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Fear

Feeling The Fear (And Doing It Anyway!)

One of the first self development books that I read when I left the security of a monthly salary to take self employment out for a whirl was ‘Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers. At the time I was pretty fearful of the challenges in front of me. Salaried work was all…

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Running A Mobile Business Using 3G And 4G

I’ve been working on the web since 2001 and much of that time has been spent trying to get decent connections when working remotely. It’s quite hilarious to think now that circa 2001, we were all stuck with appalling narrowband speeds, wireless signals in hotels and restaurants were non-existent and it was a hard enough…

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webinars

The Quickest Way to Process GoToWebinar Replays

GoToWebinar is a great tool, and however much I try the alternatives – and there are many nowadays – I just can’t find anything else that is as robust, reliable, sends the automated reminders and manages multiple events like this product. And believe me I’ve tried to find an alternative! I reckon I’ve tried pretty…

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Goals

How To Hit Your Goals All Year Round

The majority of the population set their New Year resolutions on 31st December and usually – by the end of the first few weeks of the year – they’re already forgotten because work, real life and gritty reality have set back in. But everybody who wants to get stuff done rather than letting life pass…

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e-reader

Why A Kindle Paperwhite Is Great For Business Use

One of the best purchases for my business that I’ve made in recent times is my Kindle Paperwhite. I was a latecomer to Kindles, but it was reading an article from another marketer who was raving about his device that made me take the plunge and finally invest. These new-style Kindles make an excellent business tool.…

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Radio

How To Get An Interview For Your Business On BBC Local Radio

(Works for other radio stations too!) I spent 20 years of my working life at the BBC, all of it in local radio, so I know a thing or two from the BBC’s point of view about what they’re looking for in a good interviewee. The good news is that as a business owner there…

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Email

Why People Refuse To Open My Emails!

I’ve been going through a re-engagement exercise with an old list of subscribers recently. They’re on an old list and they’ve become very unresponsive. Those of you who have large email lists will know that the larger your list gets, the more it costs to host all those subscribers. Simply put, the ROI on these…

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Medal

What Sir Chris Hoy Taught A Physical Wreck About Business Success

I was fortunate enough to meet Sir Chris Hoy at this year’s National Entrepreneur’s Convention in Birmingham. Now, I’ll admit, I’m not a big fan of sport, so I don’t really pay a lot of attention to what’s going on. In fact, I’m the proverbial ‘physical wreck’ described in the title, people like Sir Chris…

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Pizza

Why Direct Mail Is Still Cool

Disclaimer: The author is not sponsored by Dominos, nor does he officially endorse them … he just likes eating their grub! Why on earth would I use direct mail in my business as a social and digital marketer? For people like me, stamps, envelopes and that horrible glue taste on your tongue should be things of…

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Udemy

5 Reasons To Use Udemy In Your Business

I recently discovered the online marketer’s dream replacement for Ezine Articles! It achieves the same things, but does it in a much cooler, web 2.0 way. In ‘the olden days’ when I started marketing and had no list of subscribers, the recommended way to get started driving a bit of traffic was to write short…

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Graph

What Legoland Can Teach Marketers About Upsells

I’ve just returned from a short break where I took my kids on a day trip to Pleasure Island, which is a theme  park in Lincolnshire. It was bang in the middle of the summer holidays, a nice rain-free day (you don’t get many of those in the UK!) and at the weekend … so…

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Tools

My Most Recommended Resources

I recently created a new ‘Thanks for subscribing’ page which is seen by every new subscriber via my GetResponse auto responder. It’s so packed with useful goodies that I have decided to reproduce here in its entirety …

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JVZoo

How To Set Up A 2nd Tier Affiliate Link In JVZoo

I’ve just had the very frustrating experience of trying to figure out how 2nd Tier Affiliate Links work on JVZoo. I couldn’t find any decent information on how to do this (easy to set up, not so easy to figure out the format of the 2nd tier links!) so I decided to create this ‘how…

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Google+

How To Add A Google Hangout To A Facebook Page

Bit by bit I’m getting deeper into Google+ and the fact that I just figured out how to link up Hangouts on Facebook makes me edge just a little closer to a state of mild excitement. At the time of writing, my official position on G+ is that I like and rate these features: 1)…

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W8 simulation

My Take On Windows 8 For Business Use

It’s been a long hard journey for me finding a PC set-up for business that I’m happy with and I can’t believe that it has ended up with a Microsoft PC! Many years ago,we used to have a big PC stuck on a desk in the corner of the living room. It was a family…

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Money from your laptop

Start To Make Money Online FOR FREE Starting TODAY!

I know that headline sounds like a bold claim, but it’s true! I have read two articles over the past 24 hours which got my brain chugging away … and I actually realised that it’s possible nowadays to launch an internet business with all the things that you need to make money online at no…

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Time

4 Great Time Saving Tools

Time saving tools and tips – we all need them! Here are 4 tools that I use nearly every day … they’re all free (though they come with upgrade options of course) and all are extremely easy to use. If you use any others, please feel free to add them with a few comments at…

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Wordpress

5 Wonderful WordPress Tips

I thought it was high time I produced a video ‘how to’ blog post,and I’ve had a few WordPress things buzzing around recently which I’m keen to pass on to you. In this post: # How to use WP for simple, tech-free image management # [Cool tip] Opening menu links in a new window #…

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Bin full of PC equipment

Why I Threw Away My Brand New Mac Book Air

After struggling for nearly 8 months I’ve finally thrown away my MacBook Air. And now I’m writing this blog post as a cautionary tale for all aspiring Mac wannabes … as I was at this time last year. I’d been using a Dell laptop running on XP since I began seriously trying to make money…

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Cash

Affiliate Programs Which Always Pay Up On Time!

This post is a bit of a rant! A lot of marketers are now moving away from Clickbank because they have tightened up their rules on how products are promoted. Simply put, they’re knocking back all exaggerated sales scripts and they won’t stand for any hyped up nonsense. This means many marketers are turning to…

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