How to Set Up an Online Business – Complete Beginner’s Guide

Meet Steven.

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Steven is 28 years old and he wants to know how to set up an online business. You know, he’s been reading a lot of articles on the internet, hearing a lot of success stories, and now he wants in! He wants a big fat piece of this mysterious internet-lifestyle pie.

Unfortunately, he can’t simply skip some steps and go straight to relaxing at the beach while everything is done on autopilot. Before he can do that, he has to put a number of elements in place.

First and foremost, he has to have the right … [Continue Reading]

Hungry for Some New Year’s Resolutions for Your Online Business?

drinkAh yes, the new year is almost here and this means time for some new year’s resolutions. Besides some obvious stuff like losing weight and spending more time with your kids I want to interest you with some online business related resolutions. And I promise these are not things you’ll just abandon by the end of January.

1. Don’t create any crap products

This is something I talked about just recently. Crap products are things like 15 page e-books that are sold to your audience as “the best thing ever” when in fact they are just meant to make you some quick buck.

An odd thing for a new year’s resolutions list because it’s something I ask you not to do. And it’s probably even more strange as every marketer online tells you to indeed go out and create such simple products. [Continue Reading]

How About a Networking Guide for Bloggers?

First of all, what is networking? There are many definitions … some make sense and some don’t, but for me, networking is simply the art of reaching out to people.

I’m sure you can agree that making this very first contact is not always easy. There’s a lot of things that can go wrong … you can sound aggressive, for example, or desperate, or simply not clear.

Also, anyone who says that you should simply “be yourself” needs to get a grasp on reality(!) … sorry for saying this :)

Now, to blogging.

There are many important tasks for a blogger to take care of every day. Apart from the obvious task of publishing content, one also has to do some SEO, link building, guest posting, advertising (at some times), and … wait for it … networking. [Continue Reading]

Don’t Be Running Around Like a Chicken With Its Head Cut Off! Use Some Systems in Your Business

ChickenOne of the most common questions asked in every business at any stage of its development has to be: “what’s next?”

Knowing what to do next is not so obvious, nor is it easy to decide on the best possible approach. We all know that everyone has a different situation, different business, and we all feel that our own situation is very unique. That’s why we’re often skeptical about any piece of advice we get, and we’re even more skeptical about what should be done next to bring us closer to our goals.

One thing that is sure to help you/me/us not to be running around like a chicken lacking its head is to use some systems. Now, by systems I don’t mean a fancy piece of computer software or anything. This is actually a lot simpler. [Continue Reading]

29 Visual Presentations, so Good They’ll Make You Wanna Slap Your Mamma

visual presentationsIf you’re into exceptional visual presentations, presentation designs and visualizations in general then this is going to be a treat for you. However, if you’re not… well, sorry.

A lot has been said on how to create a great presentation. The basic rules are somewhat simple, but sticking to them and providing the information you want at the same time is a completely different story. That’s why many people struggle with it (myself included).

First, some how-to information. For those of you who want to learn interesting tactics and methods of creating great presentations here are some valuable resources: [Continue Reading]