Category Archives: Entrepreneur

Be more productive with this small technique!

So you are struggling with beeing productive? Well, I thought I Would share a quick tip to one technique I usually use. Gets a lot done. Watch and enjoy!

I hope you enjoyed the Video, whats your #1 productivity tip? Please comment about it.

$2,708.96/month from a Niche site? Want to learn how for free?

If you are serious about learning how to make money online, or have earned some for a while, but want to get a grip on what’s new and hot now, read along…

A long time ago, a year or two, a well know blogger started a challenge called NSD. He wanted to challenge someone to build the most earning niche site. They both set out to do the best site possible, while describing what they did and how they did it. Also about failures to accomplish what they wanted, but also successes. One of the sites is still alive today and earning $2708.96 in passive income a month. Or as passive as a site can get. There will always be something to update and fix, but with earnings you can hire someone to fix it.

So do you want to build your own niche site? Participate in a challenge about it?

Its Pat Flynn from SmartPassiveIncome.com which is hosting the NSD (Niche Site Duel). He has already started with the work on his next niche site. And it was quite fun the last time he did it, lots of insights and obstacles to be handled.

As I said, he has already started this years duel. And yes, its free. Everything he discovers and does about the site is posted on SmartPassiveIncome.com for you to read. I did a search on his blog and this URL keeps you up to date on everything regarding NSD 2.0: http://www.smartpassiveincome.com/?s=Niche+Site+Duel+2.0

So, will you participate this year? What niche do you have in mind?

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12 months of coaching with Brendon? $65,000 of bonuses? now THAT is how you do this!

You have to see this. Brendon Burchard just opened Experts Academy registration, and he stacked on $65,000 worth of bonus marketing training. Now that’s how you wow your customers! Check it out:

http://www.expertsacademy.com

Why should you care? Because your life’s story, professional experience, and unique message to the world is VALUABLE beyond your imagination.

You can make an extraordinary difference (and a fortune) sharing your advice with the world.

Who you are and what you know can be leveraged, packaged, and monetized through books, speeeches, seminars, coaching, or online marketing.

No one can teach you HOW to do that better than Brendon Burchard.

His Experts Academy Elite Online course teaches you step-by-step how to start, get paid, and build a real brand that lasts and inspires.

Brendon and his students have New York Times bestselling books, popular blogs, high-dollar speaking fees, sold out seminars, waiting lists of coaching clients, and millions of dollars in sales online. Learn what they know here:

http://www.expertsacademy.com/

Check it out today. Don’t wait another year to get your information out there in a BIG way and get paid for it.

Talk soon!

Wait – online success with “casual” emails?

Can you promote your brand and expertise with just three simple (but lucrative) webpages?

And how does Barack Obama do email marketing? (You should definitely borrow this!).

The answers in this video might surprise you:

http://problogger.no/eaeo2013ii

This is a VERY revealing video about Brendon Burchard’s results and online marketing approach.

I’ve never seen him share numbers like this.

You’ll see his launch numbers, book numbers, and how he markets just about everything with three simple types of webpages.

(The best part is how Brendon shows that Barack Obama follows a similar marketing strategy. Genius!).

I think this video will really help you conceptualize your next online promotion.

While everyone knows Brendon as the “make a difference” guy, it’s also helpful and nice to see him talk about the financial side of things for you.

You’ll be surprised by the scale of his results but the simplicity of his approach. Definitely something to model.

Monetizing your story with Brendon Burchard

If you wanted to share your life’s story and knowledge with the world (and get paid for it), how would you begin?

How are all these authors, speakers, coaches, marketers, and online thought leaders monetizing their advice and content?

This incredible video series has the answers:

http://problogger.no/eaeo2013

I love that he breaks down the MATH to making 7 figures, and exactly what it takes to get there.

Btw, if you haven’t met Brendon Burchard, the guy who did the videos, I think you’ll find his story inspiring.

