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What I Would Do Differently If I Had To Start Again

What I Would Do Differently If I Started AgainOne of the most frequently asked questions I receive is, “If you had to start over, what would you do differently?”

It’s a great question and one that I’ve asked of other people as well.

If you’ve been a subscriber of mine for a while you will probably know that I had a pretty rough ride when I began my online journey in 2010. I had lots of failed websites (around 10 in total) and didn’t make any money for a good 7-8 months.

So what was I doing wrong, what should I have done differently and what can YOU learn from this to avoid the mistakes I made?

Here are the answers to those questions:

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How To “Do” Internet Marketing Without Your Computer

how to practice internet marketing without your computerIf you’re like me then your experience with internet marketing started with your eyes locked on to your computer screen for hours on end.

This, along with information overload, is somewhat of a rite of passage for all of us.

And there’s no doubt that it can be a pretty lonely experience to begin with.

But there is GOOD NEWS!

There are LOTS of things you can do to practice internet marketing when you’re NOT in front of your computer screen. These things can really give you great ideas of how to make more money online.

As you’ll see it’s all about observing rather than just looking! For example, here are some things that I do almost every day when I’m out and about:  Continue Reading →

The 80/20 Rule? More Like 95/5…!

The 80/20 Rule or the Pareto Principle as it’s also known, is a much talked about idea among business people and especially internet entrepreneurs.

If you haven’t heard of it then basically it says that “80% of the results come from 20% of the causes”.

This idea came about after Mr. Pareto (an Italian economist) noticed that 80% of Italy’s land was owned by 20% of the population.

But in terms of running a web business, what does it really mean?

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Are You Thinking Yourself Into Analysis-Paralysis With Internet Marketing?

Analysis ParalysisThe last job I had was analyzing and managing investments in the financial services industry.

Now, to do this work effectively it was really important to analyze company financial statements and stock market information to make decisions.

Luckily, I do have a naturally analytical mindset so I was able to perform my duties effectively and enjoy the process too.

However, whilst this was an advantage in my last job it became a real disadvantage when I started my online business.

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Who Can You TRUST Online? Here Are 5 Simple Tests To Find Out…

Who Can You Trust OnlineOne of the biggest challenges when starting out is knowing who you can trust to help you succeed with your web-business.

As with all industries there are genuine people and scam artists.

So how do you tell the difference?

Here are 5 things to ask yourself next time you receive an email from an online marketer that you’re not sure about: Continue Reading →

How NOT to GIVE UP (in only 15 words…)

how not to give upEvery year I see the same pattern.

In January the gym I go to is full of new members intending to fulfil their New Year’s Resolutions of getting fit or losing weight.

By March, 90% of the are gone, never to been seen again!

Of course, we’ve all done this kind of thing. We start a new project full of enthusiasm and commitment only to quit a few weeks or months down the road. Continue Reading →

My Take On Google+ (And Other Distractions…)

Google PlusMaybe I have broken one of the golden rules of copywriting in the title of this article by giving away my thoughts right up front.

In fact, you could stop reading after this next paragraph if you like:-

I’m not particularly impressed with Google’s attempt at a social network. I predict that in one year’s time Google+ it will have gone the same way as Buzz, Wave and other ill-fated Google projects. I’ll tell you why I think this later in the post (Read: Please don’t actually stop reading here!).

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5 Tips For Overcoming Technical Fears In Online Business

overcoming technical fears in online businessBe honest, do you feel challenged by the technical side of setting up and growing an online business?

If so, please read on because I wrote this post for you!

I think people who have run successful online businesses for many years often forget the exact fears and challenges that are faced by people who are just starting out.

However, I also know from personal experience that the difficulties of the technical aspects can seem like a huge challenge in the early days.

In March 2010 I didn’t know how to register a website domain name (honestly!) and yet today, 16 months later, I have built several websites in multiple niches. I also run my blog here at Gain Higher Ground and have successfully created and launched a product in another niche that I’m involved in.

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