November 2009

How to Test Your Online Product before It’s Even Made – Part 1: Making Sure a Market Exists

The purpose of this 3 or 4 post series is to save you time and money. I'll take you though the steps you can use to determine if your new idea or product that you want to create will be worth your time and effort. Which guy would you rather be? Jim, who spends a [...]

Shadows of Marketing: Are You Paying Attention?

When I was attending architecture school at Cal, I took a class called Environmental Design 11A: Intro To Drawing. It was four hours of class on Monday and Wednesday, and a meetup for an hour on Friday as well. The crazy part was that this didn't include the time that was needed to complete our [...]

I Give You Permission to Succeed

I Give You Permission to Succeed, By Pat Flynn You might be wondering to yourself, "Who are you, to give me permission to succeed?" "Who are you, to tell me when I can do things?" "Who are you, to grant me any kind of permission to do anything?" As soon as we begin to comprehend [...]

Are People Talking About You Online? Here’s What You Need to Know

Last night, I was watching an episode of the Tonight Show with Conan O' Brien with my wife. We often catch the beginning to laugh at his jokes and how he makes fun of himself and his goofy hair, but we rarely sit to watch the interviews. Seth Green, however, was the first guest, so [...]

Cold Selling Sucks—5 Ways to Build a Relationship with Your Traffic

"Hello, my name is Pat." "Hi Pat. Nice to meet you!" "Would you like to buy my eBook? It's only $29 dollars, and I promise it will tell you everything you need to know. Hello...HELLO?!" (insert obnoxious game show "incorrect answer" sound effect here) Cold selling, similar to "cold calling", is when someone tries to [...]

How to Get the Most Out of Your Custom Website or Blog Designer

Using a custom blog theme or website design is not necessary to succeed online. In fact, when I started doing business online, I used a free wordpress theme and was still able to generate a great income from both Adsense and selling information products. So, if you're worried about how much money it takes to [...]

Our Baby Shower! He’s Coming!!!

Every once and a while, I like to post something about me and my family here to keep you updated on what's been going on lately. Not only is it a nice break from a long string of hardcore blog posts about online marketing and blogging, but I just like to get personal and show [...]

Let’s Discuss: Which of These Books Do You Think Would Sell Better?

Yesterday, on my Facebook page, I had asked the following question: Which of these book titles do you think would sell better? "How to Be Happy With Your Dog", or "How to Stop Your Dog From Biting You"? And why? 26 interesting and intriguing comments later, I decided to write a blog post about it [...]

6,795,850,072 Reasons Why You Can Make a Successful Living Online

How much money would you need in a year to live a comfortable lifestyle, one where you know your bills will be paid, you'll have a roof over your head and there will be food on your plate, plus a little extra for fun?  $50,000? $75,000? Let's just say you need $100,000 a year, just [...]

THE Blogger’s Guide to Facebook

Note: If you landed on this post, please note that there is an updated post that has everything you need to know about the new TIMELINE Format for Facebook. Please click on this link to check out Timeline for Facebook Pages: The Complete Guide. Over the last month, I've been trying to figure out how [...]