Business

Business, Entrepreneurship

How to Pick the Perfect Business

The biggest sticking point for most new business owners (other than figuring out a company name) is what product to actually sell. Physical product, digital product, service? Online or brick-and-motor store? For women, men, kids, teens, tweens, millennials, mid-life crisis-ers? Amazon, Etsy, eBay? Udemy or Skillshare? There’s a ton of options, no wonder why we really get stuck on this point. It wasn’t until 2 random incidents happened, ironically within a 24 hour span, that changed the course of my own business. I was pow-wowing on the phone with my BFF, as our conversations always end up about business. As […]

Blogging, Business

How to Become an Expert at Anything

Our culture loves experts. Look at the YouTubers that make millions of dollars by filming themselves and posting the video to the Internet. Those YouTubers wouldn’t be making millions of dollars if it weren’t for their audience that values and respects their opinions and see them as experts in some sort of capacity. Yet many of those “YouTube gurus” didn’t even graduate college, they’re not prior millionaires, or have any other claim to fame or expertise outside of their YouTube channel. So why are they considered as “experts” or “household names” in their field? It’s because they have a large […]

Blogging, Business

(Audience) Numbers Don’t Mean a Thing

Your audience numbers don’t mean a thing. That’s right. The size of your audience doesn’t actually equate to how successful your blog, business or sales will be. There are many bloggers who turn their 500-person audience into a full-time job. Then there are brands who have an audience of 100,000 people yet still suffer from low sales. Why? Because the number of fans, followers and subscribers don’t paint the entire picture of the relationship between you (or your brand) and your audience. It’s the relationship that we’re after here. How close your audience emotionally feels and connects with you or […]

Business, Entrepreneurship

1 Book That Will Change Your Life (and Business)

Yes, this is yet another rave for “4-Hour Workweek” by Tim Ferriss. If you haven’t read the 4-Hour Workweek, stop whatever other book you’re currently reading and pick up this one instead. It’s that important to your life and business. For those that are unfamiliar with the 4-Hour Workweek (4HWW), the main premise is that most of us simply overwork, and that our work can be condensed into a shorter period of time if we cut out distractions and unimportant tasks, and focus on what matters most. Using the term “4-hours” is unrealistic for most of us (especially bootstrapping entrepreneurs), […]

Business, Entrepreneurship

Am I Actually Good at Anything?

Sometimes simple doesn’t always mean obvious. Life and business is simple if you know one key thing: your strength. After being at Ryan Moran’s Freedom Fast Lane Live event in Austin, Texas last winter, it was very clear what millionaires and billionaires had in common: Knowing your strength and what you’re good at is the foundation of every business. It’s so cliche to say that we often overlook this concept. Think of it as knowing the skills you are good at, as well as the skills you’re not so good at. Would you be more likely to start a business […]

Blogging, Business

4 Easy Ways to Automate Your Instagram

​Instagram automation is a tricky and elusive thing, since Instagram’s Terms of Service (TOS) is very strict with using third-party applications and tools that are not native to Instagram’s own app. However, there are various ways you can help automate your Instagram posting, which becomes crucial when you are a brand that needs to post multiple times a day, everyday, 24/7, on Instagram. Here are 4 ways to automate your Instagram so you’re not glued to your phone all day long. (*Note: The first 2 tips are totally legit and doesn’t violate Instagram’s TOS, while the last 2 tips are […]