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Success Hacking 101: How to Turn an Idea Into A Business Without Money, an Audience, or Technical Skills

How can you turn an idea into a business: if you don’t have a “technical” skill (i.e. you’re not an engineer or programmer)? if you don’t have a lot of money (nor do you want to spend a lot of money to get the idea started)? if you want to get it up and running without going all in and putting your life (or credit) on the line for it? That’s what Jon Nastor, ex-punk rocker turned entrepreneur and...

The 3 Step Framework for Starting Anything From Scratch

I get asked questions every day about starting, finishing, and shipping things. Let’s be honest: I bring this on myself. Not only do I write about these topics, but I ask everyone I meet or who joins The Resistance to tell me what they’re struggling with (and how I can help). The nature of this is that some questions come up again and again. I find they fit a certain trend. So today, I want to...

5 Reasons You Should Write (and Publish) Your Work

Ever since I can remember, I loved the idea of being a writer. After all, how cool would it be to create something as epic as The Lord of the Rings, or The Chronicles of Narnia, or Gates of Fire and know that this amazing story came from you? But time passed and I never did write my great novel… Sure, I made some half-hearted attempts; a few paragraphs here, a few sketches there…but...

How to Sell Anything (That’s Worth Selling)

This is part 3 in a 3 part series. For bonuses, including the copy-and-paste sales script from this blog post, grab The Business Building Toolkit here. Learn how to sell anything (that’s worth selling) in this 7 minute video that film critics everywhere are raving about*: *I can’t confirm nor deny this statement. Last month, I led and shipped a collaborative business project – a business...

How to Build a Lean Sales Funnel From Scratch

  In 2014, I collaborated on and launched a 5-figure business. What started as just an idea several months prior culminated in a launch that brought in $40,000+, allowing us to fund our operations for the foreseeable future and take our business to the next level. In part 1, I wrote about “The Open Loop Product Development Framework” – a process I use to thrash an idea until it’s clear...

How to Launch a Business from Scratch (part 1 of 3)

For a more in depth look at building a team and shipping a product to market, checkout Collaborate: The Modern Playbook for Leading a Small Team to Create, Market, and Sell Digital Products Online. The Open Loop Product Development Framework A couple months ago, I mentioned I was collaborating on a new business venture – a business training platform for veterans. Last week, we wrapped up...

The 3 Step Pivot Framework: How to Turn Failure into Success

Last month I got an email from a friend. After 6 months of hustle, she’s throwing in the towel. Why? Not enough sales. No traction. No growth. I felt bad. I hate seeing people fail. I hate it even more when a project fails that hasn’t  been properly tested in the marketplace. In my friends case, she had only tried one option. It didn’t work. Surely there’s a better...

Lean Launch: How to Sell an Idea Before You Build it (a $41,000 case study)

Download The “Business Building Toolkit” here when you’re ready to launch your business Last month I helped launch a product that did $41,000 in gross revenue. While the launch was a success, the remarkable part isn’t the amount we brought in (I’ve seen bigger launches). No, what’s remarkable is the process we used to get it off the ground. You see, most business product...

Pay What You Want: Share Your Work – Make a Profit

Finally. After 6+ months of testing, tracking and recording… 3 months of intensive research, study, and compiling… And 1 month of all-consuming writing, editing, scrapping…and writing some more… I’ve finished my new book: The Complete Guide to Pay What You Want Pricing: How You Can Share Your Work and Still Make a Profit   Author Tom Morkes delivers. Some...

Why I Give it All Away

I got a thought provoking email the other day from Resistance member Tom Owens. With his permission, I wanted to share part of it with you: You’ve done bang-up work on your two blog posts explaining PWYW and how it’s helped you. However…I think more than one person might pause. “If he’s still doing so well with this business model, why is he letting others know? Why...

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