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How to Make a Living Writing

Is it possible to make a living writing? If you  had asked me that 3 years ago, I would have said “hell no.” “There’s too much competition, I’m not a good enough writer, I don’t have an “in” in that artsy-fartsy whatever club…” “Maybe you can…but not me.” – (Young, naive Tom’s internal monologue) Luckily...

The OPA Method: How to sell your product or service even if you are starting from scratch and have no audience

I’ve been doing this “online stuff” for the last few years. (full time since I left the Army at the end of 2013) In that time, I’ve tested a LOT of things. Some worked: I’ve written and published my own books Launched my own infoproducts Published other peoples books Created and sold my own ecourse Consulted on and launched 30 books and other products / services in...

Focus, Growth, and $100k (2015 Year in Review)

Last year, I did my first ever year in review. That was a really fun, albeit time-consuming essay to write… And this year’s year in review (or After Action Review, as I like to refer to it) was no different. 2015 was a jam packed year and 2016 is off to a crazy start, so this essay took me many hours to write. My hope is that you can learn from my successes and my failures. But before...

7 Lessons Learned From Writing a Business Book

Wow, so it’s been a long time coming, but Collaborate: The Modern Playbook for Leading a Small Team to Create, Market, and Sell Digital Products Online is almost finished! Today, I want to share some of my lessons learned (the good, the bad, and the ugly) from writing this book… But first, a bit of background: I started this project a year ago this month. I actually ran...

One question to help you make better choices in life

As you know, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Wacky Wednesday, and a whole bunch of other cleverly named days are coming up… Each will present you with a plethora of discounted items, from TV’s and Furbies, to digital games, music, and software at bargain prices. I am actually a huge fan of this time of year. Not because it turns some people into stampeding, 28 Days Later zombies to get...

Target Audience: A Single Question to Help You Find, Market, and Sell to Your Ideal Customer

I watched the new Steve Jobs movie last week. Spoiler: he invents the iMac. The point of the flick: paint a portrait of the guy that created the iPod, the round, partially-translucent, magenta colored desktop computer, and giant smartphones called iPads. It seems the writer-director combo decided the best way to do this would be to time-travel the viewer to three (maybe four, I lost count)...

7 Days to Ultimate Productivity

This is a guest post by Paul Minors, a productivity expert. Follow him on Twitter. My name is Paul and like you I’m really interested in the idea of self-improvement, productivity and achieving more. I currently work a 9am-5pm job and am building my website and business on the side. I’ve spent the last few years building my own successful productivity “system” that allows me to achieve the goals...

10 Reasons Every Author Should Use ConvertKit for Email Marketing

Enjoy this post? Get the course FREE! Note: this blog post is a follow up to last weeks article about how to build an authors website. You can find that post here. While the focus is on authors, the fact is this: ConvertKit works just as well for professional bloggers, podcasters, digital product creators, course creators, service providers, and more.Also, I’ve used my affiliate link...

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