Brendon went from bankruptcy to $4.6 million in just 18 months doing nothing but helping others with what he’s learned about life.

You can see why in his video series. These strategies have also helped him and his clients become New York Times bestselling authors and the go-to experts in their fields.

If you’re going to share your message or build a personal brand this year, this is a must watch:

http://problogger.no/eaeo2013

Enjoy the video.

And take notes. Trust me, it’s worth the optin.

Mats

Ps. Brendon says he’s taking questions on the blog, so watch
and comment. Here’s what people are saying:

— AndersonCooper.com calls him “one of the top business
and marketing trainers in the world”

— Brian Tracy says Brendon is the “smartest, nicest,
most creative marketers I’ve ever met”

— NY-Times best-seller Dr. Daniel Amen “wishes I would
have met him 20 years ago; it would have put my business
and myself as an expert in hyperspeed”

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I am a bit proud to present my first podcast on this blog. I am still figuring out some stuff so the sound will improve and my ability to talk basically just right out in the air. Feels kind of funny at the moment. But with some response and more training I think it will go great.

So I hope you will take about 8 minutes of your time to listen to my advice for you this weekend, my findings and a little bit about what I am reading at the moment. This is the best I have found so I will guarantee that you will find the information valuable if you are in business or just starting out.

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What did I learn this week that could benefit you:

TheFoundation.io – Dane Maxwell

Eventual Millionaire http://www.eventualmillionaire.com  with Jaime Tardy

How to start a software company in 6 weeks – Sam Ovens from TheFoundation.io

Mixergy.com 

What books am I reading that I recommend:

Spin Selling

The Accidental Sales Manager 

The Sales Leaders Playbook

I’m Feeling Lucky 

How to become one of the best copywriters

Copywriting is one of the toughest skill sets to learn when you first start out in marketing, business or internet marketing. But it essential. If you get it right, your customers will understand you better, you will get more sales and people will respond better to your initial communication.

Just look up some of the copywriters out there. Go to Google and type in copywriters for hire. Read their sales pitch, sales page or whatever. Are you ready to buy their services? Yes, of course you are. Because they leave you with the impression that they can change your world around! And that’s how powerful this is.

Copywriting is essential just communication. Be a better communicator. Most people will never get it, even great marketers will never get it. But if you do, your life will change around. It’s about choosing the right words with storytelling that sticks. Basic really, but you have to learn it. Billions are made each year with copywriting. You find it in the paper, advertising and in sales.

Step 1 on How to become one of the best copywriters out there:

Now you are probably wondering on how to acquire this great skill set. And it’s easier than you think, at least the process of learning it. Collect all the advertising material that sell you something. That have sold you something and made you punch the PAY NOW button on a website, or making you call in on an advertisement to purchase something. Also go to the big copywriters out there on the internet and collect all their material, sign up on their mailing lists.

Step 2 on How to become one of the best copywriters out there:

Once you done that. Find pen and paper and just copy everything they write down to the letter. Boring process really, but it’s getting your mind around how their writing is built up, what words to use and so forth.

See the results the two steps on how to become one of the best copywriters out there will affect you:

Keep doing that for 1 hour a day. You will soon watch your own communication getting more real and to the point, with people actually listening to you and your message. It could be in a conversation, email newsletter, a tweet or Facebook update, just about every communication media you use.

*Image from kristja http://www.sxc.hu/photo/1338212

How to become an entrepreneur – With Top 20 Advice on becoming one

This is a question that many people start to ask themselves before entering into the business world. How do I start out? There is many reasons to why you should start a business and become an entrepreneur. It’s most about earning more money and having more time. The benefits you get are freedom if you are able to tap into a field that gives you all the customers you would ever need. But that’s the tough part. You should also realize that just becoming an entrepreneur because of money is not lasting very long. Because you have to get or have a passion for your customers. They become your new boss. Do as they say and you will get paid a lot.

