Every entrepreneur and every business will hit this point.
Facing something that hits you like a punch to the heart.
It could be getting your websites indexed, go dark, invisible off the face of Google.
It could be seeing your Bing PPC quality scores drop to 1/10 for your keywords.
It could be Facebook suspending your Facebook Ads or Facebook profile (also cutting off access to your ads account).
Recently I was following developments in the Kindling forum, seeing a writer who had shut off most of her successful online business to focus on writing.
The sad reality is that the amount of effort is not always (more…)
So you’re an online jockey – with your own product or service or an affiliate marketer and your lifeblood rests in your Internet connection. When you’re away from the computer and don’t have access to email or Facebook for more than 24 hours, you start suffering from withdrawal symptoms.
Chances are you need you need your digital fix.
Here are some tools that can help boost your online business.
Free Images: Formerly known as sxc.hu (Stock Exchange Hungary), the site’s parent company Jupiter Images was acquired by Getty Images and rebranded as “Free Images”. The user experience is largely the same and even though I (more…)
A friend had his Dropbox cloud storage account hacked into a couple of weeks ago and lost a lot of data.
Depending on how actively you use the service, you might have:
- Marketing plans
- Financial accounts, business expenses
- Campaign data
- Business presentations
- Logins to various other online services like PayPal, affiliate network logins, business tools
So the idea that someone hacked into your (more…)
Note: This is a long-ish read, which may take 10 minutes to go through (but it’s worth it).
There is a saying by motivational speaker Zig Ziglar that goes “You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.”
For most of my 20-year career (most of it spent online, thought the same principles of relationship building and business building apply as much to virtual business as much as brick-and-mortar ones), I’ve focused on a couple of values:
- Say what you do when you teach, but more importantly do what you say.
- Understand the expectations of your students/customers, then go beyond it.
- Always aim to be better.
A mentor, who owned about 20 lifestyle brand stores in Singapore, explained the concept of (more…)
So, September 24 was the day, in the words of a Facebook friend, I unlocked an achievement and hit level 41.
I also unlocked a new achievement, gaining about 5 lbs over the course of a meal. Here’s the evidence.
This post should have been posted then, but stuff came up, writing was delayed, so this happened.
At the same time, I was thinking back on what I’ve been doing over the past 15+ years.
Back then I was 23, the year was 1997 when I started doing “Internet stuff”. My first gig was as a web team leader at one of Asia’s largest media companies.
It was also the same year that Yahoo! started.
Besides building a couple of content portals from scratch, I also updated hundreds of (more…)
Are you happy with everything you have right now?
If so, stop reading this and head elsewhere.
If not, read on.
The following steps will help if you want to be successful in business and/or your personal life:
- Having goals
- Having a way to reach those goals
- Reaching those goals
Sounds easy, doesn’t it? I guess most of us (more…)