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Do You Need College for Internet Marketing?


college for internet marketingAn interesting question that comes up in our field of online business is, should you go to college for internet marketing?

My short answer is ‘no’.

Let me explain.Continue reading

How to Deal With Tire Kickers and Conspiracy Theorists


How to Deal With Tire KickersIf you want to play in the internet marketing game for the long haul, you’re going to need to know how to deal with tire kickers.

They’re kinda like conspiracy theorists…they run with the mantra ‘The Truth is Out There…’

“The Kennedy Assassination was a cover-up!”

“9-11 was an inside job!”

“The government is gassing us with all those chemtrails!”

“Internet marketing is a scam!!!”Continue reading

“I Want to Start a Small Business But Have No Money”


I Want to Start a Small Business But Have No MoneyHere’s one I get…just about everyday…’I Want to Start a Small Business But Have No Money.’

*sigh* … because of this, I might have to do a weekly post and video on this very subject.

This is usually how it goes: They contact me on social media, they tell me they want to start a business online, and they’re ready to work hard.

Then I get the kicker:

“I don’t have any money for a business.”Continue reading

If It Were Easy Everyone Would Still Not Do It


If It Were EasyIt’s frankly funny to me when I hear the statement “Well…*adjust jeans over pot belly*… if it were easy everyone would do it!”

No they wouldn’t.

I can only speak for being an American when I say there’s so much damn opportunity that it’s ridiculous.

Over 35% of people in the United States are on some kind of federal or state assistance. Yes, there are SOME people that NEED IT.Continue reading

How to Establish Credibility in Your Business: 5 Musts


How to Establish Credibility in Your BusinessOne of the pillars of becoming successful online is learning how to establish credibility in your business.

Yet the problem I see frequently on social media is most are doing the opposite.

‘There’s a lot of money in porn’.

When I tell people I work online, sometimes I get this response. I’m sure there’s a lot of money in pornography but most people won’t get near it for obvious reasons: you have zero credibility going down that path.

It just takes a few key things to respected and credible online (and in the world)…Continue reading

Facebook Page Reach Decline: The Blessing in Disguise


Facebook Page Reach Decline: The Blessing in DisguiseWe’ve all heard moans, groans…and the whining and the bitching: ‘The Facebook Page Reach Decline has killed my page’!

It’s true. The reach on your Facebook Page has slowly declined to the point where it’s almost zero. In fact, I’ve heard numbers that suggest that Facebook’s average organic reach in 2017 is about 1% for pages on the social behemoth.

That means of all the people who ‘Liked’ your page, only 1 percent actually see your posts.

‘This is an injustice!!’ I hear you bark. ‘You’re making me pay to reach MY people’!Continue reading

Gary Vaynerchuk and The Wizard’s Simple Business Advice [Dot Com Minute]


Gary Vaynerchuk and The Wizard’s Simple Business AdviceMost of you are probably familiar with Gary Vaynerchuk. If not, you know by now what to do. Gary Vee (as he’s known) is a very successful business owner and a huge social media influencer. Gary grew up working for his Dad’s wine business and he then took it and turned it in to a multi-million dollar operation.Continue reading

Why Following Your Passion is a Recipe for Disaster


Why Following Your Passion is a Bad IdeaSo exactly why is following your passion a recipe for disaster?

First off, welcome to my relaunch of the Dot Com Minute, broadcast on Facebook Live.

I’m honored that you’re here…so thanks for stopping in.

[1:01] Before I get to today’s topic of ‘Following Your Passion’, let me give you MY vision on how these shows will go…as well as HOW and WHY I want YOU to be a part of the show.

[2:31] One of the great features of Facebook Live is the interactivity if offers between the broadcaster/host and you. However I’m going to do something different though. While I definitely want you to comment and ask questions, I’m NOT going to answer them during the show…and here’s why…Continue reading

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