So what is an entrepreneur? It’s a person who starts a business based on an idea, and make the business work. When the business is going by itself you have been a successful entrepreneur. But most business startups by entrepreneurs fail, about 90% fail in their first 10 years. The statistics are working hard against you. But it’s more likely to be become a successful entrepreneur than winning the lottery.

How to become an entrepreneur? Well, as you read about many successful entrepreneurs, they have quit school or university. That may lead you to think that they stop studying. But if you know anyone that has started their business, you will know that they keep learning every day. Reading books, papers, blogs, listening to audio books, attending seminars/webinars and paying big bucks to learn the latest tactics and best practices of business, psychology, sales, marketing and how to keep motivation.

 

I have prepared a little list here for you of the TOP 20 bullet points of how to become an entrepreneur:

  1. Find a need in the marketplace.
  2. Find a solution to that need.
  3. If there are solutions in the marketplace, can you make a cheaper, better or an improvement to that solution? Do it! Or skip to the next need and start over.
  4. Study as much as you can on every topic your business evolve around. Especially marketing and sales. No sales = Failure.
  5. Surround yourself with smarter and better people as soon as you can. Don’t be the best yourself, manage the people you hire.
  6. If you hate managing, hire a manager and become a leader instead.
  7. Be BOLD. Sometimes you got to make tough decisions. It’s these moments that will define your success or failure.
  8. Change fast! If something doesn’t work. Change. Try something different.
  9. Build a network. Almost all big cities have some sort of masterminds or business groups you can be part of. Then you can discuss business strategies with likeminded people and get free advice. But you got to contribute yourself, help were you can.
  10. Be coachable. Learn from others and listen to what successful people are telling you. It’s easy to think that you know best. But it usually doesn’t matter what product or service you got. The business aspect is the same.
  11. Track everything you do. Because then you can go back and replicate the process if it works. Take notes all the time.
  12. Interview your customers on a regular basis of what they need. Maybe you could add a new product or service to make your profits bigger and customers more happy?
  13. Be transparent. Things can go wrong, but be open and solution oriented about it and make your team work with you.
  14. Are your business scalable? What I mean about that is it possible for you to have 1000 customers more tomorrow? Can you handle it? Have a plan for growth and you will not have a problem with more customers and hiring people to do the work, even better if it can be automated with computers or robots.
  15. Break your business into 5 different parts. Improve them by 15% each. Like getting 15% more customers, convert 15% more leads, raise your price by 15%, you get it. If you do that with 5 parts of your business, you will have a 100% growth!
  16. Have fun! Don’t be too serious and laugh much. If you and your employees have fun, productivity will skyrocket and you will easy of the stress.
  17. Take vacations. This is the best test for any business to see if you can be away and still have the business running. Note down anything that goes wrong or something you got to fix while you are away. Then make processes for all the things to run without you, then you get more free time to think and improve the business when you are working.
  18. Don’t take your work home! This is important if you got a family. It will destroy it. Be done with everything that needs to be done before you go home. Write down a list of all the things you think about doing, that you have to do tomorrow, this will free your mind and you can focus 100% on the family.
  19. Get a great accountant and banker. This way you will have some people that are good with numbers and can help you when you need loans or need to save taxes. You never know, become friends with them.
  20. If you are tired of the business and its doing great. Try making it run without you or sell it to free up time, your mind and liquidate the asset you built. You deserve it by now!

So now you know how to become an entrepreneur, or the skeleton of it. All this bullet points have a lot behind them. You need to study each bullet point and get to know them, search them up, read, listen, attend seminars and practice the knowledge. A business is a process and entrepreneurship is a process.

What if you become an entrepreneur? What is your ultimate goal with it? To become your own boss, be a millionaire, billionaire or just to have more free time with the luxury of being financial independent? It’s important to set an end goal. Would you watch a football game if there was no ending time?

*Image from bruno-free: http://www.sxc.hu/photo/493668