Practical Business Strategies

Quickly Grow Your Passive Aggressive Income

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As of late, I’ve been thinking a lot about affiliate marketing and passive income. To some, these are foreign terms and to others they are dirty words. But as you’ll see, they don’t have to be either. First, let me define these two concepts for us so that we have a clear understanding of what I’m talking about. Affiliate marketing refers to the promotion of another person’s product so that when a sale is made…

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15 Powerful Ways To Make Money Blogging

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Do you want to make money blogging? As of late, I’ve been enjoying an increasing level of income from Site Sketch 101. I’m thrilled and excited to announce that I’m truly beginning to make money blogging. Today I’m going to share with you the strategies that have been making that happen. Amongst most profitable bloggers, income is divided into one of two categories: active and passive. When you make money blogging through active income, it…

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Your Business versus Your Community

By | Practical Business Strategies, Tribes & Communities | 33 Comments

In the world of blogging, there are two types of people. There are those who tell you that they despise you to the core if you place a popup on your website, and there are those who put their name and email into the popup and join your email list. There are those who leave comments degrading your existence if you place an advertisement in your content, and there are those who click on those…

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15 Irrefutable Qualities of Successful Blogs

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Do you want a blog that is highly successful? Do you want visitors to flock to your site, readers to leave comments, and advertisers to fill your wallet? I know that I do! A few years ago blogging was a brand new art. People were wading through dark jungles of unknown territory trying to figure out what worked and what didn’t. Those first bloggers were pilgrims in a sense paving a way for the rest…

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The Natural Authority of Genuine Success

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I remember getting marriage advice from people. I remember one guy going through a brutal divorce telling me one thing and my folks who are incredibly happily married after 35 years telling me something different. Why would I take the advice of someone who is experiencing the opposite of the outcome that I want? I want to know what worked for my parents. That’s discretion, not arrogance. If you have only enough time to read…

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In 2011, Motives Won’t Matter…Results Will

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Yesterday we began a conversation comparing passionate motives against the character and know-how to get things accomplished. We looked at two people raising funds to take clean water to folks in need around the world and the results that they experienced. To prep for this article, you can read yesterday’s post here: Passionate Motives or Amazing Results? You know the passion of your first friend. You know their motives were on fire to be as…

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Passionate Motives or Amazing Results?

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Let’s imagine that you have two friends who are involved in an amazingly caring charitable organization. Both of these two people are raising money to purchase and ship fresh water into third world countries and into areas affected by natural disasters. In both of these situations, fresh water is absolutely essential. The first person is a very close friend so as you make your charitable contributions this year, you decide to send your support their…

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An Artistic Approach to Online Business

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Jordan Cooper is loud, brunt and to the point, but he’s funny, he’s incredibly entertaining and he and his website are overflowing with golden nuggets of information about online business. Robb Sutton is a bicyclist, not a blogger, and yet he’s taken his blog to the bank writing reviews of the equipment that he and his biker buddies go riding with. Chris Brogan made it big teaching people how to connect and build businesses as…

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You Should be Your Own Strongest Critic

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I have people ask me all the time, “How can I grow traffic to my website and gain more subscribers? And don’t tell me that content is king because my content is already awesome.” Then I look at their site and I think to myself, “Really!? Was this a joke? This stuff is awesome?” Do you recognize your shortcomings? There are really two types of people in the world: Those who don’t know what they…

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The Great Divide & The Real Value of Free

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Value, simply put, is the price that someone is willing to pay for a product or service. Value is not the price that the manufacture suggests for the product and it is not the price a person actually does pay for the product. Value is the price a consumer is willing to pay. For example, if an umbrella is on sale from $10 to $1, neither of those numbers is the value. If you are…

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