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Selling Without Selling Out

I’ve mentioned this phrase, “selling without selling out”, several times on this blog and in my videos on Periscope. I’d like to take a moment to break that down a little bit and explain exactly what I mean by this.

Blogging For Fun & Profit

My clients are great at the bit about blogging for fun. They absolutely love the work they are doing with their website and truly enjoy serving their audience. Some have been putting in hours building their sites for years, with little to no income to show for their effort. That profit bit is where they […]

One Week at the Lake

After visiting Barcelona for a month, attending the Wikipedia conference in Berlin, and hosting the Raleigh SEO Meetup Conference - I'm spending a week at my lake property. Perhaps you read about The Lake Royale Project that I announced last year. Essentially, I have been able to build this business and live a life of location […]

Five Weeks in Europe as a Digital Nomad

A few months ago, I learned about the Wikimedia Conference in Berlin. Being one of the three founders of the Triangle Wikipedians user group in North Carolina, I had the opportunity to attend the conference this year. The main reason I was able to go when the other two founding members could not is that […]

Maybe SEO Is Not The Answer

I recently gave a presentation at the Raleigh SEO Meetup Conference which talked about why I decided not to deliver the SEO results my client asked for. The title and subtitle were selected because they would get the attention of attendees at the Raleigh SEO Meetup Conference. You see, I organized this conference and here […]

Wikimedia Conference in Berlin

What does Wikipedia have to do with monetization, business strategy, and online marketing? That's the first thing most people will ask when they learn about my involvement with Wikipedia and the free culture movement. Think about it this way, Wikipedia is one of the most popular websites in the whole world. It is dedicated to […]

Raleigh SEO Meetup Conference

The Raleigh SEO Meetup Conference was a huge success. Being the first year for this event, I used the Lean Startup Methodology to test my ideas, measure results, and pivot when needed. This is the same process I use when working with clients, and I use Lean Principles in my own businesses all the time.

Testing Your Business Idea

Have you ever had a business idea that you thought would be a hit, but couldn't find the courage to run with that idea? Maybe you're one of the many entrepreneurs that has created a very successful business that you loathe running. Another common problem for us entrepreneurs is the "shiny object syndrome." You know, […]

How To 10x Income In 3 Months

Everyone is talking about tenfold increases these days. Grant Cardone published The 10X Rule back in 2011 and said you should 10x your goals, now it seem that everyone is buzzing about increasing everything by tenfold. From 10x content discussions with Rand Fishkin and to Google[x] director Astro Teller saying, "It’s easier to make something […]

The Barcelona Accident

Back in 2011, I spent six months living in Barcelona. When I came back from this trip, friends and family said that I looked great. They all asked if I had lost weight, so I hopped on a scale. To my surprise I had dropped 35 lbs without even trying!

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