[Vlog] 3 Reasons You Should Always Be Learning and New Books

When I started working online it was a huge learning experience. Once I got a handle on the basics I told myself I wouldn’t stop learning because once you stop learning you stop moving forward. ┬áIt’s not just business, you should always be taking time to learn and develop yourself. One of the ways I make sure I’m always learning is through reading. I recently realized it had been a while since I read a book so I asked the awesome Tiffany Lambert if she had any suggestions. I know she talks about books she’s reading on her blog quite often.

3 Easy Steps to Less Slacking and More Productivity in Your Online Business

What’s the number one thing holding back the average online business owner? It’s not something they cover in most ebooks. Most people are actually holding themselves back! Are you one of them? Are you easily distracted? Can you spend hours on Facebook “working” and not get anything done?

I’m no exception here. I can look at myself and say, “Yes, I’m holding myself back. I’m slacking. I’m distracted. I’m being unproductive.” I can tell myself that I’m screwing up and I need to fix it if I want to succeed.

Should You Be Ashamed of Self Promoting? (Forums, Facebook Groups, etc.)

promoteA few nights ago I was sitting on my phone chatting with a few people on Facebook when a fellow blogger messaged me for some advice. They wanted to know how to go about promoting their content in a Facebook group they were a member of.

Honesty, it’s just as simple as this.

  1. Become a member of the group. Chat, discuss, learn. Be an active and participating group member if you want people to actually care what you say.
  2. Read the rules before you post. Some won’t let you post links at all!

7 Day Plan to Stay Productive [Infographic]

Lately my biggest focus in my business has been productivity and meeting goals. I’m working on working smarter and getting more done in less time as well as sticking to my goals each day.

I’m seeing a huge spike in my incoming income as well as my happiness in general since I started making productivity a priority. It feels so much better to be more in control of my time each day.

The last few days I’ve even finished my work and been able to sit down and spend an hour or two playing my favorite video game without any guilt – because I spent the day working both smart and hard!

Work Life Balance Without Excuses Part 2 – Getting a Handle on Mindset

ecover_largeTired of feeling like you don’t have time to run your business and deal with life? I know that feeling all to well. Work Life Balance Without Excuses by Tiffany Lambert is a guide meant to help you with that exact problem. Click here and check it out for yourself.

This is part two of my review. Click here for part one.

The way I do my reviews is pretty simple. I write as I’m reading it to tell you what I think and I’ll be implementing what I learn along the way. (A method I learned in another Tiffany Lambert product called Guide to Cashing in on Shiny New Object Syndrome.)

Work Life Balance Without Excuses Review Part 1 – Time to Get Things on Track

ecover_largeAmong the bloggers and internet marketers I talk to there are three big problems they seem to face (myself included) and it has nothing to do with not knowing how to make money online. They are things like:

  • Procrastination
  • Getting more done in less time
  • Staying consistent

How about you? Do you struggle with any of those? I know I sure do.

Is Your Online Business the Golf Ball or Pebble?

I’m on this social media site called Tumblr and I came across a post that made me think. It’s kind of on topic with the life balancing I’ve been doing lately.

tumblr_mc2fhkfwgw1qa9c27o1_1280A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

Freelancers: Put Your Skills to Use! (And a Bit of My Story)

It may start out feeling like a juggling act, but it gets easier!

It may start out feeling like a juggling act, but it gets easier!

Yesterday I posted a little blurb on my Facebook page about this is a message that needs to be spread far and wide.

I’ll go ahead and quote the post for you.

“When I was mainly a freelance writing I remember my clients would come back all of the time asking for more Amazon reviews. I had a lot of repeat clients but the ones that wanted review articles came back over and over again, often times offering to pay more if I would move them up higher than my other clients.

Honesty When Reviewing Products Works – And I Have Proof!

ethics-caliber1Whenever I read those tutorials about reviewing products the all have this basic format.

  1. Introduce the product by discussing a horrible situation where this product could be helpful. The typical one in online marketing goes along the lines of: “Another early morning and you head to your PayPay to check for any commissions. Your hand excitedly hovers over the login button. You close your eyes as the page loads. The page pops in and… nothing again.”
  2. Talk about how you know how they feel. “I was like you once.”

Spam Comment Round-Up #1 – Come Have a Laugh!

Spam.. it’s the bane of most online marketer’s existence. You work so hard on putting great content out there and you click the comments tab only to see a bunch of spam left by bots. Well, rather than getting upset about it I think it’s time we take a moment to have a good laugh!

Today I went to reply to the comments I got while I was asleep and figured I’d go through and check my spam filter (like I do everyday) to make sure nothing got stuck there that didn’t belong. As I was scrolling through I couldn’t help but laugh at some of them and I figured why not pass this on so we can all enjoy a laugh together! I may do this again in the future… I know I get enough spam each day.

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