4 Game-Changing Things To Do With Your Business In January

As we roll into the new year, you have a choice to make - you can either do the same day-in and day-out things you did in 2007, or you can break away and make a game-changing course correction that will make 2008 your best year ever. If you choose to do the latter, here's some food for thought to get you started. … [Read more...]

How Do You Put Ideas Into Action?

We all have ideas, some are crazy, some worth our time (and money). If it wasn’t for someone’s idea, I certainly wouldn’t be writing this post because there would be no computer, internet or WordPress. But how exactly do ideas become reality? We all know for a fact that to make ideas happen it takes a lot more than just the idea itself. I myself have couple ideas that I am going to implement in near future … [Read more...]

Fire Them Up!

You know, one thing I absolutely love about blogging and working online is you meet so many creative, talented and motivated people, it's crazy! Usually it happens in the comment section of a blog, but sometimes it's 'behind the scene' by e-mail. Not so long ago I got an e-mail from Carmine Gallo, a communications coach, author, speaker and columnist at BusinessWeek.com. Carmine asked me if I'd be interested … [Read more...]

How To Prepare Your Business For A Kick-A$$ 2008

While most people are winding down for the holidays, you should be making December an action-packed month to build your business so that you hit the ground running in 2008. Here are 5 great tips that will put you ahead of the competition on January 1 - and beyond. Tip #1 - Plan Out Your Yearly Goals in December, and Look At Them Every Freakin' Day. Here's a tip: "Do better this year" doesn't count. If you want … [Read more...]

The Three Vital Rules of “Free”

“Free.” What do I mean by that? What I’m talking about is a popular marketing tool. A powerful tool, but often abused. To be specific, I’m talking about when you give something away with the hope of gaining (or keeping) customers. It’s often risky to use this tool, but it can be used safely and effectively. One of the best (and most commonly cited) examples is that of the Eastern food vendor at … [Read more...]

Entrepreneurs, Get Over It! Let Go and Prosper!

Hello folks, today we have a article by Chad from MarketingCT. Chad says he's an addicted entrepreneur, I believe him! :) - Jon A List of Do-Not's: Do not be a specialist, do not be a generalist, do not be an everything-in-the-whole-world-needs-to-be-done-this-way-ist. Just be the entrepreneur that everyone flocks to, the leader that people want to follow, and then let everyone who does something good, do … [Read more...]

Top 100 List Of Make Money at Home Blogs

I recently found a list of Top 100 money-making blogs online and the list is somewhat interesting. You've likely heard of some of these blogs. If you are a freelancer working from home then some of them are essential reading. I highly recommend that you subscribe to their news feeds. Take a look at the Top 10 on the list: ProBlogger (essential reading, especially if you blog) John Chow (good to read for … [Read more...]

Partnerships and Joint Ventures Are Good For Business

I'm a big believer in joint ventures and partnerships. The best thing to have happened to my online business, in fact, was a partnership agreement. It led to more income, more work, and more satisfaction. As a freelancer, many times we'd rather go it alone. It's that old self-reliance, independence forever mindset. I have it. I think we all have it. That's why we're in business for ourselves. Truth is, as … [Read more...]

The Pros And Cons Of Freelancing “On The Side”

Most freelancers started out by working "on the side", while keeping the 9-5 job. A paycheck every 2 weeks provides that feeling of security. Doesn't it? Many then quit the day job to go freelance-only. Others keep the day job, and wonder if going solo would be such a good idea. So, when is it ok to quit the day job and go freelance-only? When should you take the plunge? Do not take that decision before … [Read more...]

The Next Generation of Job Descriptions

I'm a firm believer that the web is setting some serious standards for the way business operates and the way it is going to progress in the coming years. As I'm experiencing the management and ownership of my own business (Aspiring Indie), I can't help but wonder about what the next generation's work environment is going to be like. For one thing, I don't believe we're going to have many high ranking … [Read more...]