faster than you can keep up with…

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Seven ways to use a Virtual Assistant you may never have thought of. rhea perry Set appointments. Why waste time playing phone tag when your virtual assistant can manage your calendar by scheduling all your appointments and setting up your webinars? When someone asks to meet with you, just forward their email to your VA.…

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If you are new to product development it may be helpful to have an easy to follow blueprint to get started with. Jeanette cates Here’s A Step By Step Guide To Your First Product 1. Decide on the topic for your product. It’s probably something you wish you had had when you first started in…

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“Let’s just face it—we are busier than we have ever been. Stats show that business is up 15% and leisure time is down 30% and, in my personal opinion, that is not good.” Frank Deardurff In this fast paced lifestyle that most of us live these days, it’s always go, go, go. Eating on the…

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Have you ever taken a cruise? If so, you recognize that feeling of a BIG ocean with a small ocean liner on it. Yes, that cruise ship sounded large when you booked your trip. But now that you’re on the open seas you recognize the immense space you’re a part of. That same feeling of…

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Educate Yourself on Your Business Purchases And Utilizing Them TO Your Advantage. I was recently working on a woodworking project that  I  like to do for fun in my spare time. (Yes shocking, as it may seem, I do find that from time to time.) I realized that I needed some replacement blades and staples…

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Ah, the glamorous life of the entrepreneur. The entire business day is a constant battle for your attention, especially if you’re a “solopreneur” or have a small staff. You likely have to wear a dizzying number of “hats” including sales, marketing, finance, customer service—maybe even counselor or referee when it comes to keeping your team…

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It’s that time of year. Kids are out of school. Or, you ma have weddings or graduations to attend or a great vacation planned. With us just recently celebrating Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer, there are a lot of people going on or at least planning their summer vacation. For most entrepreneurs,…

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There is no argument that we are more productive when we are well rested. The simple fact is…when you are tired you make mistakes.  And when you make mistakes it A-makes you look bad and B-makes you have to go back and spend time on something twice… when you could be moving on to the…

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A Time  Drain  is  something that takes more time than it should. It’s often a task that started small, but continued to expand. Now you’ve just accepted it as part of your everyday routine. If you’ve ever heard yourself say “it’s just too much!” then you understand the importance of identifying and eliminating time drains…

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Your Plan for Business Success When I decided to come online in 2006 it was so that I could leave my job as a classroom teacher and real estate broker/appraiser and work exclusively from home. I had no clue what I could do to serve others and build a business around, but I was willing…

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All of my sales letters were written the same way until I thought it through and challenged what has always been done. armand morin At one point, most business owners will fall into the same trap. What trap am I referring too? The trap of falling into a routine and doing the same thing over…

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