Category: Personal Productivity

Using a Web Designer vs. Doing It Yourself

It’s a given that you need websites for a variety of online purposes…full website to showcase your products and services; Blog to share fresh and relevant content; Optin pages to build your List; Sales pages to sell products; Membership sites to format the product content purchased, etc. The big question then becomes, should you hire a web designer or build it yourself? Where do you start? Or, if you are experienced, how do you move forward from here? Should your domain name be the same as your company name? There are so many questions to answer. There are a lot…

File Storage and Sharing with Dropbox

If you have files you need to access from more than one computer, or from your computer and your iPad, or large files you want to share with someone else, then you need to have Dropbox on your computer. Dropbox is an online service that gives you free file storage and sharing “in the cloud” (they have a paid version as well, but the free one is plenty for most of us). When you sign up for Dropbox, you will have an online Dropbox that you sign in to through your browser, and a Dropbox folder on your computer. The…

Fast Creation of Your ’100 Videos’ Strategy Videos

One of the most powerful traffic-generation, list-building strategies we’ve seen in a long, long time is Don Crowther’s ’100 Videos Strategy.’ Until he released this strategy in a free video recently, this information was offered only to his special group of insiders. If you haven’t watched Don’s video yet, go do it now, since it will be coming down on July 6th, 2011. (If it’s already down when you read this post, we apologize, but you can still use the info in our ‘how to’ video below when you create your videos.) Click Here to Watch Don’s ’100 Videos Strategy’…

Website Icons Dress Up Your Membership Website or Blog

Website icons can dress up your blog, and make navigation so much easier within your membership websites. But finding good (and free) website icons can be a chore! Especially when you want to use them on a site that makes money. Icons for Your Blog Adding an image or icon to a blog post can create visual interest and break up the text. If you have a perfect picture for your blog post, of course that’s a preference. But what if you haven’t got a great image, and you really don’t want to spend time looking for one and then…

A Broader Perspective on Creating Success

Last spring, Deb and I created our special “21 Building Blocks” Report on how to build a successful online business. The first 7 steps are the soft disciplines revolving around identifying your Values, setting goals around these, and building your business structure to support these.  But beyond our experiences, there’s a book being launched today that  anyone who is ready to increase their commitment to running a conscious business should read. In “Align, Expand and Succeed”, Shifting the Paradigm of Entrepreneurial Success, you’ll meet 40 extraordinary men and women, from solopreneurs, healers, CEOs of multimillion dollar corporations, doctors, speakers, radio hosts, coaches…

Two Time Management Strategies…Project Management Templates and Marketing Outsourcing

He Makes A List and Checks It Twice! If  it’s good enough for Santa, it should be good enough for us. That’s the mantra of being successful in business…creating a consistent way of doing things and following through with it.   But what do you do when there is just so much to do and doing the repetitive marketing tasks threatens to consume your entire day…every day? This is when we need to take the next step and leverage this concept of  “Planning Your Work and Working Your Plan!” What’s at stake in our businesses is the opportunity to get on top of …

Staying Connected | A Different Perspective on Time Management

As Deb and I are relaxing on vacation in Maine, some insights popped into my head that I’d like to share. We all know that Time is a precious commodity, and we often seem to shuffle to get it all done. So many of the tips we hear about are based on an assumption that we have all day to sit at our desk and focus on being productive. A Different Take On Managing Our Time In my experience, the available time for someone marketing online usually falls into one of these broad categories… 1. Big, Focused Blocks to Work…

Think Small: An Easier Way To Making Money Online

Recently, I discovered a 78 page Report that was so impactful that it quickly occurred to me that this might be of real interest to our customers and List members, many of whom are looking for an easier way to make money online. I won’t let the cat completely out of the bag, because you really need to get this Report. But as I read it, I realized that the obstacles many people face in achieving the success they desire fall into one of the following categories. Too many distractions Too many opportunities A sense of overwhelm from all that needs…

Are You, Unknowingly, Sabotaging Your Own Internet Speed?

Over the last 1 1/2 months, Mynders and I have been working from our Colorado cabin, and we have noticed a significant drop in our Internet speed. It was most noticeable when we downloaded a big file. At first, we thought it was due to all the summer visitors returning to their cabins and over-taxing the single high speed internet trunk line  (via a telephone carrier) coming into our community. We were at the point that we were thinking about circulating a community petition to send to the phone company requesting more bandwidth. Customer Service & Technical Support to the Rescue You know the drill.…